Traveling Hair & Makeup Artist | Tracey’s Milwaukee Museum Wedding Beauty Journey
How we met
Tracey and I met while I was working at the MAC Store in the Galleria here in Houston. It was 2006 when the All-Star Game was in town. She’d come in town with a few of her friends for the weekend events. At the MAC Store, she was a client that was put in rotation and happened to be paired with me that day. As always, I ask clients to tell me what look they are going for and I try my best to make it happen. I can remember Tracey and I laughing and talking like we’d known each other for years. Since we only had 30 minutes to complete each client, I had to talk and work fast at the same time. Somehow I made a great impression on her because at the end of her session, Tracey got my number just in case she wanted to have her makeup done for another event that weekend.
2 years later I got a call from a phone number that looked like a social security number. Hesitantly, I answered and she started talking. It’s funny because I knew who she was when we started talking because I had recognized her voice from our session together. She mentioned that she was getting married and wanted to fly me to Milwaukee for the weekend to do her makeup as well as do makeup for her bridal party. I was shocked and completely honored and of course I agreed to go because she was such a fun client to work with.
The Wedding Day
Tracey was pretty chill on her wedding day. All of the bridesmaids were super cool and having fun at the hair salon where we did hair and makeup services. Tracey’s hairstylist did everyone’s hair while I did makeup. We were literally working back to back all day so we didn’t get to eat like we wanted and I remember a bridesmaid getting light headed and having to sit down at the wedding but other than that we all had a blast. The museum was decorated beautifully in damask prints in black and white with a splash of blue for accent. The food was great and the dj was on point so the dance floor was packed!
Her hair: I was not hired to do hair services but her hair was done in a beautiful vintage half up and half down style. The bridesmaids all wore either an updo or a down hairstyle.
Her makeup: For Tracey, I did a soft champagne eye look with hints of light blue around the inner corners of her eye bringing that blue down to they lower lash line like eyeliner. For foundation, I used airbrush makeup so that it would be light and airy on her flawless skin and last all night. At the time Tracey had extensions done so there was no strip lashes applied just mascara on her bottom lashes. I finished her look off with a soft nude lip.
I did lightly airbrush her décolletage area and apply a little shimmer to the area for added glam.
For the wedding party: For the maid and matron of honors I gave them soft blue eye shadow look so that their look would be different from the bridesmaids. The bridesmaids all got a natural look with neutral tones with a pop of blue and a nude lip.
Tracey and Miguel’s wedding at The Milwaukee Museum was absolutely gorgeous. The venue structure was like nothing I had ever seen before with it’s modern lines and details. The ceremony space had a gorgeous backdrop of downtown Milwaukee and it’s beautiful architecture and the reception engulfed us with dimmed uplighting and Tiffany blue decor.
Venue: Milwaukee Art Museum
Brides Makeup: Nyoka Gregory Beauty
Bridesmaids Makeup: Nyoka Gregory Beauty
Photographer: Becca Dilley Photography
10 years strong!
Tracey and I still remain friends after all of these years. She and Miguel now have 3 beautiful daughters and will be celebrating their 11 year anniversary this October.