Romantic Updos for Wedding Photography Workshops

Venue: The Bradford | Event Planner/Stylist: C&D Events | Photographer: AJ Dunlap Photography | Florist: Trebella | Cake: The Cupcake Shoppe of Raleigh | Makeup Artist: Karen Michelle Clark | Furniture & Props: Themeworks | Tabletop and Linens: CE Rentals | Bridal Gown Salon: Trebella | Bridal Gown Designer: Hayley Paige | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Stationary Suite: Oblique Pen | Workshop: Darling Wedding Workshop

Posted on August 12, 2017 .

Vintage Glamour Hair | Featured on Chic Vintage Brides

Featured on Chic Vintage Brides 

Photography: Lauryn Alisa Photography | Venue: Chateau Bellievie | Floral Design: Mews Designs | Wedding Cake: Ambrosia Cake Creations | Wedding Stationery: One and Only Paper | Wedding Dress: Eleanor dress by Eugenia Couture from Tre Bella Inc. | Tuxedo: Bernard’s Formalwear | Bridal Makeup: Pretty.Simple.Makeup | Engagement and Wedding Ring: Monte Cristo’s | Earrings and Necklace: Moon and Lola | Vintage Limo: Roaring 20’s Limo Co.

Posted on July 29, 2017 .

Featured on Borrowed and Blue | Hair Style with Flowers

Featured on Borrowed and Blue


Photographer: Whitney Duggins Photography | DJ: Ultra Mix Events | Dress: Brides, Etc. | Cake: Enchanted Moments | Catering: CleoRose Catering at Venue 121 | Florist: Specialties Florals and Events | Invitations: The Desktop Diva | Designer: Open Gate Interiors | Event Planner: A Lovely Affair Weddings and Events, Mary Lutz | Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters Vintage RentalsSalt Harbor Designs | Makeup: More Than Makeup - Raleigh, NC

Posted on July 15, 2017 .

Featured on The Perfect Palette | Wedding Hair Updos for Stylized Shoot

As featured on The Perfect Palette

Photography: Mikkel Paige Photography | Planning: La Cosa Bella Events | Venue and Catering: Rose Hill Plantation | Linens: CE Rental | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Bridesmaids and Bridal Jewelry: Kendra Scott | Bridal gown and shoes: Maggi Bridal | Makeup: Ashley Mooney | Flowers: MEWS Floral Design | Flower girl dresses: Olivia Kate Couture | Cake and cupcakes: The Cupcake Shoppe | Invitation Suite: One and Only Paper | Calligraphy: Quietude Co. | Vintage car: Woodlief Classic Car RentalsGroom's Suit: Men's Warehouse | Ring box: The Mrs. Box | Champagne Glasses: Kate Spade | Balloon: Bella Sweet Styling

Posted on July 8, 2017 .

Featured on Bride and Groom Magazine | 4th of July Wedding Theme

Planner/Designer: K-List Events & Decor | Photography: Nieto Photography | Venue: 214 Martin Street | Dresses: Carolina Bridal World | Groomsmen: Ticknor’s Mens Clothier | Men's Shoes: The Art of Style Boutique | Bow Ties and Pocket Squares: High Cotton | Jewelry: Moon & Lola | Florals: Fallon’s Creative Flowers | Cake: Confectionate Cakes | Dishware: Classic Party Rentals | Goblets: American Party Rentals | Food Truck: All American Food Truck | DJ: Ken Reid, Brooklyn Bouncer DJ | Dogs: Petite Paws Maltese | Videographer: The Picture Station, Mastermind Productions

Posted on July 1, 2017 .

Featured on Pretty Pear Bride

Featured on Pretty Pear Bride

This fun-loving bride wanted two different hairstyles on her special day. For her walk down the aisle, April wanted a sleek, elegant, Hollywood vintage wave. Then she wanted something cooler, off her shoulders during the reception; a hairstyle that would last through the night of dancing she and her groom had planned.

April's hair had gone up easily for the trial. The day of the wedding, however, there was so much humidity that her hair did not want to cooperate. It took a bit longer than anticipated based on the trial, but that is an example of why we always add in cushion time for unforeseen challenges!


Photographer:  Thirteenth Moon Photography LLC | Dress Designer: Allure Bridals | Cake Designer: Ashley Cakes | Dress Store: bridals by lori | Event Designer: Fresh Affairs | DJ: Joe Bunn DJ Company | Officiant: Rev. Barbara Lodge | Photo Booth Equipment: ShutterBooth | Cinema and Video: Swept Away Videos | Bridesmaid Dresses : The Dessy Collection | Reception Venue: The Washington Duke Inn 

Posted on June 24, 2017 .

Carlee Farm | Stylized Shoot - Wedding Hair | Oxford, NC

At rustic Carlee Farm, a relatively new wedding venue, I was working with very straight and soft, fine hair on a blistering, hot day. To withstand the heat, I recommended updos so their hair would stay beautiful throughout the day.

I prepped the blonde bride's hair using dry shampoo to add volume and texture and absorb any oils and sweat caused by the heat of day. Then I curled, sprayed, and pinned, adding a lovely braid on one side for contrast and pinning up some curls underneath.

For the bride with softer, dark hair I prepped and twisted it into a bun, giving her a nice, simple hairstyle that would flatter her features and her dress without having to worry about the heat.

Looking back at the last photos of the day, their hairstyles withstood the heat of the day from the first shot to the last.

Venue: Carlee Farm - Oxford, NC | Makeup: Fallon Deliso – Raleigh, NC | Rentals:  Homemade Bride | Florist :  Rebecca’s Silver Rose | Videography: Lee Guthrie | Second Photographer : Chris with Nieto Photography – Louisburg, NC | Models: Alex Jones and Jordan Holt | Horse and Carriage: Bull City Carriage and Limousine Service

Posted on June 17, 2017 .