{Real Bride Series} Meet Meagan!

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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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Rustic Meets Romantic in this Styled Shoot!

As some of you may know the past three months for Babydoll Weddings has been quite hectic. With weddings, events and photoshoots; we’ve barely had time to breathe. Now we’ve been able to sit back, take a breath and dig into all of the newest issues of the magazines, look at all of the submitted wedding photos and the all of the gorgeous shots from the photo shoots. We have chosen our favorite shots from the photoshoot we were able to participate in for AZ Finest Weddings magazine at The Carefree Resort and we are so excited to share them with you!

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Shots filled with deep oranges and soft pinks set against a beautiful backdrop of cacti and desert scenery made for a dreamy desert wedding. Delicate lace sleeves on a floor length gown and details of pearls and twine really made this styled shoot a mix of desert and romance. It was so hard to pick our favorites! Read more below and be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine today!

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Highlights from the Phoenix Bridal Show

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Everyone here at Babydoll Weddings loves October, with the cooler weather to sweaters and boots to pumpkin spice everything. But there is one special day we love the most and that is the Phoenix Bridal Show! We all had a blast and we met so many fantastic brides to be, it was a whirlwind of a day! We had a great Instagram contest, plenty of pink and some of us were wearing tutus! For the full look at everything head on over our Facebook or Instagram!

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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: DIY Exfoliator

In keeping with our theme this month of fighting and preventing dry flaky skin, Amanda has a fantastic tip for us! And it’s perfect for those who love DIY beauty! So, we can all be honest and say that we do not like dry and flaky skin. It makes makeup look patchy, it’s uncomfortable and sometimes it makes it hard to put our best face forward (quite literally). Exfoliators can help this problem tremendously and best part is, you can make this one right at home! Just combine sugar and fresh lemon juice together until it makes a paste. Then massage onto your face in little circles, concentrating more in the spots that may be more dry and flaky, and then wash off! It’s easy to make, inexpensive, smells amazing and you can use it as a body scrub as well to really fight off dry skin!

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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Fight the Shine!

Our wedding stylist Amanda always has amazing beauty tips and some of my favorites of her’s are the ones I can easily apply to my day to day life. Especially when I may be in a pinch and need a quick and easy fix to get me through until I can replenish whatever product I may be out of. And this tip has proved to help me out time and time again! 

Throughout the day we tend to get a bit shiny and we don’t always have those wonderful blotting sheets around to help. Most of us do, however, make it into Starbucks at least once or twice a week. Next time you’re in there pick up a few extra napkins. They work great as a blotting sheet when you’re in a pinch. Simply unfold the napkin and just like a blotting sheet, gently press onto your face in any area that may have a little too much shine for your taste. And ta-da! No more shine! 
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Photoshoot: Styled Shoot with Stacy!

We recently had the pleasure of joining Stacy from Stacy Poterson Photography at Soho63 for a beautiful styled photoshoot with models Josh and Elena!
Stylists Charly and Amanda did beautiful work utilizing Elena’s long hair for an up-do with braids and (more braids) and showcasing her beautiful skin tone with a great pink lip! Which complimented the beautiful floral arrangement from Hoot& Holler Soho63 had so many great backdrops and areas for photos so we decided to use them all! And we love the pictures that Stacy took, so much, we couldn’t pick just one. 

Credits: Hair and Makeup- Babydoll Weddings Wedding Gown- Suzanne’s Bridal Florals- Hoot & Holler Venue- Soho 63 Photography- Stacey Poterson Photography

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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: There’s More in That Lipstick Tube Than You Think

As someone who discovers a product she loves and will use the same product till the day she dies; I know the pain and struggle of when your favorite product runs out and there is no time to run out and purchase another one or you’re on a budget. One of my most used products is lipstick and it always seems to “run out” at the worst possible moment. So that is why I am so happy to share this tip our stylist Amanda has found!
Amanda has found that when a lipstick tube appears to be useless because the lipstick has be used all the way down to the tube, this is when one would throw out the lipstick. Instead of doing this she suggests in taking a makeup spatula or the back of a makeup brush to scoop lipstick out of the tube. After doing this she has found that there is usually another half inch or so of lipstick in there! (Oh happy day!) You can put this lipstick in a small container and use a lip brush for application. A tip on storing the extra lipstick; make sure the container has a lid or a way to seal it from air because the lipstick will dry out.
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We’re Keeping Busy Here at Babydoll Weddings

Last week two of our stylists did this fun and beautiful mock LGBT photoshoot at Ocotillo Golf Resort. Charly choose to do loose up do’s incorporating braids and curls. And Amanda choose eye shadows that highlighted and brought out the girls’ eye color. Along with being in love with the hair and makeup, we love the choices in dress and jumpsuit from Uptown Bridal! It made for a fun shoot with a mix of vintage and modern! And to top it all off the floral arrangements from Fred’s Signature Floral Events completed the photoshoot!

Photography: Classic Digital 

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Babydoll Weddings Friendor: Stacey Poterson Photography!

For the past two years Stacey Poterson Photography has been one of Babydoll Wedding’s preferred vendors and we wanted to feature her as our Friendor post! Stacey has photographed a lot the brides that we have worked with in the past. And with our artists’ talent and Stacey’s special eye for capturing the perfect moment, Babydoll Weddings and Stacy Poterson Photography has made a winning team!
         

Recently on May 25th Stacey joined one our artists Amanda at Soho63 (a hip and historic wedding venue in downtown Chandler) to produce a beautiful wedding photoshoot. Everyone was all smiles during the shoot and Babydoll Weddings was overjoyed to work with Stacey again!! 

 Stacey Poterson was born and raised in Arizona and loves the desert but dreams about living closer to the beach and is a portrait and wedding photographer based out of Phoenix. She loves all things weddings and appreciates all of the time, work and emotions that go into them. “I remember the feeling of looking at my wedding images for the first time after my wedding was over and the planning was done. It was an amazing feeling of pure joy to re-live the day through images and remember all the wonderful emotions that came along with it”.


If you’re a bride-to-be and are in need of a wedding photographer check out Stacey’s website! 

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{Stylist of the Month} Amanda

Amanda is a force to be reckoned with behind the makeup brush! Or airbrush gun for that matter, her technique is flawless. But who is she when she isn’t getting brides ready for their big day? Here is a second look into the secret life of Babydoll Weddings stylist Amanda!

Any secret hidden talents?
I don’t think I have any!
Best advice anyone has given you?
Don’t take things so seriously, which I sometimes tend to do.

What is one thing can you simply not resist?
I want to say chocolate, but I also want to say a makeup sale!
Describe yourself in three words?
Shy, funny, passionate
What is your secret beauty weapon?
Lotion to remove makeup mistakes
Favorite meal?
Chicken tortilla soup for dinner
Favorite way to spend a lazy day?
Reading or watching a movie in bed with hot chocolate
Most famous person you met?
I met Samuel L. Jackson while working in California
Craziest thing you have ever done?
I drove to California, found an apartment, and drove back home all in one day so I could go to makeup school.
What is the first thing you do when you wake up/start your day?
Check Facebook, which is a really bad habit!
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