Sloan & Rob Rainy but Dreamy Soiree at Charles Krug WineryApril 18, 2015
I am thrilled to share that Sloan & Rob’s wedding at the Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena was published on The Knot Northern California Real Weddings yesterday! Click through to see the full feature! I have so much to say about this beautiful couple and wedding – which is why this blog post is just a ‘teaser’ at this point! I’ve done my best to tag all of the vendors on instagram and facebook, but for now I’m tagging a few vendors in the post that are related to the 4 teaser images I’m posting here that I am really loving!
I selected the photos to continue our discussion about the FAQ that I get about makeup for wedding day is “Will it show up on photos?” – from my previous blog post with the red carpet makeup & hair for Carice van Houten. During the consultation with Sloan, we did a natural look, but later on Sloan’s feedback for me was she would like it more natural with less eyeshadow and blush. I fully supported it, because I knew that it will go well with the overall look of the wedding, and I had full confidence that it will still show up in the photos! Even in the really soft/rainy light, you can still see the blush, eyeshadow and contour. If you want a really natural and subtle look, it’s important to consider the weather factor and the photographer’s shooting style. It will look very subtle in certain lighting situations, but I have to say that I am a huge supporter that brides and bridal party members should go with the look that makes you look and feel most comfortable! Contrasting with a red carpet event and the lighting used, this event is outdoors and shot in Natural Light. With flash/strobes, this subtle makeup may make the client appear more ‘flat’ and ‘washed out.’ Lighting/style is something we need to keep in mind, but at the same time, going natural vs. more smokey/glamorous is ultimately a personal preference, and we as artist can help you adjust it for the lighting on our end, but ultimately we’re all for it if you love it!!!
It was the first time in a LONG time California experienced any rain, and while it was a Plan B for the event, Sloan kept positive and said: “Hey, we’ll be the couple that broke the drought in California” :) And I was telling her in Chinese culture, we have a saying “遇水則發” meaning if it rains on your big event, it means you will be extra lucky/wealthy/good fortune will shine on you! Major props to Erika & Michael of This Love of Yours for working with the rain and documenting this beautiful event! I also loved working with Sharon from Napa Valley Custom Events and I’m in love with the florals from Fleurs de France!
To end this quick teaser post, I did want to mention that starting tomorrow April 19th-April 27th, I will be out of office working in Los Angeles + then returning for wedding events Friday-Sunday! All emails, inquiries and phone calls will be returned during the week of April 28th. We’re very excited – Team Skyla Arts have 5 events this coming weekend, and we can’t wait to work with our brides!
Usually if I’m working on set or weddings I don’t put up the out-of-office responders as I still try to get back to everyone as soon as possible and squeeze in some office time during the evenings, but since I’ll be commuting/out-of-town, it is harder to respond via mobile devices! Last announcement…! I have been getting phone inquiries about Prom & special events anywhere from 12-48 hours before the event and I have to share here that it’s almost mission impossible! Not only because the dates frequently coincide with weddings that are pre-booked 6 months+, but most importantly, I would have to return your phone call during regular hours (ie: When I return home from set at 6:00-7:00pm, I don’t feel it’s an appropriate time to phone back and would have to wait to the next day if I am not working). Furthermore, if I were to try to send you a referral to a trusted colleague or connect you with one of my associate stylists, I would still need time to arrange that: find out if they are available, send a referral or arrange my stylist to service you, handle payment and invoicing. It would be difficult to do that with 12-48 hour notice! I’m sorry I cannot help you this time, but we hope you can keep us in mind for the future with a little advanced notice! Have a great week ahead and until next time!!!
Makeup & Hair : Liz of Skyla ArtsPhotography : This Love of YoursPlanner : Napa Valley Custom EventsFlorals : Fleurs de FranceVenue : Charles Krug WineryDress : Jenny Packham