Sunday, May 1, 2011

Bridal Work: Camille

At first glance, you think Camille used to model since she's really tall (even in flats) and she's got the ideal ivory skin that most Filipinas long for. When I sat down with her for trial makeup and she showed me pictures of her gown, Wacks and I agreed on a very clean, classic bride, but I incorporated her motif (gunmetal gray and canary yellow) by adding a tad of smokiness on her eyes, which I sorta tamed down come her wedding day.

Camille's older sisters flew in from abroad to be with her on her wedding day and it truly was a family affair as all sisters participated in the entourage. A trivia I learned too with Camille was that all her sisters are athletes, which brings out the story of her shoes.

While the photographer, Paulo Sia was taking pictures of the details, and per tradition she had the usual cream-colored shoes. As I was doing her makeup, she mentioned she had new Chuck Taylors that she was thinking of wearing. Paulo's face lit up and told her to go ahead and wear them. Turns out, she's actually an athlete, and she's definitely a sneaker girl. Hence, we went for the red Chucks, which really popped out on photos. Not to mention that my dear bride was very comfortable even after prolonged periods of standing. So yay for Chuck Taylors!

In this angle, she really looks like Jasmine Maierhofer. I just used browns and peaches on the eyes and added a bit of gray for smokiness as the reception would be during the night. As it was a long day for our bride (preps started at 8:30 a.m.) on a hot summer day, we went for airbrush makeup on her d-day. She's conservative on the lippie color so I used a very pretty peach-coral lipstick that matched her mom's lip color too.

Wacks wanted a very simple but elegant updo. The loose handcombed texture makes it look more romantic. He really made sure that the hair was clean and had very little strays. It went well with the Zandra Lim dress. We just had a few shots at the hotel though since the hotel was quite strict with pictorials even though they know it's a wedding. Boo.

Veil or no veil, hair is forever clean.

I love the neck detail on her dress. Camille kept the rest of her accessories simple with only a watch, stud earrings, and her ring and that's it. It was a good thing we kept the hair up because the dress had really nice details and tumble-rumble of curls would just look busy so better keep it up and neat.
Post-ceremony photo of the couple at PICC. Airbrush makeup is recommended for summer weddings since it tends to be really hot and we need makeup that lasts.

Bride: Camille Tan-Yee
Photos: Paolo Sia
Gown: Zandra Lim
Hair: Wacks Joaquin
Event Coordination: Gen Lee Events

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