A Coastal Wedding at Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla, CA
On a beautiful summer day in July, #celinegetsbarryed happened. Celine and Barry exchanged their vows at Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla, CA. From the beginning to the end of the beauty process, Celine was a gem and her wedding day couldn’t have been better. True to the La Jolla coast, Celine wanted to embody the bohemian and beachy vibes and her wedding hair and makeup reflected that.
Coastal Wedding Hair and Makeup
When I first started chatting with Celine, she described her wedding hair and makeup look as natural and beachy. She said she wanted her face to look flawless, but still a little natural, and her hair down with big beach waves.
One of the questions I like to ask my brides is what is most important to them in the beauty process. This often includes, quality, cost, communication, etc. Celine’s answer took the cake and illustrated her personality and her priorities.
“I want everyone to look super beautiful without having to sell a kidney”
Considering that a kidney costs about $262,000 each, she was in the clear when it came to the hair and makeup cost. For the look and vibe she was going for, the pricing for her hair and makeup came in way below that. Whenever I am working with a bride, it’s important to me to figure out their priorities and style for hair and makeup, that way I can match the artists best suited to her needs. Beauty is such a personal thing, so making sure that you have a process that’s personalized to you, especially on your wedding day, isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity.
Leading Up To The Wedding Day
Leading up to her wedding day, Celine had originally scheduled a trial on her own, with a different hair and makeup artist, but they cancelled on her. She reached back out to me, since she didn’t live in town (she’s from NYC) to help her. I made sure to get a trial set up for her for the few days she was in San Diego with the stylists I originally had in mind for her.
Part of my job is to make the seemingly impossible happen and make the process as stress free as I can. So I got her the trial and she loved the artists. She was set for her wedding day.
Wedding Day Ready
For each of my brides I send a quick reminder and prep details about three days out from the wedding day. This is to insure that their hair and skin is ready for lasting styling and makeup application. I did the same for Celine and her group, so that they would have the best experience the day of.
On her wedding day Celine, wanted the hairstylist to come back and do touchups prior to photos. This is quite common, especially with beach weddings near Scripps Seaside Forum. It is reassurance that you will love how your hair looks in photos, and the dampness near the ocean doesn’t affect your hairstyle.
At the end of the day, everything went as perfectly as it could. I just wish we could relive it all again. Can we make that happen?
Photography: Kami Olavarria
Wedding Planner: Sweet Blossom Weddings
Beauty Concierge: Elwynn + Cass
Florals: Studio Fleurish
Venue: Scripps Seaside Forum