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Words by Courtney Cox
Cover photo courtesy of Stephanie Williams with This Modern Romance
Believe it or not, it’s that time again! Yet another glossy-paged, inspiration-filled issue of Destination I Do has hit stands! Our Fall/Winter 2011 issue launched today and we’re as excited as ever to share with you what you’ll find between covers. Real-life bride Megan sets the tone on our cover as she’s ready to get honeymooning post-wedding. This is one of our favorite covers ever and was captured by the amazingly talented Stephanie Williams of This Modern Romance.
For our Fashion Forward department we stuck close to home, capturing the urban city of Phoenix and the sandy sunsets of the Sonoran Desert. Our models brought elegance to a 100-year old ice house in downtown and sophistication to the Superstition Mountains of Arizona.
As always, the writers and editors at Destination I Do traveled far and wide to bring you the inside scoop on honeymoon hot spots, but also those romantic destinations you might not have thought of on your own. Contrast town and country in London & Paris or set sea from Seattle to the San Juan Islands.
Destination I Do Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Jennifer Stein, took a dream trip to Hawaii to bring readers the utmost in luxurious accommodations. For non-land lovers we’ve got some down-under trips which will take you diving off the coast of Honduras in Utila and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
The Real Weddings section is always a crowd-pleaser, so we’ve gone above and beyond this issue to bring you the inside scoop on five couples destination weddings. Find out what they got for the money with budgets ranging from 10K to 150K.
This is all just a tiny taste of what you can find in our Fall/Winter 2011 issue. Want to pick one up? You can find Destination I Do at Barnes & Noble, select Borders and other fine book retailers worldwide. Don’t have one of these nearby – no problem! It’s easy to subscribe on our web site and the issue will be delivered to your door in about a week. If you love this issue as much as we do, then share the love and spread the word! As always, thanks for your continued support and love of all things Destination I Do.
This season, bold bright colors are popping up everywhere from; eye shadows, lipsticks, nail polishes, clothing, handbags, and shoes. Not all brides are a fans of color and for these brides less is always more. Some brides prefer the “barely there” nude makeup. The nude makeup look is a classic one that will never go out of style, but it has been revised. Creating the nude look this season is all about giving the bride an illuminated face. Her skin should look hydrated, natural and fresh. No heavy blush and definitely no heavy contouring. This is a great look for a destination bride because the dewy look always works best at a beach wedding instead of a matte face and lip. So now you are a nude glowing bride on your wedding day.
The following listed are the makeup items I used to create this glamxurious look on my bride Erica.
- Rodial Glamtox Eye Pen
- L’OREAL Paris True Match Foundation #N5 True Beige
- L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder #N5 True Beige
- M.A.C pigment in Vanilla
- L’OREAL Paris HIP Studio Secrets Professional Metallic Duo Eye shadow in Energized
- L’OREAL Paris HIP Studio Secrets Professional Creamliner in Brown
- L’OREAL Paris Double Extend Eye Illuminator in Black Quartz
- L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder Blush in Soft Sun
- NARS Lipstick in Aura
- SMASHBOX Lip enhancing Lipgloss in Aura
Written by New York Celebrity Bridal Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Makeup by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Pictures courtesy of: Rodial, L’OREAL, MAC, NARS, SMASHBOX, and Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Bridal Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Erin Andrews, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, and more. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist“, her fashion blog “Black Tie Stiletto“or follow her glamxurious tweets on Twitter.