January Wedding - WI Bride, Abby
Updated: Jul 15, 2022
This January, Abby and Ronnie celebrated their love with a beautiful winter wedding. The two spent their day in the heart of downtown La Crosse with their closest friends and family members. I was honored to be a part of their day as they became husband and wife.
Their getting-ready space was none other than The Charmant Hotel. If you know me, you know I'm a BIG fan of this space! It has a gorgeous backdrop for getting-ready with so much character. The ladies rented two rooms that hooked together - perfect for a big group!
We set up makeup in the beautiful white and blue toned bathroom between the two rooms. This allowed the ladies to step away from the big group and relax. They were able to focus in and be pampered like the true gems they are.
I chatted with each of them about how they know the bride and why they all love her so much. This was an extremely sweet group of ladies. Each and every one of them shared a list of all the reasons Abby is so great. Get you a girl squad like this one!!!
After the ladies makeup was complete, it was FINALLY time for the bride! Abby was as cool as a cucumber on the morning of her wedding. I have absolutely no idea how this bride was so calm, but I could tell she was 100% ready to marry her soulmate. There's something so special about the time I get to spend with the bride.
Abby's request for her makeup was soft and romantic. Their wedding was winter themed with light neutrals and golds. She wanted her makeup to look like herself, yet all dolled up. This is one of my favorite looks to create. I gave Abby a full coverage, yet natural foundation, with medium contouring, warm mauve blush, full and long false lashes, and a rosey lip color she chose herself. Abby was an absolute dream on her wedding day!
Products Used on Abby:
Primer: Milk Hydro Grip Primer
Foundation: IT Cosmetics CC Cream
Concealer: Tarte, Shape Tape
Powder: Maybelline, Fit Me Pressed Powder
Blush: Milani ,Baked Blush
False Lashes: I can't find the exact pair online, but these are a great dupe... Eyelure, Faux Mink Lashes
Mascara: L'Oreal, Lash Paradise in Waterproof
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Eyebrows: Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Setting Spray: All Nighter Long-Lasting Setting Spray
All I can say is Abby was an absolute vision on her wedding day. I enjoyed meeting her closest girlfriends and family members. Each one of them kind, caring, and so happy to celebrate the happy couple.
Congratulations, Abby and Ronnie! Thank you again for having me as part of your special day. Sending all my best as you embark on your new journey!
Photography: Keela Jo Photography
Getting-ready Location: The Charmant Hotel
Venue: The Cargill Room at The Waterfront
Makeup: Makeup By Sarah Koblitz
Bridal Gown: Charlotte's Bridal and Formal Wear
Bridal Beaded Overlay: BHLDN
Bridal Shawl: Homemade by Mother of the Bride
Tuxes: Men's Warehouse
Rings: Morgan's Jewelers in Winona, MN
Bride's Earrings: Olive and Piper
Hair Styling: Naomi from Luxe Salon in Winona, MN and Kayla Graham from The Hair Company Salon & Spa in Cresco, IA
Florals: Root River Floral in Rushford, MN