Found: Inspirational Bridal Beauty

In between the myriad of tasks a bride-to-be has to deal with, there are two very important details to determine during the whirlwind that is wedding planning: hair and makeup. While nobody will remember whether or not you had chair covers or the straight-up naked rental chairs, most wedding guests do take notice of the bride's hair and makeup look. Hey, you're the center of attention, gorgeous — so ditch that to-do list and take the time to find the bridal beauty look that'll make you feel amazing on your big day.
When choosing the right hair and makeup look, some brides (understandably) get nervous about going out of their beauty comfort zone. So, to give you some virtual inspiration you may not have seen in those bulky bridal books of yours, we've got nine stunning snaps, courtesy of Emilia Jane Photography, makeup guru Shannon O'Brien, and hair aficionado AJ Schulz — true beauties inside and out. The dynamic duo knows how to perfectly balance the latest trends with classic beauty looks, to ensure that you're expressing the true you in every snap — even the crazy-cake-in-the-face one.
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Photographed by Emilia Jane Photography.
For the base of Lauren's makeup look, her skin was evened out, then highlighted, to create a bright, fresh, and effortless look. NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Red Pink was used to give Lauren a flushed cheek.
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Photographed by Emilia Jane Photography.
Saja dress, Atelier Azza, belt. Sarah Anderson of Vale of Enna florals.
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Photographed by Emilia Jane Photography.
For the girl who appreciates vintage glam, but has her own modern sense of style, this look is a beautiful mix of both.
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Photographed by EEmilia Jane Photography.
OCC Loose Color in Smote and a coffee brown eye pencil were used to create Dani’s subtle smoky eye. A naturally fluffy set of false lashes and an apricot blush were the perfect soft finishing touches.
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Photographed by Emilia Jane Photography.
Dani’s old Hollywood waves were accessorized with a floral wreath wrapping around the back of her hair.
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Photographed by Emilia Jane Photography.
Finished with a Juliet garden rose, this look is sweet with a bit of an edge.

Atelier Azza dress.
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Photographed by Emilia Jane Photography.
Purple lips are a hot trend right now, and can totally be wedding-appropriate, whether you're the bride or a bridesmaid. MAC Currant Liner and OCC Lip Tar in Hoochie were blended to create this punchy pout. Pair the look with a full black lash and swap your black eyeliner for brown to create an intensity in your eyes that won’t overpower your lip.
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Photographed by Emilia Jane Photography.
For some balance, pair the bold graphic lip with a softer, slightly undone hairstyle. This hair is perfect for the girl who wants to wear her hair up, but wouldn’t be caught dead in a generic “updo.” Wearing your hair up is great opportunity to play up your cheeks with an iridescent highlighter.