Idyllwild Elope Love Story

We’re finally here

Through magic my beautiful bride found my site online and was ready to learn my availability. Unbeknownst to me her soon-to-be Hubby had also found my site!

It got interesting because her fiancé had known me in our paths in sales, knew I did makeup and hair. But I had never passed him my business information. It was meant to be y’all. 💫

  • Rose toner prep
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost moisturizer
  • NYX Cosmetics multitasker spray (prep)
  • E.L.F. Putty Primer
  • NYX Color corrector in orange & green
  • Kokie Cosmetics HD Foundation
  • E.L.F. Pressed powder contour + highlight
  • Lorac highlight
  • NYX Cosmetics refining brow pencil in taupe (waterproof)
  • Ardell Lashes in wispie
  • Maybelline mascara (waterproof)
  • Victoria Secret lipstick
Anything is possible with you. 💕

How to Guide: V.5 FREE Bridal Planning Checklist


I created this plan because I wanted to help brides and couples who just got engaged. With 10 years of experience I can now provide tips and ideas on how to do some things yourself, with your family and support and what to expect. I hope this guide gives you the tools you need to feel confident in your vendors and the teams behind your special events.

Now that we are in 2022 we are to see 22 million weddings this year alone! The challenges from COVID have brought us together in the name of love and we’re all ready to start a new life. If you have any questions send me an email at makeup@beautywithmarlene.com to better assist you and provide referrals from DJs, photographers/videographers, venues, hair stylists and pro makeup artists. We are all here to help you.

4-6 months out: Pre-book all appointments:

  • Book your wedding day with your pro makeup artist and hair stylist. Be ready for extra staff and assistants as we are seeing larger bridal parties needing hair and makeup
  • Trials are highly suggested but not required and most are booked during the week as we are busy with brides on the weekends
  • Be prepared for a deposit that is non refundable and read the fine print for cancellation policies
  • Provide the maximum count of people that may need makeup and hair for the day. Bridesmaids, MOH, and MOB

3-2 months out: In person consultations:

  • For your hair and makeup services share your inspirations and color theme. Share your
  • Discuss with your colorist what color, cut, and styling is desired
  • Continue to go to your brow expert. You don’t want to lose your brows while receiving a new service from someone you don’t know
  • Begin a manicure/pedicure regimen to learn from your favorite nail professional. If you don’t already have one, to avoid undesired, damaged nails

1 month out: Details in place:

  • Begin an eyebrow waxing/threading/tweezing service booked 2 weeks apart if not closer, depending how fast your brows grow
  • Your microdermabrasion session at this time provides enough time for cell turnover, recovery, and  skin care regimen to be consistent.
    • any skin services done within a month closer to date of wedding may impact the finished makeup look. Skin recovery is subjective to every individuals lifestyle and results differ. Peeling is expected.

1-2 weeks out: Time to enjoy

  • Hair color at this time holds a beautiful tone and ends feel soft, bouncy, and it’s picture perfect
  • Facials are perfect at this time for vibrant-clear skin
  • Take time to get everyone of your bridal party together to get beautified before the big day
  • Review your itinerary from Marlene
  • Stay hydrated, carry snacks, and make time to eat. You risk getting light headed, sweaty, and bloat faster by avoiding food and hydration
  • We prepare the timeline for selfies, pictures, and accessory dressing

Your FREE checklist!


wedding planning checklist 2022

Wellness 101 Event Nov 13th in Palm Desert, CA

Health & Wellness 101:

Photog Credit: Roger Morales

This is the amazing life changing program I use and have shared with my family that has drastically impacted our lives in the last year.
My mom did the 7 day cleanse program, I coached her along her journey of new questions and discoveries, and has a new meal plan to keep her on track on her new vegatable based diet. Through her discovery of sensivities of dairy, peanut butter, and gluten. At 62 her lifestyle has improved, has much more energy, and a passion is sharing her freedom from menopause.
We will have two events in November to educate what we used, share samples of our favorite shakes and vitamin cocktails, and finding your fit to what you need. Our first will be November 13th for Wellness 101 in her Palm Desert apartment. If you would like to attend and bring a friend RSVP to our event via Facebook, like my page Coach Marlene Aguirre, and share this post.