11 January 2012

wedding details reveal: hair and makeup

11 January 2012


i am super excited to share another wedding detail with you today: my hair and makeup artist, carley martin! let me tell you, i spent a LOT of time looking through different artists' portfolios and none of them really captured what i was looking for my bridal style except carley's. i haven't even told her this yet, but she was the only artist in chicago i was interested in. everything else seemed too "bridal." maybe that's crazy for a bride to say, but i don't want to look like a bride. i want to look like me. but better. carley's work is gorgeous and i love her fashion work. not to mention, her reviews on yelp are glowing. 



seriously, how cute is she? we had the best time at my trial and carley was the consummate professional. we spent about 15 minutes at the beginning going through my inspiration photos and talking about the big day. what i loved about her approach was the continuous dialogue - we made decisions together as the trial went along and the final product was exactly what i wanted! i'm so excited to have her and her team there on my wedding day to make me beautiful!

here are some of my favorite beauty and bridal photos from carley's portfolio. aren't they gorgeous?






 images courtesy of carley martin

18 comments:

christin said...

you are going to be the most beautiful bride ever. i love carley's work. you're so right though, you don't want to look like a bride you want to look like yourself but better.

Cara {An Urban Cottage} said...

She does a great job; I'm sure you will look gorgeous!

~Cara

P.S. I posted pics from our wedding on the blog today!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

youre going to look gorgeous (and im pretttty sure its not going to take lots of makeup!) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

Ohhh you are making me very excited for my trial on Saturday!!

classiq said...

Ashley, these hairstyles are all gorgeous! I'm glad to hear you don't want anything "too bridal". :)
Ada

Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] said...

GORGEOUS!!!! You are in good hands and going to look stunning!

Lara {simply irresistible} said...

I definitely get what you mean - You want to look like you do every day but the best version possible. I have my hair makeup trail in about a month - cannot wait!

Tamra said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love the inspiration you have picked out. xoxo

Sarah Jane said...

beautiful!! love the inspiration - I can see #2 on you;)

alicia said...

she has done beautiful work! can't wait to see what you've guys decided on when the time comes! ;)

Lindsay K {lastyearoftwentysomething} said...

Love the loose curls in the first few! So romantic!

The Now said...

eeeee!! This is so exciting!!! Annie and I both wanted to look like ourselves...but on our best day ever so I love that you are going with something non "bridal"!! xoxo e&a

Alexa said...

So beautiful and natural!

la petite coquine said...

Obviously you're going to be a beauty, but Carley's work is just stunning!

Lauren and Julie said...

Awesome!! Looks awesome-- can't wait to see YOU! XO

Bud and Leo said...

whoaaa her portfolio is amazinggg! you're going to look gorgeous!

Sarah Klassen said...

So exciting! (and sounds like a great stylist to have) The inspiration here is just beautiful... x

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Good to hear you've found such a great artist, by seeing this I'm sure you will look gorgeous!

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