DOUBLE FEATURED: Elegant Vineyard Wedding on Martha Stewart Weddings & Style Me Pretty

You know your clients have impeccable taste when their wedding is featured in not one but two of the top wedding blogs. Our bride and groom are stylish couple who own a boutique wine shop in New York and have a love and passion for wine, so of course Napa Valley was the perfect location for them to tie the knot. Cristina along with her superstar Coordinator Callista, crafted the most sophisticated details from her gown, to her party’s cute pajamas, to the guest welcome bags.

Cristina wanted a makeup look that was authentic, barely there, yet accentuated her beautiful features. She wanted a classic chignon updo that was easy, yet beautiful and also allowed for her sophisticated wedding gown to be the star of the show. Our Stylists created soft, naturally enhanced makeup and hair looks for her bridesmaids and family members.

Cristina and Chris wanted to celebrate their wedding with their closest family and friends and did just that at their elegant soiree. Her team of top vendors perfectly executed her sophisticated fete. We loved working with Cristina and know her photos will help her to reminisce on their special day 10 years down the road.

See the full feature on Martha Stewart Weddings here and Style Me Pretty here.

Beauty by Owner Christa and Stylists Amy and Sophia | Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Coordination: Callista & Company | Florals: Lambert Floral Studio | Venue: Calistoga Ranch | Gown: Lela Rose | Dress Boutique: Mark Ingram Atelier | Pajamas: Sleepy Jones | Stationary: Tina Smith Design | Earrings: Meadowlark |

Intimate, Sophisticated Destination Wedding

This fun, fashionable couple travelled from Colorado with a small group of close friends and family. We were lucky enough to work with the bride and create two beautiful, timeless makeup and hair looks for both her ceremony and reception. For the couple’s intimate wedding reception, they travelled out to a sandbar where they joined in marriage with their closest family.  We went for a beachy, bronzy eye and natural, glowing skin to go with her two piece wedding dress. After the bride and groom tied the knot on this beautiful, warm day, they decided to jump in the water, which for every bride is the ultimate test of the Makeup Artist’s work and as expected for us, but to the bride’s surprise, her makeup was fully in tact.

After their intimate ceremony, we went back to the hotel to create her second look of the day for her reception, which was a soft classic eye, and soft natural makeup to subtly enhance her beautiful evening dress as they were wisked away to their reception venue.

We love a trendy, sophisticated couple who has impeccable style and they were just that. We are so thankful for our clients who put their trust in us to deliver an extraordinary experience on their wedding day.                         

Makeup and Hair: Alex and Mary
Photos: Crystal Chanel Photo
Venue: Four Seasons Ko Olina, Kualoa Ranch





Classic and Traditional Napa Wedding

When we first met with Nicole, we knew her wedding was going to be the epitome of a classically beautiful event with little touches of tradition, and personality. This pediatrician was one of the sweetest, down to earth brides we’ve ever met and just knew that her overall look was going to take her groom’s breath away. A vintage-inspired Hollywood wave and glowing, enhanced makeup would perfectly pull her entire look together and once we saw the complete look, we were not disappointed.

Nicole and Brad took their wedding as the perfect opportunity to honor their families and traditions, while creating a new one for just the two of them. What was really special was Nicole’s dress was designed by her grandmother, who is a dress designer in San Francisco. The beautiful blush gown had several pieces that were detachable to reveal a new outfit for each segment of the night. Along with her bridesmaids’ wine colored dresses, it made for a perfect color palette for a autumn wedding.

We are truly so blessed to have such intelligent, sophisticated, kind clients who not only have are extremely beautiful, but they are just the nicest people I could ask to work with. Brides like Nicole are why we get up in the morning. Women like her truly inspire us to create beauty that reflects who they are and that they will look at in 20 years and reminisce on how beautiful they looked and felt. Thank you so much Nicole, we wish you all the love and best wishes on your marriage.

Beauty by Owner Christa and Rachel | Photography Love Tribe Weddings | Coordination Bravo Weddings & Events | Venue Meritage Napa | Gown Lily Samii

It’s Been Great, 2018.

I can’t believe another year has come and gone and I have so much to be grateful for. I still pinch myself sometimes when I reflect on the fact that I’m able to do what I love and get paid for my time. It’s something I’ve always dreamed of to be a Makeup Artist I’m so thankful for my team and all of the brides, planners, photographers, and venues that allow this to be possible.

The primary reason I truly love what I do is the amazing women I get to work with. These beautiful women are intelligent and powerful, yet so gentle and compassionate. One of the indicators of this was our first bride of the year in Hawaii. It was January 13 around 8 am and I was on my way to stop and grab breakfast before heading over to start our day when my phone went off with a loud alarm. Confused, I looked down and saw a text saying “Nuclear Threat Imminent, Find Shelter Immediately.” At this moment, my heart sank and my life literally flashed before my eyes (I know it sounds cliche’ but it really does happen.) After I came to terms with the fact this will probably be the last day of my life, I decided I may as well go to work and die doing what I love. I headed over to the hotel to meet the bride and I was so thankful to find my team still came despite the fact we may not be going home. When we got up to the room, the bride was calm and happy despite what is going on, which I really admired. A few minutes later, the government sent notice it was a false alarm and we continued on with our day. The rest of the time we were with the bride, she was as calm and elated about her wedding day as if we didn’t just get notified of a nuclear bomb. The day ended up being a perfect Hawaii day and they ended up having a beautiful wedding day. This will definitely be one I’ll remember, not just because of the bomb threat, but because it was also one of the most amazing group of women we worked with. They definitely knew how to keep things fun. Photography by Keoni Michael

Throughout the year we’ve been featured in Style Me Pretty twice, Pacific Weddings, and Trendy Bride for two of our beautiful brides and a bright and stylish bridal shoot we did with the most amazing vendors. Click each photo below to feature. (Photos by Indu Hyunh, Sylvie Gil, Trynh Phto)

The remainder of the year was filled with the most beautiful and kind brides of 2018. Each and every one of our brides were extremely sweet, easy-going, and were truly inspiring to work with as a makeup artist. I loved working with every single one of them on creating makeup and hair that reflected their personal style and who they are.

I can’t even begin to thank each and every person we were able to work with this year and to the Blush Stylists who create an unbelievable experience for our brides, I am so grateful and blessed to work alongside these amazing, talented women.

I know with a year like 2018, this year will be more positive, more inspiring, and our best year to date. Wishing all of you a successful and happy 2019!

FEATURED on Style Me Pretty and Pacific Weddings: Sophisticated Tropical Wedding

We’re always so humbled when our “friendors” consider us to be a part of their wedding day; they know how things work and how the chaos of weddings can be, and we are so honored when they respect our talent and expertise. It’s even more exciting when the bride is someone whose work we love and admire and we know because of her impeccable style, her wedding will be absolutely gorgeous.

Before I moved to the Bay Area, I did some thorough research of who’s who in the wedding market and Jenny’s work wooed me immediately. Her soft, romantic style of photography is what brides’ dreams are made of when they envision their wedding photos, so you can imagine how giddy I was that she had our team be a part of her wedding day.

Jenny is a perfect reflection of a Blush bride and when the photos by the amazing Trynh Photo came back I was blown away, yet expected how beautiful they were at the same time. We did a soft natural look for Jenny and a loosely swept chignon, which we adore and know she will still love when she looks at her photos in 20 years. Her classic bridal beauty paired with her sophisticated tropical style perfectly paired for a stunning destination wedding. So much so, Pacific Weddings, the authority in luxury destination weddings featured Jenny’s wedding on their blog. With a top tier team of vendors, we knew her wedding would be featured on a luxury destination blog at some point.

As always, the Hawaii team did a beautiful job with Lead Stylists Alex and Mary creating Jenny’s signature style. You can see more on the Style Me Pretty blog and Pacific Weddings blog

Photographer Trynh Photography | Planner Natalie Ly | Venue Hale Koa Phineas Estate | Invitation Acetate La Boîte by Andree-Anne Dionne | Calligraphy Dawn Naomi | Music Island Kings Band | Catering Kenui Kitchen | Florist Design by Hemingway | Cake A Cake Life | Dress boutique Kinsley James | Assistant photographer Lucy Munoz | Bridesmaid dresses Jenny Yoo | Dress designer Idan Cohen

Bright, Luxe Paradise Wedding | Hawaii Wedding | Hawaii Wedding Makeup & Hair

This wedding has to be one of our favorite weddings this year not just because of the superstar list of vendors, but also because the bride was such a pleasure to work with and she had amazing taste in her vision for her wedding. Her laid back, yet happy go lucky personality showed in the design as she just wanted her wedding to be a big party. 

For her makeup and hair, she said she wanted that bronzy glow like Chrissy Teigen, and a soft romantic updo. We think she made the perfect bride and wish her and her new husband all the best of life and love in their marriage.

Coordination: Moana Events
Flowers: Passion Roots
Venue: Lanikuhonua
Photographer: June Cochran
Calligraphy: Laurenish Design
Beauty Styling: Blush Makeup & Hair  

WEDDING SERIES: Why Makeup and Hair Stylists are One of the Most Important Wedding Vendors

Makeup and hair stylist is one of the most important and crucial, yet undervalued vendor in the wedding industry. Many brides believe they can do their makeup and hair themselves, but in actuality bridal makeup and hair is not everyday makeup. It is a type of makeup that requires using just the right technique and application to look flawless in photos and in person. Brides spend thousands of dollars on their dress, shoes, flowers, and ring, but skip out on their makeup and hair. 

Blush Makeup & Hair is a boutique wedding makeup and hair based in San Francisco and Hawaii. Blush provides luxurious beauty experiences that help brides look and feel amazing on their big day. Blush is also available for domestic and international travel. 

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Simone | Hawaii Wedding | Hawaii Makeup & Hair | Waikiki & Ko Olina, HI

Simone had to be one of the nicest, most laid-back brides I have ever worked with not to mention a classic beauty who I thought slightly resembled Audrey Hepburn. She wanted her makeup to be glamorous and dramatic so we focused on accentuating her blue eyes with a warm toned bronze smoky eye. Her overall look was flawless and classic.   She and her groom  had a few close family and friends for an intimate beach wedding on the grounds of Ko Olina. The photographs by Australian photographer Shelley Rogers captured the beauty of not only of the gorgeous Hawaii scenery, but the love that this couple shared. 

Makeup & Hair: Blush
Photography: Shelley Rogers
Dress: Katie May
Venue: Paradise Cove/Roy's Ko Olina 

Blush Winter Hawaii Wedding | Hawaii Makeup & Hair | Waikiki, HI

December 13, 2014 (12/13/14) was a big day for weddings and I was fortunate enough to work with the beautiful Kari. I am in awe of how beautiful Kari looked on her wedding day. She was absolutely radiant! Every little detail from her bouquets to bridesmaids' dresses to her makeup and hair were perfect and she had the most beautiful color palette of pink, blush, beige, and cocoa and her romantic chic style was right up my alley. Slater Robinson did an amazing job with her photos and captured the beauty of both Kari and our beautiful island. Congratulations Kari, we wish you all the best!

Makeup & Hair: Blush
Photos: Slater Robinson