MY BEAUTY BELIEFS
I'm a firm believer that your wedding day should be the moment you feel most confident and truly yourself.
Known as the "natural makeup artist", I collaborate with my clients to create a wedding day look that highlights the best features with soft application techniques.
I have worked in the beauty industry for 16 years in the Washington, DC market. When I’m not working with bridal clients, I can be found working behind the scenes creating camera-ready beauty and grooming for high-profile on-air talent, political figures and professional speakers.
My experience in retail and television allows me to offer a most inclusive experience for all who want to look and feel their best in person and in their captured memories.
How do you know if Capitol Bride is the right fit for you?
You value professional experience and trusts our team to create the best look
You value peace of mind and wants a seamless getting ready process
You want an elevated natural glam experience
You enjoy luxury experiences without the stuffiness
A Bridal Preview Consultation at our Alexandria, VA studio
Day of Prep Logistics for a seamless beauty experience
Virtual Check-in Two Weeks Prior to the Wedding
Makeup for the Bride on Wedding Day at the prep location
Lashes for the Bride customized to fit her eye shape
Signature Touchup Makeup Kit for the Bride
2 Hours of Personal Concierge for the Bride
Travel + Parking Included (Within 15 miles of 22314)
TIMELESS SOFT GLAM
THE CAPITOL BRIDE EXPERIENCE
I hired Renata and her team to do mine and my bridesmaids hair and makeup for my wedding! Renata was so sweet and such a pleasure to work with. She also nailed what I wanted perfectly! While getting my hair and makeup done, everyone was having great conversations with her team and just having a great time in general. I would highly recommend hiring Capitol Bride if you're looking for people who listen, are very attentive, and if you want your experience to be more authentic! - Kassandra Wall
The Capitol Bride Luxe Experience
A four hour bridal beauty experience that includes full hair and makeup for the bride, lashes, veil pinning and our signature touchup kit. The Bridal Preview is included in this experience.
Packages start at $1200
Add Ala Carte Services
Bridal Hair or Makeup (With Preview) - $500
Bridal Party Hair + Makeup - $350
Bridal Party Hair or Makeup - $175
THINKING OF YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
THE BOOKING PROCESS
Our comprehensive process leaves no stone unturned to ensure you get the glam experience of your dreams.
Submit your bridal inquiry and schedule your 30 minute discovery call with Renata to go over your vision and our services.
Once you receive your quote and have accept, you will be prompted to secure your date with a 25% retainer to hold the date. In 30 days, you will asked to submit your signed contract with your 2nd payment of 25%.
Within 60 days of the wedding day, we will schedule our preview consultation to create your vision and photograph the final look. This ensures we have a seamless experience on the wedding day
On the day of your wedding, enjoy the experience! Focus on the moment and let us handle the rest. After your initial services are complete, we ensure you are camera-ready by doing final touch-ups and last looks for you and your bridal party.
Overall, I recommend Renata for so many reasons – professional, super talented, prompt, flexible, and friendly! The booking process was seamless and she was consistently responsive throughout the entire process. I recommend Renata’s services to any bride that is looking for a makeup artist that is not only talented but also has a great personality and professionalism to match! I am looking forward to working with her again as future events come up! - Sherray Utley
Why is professional makeup and hair so important?A professional bridal makeup and hair artist uses the best products optimal for HD photography. With the advancement of digital technology, our carefully curated product selection produces the best results for a classic, picture-perfect look. Certain types of ingredients in skincare and makeup can create a white overcast on the skin and can be picked up in flash photography. When the entire Bridal party has a seamless look, it is captured beautifully in your photos.
How far in advance should I book your services?May, June, September and October are the busiest months and tend to book quickly. 2022 Brides should book hair and makeup at least 6 months in advance since most 2020 weddings were postponed.
How many clients are you able to service on the wedding?There is no limit to the amount of services available as long as we have the space and team members available to accommodate your needs. For large parties, we recommend that you book well in advance so that our team can be secured. Each Artist is capped at 5 services per wedding. For 2022 -2023 weddings, our Senior Artist will be only servicing the Bride to create an elevated beauty experience.
How far do you and your team travel?For local destinations that require over 1 hour of travel and up to 4 hours, will incur a $200 travel fee per Artist. Our team is available to travel anywhere in the U.S. and internationally. Destination weddings will require a 3 Day / 2 Night travel minimum.
What is included in the touch up kit?All of our Brides, including the bridal party will receive a touch up kit complete with items needed to refresh the look for important camera ready moments. If the Bride is interested in booking the Artist for the day, a second look is included and optional.
How do I inquire about your availability?You can submit an inquiry here. Once received, you will be prompted to schedule a discovery call to chat details of your wedding date, how you envision yourself on your wedding day and what to expect throughout the booking/contract process.
Do you service natural hair?Yes, we offer hair styling for all hair types and textures.
Frequently Asked Questions