Cady + Henry | Rustic Vegan Wedding | The Barns at Wesleyan Hills | Upstyle Hair and Makeup

Cady and Henry tied the knot in Middletown, CT this spring in the rustic Barns at Wesleyan Hills. Their wedding was unique in that it was a completely vegan affair. This was a little different for us as beauty professionals but an interesting task. Our research was eye opening, it's surprising how many of our favorite companies still use animals for testing purposes. After purchasing some cruelty free products for Cady, we decided to take steps in the right direction to incorporate more of these products in our hair and makeup kits and every day life.

Even with the threat of rain, the day was absolutely perfect. They are one of the sweetest couples we've had the pleasure of working with this year - Cady had become more like a friend then a client of ours, one of the main reasons why we love what we do.

Photography: Stephanie Sunderland Photography
Hair + Makeup: Brittany + Jess of Upstyle
Florals: Jakkelyn Iris
Hair accessory: Emma Katzka 
Venue: The Barns at Wesleyan Hills


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Karri Lee Designs - Ashley Caroline Photography - Upstyle Hair and Makeup

We were thrilled when our good friend Karri of Karri Lee Designs invited us to her brand spankin' new studio in Hartford, CT to get her ready for her headshot session with Ashley Caroline (who is ALWAYS blowing us away with her talent.) We can't say enough about these two actually and wouldn't have missed it for the world. 

For those of you who don't know - Karri is a fellow wedding vendor, girl boss + the owner of her own small business. She specializes in calligraphy, watercolor and custom wedding invitations. We met just a couple of years ago through the Monarch Workshop and have been in a daily group chat ever since. Since the beginning, her work has been a hit and its been so fun to watch her business grow in just a short amount of time. Britt and I each probably have a piece of her work in every room of our houses, and we don't hate it one bit!

Hair + Makeup: Brittany and Jess
Photography: Ashley Caroline 

Katherine and Bobby - Burr Homestead Wedding - Upstyle Hair and Makeup

We're loving the pops of color in this beautiful Burr Homestead June wedding. It's a refreshing change from the muted pastels and greens we've been seeing (don't get us wrong, we love those too!). Soft waves, fresh faces and bright lips for this bridal party! 

Photography: Ashley Caroline Photographer
Hair: Amber + Rebecca of Upstyle
Makeup: Analisa + Evie of Upstyle
Florals: Stone Blossom
Planner: True Event
Venue: Burr Homestead


Andrew Wyeth Inspired Shoot - Upstyle Hair + Makeup - Callie Manion Photography - Eddy Farm

Sorry for the radio silence over here! We haven't posted in what feels like forever, mostly because we've been super busy with trials, we went on a little get away (yay for sunshine + palm trees!) and then jumped full swing into wedding season! 

So far, the season is off to an amazing start. We have so many beautiful weddings to look forward to this year, along with a bit of travel to NY, VT, RI + NH. We're so lucky to have a sweet group of girls who are now part of the Upstyle team + and are thankful everyday that we get to work with such incredible brides. 

Back in October, we got the chance to collaborate with some awesome vendors. The outcome? DREAMY photo's and a feature on Wedding Sparrow - one of our favorite blogs (!!!). If you haven't checked out their site, we highly recommend scrolling through for some serious wedding inspiration.

The shoot took place at Eddy Farm - a beautiful location in CT that we've become super fond of over the last year + will be returning for our girl Victoria's wedding this coming August. Inspired by Andrew Wyeth's beautiful paintings, curated by Always Yours Events + Photographed by Callie Manion Photography, this day was one for the books. You can read all about it here <3

Photography: Callie Manion Photography
Event Planner: Always Yours Events
Hair + Makeup: Brittany + Jess of Upstyle
Location: Eddy Farm
Flowers: Jakkelyn Iris Flowers
Stationary: Karri Lee Designs
Ring: Susie Saltzman
Dress: BHLDN
Model: Chelsea Pratt