Have you always dreamed of getting married by the ocean? The sun overhead peeking through lush evergreen trees, reflecting its magic on the open ocean. The waves quietly lapping at the shore as you gaze into your lovers eyes while saying your cherished vows for the future?
Lucky for you there are a few amazing venues along the Sunshine Coast that offer this incredible scene for your wedding day, ranging from the intimate to the extravagant. Whether you long for somewhere quaint and intimate, like the lovely Bonniebrook Lodge, impeccably chic and modern like the Pointhouse or a place to wow your guests with high end treatment, like Rockwater Secret Cove Resort, Save the Date Beauty is there for all your wedding hair and makeup styling needs. We love destination weddings and getting to travel for love along the gorgeous west coast is just the best! If you are looking for more information about destination weddings, get in touch and check out our special destination bridal hair and makeup packages for the Sunshine Coast and the Gulf Islands HERE!
Tucked away along the Sunshine Coast BC lies Roberts Creek, home to the wonderfully tranquil Lorelee Lane Farm, the magnificence of country living and a perfect spot for a romantic destination wedding. The most magical feature on the property is the timeless rustic barn where the beautiful Keilani has just finished her wedding hair and makeup styling. We played up her features with hints of coral and peach, blended into a pretty rose gold on her eyes. For her hair, we went for long loose waves, for the super natural look to complement the dramatic makeup. Keilani wears a lovely & versatile headpiece/aka necklace from The Borrowed Collection. Her absolutely stunning gown is from the exceptionally stylish Union Bridal. The dreamy decor styling by the talented Sasha Taylor Weddings + Events, with pretty florals by Moss & Poppy. The amazing photos by the inspiring and wonderful Jennifer Picard Photography.
Words by Real Weddings. See the full feature HERE!
Caroline Ross Photography and Umbrella Events wanted to create a shoot that was fresh, pretty and romantic, inspired by the spring blossoms. Pantone’s colours of the year—rose quartz (pink) and serenity (blue)—made appearances throughout the shoot as well, on the cake, and in the outfits and décor.
Shot at VanDusen Botanical Garden, under a weeping Benishidare Sakura cherry blossom, the springtime shoot featured some of the region’s best vendors. Each brought their own expertise to the styled shoot, expertly produced by Cristie Rosling of Umbrella Events.
The five-tier cake from The Cake and the Giraffe was inspired by English country gardens and watercolour paintings. With hand-painted canvases and edible sugar flowers, the cake embodies edible art.
Each piece of jewellery by Blue Brocade Hair Pieces featured antique glass pearls, rhinestones, beads or vintage metal flowers from the 1920s to 1960s.
Save the Date Beauty used a light spring palate by INGLOT to give the model a fresh, doe-eyed look.
Quaint mismatched white tables with scalloped edges and rough wooden planked tabletops were a dreamy base for the crystal, pink and gold table design. If Alice in Wonderland were to host a garden wedding, this might be it.”
Madison Mayne & Morgan
Save the Date Beauty | Steph & Ivy
Invitations by Jennifer
Looking back on this beautiful day captured by Ronnie Lee Hill Photography. We had so much fun doing the hair and makeup styling for Elyse and her bridesmaids on her wedding day. This lovely couple has come through so much together to create a sweet and loving family. We wish these two all the best in love and life.
Just because it’s a wedding, a super special event steeped in traditions and formalities, shouldn’t mean you have to do anything you don’t want to do. Especially if it doesn’t make you feel great. We have a lot of brides who come in to their trial thinking they ‘should’ get an up do for the big day. Some ladies feel compelled to wear it up based on traditions or pressure from their family, others think it’s more bridal looking, but they end up not feeling like themselves when everything is all put up.
On your special day, you want to feel amazing, you want to feel like an effortlessly glamourous bridal babe, but the same babe your fiancee knows, loves & recognizes coming down the isle. For your wedding look, our best advice is keep true to how you feel your most beautiful. Follow your instincts and wishes on how you want to look and don’t let others influence weigh too heavy. And if you wanna wear your hair down, then DO IT. We support you! And here are some gorgeous down style inspo:
We were so pleased to meet the ladies of Union Bridal. We had long been admiring(drooling over) the amazing collection of exquisite, modern and boho gowns they have composed and couldn’t wait to take a peek up close. Walking into their bright and sunny studio, we felt the waves of inspiration wash over us and meeting Emily was as wonderful as could be expected! We chatted about weddings, the beginning of Union Bridal and all the amazing designers they work with. We were in complete awe of the incredible detail and handwork of their gowns and will definitely be recommending all our Brides make an appointment at this dreamy studio. We left SO EXCITED for our upcoming creative shoot with Union Bridal, Jennifer Picard Photography & Sasha Taylor Weddings on the Sunshine Coast BC.
We met stylist Maneli Nourbakhsh on set of another photo shoot. We immediately connected over fashion and travel and planned to do a creative shoot sometime soon. A few weeks later, she got in touch and put together this awesome shoot with photographer Ivan Calderon. He scouted out this hidden gem location known as Finn Slough, a little fishing village set along the Fraser River in South Richmond. Maneli pulled clothing from designer Sara Armstrong, her own wardrobe and props from all over for our gorgeous model Jessica Fangi. Our inspiration for hair and makeup came from an old Vogue editorial, with a chunky black cat eye and dewy skin, natural lips for most shots, until a deep rich red lip to pop with the gold of the clothing. For hair we went a little wild with big brushed out curls with slick finger waves around the face.
Words By Kelsey Adlem
Lady in Black
There is nothing more sophisticated or mysterious than wearing an all black ensemble. For a more delicate touch mix in some florals, lightweight pants, ballet flats, or gold details. I’ve been wanting to try this white-ish hair colour for a while and since it has come into style lately I thought I would take the plunge. It definitely adds an ethereal look to one’s appearance. My colour was done by Aaron Brousseau, who is the only person I will ever trust to dye my hair. For this editorial we got a little creative mixing beauty shots with full body shots and adding different elements to the photos such as flowers, coloured backdrops, even including the makeup artist’s hand in a couple of the looks. I always love working with Alex Waber because he is super creative and continually comes up with new ideas that turn into striking images. It was my first time working with the girls from Save The Date Beauty and they really know what they’re doing when it comes to makeup and hair. We kept the makeup light and dewy with wavy locks to compliment the look. The girls always carry a special moisturizer with them everywhere they go and they used it on my skin during the shoot. Needless to say I had to buy one for myself afterwards and have been using it ever since. It’s made locally with all natural ingredients and I don’t think my skin would have looked as nice in these photos without it. The clothes and shoes in the outfits below are from Zebra Club Vancouver, Still Life, Oak+Fort, American Apparel, Zara, and Stuart Weitzman
Photographer: Alex Waber – http://www.alexwaber.com
Makeup & Hair: Save The Date Beauty – http://www.savethedatebeauty.com
Model & Stylist: Kelsey Adlem – http://www.kelseyadlem.com
Story on Assignment Fashion – http://www.assignmentfashion.com/lady-in-black/
A beautiful visual tale of the Brock House Wedding Show through the eyes of the incredibly talented Maru Photography. What an amazing day for our team of makeup artists and hair stylists to work and mingle along side these exceptional wedding vendors: Dreamgroup Productions, Kathryn Bass Bridal, Wonderlust Photography, The Borrowed Collection, The Curious Oyster, Mink Makeup, Isabelle’s Bridal & Rockwater Secret Cove to name just a few.
It was always our goal with Save the Date Beauty to find amazing, like minded ladies to work along side us and to help grow our team with the addition of their incredible inspiration, personalities, laughter and work ethic.
She was the first to officially join the Save the Date Beauty team and we couldn’t feel luckier or happier to have this wonderfully talented soul and artist on board.
Meet Stephanie Pall:
“Just like in any industry, there are many styles and outcomes in ours. Makeup products, makeup application, makeup perception, makeup wearers… I meet many other artists and we all use the art form differently, from our own canvases to those of our clients. Some faces you look at and ask yourself if they used a spackling knife to apply it, it’s so thick! It can look amazing, but can still be horrifying to the everyday user. Then there is the other extreme… Are you even wearing any? Do you even lift, bro?
In my own world of painting on my war paint, I’m a less is more tender. I love makeup as an accessory. I’m not going to wear a fur hat, a ball cap, a tiara, a choker, bangles, dripping diamond earrings, earmuffs and a bindi. I’ll chose a few of those items and make the grand picture work. That said, I see makeup as an art of expression and overall outfit enhancer/completer. I may play around a bit and match the chandelier earrings with the ball cap. I’ll take a page out of Kim Kardashians book of some lighter contouring, but skip the blush and the lower lash mascara. My daily makeup routine is quite bare, so when I do decide to get all saucied up, I usually get the comment from my friends ‘ah, yes, this says makeup artist’, because I’ve made the choice to leave some steps behind, they think it looks makeup artist-y and edgy, even though my application is still quite subtle. My mascara wand only applies to the top and bottom lashes if I make it do that. Every time you see someone rocking a style you aspire to dabble in, but think, nah, I could never pull that off. Think again!! Try it. Tweak it to your comfort level. You’ll have others glancing at you, saying the same thing you said about your makeup inspiration look just the day before. You wear it, don’t let it wear you and be kind to yourself <3 ”
Words and Photo by Steph Pall