Styled Shoot at The Farm

We recently received the opportunity to participate in a unique and fun photo shoot with Ivonne Carlton at The Farm at South Mountain! While a styled shoot complete with one single model and then a couple so two totally different yet gorgeous looks was going on there was also an open house which we were able to be at! It was such a fun environment and it was really a great team to work with so we were overjoyed when we received the photos and now can share them!

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The Team:
Venue – The Farm at South Mountain
Photography – Ivonne Carlton Photography
Event Coordination – Desert Gem Event Management
Design, Set-up, Coordination – Lace and a Barn Weddings and Design
Bridal (Couple) – A Dressy Occasion
Bridal (Solo Bride) – Uptown Bridal and Boutique
Hair: Babydoll Weddings
Makeup: Artistry by Azure
Menswear and Styling – Magro Clothing
Party Rentals – Event Rents
Flowers – The Flower Girl Events
Invitations and Stationary – Nora Belle Designs
Cake – Lesley’s Creative Cakes
Photobooth – The Fotobooth Bus

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{Real Bride Series} Meet Melissa!

Melissa and Jake recently got married on March 5th of this year! They had a intimate beautiful ceremony with one of the cutest little flower girls we have ever seen! The details set the mood for this spring wedding with the beautiful desert in the back ground. Read more below!

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{Real Bride Series} Meet Meagan!

Meagan and Matt were just married this year 01.16.16-565
in January and the first thing
we have to do when we receive
the pictures is post them on to the blog.
Their wedding had beautiful pops of color and
you can tell the rooms were filled with love. Read more below!

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Babydoll Weddings Beauty: You Deserve A Little Relaxation!

50b97abca0acc1f9be787d39e4f4f270Planning a wedding no matter if you are doing it yourself or have a planner to help, it is stressful. There are so many dates to remember and appointments to keep track of that it all can be a bit overwhelming. Yes, it will all be worth it when you exchange the “I do’s” but until then we have a great tip on how to relax and take a break from the craziness of life and planning a wedding and it is as simple as taking a soak in the tub.

We suggest doing this once a week but even once a month will make a world of difference. Fill your tub with the desired warmth of water that is most comfortable to you. Throw in a handful of Epsom salt, 10 drops of lavender essential oil and half a cup of baking soda and soak for 20 minutes. By adding this mixture into your bath and soaking for 20 minutes will help draw out toxins, helps lower your stress related hormones and helps balance PH levels. And a big plus, the lavender essential oil helps make your skin sound lovely. My favorite time to do this is right before bed. I’m relaxed and a little sleepy and lavender always helps me sleep well!

You’ll be more relaxed and hopefully energized the next day, ready to get more planning done and check those items off of your to-do list!

 

 

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Babydoll Weddings Beauty: When You Don’t Have Time For A Pedicure

Summer is officially here and we all know what that means; sun, sandals, pool days and vacation! All of which are reasons to get those feet in tip top summer shape. Some of us are religious with pedicures while others are not (I am not…). But I have found a way to keep my feet summer smooth in between pedicures. And yes it may sound like a weird combination of ingredients but it works!
976709f179de6c770eba84547d5e6c9aAll you need is 1 cup of Listerine; you can use any of the flavors but I prefer the blue. 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and 2 cups of “boiling” hot water. I prefer a temperature slightly below boiling, as long as it’s hot. Soak feet for about 20 minutes in the mixture. Which is the perfect amount of time to catch up n your favorite show, a good book or your social media! After the 20 minutes are up, rinse and all of the dead skin wipes right off. Perfect way to help those dry feet when you can’t squeeze a pedicure into your busy life!

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A Desert Wedding Of Our Dreams!

We had the great privilege of being a part of a styled shoot at the CopperWynd Resort thanks to Arizona Weddings. It is such a wonderful thing to work with such talented and kind individuals in the wedding industry. StepOnMe Photography captured all of these gorgeous shots with a stunning backdrop of the McDowell Mountains and with details of desert plants, gold and a lace gown to die for; needless to say it is a styled shoot bursting with inspiration for a desert wedding.

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Babydoll Beauty Secret: Helping You Keep Your Brows On Point!

One of my favorite recent beauty trends is the thick dark brows. I’ve always had more of thicker brd7731230190d0038ab08e4cd3f3dc849ow than other ladies (and when I was younger it was not on purpose) until I had that small stint of almost non-existent brows in college; which is a time that I am still trying to forget. But now I have fully embraced the dark thick brow and I love it; especially when there is a sharp arch and perfectly lined with the nose and eye. For the longest time I would just fill them in with out much thought but now, after learning this simple trick my brow game is strong; and your’s can be too!

First things first there are many different products that you can use to fill in your brows. There are powders, pencils, gel pots and pens. I prefer the gel pots because I feel like I henhanced-14181-1429129306-1ave more control over the sharpness and line than other products. Try out a few different ones until you find the one you like. Secondly, if you want more of a softer look go a shade lighter than your natural brow color. I personally go a shader darker than my natural brow color (I like the boldness of it). The next four steps are all about examining your brows on their natural point as well as determining the thickness you want them at. I have included a handy instruction list complete with diagrams to help guide you. I refer to this quite a bit when I am filling in my brows. It can be quite helpful!

Lastly, regular maintance of the brows is key to help keep their shape. W8b2973d82bbf8624a41e295d32e09867hether you prefer to trim and pluck or wax or all three, keeping up on the maintance will make it easier to fill in since your brows will already be shaped so all you need to do it fill in. For more tips and tricks of the trade ask your esthetician or a brow expert. They are full of great knowledge and helpful ways to always make sure your brows look on point!

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The Classic Look

Defining the bride classicSo now that you have the back story to the amazing photoshoot Babydoll Weddings did with Strut Bridal at Chateau Luxe I can now dive even deeper into the process, the looks and the creativity that we all put into this shoot. Since I feel that every look deserves their own this post will be all about one look and one stylist. And I don’t think everyone wants to read a 15 page post which is what would happen if all four looks were in one post.

7J5A4684We will start with the Classic look which was given to Micky. Of course as you all know before the shoot I created inspiration boards for the stylists to use to gain some idea what I wanted the outcome to be. Thanks to Pinterest and past brides I gathered pictures of what I felt looked like the classic bride. Of course when this was handed to Micky I made sure to tell her this is inspiration but please do what you feel will make your model, Megan, look like a classic bride.

With the help of Ashley from Strut Bridal we were able to pair the dresses to the looks prior to the shoot. Megan was wearing a stunning gown! A fitted champagne/ivory mermaid style gown with a ruffle bottom and lace details. It was so amazing and fit her perfectly! I have to say the ladies at Strut Bridal rock at fitting girls and dresses!

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And then comes Micky with all of her talents and experience and turned Megan into exactly what I expected a classic bride to look like! She used a dark red lipstick which made the ivory color of the dress pop! And then Micky pulled her hair back in a gorgeous bun and completed the look with the two details that screams classic bride to me; the veil and the pearls.  Absolutely in love! I am not talented in hair and makeup so being able to see an image you have created in your imagination come to life and be everything you wanted it to be a more; it’s a great feeling!

I’m sure I mentioned how excited I was to be able to book this shoot at Chateau Luxe and if not, I was very N44A8952-Editexcited to be able to have this shoot there. With the glamorous chandelier when you first walk in, the beautiful and unique rooms and all of that wonderful furniture and decor that fills the halls; it seemed like the perfect fit for this shoot! It was such a success and I’m so excited to continue sharing photos and experiences from the other stylists and models from this shoot!

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