Karmin & Adam | Married

SO many gorgeous details from this romantic, winery wedding! Karmin is the kindest bride and she also happens to be drop dead gorgeous! Love the soft and muted color palette she chose for her wedding and the timeless hair and makeup to compliment her stunning gown! Photos | Carmen Santorelli Photography  Hair & Makeup | Thorne Aritstry

June & Daniel | Married

It's always so exciting and such a treat to see one of your favorite weddings pop up in a bridal publication! Check out more of the amazing photos and moments from June and Daniel's wedding published on one of my favorite wedding blogs, Style Me Pretty! June & Daniel and their wedding party couldn't have been any sweeter to work with! From the moment I met June at our trial I knew it was going to be a fun wedding full of love and laughs. I also love a bride who doesn't take things too seriously and can go with the flow and enjoy her day to the fullest. June was so laid back that she decided to try something completely different with her hair on the day of her wedding and we both loved it even more :) Sometimes you just have to go where the moment takes you!

Photos: Elan Klein Photography | Coordination & Florals: Sweet Emilia Jane | Hair & Makeup: Thorne Artistry

Inspired | Salton Sea

Being busy is a wonderful thing, but I'm feeling guilty that it's been so long since I've updated the blog! I'm absolutely thrilled to share with you a shoot that I put my heart and soul into! Local photographer, Jen Wojcik, and I were dying to do a photo shoot at the Salton Sea with a soft, muted palette. We teamed up with some wonderful local wedding vendors and road tripped to the middle of nowhere and magic happened! Thank you to everyone who made this shoot possible! We are honored to have our shoot featured on the front page of Style Me Pretty! See the whole shoot and video here!! Custom gown/wardrobe, hair & makeup | Thorne Artistry Photos | Jen Wojcik photography Design & Coordination | To La Lune Florals | Plenty of Petals Rentals | Pow Wow  Jewelry | Lush Beige gown | Dress Theory

Jessica & Scott | Married

It was such an honor to glam up the beautiful Jessica on her wedding day! Especially because Jessica is in the wedding industry and had her pick of anyone for hair and makeup. I absolutely loved working with this beauty and Scott is one lucky guy. Their gorgeous wedding is featured in the current issue of Exquisite Weddings magazine! Check it out here

Photo: By Amy Lynn | Hair & Makeup: Thorne Artistry

A Beach Elopement

I loved creating this stunning beach elopement with Ashley Kelemen Photography. Featured on 100 Layer Cake! Also featured internationally on Wedding Sparrow & Der Hochzeits Guide

Gowns custom made for this photo shoot by Thorne Artistry.

Wardrobe Styling & custom gown, Hair & Makeup: Thorne Artistry // Videography: Amanda Madeline Studios // Flowers: Camellia Wedding Flowers // Cakes: Hey There, Cupcake! //Invitations: Paper Scissors Print // Jewelry: Erin Fader // Models: Bri White & Christian Camacho

Pia & Chris | Married

As you can see, Pia has the most contagious smile so it's perfect that she chose a bold, red lip to show it off! The theme for their wedding was old Hollywood glam and it turned out so beautiful! Fun fact: Pia had never worn a red lip in her life, but decided to do it for her wedding day!! Love bold girls!  She rocked it!

Photography: Ashley Kelemen // Makeup: Thorne Artistry


Africa | Inspired

Everyone that knows me knows that I have always had a love and infatuation with Africa and even minored in African studies in college just because I loved learning about the culture so much. I've had the idea tucked away for awhile about putting together my dream shoot inspired by Africa and the immense beauty. I didn't want to do it until I had the perfect team of people in place  that I knew would be equally as passionate. I'm happy to say it was worth the wait for the team of amazing talent that came together!

I'm honored and thrilled that the discerning New Zealand magazine, Magnolia Rouge, wanted to feature 10 pages in their gorgeous magazine! AND 100 Layer Cake, in a joint promotion, is also featuring it today on their blog.

Photos by Ashley Kelemen Photography // Wardrobe creation & design; hair & makeup by Thorne Artistry // Videography by Amanda Madeline // Flowers by Camellia Wedding Flowers // Set Styling & Furniture Rental by Pow Wow // Jewelry by Erin Fader & private collection

Check out the insanely amazing video by Amanda Madeline!! xoxo

Justine & Dave | Expecting

I am beyond thrilled for Justine and Dave! It's so amazing reconnecting with them after their beautiful wedding last year and knowing that their family is growing. So much fun getting to catch-up with past brides and celebrate these incredible milestones! And how beautiful does Justine make pregnancy look!?  

Photos | Alexis Stoniea Photography Hair & Makeup | Thorne Aritstry

Lauren & Dennis | Engaged

It was such a nice surprise to see bride-to-be Lauren pop up on the Exquisite Weddings blog last week featuring their adorable engagement session! I loved the casual/chic look that Lauren chose and we had so much fun getting ready for the shoot! Check out the full feature here!

Photos | Half Full Photography  Hair & Makeup | Thorne Artistry

Susan & Todd | Married

I loved working with this amazing couple!  Big thanks to the talented event designers, Pow Wow, for the intro! Susan & Todd not only utilized my hair & makeup service, but had me style their entire wedding wardrobe which was a little daunting at first when they told me there were 13 bridesmaids and 13 groomsmen!! It ended up being a smooth process & they put their complete trust in me which I appreciated. I wanted the wardrobe to reflect their very unique wedding & personalities. Todd is a botanist so we decided on earthy tones and mismatched looks for the bridal party. Since their look was so specific we had several of the looks for the guys custom made by local menswear company, Crow Thief. I loved helping them choose each swatch, thread and button that added to the specialness of their day. For the girls I put together a group of dresses and colors that didn't necessarily match, but complimented one another. This let each girl pick her own style & favorite fit, keeping everything about the day fun and laid back like Susan and Todd. We spent a lot of time over the past year and I feel like I've known them my entire life. I'm thrilled for them & the many more married adventure these two have ahead!!

I was honored to have this and other Thorne Artistry weddings &  shoots featured on the blog for Exquisite Weddings magazine!

Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup: Thorne Artistry // Photography: Justin Lee Photography // Event Coordination & Design: Pow Wow

Wendy & Gary | Married

It was a total joy being a part of this outdoorsy/glam wedding! I worked with Wendy & Gary for 8 months on their wedding helping them with everything from their color palette (peach, blush, red, & slate blue) to the complete wardrobe as well as hair and makeup! Their openness and adventurous spirits shine though their stunning winery wedding. I was honored to have this wedding published on Ruffled Blog this week:) Wardrobe Styling, Hair & Makeup: Thorne Artistry // Photos: Ashley Kelemen Photography // Second Shooter: Jen Wojcik // Venue: Wiens Cellars // Event & Floral Design: RSVP Events // Vintage Rentals: Touched by Time

Mei Ling & Rick | Married

Mei Ling & Rick couldn't have asked for a more perfect day with the stunning Hotel Del Coronado as their backdrop! This wedding was chic and elegant with a legendary San Diego landscape. Love it! Hair & Makeup:  Thorne Artistry // Photos: Arina B Photography // Location: Hotel Del Coronado

Fall | Inspiration

Here's a preview of an ultra romantic (my fave!) fall shoot that I did with a talented team of local vendors. I'm excited that it will be featured later this month on the fabulous wedding blog, 100 Layer Cake! This shoot makes me want to curl up next to the fire with some apple cider  and a good book! :) Photos | Morgan Lamkin Hair & Makeup | Thorne Artistry Florals | Modern Bouquet Rentals & Table styling | Folklore Vintage Rentals

Cheri & James | Married

When Cheri contacted me about doing her hair and makeup for her wedding I was so excited! I loved her soft color palette, dress and her incredible location at Cabrillo National Park. I didn't meet Cheri until the day of her wedding, but I knew from our emails that I was going to love her. My suspicion was confirmed. She was the nicest person and we hit it off immediately. She felt like someone I had known for ages and she was incredibly laid back about the whole process! Here are a few of my faves from her beautiful day! Photos | John Newsome Photography Coordination | Beau and Arrow Hair and Makeup | Thorne Artistry 

Romantic Boudoir | Published

I absolutely love this photo shoot collaboration with some of the most talented ladies in San Diego! We wanted to create a different and more romantic vision of boudoir. The goal was something incredibly feminine & soft and I adore how it turned out! The perfect backdrop was the historic Darlington House in La Jolla. Just getting to style this shoot was magical, but having it published on the front page of my favorite wedding blog, Style Me Pretty, was the cherry on top!! Photos | Carmen Santorelli Photography Florals | Plenty of Petals Styling, Makeup & Hair | Thorne Artistry

Aubrey & Mason | Married

I just received the incredible photos from Aubrey & Mason's beachy, boho wedding from a few weeks ago. Aubrey was married on a Tuesday and wanted a very laid back and relaxed wedding and it was so much fun to see her vision come to life! I absolutely love when a couple stays true to themselves and makes every detail personal. You can see the joy and love in their day and I'm so honored that I could play a small part in the process :) Photo: The Hearts Haven | Hair, makeup & headpiece: Thorne Artistry

Lauren & Eric | Married

I was so happy when I finally had the chance to meet Lauren at our  trial appointment! We had traded several emails and were trying to find a time to meet since I was 9 months pregnant and she lives in St. Louis! She was finally able to make it to San Diego before her wedding & everything came together including her gorgeous wedding look that was so glamorous! She chose a red lip and an old Hollywood hair style that couldn't have been more perfectly suited for her. She had a vision and it came together beautifully. I absolutely loved getting her and her party ready and am so happy for her and Eric! Photos | John Prado  Hair & Makeup | Thorne Artistry

Mary & Ehab | Married

Mary and Ehab look like a couple out of a storybook and so did every detail of their stunning wedding! I adore everything about this wedding and how elegant and timeless it is. Mary was a joy to work with and I'm so happy for this incredible couple! Photos | Yuna Leonard Hair & Makeup | Thorne Artistry Flowers | Modern Bouquet

Gretchen & Travis | Married

There are some people you meet and you can immediately see their inner glow and love of life. Gretchen is one of those people and she was such a joy to work with! From the beginning, I loved her positive energy and contagious smile. She was in the midst of a stressful time planning a wedding from Washington, D.C. (where she lived) and found out that she had to make a move to Kentucky for a new job! When I met her and her mother at her hair and makeup trial I was amazed that she was so calm and I could tell that she was really enjoying the moment. It was a pleasure and an honor to be a small part of her beautiful wedding day with her lovely family and friends. Gretchen & Travis- wishing you the very best & may you have many years of belly laughs!  :) Photos | Anika London Photography Hair & Makeup | Thorne Artistry

Justine & Dave | Married

This is one for the books! Justine & Dave's gorgeous wedding at Leo Carrillo Ranch is stunning and I just HAD to share with you their incredible day! I love everything about this wedding and Justine's style. The Knot magazine agrees and featured this sweet couple in their magazine! This wedding was so much fun and how adorable is the photo of the bride and her identical twin sister!! 

Photo:  We Heart Photography // Hair & Makeup: Thorne Artistry // Venue: Leo Carrillo Ranch // Flowers: Sweet Marie Designs