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The wedding cake is the centerpiece and highlight of every wedding reception. One of my favorite local wedding cake vendors is Lora Gookin, owner of Gateau Distinctive Cakes in Warrenton, Virginia. From Civil Engineer to Pastry Chef Prior to starting her wedding cake business, Lora worked as a civil engineer for 10 years, designing storm…

Kristen Lynne Photography and I recently collaborated on a boudoir beauty session that was featured on Wedding Sparrow. I provided the hair and makeup styling for this bride, and Kristen did all the photography. I love working with Kristen.  The lighting she is able to capture on the hair and makeup with her film photography is breathtaking. I…

This week’s featured bride is Ashley. I had the pleasure of being a part of Sean and Ashley’s beautiful wedding at Lost Creek Winery. This couple was so cute together you can just tell how much they are in love. I truly loved getting to know Ashley. She has a great sense of style and…

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It’s great fun to create custom-blended lipsticks with Ammoura™ Cosmetics all-natural ingredients. The possibilities are endless! Here at Enlightened Styles beauty boutique and hair salon in Warrenton, Virginia, we can create the perfect lipstick for you in any shade or color you like. Watch this video to see how professional makeup artist Jacquelyn Rodriguez mixes…

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I did a pink pineapple photo shoot last month. The photo shoot was inspired by these cute pink pineapples and it became this wonderful bight and sunny shoot, perfect to warm you up on these cold days! I’m so so excited for spring. I wanted to create an intricate but soft look for this bride’s hair….

One of the reasons I started my own hair salon and beauty boutique was because I am passionate about empowering women to be the best they can be. I believe that every woman is beautiful in her own unique way. However, many women don’t see, feel or acknowledge how beautiful they truly are. They look…

You are invited to join us for an afternoon of friendship and fun at our next Ammoura™ Cosmetics Blending Party, to be held this Sunday, February 8, from 2-4 PM. Jacquelyn and Stephanie will be offering expert makeup advice to our guests as well as a special interactive experience making your own custom blend foundation,…

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Enlightened Styles is honored to have won WeddingWire’s annual Couples’ Choice AwardsⓇ for 2015. This esteemed award highlights the nation’s top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. The Couples’ Choice winners represent the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence…

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  Thursday, January 22, 2015 * 6 PM – 8 PM   CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND REGISTER FOR THIS EXCLUSIVE EVENT! Join Us for An Evening of Friendship, Food & Fun Bring a Friend and Be The First To Try AMMOURA:  OUR EXCLUSIVE NEW LINE of CUSTOM BLEND COSMETICS:   FREE GIFTS for EVERY GUESTPLUSa…

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Everyone likes a bargain … but did you know that those steeply discounted name brand cosmetics you see advertised on the internet are more than likely counterfeits filled with toxins that are dangerous to your health? Investigators with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have found arsenic, lead and other toxins in counterfeit cosmetics imported…

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