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.