Destination Wedding In New Orleans with my Favorite New Jersey Couple

5am at the airport, ready to go to sleep
This wedding was a little different because it was more of a Wedding Anniversary Celebration of 10 years for Susan & Stan. I was booked for the wedding but have been working with Susan and her girlfriends a lot both here in New York & New Orleans. So once Susan shared me with me the date I locked it in my books because I couldn’t miss it this time around. = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

I arrived in New Orleans on Friday morning met up with Susan to go over the details. So on Friday I enjoyed my time in New Orleans before turning in early. Saturday was definitely a magical day, I turned my room at the W Hotel French Quarter into my mini makeup room. Susan, Kecia and Miss Baley came up to get ready then took the shuttle bus over to Cafe Amelie. This beautiful in lush courtyard was a perfect place for this wonderful ceremony. After the celebration we went over to Kingfish for the after party for more drinks and celebrating.
Landed…got 3 hrs of sleep I’m ready for New Orleans
This is my kind of hotel, WELCOME DRINKS!…W Hotel French Quarter

Can’t come to New Orleans without going to Houston’s Restaurant…Grilled Chicken Salad with peanut & honey vinaigrette dressing
Meeting with Susan & Miss Baley in the courtyard…she’s FABULOUS
Susan gave me a cupcake from SUCRE…delicious
Having my own photshoot…why not
I’m ready to do makeup
Reppin the New Orleans Saints
I try to tell you MISS Baley is FAB!!!
Kecia & Collin in the lobby…luv her dress

Stan & Phillip before boarding the shuttle
Everybody luv doing selfie
Besties before boarding
MISS Baley making her entrance


Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently worked with: Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico October 2013 issue, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime “Project Runway” Promo Photo shoot, E News, MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy is a L’OREAL Paris Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. Brandy is also a high demand bridal makeup artist in Connecticut, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

Wedding: Bride Aimee Sofio

I flew to New Orleans to do my bride Aimee makeup on December 18th. Her location of choice for makeup was the Roosevelt hotel and her entire wedding party all stayed at the FAB hotel as well. Today will be my fourth time working with her. So this day was very important to me. Aimee and I became friends after working together so many times. She’s a pleasure to work with as well as her girls. The girls all received different makeup looks so I enhanced each girls with colors to enhance and compliment them.

Thanks Aimee for hiring me to be your personal makeup artist….

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Ashley getting makeup from Connecticut Bridal Makeup Artist
Bride-Aimee Before
Bride-Aimee After
The FABULOUS lobby at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans
Photographer Stacy Marks at his best
I made a special friend in Aimee…
Luv Candy-MIL…luv her hair, she has GREAT hair
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist and a special guest makeup artist in Harlem at BiBi Salon NYC. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Anika Noni Rose, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You can see her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, Essence Music Festival, 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.

Saturday Bride

Here is a little glimpse of my Saturday bride Paula and her now HUSBAND Kristopher wedding. Paula hired me to stay with her all day so I ended my evening around 10pm. Robin, my BFF Wedding planner son Seth brought me back to the mansion. It was a great wedding, love the decor and the dinner menu was very nice. Can you believe I didn’t eat dessert…my cocktail dessert of choice was the sweet lemonade. I was able to capture a small video of the couple as they came out of the ceremony…A popular New Orleans wedding way to start your marriage.

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