The Angel wears P R A D A

W H I M S I C A L and enchanting…

Grant and Chelsea’s day gave me big city V I B E S right in the heart of C – B U S. Our beautiful bride was from Atlanta, so it was so cool working with her and getting to see her vision come to fruition!

A lover of B L U S H and minimalistic makeup, Chelsea was very adamant about keeping things S I M P L E, yet chic. I absolutely adored everything from her empire waist gown, down to her vintage Prada shoes!

These longtime loves brought high fashion, family and L O T S of fun to the Buckeye state, and we couldn’t be more proud to have been apart of it!

Congrats on tying the knot, Mr. and Mrs. Palmer!
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Photography: Phil Chester Photography

MUA: Ebony Newcomb

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Paging the N E W Dr. V.


Mark and Kristen’s wedding was literally the black tie event of the year! The elegance of everything from her sleek C H I G N O N, to her stunning centerpieces were E V E R Y T H I N G!

Check out how well her hair and makeup stayed in place… even at the reception!

Kudos to this all star vendor L I N E U P! I am speechless of the artistry, craft and professionalism put on by these awesome companies!

Photography: The Carrs Photography

Hair/MUA: Alexis and Haley for Shear Hotness

Planning: BlackTie+Lace Wedding Planning & Design

Band: The Touchables

Venue: The Steam Plant

Florals: Floral V Designs

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So much G R A C E and beauty in one room

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

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Brandon and Kirby say, “I DO!”

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

Hair/MUA: Shear Hotness

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H + G = The Bucks

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

MUA: Ebony for Shear Hotness

Venue: Bellefontaine Airport

Florals: Dorcey’s

Suits: Peachtree Boutique

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