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Wedding Wednesday : Vows of Love on the Green

Who is ready to celebrate love and par-tee? Well prepare yourself because you will!  Especially, once you start looking at these incredible wedding day nuptials! This gorgeous outdoor wedding took place in the historic beachy town of San Clemente, CA on a perfect afternoon.  You are going to love the simplistic yet elegant gardenesque decor. Soft pink blush colors accented the white wedding by using a soft glam makeup palette and strapless bridesmaids gowns. You can feel the love and emotions that surrounded the bride and groom on their special day. The intimate moments shared and captured during the "first look(s)" are breath taking. This wedding certainly spared no details and with a love like theirs, we are confident they will remain husband and wife fore-ever!

Wedding Photography : Taryn Grey Photography  | Wedding Planner: Eat Drink n Be Marry  | Ceremony & Reception Venue : Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center  | Getting Ready Location : The Hampton Inn & Suites

Bridal wedding accessories captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com   
Bridal wedding details captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Wedding Wednesday "Love on the Green." Bridal wedding details captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Bridal and bridesmaids wedding day beauty captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Bridal and bridesmaids wedding day beauty captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Wedding Wednesday "Love on the Green." Bridal and bridesmaids wedding day beauty captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com

High neckline dresses are a big trend in the wedding fashion industry this year.  According to Love & Lavender, "a style trend towards simple, elegant and romantic weddings is on the rise, and with it comes wedding dress necklines. High neck wedding dresses are popular this year after the look took over runways, celebrity, and even royal culture!"

Bride and mother of the bride wedding day beauty captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Bride and mother of the bride wedding day beauty captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Mother of the bride helping her daughter, the bride, put on final accessories. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
First look with father of the bride captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Father of the bride first look captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Bride with father of the bride making final touches to attire before walking down the aisle captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
No other love in the world is like the love a Father has for his little girl.
Bride with father of the bride captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Bride and groom first look captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Wedding day "first look" spot at Wedgewood in San Clemente captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
"First look" with Bride and Groom captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Bride and groom kiss after "first look" captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com

Her dark hair looks gorgeous in this romantic updo, styled with subtle braids and twists.

Bride and groom portrait captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Bride beauty portrait captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair updo and soft glam makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Bride portrait during outdoor wedding in San Clemente captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Bride looking at groom portrait taken during outdoor wedding in San Clemente and captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Wedding Wednesday "Love on the Green." Bride and groom holding each other portrait taken during outdoor wedding in San Clemente and captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Bride, groom and bridal party portrait during outdoor wedding in San Clemente captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Wedding reception details captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Wedding cake details captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Unique guest book ideas during wedding reception captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Wedding reception decorated couples table captured by Taryn Grey Photography. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Wedding photo fun with bride and groom by Taryn Grey Photography.  Wedding hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com
Three generations wedding photo by Taryn Grey Photography. Bride with mother of the bride and grandmother of the bride. Wedding hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com

Three generations of strong beautiful women.

Wedding day photo capturing love between with bride and groom by Taryn Grey Photography.  Wedding hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla) thevanitybelle.com

Wedding Wednesday: Kaity's Bridal Glow in Cabo

Belles as Brides

"Remember why you are getting married. At the end of the day, you have your spouse. The time will pass and people will never remember the small details BUT they will remember the love they saw that day!"

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Blake had one mission.... make it be a surprise! If you know me, then you know I can crack any surprise just by looking at someone. I was sick, so you could say I was a little off my game. We had planned on going to visit my family in Bend, Oregon for Easter. It was a cold rainy Easter Sunday, and we had just finished our Easter egg hunts and brunch at Brasada Ranch. With a beautiful view on a hill, he asked to take a picture with me. As I turned around he was down on one knee, rosy nose and all. I cried, he laughed and not many words other than "YES" were said after that! We gathered with our family who were ALL in on it the whole time!

What was your wedding style? The dress, the glam, the location?

Cabo San Lucas ba-by!!! We wanted a simple, easy and p-a-r-t-y! We couldn’t imagine our day any other way, but to be intimate and small with about 55 of our closest loved ones. My dress was very beachy and Spanish influenced, from BHLDN. The location was anything short of a dream. The perfect sand, ocean and a sky almost as good looking as my Husband!

What inspired you when you were planning your big day?

Truthfully, I started on Pinterest like any Bride does dreaming of her wedding. But after many disappointing "sticker shock" moments I decided to just use my hopeless romantic brain and dream about the perfect wedding for US! Plus, the colors rose gold/copper had a lot to do with it.

What was it like to be a Vanity Belle stylist as a bride?

I LOVE seeing and hearing how creative Brides are! It is so great to bounce off ideas with other women and see their dream and vision come to life. I also love sharing little tips that I learned prepping for the big day!

What was your favorite (or most surreal) moment of the day?

I had so many amazing moments on our wedding day! But, my most favorite one of all was one that I didn’t even expect.  While everyone was eating, we also took a moment to eat, or should I say shovel in our food (Brides, am I right?) I remember looking over at Blake, who was now my Husband (what!!!) and looking out at our Guests. Each person, all from different families, parts of our lives, and even friends who had never even met. However, in that moment, together, everyone was getting along and shared love for each-other. They had one thing in common, us! This moment was everything. We both took it in, feeling extremely loved and blessed. All of our favorite people in one place, all for us!

Did you cry?

Oh my goodness, did I ever stop? But can we talk about him! Ha-ha-ha P.S shout out to my girl Natalie, that full face of make up was A WARRIOR through those tears!

What song did you have for your first dance?

"Better Today" by Coffey Anderson

Where did you honeymoon?

We continued our destination wedding in Cabo for another week after our wedding! #Familymoon!

What advice do you have for other brides?

Remember why you are getting married. At the end of the day, you have your spouse. The time will pass and people will never remember the small details BUT they will remember the love they saw that day!

How did being a bride impact your job as a bridal stylist? 

I am more compassionate and understanding! I now understand all the decisions that have to be made that can add to tons of stress. I am a great ear for listening and professional problem solver!

Wedding Photography : Jim Kennedy Photography | Venue, Caterer & Hotel: Hacienda Cocina y Cantina | Wedding Planner: Momentos Los Cabos | Brides Attire Designer : BHLDN | 

Wedding/ bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle Orange County (Costa Mesa) in Los Cabo Mexico

Our beautiful blue eyed Belle Bride!

Bridal blonde hair style for beach wedding by Vanity Belle, Orange County (Costa Mesa) in Los Cabo Mexico.
Blonde bridal hair styles by Vanity Belle, Orange County (Costa Mesa) in Los Cabo Mexico
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Wedding bridal hair and makeup styles by Vanity Belle Orange County, CA (Costa Mesa). Wedding ceremony in Los Cabo Mexico.

Congratulations Kaity & Blake! 

Bridal makeup and hair styles by Vanity Belle in Orange County, CA (Costa Mesa). Absolutely beautiful wedding looks. Destination wedding in Los Cabo Mexico.
Beach wedding hair and makeup for destination wedding. Bridal style by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa).

Traveling Hair and Makeup Artists

The Belles have been on the move lately! From Michigan, Dallas and San Francisco to Mexico, twice! We love bringing the beautification to other parts of the world, getting to explore new places and celebrate with new brides!  

Most recently, we got to travel to Michigan. How gorgeous is our Michigan bride?

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She's just as fun as she is beautiful. Her makeup artist, Natalie got to have a little down time celebrating with her on her trip! 

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Right before that was CABO! This one was extra special because we were celebrating, one of our very own Belles, Kaity, and she couldn't get ready for her special day with out the VB squad! 

But, when you are hairstylist AND a bride, you are likely to end up working that day anyway. Look at Kaity in her element.

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We had such an amazing time celebrating with Kaity and eating up all the Mexico views! #wefancy

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Cabo holds a special place in the hearts of our owners, Victoria and Jonathan, as they got married there 8 years ago in July. They had a little time to reminisce as husband and wife on their trip also. 

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That dress tho!

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Kaity had the perfect setting for a wedding, and we were honored to be a part of her special day. 

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Speaking of Mexico, we got the pleasure of bringing the glam across the border down to Ensenada to doll up a super fun bridal party. They put us up in the most amazing villa that over looked the water. Naturally, a good view in Mexico, calls for a cold beer too. You must check out this place, it's called Las Gaviotas. We will definitely be going back!

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We even had a private beach to soak up some rays before the big day! 

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Beautiful view, beautiful beach and the most beautiful lighting for the perfect selfie! Score!

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Our bride Laurie, was beyond stunning, and so was her bridal party. 

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One of our favorites, was a trip to the Golden State, San Francisco. The perfect place to tell a love story. Naturally, we acted like tourists to get a few photos while exploring the city. Looking good Diane and Kaity! 

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And, last but not least, where everything is BIGGER - the Big D - Dallas, Texas! Yee-Haw! 

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Yes, we must get our photo opps! BUT, the most important one is the bride. ARE YOU READY?

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The Blonde Bombshell Makeover

Do Blonde's really have more fun?  Kaity, our Costa Mesa Manager & Hair Stylist. She specializing in working with blonde hair, whether it be just for brightening or going from brunette to a full blonde makeover!

Check out her Blonderage...

Blonde Before & After Photos