Over cocktails with one of my besties the other eve, she explained how challenging it was to find a hairstyling blog with easy to do tutorials on cute hairstyles she could do, by herself, at home. Inspired, this ‘hairstyling blogger’ and wedding hair stylist set out to collect some super pretty, step by step, updo’s & half updo’s, complete with infographic instructions. Try one style, try combining two techniques to make your own unique look and don’t forget, practice makes perfect!
When you hear the words ‘Destination Wedding’ your imagination is immediately swept away to sun drenched beaches, tropical blue waters and ceremonies in the sand. No tropical destination offers all these amazing things so accessibly like Mexico. Whether you dream of a boho barefoot on the beach ceremony or a luxurious 5 star resort terrace affair overlooking the ocean, Mexico has options for any budget. For high end glamour, the incredible Le Blanc Spa & Resort is a gorgeous choice for your destination wedding. Rated #1 resort in Cancun by Trip Advisor, they offer a range of ceremony styles to suit your taste, with even the most basic complementary option a totally breathtaking backdrop. Resort weddings can often take the pressure off of the couple, as they usually offer a one stop shop, with their choice wedding planner, photographers and stylists. This is something to keep in mind, as you may not be able to personally choose your own vendors. If you are looking for something more free spirited and DIY, consider one of the lovely little towns lining the Pacific Coast side. Just north of Puerto Vallarta lies the wonderful little town of Sayulita. This bustling surfers paradise is equally as idyllic a setting for your relaxed destination wedding. For a small party, consider renting out of the fancy private homes on SayulitaLife. If adventure and privacy are high on the list, the dreamy La Caletas Beach Hideaway, accessible only by boat may be the place for you. No matter where you choose, your Mexican destination wedding is sure to be an unforgettable host for memories to last a life time.
If you would like to have Save the Date Beauty’s mobile hair stylists and makeup artists to travel to your wedding destination, please get in touch for more information, We are always ready to travel for love and tropical only makes things sweeter!
Photography by Jennifer Picard Photography
There are so many different styles of updo’s to choose for your bridal hair but finding the perfect one for your wedding day can be easy if you have all your bases covered.
First, you need to decide on the overall style you want, do you picture the old Hollywood glamour or do you love the effortless bohemian vibe? Then, think about how you feel your best and most pretty? Is your hair up or down, loose or tight? Next, start looking for visual inspiration, we love Pinterest for that. Keep in mind the reality of your hair length, thickness and texture. Can you really achieve that volume/fullness alone or are hair extensions needed? A lot of the updo inspo photos show only the back view, so take time to search for looks from the front too, as this is arguably the most important angle. Armed with all this knowledge, you are ready for your hair styling trial. Your stylist will go over your inspiration photos and discuss what you love and don’t and what works best for you. You can try out a few different things to make sure you find the perfect look to suit your unique features. Your stylist will confirm if extensions are needed or offer other options tailored to you. The trial should leave you feeling amazing and confident that you have found your dream wedding hair style. For more inspiration check out our Gallery.
Photo Credit in order of appearance:
Jennifer Picard Photography, Ronnie Lee Hill Photography, Roxana Albusel Photography, Caroline Ross Photography & Emma Lore Photography.
All hair styling by Save the Date Beauty
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.