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A Wedding at Laurita Winery

Laurita Winery is a magical place and not just because of the wine. Imagine 40 acres of land where all you can see are rolling vineyards and budding grapes. An enchanting place tucked away from the rest of the world. Would you get married here? We would!

Lauren is the type of girl who can rock a pixie style hair cut and look completely angelic. So all we did was give her a blowout, adding body to the heigh of the crown.

Lid– Naked Bobbi Brown
– liner – Make Up For Ever, Aqua Black (liner is thick but not extended) 
Crease – Beige and  Mahogany by Bobbi Brown, Sketch, and Soft Brown by Mac
BrowsAnastasia brunette, Shroom by mac under brow
Cheeks– Nars Orgasm
Lips – Nars Sex Machine , Mac Nymphette
Lashes – Maybeline Falsies Waterproof Black Drama

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Venue: Laurita Winery | Hair & Makeup Magda’s Designs |

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Two Rules to Guarantee Picture Perfect Pictures

Unless you’re Kim Kardashian, the most photographed day of your life will likely be your wedding. So how can you guarantee you’ll love your photos? We asked Marie Papp — one of the best photographers in the New York, New Jersey area— what you can do to make sure your wedding photos are picture perfect.

Rule #1 don’t cut corners on hair and makeup. The worst is possible. Throughout Marie’s career she’s seen brides redo their look after the stylist has left. Talk about a waste of money and added stress. One time, she told us, the hair stylist never even showed up! Ever since that happened Marie began emphasizing the importance of a hair and makeup trial to her brides. “I want them to make sure they LOVE their look. If the bride loves her hair and makeup she radiates her beauty naturally.”

Rule #2 “there are NO do overs with wedding photography.” Sure the cheaper photographer might look best on your budget, but are you really getting the best deal? “The best deal may not always produce the best results,” stresses Marie. “Good photography is priceless. When all is said and done, you’ll want to work with the person that has a good reputation and produces the images you’ll love. After all, this will be your legacy.”

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What elements do you feel are the most important to a photograph?

“Tasteful portraits of the couple and family. Heartfelt candids of the event throughout the day that show the emotion and connection among family and friends. My favorite time is documenting my client turn into a beautiful and radiant bride!”Marie Papp Photography

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A Rustic Wedding at Perona Farms

Combine a country atmosphere and an old dairy farm with twinkling white lights, the scent of wild flowers, and the sound of live music. Could you dream of a more romantic ambiance? Nicole and Billy certainly had their wedding planning down pat. I mean, I seriously cannot get enough of these pictures. Everywhere you look there is something new, some personal touch that catches your eye. What’s most eye catching, however, and I’m sure Billy would agree, was Nicole herself.

Nicole’s look was created with a Bobbi Brown eye palette. Magda used aqua black liner by Make Up For Ever on her top lid. For a bottom eye liner, she used Stone from the Bobbi Brown Palette. Her lashes were colored with Maybelline’s Black Drama, Falsies Volume Express. Magda also used Anastasia Beauty express for Nicole’s brows and eyes.

For coverup, Magda used Face Atelier’s #4 and #5, as well as, Make Up For Ever’s HD Definition Powder. On Nicole’s cheeks, she used the Among Us Palette by Nars. This palette allows for contouring so a highlight was placed above the cheekbone and above the eyebrow, bronzing powder was brushed right below the cheek bone and under the jawline and the pink was dusted onto the apple of her cheeks.

Nicole’s hair was set and separated into two sections. Each section was tied into a ponytail and rolled up. The second section was back combed in the root, smoothed, and pinned directly above the first section. A few pieces of  hair were pinned to create a fuller appearance. For the finishing touches, Magda took the front sections of Nicole’s hair and curled them with a Chi Orbit Iron which created retro-styled waves.

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Hair & Makeup: Magda’s Designs | Venue:Perona Farms| Photographer: By Millie B Photography | Florist: Ibranyi | Dress Designer: Watters from Lovely Bride | Hair Accessory: Anthropologie


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The 4 Secrets to Photo Ready Nails Your Manicurist Doesn’t Talk About

Look at your nails. If you were to get engaged right now, would they be worthy of the “I said yes” Instagram pic? If the answer is no, read on. We’re revealing the 4 secrets to getting and keeping your nails photo ready.

Go for a manicure – This is your excuse to treat yourself! We recommend going once a month for maintenance. The manicurist will buff your nails, shape them, and push your cuticles back. In between visits avoid biting your nails and cuticles!

Strengthen your nails –  Nails are composed of delicate cells that are very absorbent. Because of this, they are easily affected by weather, water, and chemicals. Be conscious of what your exposing your nails to. If you’re washing the dishes, wear gloves. If it’s cold outside, moisturize your hands and wear mittens. Also, try taking a break from using nail polish remover, as it dries out the nail.

Lighten your nails – No one likes yellow, stained nails. A great at-home remedy is a lemon juice and baking soda paste. All you need is 1 tablespoon lemon juice and two tablespoons of baking soda. Stir the mixture until a paste forms, then apply the paste to your fingernails. Wash it off after 10-15 minutes.

Color – When you wear bright colored nail polish, it’s very noticeable when it chips. Unless you’re planning on touching it up every couple of days, wear a toned down color like light pink.

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