Roni + Matt’s Soft Summer Wedding at Castle Hill Cider

Cool shades of sky blue, bright summer sun, and our beautiful bride? Sounds like the perfect soft, summer wedding to us. With Castle Hill Cider as the backdrop, this big day was easily one of our favorites from the past year.

While, obviously, the entire wedding was a delight, it’s our bride Roni who we can’t stop gushing about. Given the light and airy nature of this soft summer wedding, we decided to keep Roni’s makeup natural and bright like the day itself. To keep things romantic, we used soft mauve tones on her lid that brought out her stunning brown eyes, and we keep her lips sheer but tinted with a pink hue thanks to a bit of gloss. As for her skin, we wanted it to reflect the summer weather and went with a glowy look with a flushed cheek.

Finally, we left Roni’s hair down for a fresh look. We added a soft barrel curl through her dark locks and parted it down the middle for a look that framed her beautiful face.

Roni + Matt’s summer wedding was definitely one for the books, and we’re so excited to show you some of our favorite moments.

Hair + Makeup Artist Charlottesville Makeup Artist LLC | Photography Aaron Watson Photography | Venue Castle Hill Cider | Month of Coordination Anyvent Event Planning | Florals Verde Natural Florals | Catering The Local | Bakery The Pie Chest | Music In Full Band

Mikal + Alex’s Boxwood Villa Wedding

Mikal and Alex

Ah, sweet summertime. We miss you over here at Charlottesville Makeup Artist LLC, but we can relive some of our favorite summer weddings until temperatures start to warm. Mikal + Alex’s Boxwood Villa wedding was certainly one of them. This pair’s wedding combined rustic charm and romance in the perfect way, and we can’t get enough.

Another thing we’ll never get tired of? Seeing Mikal on her wedding day. This beautiful brunette bride was a blast, and we adored working with her. For her makeup look, we kept things all about the eyes. Using an eyeliner, we defined her last line and played up her eyelashes while leaving the rest of her look neutral. As for her hair, it was a mix of classic meets romantic. We swept her brunette locks back into a curling, intricate updo and left tendrils falling around her face.

Sure, winter may be here now, but take a moment and remember all the summer lovin’ — particularly Mikal + Alex’s.


The Charlottesville Makeup Artist LLC Team

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

Mikal and Alex

All Photos Courtesy of Nicki Ahrens Photography

Hair + Makeup Artist Charlottesville Makeup Artist LLC | Photography Nicki Ahrens Photography | Venue Boxwood Villa | Planner The Hive Wedding Collective | Florist Hedge Fine Blooms Bar The Cozy Caravan | Rentals Festive Fare Emerson James | Tent & Lighting Gibson Rental | Linen BBJ Linen

Lauren and Preston’s Sunset Winery Wedding at Veritas

Nothing is more swoony than a sunset—except for one with a beautiful bride with cascading curls, the autumnal views of a Virginia winery, and a celebration of true love. That’s exactly what we had in Lauren and Preston’s sunset winery wedding at Veritas winery.

With such a romantic setting, we decided to make our bride and her beautiful bridesmaids look as romantic and ethereal as possible. For Lauren, we kept her stunning brunette locks half-up and half-down with soft tendrils pulled to the front. Of course, when a bride is this gorgeous, we had to make sure her hair framed (but didn’t cover) her sparkling eyes and vibrant smile.

Speaking of those eyes, we played them up with a bit of smokiness around the outer corner and lighter hues over her lid and inner corners for a soft but bright look. We finished them with a bit of eyeliner along her lashline and amped up her already beautiful lashes.

We adored being part of Lauren and Preston’s sunset winery wedding and feel honored to be a small part of their love story. For more from this gorgeous affair, check out some of our favorite moments below.

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Hair + Makeup Charlottesville Makeup Artist LLC |Photography Jamie Dunn Photography | Videography Silver Streak Weddings | Venue Veritas Winery  | Planner Chancey Charm | Florals Willow Branch | Cake Commonwealth Cake Company | Entertainment Level Up Entertainment

Liz & Tyler’s Romantic Summer Pippin Hill Wedding


Classic color schemes, greenery, and a romantic summer setting? Yes, we’re totally smitten with Liz & Tyler’s romantic summertime Pippin Hill wedding. This unique blend of classic wedding design elements and romantic details had us feeling like we were living in a summer fairy tale.

Of course, while there were so many gorgeous elements of this big day, Liz was the absolute best part. Her stunning smile and bridal glow were unmatched, and we’re so glad we got to be part of making her feel even more beautiful than she already is naturally. For her hair, we wanted to keep things romantic, so we swept her blonde locks back in a half-up, half-down knot with tendrils falling around her face. With Liz’s makeup, we went defined but classic. Her eyes are so stunning, so we played them up with lashes and liner and kept the rest of her face glowing and natural.

We adored being part of Liz & Tyler’s romantic summer Pippin Hill wedding. Here are some of our favorite moments from the day for you.


The Charlottesville Makeup Artist LLC Team
























All Photos Courtesy of Jen Fariello

Hair + Makeup Charlottesville Makeup Artist LLC | Venue Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards | Wedding Planner Donovan Grove Events | Music Attraction, Sam Hill Entertainment | Florist Southern Blooms by Pat’s

Sally Kay & Luke’s Autumn Pippin Hill Wedding


Sometimes, there are weddings that simply take your breathe away. Sally Kay & Luke’s autumn Pippin Hill wedding was one of them. From the gorgeous al fresco ceremony to the romantic reception to this couple’s pure love for one another, this pair’s wedding goes down in our books for sure.

For Sally Kay’s wedding look, we wanted to keep things romantic and just a bit smoky to fit with the autumnal, evening timing of the big day. With a bit more dramatic of an eye look, we made sure to keep her lips and cheeks neutral but flushed. We also love Sally Kay’s gorgeous red-hued hair, and we wanted to showcase it. We kept it down, but swept to the side for an elegant touch and finished things off with soft curls.

Being part of this pair’s wedding day felt like a dream. We’re so excited to show you some of our favorite moments from this fall wedding.























All Photos Courtesy of Branco Prata

Hair + Makeup Charlottesville Makeup Artist LLC | Venue Pippin Hill | Event Planning Evoke Design & Creative | Florist Wild Green Yonder | Videography Shaking Hands Productions | Stationery Steph B. and Co. |Cake Fleur & Flour | Music Elan Artists | Rentals White Glove RentalsEmerson James RentalBBJ Linen | Bridal Gown + Veil Ines Di Santo | Bridesmaids’ Dresses Katie May | Groom’s Suit Enzo | Menswear Friar Tux | Lighting Blue Ridge Lighting | Transportation AGOFF Limo