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Shear Beauty – Fairytale Fashions

Published on May 2, 2013 . Blog, Issue 57, Shear Beauty

Photography by Jamie Maldonado

Move over, Cinderella! These stunning gowns from Weddings A to Z will leave your Prince Charming spellbound. In addition, Tony Allen and Alyssa Crosby worked their magic on hair and makeup to complete these fairytale looks.

bride in ball gown sitting in library“Belle” of the Ball

The Dress The model is wearing a dress with soft tulle pick-ups over satin with a ruched sweetheart bodice. The natural waist is accented by a beautiful beaded and embroidered sash with three-dimensional organza flowers. For more info on the dress and accessories featured in this look visit Weddings A to Z at www.WeddingsAtoZ.net or 903-597-7497

The Hair Tony curled the model’s hair into pin curls with a ¾ inch curling iron and clipped them until they were completely cool. Then he took out all the clips and using Moroccan oil Hydration Cream on his fingers, pulled and arranged the curls.

The Makeup This perfectly porcelain finish is accented with a black winged eyeliner and a conservative set of lashes, so as to not distract from the model’s bold red lip. A crimson kisser is stealing the show while the glamour is kept to a minimum to keep from overpowering her captivating curls. The eye shadow was kept low key allowing a perfectly placed highlighter to work it’s magic along her cheek bone and under her brow bone.

bride in fitted dress sitting in fron of large wooden bear sculpturesJust Right

The Dress The model is wearing a dress with delicate lace appliqués that make this gown stunning. The strapless, slim fitted look features a sweetheart neckline with Swarovski crystals. For more info on the dress and accessories featured in this look visit Weddings A to Z at www.WeddingsAtoZ.net or

The Hair Tony again used a ¾” curling iron but separated the bride’s hair into small 1″x1″ square subsections. The important part of this look is to begin at the scalp to form the curls. Tony curled her entire head of hair from scalp to ends in a spiral form and finished by spraying with TIGI Hard Head.

bride standing in moonlit room with ornat mirror in backgroundMirror Mirror

The Dress The model is wearing a strapless, soft sweetheart beaded, lace dress over metallic silk with a modified mermaid form that has beautiful covered buttons over the back zipper and a chapel length train. For more info on the dress and accessories featured in this look visit Weddings A to Z at www.WeddingsAtoZ.net or 903-597-7497

The Hair For this look Tony used a 1¼” curling iron and divided the model’s hair into 3″x1″ diagonal subsections. He then started at the scalp and continuously curled until he reached the end of each subsection.

Tip Make sure to start making curls at the scalp. Before you ever begin, use some smoothing cream on your hands!

The Makeup This sultry eye holds everyone’s attention. The evening look features bold liner set against a soft, deep smokey eye. A heavier brow is presented to balance out the intensity of the shadows. Shimmer is kept to a minimum and a pink pout is paired with this enchanting deep gaze.

moonlit bride with mermaid dressCastle on the LakeAll Images were shot at Castle on the Lake in Jacksonville, Texas. Turn your fairytale dreams into a wedding day reality at the romantic Castle on the Lake. For more information and to view photos of their beautiful indoor and outdoor facilities, visit Castle on the Lake on the web at www.JacksonvilleCastle.com or call them at 903-721-3593

About the Stylists

Tony Allen has been in the hair business for over 9 years. During that time, he has worked as a chemical technician for Toni & Guy and acted as salon coordinator and area training leader for J.C. Penney. He currently holds the position of salon manager at a prestigious salon in Lindale, Texas.

Tel: 903-830-5944 | Email: tony@theweddedbliss.com

Alyssa Crosby is a licensed cosmetologist who works as a make up artist and brow expert in the Tyler area. She is passionate about make up and making people feel their most beautiful!

Tel: 903-944-0973 | Email: alyssa@theweddedbliss.com

The Wedded Bliss would like to personally thank Mrs. Brenda Harden of Weddings A to Z of Tyler for supplying the exquisite wedding gowns and accessories, Britian McKinney and Evangeline Saye of Castle on the Lake for letting us use their beautiful facility to host our photo shoot, and Laney Sanders of Kilgore for modeling. Without your support, the style article would not have been possible.