I arrived to a very calm and surprisingly quite house the morning of July 24,2010 or now known as Sarah and Will's Wedding Day. The girls Sarah, Jamie, Jess and Julie were just finishing up their breakfast, trying to figure out what last minute touches needed to be done outside. Sarah's parents hosted the entire wedding right in their beautiful backyard in Port Alberni. Looking out to the left were white chairs with purple ribbons lined for the ceremony and to the right were white tents and tables for the reception. The center pieces local wild flowers filled the living area giving off a soft floral scent. For having the house as ground zero it was hard to believe that it could be that tranquil.
Makeup started with mom Patti who was a skeptic at first never having her makeup done before and being a last minute addition.. I promised her that it would be the best version of her. It was soft browns and creams, light foundation and powders and a final pop with false lashes. In the end it seems that thumbs up were flying around the room.. I continued on with Julie a good friend, and sisters Jamie and Jess.
Lots of liner with hues of mauve, pearly pinks and champagnes, glowing contoured skin and Viva Glams V&VI were the days theme.
When it finally came Sarah's time the house had begun to stir with the arrival of the boys (Will waiting outside of course) Sarah needed her last minutes quite before getting into her dress and seeing her husband to be, so it became my job to return the calm.. Lisa and Sarah had a good laugh at my amazing skill as a bouncer.. But as a makeup artist I find it very important to have the stillness required for perfect lining and definition.
~Sarah you are one breathtaking bride.. May you and Will have a life time of happiness!
~~A special thanks to my talented friend Lisa Gratton (Ophelia Photography) for use of her incredible captures.