Jen and her bridal party .

September 15, 2013 § Leave a comment



Jen had her wedding at The State Room in Boston on August 3rd , 2013.

This was a great group of women who were very fun to work with and obviously a gorgeous looking bridal party .

For a group this size one set of hands just isn’t enough , so I have to thank my fellow stylist and friend Jen Macpherson for working by my side on this one .

These photos were taken by  Person and Killian Photography

Stacy’s a very cheerful person and radiant bride!

September 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

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I had a great time in Portsmouth, NH getting Stacy ready for her wedding day on May 26th ,2013 .

I knew that she wanted a swept back hair style with some lift off her face and volume  ,and I am so happy that she did with a beautiful face like that. I did her make up fairly classic and natural looking and went  just a little heavier on the eyes and added lashes for a more dramatic look.

Amy Lundstrom  was the photographer that took these fabulous pictures .. Superb Photography always speaks or should I say “shows” for itself . To contact Amy or look at more of her work check out

Laila’s Wedding @ The Bradley Estate in Canton MA

August 31, 2013 § Leave a comment


Laila got married on July 20th this summer at the Bradley Estate in Canton, Ma. Thank you Laila for sharing these pictures .You are an absolutely beautiful person inside and out.

I met Laila while working at a Boston salon where I did her hair and we became friends. Part of what really made this wedding special to me is that I got to see her working hard through college and living the single life to graduating and settling down with her true love .

This was my first experience with hair and makeup for a pakistani style wedding , but I was very fortunate that Laila’s mother was there to help show me placement of the beautiful hair jewels  . The detail that goes into the fabric and beading of the attire is truly amazing and beautiful.

An oceanside wedding in York Maine .

August 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

SS-York-Maine-Wedding-Photographer_0047(pp_w792_h551)SS-York-Maine-Wedding-Photographer_0033(pp_w792_h551)Stacy and Mike’s wedding was at their family’s beautiful home overlooking the Ocean in York Maine. It was perfect weather and a breathtaking view and setup .

It is always even more fun and serene when the bride and her family is so down to earth , kind and graceful. Thank you Stacy, Mike and family for having me in your home and choosing me to beautify you further for your special day!

I met the photographers Sarah and her husband Oscar who were quite fun and friendly. I also felt like I had known them as friends because they were so nice and they made everyone feel so comfortable.. It wasn’t until I saw some pictures on their site and from this and other weddings that I realized how fabulous and truly unique that their photography work actually is. Thank you Sarah and Oscar for sharing your superb work . Sarah Vanessa Photography is something to see .


I will update my blog with some more recent weddings from this season soon.





A rustic style wedding on a beautiful family owned garlic farm in New Hampshire

December 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

This wedding was so fun. Very unique since it was on a 100 acre working garlic farm owned by the brides family in New Hampshire..One of the nicest families I have ever had the pleasure of working with .

The beautiful bride Amy went with a vintage/rustic look to acompany the theme of her wedding on the farm which was set up so beautiful..I will share some of the pictures that Amy was so kind to share with me.

First I curled and waved all of the hair to give it some texture before side parting it and pinning it off low to the side in soft sections for a casual vintage look and finding the right place for the birdcage accent that added just the right touch .

For her make-up I used waterproof airbrush foundation with some bronzer and natural looking cheek color and lip color with a hint of pink..added some individual lashes to her lightly lined eyes before curling them and adding some waterproof mascara ..and finishing with a good mist of all nighter make-up setting spray..The day turned out to be a very hot and humid one and it looks like she withstood the heat very well.

Congratulations to Amy and Keith along with a truly wonderful family!amys wedding 3D82G6559-Edit-2amys wedding 2

I loved how the dress and look came together on Amy ..beautiful really.

An autumn wedding at Three Chimneys Inn

June 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

Stephanie is a beautiful bride that I had the pleasure of working with this past fall on location at her lovely suite at the Inn. She preferred a more natural/casual hair and makeup look for her wedding day style..She made a gorgeous bride.

The Three Chimneys Inn located in Durham , NH is the perfect place for a fall wedding in New England.

Some more new pictures of wedding hairstyles I have done this year.

June 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

pulling one side back and adding a simple flower to this down hairstyle is soft and feminine

Bridal hairstyle I have done this year.

A great down wedding style for long hair

creating the look

Some 2012 wedding hair styles done by Laurie Rourke

June 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

Working on some looks for the 2012 Bridal season in New England.

Here is another view of this very textured and unique wedding hairstyle that I have added to share.

Braids are very much back and “in” more than ever!

February 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Simple additions to dress up your doo!

December 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

low loose style with a beautiful orchid

If you like a less “done up” look and prefer a simple loose style that is just a bit more casual for the current day wedding style, an orchid or a soft delicate and colorful flower can add enough to dress it up perfectly.