I will always remember Nacole. Clearly, her beauty is hard to forget… but it goes deeper than that! Her poise, kindness, elegance and G R A C E. I met Nacole during a crazy time in my life! I had just opened a full service salon, fired my administrative assistant, was doing hair behind the chair, in addition to personally taking multiple weddings a month… on top of my grandmother’s ICU stay and death.
That last one. That was the hardest. If you know me, my grandmother was my life. Trying to juggle family, both businesses, the loss of a very important staff member; my head was all over the place! In no way do I want this to be about me… because it isn’t (or intended to be).
My grandmother was being taken off of life support on the day that Nacole was marrying the love of her life, Matt. I kept it together, but sadness plagued my heart and soul. Ultimately, I still had a job to do! I had to give my best makeup skill, be professional, and make sure Nacole felt like this was the best day of her life! Here at Shear Hotness, we pride ourselves on our professionalism: from our legal binding agreement to the way we interact with our clients!
Some clients are turned off by a company presenting them with an agreement, but it’s to protect A L L parties involved. Even on the hardest day of my life, I was committed to being there for Nacole. That is why working with reputable companies is a M U S T. Don’t be afraid of that agreement. It is there for you! It is our way of pinky swearing one another that we will be there when we say we will. It is our way to understand boundaries and what’s expected from everyone. It was honestly an honor to be there and fulfil Nacole’s vision! That is what my grandmother would have wanted… and it is what I needed! Being around happiness is contagious!
Nacole, I am thankful for you! Thank you for your grace… and I don’t just mean by the way you carry yourself. Thank you for being gentle with me. Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your big day! You looked incredible on that hot, summer day; with your smile never waivering!
This was probably the hardest wedding I ever had to get through, but WE made it! I am in love with how Nacole’s bridal look turned out, Nacole became Mrs. Wenning, and my grandma gained her wings! I’d say the sun was shining on us all that day! <3
Gotta love Columbus for so many reasons! My Ohio State Buckeyes, the beautiful skyscrapers, and of course, the MOST stunning brides to ever walk the face of the earth!
Brandon and Kirby’s big day was chic, simple, and romantic! Kirby’s cool and fun personality really came through these pics; as well as, how smitten Brandon is with his new wife!
I loved everything from the neutral colors of the dresses to the clear chairs at the ceremony! Kirby’s textured updo and neutral smokey eye were the perfect addition to her stunning, yet simple mermaid dress!
Ali Bononmo Photography really captured the warmth, fun, and comfortability factor of these two… and the whole wedding! I just might get remarried just to have her shoot my big day! I literally couldn’t pick just a few pics, because this WHOLE ALBUM is fire!
Congrats on tying the knot Mr. and Mrs. Shambaugh! I hope 2020 brings you lots of love… but I think you guys have that under control! #Swoon
Photography: Ali Bonomo Photography http://www.alibonomo.com
Hair/MUA: Shear Hotness
I remember seeing a picture of this gorgeous young lady with her softball team, who happened to have my niece as the catcher. I was instantly drawn to her beauty, while still being athletic and competitive. Hailey happens to be my niece, Payton’s, best friend; and it was only a given that I would say yes, when asked to do her bridal makeup. They have been besties for as long as I can remember; and as adults, still manages to keep their friendship a priority! No longer living in Ohio, Gunnar and Hailey are currently stationed in South Carolina, while he serves in the Marines.
On the big day, Hailey was adamant about keeping the makeup as natural as possible. Important for her and Gunnar, was that she looked like HERSELF… just a more elegant version! If you know me, “natural glam” is right up my alley; and in my personal opinion, the better option for the big day!
We kept her look classic and simple, with a touch of elegance. Neutrals and taupes were my go to’s! Hailey’s bone structure is obviously to die for, so we just enhanced it with a little highlighting and shading! Plumping Gloss from Sorella Cosmetics (shade Posh), added the finishing touch to her look… and of course, waterproof and setting products! Holy tears!
I met my niece when she was 5, so it is hard to wrap my head around the fact that they are now mothers and wives! Where is time going?! Bailey, with Awakening Photos, did an incredible job capturing the emotion, love, and respect shared between everyone in attendance. Without ever meeting Gunnar, I can tell how much he and Hailey loves one another. I can tell how much Hailey values family and friends. Most of all, I can tell just how strong the bond is between Hailey and Payton. This wedding truly was about marrying the love of your life, surrounded by those you love most! I am so thankful to have been apart of it.
Congrats on tying the knot, Gunnar and Hailey! I wish you a lifetime of happiness and love!
Photography: Awakening Photos http://www.awakeningphotos.com
MUA: Ebony for Shear Hotness
Venue: Bellefontaine Airport
Suits: Peachtree Boutique
My real life Ariel!
If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with R E D H E A D S… so give me a redheaded bride, and I am going to lose my mind!
Erin was the epitome of beauty, grace, and kindess. I remember how nervous she was at her trial… but I think it’s safe to say that our girls knocked it out of the park!
Blog worthy?! I think so! Christina & Jeremiah Photography really outdid herself! I couldn’t pick a few to share because the W H O L E gallery was amazing! Everything about this wedding was perfect from the shades of green complimenting our bride’s hair color, to the popsicle bar.
I am O B S E S S E D and so thankful to have this be my job! Thank you Mrs. Delk for sharing one of the biggest days of your life with us! Cheers to a lifetime!
Hair/MUA: Rachael and Marissa for Shear Hotness
Photography: Christina & Jeremiah Photography