Category Archives: Wedding Ceremony

Allied Artis Guild, Palo Alto Wedding Photo: Michelle & Tom

wedding makeup

5 stars reviewed from

I highly recommend WowPretty to anyone looking for a make-up and hair stylist for their wedding. I think their strongest points are:

1) Great professional and friendly personality (my stylist was Jira)

2) Talent to create a beautiful but natural make up look (perfect for my wedding, which took place in the hot month of August, outdoors in a garden)

3) Dependability/pulling through (at the end of the day, you just want to not have to worry about if your make up artist will show up/mess up/etc. and Wow Pretty consistently maintained throughout the entire time we worked with them a high level of trustworthiness that made me feel really comfortable/stress-free about relying on them as the wedding stylist).


Photography : Blueberry Photography

Wowpretty mentioned in Today’s Bride! So honored!.

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5 stars Reviewed from

Jira did my hair and makeup on my wedding day (10/20/12). She did a fab job matching the exact hair style I wanted and doing my makeup so I looked stunning. I highly recommend her.

To be most successfully, I recommend coming with an exact style you’d like her to create. Megan~

Wowpretty Makeup and Hair & Jira Couture Cosmetics on Pinterest

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Please click on the short cut to showcase our wowpretty makeup and hair and Jira Couture Cosmetics portfolio’s from 2012. Please visit @ Pinterest 

We are available to serve you at your destination wedding, at your location, Peninsula, South bay area, North of California, East Bay Area, and our our studio in Burlingame.

Flood Mansion San Francisco Wedding VDO: Serena & Alan

Reviewed on Yelp

Jira is a makeup super-hira!  (Superhero, for those who can’t “hear” the phonetic fun.)

Jira was my hair and makeup stylist for my wedding and her team also did the hair and makeup for my five bridesmaids. Everyone looked incredible and everyone’s hair and makeup lasted well through the entire wedding (a good 8 hours and beyond).

I purposely waited a while to write this review because I wanted to see all my wedding photos and my wedding video to do a true rating.  Truly 5 stars – everyone (especially me!) looked radiant in all mediums.  It doesn’t surprise me though because the way I found out about Wowpretty/Jira is THROUGH a video.  (I was screening for videographers and I saw a Thomas Hughes video – review to come – and one bride’s makeup was just natural, glowing and beautiful and I said, “I want that look!” and I saw her credits on the video’s website.)

I did a trial session with Jira and it was totally worth it.  Some people think it’s pricey to do, but hey, would you buy a car without taking it for a test drive?  It’s your wedding and you’ve got to make sure that the stylist makes you look your best and that you still feel like “you”, only more gorgeous on your wedding day!

This is how much I endorse Jira:
1)  I entrusted her to cut my long hair for my pre-wedding haircut.  Not only was it optimal for the updo I had chosen, but months later, it remained an all-around awesome haircut.

2)  My Maid of Honor hired Jira to do her makeup for a special event (outside of my wedding events)and even hired her for makeup lessons.

3)  I ONLY wanted Jira to do my hair and makeup.  She has a very talented crew, but I wanted the best of the best!

My bridemaids and I looked amazingly beautiful on my wedding day, Jira and her team were on time and very professional and Jira was very responsive to any questions or style requests.  Magnifique!

Seran & Alan~


Cinematographer: Thomas Hughes Films, Event Site: James Leary Flood Mansion, Planner: Tickled Events, Florist: Poppy’s Petalworks, Photographer: Matthew May Photography, Cake: Montclair Baking, DJ: Spintronix, Strings: Music Rack – San Francisco Conservatory, Make-Up/Hair: WowPretty

The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco Wedding Photo : Adriana + Jasen


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 Makeup and Hair by Elena of Wowpretty

Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco Wedding Elisa & Brendan

pre wedding makeup Sir francis drake hotel san francisco  Wedding Planner by Marie Cooper – Ramos

Interfaith Chapel at the Presidio Ceremony wedding photoPhotos by Ben of Chrisman Studios

Published in Style Me Pretty, Silver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose: Ling + Chris

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Reviewed from Yelp and Wedding

Wowpretty was one of the first vendors i hired almost immediately after i got engaged. I already knew that Jira was one of the best in the industry and i booked her quick because she gets booked up fast! I didn’t even go in for a trial and went with my gut that she would do a great job. I ended up doing a trial after i booked her and it came out exactly the way i envisioned. She understood that i wanted to look natural but still have color. She took her time to make my hair and makeup perfect. On the day of the wedding, she and four of her makeup artists all arrived on time at my hotel. They worked their butts off to get myself, 8 of my bridesmaids and 2 mothers done in 3 hours! Jira made my makeup perfect and it stayed put all day ( 6 am-midnight) ! She is extremely talented at what she does. Do not hesitate to book her if you are looking for a top notch makeup/hair team!  Ling~

Photo by Elle Jae

VDO by Chriz Photography

Palo Alto, CA Wedding Photos: Marlo and Scott

Review from Yelp

I guess that I was a little late thinking about hair and makeup for my wedding this summer, so luckily for me, Adrianna, my wedding coordinator from Dream a Little Dream Events, suggested Wowpretty to me.  I made an appointment for a trial with Elena, and she totally understood what I wanted–to look natural but of course better than my ‘normal’ self :)

On the day of my wedding, Elena and Lang worked some serious magic on my four bridesmaids and me!  The five of us all had hair and makeup done at the wedding venue, which was a lot of fun, and helped build up our excitement for the wedding.  My hair was even more interesting and beautiful than the trial, stayed smooth and up all night, and my face stayed dew-y and glow-y and NOT shiny all night too!  I can’t wait to get photos from our photographer to share with everyone.  Thank you so much for making me feel and look so pretty on my wedding day!  Go with Wowpretty–you’ll be happy you did.    Marlo~

Photos by Move Photography