Jon & Sofia: Swedish wedding in Rome

In the photos of Andrea Matone you can see our beautiful couple from Sweden, Stockholm. They chose Rome for its beauties, sights and marvellous weather as in Italy it’s easy to find great sunny and warm weather for a destination wedding.

This amazing couple, Jon and Sofia, got married in Rome on the 17th october 2016. They are so sweet and in love with each other even after having been 6 years together! I always admire such couples.

Sofia wanted a natural look for her make up, so I chose warm shades that accentuated her beautiful blue eyes. Then I did a soft updo with two plaits behind. They were without parents, as they both have very large families, but as you can see from the photos they really had a great time in Rome!

Photographer: Andrea Matone

From Russia for love: Russian-Italian wedding in Rome

April is the best month to get married in Rome. Weather is almost always fantastic, fresh, sunny, with clear blue sky and trees in blossom. In the photos below you can see our beautiful couple: the bride is Russian, the groom is Italian. They got married in Rome in April 2016. 

Irina, the bride, is a very beautiful girl with olive skin and long dark hair, so together with her we decided to do something really elegant but simple at the same time

For her wedding make up we chose neutral shades in purple and pink, matte eyeshadows, a good long-lasting foundation that made her skin look healthy and very radiant, a pink blush for her cheeks, false eyelashes and a black eyeliner to make her eyes more expressive. For her lips, a natural colour lipstick by Mac. All products I used were by Mac, Clarins, Too Faced and Guerlain

For her wedding hairstyle, she wanted to keep her hair loose as it is very beautiful and long, so I styled them with natural curls, just some pins on one side and a nice hair accessory. 

As a whole, her look was very harmonious with her elegant wedding dress! 
 

*Photo by Dmitry Agishev more info on his website >> 

Hen party in Rome

Rome is an amazing place for any kind of event or a special occasion. A photo shooting, a wedding, an elopement, a hen party! In fact, beautiful girls than you may see on the photos below are the future bridesmaids of the bride that is going to have her wedding. The girls decided to organise a destination hen party, as the wedding is supposed to be in Russia.

They got in contact with me, so we studied together with them the look of every bridesmaid: a vintage updo hairstyle a-là Audrey Hepburn with tiara as an accessory and 1950-s look as make up.

It was an extremely hot day, as in Rome the climate and the weather is always great, and in summertime it is always quite hot and humid; anyway, due to professional makeup, hairstyling skills, top quality products and primers, everything lasted all day.

Now you can enjoy their walk around Rome thanks to Dmitry Agishev colourful photos →, as we can see the girls are having lots of fun together! In fact, it is a great idea for a hen party to celebrate it like this.

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Russian wedding in Puglia

Hi, beautiful ladies!

Here I'd like to tell you another beautiful story of our Russian bride. She got married on 30 August 2016 in Vieste, an amazing place on the seaside of Puglia. Puglia is an Italian region famous for its sea, beaches, fresh seafood and picturesque landscapes. Our Russian couple is from the northern part of Russia and they chose Puglia to be able to enjoy full summer with its hot sun and turquoise sea. You can see our bride in the photos below: she has a very beautiful symmetric face and good skin, so I just had to work more with a foundation that gave her skin radiance and cancelled some redness.

I used Skin Illusion by Clarins, then I covered some darkness under the eyes with mineralised concealer by Mac, fixed everything with Fix + by Mac and mineralised loose powder, that works miracles especially for photo shooting using natural light. Then some contouring, blended very well, peachy-pinky shades blush and warm neutral colours as eyeshadows, adding a brown eyeliner in gel by Mac and some single false lashes for a slightly more dramatic effect. For the lips I used a lipstick by Mac, in the colour called “Angel”.

As for the hairstyle, the bride had a very beautiful and quite big hair accessory that suited well her wedding dress, so we decided to make a very soft and voluminous side updo. So here we are: she looks gorgeous, romantic, fresh and radiant!

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American couple shooting in Rome

Today I’d like to share my experience with this wonderful American couple. They contacted me some time before the event, they were to attend a big wedding in Vatican City. A very important event full of guests from all over the world!

They also wanted a professional photographer to take some photos of them around Rome in the morning before the wedding, so I proposed them some photographers that matched their requirements. My client is Asian and she doesn’t use a lot of make up in her everyday life; her dress was so particular and the event was very important, so I suggested doing something really like red carpet style. We used a radiant skin foundation, black eyeliner by Mac with false eyelashes and red matte lips by Mac's Russian Red: the fashionable look for all times! With this make up her hair couldn’t have been too simple, so we did a vintage hairstyle from 1940s with Victory rolls.

At the beginning it was quite unusual for my client, but then she got used to her new look. This is what she wrote to me after the event:

"Anna! Thank you for my beautiful make up and hair! I received so many compliments. You're the best! What a wonderful day and evening, so memorable. Thanks for helping to make it so special!"

I’m really happy to make my clients look perfect and flawless especially on such special occasions! If you are interested in my make up and hairstyling services, please feel free to contact me for any information!