Fall Wedding in Brainerd with Tim Larsen Photography

Beautiful Fall Wedding in Brainerd MN

What a Fall wedding we had in the Brainerd Lakes Area..it was unseasonably warm…70 degrees…can you believe it? It was a gorgeous day and perfect for a wedding! Our bride traveled from New York to our neck of the woods to get married. She chose such a beautiful countryside “estate” as you will see from a few of the pictures below. It’s funny how you can live in the area for years and never really know what beauty surrounds you. This is another part of my “job” that I love. We get to visit all these beautiful places that we didn’t even know exist.

When we drove up the long drive way we were so impressed. It was such a unique and special place for a wedding. We couldn’t wait to take a peak inside the venue when we finished with our bride and wedding party. We were not disappointed it was amazing. Bloom Designs out did herself…simply stunning.

We Started Bright and Early  

Our team gathered bright and early to get Grace and her wedding party ready for her special day.  Grace chose a natural makeup look but a little more enhanced. She looked so stunning. I’d say she accomplished that and more. Most of them went with a half up/half down updo for their bridesmaids hair. The best part of all – these women were beautiful inside and out.

We honestly love what we do..we love our brides and love being a small part of their special day!

Thank the Lord for wonderful wedding photographers. We’ve worked with Tim Larsen photography on many occasions and I’m always so thrilled to see “our” bride..He never disappoints…we love these photos..

I have to say I love our team at Captivating Beauty. We all have so much fun with “our” brides and wedding party…

Her wedding colors were breathtaking…Bloom Designs created these exquisite bouquets..and decorated “the barn” that was fit for a queen…..so beautiful…

Thank you to Tim  for the photos that showcase how beautiful our bride was….

Wedding Photographer – Tim Larsen Photography

Wedding Flowers/Event Planning – Bloom Designs

Wedding Hair and Airbrush Makeup – Captivating Beauty

Airbrush Makeup for Weddings in Brainerd MN

bridal makeup in brainerd mnThis year has been different then our last few years of doing bridal makeup and hair in the Brainerd Lakes. For starters we’ve more then doubled our brides (which we’ve loved) and we’ve had a lot more trial runs for bridesmaids, mothers of the bride & groom. It’s been so much fun and everyone has loved to be pampered.airbrush-makeup-in-brainerd-mn-with-bride-at-grandview-lodgeEveryone knows airbrush makeup provides a flawless look for pictures, which is why it is one of our most popular wedding services. 

We provide a customized timeless look that fits your unique style. Please keep in mind we are stressing timeless and classic. Trendy makeup colors and styles will date your wedding pictures like none other in the following months and years to come. Do you remember looking at all the old photos from your aunts and uncles wedding…those were the days:)

Our job as makeup artists are to play up your best features. Personally eyes are my favorite feature to play up and help make those baby blues pop…or green….or brown…or hazel… I’ve had more compliments from brides on how much they love their eyes. We are even doing a a few makeup classes for some of our brides and their bridal party because they loved their wedding makeup and especially their eyes.….

Developing the right look for you will consist of finding out the colors of the wedding, bridesmaid dresses and flowers. We steer away from colors that will clash with your wedding colors…and use color palates that will flow together and compliment the bride to the fullest.  


Your look will be perfectly planned from lips to lashes.

Typically brides plan 1 1/2 hrs for their trial runs.


We also can conceal little blemishes with our airbrush machine..it works perfectly…

Love is Such a Beautiful Thing

We just loving sharing videos of our brides…they are so touching …and moving. I forget what movie this came quote came from..”beauty moves me to tears.” Yes, this brought me to tears…

Love is such a beautiful thing

Grandview Lodge in Nisswa MN is host to many weddings in the Brainerd Lakes area…we have been privileged to work with quite a few brides in the past few years and love it their…

Tim Larsen is a favorite wedding photographer among MN Brides….

On Site Wedding Hair & Makeup at Grandview Lodge in Nisswa MN


All I can say is oh my..this Minnesota Bride was gorgeous…Lauren was married at Grandview Lodge in Nisswa MN on Labor Day Weekend…it was quite the perfect day for a wedding…we don’t have many Sunday weddings…but when we do..awwww…beautiful..

She contacted us for bridal airbrush makeup and hair and are we happy she did……besides being as sweet as they come..she was beautiful…

We also met this amazing wedding photographer Britt DeZeeuw from Brainerd MN…and wow are we impressed…loving her photography style….











Wedding Venue: Grandview Lodge

Wedding Photographer: Britt DeZeeuw:

Wedding Hair and Airbrush Makeup: Captivating Beauty

Wedding Hair and Makeup at Craguns on Gull Lake

We love going on location to work with brides…and working with this bride at Craguns on Gull Lake a was high light this summer. I will give you more details later when we post her wedding pictures by Whitley B. Photography.

Can’t wait to share her love story and more pictures…but until then enjoy these tender moments of this wedding video…so precious…..

Leah and Adam from Bryan Bratt on Vimeo.