Utah Bride and Groom

Wedding Hair and Makeup for a Goddess

by Ashley Baker

Wedding day hair and makeup fit for a Goddess? I think yes. This team of local talent created this gorgeous shoot that shows us how to get the look. 

“For me when I heard about all the artist and makeup that was going into this shoot I instantly thought goddess and the was my inspiration throughout the whole shoot. It was a freezing day but the sun was so bright that I really wanted her to almost be one with it. To kind of tap into that inner and natural beauty that the sun offers. Every women should feel like a goddess on their wedding day! Rain or shine! And that kind of what I wanted to portray,” says photographer Kaylie Gainer. 


Goddess Inspired Wedding Dress

“This dress actually has a pretty specific inspiration. I was always in love with Jenny’s wedding gown on the movie Forrest Gump. I love the causal, feminine ease of the dress, and I want to do something with a similar feel. I obviously wanted to put my own stamp on it, and design something a bit more sleek and clean to bring it into today,” says fashion designer, Janay Marie of Janay Marie Designs.


Goddess Makeup

 “With the makeup, I wanted her to look like a natural, glowing goddess, who just happens to be flawless and stunning. I used a lot of luminous products with champagne and warm golden undertones to give her that “glowing from within” look. I wanted to the look to be natural and more editorial and all about her skin, so we didn’t use any mascara or lashes. She was the perfect model and I just love how everything turned out,” says makeup artist, Merrie Carson. 


Bold Boho Headpiece

“This creation was a push for me to step out of my comfort zone, and I loved it. I am a strong advocate for the idea of every woman a goddess and try to reflect that in my creations. This particular crown was the perfect chance to really present that message and bring it to life,” says Aubrey Wood of Gracefully Bloomed.



Photography Kaylie Gainer

Gown Janay Marie Designs

Makeup Merrie Carson

Headpiece Aubrey Wood, Gracefully Bloomed

Model  Maddy Scholz

Location Saltair

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Ashley Baker
Web Editor
Ashley is the in-house web editor for both Utah Bride & Groom and Utah Style & Design magazines. Not only does she write articles and immerse herself in Utah's design scene, she's currently finishing a bachelor's degree in strategic communications with a minor in multidisciplinary design at the University of Utah.


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    E Joseph

    June 9, 2018

    I always love this kind of makeups. Natural looking but elegant.I did this kind of look, while doing my makeup lessons for beginners on a friend of mine. Everybody appreciate me a lot to see my work. Surely, I will try this look same as you did! Thank you for sharing love! <3

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    August 31, 2018

    I like to think I’d be confident enough to rock something like this but I fear I’d be a little too timid to walk down the isle with such a big flower crown. However this bride looks beautiful!



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