With the holidays over and a new year upon us we have already been planning events and so many exciting things. One of our favorite events is the Mesa Wedding Walk! This year is the fourth year of this fantastic event in Downtown Mesa! You are able to look at venues, meet the best vendors in the industry and get a head start on planning your wedding. Make sure to stop by and say hi, we would love to meet you!
We have come to the final bride in the Babydoll Weddings Winter/Spring Bridal Portrait Series. Today we are featuring the beautiful Toni, and her two different, yet stunning, bridal looks. Babydoll Weddings Lead Stylist Micky did the hair & makeup for Toni and we just love the contrasting styles seen here.
Micky describes a bit about her time with Toni: Toni’s first look: Toni wanted a little volume to her hair, so I decided to add a bump to the top portion of her hair while still showing off her hair length with some big curls. We wanted to show off the detailing in her dress so we kept her hair off of her shoulders as much as possible. Keeping her makeup more natural we used a variation of pinks and light browns and as for her lips I used a glossy medium pink.
Toni’s second look: This dress has so much to say just on its own that we wanted Toni to make her own statement too. We did a darker smoky eye with red lips to pull some of the attention to her! We had some great fun with her hair! We incorporated a couple of braids and lots fun intricate details.
In this week’s Bridal Portrait Series, we are featuring our brown eyed girl Bride Laurie. Laurie is seen wearing a sweet lacey gown with simple accessories, including some fun lace-boots, perfect for a country chic wedding.
Babydoll Weddings Lead Stylist Micky shares with us how Laurie’s makeup look came to be:
Laurie was looking for a natural smoky eye, so I decided to use a variation of browns from light to dark to help enhance her beautiful big eyes. I wanted to keep her lipstick natural as well but added a little more of a darker pink to give her some color.
If you are looking to add some vintage flare to your wedding event, get some inspiration from Shawna’s wedding! The vintage details shown here and mentioned by the bride herself pay homage to both sets of grand parents on each side of the family.
Wedding at the LDS temple in Mesa. Ring ceremony and reception at Regency Garden in Mesa.
Was there any meaning to the choice of venue(s)? The temple was for religious reasons. Regency Garden was close to the temple and very reasonably priced.
Where did you find your dress?
I used my grandmother’s dress – vintage, cream, lace overlay. It only required minimal alterations. It had such sentimental meaning, was free, and fit with the vintage Americana theme.
Was finding the dress a difficult process or relatively easy? Pretty easy, just in my grandma’s closet.
What flowers did you choose for your bouquet and throughout the wedding?
What was the flavor of your cake?
Vanilla and chocolate with cream cheese icing – Yum!
Is there a detail that you had at your wedding that makes it unique?
All 4 sets of our grandparents had long, happy marriages, our wedding had a vintage theme, so we paid homage to our grandparents by making picture frames with pictures of them courting and/or of their wedding, we also included corresponding stories. We used them as table décor.
What was your pick for “first dance” with your husband?
“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perry, we didn’t have a song, our DJ actually picked this one and now it has become our song.
Any favorite moments that stand out in the day?
We rented a trolley to transport guests between the temple and Regency Garden, the bridal party took it out for a special photo shoot – we got some great pictures and had tons of fun!
Did you take a honeymoon? If so where did you go?
Yes! We went to Italy for a week (Rome and Venice).
What is one piece of advice you will leave for future brides?
Get organized – create a binder immediately with contact info of multiple vendors, timelines, etc. – you won’t believe how many business cards, fabric swatches, etc. that you’ll collect. Also, pick the things that are most important to you and make sure that they happen the way you want. Then, be flexible with everything else – not everything will go as planned, but don’t let it ruin your experience!
Our thanks to Shawna for letting us in on her wedding details! We love the vintage elements you included in your day, such a fabulous way to pay homage to your loved ones. The trolley is also an excellent idea! Looks like everyone enjoyed your beautiful day.