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Wine Country Wedding Bliss

Name: Kara &  Dipal

Wedding Date: 10/16/2014 (Also Kara’s birthday!)

Wedding Location: Groezinger Estate House at Villagio Inn & Spa in Yountville, California

Photographer: Andy Sandy

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Kara and Dipal wed in October, and their engagement story was a thing of beauty.  During their trip to the lake at Niagara, the couple decided to go for a walk.  They had stopped in front of a fountain, when Dipal suggested they make a wish.  He pulled out a couple of coins and they made their respective wishes.  A little while later, Dipal asked Kara what she wished for.

Kara replied “for us to be together forever.  What was your wish?”

Dipal replied “that you will say yes”.  And he got down on one knee to propose.

What a touching moment!  Can you imagine the scenic backdrop of Niagara behind you as your husband-to-be asks for you to marry him?  What a great feeling it must have been for Kara!

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Kara explained that the reason she ended up choosing The Makeup Movement because she felt very comfortable with Annie’s expertise in Asian bridal makeup.  She really wanted to go with a natural and classic look, but maintaining the elegance factor, which Annie was able to accomplish during the trial.  Kara also pointed out that the hair worked perfectly for her, because it allowed the wedding dress to be a focal point due to the intricate detail of the design.

When we asked Kara for her tips for future brides, it was quite simple: Pinterest! This seems to be the most resounding plug for the social media collage platform, where almost all of our brides have created boards for themselves for inspiration.  So get pinning!

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Fred and Lyan wedding


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East Coast West Coast Love Story

Usually when we talk about East Coast vs. West Coast, it can get in to some heated debates about whose got it better, and which coast is the best.  But today, we get the joy of sharing Fred and Lyan’s wedding, whom despite growing up on opposite sides of the country, were able to demonstrate that when it comes to love, there is no debate: love conquers all.

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Real Weddings – Behind the Scenes on the Special Day

We are crazy excited to release another video, this time giving our prospective audience a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes in the bridal suite during your special day.  I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now, because I feel like it’s a great way for potential brides to see what we can bring to the table in terms of our services.  Yes, it’s just makeup and hair to most common people, but I have a passion to make it so much more.  We all know that on the day of the wedding, there is a fair share of nervousness and anxiety going around, because it’s a big step in the lives of each and every bride (including for their family members, bridesmaids, and bridal party).  Therefore, I want to help bring fun, excitement, laughs, and positive energy in to the room to counter-balance it.

It also helps to have a GREAT bridal party to participate in the fun and laughs, so Allison Moore and her bridesmaids were just the ultimate video material.  The group of sorority girls blended together perfectly, and made our jobs so much easier to begin with.  It was almost impossible NOT to have fun with them, dancing, cracking jokes, and just having a good time, but also making sure everyone was gorgeous and beautiful, especially our bride Allie!

Check out the video below.  I plan to make a few more in-depth videos, so if you have suggestions or feedback on what we can do for our next video, please share or let me know!

Big shout-out to Different Cloud Imagery for filming and putting this together for us.  Also a HUGE shout-out to our team of girls (Nakia Hope, Lourenda Betlazar, Ruchi Karnwal, Kaysy Escalante-Gomez) for making this happen!


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Gorgeous Celebration of Love from Joy and Artur’s Wedding

This one goes back in to the TMM archives, but we spotlight a gorgeous wedding celebration from Joy and Artur from June 2013.

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A Rustic and Classy Real Wedding

Rachel and Dave Destination Wedding Lake Tahoe 0344David and Rachel wed last June surrounded by the beauty of nature in South Lake Tahoe. The moment Rachel and David first laid eyes on each other on their wedding day, it was a priceless and breathtaking moment. Their first look location was intimate when sparks flew.

Recalling a life-changing moment Rachel said, “We had just gotten back from a BBQ lunch, I was out in our backyard gardening when Dave came out. He got down on one knee, told me how much he loved me and couldn’t live without me. He asked me to marry him and of course, I said yes! I was completely surprised!

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Planning the wedding was an enthralling and busy process. For the bride and groom, some difficult aspects were the invitations and keeping track of the guest list. They also agreed that creating the table charts took some time and deep thought. Rachel who woke up at 6 am on her wedding day, wished that her wedding didn’t go by so fast—before she knew it, the night was over!

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