Angela & Jacob - Published on

Given the heat wave lately, I thought it was a great opportunity to share a beautiful wedding that happened in record heat!  :)  I was so thrilled when Wayling, the beautiful mother of the bride and the general of the wedding planning process, emailed me that Angela & Jacob’s wedding has been published by the new online edition featuring Real Weddings!  Click here to check out their write-up and to see more photos captured by Annie Tao from the event!  We got ready at a cool air-conditioned hotel about 20 minutes away from the venue.  I started early with the sister of the bride and Wayling (MOB) and then got to work on the beautiful Angela.  We knew it was going to be a warm June day, and after relaying the touch-up instructions again, Angela assured me that fortunately she does not sweat much in general.  After I made sure Angela was happy with her look, I packed my kit so I’m not in their way, and walked out to the parking lot – and…the heat that hit me made me think: Oh Boy!!!  I hope it’s going to be OK!  And then I go home and discovered that at 110 F, it was, at the time, the hottest recorded day in Livermore!!   Of course I was feeling worried!  I tell all of my brides the same (I would say…irrefutable truth about cosmetic ingredients!) that makeup is waterproof, but not oil-proof or smudge proof.  If you think about the properties and take any oil or cleansing oil, pretty much everything gets dissolved.  Heat tends to stimulate both the sweat (sudoriferous) and oil (sebaceous) glands.  The most mattifying primers can help the longevity, but natural elements are always a concern!  The same with hair – with more sweat/humidity and contact to the skin (on your neck and back!) the more likely it is to lose the curl despite hair products.

When I saw the photos shared by Annie, I thought: It’s a miracle!  A combination of genetic advantage, and good products! :)  Be sure to check out the post on and Annie’s Blog to see all the lovely DIY details made by Wayling and her aunt, who had a lot of fun (and some stress!) putting it all together!  During the consultation appointment, I saw Wayling & Angela’s pinterest boards, and knew they were prepared for a thoughtful & elegant affair!  Below are my favorite picks – of course they feature more the hair & makeup because I’m the hair & makeup person!  :) You can watch the lovely highlight video by De Novo Films as well to see their event.

Ceremony & Reception:  Martinelli Event Center Chinese Cheongsam Dress:  Ling Ling Chinese Dresses Wedding Dress:  Monique Lhuillier at Bridal Galleria Reception Dress:  Sue Wong Ceremony Shoes:  Jimmy Choo Jewelry:  Nina & Nadri at Nordstrom Makeup & Hair:  Liz at Skyla Arts Bridesmaid’s Dresses :  Amsale Groom’s Tuxedo:  Hugo Boss Groomsmen’s Tuxedo:  Vera Wang at Bridal Galleria Floral’s & Rentals:  Delford West Flowers Ceremony Music:  An Elegant Touch of Strings Reception Music:  Amos Productions Catering :  Garre Winery Cake:  Cake Delight Favors :  Sugarie Videography:  De Novo Studio Photography:  Annie Tao Photography