for every bride

On your wedding day, you should look like yourself at your most beautiful! Included below are a few tips on booking an artist for your wedding day and what to expect from us at Bogart Beauty! 

Even though wedding makeup is usually very simple and neutral, it’s one of the hardest makeup looks to create since it has to be PERFECT for your special day! Makeup should last all day... through all the crying, hugging, kissing, eating and dancing. Here are a few tips and tricks to looking fresh and fabulous on your wedding day from booking an artist to your skincare routines & beauty treatments. 

Tip  1.

We specialize in luxury local and destination weddings, Using someone new can be stressful as well as time-consuming booking trials at your destination and flying back and forth to find someone at your wedding location. Many women have their personal glam squad and do not even know it! Someone who has been doing your hair, brows, lashes, waxes or spray tans for years. 

We recommend booking your beauty team after booking the venue to make sure you have options for great artists. Well known or talented artists will be booked as much as a year in advance for popular dates.
A lot of destination locations will suggest you book local at their on-site salon or spa if you are getting married at a hotel. Over the years in my experience, I hear nothing but horror stories. They do not have accurate products for you and your wedding party to address all skin tones and their skillset is not a full time working makeup artist. Do not be afraid to ask your wedding planner, photographer or even the concierge at your hotel for suggestions as they have artists that they work with that they can confidently suggest. 

When choosing your glam squad do not cut costs. Your photos last a lifetime, don’t skimp on glam or your photography. It is much more than makeup. A highly experienced team will not only make you feel beautiful with their makeup artistry but also have an art to dealing with stress that may unfold around you on the wedding day and making sure you are at ease through the whole process. 

Do not forgo the trial. This is an opportunity to meet your artist so you feel at peace and vibe when you work with them on your wedding day. This provides you with a glimpse of what you will look like on your big day! Timing your hair and makeup trial is key and can even be done together so you see your full look. Knowing your wedding dress styles and destination will help determine your hair and makeup looks.

Put in the work to research looks that you envision for your big day to discuss with your artist. This helps us visualize what you have in mind. When you describe a makeup look is up for interpretation vs what an image can show an artist exactly what you desire. 

Tip  2.

For makeup inspiration, I often ask my clients to show me a photo of when they felt they are most beautiful. A great source is their Facebook profile or Instagram. Keep in mind that IG is filled with filters and not the reality of the makeup looks that you find. Kim K and J.Lo have an amazing team but do not walk around looking facetuned in person.

For makeup inspiration, I suggest looking back at photos of yourself where you felt most beautiful. I encourage my brides to pull up their profile photos, pictures from Instagram or events they attended where they felt most gorgeous and glam. I want you to feel your best and if there is something you would like to change, please feel free to tell me. I remind you it is makeup, not hair color we can always wipe it off. Sometimes brides change their minds once they see their trial and want something even more dramatic/softer than they initially planned.

We will also discuss pre-wedding treatments and discuss what is best for your skin; especially depending on what your wedding destination is and your skin type. 

Tip  3.





For the beach destination bride: The sun, sand and ocean spray are all well and good when sunbathing in a bikini, but they're not so kind to brides and burnt painful skin on your big day. Be mindful of being in the sun for the days leading up to your wedding and you have planned events and excursions with your family and friends. Use SPF to ensure you do not burn as well as keep those strap lines off your shoulders with your strapless gown. No one wants to look like a lobster in their wedding photos. For a quick fix take Ibuprofen to minimize inflammation. Don’t forget blot films to keep a beach bride looking radiant and glowing in all the right ways long after the sun has set.

You more than likely have implemented a new skincare routine for months leading up to the wedding. (I always say good skin comes from the inside out, so what you eat is just as important as the products that you use) Plus H20, always H20… I cannot stress this enough if you have not taken the time to create a new skincare routine. Do NOT do this in the weeks leading up to your wedding with aggressive treatments, Microderm and peels or changing your skincare routine with new products. 

Avoid new hair color, a drastic haircut, and minimize alcohol consumption as this can make you appear puffy and weaken the digestive system. Spray tans, try this months in advance to see how the color will work on your skin and the intensity you desire. Try lash extensions before your wedding month in case you have an allergic reaction to the glue. This is more common than you think. A new workout, no one wants a pulled muscle and limping down the aisle. Doing a juice cleanse, although this is awesome for your body and I fully support these; doing it too close to saying “I Do” may cause you to purge toxins from the body through your skin and break out. 

Tip  4.


Add in a personal trainer to the wedding day countdown to keep your body moving and help release stress. Crush your personal bridal boot camp goals & get in your sweat sessions to get you wedding day ready! You will create a fitness lifestyle with habits that go far beyond the honeymoon. 

You have got your dream team of vendors locked in, now it is time to focus on your skin and look fantastic for the big day! Wedding day beauty regimens are essential for you looking and feel your best walking down the aisle for this special day. Yes, beauty is included in your bridal checklist before you say “I do”. This is far more fun than dealing with seating arrangement and what flavor cake to choose. I am a huge advocate of self-care and this is a good excuse to practice more than your weekly at-home mask for self-care Sundays. 

Visit a dermatologist if you have bigger skincare concerns, and create a routine for regular facials with an aesthetician. Regularly exfoliate and add a brightening serum to your routine and do not forget your Decolletage and chest area. 

I encourage you to do a Hydrafacial the week of the wedding to plump and hydrate the skin. Try out Dermaplaning the week before or after your wedding to have a smooth flawless finish to your look. This also helps exfoliate the skin and helps serums penetrate deeper into the skin to be more effective. I suggest trying these at least once before you do them right before your wedding week to see if you have any skin sensitivities. 

Tip  5.


Add more H20 and green juice to the mix than wine and watch your skin glow! Speaking of wine, you want your teeth at their brightest. Contact your dentist and explore a tooth whitening option. Curb your sugar intake, this keeps skin clear and fresh meanwhile it also helps control stress levels to keep you clear-minded. 

Let your brows grow out and talk with a brow specialist to perfect your arch for your wedding day. 

One too many cocktails at the rehearsal dinner the night before or just not catching enough zzz’s? Use an eye mask and a cool jade roller on the skin to de-puff. Keep face masks in the fridge for an extra cooling effect and to lessen puffiness. Always drink lots of water throughout the day.

Just because you're saying goodbye to wedding planning, doesn't mean you should be bidding farewell to your beauty routine. Hopefully, after you have implemented this routine over the last year you are able to continue to make it a part of your regular self-care routine.


How long does it take for services? 

We like to spend an hour on the bride and 30 min each additional face. This includes skin prep and lashes, the bride receives customized additional skin prep and luxury lashes. 

Where is your salon located? 

Bogart Beauty does not have a salon location. We are centrally based in Buckhead, Atlanta. We specialize in on-location makeup services and will gladly come to your home or hotel for your appointment.

Is a trial included in bridal rates? 

The trial is a separate fee. During the trial, we will review your gown/saris for the weekend's wedding events. We will review inspiration photos and create a unique look, especially for your wedding weekend.

What can I do to prepare for my trial run?

Bring any images you have found as inspiration. Pinterest is a bride's best friend! Come with clean hydrated skin. We will prep your skin and give product suggestions based upon your skin's needs and prep accordingly. If you have sensitive skin, please address your skin concerns with us and bring any products that may be best for your skin type. If you choose to do your hair trial at the same time, discuss with your hairstylist to see if you will need any extensions for your bridal looks so you can see your full look come to life! 

Do you do airbrush services? 

We prefer to wardrobe foundations specifically for each client. Gone are the days of only a few foundation options to choose from; a powder, and heavy full coverage cream foundations. Now brands have created beautiful light airbrush effect long-wearing textures that there are so many to choose from to pick the perfect one for your skin type! 

What kind of lashes do you use? 

I can apply either strip or individual lashes for your events. Individual lashes are lightweight, natural and comfortable. *By using individuals, I do not mean the extended wear lash extensions that last 2-4 weeks. These are to be worn one day, washed off and removed. I gladly use strip lashes if that is the look you desire or if you have a specific lash you would like.

How many people can you accommodate in a wedding party?

The amount of wedding parties that we can accommodate is contingent upon the day's events and prior bookings. We can also bring along an assistant per request to help with the day to help expedite the wedding day. This will be a scalable additional fee. 

How much do you charge for travel? 

Travel rates all vary based upon services and locations. If you book a destination wedding and only chose to book services for the bride. We have a minimum fee for days we are out of town and not able to service local clients. Rates vary based upon days of the week; inquire per your events needed. 

What kind of lashes do you use? 

I can apply either strip or individual lashes for your events. Individual lashes are lightweight, natural and comfortable. *By using individuals, I do not mean the extended wear lash extensions that last 2-4 weeks. These are to be worn one day, washed off and removed. I gladly use strip lashes if that is the look you desire or if you have a specific lash you would like.

Do you travel for destinations?

Not getting married in Atlanta! No problem! Erica and her team specialize in soft glam for local brides and destinations worldwide. We have traveled as far as Greece and Guatemala to do weddings and our bags are always packed for travel! 


I have included a list of my top vendors to help you look and feel your best on your wedding day for beauty and beyond… 

Preferred Vendors


Michelle Gainey is an influential event designer & wedding planning company designing around the globe. Michelle Gainey and her team provide beautiful design, flawless coordination and chic styling for their clients globally. Whether it be a epic birthday party, wedding or corporate event. Lemiga will provide an experience that is unparalleled with modern Southern hospitality. @lemiga

Weddings InStyle

Weddings InStyle by Ragini Patel is a known cutting edge innovator which specializes in full service couture event design. Her team creates signature modern elegance & a glamorous experience.

blink and wink

Get extra beauty mileage with semi-permanent eyelash extensions from Anastasia at Blink and Wink, go online at to schedule an appointment. 


Maryellen Bishop, Board Certified Physician Assistant, focuses on full-face rejuvenation in a way that artistically brings out one’s natural, authentic beauty, and highlights the individual’s best features. Her superpower is her ability to see the beauty in every unique face, and to reveal it safely, comfortably, and with genuine care and kindness. She lives to serve her patients, and her passion is palpable in her treatment room. - $100 off 𝔽𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕣 and $75 off 𝔹𝕠𝕥𝕠𝕩 with @facesbyme when you book using BOGARTBEAUTY. She a top 100 injector and has such beautiful natural work I love my results! 

sweet peach wax

Sweet Peach Wax & Sugaring Studio is a pristine, full-service organic sugaring boutique and the first and only spa in Georgia to utilize the ancient art of sugaring hair removal! Sugaring utilizes a 100% all-natural paste and provides a gentler & less painful experience than waxing, because the sugar mixture sticks to the hair without attaching to the skin. The team at Sweet Peach will put you at ease whether it’s your first time or a waxing regular!

true glow

True Glow emphasizes healthy sunless tanning with a kick of vitamins and minerals to help boost the skins natural process of cell regeneration. True Glow is not related to any tanning salon with tanning beds & True Glow travels to your home or office or wherever you need a spray! They welcome girl’s night “in,” bachelorette parties, bridal parties and the like.

formah beauty

Treat your body to release toxins to get wedding ready! Treatments for body contouring, eliminate cellulite, and stretch marks with advanced techniques all the way from brazil with effective lasting results! Say BOGARTBEAUTY for a discount on your first service. @formahbeauty

misayo house

At Misayo House you get the look and feel of real for less! Misayo House Award Winning Jewelry rivals precious metals and stones. Perfect for the bride, mother of the bride, and bridesmaids. Check out their gorgeous designs at 929-9-MISAYO

Artisan Beautè

Come step into the oasis of Artisan Beautè. Located in the heart of Buckhead, Artisan Beauté offers services that are customized to your skin's needs, if you’re a classic facial gal or laser lover like me... Perfect for Prep for your special event or wedding! Come to Artisan to get introduced to the latest laser treatments and get glowing!

jgold salon

Be a J.Gold girl! Specializing in gorgeous hair, award-winning colorist, and master extensionist, certified at Bellami Hair extensions will have your locks looking their best for your wedding day! Say BOGARTBEAUTY for 20% off new client services. @jgoldthesalon

Brandon Darragh

Master stylist Brandon Darragh has been cutting my hair for almost two decades and there is a reason why! He is the best at what he does! Located at Van Michael Buckhead, call 404-237-4644 to book, @brandondarraghhair

Sara Justice Cosmetic

Permanent makeup for brows, lips and eyeliner. A full-service luxury cosmetic tattoo studio located in Atlanta, GA offering the latest cutting edge European techniques using the most advanced machines, pigments, and tools. Sara Justice is for the most discerning of clientele that seeks the highest quality in permanent makeup. (678) 628-7723 @sarajusticepmu


Contact Bryan-Jean Pierre at MiscFit to work on your fitness and get wedding fit with a bridal bootcamp routine. Best of Atlanta winner year after year! A unique fitness experience with group sessions. Each session is designed to meet your fitness needs in a customized fitness routine. Including boxing, and yoga sessions offered, you will be pushed to your limits and become a part of a fitness community!  @miscfitatl @b_jeanpierre 

Kim Schaper

Get your life back, mind, body and soul. Sleep like a baby, feel great in your skin, eat what’s best for you, and gain a brand new mindset around life and your beautiful body. Find out if a Hormone Imbalance is preventing you from living your best life now! @kim.schaper

hov dentistry

Smile bright and be photo-ready with teeth whitening at Heart of Vinings dentistry. They create the smile you want with a variety of services and a stellar staff! @heartofviningsdentistry 

sugar coat beauty

Sugarcoat offers luxury and high-end products to pamper yourself for a pedicure, mani, facial hair and all things beauty. Their technicians are skilled in nail art and create the most unique designs photoshoot ready for your wedding day! They have multiple locations in the ATL area or contact @sugarcoatbeauty 

La Gartier

La Gartier is a custom hand-made garter company dedicated to creating entirely unique, one of a kind wedding garters. La Gartier was founded upon the belief that just as every bride has her own personality, style and identity, so should her garter. @lagartier

cheese me atl

Wow your guests and bring your cheese board dreams to life for your special events with a custom board from Cheese Me ATL! Using the finest ingredients from small-batch producers to create the most memorable spread for your memorable day. Guests will have the luxury of helping themselves with the endless options and flavor combinations, it is a true foodie experience, From edible flowers, high-quality caviar, to locally produced cheese and honey, we offer it all.

R.A.G Artistry

R.A.G Artistry specializes in portraits, engagement and wedding photography with an editorial flair locally and internationally. She specializes in South Asian weddings. Rachael’s passion for photography is showcased in her unique engagement sessions and portraits. Your wedding is the most special day of your life, trust RAG Artistry to capture your memories.

Michelle scott

Michelle Scott is an artistic Atlanta Wedding photographer combining her love for documentary storytelling with her passion for fashion, travel, design, and culture into her editorial photojournalistic photography. Her images are emotive and cinematic, and capture a deep sense of mood in a timeless, effortless fashion.



– Megan

Prior to my wedding day, I had so many questions about skincare, timelines, etc Erica recommended fantastic vendors prior to my wedding day. Because of Erica, I was able to get fantastic facials, eyelash extensions, and a spray tan that really added to my wedding day look. All in all – I would highly recommend Erica for your wedding day!"

"If I could give 20 stars, I would!

– Kamira

I knew I made the right choice. I brought her to Vegas with me for our wedding weekend. We had a few look changes for the events; she matched me perfectly and made me look like myself and not overdone. From soft in morning to full glam for the evening, she was quick. I felt beautiful and my bridal party looked amazing!

I have yet to find a makeup artist as talented as Erica! I hired her for our engagement session and was hooked!

– Kristina H.

We knew we were in the best hands and did not have to be worried or stressed at all. Once I saw your work I looked no further!

Not only did I appreciate your talent but your positive and calming energy as well. I was so thankful for your wonderful expertise and making us look our best for my wedding and bridal events. 

Erica Bogart is a traveling makeup artist and beauty influencer based in Atlanta, Georgia with bags always packed for travel.

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