Elizabeth + Dewie | McCrary House in Asheboro, NC

I love when you come across a couple so in love that it is truly like a fairy tale come to life! Providing makeup services for Elizabeth was such a treat. Elizabeth’s family actually live in the McCrary House which is the perfect setting for a whimsical wooded wedding. This specific weekend happened to be the same weekend that Asheboro was hosting their town festival! This was the perfect backdrop for a Ferris wheel photo-op. Elizabeth wanted to emphasize her lashes all while keeping a soft bridal glow in her complexion. We opted to use a soft pale lip and keeping her features emphasized but no over-done. Congratulations to Elizabeth + Dewie!

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Traci Arney Photography // COORDINATOR: Tailored Occasions Event Planning and Design //VENUE: Family Home //GOWN: Hayden Olivia Bridal //CEREMONY MUSICIANS: Corda Entertainment //FLORIST: Sedgefield Florist //CATERING: Above and Beyond //BAKER: Sweetbuns Bakery //RENTAL COMPANY: Triad Event Rentals //STATIONER: B. Designs //RECEPTION MUSICIANS: Patrick Rock & Band //VIDEOGRAPHER: Brett Mullen

Real MYD Wedding: Carla & Kevin | Charleston, SC


At Makeup for Your Day we love to travel! So, when one of our brides says she is planning to get married in one of our favorite cities of all time we jump at the opportunity!

We all know Charleston, SC as one of the premiere destination wedding sites of the South, and Carla and Kevin’s wedding proves exactly why. The combination of a beautiful beach, amazing architecture, and of course the abundance of culture makes the perfect backdrop to your perfect day!






For this bride the opportunity to walk with her father down this picturesque dock on her way to her groom made for amazing memories captured by her photographer, and cherished by husband and wife forever.Charleston-Wedding-20


Their intimate ceremony was followed by the quintessential romantic carriage ride through  the streets of Charleston.

Carla’s wedding day style is classic and chic. Going with a glamorous soft makeup look paired with soft curls makes Carla the perfect example of a Southern bride.

Popular with today’s bride is the half up half down style. It allows for elegance and romance, sophistication and comfort, and for Carla works amazing with the dimension in her hair and the neckline of her dress.

It’s important when choosing your look for any occasion to take into account your face shape and bone structure. When adding volume to your crown it creates height and elongates rounder face shapes, whereas adding width to the sides helps to create focus on cheek bones and widen more oval face shapes. Carla’s soft look has created a balance of width and height accentuating her features and drawing attention to the off-shoulder silhouette of her dress and features her decolletage.


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Even with all this style talk this couple really knows how to let their hair down! Their reception was held at Fish, one of Charleston’s top seafood restaurants located in a historic 1830’s home. Talk about history!

To Carla and Kevin, congratulations from the Makeup for Your Day crew, thank you for showing us how romantic a destination wedding, especially in Charleston can be.



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Cooking up Something New! Hint #3


Howdy Y’all! Makeup for Your Day is cooking up your third hint for our big announcement on Friday! We love North Carolina barbecue but we may have developed a taste for another style! Have you figured out what our announcement will be? As always, follow along on #mydbeauty and keep the guesses coming!

Hint #2 for Fridays Announcement!


We’ve been inspired to update our studios’ playlist to something a little more new. Here’s our second hint for our big announcement on Friday! Any ideas as to what it could be? Follow us on social media with #mydbeauty and tag us with your best guess!


Dolly Parton3Here at Makeup for your Day we LOVE big hair! That is why for our announcement on Friday we have to go BIG! Any ideas what we will be announcing? Follow along on #mydbeauty on our instagram and facebook pages. Comment below with your best guesses!

St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

We’ve got two looks to inspire you today whether you are going downtown or just having some green cupcakes at work. These two looks should help to keep you from getting pinched!

Our talented artist, Valentina face charted this look and it is perfect for work or a daytime event. Who doesn’t love a good green eyeliner?

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I love how the different green hues transition into each other! This look is actually easier to achieve than you might think. To create the ombre wing effect I simply used an angled brush that I sprayed with a spritz of water to intensify the green pigment. I laid the light color down first and then slightly overlapped with the darker green to create a transition effect. I then added an even darker color green just on the wing to create  a small amount of depth. Top it off with your favorite mascara and you are ready to go!


The next look Valentina created is a sultry green and gold look. This would look amazing for an evening out!


This look has a lot of layers. I first started with a “transition shade” that was slightly darker than my skintone throughout the crease. I then packed in some of the darker pigment do the outer corner of my lid. I then patted on the matte green shade on my lid, then popped some gold shimmer pigment on top! I finished the look with a bold black liner. For a more intense look you could pop some of the green pigment on your lower lash line as well. Top this with your favorite set of falsies and enjoy some green beverages!


Leave us a comment with your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration plans or traditions!

Bridal Show Month: The Cookery

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Kast

February is Bridal Show Month for Makeup for Your Day! Our final bridal show for February was back in Durham at The Cookery! This venue is also historic and has a very unique and urban feel to it.

Megan and I at the Cookery!

This event had a live band and the guests were encouraged to visit every vendor for a chance to enter a raffle!

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Kast

Guests could enjoy live music, a full bar and some yummy flatbread options from Donovan’s Dish.

Tre Bella once again provided a beautiful setting for our booth
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Megan and I had so much fun chatting with brides and their fiances about their upcoming wedding plans! We met guests who were just recently engaged and some that were just putting the finishing touches on their events.

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Kast

Bridal shows are a great way to get to chat with vendors and see venues fully decorated. If you find yourself at a bridal show in the future, please make sure you stop by and chat with us! My favorite part of it all is meeting couples and sharing in the excitement of planning a wedding and getting to know them.

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Kast


That wraps up our bridal shows before we enter this 2016 wedding season. We’ve got a lot of work to do catching up with all the brides we met at the shows this season! See you at the next show!

Bridal Show Month: The Wed Tour

February is Bridal Show Month and I am documenting all of the shows Makeup for Your Day attended! This time we were on The Wed Tour of Raleigh.

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This was a fun event because guests took a trolley between several different venues where different vendors were set up.

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Makeup for Your Day was set up at the Merrimon Wynne! This is one of my favorite venues in Raleigh just because the bridal suite is so gorgeous!


I was in love with the paper crane display cascading from the center of the house! The entire Merrimon Wynne was glammed out with splashes of navy, gold and fuschia.

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I spy our spread in Trendy Bride magazine which was shot at the Merrimon Wynne!

This was a very intimate event with only a handful of vendors at each venue. We had the honor of sharing space with vendors like Perry Vaile, Donovan’s Dish, Erin McLean Events and Bunn DJ company!

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I will continue to document the bridal shows we attended in February on the blog! Catch us tomorrow to see where Megan and I ended up next!




Bridal Show Month: Museum of Life and Science

February is Bridal Show Month at Makeup for Your Day and I will be documenting all of the shows we went to! Megan and I were back in Durham again for a bridal show at the Museum of Life and Science.


I think that this venue brought out the inner child in me. We were set up in the weather room and I don’t know how many vendors can say they could chat with brides next to a tornado!

The museum set up this gorgeous alter.

Our models for this event were actually employees at the museum and were such a treat to chat with. They talked about how great it was to work for the museum!

Hair and Makeup by Makeup for Your Day

There was live music, food trucks and live animals, all of which could be brought out at an event. I met a lizard and a snake at the bridal show! How cool is that!?


Monica, an employee of the museum, played the role of the “bride” perfectly!

I also got to try some honey lavender ice cream from The Parlour ice cream bus! It was so delicious! Also, who doesn’t love running up to the ice cream truck for a sweet treat!

Our “bridesmaid” model with her date! Hair and Makeup by Makeup for Your Day.

Megan and I got to chat with some great brides who had come to the museum. Some were already planning on having their wedding there, others were getting a feel for the place. I am sure after this fun night, the choice would be easy!

Jessica Arden Photography Booth

Our booth was located next to Jessica of Jessica Arden Photography! She’s a good friend of Makeup for Your Day and a very talented photographer from Durham!

I will continue to document the bridal shows we attended this February on the blog! Catch up with us tomorrow to see where we will go next!


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