So many exciting things going on over here! From being asked to do the Knot Market Mixer to a new billboard on a digital jumbotron! Now this beautiful wedding where we did the makeup!! AAAh…life is good

Audrey and Paul’s beautiful lowcountry wedding at the breathtaking Kiawah Island Golf Resort is featured in the Spring 2015 issue of Weddings Unveiled, with design by Margaret Roberts of WED: Wedding Event Design and gorgeous images by Angela Cox. From Audrey’s exquisite dress by Reem Acra to the stunning florals at the reception by Sarah York Grimshaw, there’s so much loveliness! To see more of our Spring 2015 issue, click here to read the issue online, where you can also purchase a copy. For a list of Audrey and Paul’s vendors, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post. Enjoy! 2015 ISSUE: AUDREY & PAUL, KIAWAH ISLAND, SC

Images courtesy of Angela Cox.
Photography: Angela Cox | Event Planning and Design: Margaret Roberts with WED: Wedding Event Design | Ceremony Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Johns Island, SC | Reception Venue: The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island, SC | Florals: Sara York Grimshaw Designs | Catering: Kiawah Island Golf Resort | Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal | Linens: Nüage Designs | Draping: Loluma | Rentals: Snyder Events, Polished! and EventHaus | Lighting: Technical Event Company | Invitations and Wedding Papers: Studio R | Ceremony Musicians: Laura Ball and Bob Williams Duo | Cocktail Hour Music: Bob Williams Duo | Reception Entertainment: The Business | Bridal Gown: Reem Acra from The White Dress | Hair: Kim Williams at Article 5 Salon | Makeup: Charleston Events Hair and Makeup | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo from Nordstrom | Wedding Rings and Bride’s Earrings: Suzy B Jewelry | Transportation: Lancaster Trailways of the Carolinas | Dress Steaming: Cacky’s Bride + Aid | Kitchen Equipment: Berlin’s Restaurant Supply | Wedding Filmmaker: Hart to Heart Media

Wedding day timeline and things to consider

Will you be doing a first look/ pictures beforehand? How far do you have to travel from your “getting ready location” to the ceremony location? Will you be getting into dress at your getting ready location or will you be putting that on at the ceremony location.

We ask for a photo ready time. A photo ready time is the time that the photographer would like the bride and the bridal party to be ready. This is the time that we work from in getting the bride a start time. Depending on how many services are needed, we will add on artists so that we can accommodate the party in a timely fashion.

We do our best in ensuring all the ladies have fun and enjoy the experience. It is great for the bridal party to know or at least have an idea to communicate to the artists what hair and makeup style/look they would like to achieve. The artists are experienced and can help guide the ladies on a style customized for them.

8 Winter Beauty Tips


As temperatures keep dropping, it can be difficult to maintain your regular beauty routine. And in fact, you shouldn’t have to. The trick to winter beauty is to adapt to the season’s demands. Just as you update your wardrobe and styling based on the warmth or humidity of the climate, you should be adjusting for your skincare and makeup habits. Your hair, skin and lips will all need a little more attention in these dryer conditions. So read ahead for some tips to keep looking your best this season with a few weather-appropriate tweaks.

8 Winter Beauty Tips

1. Drink plenty of water: Dryer conditions mean you need to hydrate from the inside out. Complexions tend to dull due to a lack of hydration in combination with the dry outdoor air and exaggerated indoor heat. Make sure to keep a steady water habit to maintain your glow.

2. Update your skincare: You’ll need a thicker, creamier cleanser and moisturizer to compensate for the damage and dryness your skin will experience. (Summer calls for more of a gel type texture.) Whatever you do, don’t stop moisturizing and using your serums. This is the time your skin needs it most.

3. Moisturize all over: Don’t forget about the rest of your body. You’ll need thicker, more emollient body lotion to help your skin recover its moisture. Apply cream or oil as soon as you exit the shower, while you’re still a bit damp, to help it absorb better. For your feet, lather on the thickest cream you can find and put on a pair of socks for overnight therapy.

4. Exfoliate: Dry skin tends to build up and stick around for longer, so do your best to exfoliate about two to three times per week. Then follow up with moisturizer. This works for face, body, and lips.

5. Protect your hair: To control fly-aways and static that can build up due to the dry air, add some leave-in conditioner to your hair. This will help keep it moisturized and in place. Dry oil works well too and often comes in a travel-friendly spray bottle you can stash in your purse.

6. Conceal: Dry, rough patches on your face will inevitably occur in colder climates. Keep concealer handy to touch up red spots, which often occur on the nose. Apply moisturizer first to make sure it stays on for longer.

7. Nails need love too: Just because your hands will likely be hidden away in your pockets or inside gloves and mittens doesn’t mean they won’t be affected by the cold. Pay attention to your nails and cuticles and apply cuticle oil as needed to keep them from peeling back.

8. Wear SPF: Just because the sun’s not shining, doesn’t mean you’re not exposed to harmful UV rays. Be sure to apply sunscreen just as you would during any other season to protect from skin damage.

Bring in 2015 with the best you ever


2015 is practically here and egagement season comes along with it.

Schedule your engagement portraits and let your family and friends know the great news! Call (843)670-9936 to schedule your appointment.

How To prepare for your trial run

What is a trial run?  A trial run is a great chance to preview the style of hair and makeup that you envision for your wedding day.  It is so beneficial because it allows you to see how the style will compliment the dress and jewelry.  The dress is an investment on your wedding day, so should your hair and makeup.


Arrive with a makeup-free face with only moisturizer on.

Have some makeup looks that inspire you?  Bring those so the artist can see your sense of style.


Wash hair the day before.  Formal styles require curl and teasing.  This is best done on hair that has been washed the day before.

Bring any hair accessories that you will be wearing i.e.veil, hair jewels etc.

We will record the products used so we have it for the wedding day.

We encourage you to bring up to 1 other person along with you that you feel comfortable with and who understands your style.


Styled Shoot with Rebecca Rose Events and Live View Studios

Absolutely breathtaking views of River Oaks Charleston was the backdrop for this shoot.  The color scheme went so perfectly with the gorgeous brunette model.  The blue hue of this dress just pops off the screen and the photography of Live View Studios captures the romantic feel of this whole inspiration shoot.

Inspiration from Rebecca Rose Events and beautiful photography by Live View Studios.

Inspiration from Rebecca Rose Events and beautiful photography by Live View Studios.

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Debut 2015 Charleston Firefighter Calendar September 12th

Okay ladies…Aside from the fact that hanging out with these hunky, courageous men was quite the job perk, it also taught me a lot about how these men and women dig deep and train  hard through grueling temperatures with their heavy gear day in and day out to protect their community.

Among the 13 men and 2 lady firefighters, I had the honor to meet Art Whittner a veteran fireman that was spared because he had drawn pump duty on the horrific day we lost 9 of Charleston’s most courageous.  I never knew that I would be touched in such a way by such a profound gentleman.  He spoke so eloquently about that night and I had that moment in my career where I felt pretty special being involved in a project that uplifted so many!

The 2015 Charleston Firefighter Calendar benefits Charleston Animal Society and Toby’s Fund.

I think it will be a great night for all the ladies to come to the debut event for such a great cause and a lot of fun.



5 Motives Must-Haves For Summer

As the weather warms up, so should your makeup look. Every girl can have a sun-kissed complexion without having to hit the beach. Check out some of these Motives favorites for summer essentials that will add a quick update to your warm-weather look.

Motives Must-Haves for Summer | Loren's World

5 Motives Must-Haves for Summer

  1. Motives® for La La Mineral Bronzing Shimmer Powder – This illuminating bronzer is perfect for any complexion and skin-type. Sweep it on lightly for a natural glow or add a little more for a more tanned effect.
  2. Motives® Essential Brow Kit – A fresh face demands a perfect brow. This complete brow kit is perfect for shaping, grooming and defining your brows. Keep it in your purse the perfect arch any time.
  3. The Present by Scott Barnes for Motives® – For the perfect summer palette, try this stackable mix-and-match makeup kit with everything you’ll need for a sexy day or evening look. The kit contains one translucent powder, four concealers, four eye shadows, two blushes and four lip glosses. Blend two shades for a completely customized look.
  4. Cellular Laboratories® De-Aging Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ – Sunscreen is a must for everyday, and even more so as our days get sunnier. This sunscreen contains multiple active ingredients to lessen the effects of sun damage and aging. Wear it under your makeup for daily protection or on a fresh face as a barrier against natural elements.
  5. Motives® Bronzing Lotion – If you prefer to stay out of the sun, use this moisturizer for a streak-free sun-kissed glow. The enriching aloe vera will leave your skin feeling smooth and supple.



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