The Makeup - simple, even skin tone was created with MAC Face & Body Foundation, Cinema Secrets Cream Foundation and Audrey Morris Dual Finish Powder. Brows were defined with medium brown eyeshadow and a flat angle brush. MAC Fluidline Dipdown Gel Liner was applied only on the upper lid topped off with medium and short individual false lashes. Covergirl VolumeExact Waterproof Mascara in Deep Brown was applied to the lashes, with a second coat over the fake ones as well. A hint of blush and a darker lip in a slightly pink hue was used to incorporate the colours of the flowers. No gloss was used and skin tone was kept matte to reflect the authenticity of the era.
The Hair - A Lauren Bacall side sweep shoulder length style with a curlier version of a page boy and one side dressed behind her ear was the choice. Conair Jumbo Instant Heat Rollers were used to create this look giving it bounce and lift in a natural way. Very little backcombing was needed at the crown and it stayed beautifully throughout the festivities with the assistance of Dove Flexible Hold Non-aerosol Hairspray sprayed on my hand first and then stroked over her tresses.
The Dress - elegant, sophisticated, thematic and simply stunning. The extra fabric coming from the bust line was ingeniously designed so it could be tied criss-crossed around the midriff to reflect a Grecian goddess or could be draped over the upper arm leaving the shoulders to show and tucked in at the back of the strap and flowed while walking which simulated the flow of train, but without one. Several looks can be achieved by directing the extended fabric in a variety of ways.
The Non-traditional Aspects - the bride bumped into the groom in the elevator complete with rollers and robe - Yikes!! What's a gal to do but laugh and enjoy the moment - which is Carol's MO.
What's the male equivalent of a Bridesmaid? Ideas welcome. Carol had both genders represented.
Back to Tradition - The happy bride and groom - sill looking radiant with minimal, and I mean minimal touch up - in fact nothing in the makeup department and just a comb through on the ends of the hair.
CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes for a long and happy marriage - it was my pleasure providing the beauty services for your very special day.