Featured Artist: Melody

A talented & creative artist with an adventurous soul. Melody’s love for makeup began in high school where she would model for hair shows & competitions. Being so intrigued by what the makeup artists were creating, her curiosity led her to Vancouver 10 years ago where she completed her makeup artistry course. What she loves most about doing makeup is having the opportunity to bring out every clients natural beauty, & to enhance their unique features.

Originally from Hungary, Melody is active in the local Hungarian community, including being a part of a Hungarian dance group. This has also allowed her to utilize her incredible talent by doing makeup for the performances & events. She is a huge lover of travelling, going to the theatre, enjoying coffee with friends & spending time with her cute lil’ pup Hugo.

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As a bride-to-be herself, Melody has an amazing eye & passion for bridal makeup. Through her years of being an artist, specifically in bridal beauty, Melody has become so versatile in the looks she creates- everything from a soft glowing natural look, to a more bold, dramatic look and everything in between. During her time here at Avenue Beauty, she has inspired us all & continues to do so as we watch her in her element and see her artistic skills flourish with each and every wedding season. We hope you get a chance to meet Melody- to experience her talent and to hopefully chat about some incredible places in the world.


Featured Artist: KELSEY

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We are so excited to welcome back to YYC the gorgeous, blonde beauty, Miss Kelsey! Originally from Kelowna, Kelsey has always been a creative soul. When she was younger, she was unsure of what the future would hold for her as an artist and if that was something she could pursue as a career. But once she got into makeup, she realized she was able to be extremely creative with this form of medium, and her love and passion for being a makeup artist blossomed from there. She absolutely loves making people feel great about themselves and being able to show them ways makeup will help them feel confident in enhancing their own beauty.

Kelsey graduated from Blanche MacDonald in 2006, had the opportunity to work at MAC Cosmetics for almost 10 years & has been freelancing for 13 years. Her favorite thing about doing makeup is that she helps her clients feel amazing, beautiful and fierce about themselves. She absolutely loves makeup and any chance she can get to play she is up for it!

In her spare time, Kelsey loves to be outside (weather permitting!) She enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, bike rides and anything on the water or a beach. She is a HUGE concert fanatic (especially if it is country!), so you can definitely find her at most concerts or festivals that comes through town or around the area!

Kelsey has had the honor of being a bridesmaid 9 times (always a bridesmaid, never a bride?!), so we figure between her experience in that role and all the wedding parties she has glammed up as an artist, she is a wealth of knowledge for all things wedding!

We hope you have a chance to see her incredible work and to have the opportunity to work Kelsey. She is once of the sweetest souls, has the most contagious laugh and will definitely make you feel your most beautiful self with her makeup applications!

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Elopement: Mountain Winds + City Views

Featured on Confetti Wedding Magazine

Love Story: Kassandra + Justin

We were so honored to be apart of this beautiful, unique & intimate elopement that was featured recently on Confetti Wedding Magazine Blog. The couple’s ceremony was a beautiful escape back to where they first met, surrounded by the stunning Rocky Mountains. Kassandra’s style was very soft & romantic, so we tucked her hair into a textured, low bun & adorned it with a gorgeous gold hair piece from Joanna Bisley Designs, To compliment her soft, feminine dress, we kept her makeup light & polished with shades of pink & champagne.

Once the couple said “I DO’, they headed back into the city to celebrate with their friends & family at a quaint reception in their downtown home. We dialed up the glam factor for Kassandra’s look by taking her hair down for some vintage inspired waves and by popping on a bold lip & adding in some depth to create a soft smokey eye.

The team that made this day come together was absolutely incredible and they truly continue to inspire us. Huge thank you to each and everyone of them, and also to the beautiful couple who allowed us to be a part of their special day. We hope you enjoy a peek at the wonderful moments captured!

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Hair & Makeup: Robin - Avenue Beauty

Photographer: Sarah Beau Photography

Planning & Design: Jacqueline Rae Weddings 

Ceremony: Lake Minnewanka

Reception: Le Germain Residences

Grooms Look: Tom Ford

Bridal Look: Echo Evenings & Adorn Calgary

Décor: William Sonoma Chinook Centre

Florals: Hen & Chicks 

Jewelry: Joanna Bisley Designs

Officiant: Twyla Jacobson

Stationery: Love Sky Design Inc

Wall Art: Modern Emulsions

Cake: Lovingly Sweet Bakery

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Rustic Italian Inspired Wedding

August 2018

Rustic Italian Inspired Styled Wedding as Featured in Ruffled Blog January 2019


It was the perfect summer day in YYC for the vision of this styled photoshoot to come to life. We are beyond grateful to have been on board this incredible styled shoot that was inspired from the old world beauty of Italy- showcasing its beautiful earthy colors, soft hues, textures & timeless elegance.

Our location was in the beautiful Baker Park located in Bowness – it created the perfect back drop full of lush greenery. The inspiration for the brides hair & makeup was ‘elegant simplicity’. We wanted to create a style that was elegant yet effortless, and one that showcased & complimented the stunning hair piece designed by Joanna Bisley. Nikki has gorgeous locks to work with, and with a softly textured, low ponytail with some detailing in in the back, we felt it was a perfect fit with the accessories and the gorgeous gown. We wanted to keep her makeup light and fresh to compliment the details of the hair & softness of the dress and to ensure it fit with the light and airy summer style.

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Being able to do a collaboration of any size is such an inspiring & beautiful project for us. It allows us to see other amazing vendors in their element, allows us time to chat as often on wedding days, we don’t have those moments and allows us to expand our creativity in different styles/applications.

We encourage you all to check out all the beautiful work of the vendors below, and please enjoy the little gallery below of some more from this incredible shoot!

Vendors:

*Hair & Makeup: Robin – Avenue Beauty

*Photography & Styling: Chic & Grace Studios

*Design, Rentals & Styling: Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals

*Bride & Groom: Nikki & Lane

*Florals: Sweet Bloom Floral Design

*Bridal Gown: The Bridal Boutique (Designer: Elizabeth Dye)

*Grooms Attire: EW Menswear

*Hair Piece & Earrings: Joanna Bisley Designs

*Ring: Alberta Diamond Exchange

*Stationary & Calligraphy: Debbie Wong Design

*Cake & Cookies: Lemon Berry Pastries

*Caterer: Food Works Craft Catering

*Porcelain Tray: Tina Vidak

*Ribbon: Honey Silk Co

*Ring Box: Amonie Ring Boxes

*Vespa: Vespa Props

*Candles: YYC Wax



 




Welcome to our Blog!

Hello Beauties!

We have been on a bit of a hiatus from our blog since our new website launched last year. It has been a year of updating our marketing, social media & being busy with all our beautiful weddings, incredible clients & fun collaborations. It has also been something quite intimidating to jump back into as writing has always been a bit intimidating. It is so important to share our teams incredible creative journey and showcase our beautiful & talented team, so here we go on a new adventure!

Thank you so much for all your patience while this part of our site was on hold & for all your support on our social media sites! We are beyond grateful for having such an incredibly support community in this amazing city!

I am going to be sharing our teams most recent work as we create it this year, but also sharing some past content that we are so proud of! That will include some real weddings with our beautiful brides, collaborations with some talented local YYC vendors, some bits about our amazing artists & stylists & all things beautiful.

I hope that you enjoy our work & hope to have the opportunity to work with you one day!

-Robin


Photographer: Kendal + Kevin Photography

Photographer: Kendal + Kevin Photography