Ellen and Mike: Effortless & Sophisticated City Glam!

This weekend I had the pleasure of working with an amazing group of women - including an amazing bride, Ellen, as they prepared for her wedding celebration.  Ellen wore a gorgeous crisp white, silk, curve-hugging gown that was only accentuated by the striking navy dresses of her attendants. With a mix of swept-up locks and polished Hollywood-wave down-dos, each woman had the opportunity to look individual. Overall, these individual looks created a feeling of sophistication and natural glam. The bride was elegant and radiant - perfect for the ceremony and reception at Chicago's lovely Ivy Room. Ooh-la-la! I snapped a few quick photos before wrapping up so that I could share some of my favorite looks with you here! 

The bride, Ellen, with some of her bridesmaids - just as the preparation was finishing. Time to get dressed!

The bride, Ellen, with some of her bridesmaids - just as the preparation was finishing. Time to get dressed!

 

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The Bridal Makeup: 

Eyes: contour - MAC eyeshadow in Wedge and Cork, lid - MAC eyeshadow in Satin Taupe (one of my absolute favorite single eye colors...a shimmering violet gray), corners and lower lash line - MAC eyeshadow in Carbon and Wedge. Mascara is NYX Doll Eyes in Waterproof.

Skin: prepped with Urban Decay's All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray and Arbonne Makeup Primer, Belloccio Airbrush Foundation, MAC Select Cover Concealer. Highlighted with MAC's gorgeous StereoRose and Soft & Gentle. Bronzed and Sculpted with MaryKay Bronzing Powder in Light-Medium. Cheeks are a bright mix of MAC Melba and Pinch O' Peach blushers. Finished with NYX HD Photogenic Translucent Finishing Powder. 

Lips: MAC Boldy Bare pencil,  NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul. 

What do you think of the look?!

 

Maid of Honor in a defined eye with fresh, glowy skin. 

Maid of Honor in a defined eye with fresh, glowy skin. 

A pop of color with a bright pink lip and soft smokey eyes for this bridesmaid beauty:)

A pop of color with a bright pink lip and soft smokey eyes for this bridesmaid beauty:)

The bride gifted these amazing floral robes to each of her ladies - not only perfect for lounging, but also perfect for behind-the-scenes, wedding prep photos!

The bride gifted these amazing floral robes to each of her ladies - not only perfect for lounging, but also perfect for behind-the-scenes, wedding prep photos!

I loved being able to witness such a great group of friends get together for such a special occasion - thank you ladies for such a great day! Cheers to the Newlyweds! 💕

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