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Shear Beauty – Fall Fashions

Published on September 1, 2012 . Blog, Issue 53, Shear Beauty

by Amanda Retallack / Photography by Joel Dryer

twb-fall-style-9132-EditFall Weddings are filled with rich colors contrasted with a simple elegance. Whether you’re walking down the aisle inside a beautiful church or under the blue bright sky, the hues of the season set a great backdrop for your big day. Embrace this time of year by including rich textures and luxurious accents when deciding on a style. To help ease the uncertainty of the perfect Autumn look, Steve Sluder and Emily Laird – with help from Jo Ann Owers of Brides and Belles in Tyler – have put together a few looks that you’re sure to fall in love with.

Fun & Flirty (Above)

The Hair

Steve flat ironed the model’s hair, then sectioned the top into a horseshoe shape and back combed. He combed the sides into the center back and pinned it with large bobby pins. He brushed the top section out with a flat boar bristle brush, smoothing only the ends into the center of the back. Using firm hair spray to hold, he used spray shine to amplify radiance. Finally, using a chamois, he roughed up her hair line around her face for a slightly worn finish.

The Makeup

Emily used a purple tone on the model’s eyelids and brushed a gold on top to highlight them and give her lids a touch of shimmer. On her lips, Emily used a pink lip stain and chose a gold gloss to top it off. The look was finished by adding a little pink blush to the apple’s of the model’s cheeks.

The Dress

This tea length sweetheart neckline gown has a fitted waistline accented with satin and tulle flowers which are enhanced with rhinestone and pearl centers. A full circle skirt of tulle is detailed with five satin bands around the bottom which form a ribbon detail throughout the skirt. The Details: Maggie Sottero Gown RD-1105; En Vogue crystal and pearl earring and necklace set; Helen’s Heart purple taffeta peep toe pump;
Brides and Belles of Tyler (bridesbellestyler.com)

The Flowers

A floral hair accent adds a burst of fall color to your wedding day. This hair piece features a bright medley of mini calla lilies, trachelium, purple lisianthus, and hypericum berries. Brosang’s Flowers (brosangsflowers.com)


Sweet Sophistication

The Hair

To get this smooth style, Steve stepped back in time to create a true 1940’s feel. First, he divided the model’s hair into three sections going left to right using a radial part while working with her natural part. He then took a curling iron and curled each section’s ends under. After each end was curled, he took large curlers and secured each section into duckbill clips on top of the model’s head. Once cooled, Steve released the curls from the clips and finished the look with a flat boar bristle brush and used spray shine to amplify the radiance of her hair.

The Makeup

For this look, Emily used earthy tones to bring out the model’s natural beauty. “The model had beautiful hazel eyes that were deep set, so I highlighted her eyes using a nude color on her entire lid,” she said. Emily then used a defining color on the outside of the eyelids only, allowing the model’s eyes to look more wide-eyed and fresh. She added a deep color to the crease of the lids — bareMinerals Queen Tiffany — and bareMinerals Nude Beach to finish off the lids. Emily chose to create a classic red lip, completing this show-stopping look.

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The Dress

This rich, form-fitting gown is a white taffeta mermaid beauty carried exclusively at Brides and Belles of Tyler. The ruched-fitted gown is enhanced by a corset-tied closure, creating the perfect fit for the blushing bride. The sweetheart neckline is complimented by beautiful rhinestone drop earrings. A ruffle accented by a rhinestone encrusted applique at the fitted hip line secures the pleated skirt which flows into a chapel trail. The Details: Bonny Gown #037; Sassy South earrings; AA Bridal feather and rhinestone headpiece; Brides and Belles of Tyler (bridesbellestyler.com)

The Flowers

This stunningly vibrant autumn bouquet features a fresh assortment of red roses, mini green hydrangea, mini flame calla lilies, purple lisianthus, yellow LA hybrid lilies, hot pink celosia, and hypericum berries; Brosang’s Flowers (brosangsflowers.com)


Whimsical Wedding Day

The Hair

Steve started by curling the model’s entire head of hair with a medium to small curling iron. He then wrapped her hair around the barrel, keeping the clamp closed while holding the ends with his fingers to give an unfinished look. Next, he wrapped the back section of the model’s hair to her nape and secured it into a low barrel curl. He touched up the curls on the sides, wrapping small pieces of hair around bamboo sticks, and then used a flat iron to add a whimsical touch. He used hair pins to secure random curls and let others fall around her face. The model shook her hair out at the root to add the tossed look.

The Makeup

Emily kept the model’s eyes a bit more understated for this look. “My rule when applying makeup is to focus on getting one area to really pop. This prevents the makeup from being overpowering.” Emily kept the model’s eyes less dramatic for this whimsical fashion. She added a light rose color to the cheek bones and a touch of pink blush on the apples of her cheeks. Emily also applied mascara only on the top of the model’s lashes. “This kept her eyes from looking small and closed in,” Emily explained. For eye liner, Emily applied it to the outside half of the model’s lower lash line and halfway across her top lid, winging the wand slightly upward at the ends of the lashes. “I applied a nude lipstick, with a gold lip gloss, and darkened her eyes in the crease with a rusty orange color,” Emily added. “I then brushed her face lightly with my bronzed brush and gave her a sun-kissed glow to finish it off.”


The Dress

This exquisite ivory lace and organza gown showcases a boned corset styled strapless bodice decorated with lace appliques which extend onto the fitted dropped waistline. Bias cut organza tiers create a petal skirt with a swirling design which flows into a chapel train. The Details: Blue by Enzoani “Evadale” gown; (pictured with trees) Bonny pewter floral sash; (directly above) Belaire Vails organza floral blossom headpiece with crystal rhinestone and bugle bead centers; Sassy South rhinestone bangle bracelet; Sassy South pearl and CZ dangle earrings; Brides and Belles of Tyler (bridesbellestyler.com)

About the Stylists

Emily Laird has been helping make people look beautiful for over 10 years. She is a licensed esthetician with a passion for makeup. She also specializes in eyebrow shaping, facials, waxing, and skin care. Emily currently works at a distinguished salon in Lindale, Texas.
emily@theweddedbliss.com | 903-504-1174

Steven Sluder has 20 years experience as a hairstylist and cutting specialist. Steven has worked in some of the most prestigious salons across the country. He interned at Frederic Fekkai in New York and assisted for celebrity stylists Patrick Melville, Madison, and Teddy Charles. Steven currently works at a distinguished salon in Tyler, Texas.
stevensluder@gmail.com | 903-526-4744

The Wedded Bliss would like to personally thank Mrs. Jo Ann Owers of Brides and Belles of Tyler for supplying the exquisite wedding gowns and accessories, Julie Brosang of Brosang’s Flowers for creating the brilliant fall-colored bouquet and hairpiece, Sheri Redden of The Cascades for letting us use the La Cava Banquet Room to host our photo shoot, Bryan Jefferies of Fresh Focus Films for filming and producing the behind the scenes video, Blake Wall of Diana, Texas for modeling, Luke and Missy Saintignan for their help in making the whimsical props, and Ray Jackson for his assistance with the shoot. Without your support, the style article would not have been possible.

Watch the Exclusive Behind the Scenes Video