Matthew Christopher Bridal Show

Wedding season is fast approaching, and the planning is in full-swing for 2011! I always enjoy this time of seeing new requests coming in everyday, and meeting my new 2011 brides!

There are always many bridal shows during the first few months of the year, and continuing into the Summer. These shows are great ways to meet vendors, taste-test wonderful foods and confections, and see gorgeous new bridal fashions! One such bridal fashion show I was asked to do makeup for was the Cocktails & Couture Bridal Fashion Event, showcasing Matthew Christopher couture designs at Cielo of Castle Pines.

Matthew Christopher is Chief Designer and Creative Director of Matthew Christopher, Inc., a bridal fashion house and manufacturer with headquarters in New York City and Iowa. His gowns are now available in over 70 boutiques including “The Little White Dress Shop” in Denver. He is regularly featured in publications such as The Knot, The Knot.com, Brides Magazine, Inside Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Modern Bride. He is known for creating unique and “stunning dimensional embroidery, cut-out windowpanes, precise pin-tucks, hand-knotted bows, flowing flowers, sweeping trains, and elegant draping.”

Each of his gowns are also carefully constructed to give a perfect, and comfortable fit.

Meeting and working with Matthew was such a pleasure, and he is a very handsome and charismatic man! I provided the makeup artistry for all 6 models who walked the catwalk showcasing Matthew Christopher’s unique designs. Here are a few behind the scenes shots before the show.

The beginning stages...just starting the eye makeup.

Brushed to perfection...the finished makeup.

Another finished beauty for the show.

Here a few action photos from my makeup demos with the real brides-to-be attending the show, as well as a short video clip of the fashion show and Matthew Christopher himself.

A bride-to-be enjoying her eye-makeup demo. Photo by Jenni Maroney Photography.

Blending the eye colors. Photo by Jenny Maroney Photography.

Perfecting the look. Photo by Jenni Maroney Photography.

Claudia, my apprentice, and myself before the fashion show. Photo by Jenni Maroney Photography.

Here’s the runway video clip: Matthew Christopher Bridal Fashion Show

Bridal makeup should always reflect your personal style, the overall style of your wedding, and be a look that will still be beautiful 25 years or longer from now. That doesn’t mean you can’t go for a little splash of color, or a non-traditional look –as long as it fits your personality, and you can wear it comfortably. It’s definitely recommended to have a professional makeup artist for your wedding, which will not only make certain your look is photography-friendly, but also take the stress out of having to do your own makeup on such an important day! For the most photographed day of your life, why wouldn’t you want to look your ¬†absolute best?

Matthew Christopher and I behind the scenes at the Cocktails & Couture bridal fashion show.

As Matthew would say,”The excitement in a bride’s eyes the moment she sees herself dressed in the dress of her dreams is matched by my own.”

I concur, Matthew, and feel the same way when a bride sees her face in the mirror, smiles with a sparkle in her eyes, and says,”Wow, I love it!” That’s why I do what I do.

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 Keeping Up With Heathyrre

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