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Two Looks, One Wedding | Hair & Makeup by Audra Rene Studio

By, April 15, 2013

Ashley and Bryan’s recent wedding started with a traditional, elegant Catholic ceremony at The Immaculata. This was followed by a reception at the historic El Cortez Hotel, located near downtown San Diego.

Ashley was a wonderful bride to work with, and it helped that she had such a great eye for style! After discussing Ashley’s goals for her wedding day look, we decided to create not one, but two custom styles for her! The goal was to give her the versatility, functionality, and most of all, the glamour that she was after on her big day.

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Look number one featured gorgeous cascading curls. The beautiful hair seen in these images is all Ashley’s, and it’s even her natural color! I was thrilled to have such an incredible canvas to work with. I swept her curls over to one side, ensuring that could show off the beautiful detailing on her bridal bolero or gown.

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The makeup artist for Ashley and her bridal party, Maggie Hansen, created glamorous and flawless finishes for all of the girls. She used a mixture of products, including Temptu and MAC cosmetics.

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When it was time for look number two, we only had 15 minutes to pull off this transformation!  I love that in such a short period of time, we were able to create a completely different feeling in this soft, romantic up-do. The up-style let Ashley eat cake, and dance the night away, without giving her hair a second thought. Isn’t that what every bride wants on her wedding day?

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We love looking at these beautifully captured images.  It was an honor to participate in such an event to remember!

Makeup: Audra Rene Studio
Hair Stylist: Audra Rene Studio
Photography: True Photography
Coordinator: Bliss Events
Florist: Blush Botanicals
Caterer: Coast Catering
Venue: El Cortez
Transportation: Elite Image
Linens and Rental: La Tavola
Bakery: Sweet Cheeks Baking
Videographer: Taylor Films
Photo Booth: The Foto Box
Tuxedo: A Better Deal Tuxedo
Church/Temple: The Immaculata
Musician: The Vintage Strings
Wedding Dress: The White Flower Bridal Boutique
Lighting and Decor: Tim Altbaum Productions
Disc Jockey: Tim Altbaum Productions
Invitation: Wedding Paper Divas