Paige & Kyle's Wedding

I often find that when I get home from a day of doing makeup for one of my wonderful brides and her wedding party, it's like "where did the day go?" It's a whirlwind to say the least. Here's how it tends to happen:

  • Wake up.
  • Double check kit, make sure I have everything I need.
  • Plug my destination into my phone for accurate, current directions.
  • Pull up reference photos and breakdown of my bride's look on the iPad.
  • Triple check kit (and still forget something as silly as tissue, always).
  • Hit the road, usually grabbing a coffee along the way.
  • Sing in the car, thinking how lucky I am to do this for a living.
  • Arrive, figure out where to park.
  • Walk in to the lobby, guesthouse, grandma's living room, or wherever the bride and her gals are getting ready.
  • Set up my station while chatting with everyone.
  • Marvel at the sheer joy and excitement that fills the room, every. single. time.
  • Look at my timeline to see who is first, and start the first makeup.
  • Everything after this is a complete blur! No kidding! All of a sudden, the bride's dressed and everyone is rushing out the door. And I'm back in my car driving home.

Sometimes I get to see photos of the big day and my beautiful clients. Sometimes I don't. And sometimes, just sometimes, I am lucky enough to witness the magic of my clients wedding day, as seen through the eyes of other creative & talented vendors.

I could write about Paige & Kyle. Or I could just show you. I've actually had this post in draft form for over a month now, but I've been gone. So on the heels of this event being featured on Green Wedding Shoes, I figured it was time to finally share. Studio Castillero of San Diego, CA captured this day at Condor's Nest Ranch in Pala, CA. There's a saying that every picture tells a story... so as if their still images weren't enough to tell this story, Crafthouse Productions of New York City created a beautiful film to capture their day in all its glory. I have no qualms about telling you that these made my eyes a little misty. And it reminded me that even though working through a whirlwind of a wedding day can seem like a blur, it's really important to stop and take it all in. I am so lucky to be a part of such a beautiful day in my clients lives.

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Please visit Studio Castillero's blog and the Green Wedding Shoes feature to see even more photos of this magical day, and more information about Crafthouse Productions can be found here.