Gone are the days when we as women get married at 20 and had a handful of kids before we hit 25. Nowadays b/c of schooling, our careers and overall life goals we're all getting married and having kids later...and as someone who just turned 29 (gasp!) I gotta say there is nothing wrong w/ that at all!
Many first time brides are well into their 30s or even 40s now and that doesn't mean they shouldn't get the chance to look beautiful and celebrate just as big on their wedding days.
I had a pleasure of working w/ a couple of 30 something brides this past season and both were so much fun to work w/!
Cathy, my Greek bride readily admitted her life was straight out of My Big Fat Greek Wedding lol. She was actually marrying an old friend from high school. They got reconnected years later at a mutual friend's party (I think) and sparks quickly flew...ahh how romantic! She actually was referred to me by this great hair salon in Etobicoke. I did makeup there for a bridal party earlier in the Summer and they were all really impressed w/ my work...esp. on the Bride's mom. So ever since then if they've had someone that inquired about a makeup artist they've referred them to me :)
For Cathy, like many of my brides the focus was on the eyes. I decided to do a really soft grey/purple smokey eye to compliment her cool skin tones and eyes. I've said it before and I'll say it again I LOVE Model 21 lashes on my brides! They really open up the eyes and EVERY bride comments on how natural yet dramatic they look! I kept the lips fairly natural and highlighted them a pink gloss. Cathy actually had a blue vein under her eye as well as a couple of sun spots she was really concerned about covering. I used the Yaby concealers and Cinema Secrets foundation on her and they both worked amazingly!
Btw I recently updated my Wedding Website w/ Behind the Scenes pictures I took of my Brides and their Bridesmaids...really hope some of them send me some official pictures from their weddings. Love seeing them looking gorgeous and glowing in their professional wedding pictures!