Monday, May 16, 2011

Featured Love :: Angela & Patrick :: Enchanted Lovers

Today's blog holds a dear place in my heart!  The "Featured Love" this week features the engagement photo shoot of my Honey and I!  The shoot was on location in downtown Atlanta in a cozy park tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city scene.  Our photographer, Afolabi Sogunro of Fotos by Fola, did an incredible work capturing our love through still images.  Our theme:  city chic with southern sophistication! We are thrilled with our photographs and are elated to share our love and happiness with you!  Enjoy!

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. - Unknown

I knew I loved you when I realized that there was no one else I would rather laugh, cry and make memories with... - Zubrinic

The bride & groom!

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. - Emily Brontë

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God's finger on man's shoulder. - Charles Morgan

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. - Rose Franken

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. Proverbs 18:22

I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. - Croft

With this ring...

Ever thine.  Ever mine.  Ever ours.

When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls. Her husband entrusting his heart to her, has an unfailing prize.  Proverbs 31:10-11

In all the world, there is no love for you like mine. - Maya Angelou

We loved with a love that was more than love.  - Poe

Thank you for viewing our photos!  We are so excited about our upcoming July wedding!  Cheers to wedded bliss!!

Photographer:  Afolabi Sogunro of Fotos by Fola []
Styling:  Angela, the bride

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Turning your beauty routine into a royal affair...

From the heels of the wedding that rocked the world, our resident makeup maven, Rhonda, dishes out the royal treatment for turning your beauty routine into a royal affair!

Many women consider blue hues a trend of the 80's.  However, royal colors have made a majestic comeback in 2011.  Celebrity mavens are bringing back the retro look, accenting with layers of shimmer and sparkle.

When creating your royal look, be sure to keep it simple.  Keep your colors within the same color family and tone down your blush and lips, while allowing your eyes to be the main focus.  Don't be afraid to experiment with different shades of blue.  Add shimmer to the eyelid to transition your look from day to night.

Here are a few ways to create your own royal look:

This non-traditional winged indigo eye.

A classic light blue sparkle shadow with bottom lash accent in blue and silver creates a romantic fairytale look.

For a more edgy, dramatic look, combine navy hues with shades of black and gray in the crease of the eye.

Beauty tip of the week:  When creating your royal blue eye, accent the lips with a nude, satin lipstick and clear, shimmery lip gloss overlay.

Beautifully yours,

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