"Its Fun being a Girl... Great being a Woman!" - Synett Baker

Simple, yet Elegant

When working a wedding, there is always the hustle and bustle on the big day. The makeup artists and hair stylists are normally much more than just their title. They are the therapist, the assistant, the mediator, the seamstress! “I need a safety pin!” “Where are my shoes?!” “30 minutes ladies!” “This seam just busted!” “When did you get that tattoo?!” “Why did you pick that hairstyle?” “I’m sweating too much!” “Five minutes ladies!” “The limo is here!” “SHOULD-I-GET-MARRIED?” With so much happening in such a short amount of time for the big day, sometimes it’s nice when the production is small.

I recently did a wedding with only a bride, no bridesmaids, cake and coffee reception, and no hustle and bustle. Does that even happen anymore? My grandmother told me that’s the way weddings used to be in her day, Simple but Elegant. She said the love two people shared was the purpose for it all and sure enough, the love this couple has for one another is one to be admired and desired.  The simplicity allowed you to appreciate their union and its meaning. Without dancing and sweating, you walked away remembering their embrace and their first kiss. (Literally, their first kiss! During their courtship, they never even kissed!)

One beautiful face to makeup. One beautiful dress to help her get into. One unforgettable kiss. One gorgeous centerpiece at an elegant and modest reception. One extraordinary day to remember.