Blue Bee Cidery: VA's Urban Cidery

Ever dreamed of your beautiful wedding day, prince charming, loved ones, and a stocked bar full of...cider? This could be you. 

Richmond's local Blue Bee Cider, Virginia's first urban cidery, is just around the corner and awaits your dream day. I had the honor of working with a talented team of wedding vendors on this collaborated styled shoot at Blue Bee Cider. They are new to Richmond and host weddings, events, parties and have a tasting room for just about any occasion to grab a cold glass of cider. The vibe of the venue is urban-chic, rustic-charm, meets modern bride. 

A cider salon, garden and patio sets the modern stage for your vows. Let's chat a little bit about my favorite thing now, makeup of course! 

I wanted the bride's makeup to convey romance, fun, and effortless beauty. After all she is getting married at the coolest new venue. Don't lose sight of the sophistication of this bride's look, timeless and airbrushed are teaming up for the win. Most of the venue is located outside, while the "indoor" cider salon hold max. 50 guests. Airbrush makeup is the best choice to keep you cool calm, and collected while in the outside temps on your wedding day, oh and did I mention a glass of Aragon 1904 cider in hand doesn't hurt either? 

Eyes: I used a soft rose gold shimmer, Sweet Lust from MAC, on her lid and cut in the eyeshadow creases with my matte mauves from my LORAC unzipped palette. Stila black liquid liner is a must for non-smudge, waterproof and outdoor wear, while false strip eyelashes adorn the lids. Aren' t her brows perfect?! She does naturally have a great brow shape and didn't need to go heavy, so I used Anastasia Brow Wiz, a thin retractable pencil, in Taupe to enhance. 

PRO TIP: I love Ardell false strip lashes because they have a natural clear band, this makes the application look more like "real lashes" and not a thick band of lashes. 


Photography: Paige Stevens Photography

Hair: Lauren Perkins, Event Hair by Lauren

Table/Decor: Paisley and Jade

MUA: Kara Waggoner

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Care to join us for a taste of cold cider and let us serve you on your wedding day?


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