The Romantic Bride

Lauren was a lovely bride I worked with a few months ago. She was detail-orientated, and when it came to her bridal makeup look, she knew exactly what she wanted. She wanted a natural but romantic makeup look for herself and her bridal party. I have to say, it was fun working with her diverse bridal party. Tracey Spruill of Mane.Edits did a fab job on the bride’s hair and as always I looked forward to working with Hooman of Vesic Photography. He did a great job capturing the images for the bride and groom.

Below are some images of the lovely couple and bridal party by Vesic Photography:

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The Lovely Couple

The Lovely Couple

The Bridal Party. Makeup for Bride and Bridesmaids by Tiwa Lawrence

The Bridal Party: Makeup for Bride and Bridesmaids by Tiwa Lawrence

Below are some up-close images I captured during the bridal preparation:

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence : Hair by Tracey Spruill

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence : Hair by Tracey Spruill

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

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The Stunning Bride

Working with bride’s like Adebola… truly makes my life complete. I know it sounds crazy or maybe corny, but it is because of brides like her that I am able to do what I love. It was a pleasure working with her as her calm personality set the mood for the serene atmosphere. She and her bridal party were soo much fun to work with. They all had great personalities and were super accomplished. Also, a big shout out and many thanks to Tope as she was the perfect makeup assistant on this day. Now on to the pictures…below are some images we captured as the bridal party got ready: 

The Lovely Bridal Party... I loved the robes Adebola got all her bridesmaids

The Lovely Bridal Party… I loved the robes Adebola got all her bridesmaids

Beautiful Bridesmaid....Before and After

Beautiful Bridesmaid….Before and After

Beautiful Bridesmaid....Before and After

Beautiful Bridesmaid….Before and After

Beautiful Bridesmaid....Before and After

Beautiful Bridesmaid….Before and After

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A Before and After of the Stunning Bride

As always, I would like to mention the Lavish Salon for doing an amazing job with the bride’s thick beautiful natural hair. The wedding took place at the Duke Chapel and their fabulous reception took place at the uber cool wedding location, The Cotton Room.

The fabulous story-telling images below were captured by the super talented Photographer Jameka Autry of Paper Hearts Weddings (you can click on the images for a more detailed look):

Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence: Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence: Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence: Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

I love this Image!!!!

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence: Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Makeup for entire bridal party by Tiwa Lawrence

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence: Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

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Beautiful Couple!!!

Another Fav... I love her dress

Another Fav… I love her dress

Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Awww, the end of the night....

Awww, the end of the night….

Thanks soo much to Jameka Autry of Paper Hearts Weddings!!!

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Bridal Makeup Work Featured on Munaluchi Bridal and Bella Naija Weddings!!!

One of my favorite brides this year, Adebola’s wedding was featured on Munaluchi Bridal and Bella Naija Weddings!!! It was a great surprise to learn of the features, so I wanted to share the link with you guys. The images captured by the super talented Jameka Autry of Paper Hearts Weddings were on point.

Pls check out the fabulous features when you get a chance. I will be blogging about the wedding before the end of the month.

Munaluchi

Munaluchi Feature

Bella Naija Weddings Feature

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Where have you been?? Okay, Okay…Let’s RECAP!!

Hello Guys,

Happy July 4th!!!

I am not sure if I should just act like nothing happened **covers face in shame** or address my absence? For the sake of transparency, I have decided to share. I have been gone for a minute due to a hectic work schedule, personal commitments and a lack of inspiration, but now I am back and I am excited to share about my passion. It is ironic, because I thought about this blog a lot while I was gone and the direction I want to take the blog. I started this blog almost four years ago, and I have changed so much…for one, I am older and I have also matured as an artist. I will still use this space to express myself and share on the topic of makeup, but I want to make sure I am posting what I am truly passionate about and what you guys want to see.

So, let me update you…and let’s start from the last time I was here:

2012 was both amazing and busy. I want to take a moment to reflect on all the great things that happened last year with my Makeup Artistry. I continued to hone my skills. I partook in photoshoots, worked with many fabulous women, was part of a successful makeup seminar in Lagos, attended the makeup show in NYC, trained with Temptu (and I am now an Airbrush Certified Makeup Artist) and I met many amazing makeup artists in my travels. Last but not least, I was able to provide makeup services for many of my lovely brides’ on their special day.

One such bride, was Dale, who got married last year. She is one of my favorite brides to date. I was referred to her by lovely sister who owns Kenjah Bath and Body. The moment I met her, I knew we would be a perfect match. I have to say, she has such an amazing spirit. Her wedding was Chic!!! The ambiance of the location and the feeling in the air was what I like to call “Grown and Sexy”. I loved her dress as it was unique and simple. Her whole bridal party was so much fun to work with. I am blessed be able to work with wonderful people like them.

Below are some lovely images by Kidd Photography

(You can click on the images for a more detailed look) :

Dale's wedding -Airbrush

Here I am doing the last airbrush touch-ups.

The beautiful bride... I loved her dress and her bouquet

The beautiful bride… I loved her dress and her bouquet

The Lovely Couple

The Lovely Couple

Here are before and after images I captured on my camera

Here are before and after images I captured on my camera

On to 2013…so far this year has been super busy and interesting. 2013 started out on a great note…We won the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 and it was such a great feeling. This prestigious award recognizes the top five percent of Wedding Professionals nationwide. Thanks to all my beautiful brides…thanks for choosing me to be part of your special day!

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I look forward to sharing about what I have been up to so far this year and also posting about requested topics and more.

What have you been up to since we last spoke? Is there anything in particular you would like to see on this blog? I have missed you all.

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Bridal Makeup Work Featured on ESSENCE.com!!!

Tiffany’s wedding was featured on Essence.com: Bridal Bliss !!! I wanted to share the link with you guys…Cute story. Check out the feature when you get a chance.

Essence Bridal Bliss Feature
Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

PS: If you saw any unusual posts or messages from my blog this past weekend, pls know that my blog was hacked and I am working on making sure this is sorted out ASAP 😦

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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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