A celeb doesn't walk the red carpet without the help of their glam squad, and the same thing goes for their walk down the aisle.
Even for celebrities, their wedding is still one of the most important events in their life and obviously, they want to look good. To achieve the look, they tap their favorite makeup artists and hairstylists to get the job done. Just like you, they have to decide between rocking loose waves, a sleek bun, dazzling lashes, or a no make-up makeup look.
Here are the miracle workers—MUAs and hairdressers—that helped some of your favorite celebs get down the aisle.
For the first of about 100047 wedding celebrations for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, Chopra tapped makeup artist Yumi Mori to create the look for her big day. Mori broke down all of the Marc Jacobs Beauty products she used to create her flawless wedding look on Instagram, including that Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Boy Gorgeous, AKA the perfect bold lip for brides.
While we assume getting to make up one of the most famous brides of 2018 was a highlight for Mori, she has plenty of celeb experience. In addition to Chopra, Mori has worked with Drew Barrymore and Julianne Moore.
If you want the secret to Meghan Markle's no-makeup, wedding day makeup look, the secret is just that: no makeup! The royal bride's makeup artist and friend Daniel Martin told Brides after the wedding that he used only a few products to achieve her look. To help achieve the bride's desired “radiant, glowy, and polished," look, Martin only used "waterproof mascara, lash accents on her outer corners, and filled-in brows."
"We focused on the eyes because they're so expressive and her favorite feature, so we wanted to give them the attention they deserve to compliment everything else," he said. For soon-to-be brides, take this piece of advice from Martin, "For a moment like this, the hair and makeup should always compliment the dress." AKA don't go overboard with the makeup and go for a subtle look that lets the dress do all the talking.
Long-lasting was the name of the game when it came to Serena Williams' wedding day makeup. When she tapped Natasha Gross for her "subtle natural glam" wedding look, the goal was to not overpower her stunning Alexander McQueen ball gown. "She wanted to fully enjoy her wedding day and the makeup stayed on throughout the whole night with minimum retouching," Gross told Brides.
For brides wanting to achieve a similar style, Gross recommends going with a classic look, "something that you can look back 20 to 30 years from now and not regret the choice of makeup you decided on." And, if you're going to skip on one beauty buy, don't let it be lashes. According to Gross, "they complete the entire look."
When Gwyneth Paltrow married Brad Falchuk last year the event was obviously star-studded all the way down to her makeup artist. Celebrity MUA Gucci Westman is a longtime friend of Paltrow's, so she naturally did her big day makeup. Westman broke down all of the products that brought her look together on Instagram. For her wedding, Westman said Paltrow wanted to "look like herself, but a bit enhanced, exactly my cup of tea!"
This called for a good skincare prep, which Westman used Paltrow's own Goop line to get the job done. Then she used her own Westman Atelier and Juice Beauty for makeup.
There are few times when model Shanina Shaik doesn't look absolutely gorgeous and her wedding was no exception. When Shaik married DJ Ruckus in the Bahamas last May, Rae Morris gave her the perfect beachside look, which you can totally recreate yourself! Morris broke down every single product on her Instagram that she used to create her subtle glam.
She started the look with skincare prep courtesy of La Mer and Dermologica. She then used Mac Cosmetics for foundation to achieve Shaik's flawless complexion. As for her eyes, Morris went with no lashes to "keep the light in her eyes." Her gorgeous bridal glow was even further enhanced by Mac's Pigment in melon, which Morris brought all the way down her shoulders for an all-over glow.
Celebrity hairstylist John Ruggiero's biggest tip for brides is to go for a classic look. "Pick a style that’s timeless so when looking back you don’t have that moment of 'what was I thinking?'" he tells Brides. It's no surprise that that's exactly what he did for Kate Upton on her wedding day.
"Kate is very low maintenance, all she told me was that she wanted to be pretty and with not a lot of fuss," Ruggiero said. "I basically did just that—a very soft wave that accentuated her already natural slightly wavy hair. Then, for the evening part of the wedding, we had a little bit more fun and slicked it down with a side part and pulled it back into an intricate, rope braid side chignon."
Ashley Greene's wedding couldn't have been more on-brand with her Twilight style venue. To match the idyllic setting she and hairstylist Joseph Chase went with an ethereal look and kept her locks flowing for the big day. "I wanted to start with a more classic look for the ceremony," Chase told Brides. "So we decided to do soft but more structured waves. It really complimented the dress design and felt elegant."
They switched up her look for the reception, which chase took inspo from the venue to create. "She basically got married in a magical forest so I wanted Ashley to have more of an ethereal vibe," Chase explained. "So for this look, I decided to do light airy waves and pinned pieces back for a romantic look."
For brides who might be back and forth between two styles, Chase recommends doing a trial and sticking to that style.
After waiting to tie the knot for 15 years, everything has to be perfect—including the hair! When Nazanin Mandi finally married Miguel after more than a decade together, they wed in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony in California. Her look was perfectly matched to the setting with her "undone, messy French twist," as hairstylist Eduardo Ponce described it on his Instagram.
The style was perfect for Mandi's classic Spanish-style mantilla veil to tuck right into. To help achieve the look, Ponce used products from Color Wow, R+Co, Oribe, and GHD. Not only did the bride change into a reception dress look, but she also switched up her hair. She let it all hang down to dance the night away.
Mahfud Ibrahim tackled not only the makeup but the hair for comedian Iliza Shlesinger's wedding. She wore her blonde tresses in a slicked-back side bun for the ceremony, which was decorated with florals. The hair look was topped off with a rhinestone-embellished veil. As for the makeup, her au natural look helped her icy blue eyes pop.