Southern New England Weddings Feature: Styling

August 22, 2014 ·

We were recently featured on Southern New England Wedding’s blog for fantastic styled elopement shoot we created with an amazing team of vendors. Our team included Joseph Laurin Photography, Green Lion Floral Design, Champagne & Ink, Island Outfitters, & Gigi New York {full list of vendors below}.

Take a look at our storyline and some detailed location images of the shoot at Norman Bird Sanctuary via Southern New England Weddings here.

For the styling of the models, we wanted to play with the textures of the environment by incorporating some rustic tones, while also playing up pure whites, denim & lace. Our bride and bridesmaid’s look were more of a boho-chic feel; Jennie Kay created voluminous hair, loose free waves, braids and half-up styles. The girls also wore a modern daytime smokey eye, each with tones customized to play up their natural coloring.

The groom wore a very non-traditional modern-edged ensemble, pairing jeans with a crisp white button down, and an undercut side-parted hairstyle. We wanted to create a look that was different, yet wearable.

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Bride Dress: Tj Maxx | Bride Bracelet: JCrew {similar} | Bride Ring & Earrings: Chloe + Isabel | Bride Boots: Similar | Bride Rainboots: Hunter
Bridesmaid Top: Asos | Bridesmaid Sash: Handmade | Bridesmaid Boots: Similar
Groom Button Down & Tie: Island Outfitters 

PHOTOGRAPHY | JOSEPH LAURIN PHOTOGRAPHY
VENUE | NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY
DESIGN and STYLING | CHAMPAGNE & INK
PAPER GOODS | CHAMPAGNE & INK
FLORAL DESIGN | GREENLION DESIGN
HAIR AND MAKEUP | JENNIE KAY BEAUTY
STYLING OF MODELS | THE BEAUTY PIN
LEATHER BRIDE HANDBAG | GIGI NEW YORK
MENS OUTFIT | ISLAND OUTFITTERS
DINNERWARE | WEST ELM
CHAIR RENTAL | PETERSON PARTY CENTER

Post by Stephanie Hynson

MONDAY MUST: Sweat Proof Makeup

August 18, 2014 ·

Our Monday Must this week features our must-have products to wear to the gym or to the beach {we know some of you ladies out there can’t go without … so this one’s for you!}.

If you’re looking to keep that put-together face, rather than look like a Picasso Painting by the end of your beach day or workout, keep these products and tips in mind.

*Stay away from powder based products. Though it may seem odd, powder products actually have a tendency to come off much faster than a moisture-based product. Powders stay atop the skin, while oil or moisture based products adhere to the skin and have a longer wear time.

*Waterproof mascara is your best friend. Wear waterproof mascara sparingly- meaning try not to use it everyday, as it does have a tendency to do a number on lashes. Be sure to use an oil-based makeup remover to soak the product off. Blot and gently wipe away the mascara after use. Rubbing can cause irritation to the delicate tissue around your eyes.

*Use a serum rather than a cream moisturizer. Heavy cream moisturizer can also melt away. Opt for an easily-absorbed serum for your moisture before applying your products.

*Cream blush is amazing. We always go back to cream blushes because they are easy to apply and pretty much fool proof. You can rarely make mistakes in the application process; simply blend until even!

*Use a makeup setting spray to pretty much “shellac” your products. It is an amazing product to use especially when you know you won’t be able to reapply makeup or touch up when you’d like to!

Tarte Cream Blush | Maybelline Falsies Waterproof Mascara | Fresh Facial Moisturizing Serum | NYX Setting Spray

Post by Stephanie Hynson

Wedding Wednesday: Sneak Peek of 2014 brides!

August 13, 2014 ·

As always, we are so lucky to work with such gorgeous, awesome brides. This Wedding Wednesday, we’re sharing a sneak peek at some of the beauties from this season! Stay tuned for more photos to come when they are available!

Ps. Is it just us, or do our brides ALWAYS have the most fantastic wedding gowns?!

Bridal Bombshell Isabel and husband John
Married at Castle Hill Inn
Photographed by Rebecca Arthurs
Planned by Couture Parties
Hair & Makeup by artists of Jennie Kay Beauty

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HAIR & MAKEUP by Jennie Kay Beauty, Bridal hair, bridal makeup, updo, half up hair, bridal gown, newport wedding, newport bride, rhode island wedding, rebecca arthurs photography

Bridal Bombshell Nancy and husband Richard
Married at Castle Hill Inn
Photographed by Rebecca Arthurs
Planned by Couture Parties
Hair & Makeup by artists of Jennie Kay Beauty

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Bridal Bombshell Kelly with husband Trevor
Married at Regatta Place
Photographed by Joseph Laurin Photography
Hair & Makeup by artists at Jennie Kay Beauty

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HAIR & MAKEUP by Jennie Kay Beauty, Bridal hair, bridal makeup, updo, half up hair, bridal gown, newport wedding, newport bride, rhode island wedding, joseph laurin photography

Post by Stephanie Hynson

Wedding Wednesday: Erin + Cameron

August 6, 2014 ·

Today’s Wedding Wednesday featuring our beautiful bride, Erin and her husband Cameron who married in Newport this past April. Erin wanted a half-up hairstyle and natural makeup look. Jennie Kay airbrushed Erin, enhanced her eyes with a smudged-liner and styled her hair with soft curls {very Old Hollywood!}.

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HAIR & MAKEUP by Jennie Kay Beauty, Bridal hair, bridal makeup, updo, half up hair, bridal gown, newport wedding, newport bride, rhode island wedding, herb photography

HAIR & MAKEUP by Jennie Kay Beauty, Bridal hair, bridal makeup, updo, half up hair, bridal gown, newport wedding, newport bride, rhode island wedding, herb photography

HAIR & MAKEUP by Jennie Kay Beauty, Bridal hair, bridal makeup, updo, half up hair, bridal gown, newport wedding, newport bride, rhode island wedding, herb photography

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Must Have Products Used
Lipstick: Sex On Heels by Jennie Kay Cosmetics
Face Makeup: Temptu Pro
Post by Stephanie Hynson , Hair & Makeup by Jennie Kay of Jennie Kay Beauty , Photography by Herb Photography

Monday Must: Ringly

August 4, 2014 ·

Ever feel like you just can’t get away from your phone? Whether it’s at the dinner table, at the office, out with friends, or even on a date, we live in a world where technology rules and we are all somehow always connected to our phone. Well, the creators of Ringly have come up with a solution to help you put your phone down … and not so much “get away from your phone”, but allow a more hands free approach with wearable techie jewelry that lets you put the phone down but stay in touch with things of importance.

Ringly is a new product that allows you to connect your phone through an app to a fashion ring on your finger. These rings are adorable, and there is nothing odd or geeky about them! The ring features a vibration and color notification which allows you to be reminded of appointments, be aware of specific phone calls and texts.

The rings currently come in four beautiful colors; black onyx, pink sapphire, rainbow moonstone and emerald. Step away from your phone, free your hands and stay in touch as you please with Ringly. How awesome is this product? We can’t wait to get our hands on one of these. Order yours here!

Post by Stephanie Hynson ; Graphic design by Grace Abbott