Love in Monterey

It's been a whole year since Cassie and Peter said 'I do!' at the picturesque Perry House in Monterey, California. 

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I had the honor of being Cassie's hairstylist on her wedding day! Cassie and I had met at a craft fair briefly the year prior, and before I knew it we were in the salon meeting for her trial appointment! Cassie and I have since become friends and I am so glad I got to share this special day with her! 

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The inspiration for Cassie's hairstyle was a look that was soft, romantic, and classic. I began creating this look by first setting curls around the crown to create volume and softness in the style. While they cooled I curled the remaining sections of hair with a 1 1/4" curling iron. I then worked on creating the shape of the style by pinning the hair up carefully, curl by curl, into place. Once the style was perfected we completed the look with beautiful, vintage inspired hair accessories Cassie had tastefully picked out. 

The way the chain drapes just over the top of the style is my favorite part of this look! 

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I also had the pleasure of creating looks for Cassie's bridesmaids as well! Who chose to wear soft waves and chignon inspired styles for their favorite girl's day! 

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Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Cassie and Peter! Thank you for having me be apart of your day! 

 

XO,

April 

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Viola + Zack

It was so fun doing Viola's hair and makeup for her small intimate wedding in San Francisco. Her and Zack had an early appointment at San Francisco City Hall, where their close family members would witness them tying the knot. 

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Viola is someone who literally never wears makeup, so for her bridal makeup we wanted to keep her skin soft and natural with minimal blush, and make her eyes pop with fluttery false lashes and winged liner. 

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For her wedding hair, April styled a sleek, yet slightly messy pony. Viola's hair accessory was a simple gold pearl clip in the back center. 

The result was our bride looking goddess-like! We love the photos Viola shared with us. 

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Congratulations Zack and Viola! 

Rain or Shine Wedding Bliss in Tahoe

This past September I got to be apart of this special South Lake Tahoe wedding as a Bridal hairstylist for the lovely Danielle. 

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Her look was beautiful and classic vintage waves that had a modern touch. 

The day of this Tahoe wedding, there was a terrible thunderstorm. Hail and all! Despsite the weather the wedding went off without a hitch and the Bride's hair looked beautiful through the night. 

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And the weather made for some amazing photos! 

Thank you for having me be apart of your day Danielle! 

XO

Apri 

Olivia Shih + Jeff Lin

I had the honor of doing makeup recently for Olivia Shih and her family for her San Francisco City Hall Wedding in August. 

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Olivia's makeup reflected her cool, chic, minimalist style. This creative power couple's eye for beautiful details shows in their photos. Olivia is a talented jewelry designer, and Jeff, her now husband, is a UI designer. 

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I especially loved Olivia's incredible white jumpsuit, paired with a subtle gold body chain. As someone who rarely wears makeup at all, Olivia really wanted that no-makeup makeup look. 

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Olivia's makeup was airbrushed, using the Temptu hydralock foundation. I did a subtle glam eye on her with a soft, natural lash. The airbrush makeup is so great- it will really stay put and looks so flawless! I always say it's easy to make pretty people even prettier- I love how Olivia's skin looks so radiant and beautiful!

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Want to know more about this creative husband and wife?

Follow Olivia on instagram @oliviashihdesigns

Olivia's website: www.oliviashih.com

 

Follow Jeff on instagram: @yenhunglin_com

Jeff's website: : www.yenhunglin.com

 

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Congrats Olivia and Jeff! 

 

xo Desiree