Bohemian Brides – Nothing More Enchanting!


I’m loving these Boho looks….look at these images…


Simple, soft and beautiful!


Simple foliage – yet so beautiful!


Flower crowns…natural makeup….flowing hair!!!

Couldn’t be any better then this!


Bohemian Wedding…..soft, feminine, graceful and utterly enchanting!

Thank you to all the wonderful photographers listed below…you captured everything so beautifully!!



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Captivating-Beauty…….Serving the bridal community in the Brainerd Lakes Region!


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January Wedding at Pine Peaks in Cross Lake MN

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Another beautiful moment………….with mother and daughter

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Up close and beautiful!

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Bridal party!

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First look……..I’d say he’s pretty happy with what he sees……………

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A dream come true……………

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Hope you enjoyed…..we sure did… fun to be a part of this wedding!


Pictures courtesy of Bella Vita Studio

Makeup & Hair by Captivating-Beauty who specialize in On Location Wedding Services providing Airbrush makeup and Updoes in the Brainerd Lakes

One of the best wedding locations Pine Peaks Event Center

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Happily serving the Brainerd Lakes Region

Brainerd Lakes Wedding of the Year!!


Yes, this is one lovely, happy couple and I’m so proud to say this is my handsome son Chayse and his lovely bride Elli.

You couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful and precious day.

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There love story begins with my daughter-in-love Madi. While she was dating my oldest son Ethan, she invited Elli over to our house for a bonfire.

I think Chayse was smitten the first time he laid eyes on her as is plain to see by how they look at each other.

True Love…. there is nothing more beautiful then that.


Ellie said, “I remember thinking the second time we went out that he really listened to what I had to say . He wasn’t like most guys because of that. He was asking questions about my schooling and my future plans and no other guy had really done that to me before.”

“I had never really dated seriously before, but I knew I wanted to date Chayse and that it would be different.”
Chayse said that Elli loved him for who he was and is…..and didn’t marry him to try and change him, but accepted him as is:)

He wanted to marry his best friend and spend the rest of his life with her.


The beautiful bouquets you see below are from the talented Sharayah from the bee’s knees floral design 

Elli chose the bee’s knee’s floral because she loves the wild flower look and Sharayah does such an amazing job. 🙂

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I have to say….she was one beautiful bride…

She desired a very natural, down to earth look…and I think you can agree….this look was perfect……for her….

Captivating-Beauty had the privilege of doing her makeup for the wedding….beautiful skin is the perfect canvas for beautiful makeup!

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Love the look and style that they chose for the wedding… was so perfect for them!

Elli – “I would say my wedding was the epitome of my style. I have a very laid back look. I also really like anything vintage and there’s a slightly classy element about my style as well.”


Here I am pinning on Chayse’s boutonniere……such a special moment!


Chayse pinning his brother’s boutonniere…..


Love these pictures of the guys here…..Whim Photography did such an amazing job capturing these moments….

Anyone who know Chayse at all……………such a perfect shot!


My youngest son!!!! Yes…..He is quite handsome… are all my boys!!!


This wedding will go down as one of my favorite weddings of all time…….Honestly….

Beautiful couple, beautiful hearts and beautiful moments…….


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Well we come to a close….I hope you enjoyed these delightful moments taken by Whim Photography

All the charming flower creations by the bees knees floral

The lovely bridal Makeup done by Captivating-Beauty


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Brainerd Lakes Wedding Season is filling up Fast


Our wedding season is fast upon us and is filling up very quickly….

Captivating-Beauty  provides On Location Bridal Services in the Brainerd Lakes and surrounding area.

Our team specializes in makeup and hair for the Brides, Bridal Parties, as well as mothers, mother-in-laws, aunts, grandmothers.

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No one is too young or too old to enjoy our services.. and who doesn’t love to be pampered on one of the most amazing days of a lifetime.

You many contact us here for more information or questions concerning our services

We love what we do…..

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A Professional Wedding Photographers Take on Makeup!

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Captivating-Beauty invited an area wedding photographer and blogger, Laura from to share her insights on bridal makeup and photography. We thought all brides could benefit from the insights she has learned from her many years of wedding photography.

*What are some of the big oops that you’ve noticed time and time again?

A couple of things I’ve seen are:

– Not enough blending between the makeup of the face and the neck.

– Too noticeable of a different shade/color between the face and the neck/chest/shoulders etc.

– I love to photograph brides who have natural-looking false eye lashes on. I often will take photos of them looking down etc. A common oops I see is dried white eye-lash glue that is still visible usually from the top of the false eye lashes when their eyes are closed. Sometimes it’s even visible when the bride is looking straight ahead etc. So making sure all the glue has been covered in mascara or eye liner is important.

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*Should makeup be applied differently in natural light vs flash?

-The main difference between the two is the chance of shine/reflections that might show up on a bride’s face.

-When brides are being photographed outside in natural light, the light source [the sun/sky] is larger and further away from them.

-When a bride is being photographed with flash, especially when they’re indoors during the reception or the dance, the light source [the camera flash] is much closer to them. So the chance of having a reflection or shine on their face is greater.

-In order to protect against this, touching up on powder to combat shine before any indoor flash photography is a good idea. (This is why we offer a maintenance kit…it is absolutely necessary for beautiful pictures)

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-I think it’s really important to not have such dramatically different makeup from a normal day that you look nothing like yourself.

-Obviously, wedding day makeup is going to be more elaborate and applied more heavy than a bride would do her makeup on a normal day. But it should still look like a glammed up version of themselves.

-You don’t want to look so different than your normal self that you look like a stranger in the photos.

*What are the absolute yes’s?

-I’m sure most brides would agree but I think mascara is an absolute YES.

-I also think that powder to eliminate shine, especially in the warm summer months, and before indoor flash photography like I mentioned above, is very important.

I do think a couple important things that people forget about are:

– Crying and the impact it can have on not only their eye makeup but on their foundation.

– Sweating and the impact it can have on all their makeup (This is where a professional makeup artist comes in with her professional products. Proper skin prep is vital if the bride wants long lasting wear)

– Touch ups are important and crucial! Especially lip color/gloss too after lots of kissing in the photos. 🙂

(Again, proper maintenance is key for beautiful pictures…I have lip color that is PATENTED Kiss-Proof, Water-Proof, Long-Lasting plus a maintenance kit both of these issues she has touched on and has noticed time and again with her brides)

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Thank you Laura for giving us your take on makeup and photography. Professional services with professional products that have stood the test of time will guarantee beautiful pictures that will last a lifetime.

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Laura Radniecki is an inspirational blogger and Minnesota commercial, family + wedding photographer, specializing in Celebratory Story-telling.
She is married to her high school sweetheart, Matt, and obsessed with their feisty toy poddle, Remy. She also has wild dreams of traveling the country in an RV and being the youngest Snow Bird in Minnesota history.
Laura blogs about photography and living with intention at Her photography work can be found at


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