A Date With Destiny

Natural Bridal Makeup for Danielle at the Farm at Eagles Ridge in Lancaster, Pa.



Danielle was one of the first brides I had the pleasure of working with when I took over Blush Beautiful, and I knew she was something special from our first encounter. She was a tiny woman with a HUGE personality that was so genuine and authentic that I couldn’t help but be drawn to her.


We did a pre-wedding trial, and while she liked her makeup, it wasn't quite what she had in mind, and she wanted to try something different for her big day.


See, I had just shifted my makeup focus from working with a very high-glam client who loved a TON of makeup , to bridal clients who wanted very natural application. I was definitely having an interesting (to say the least) transition between the two worlds, but Danielle was SUPER understanding.


I wanted her to feel comfortable in her makeup , so went to her hotel the evening before her wedding day and we collectively came up with a look that she LOVED. I was SO pleased.


The next morning I arrived, and started with Danielle's bridal party; they were SO much fun to be around! We saved the best for last, and just as I was about to start her makeup, Danielle loving grabbed my hands , looked up at me with her big brown eyes and said, ‘Now remember, do it JUST like you did it last night.’ Lol. She spoke focus and confidence into me with 1 sentence, like a true teacher that she is 🤣.


As directed, I did her makeup exactly as I had done it the night before, and her makeup turned out PERFECTLY. I am so glad I got to be a part of this Queens day!



The Look:

We used the #AnastasiaBeverlyHills #SoftGlam palette for the eyes, mainly the color Tempura.

Her foundation and concealer were the #UrbanDecay #Naked foundation in the shade 0.5 .

We used #Kiss lashes in the style #Shy and finished with her own Clinique blush and lips.


Their Story:

Danielle and John both found themselves looking for a deeper, more meaningful relationship in the fall of 2013. Danielle and John both joined eHarmony and spent a good amount of time thoughtfully answering all their thousands of questions, hoping the algorithms would match them with their other half. Danielle and John were successfully matched together and Danielle made the first move. They emailed back and forth a bit, and decided to meet for coffee.


They enjoyed their first meeting and spent a good amount of time together for a first date. However, they parted ways for a month due to “life getting in the way.” It wasn’t until a serendipitous intervention that would bring Danielle and John back together.


On Valentine’s day John received a phone call from his Uncle Ernie about a girl he wanted to set him up with, who is the daughter of his grandfather’s nurse.

Once John had learned her name was Danielle and she was a teacher he couldn’t believe it was the same girl he had met just a month ago! John quickly grabbed his phone to call Danielle and share the funny coincidence, but she missed John’s call.



Meanwhile Danielle’s mother called her to persuade her to go out with her resident’s grandson, a guy named John Novak…When Danielle heard his name she quickly interrupted her mother saying, “Mom…I already met him” That explained the missed call on her phone from John…She listened to his voicemail and it all made sense…What a coincidence? IS it Destiny? Would they have met anyway? Damn…she thought. They both could have saved so much money…especially John…who bought an entire year's worth of eHarmony.


Danielle and John finally reconnected and decided to go out again for the second first time on February 16 and they have been together ever since. They tied the knot on June 16, 2018 at the Farm at Eagles Ridge in Lancaster, Pa.


In Addition:

Danielle also shared this with me, and I really appreciated it, so I decided to share it with you guys <3:

I have never had my makeup professionally done before and I am so happy my first experience was with Blush Beautiful! Melody was a great listener and worked with me to really find the look I wanted for my wedding day. After my trial, I wanted to try a different look and Melody came to my hotel the night before my wedding to do another trial just to make sure I got the look I wanted. She was accommodating and patient with me which I really appreciated. I felt like she really cared about me and wanted me to feel beautiful and I loved that about her. Everyone who got their makeup done by Melody still talks about how perfect their makeup was. My makeup was perfect the entire time, it didn't smudge and stayed flawless even long after the wedding. I didn't want to take it off!!! I especially loved the lashes. I am very happy with my experience with Melody and Blush Beautiful and highly recommend her!


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