Philadelphia Bride - Leigh

Leigh and Thomas were married on a stunning Sunday at the end of May 2013. The ceremony was performed at Leigh's parent's home and the reception at the Bellevue in Philadelphia.
Photos by Marie Labbancz
Leigh wanted a very natural makeup with only few individual false eyelashes, a light lip and a touch of blush. For hair she opted for a loose relaxed wave.
Makeup was done by Aleksandra and hair by Jackie.
Here is the review she wrote for us on Wedding Wire:

"I can't overemphasize how much confidence I have in Aleks. Aleks is the best makeup artist, period. I had several trials with other of Philly's "leading" makeup artists, and was so frustrated by the experiences, I thought I might just try to do my own wedding makeup. I don't wear much makeup daily; I was looking for a natural look - I wanted to look like myself on my wedding day, just enhanced. But as I found out during my other trials before Aleks (and having my makeup professionally done a dozen times in the past), that seems to be very difficult for people! Every other makeup artist gave me a mask of foundation and their standard template of makeup - read: covering up all your skin and re-adding to make it a face, and insisting that I needed a certain amount of eyeliner or fake lashes to "show up in pictures" or "last the day" or "you're just not used to seeing yourself with makeup," etc. 

Aleks was the best, and the only one who was different. She was my third makeup trial attempt for my wedding. She really listened to what I wanted, and progressively added each make up element conservatively to see if I liked it before moving on. This was so key, because often you see the whole outcome at once at the end, or several parts at once, and it may be hard to zero in on what you don't like about/what's off. She knows when to use makeup, and most importantly when NOT to - based on an eye for what looks best to enhance each person. 

For hair, Jackie did a great job turning my normal mane of long curls into modern, big soft curls down-'do. She was very patient and worked with me to achieve my vision, even when I was struggling with how to communicate it. She also did a great job on my mom's hair, which is short and thin, and she worries about it breaking. Jackie listened and respectfully maneuvered my mom's 'do, taking in to account her concerns about the fragility of her hair."