It’s not every day that you get to experience a wedding of such grandeur and elegance – a wedding that truly makes you believe that fairytales and beautiful princesses do exist. I’m fortunate to have had the experience of being part of one such wedding and it is a memory I will always cherish.

Weddings by JDK design, Couture Cakery

The story begins with my good friend David Everett of JDK who was the heart and soul of this wedding and first introduced me to this very special couple,Bryce and Kyle. The bride and I met for her trial makeup almost one year in advance. I created a very soft, natural and simply beautiful look for her to complement all of the other themes and elements of her wedding and she loved it! But to my ultimate surprise, just two weeks before her big day, the bride expressed to me she would like to do something very different. We immediately did a second trial in which my heart told me to design a fashion-forward and sexy look that was still very bridal. My vision aligned perfectly with hers and we finally found it—a European fashion inspired look always present in Chanel, Dior or Gucci shows.

This story, and its fun twist of an ending, is an example of the benefit of having a European makeup artist. I bring an exquisite sense of style and a natural eye for fashion and apply this toward designing your unique bridal look.

Whether you want all-natural with a hint of romance or over-the-top fashionista makeup inspired by the runways, don’t be afraid to change things up or ask for input from your makeup artist. We’re here to help pull out your inner-supermodel for your special day! Also, I’m proud to say that this look was done using only products from the new CARMINA-CRISTINA Makeup Collection.

Wedding makeup Mechanicsburg

Smokey Eyes Makeup Design

Take a look at the stunning finished product in the pictures below. You will see how the right touch of fashion and glamour can create a bridal look that is still very romantic and natural while delivering that extra “wow” factor.

I’d like to give a very special thank you to the Mother-of-the-Groom, Deb whose close relationship with the bride helped guide her toward discovering her unique inner beauty that shone through her wedding day makeup. Also, thank you to David Everett from Weddings by JDK who first introduced me to this very special couple. Last, but certainly not least, thank you to Thomas Beaman for so exquisitely capturing this dream wedding on film as well as all of the special details including the makeup application and finished product.

Bridal Party Makeup


The full list of wedding vendors includes:

Wedding production and design: Weddings by JDK (David Everett)

Florals: Weddings by JDK (JoAnn Ort Reisinger)

Catering: Weddings by JDK (Josh)

Wedding planning and coordination: Planned Perfection (Jonnaysa Kirkham)

Wedding Photography: Thomas Beaman

Cake and candy station: The Couture Cakery (Jasmine Clouser)

Lighting: Premier Production Services

Tents: Event Central PA

Ice sculpture: Ice Concepts

Rentals: Weddings by JDK

Landscaping: Utopian Landscapes

Wedding dress: Custom designed by Janel Berte of Posh Bridal

Cinematography: Cinema Cake

Photography: Thomas Beaman Photography (Special thanks to Shannon Confair, Rebecca Derstine, and Shannon Pray for helping out)

Invitations and menu cards: Persnickety Invitation Studio

Band: Cityscape (Three Rivers Entertainment)

Ceremony Sound: Mixed Up Productions

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