A Socialite Wedding

Tiffany was a fabulous bride referred to me by April Pyatt of Socialite Events. Working with Tiffany was a dream because she trusted me to deliver. All I did was enhanced her natural beauty. She and her wedding party were super organized and for that reason, we were able to get everyone ready for the special day. By the images below you can see just how beautiful her wedding was. April did an amazing job pulling the whole event together. I wish Tiffany and her husband a life full of joy and happiness. 

April was kind enough to provide me with some images which I shared below. Thanks for everything, April 🙂 

Photography by The Captured Life Photography

How beautiful was the ceremony decor? I love

Beautiful Bride, Beautiful Decor

Tiffany was glowing even before we began her makeup.. she is stunning without makeup

Makeup for Bride and Bridesmaids by Tiwa Lawrence

Bridesmaid’s Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence, Bridesmaid’s Hair by Tracey Spruill

The images below were taken by me. I was glad I was able to sneak in a few shots (you can click on the pictures for a more detail look). :

Tiffany…Gorgeous bride

and the Gorgeous Bridal Party

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The Sophisticated Bride

When Latoya told me she wanted a smokey eye for her wedding, I immediately knew she would be a sophisticated bride. She is striking with or without makeup…so when I brought out a smokey eyeshadow palette and airbrushed her foundation, we just enhanced her already pretty face. She and her mother looked beautiful and were a pleasure to work with.

I would like to mention the Lavish Salon for doing an amazing job with the bride and mother of the bride’s hair. And last but not least, her attentive wedding planner, Amanda Scott of A Swanky Affair, did a great job planning the whole event. Below are two images from her blog. Please check out her blog HERE for more images of the classy wedding. All the pictures were taken at the couple’s uber cool wedding location, The Cotton Room.

Latoya…The Sophisticated Bride

Below are some pictures I took:

Latoya…Beautiful

Latoya’s Mother…Lovely Lady

I loved her wedding colors

Off to get hitched…Congrats to the lovely Bride!!!


 

 

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New Year Update…

Happy, Happy, Happy New year!!!

I feel blessed to have made it to 2012.  Saying I have missed blogging is an understatement, but I have been soo busy with work, that I have not been able to find a balance with work, life and blogging.

That brings me to my blogging goals for 2012. I started off this year evaluating what direction I wanted to take this blog. When I first started this blog, I really wanted the blog to be the perfect venue to let my ideas run free, share information and to meet like-minded people.  Through out the past 2 years, I have been able to do that, but I think I could have done a better job with meeting my initial goals.

So, this year I am on a mission to interact more with the blogging community, work on posting more of my work and sharing  even more ideas and information. It might take me a little while to get back running, but please bear with me.

I have some L.I.F.T posts, bridal posts from weddings I did in 2011 and Jan 2012 and some beauty tips coming up.

And because a blog post is useless without an image 😛

Below is a sneak peak at one of my “most favoritest” brides in the whole wide world, Temi at her traditional engagement 🙂

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence; Gele by Lola O

I love you

Thots,

Tiwa  xxx

My ChaCha’s Wedding

One of my favorite cousins, Yetsa and her boo, Sly, got married a couple of weekends ago. Now, I have been to a million weddings (well, maybe only a thousand, lol) and I have to say, her wedding is hands down one of the most fun weddings I have ever attended. It was like a family reunion, I also met some fantastic people and of course we all danced our hearts out, lol. The whole weekend was simply perfect. Yetsa has been so supportive of my Makeup Artistry Business and this blog. She is truly an amazing soul. I was honored to provide makeup services for the bride and her bridesmaids. Below are pictures of the Bridal Party:

Cutie...Gbeke

Mrs. Doyin

My Eyi...Maid of Honor

Zaniab

Adeola

In the process of completing Ibiene's makeup (Picture by Gbemi)

Getting ready to head out....

Eyi...looking too hawt!!!!

The Bride, Yetsa...A Beauty any day

Yetsa in Her fabulous wedding dress

(All makeup by Tiwa Lawrence)

Thots,
Tiwa

My Girlfriend’s Wedding

My college bestie, Keesha, got married Labor day weekend. The wedding weekend was soo much fun and the wedding day was magical. I danced my heart out!! I was a bridesmaid and also had the pleasure doing her makeup. We met a lot of amazing people and I also had a chance to do the makeup for another bridesmaid, Tonya.
  
The couple did a great job making sure all their guests were entertained. I wish Keesha and Jared a wonderful life together. I feel privileged to have been part of your special day!

Bridal Beauty Tip of the Day: 

Keesha had an outdoor wedding, so I made accommodations to match the location. When getting married outdoors, sunlight can make a naked face look washed-out, especially against a background of strong greens. I made sure I added color to her face in the form of bronzers and highlighters. I also made sure her face was properly primed and set with a setting powder to ensure her makeup did not move!

Below are some images from her wedding day:

 
 

Keesha and Jared

 

The Bride and her Bridesmaids

Keesha and the Girls
Images provided by The Bride

Thots,

Tiwa

Beauty Tips for your Wedding day: Part 2

Bridal Beauty Tip of the Day:  
 
Don’t be afraid of a little bit of color on your wedding day. You don’t have to stick to a neutral palette…venture out. Try playing up one feature.  Go “bold” with a deep pink, magenta or coral lipstick, but make the look modern by keeping the rest of your makeup minimal. For example, if you go with bold eyes, choose a nude lip. If you go with bold lips, then tone down the eyes.  
 
To continue with the bridal series, I would like to showcase another bride I worked with this bridal season. Sara is an amazingly charming bride and I enjoyed being part of her special day.  Very trusting and beautiful, she and her bridal party were a dream to work with. She and her husband are genuinely nice people and I wish them a wonderful life together.   
 
At this wedding, I met Hooman of Vesic Photography. His great attention to detail caught my eye. From that moment, I knew I would be recommending his services to anyone inquiring about a Photojournalist in my area. I love his style of capturing images. He was kind enough to provide me with some images which I will share below:   
 

Sara…The Lovely Bride

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

Thots,  
Tiwa