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Brit is one of my dearest friends. Her bridal party, all have a special place in my heart. Brit and I met in college at a small group church retreat in 07′ and have been friends ever since. Funny enough we met Matt, her husband that day also! But it wasn’t til years later did the two start dating! The maid of honor is my my sister, Erica! Also, my best friend, Karen was in the wedding. Naturally, I was SO excited when Brit asked me to be apart of her special day! It was an honor to do hair and makeup for the mothers and party and Brit! It was a long day! My sweet husband drove myself and 2.5 year old daughter out to CA the night before the wedding because I had to be in AZ for a bride the day before. We made it to CA at 3 am, Saturday night. I started working the Sunday morning at 9am! It was a long day, literally non stop til touch ups at 4 o’clock before Brit walked down the beach to her groom, Matt. Brit is an amazing designer. She is who recently re vamped the Mariana Marie logos and is currently building my custom site and blog! So excited that she is apart of that for me. Her God given talent will show through in her labor of love in the site. Enough Jabbering, here is a lil eye candy for you!

Major Thanks to the wonderful Stephanie Fay Photography, for the photos!

If you haven’t checked out Stephanie’s work, please click on the link and do so. She is so talented!

Thank you to the The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu- and the Westlake Village Inn.
And to Randi Eshelman for the planning and floral at the wedding. It went off with out a hitch!

Brit had two hair looks, one for the ceremony, a fun beachy natural look. For her reception we pulled it up and she got ready to dance. It was a lovely side sweep pony with diamond pins to match the rest of her bling!

For makeup we kept it beachy, airy, and clean. A light smoke to her eyes but really kept it bright and opened her eye up! Natural lip color with a touch of gloss. (not too much, you never want the groom wearing the brides lip color after that first kiss!)

Thank you, Brit and Matt for letting me be such a lovely and special part of your wedding day! God Bless your marriage and many happy years!

XOXO,

Mariana Marie

Stephanie and James were such a fun couple to work with. They both have such great personalities and were so easy to work with. For Stephanie’s look, we wanted a dramatic eye and clean face. Everything we used product wise, was Gluten Free! Stephanie is highly allergic! The whole wedding was actually GF! Check out her wedding coordinator, Angela Saban Designs, for more info on Stephanie’s GF wedding! Her lovely photographer, Diana Elizabeth, was so great to share the lovely photos with us.

ENJOY!

 xoxo,

Mariana Marie

Venue: Private Arcadia Estates Residence / Event Designer, Coordinator: Angela Saban Design / Gluten Free Desserts: Angel Cakes Bakery / Makeup: Mariana Marie / Wedding Dress: Sue Wong / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Groom’s Suit: Bar III / Groom’s Tie: Hugo Boss / Bridesmaid dress: Ann Taylor / Florist: Designs by E / Caterer: Jennifer’s Catering / Bartender: Pourmasters / Rentals: PRO EM / Event Music: Apperson Strings / Wood Sign: My Soul Speak / Second Shooter: Amy Gallagher

This was such an amazing shoot to be a part of. First of, the couple is so cute! They had the most genuine love for each other. Sometimes you do these “inspired” shoots, and you end up with models, instead of a real couple. So it was such a treat to work with 2 people that were so in love with each other. They were newly engaged when we met to work together. He is a woodworker, and she a yoga instructor. Such an awesome down to earth couple.

The Project Wedding, is a huge website, and blog that features REAL WEDDINGS! Which I love. The couples engagement session is also up on the blog. Paper Antler, a husband and wife duo, shot the sessions. They are inspiring! Check out their goal, the Fifty Nifty, to put an end to sexual and human traffic. I have a heart for young girls, who are being trafficked. Their project is right up my alley.

Here is a list of the other amazing Vendors involved in the shoot.

 

check out all other photos at paper antlers blog

Styling & Design by Misha West (Phoenix & Seattle) and Katelin Gallagher ( parties, photo shoots, weddings, you name it. Misha has it covered and has done it! She has an eye for greatness. )

Florals by Camelback Flowershop -Phoenix ( great local vendor to work with )

Invitations & Paper Suite by Momental Designs/Rice Ink – Nationwide ( great quality work )

Bridal Gown by Katie Jean- Nationwide ( you all know how much I love KT Jean Designs work!! )

Bride’s Jewelry by Ayofemi - Nationwide ( so stunning and perfect for special occasion )

Groom’s Wardrobe by Tres Boutique - Tucson & Online ( styling gear for men and women )

Makeup by Mariana Marie - Phoenix ( ya, I think I like her… )

Hair by Paige Larae Designs -Phoenix ( available for weddings, cut and color. Talented stylist!! )

Cakes by Sweet Creations - Tucson ( I couldn’t stop eating the cakes, after we were done shooting, of course!)

Woven Blanket and Mini Moravian Star Lanterns  by Borderlands Trading Co. ( beautiful. )

Just thought I would share with you where my work is currently being featured

The Sweetest Occasion Blog

A lovely treat to the wedding blog world. Huge Following and great features.

Arcadia Room at LGO.

a fabulous event room in the heart of Arcadia, Arizona. You must check it out if you are planning on throwing a party soon!

BoHo Home and Farm

a sweet lil farm, also in the heart of Arcadia. The blog is an active community for design, urban farming, jamming, and sharing.

JAM

Boutique of fabulous gifts and handmade delights, in Old Town Scottsdale. Best of Phoenix winner, and many other awards. I teach makeup, and special event hair, in the studio! Shauna the owner is a social media genius and networker of the times!

elan photographie blog

I work a ton side by side with Karen over at elan photographie. Her eyes see way past whats behind the lens. She shoots everything, and leaves her rustic/urban/airy touch to the lovely photos.

Melissa Young Photo Blog

Melissa, is a Phoenix based, world traveler of photography. I have always been inspired by her original touch that she brings to the photo world. I recently had the chance to work with her on a very special wedding.

LaRicki Events

Ricki, is your go to event stylist in the Phoenix area. I would trust her with any of my parties! She is beyond talented and has the original/organic feel we all want for our events.

Diana Elizabeth Photography Blog

Editorial Peak behind the Scenes of the Stephanie shoot at the Broadmoor Resort in CO Springs.

Stephanie is stunning with a naked face. Here are a little before and after shots from, Karen over at elan photographie.

Love her lips in this next photo.

Thanks Stephanie, and Karen for such a fun shoot.

It was only freezing, as you can tell by the frozen ice behind the model in this picture! You ladies are rock stars!

Location: Broadmoor Resort, CO SPRING, Colorado

Model: Stephanie

Photographer: elan photographie

Hair and Makeup: Mariana Marie

Stylist:  Karen of elan photographie, Assisted by Mariana Marie

Featured on : elan photographie blog

A fun lil sneak peak from the YOUNGBLOOD Mineral Cosmetic’s Spring 2012 launch!

They are sending me some of these fabulous products in the mail this week. Can’t wait to share them with you!

XOXO

Mariana Marie

Emily and I went to high school together. Her lovely sister, Erin and I were best friends. Emily is a talented diver, and met her husband while in college. I am so excited for her to be married, and start her new life with her amazing husband!

Here are a few photos of Emily and her, oh so beautiful, bridal party! I loved being a part of your special day, beautifying you and your girls was such a pleasure! Photo credit: to the talented, Melissa Young Photography. Melissa has photographed some of the most memorable times in my life: engagement, maternity, and my daughters life. So blessed to be friends with her. Please go to her site, and check out more of her photos! She is so talented!

Hair  and Makeup: Mariana Marie

XOXO

Mariana Marie