The New Year's Fresh Take on Wedding Trends
February, 2016 - Issue #136
photography by R&R Creative Photography
photography by R&R Creative Photography

A cascade of orchids and flirty flower-petal swirls highlight 2016 wedding bloom trends.
Charmaine's Bouquet Canyon Florist 297-3100

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Chignon buns are always a classic go-to bridal look, one that will never go out of style. This hairstyle looks good on everyone, since the hair pulled back accentuates your face. Your look can either be a sleek bun pulled back at the nape of your neck or pulled to the side and pinned with curls for texture. You can also incorporate 1940's waves with a deep part to give you more texture.

For a more-natural look, loose bohemian curls are a feminine choice. Whether your hair is naturally curly or your curls are achieved with a curling iron, this look is amazing for weddings. You can accessorize this look with a beaded pearl headband or pair it with fresh flowers.

Incorporating braids into your bridal hair is always a charming and romantic choice. You can decorate the braids with pearls or even weave in ribbons.

Don't be afraid to accessorize this bridal season; tiaras, ribbons, flowers and pearls adorning your chignon bun, braids or loose curls will enhance your already-classic bridal look.

Smokey eyes are a classic bridal look with colors ranging from dark greys and browns to mauve. You can go as light or as dark you want.

Flushed cheeks with natural eye makeup ranging from soft browns to pinks will give you a natural beauty look for your wedding day. Apply a soft peach or pink blush on your cheekbones and blend into the hollows of your cheeks.

Use white eyeliner in lieu of black eyeliner to give your eyes a more open, brighter look. You can also add a bit of shimmer to enhance your eyes.

Bold lips will enhance your bridal look. Go natural with soft pink or peach. If you want to try a darker color, try using a lip stain or a lipstick that will not smudge. You don't want your lipstick leaving its mark on your partner in your photos.

Remember to make sure to do a trial run before your big day. A hairstyle or makeup trend may look good in a magazine or on Pinterest, but you want to make sure it looks amazing on you.
Fairest of Them All Hair & Makeup 904-3805

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Get the Glo at Blo
The Blo-Out Lounge Glam Squad Answers your Questions
Q: Should I get a facial before my wedding day?
We suggest a series of three or four facials at least six weeks prior to your wedding day. Many factors can affect the texture and hydration of your facial skin. We offer affordable customized facial packages to ensure a beautiful complexion on your most important day. We also have amazing facial products that will enhance your makeup and protect the skin you're in.

Q: How can I get a consistent look for my bridal party?
We love working with brides to create the perfect hairstyle and makeup. Our bridal team is experienced and we can accommodate large bridal parties at one time. From flower girls to grandmas, it is our goal that everyone in your bridal party looks and feels amazing on your special day (And for pictures!).

Q: How far in advance should I book my trial?
We recommend booking your trial about two months prior to your wedding date. We guarantee that your stylist and makeup artist are available for the day of your wedding.

Q: How should I prepare for my bridal consultation?
Lots of photos! Have inspirational pictures ready to show your glam squad. Celebrity references and knowing your wedding decor or theme is also helpful. Other details we need are pictures of the dress, if you have a long veil or heavy crown, as we have tricks on how to anchor it in your hairstyle.

Q: Is airbrush makeup better than custom-blended foundation?
Airbrush tends to last longer and photographs beautifully. We also can offer a combination of the two that can be a perfect application for mature skin as well as problematic skin.

Q: Lashes or no lashes?
We have every flavor - temporary lashes including individual, strip or luxurious mink lashes that are delicate and made by hand. We also have a licensed esthetician who specializes in lash extensions for a more permanent solution - plus they look great on your honeymoon!

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Forget arranging the carpool to your bridal attire store. When your crew of up to 18 reserve the SCV Party Bus, prices per person can be as low as $25 each. Who wouldn't spend that minimal amount for a professional driver, plus full access to amenities like Blue Tooth for your personal playlist, dual bar area for beverages, a club-quality sound system, laser and LED lighting, three flat screen TVs and more?

Gather friends and family for a memorable ride.

In 2016, brides have already booked party buses for:

Dress shopping with the girls, complete with champagne and a stop for lunch

A destination bridal shower held in wine country

Bachelor-party road trip to Vegas (Bride approved!)

Pre-rehearsal-dinner bridal party trip (Plus out-of-towner cousins!) to lunch and laser tag
SCV Party Bus 313-6528

Lush Greenery
The use of fresh greenery, such as olive branches, around the base of your cake is not only a beautiful option but cost-affective decor, as well.

Marvelous Metals
Wedding cakes are becoming more organic and natural looking. What better way to make a simple cake pop than to add a dash of real gold or silver leaf?
Cake Goodness 799-7510

Chic Catering Trends
Please Couples and Guests

"Bar"-style catering services are entirely customizable; guests find the many options enthralling and couples appreciate the serving flexibility. Plus, they're especially convenient when accommodating a variety of distinctive diets like vegetarian, vegan, paleo, dairy-free and gluten-free.

Cuisine stations like Taco Bars, Hand-carved Specialty Meats Stations, Espresso Bars, Pasta and Omelet Bars are soaring in popularity, especially when guests discover Salt Creek Grille Catering's gourmet take on their old favorites. Take their Slider Station, for example. They don't stop at traditional small-bite burgers. They've served Homemade Meatloaf, Salmon and Tuna Sliders - even Corned Beef Sliders with Brussels
Sprout Slaw.

Liquid Assets, an exclusive service offered by Salt Creek Grille Catering, is a fully-licensed, fully-insured, fully-customized beverage catering phenom that has been seen at some of the most impressive gatherings in Southern California. Liquid Assets makes your wedding magical with themed selections, each highlighted by carefully chosen elements that coordinate beautifully with your dreams and budget. Taking advantage of Salt Creek Grille Catering's extensive connections in the premium and craft beverage industry, your beverage event can feature hard-to-find small-batch beers; the most exclusive top-shelf liquors; highest-point wines; internationally-celebrated coffees and even eclectic non-alcoholic mocktails. You and your guests can nosh on house-made chips, olives - even distinctive flavored popcorns - while toasting to a fabulous wedding day!

There's simply nothing more magical than an evening of stargazing, except when you combine that ethereal thrill with your wedding festivities. The pinnacle of romance can be had regardless of your bridal style; rustic or elegant, an outdoor wedding venue is the peak of perfection. Watch the sun set during your vows and then treat your guests to a once-in-a-lifetime celebration among majestic oaks and under market lights at Valencia Country Club. Contact Tiffany Grummer, director of Catering & Special Events, for information.
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