Julie + Jake | South Farms Wedding | Upstyle Hair + Makeup

What do you get when you combine a dreamy cottage, the BEST coffee (seriously if you’re ever in the area you have to go to Arethusa), and the sweetest bride? The most perfect morning to kick off the most perfect wedding.  We knew from the moment we met Julie that our spirits were one in the same. Working with her and her lovely sisters was frankly, the best + thanks to Instagram we get our daily dose of her travels (and foster kittens!) 

Julie and Jake’s wedding was one for the books. The day began at a quaint little Airbnb cottage right in Julie’s hometown of Bantam, CT. They kept it clean and classic while incorporating fun pops of color in their beautiful floral arrangements. We loved the idea of the couple spending the morning at the same location, hidden away from one another until their first look. It heightened the fun and anticipation. Plus, we’re all about breaking tradition!

They tied knot at one of our favorite venues, South Farms in Morris CT. (Check out this shoot we collaborated on a couple years ago) If you’re looking for a classy rustic vibe, don’t overlook this beautiful barn!

Photography: Molly Lo Photography
Hair + Makeup: Upstyle


Cozy + Intimate Winter Shoot - Emily Kirk Photography - Upstyle Hair and Makeup

Nothing screams “young love” louder than a cozy, intimate engagement shoot complete with couch-cuddling. Think about it. What better environment for a couple to be themselves than in their very own digs?  In-home engagement shoots make for some of the most authentic sentiments to be caught on film and the results are matchless. Nothing is sweeter or more personal than capturing who you are in the walls of your own home. We especially love the idea of having the flexibility to shoot in the dead of winter. Choosing a in-home photo shoot means the cold is no match for winter engagements! Hot chocolate anyone?

    For this shoot we got to collaborate with some of our now 'friendors' to create the images below. Our female model, Aoife of Jack & Grace Events is rocking soft, loose waves for a look that is both effortless and gorgeous. Her makeup reflects the same vibe, furthermore accentuating just how darling and cozy this shoot was.

 While for our purposes we rented a sleek and modern Airbnb in Upstate New York to achieve this project, it goes without saying that an in-home engagement shoot is always a good idea.

Photography: Emily Kirke Photography
Hair + Makeup: Brittany + Jess of Upstyle
Stylist: Allison - AOK Style + Planning


Anne + Javier - Mystic, CT - Upstyle - Corey Lynn Tucker Photography

Anne + Javier married on spring day by the shore in Mystic, CT. Their wedding was one of our first for the 2017 wedding season, and everything about Anne's style was right up our alley (I mean, look at that dress - definitely a new favorite!). We styled her hair in a tousled beach wave, enhancing her natural curl and complimenting her gorgeous makeup by Erica Martell. Huge shout out to Corey Lynn Tucker for capturing their day so beautifully. 

Photography: Corey Lynn Tucker
Hair: Brittany of Upstyle
Makeup: Erica Martell 
Florals: Jakkelyn Iris Flowers
Dress: Rue De Seine - Lovely Bride

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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