Lauren + Mark | Matthews House in Cary, NC

Lauren and Mark tied the knot at the beautiful Matthews House in Cary, North Carolina.  Their sweet loved was captured beautifully by Nancy Ray Photography.  We loved working with Lauren and hope you enjoy these beautiful images that celebrate sweet love!

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Venue: The Matthews House
Photographer: Nancy Ray Photography
Officiant: Candy Snively
Cake Artist & Caterer: The Matthews House
Florist: Brides and Bouquets
Event Coordinator: The Matthews House
Reception DJ: Touch of Class DJ’s
Hair & Makeup Artist: Makeup for Your Day
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Save the Dates: Minted 
Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet at David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew
Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Badgley Mischka 

For more of our gorgeous brides and bridal parties, check back here regularly and visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for more inspiration! We’d love to hear your thoughts.


The MYD Beauty Team

Inspiration: 15 Bohemian Wedding Updos

Summer is the perfect time to let your inner hippie out and rock a perfectly imperfect bohemian updo. You wont reach for the smoothing serums for any of these looks. They are defined by their organic, “messy” style that often incorporate braids or natural textures. Best worn on second-day hair or with a texture spray to give the hair a little natural grit. Let us know in the comments below which style is your favorite!


Textured curls with flyaway pieces are essential for a boho look


Let pieces fall out. Nothing should look too perfect



Combine different braiding patterns to create depth and texture



Add a flower crown for instant bohemian style



Braid. Everything.



Keep texture organic and earthy



Add Real Flowers to keep things soft and romantic



Keep cool by braiding away from your face if you are the type that will feel the need to touch your hair



Let it all hang out. Keep it low and loose.



Boho twist on a classic chignon by keeping the hair textured and piecey 



Tendrils aren’t just for face framing! Let them cascade down the back too



Sneak a braid into the bun to create a unique texture



Let the braid be the accessory



Organic movement throughout the updo is key to keeping the style bohemian



Keep it wispy


**Kelsi is an MYD Beauty Resident Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for hair cuts, hair color, hair extensions, airbrush makeup, beauty lessons, special FX makeup, waxing, hair styling lessons, hair blowouts, as well as temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Kelsi (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Kelsi, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

Inspiration: NCMA Bridal Portraits

We love unique venues like the North Carolina Museum of Art located in Raleigh, NC. There are so many interesting sculptures and art pieces on the grounds of the museum. Gabi was such a delight to work with for her bridal portraits on this gorgeous North Carolina day. Let us know in the comments below what your favorite spot at the museum is!


Photography: Fancy This Photography// Dress Provided by: New York Bride & Groom// Designer: Essense of Australia //Florals: The English Garden// Hair & Makeup: Makeup for Your Day//Venue: NCMA



Honoring Lost Loved Ones at Your Wedding

In observance of Memorial Day, Makeup for Your Day would like to not only extend our condolences for those loved ones that you’ve lost but also share some beautiful ideas that we’ve seen brides and families implement at their weddings to honor a deceased family member and/or serviceman or servicewoman.

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Photo by: Casey Rose

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Photo By: Cyn Kain Photography

A great way to show your support is to wear a small memento of your lost loved one. This can be as small as your grandmother’s wedding earrings to something larger like your grandfather’s tie. These small additions are great conversation pieces to get people speaking about them and to show you care.

In writing…

Photo By: Mollie Tobias Photography

A small notation in a program or their name on a seat marker are all great ways to show, in writing, that you are including those who have passed. Carrying a small handwritten note within your bouquet or in your dress is another great way to honor them with the power of the written word.

A little light…


A candle is a great way to symbolize the passed individual. This candle can remain lit through your wedding or you can dedicate a small portion of the ceremony to lighting the candle followed by a moment of silence.


Photo by: Brian Mullins Photography
Photo by: Vesic Photography

Here at Makeup for Your Day we would love to thank all the brave men and women for their sacrifices to this country. Please tag a member of the military who you would like to honor.

3…2…1… Nashville!

Hi MYD fans! Caroline Lucas here, reporting from Nashville, TN. I know you have been waiting on pins and needles wondering what we would be revealing this week and here it finally is! Makeup for Your Day is expanding to Music City!

Photo published in Southern Weddings Magazine with image courtesy KT Merry. Hair, Makeup and Styling by MYD.

Starting in Raleigh, NC and traveling all over for destination weddings we felt like it was time to branch out and explore new territory, and what better fit for our artists than the city that is known for its talent?

At Makeup for Your Day we are always looking for new inspiration, and even though I have only been living in Nashville for a short period, let me tell you, this city is full of it! From festivals and concerts, river views to mountain tops, not to mention all the great food, and growing neighborhoods – Nashville has it all.

So lucky me… I got the opportunity to use this Nashville launch post as an excuse to play tourist in my own city! Come along with me as we scratch the tip of the iceberg on this fun-filled city.



Like most things, to get started, first we need COFFEE! Okay so this might not count as a tourist moment… but can you blame a girl?

Barista Parlor is located in one of my favorite neighborhoods known as East Nashville. A little hip, trendy, and up and coming East Nashville is the place to find awesome food, craft cocktails, and off the charts coffee.

This, my friends, is a whiskey caramel latte and get a load of the DOUGHNUTS! One of each please!….*someone rolls me to my car.  Looking at this all I can think is, “Where can I find a lipstick the shade of that pink glaze”? Talk about the perfect “subtle with a pop” color!  That, my friends, is on our #mydbeauty to-do list!

Alright, alright, now that we’re nice and awake let’s keep it moving. Next stop… The Grand Ole Opry! This place is enormous. It was a beautiful day and good thing because you could walk for days and not experience this whole space.

My brain kept heading straight to all the amazing event spaces. The bridal photo opportunities were endless, and every where you turned was another great piece of Tennessee history. I cannot wait for this to be a regular spot for us. Seeing our artistry on a beautiful Opry bride seems like a dream come true!

Of course, the trip wouldn’t be complete without heading out to Broadway…Nashville’s self-proclaimed “Honky Tonk Highway.” Downtown Nashville is always on. Walking down the street you can hear the talent streaming out of the famous bars like, Robert’s and Tootsies.


At Makeup for Your Day, we are known for all the work we do with our amazing brides, but we also do a lot with commercial shoots and head shots, and in a city like Nashville I have a feeling that is going to keep us pretty busy.

Doing hair and makeup meant for lights and stage can be a whole different animal – which is why we make sure to train all our artists and hair stylists on the varying components for each situation. We also make sure that we carry the best products for every situation.

Unlike a lot of people who migrate to Music City, I’m not looking to have my name put up in lights… but I sure am looking forward to seeing the names and faces of our clients up there!

So this concludes the first leg of our Nashville tour. But don’t you worry, there is a lot more where this came from. Our blog, Instagram, and Facebook are going to be filled with bridal inspiration, hair and makeup trends, and our travels from Nashville, Raleigh, the beautiful NC Crystal Coast and Outer Banks, and destinations worldwide! So stay tuned and keep an eye out on all the exciting things Makeup for Your Day will be up to.

We’d love your support in our new endeavor! If you have friends, family or colleagues in the Nashville or surrounding areas that you feel would love our luxury services, please pass our info along and make sure they let us know who sent them! And if there is something you would like to see or a place in Nashville that you find inspiration please leave a comment below. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Thanks again, and we will see you soon!


Caroline and the MYD Beauty Team!


Makeup for your Day is now proudly serving Nashville and surrounding areas! For more information on services check out our website at

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
Photo Courtesy of Krystal Kast 

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!


Bridal Show Month: The Rickhouse

February is Bridal Show Month at Makeup for Your Day and I will be documenting all of the shows we attended! We were invited to be a vendor at The Rickhouse in Durham. This show was fun because it was on Valentine’s day, so it seemed extra romantic.


I really like this venue because it carries so much charm and history. We had a great view of the brewery! Megan and I came out for this show and we got to chat with some great vendors and meet some of the fun brides-to-be! 


We had our flowers provided for this show by Tre Bella and they were so gorgeous! I love the way they looked next to the brick background.

Tre Bella’s Display at the Bridal Show

We had a great view of the big dance floor that The Rickhouse has. I feel like Durham brings out the unique creativity in people! At this event I got to meet Riley Mclean and see his tin types! What a cool way to take a portrait!

I will be documenting the rest of our February bridal shows this week! Tune in tomorrow to see where we went next!



Instagram Beauties!

We have the pleasure of working with so much talent on a daily basis.  There is a constant source of inspiration amongst our diverse group of hair stylists and makeup artists.  You can see our regular updates on hair and makeup that we’re creating through our Instagram and Facebook pages but we thought we’d post some of our work from the second half of 2014 here…you know, for “Pinspiration“, too!  Please let us know your thoughts on your favorites.  Our team loves all the feedback!

Enjoy! XO,

Jen B.

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