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Friday I met with the adorable and funny Amy Lynn Larwig for a makeup trial. Amy Lynn stumbled across my blog one day and left me a comment referring me to Dena at A Special Touch for custom wedding dresses right in my home town! I am so glad she did because now obviously I’m using Dena for my wedding dress, the bridesmaids dresses, AND I talked to her yesterday and she’s going to make ties for the groomsmen, too! So thanks, Amy Lynn for the tip! ;)

Anyway, after receiving Amy Lynn‘s message, I went to her website to discover she is an ultra-talented make up artist! Check out her work here! We later discovered that we had quite a few mutual friends in the wedding industry- including my photographers Chris & Adrienne – (she did Adrienne’s makeup for their wedding in December!) Such a small world! I am thrilled to have such a talented new friend ! Check out how she ‘glammed me up’ on Friday night for my makeup trial.

Amy Lynn showed up with quite the beauty arsenal. She had a HUGE rolling crate with all kinds of makeup and hair products. Before we started she asked me questions about my wedding- the theme, the colors, the style of my dress, etc. She wanted to get a feel for my style and what would look good for me. She started with primer and used some powder that I’m pretty sure must be magic because it made my undereye circles disappear! She also did lots of ‘facial contouring’ which made me look like I actually have good cheekbones! It puts highlights on the places we need it and gives your face a better shape. I loved the results! I also love how big my eyes look! I’m pretty sure I’m going to wear false eyelashes on my big day for that extra pop- so that will only enhance my look. We played around with my hair too but the pictures didn’t really turn out. So whaddaya think?

Here’s a pic of me and E on Friday night when we went out. I think my look held up pretty well!
Amy Lynn is SUPER fun and fabulous and does a fantastic job. If you’re in the Nashville area and are looking for a makeup artist for any occasion, contact her because she’s awesome! She’s also a blogger which makes me love her even more. You can find her here. :)


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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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  • Marie-Eve

    Beautiful.. You look radiant!

  • Abbie

    You look fabulous!

  • Ashley

    love it!

  • Shamika

    Isn’t she lovely! She did a good job. I wish I was in the Nashville area to use her. It is very natural looking too!

  • Dana

    Looking good!!

  • Kirstin @ Southern Weddings

    Your makeup looks great! You look very pretty!

  • Laura

    Hey, your interview is up.

    thanks so much.

    and please let me be the 10th guest at your fantasy dinner party.

  • AmyJean @RelentlessBride

    OMG. I love the look! Just enough to be dramatic but not too much where its not you! I LOVE IT!

  • Amy

    Very pretty!!

  • JennyLee

    Stunning! You look gorgeous!

  • redframe

    Great job on a gorgeous girl, I love it!

  • Alyse

    The eyes are incredible! You look awesome!

  • Tara – Lavish Events

    Gorgeous! Can we hire her to do our makeup everyday??? :-)

  • Christie

    LOVING that eyeshadow!

  • kay*

    it looks fab! i love it :) especially the eyes…very pretty and you still look like ‘you’ (if that makes sense)

  • Whitney


  • jenifriend

    i always recommend workin’ the fake eyelashes…they make any outfit stand out! the makeup looks great!!

  • Amanda

    you are always beautiful! But your makeup does look awesome!!!