The Tigermans are fierce!

Fair Oaks, CA. What a day! On Saturday, I was the guest at two weddings, the first for my college roommate Morgan and his beautiful bride Candice and the second at Blackhawk Country Club in Danville for high school friends of my beau's, Ramon and Jaryce. Needless to say I am still recovering from all the fun and love vibes and am gearing myself up for another this coming Saturday. Phew! First, a post about the newly married Tigermans...The two began dating while Morgan and I were roommates so I am happy to say I was there from the start! I arrived early for makeup application and was excited to witness the behind the scenes setup as everything came together under the summer sun.

A beautiful backyard wedding on a beautiful estate. With canopy trees, fountains and an outdoor bar, the Ruderman home was a perfect setting to unite two "bibliophiles" (as their officient called them). These literature obsessed high school teachers gave books as their favors and used the same titles for their table names in lieu of numbers, including The Little Prince. The place cards were even bookmarks!Though it was the hottest day of the year, nothing could stop this cool couple from glowing at each other as Candice walked down the aisle. Fair skinned and freckled, Candice wanted a very natural look, but a fun color on the eyes. Her eyes are a crazy bright green/hazel color and she has a deep red hair color. Since her wedding colors were peacock inspired, I used a brightening purple on the lids, a grey heather purple in the crease and a matte white shadow for pop on the brow bone. With a clean black eyeliner, a good amount of undereye concealer, a framing brow and a natural gloss, Candice was ready to walk down the aisle! Above is a family wedding tradition from Morgan's family- a group hug! Awww.

A few standout products included DiorShow mascara in waterproof (of course) and Navajo cream shadow as an eyeshadow base to insure that all the colors stayed in place. Because the day was so hot, the mascara smudged a bit. We touched up under and around the eyes after photos with BareMinerals Mineral Veil powder. I was sad to leave the wedding and miss out on Morgan's epic playlist (he used to fill our apartment with the sound of the very best mixes), but happy to have witnessed some of the sweetest (and most grammatically correct) wedding vows I've ever heard. Thank you Tigermans for including me in your special day! I hope you don't find too many errors in this post and have a wonderful honeymoon in Greece and Turkey. Eat lots of falafels for me! Next it was off to Danville for a fancy reception even Kimora would have envied. A glass of champagne and raspberries and I was able to unwind after my long drive. I'm happy to see that my own makeup held up well in spite of the heat (stay tuned for a post on pretty wedding guest makeup). It was wonderful to hang out with friends and a few faces I haven't seen in almost ten years! Ramon and Jaryce's cake was delicious and it was the perfect ending to a love filled day. The best to both couples and cheers to your new lives together!