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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