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A Velvet Affair 

By Daniela Polla  |  REAL WEDDINGS

Weddings in the heart of Toronto are always my favourite; cosmopolitan, chic and oh so travel friendly; for this bridal makeup artist, it is the best of the best. The art-deco inspired Hotel Broadview was the perfect getting ready spot; and I was energized by all the lush fabrics around me. The velvet textiles of the room complimented the velvety bridesmaids gowns perfectly. Bride Sarah wanted a relaxed glam for her wedding day; with muted peach and a sprinkling of rose gold peeking through her thoughtful, tonal bridal makeup look. Warm browns, earthy bronzes and pale golds rounded out the makeup for the bridal party. The bustle of the hotel lobby, the luxe furnishings of the suite, the excitement fluttering about the room...and just like that, a bride is transformed, ready for her city-chic wedding <3


Venue: The Broadview Hotel

Hair: Alexis Ibero

Makeup: Face Time with Daniela

Wedding Dress: Ines DiSanto

Flowers: Botany Floral Studio

Photography/Video: DML Films

xx Daniela

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Sav & Vince- Where The Hart Is

By Daniela Polla   REAL WEDDINGS

One could not have asked for a more glorious day for two people to celebrate their love- the air was fresh, and the energy was buzzing with anticipation. For bride Sav, we were not only getting the bride herself ready, mom and her beautiful bridesmaids; but we would be creating a second bridal look; for the wedding reception at the elegant and historic Hart House; a part of the beautiful University of Toronto Campus in the heart of the city. Sav would be wearing red throughout the event, celebrating her Indian heritage as well her groom’s Chinese culture. Red is beautifully vibrant and quite the showstopper; so we wanted to create a hair and makeup look that reflected that vibrancy, while still retaining the classic bridal sentiment, and incorporating Sav’s own personal style. I absolutely loved how both looks turned out! 

For the first look, for the ceremony, we went traditional with a twist, opting for a sleek yet romantic updo, and a classic bronze and champagne eye, finished with a natural yet flawless complexion and a matte, true red lip. For a long day like Sav was about to have, as the bride you don’t want to be thinking about your makeup and hair- you want to be present in the moment! I chose a stunning red liquid lipstick by Stila, that I knew would be budge proof. An updo was also a great choice for the bride for the first part of the wedding day, as her second outfit was a bit more sultry, perfect for the evening reception. The hair was let down into a stunning side braid and the eyes were smoked out and a bit metallic, and the lip enhanced to a ruby red with a reflective finish, to match her one-of-a kind jumpsuit.

I have to say I had chills returning to my old stomping grounds for such a beautiful event, the university campus was just as breathtaking as I remembered. Hart House in particular is such an amazing wedding venue choice, and one I hope to one day revisit in the near future.


Venue: Hart House @harthouseuoft

Hair: Nataliya  @nvbridalhair

Makeup : Face Time with Daniela @facetimewithdaniela

Photography: Ground Glass Studio @groundglassstudio

xx Daniela

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Taahirah & Sheraz: Tea For Two...Bride & Groom

By Daniela Polla  |  REAL WEDDINGS

     Nothing says fall like the rich colour story of this beautiful October wedding. With the autumnal theme in mind, I created a warm, rich, but efortless bridal makeup look for bride Taahirah; featuring the vivid, pigmented colours of the Charlotte Tilbury Bella Sofia Palette. Soft champagnes and delicate pinks rounded out the look, and highlighted accents in her wedding theme, floral arrangements, reception decor, and even her beautiful wedding day shoes. 

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Natalie & Michael- Love On The Green

By Daniela Polla  |  REAL WEDDINGS

Getting this beautiful bride wedding-day ready was extra-special; as Natalie’s sister was my first ever bride after I graduated from Makeup Academy. Over the years I have beautified many of her bridesmaids/friends for their weddings. I am very blessed to have such amazing clients and Natalie is no exception!


Photography: Rosetta Li  @rosettaliweddings

Makeup: Face Time with Daniela @facetimewithdaniela

Venue: Piper's Heath Golf Club @pipersheath

Day of Co-ordination: Ally and Co Events @alyandcoevents_to

Flowers: Wildwood @bywildwood

Wedding Cake: Just Temptations @justtemptations

xx Daniela

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