Real MYD Wedding in Angier, NC: Lisa + Wes

We are excited to feature Lisa and Wes’s wedding today at Barclay Villa in Angier, NC!  Lisa was so sweet and composed in every meeting and we just thoroughly enjoyed her calm demeanor.  We’d love to hear how much you love her textured updo and bright, clean bridal makeup!

Please enjoy these beautiful photos from the talented Catherine Ann Photography!

Please leave some love for Jen B and Maria who did hair and makeup for the bride and bridal party in the comments section below or on our Facebook page and Twitter!

Real MYD Raleigh Wedding: Katie + Nick

Our bride, Katie, was just beaming her whole wedding day!  She was such a pleasure to work with and we love her half up, half down hair style and clean, natural makeup that she chose while working with our talented mua/stylist Kristin.  We wish Katie + Nick the very best and look forward to working with Katie again in the future!

We hope you have enjoyed these images from A.J. Dunlap Photography and don’t forget to let us know your thoughts and leave some love for Kristin here in the comments or on our Facebook page and Twitter!

Inspiration Shoot at Bakery 105 in Wilmington, NC

We were thrilled to be asked to collaborate on an inspiration shoot at a brand new venue, Bakery 105, in downtown Wilmington, NC.  We are so pleased with the gorgeous images from Blueberry Creative!  Please let us know what you think of the beautiful hair and makeup by our talented artists/stylists, Jen H and Paula!


Be sure to check out this new venue and some of Wilmington’s best vendors at Courtyards & Cobblestones on January 18th. 

To see the film to accompany the photo shoot, head over to Blueberry Creative’s blog!  And don’t forget to leave us some love on our Facebook page and Twitter.

Biltmore Estate Wedding in Asheville, NC

We hope you enjoyed the sneak peak at some Heather Payne Photography’s photos from our styled wedding shoot at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC yesterday!  We couldn’t wait for you to see more of these swoon-worthy images.  Please take it all in and then leave us and all vendors involved some love below!


Photography: Heather Payne Photography

Venue: Biltmore Estate

Flowers & Set Styling: Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers

Custom Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Abany Bauer of Brown Linen Design

Dress: Badgley Mischka from TreBella Bridal

Suit: Bernard’s Formal Wear

Hair/Makeup: Jennifer Buenviaje for Makeup for Your Day (MYD)

Fragrance: Lollia, “At Last” from Take Heart Boutique

Table Linen: West Elm

Tapestry: Urban Outfitters

Necklace: Ann Taylor

China: Miss Match Rentals

Food & Food Styling: Megan Forbes of Goldmine Journal

We’d love to hear your feedback on this feature in Sweet Violet Bride and styled shoot at Biltmore!  Please leave some love for Jen B who did hair and makeup for the bride as well as the other talented vendors in the comments box below or on our Facebook page and Twitter!

Sweet Violet Bride Editorial Feature for MYD

Once in a while our breath is literally taken away by images that photographers get back to us featuring our work.  As you can imagine, this is an awesome feeling and gives us much pride in the work we do.  We were fortunate enough to meet and collaborate with Heather Payne on a styled shoot set against a Biltmore backdrop.  We were so impressed with the vendors that came together for this outdoor shoot as well as Heather because she shoots everything in FILM.  Of course, that means things could go amazingly great (because she’d have to be THAT good) or less than favorable because we’d only get one shot at pulling it all off.

After you see the images below and the spread in Sweet Violet Bride that was featured in this month’s edition of their magazine, we’re sure you’ll agree with us that Heather definitely pulled it off and gave us more than we could have asked for with this breathtaking styled garden shoot!  Stay tuned for more images from the shoot tomorrow, too!  Enjoy!

You can order your copy of Sweet Violet Bride here!
Please enjoy more stunning images by Heather Payne Photography on our blog tomorrow!

Photography: Heather Payne Photography

Venue: Biltmore Estate

Flowers & Set Styling: Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers

Custom Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Abany Bauer of Brown Linen Design

Dress: Badgley Mischka from TreBella Bridal

Suit: Bernard’s Formal Wear

Hair/Makeup: Jennifer Buenviaje for Makeup for Your Day (MYD)

Fragrance: Lollia, “At Last” from Take Heart Boutique

Table Linen: West Elm

Tapestry: Urban Outfitters

Necklace: Ann Taylor

China: Miss Match Rentals

Food & Food Styling: Megan Forbes of Goldmine Journal

Real MYD Chapel Hill Wedding – Kelsey + Charlie

Kelsey was an absolute joy to work with!  From the very beginning we enjoyed having her come in for her bridal portraits and sessions leading up to the wedding day.  It was very obvious that her wedding at the Carolina Club in Chapel Hill was going to be full of laughter and love.  We wish Kelsey and Charlie all the best and cannot wait to see what the future holds for this lovely couple!

Kelsey’s laugh is infectious and kept her whole bridal party in a great mood all morning while getting ready.  Don’t you just love that red lip?!  Jen B had so much fun creating this smokey eye and bold lip combo for Kelsey’s big day.
Kelsey’s bridesmaids were stunning with their red bouquets and loose, textured updos.  Hair styling was provided by Jen H and Kristin.

Jen H did a beautiful job on Kelsey’s low, modern chignon.

Stunning exit for a stunning bride!  Leave us some love and your thoughts on Kelsey’s big day here in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter.  What did you think of her red lip and chignon? 
*All photos courtesy Perry Vaile Photography and Planning and Event Coordination provided by A Southern Soiree

MYD Real Indian Wedding: Ketu + Hao

Ketu and Hao were wed in an Indian ceremony at Goels Plaza Banquet & Conference Center.  We love all the vibrant colors used and adore Ketu’s saris that she wore both for the ceremony and reception.  We wish Ketu and Hao all the best!

Our hair stylist and makeup artist, Kerri, had a wonderful time working with Ketu.  What do you think of her beautiful, natural airbrush makeup and hair down?  Let us know your thoughts and leave Kerri some love here in the comments section or find us online on our Facebook page or Twitter!

Photos courtesy IWP Photography.

Hillary’s Maternity Session

One of our very favorite things is having our past brides come back to us for maternity photos.  We love getting to work with them again and this time for the next most important day in their lives.

Our bride, Hillary, was absolutely stunning on her wedding day.  We thought she couldn’t get any more beautiful…until we saw her while expecting!  Jen B kept the makeup to a minimum for the maternity photos just highlighting Hillary’s natural beauty and (of course) getting her camera-ready with airbrush makeup.  We also wanted the hair down like Hillary normally wears it so she would still look like “her” in the photos.  Take a look at these gorgeous photos by the ever-talented Dara Blakeley Photography.  You’re sure to swoon (and wish you looked like Hillary this far along)!

To see more of Hillary’s maternity session, check out our album on Facebook!  Let us know your thoughts about these gorgeous pictures and her hair and makeup.

Boost Shine for Your Hair This Winter

Has the cold weather setting in finally got you feeling a little lack luster in the hair department?  We wrote about How to Prevent Your Hair Color from Fading back in August but this is different.  We’re not talking about changing your color for the winter…we mean boosting SHINE.  There are so many products on the market today that promise to boost shine but here are some of our favorites.

Alterna Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist: This shine mist makes claims that it “polishes any hair type with sheer mirror-like shine” and we feel it does just that.  It’s not heavy or greasy, is produced by an eco-friendly brand and smells good, too.  This is a great addition to your morning routine after styling.  Just spritz a few pumps all over the head and voila! shine all day.

Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray: We have been big fans of Oribe hair products since the introduction of his Gold Pomade.  This shine spray boasts argan oil and lemongrass properties that not only enhance color and highlights but also helps to tame flyaways.  It doesn’t hurt that it won the Allure Best of Beauty, as well.  Oribe applies the shine spray to a brush first and then brushes through the hair.  He also says you can finish by spraying directly on the hair if you want ultimate luster.

Organix Weightless Hydrating Oil Mist: With our love of coconut oil for the face and body why not add it to our hair regime, right?  This is a great drug store brand that nourishes and hydrates the hair while adding shine simultaneously.  At roughly only $7 a bottle it’s a great addition that won’t break the bank.  Use sparingly, though as it can be a little heavy if applied all over hair that isn’t really dry.

Fekkai Glossing Cream: A favorite of Jen B’s for many years is Fekkai’s Glossing Cream.  You can apply it to damp hair before blow drying to combat frizziness or use a small pea size through the ends of hair after drying to tame hair and add shine.  This cream has a Shine-Release Complex that renews hair’s shine all throughout the day.  The olive oil spheres make this cream super silky and give the hair a really soft finish.

Salon Glossing Treatment: Finally, one of our favorite treatments for full blown shine that lasts for a few weeks is a salon glossing treatment such as Redken’s EQ Clear Gloss.  Their EQ line comes with glossing treatments in color or clear but we love the clear because it enhances the shine of your hair without compromising your natural hair color or salon highlights.  In fact, we like to get glossing treatments in between color appointments to extend the life of our color, add back shine and (obviously) get a full salon blowout in the process!

Have you tried any shine sprays or glossing treatments that you love?  We’d like to hear about (and try) them!  Please leave us your comments below or tell us on Facebook and Twitter.

MYD Bride Jessica’s Beautiful Wedding Day Look

It was such a pleasure to be a part of Jason and Jessica’s special day! Makeup up For Your Day had three talented members of our team there to help the ladies get ready. Jennifer B was there to apply beautiful, flawless airbrush makeup and Kathy and Kerri were there to do gorgeous hairstyles for all of the ladies.

Beautiful bride Jessica and eight of the bridal party and mothers got ready at The Washington Duke Inn. From there, Tia from Erin McLean Events, coordinated the travel to The Duke Chapel for an amazing ceremony – and then they were on to The Fearrington for an incredible reception.

Weddings are the best day of a bride and groom’s life, and they are also long! Even though the day is long, the bride and groom still wish it would last forever. The same goes for your hair and makeup! You want your hair and makeup to last through the tears, the toasts, the dancing and everything else. This is why we absolutely love airbrush makeup and always suggest it to our brides.  

Airbrush makeup will not fade, transfer or smudge throughout the day. It is waterproof, sweatproof and looks completely natural. Jessica looked beautiful from the start of the day until the end of the day. She was such a gorgeous bride! Thank you to Jessica and Jason for letting us be a part of your special day!

Have you ever tried, or thought of trying airbrush makeup? Let us know in the comments box below! To see more brides with beautiful airbrush makeup, check out our Facebook page!

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