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Breathtaking Bride Jennifer Graves

Saint Louis , MO
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Saint Louis, MO US (map)

PHONE

314-315-6085

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ABOUT US

Voted #1 On Location Hair and Make-up Artist in Missouri and Illinois by brides from Wedding Wire and The Knot. I feel that every bride should be pampered on her special day, THIS IS... Read more
Voted #1 On Location Hair and Make-up Artist in Missouri and Illinois by brides from Wedding Wire and The Knot. I feel that every bride should be pampered on her special day, THIS IS YOUR DAY!!! You should feel and look amazing, which is where I come in. After we sit down for your FREE consultation and discuss your vision in detail, you can leave knowing we are one the same page and confident that your wedding day just got alot easier and much less stressful. The morning of your wedding will be filled with relaxation and beauty while surrounded by your friends and family. In my few short years I am proud to have recieved Wedding Wire Brides Choice Award for 2011 & 2012, 2013 &2014....and Best of Weddings 2013, Hall of Fame Award 2014( presented by 'the Knot'). I offer a full line of all professional water-proof, sweat-proof and smudge-proof products to my clients which includes flawless AIRBRUSH. So whether you are looking for a soft romantic look or something a little more dramatic, we will customize a look just for you, that highlights your features. I pride myself on being able to duplicate any hairstyle, as well as having vision to create a unique look just for you. I love extensions and have years of experience with them, so if you are considering adding some length or volume for your wedding ...lets talk. (There are quite a few options to consider) Before shifting my sights to include weddings, I worked as a make-up artist for commerical shoots, editorial, television, and boudior. I have had the honor of working with tops names such as : *Show Me St. Louis *The Muny *Forever More Diamonds *Josh Groban (manager) *KSDK *Edward Jones *Table 36 *Arms Up Boudior *Lime light studios *Ronald McDonald House *U Can Dance Studio ....to name a few. Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Hair, Makeup
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes
Do you charge for trials?
Consultation is free
 Trial hair and make-up session $125.00 (last 2 hours)
Do you specialize in textured hair?
yes
Do you provide any specialty services? (airbrushing, hair extensions, etc.)
airbrush make-up, faux lashes, and hair extensions
Do you travel to the client on the day of the event? If yes, is there a fee?
Inside St. Louis city limits FREE
 0-25 miles out of STL city limits $25.00 flat rate fee 
 25-50 miles out of STL city limits $50.00 
 over 50+ miles :$100+( depends on location)
How many customers can you serve at one time if the bride were to book her entire bridal party? Are there discounts for doing so?
My partner(s) and I are able to provide service to any size bridal party.

REVIEWS

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Sheryl
Wedding:
6/25/2014
4.9/5.0
I don't have the best skin or hair but Jennifer dolled me up to flawlessness! I found her on FB when I was in desperate search for a makeup/hair artist that was fairly close and reasonably priced. I saw Jennifer's before and after pics (which were really helpful) and I knew I had to book her! She came in super early to my house due to our photographer schedule and she was on top of her game. She was very professional and easy to talk to, and beautiful also! She offers regular and airbrush makeup which lasted for hours. I needed a little volume in my hair so she styled my clip in extensions for me. Looked soooo good and she achieved the picture that I sent to her previously. Overall I am very pleased and I will probably book her again for future events!!
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Elaine
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I hired Jennifer to do hair and makeup for our late June wedding. She did hair for me, my mom, and seven bridesmaids and makeup for me, my mom, and two bridesmaids. Our wedding day was a classic St. Louis summer day: hot, humid, and sticky. I was worried about makeup melting off and hair falling out because of the weather. Jenn, however, is extraordinarily talented and was not hindered by the nasty weather. With the help of an extremely helpful and informative hair trial, Jenn helped me to come up with a hairstyle that would (and did) last the entire day and made me feel beautiful at the same time. The airbrush makeup she put on me likewise lasted from about 10am until late at night. Again, the makeup she put on me made me feel and look the prettiest I ever have. I am in the army, and do not wear very much makeup very often. Jenn did a phenomenal job designing a beautiful but not too dramatic makeup look when I didn’t really know how to vocalize exactly what I wanted. The makeup trial helped me get used to wearing a lot more makeup than I usually do before the wedding day. My husband did not stop commenting on how much he loved the way I looked all day.

Not only is she very good at what she does in terms of hair and makeup, Jenn is extremely personable, flexible, and time efficient. She talked, laughed, and joked with me, my friends, and my family like we had known her for a long time. She also helped to calm several stressed out members of the bridal party. She also squeezed in makeup for more girls than I had scheduled with her. Her rates are not exactly low, but you are paying for the best and it is well worth it. I highly recommend Breathtaking Bride to any St. Louis area bride looking for onsite makeup and hair. Jenn will make you look and feel the most beautiful you ever have on your wedding day. Thank you, Breathtaking Bride.
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Maddy
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much! Jenn was very responsive and did exactly what I wanted!
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Jackie
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Jenn was fantastic! She listened to what I want and did exactly that. The airbrush makeup turned out fantastic. I would highly recommend her.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I felt very comfortable with Jennifer doing my makeup for my friend's wedding. She was very personable yet professional!
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Bridget
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.8/5.0
Jennifer did a great job on the hair and makeup for my wedding. I loved my hair and the way I looked, she was great to work with and even fit me into her crazy schedule for a trial as I was an out of town bride with limited availability. My wedding party looked amazing as well!
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Jennifer was absolutely amazing. She came to me and got me, 5 bridesmaids and 2 mothers all dolled up with hair and makeup and was finished early. Everyone looked amazing and all had their own unique twist. I highly recommend her she does great work!
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Breathtaking Bride Jennifer Graves responded with the following comments:

Melissa,

Thank you so much for the honor of allowing me to be a part of your special day. You have such amazing friends and are truly loved girl.
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Lauren
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Jennifer was absolutely fantastic! She made me feel so comfortable while doing my make up! She did such a great job with my make up! I wish she lived close so she could do my make up everyday! Having my hair done and putting on my dress wouldn't have been the same without having my make up done by her! Thanks Jennifer for being apart of my day :-)
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Jodi
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I was recently married and Jen was the one that did my hair, make-up, and tattoo cover! I could not have asked for a better person to dress me up and make me look like a princess on my special day! Jen did such an Amazing job that I would recommend her to anyone. She is an on spot stylist so she came to the Hotel my bridesmaids and I were staying at. She did hair and makeup on all 4 of my girls, my husbands mom and myself. Everyone turned out beautiful!! Jen was accommodating with any and all request. I showed her pictures of what I was looking for and I can definitely say she delivered!!! If I ever need her services again I would definitely go back!!! Thanks so much for everything Jen even with the small emotional break down I had! :)

Wedding: April 12, 2014
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Megan
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I came to Jennifer not having a clue about what to do! I told her to come up with whatever she would like and I absolutely LOVED it!!! I received compliments all evening! She is the easiest person to work with! She is loving, compassionate, and genuinely cares about her brides! I definitely recommend her to everyone!!!! :)
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Jewely
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Jennifer had to redo my hair and makeup after a case of wedding jitters had me in tears. She was encouraging and patient and in the end my bridesmaids and I looked amazing.
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
OMG I love Jen, she is so much fun and did such a wonderful job. I received so MANY compliments on my hair and make up. I am not one to wear much make up, but Jen made me feel and look gorgeous. My sister could not stop talking about how beautiful I was that day. Jen took in account that it was an outside venue and used natural light to do my make up and my hair, she saw my dress and used it as an inspiration and went with it. IT WAS PERFECT. I did not want to clean my face or hair at the end of the day because it was so beautiful. I am a return customer , I used her last year for my friends wedding and will use her again when Needed.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
I was really happy Jennifer was able to accept our wedding party on short notice. I meant it to be a surprise gift for the bride and bridesmaids and was overall pleased with the results. They were personable and professional, and worked with the ladies to give them the look they desired. I would definitely recommend her services in the future.
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Marissa
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Jennifer at Breathtaking Bride was amazing and did a wonderful job on my hair for my wedding on 9/21/13. Not only is she extremely talented, she's also warm, friendly, and does an awesome job keeping the bride and the bridal party at ease. Working with her was a complete treat from the trial through the wedding day. I'd definitely recommend Jennifer; she has fair prices, she's easy to coordinate with, and she's fun to have around on your wedding day!
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Pam
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Jennifer did a fantastic job doing my hair and makeup. She was very personable and friendly. I don't know the first thing about makeup, and she did a great job explaining what she was doing. She also handled my pushy relatives with grace and aplomb. She kept making sure that I was happy with the way I looked and what she was doing.
I don't apply makeup ever, but by the end I felt great! I would not hesitate to recommend her to anybody. All of my bridesmaids were also very satisfied and happy with their hair/makeup. Thank you very much, Jennifer!
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Dawn
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Jennifer was kind, professional, accommodating, and very capable of handling difficult hair! Highly recommended for your wedding day!
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Ashley S
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Jen. She is seriously amazing at hair and makeup. I found her via WeddingWire and then referred her to my best friend. She did my hair for my best friend's wedding and then I booked her to do the makeup for my sister's wedding the next month after I worked with her because I knew she would do a great job. My hair absolutely DOES NOT curl and you would've never known that because Jen styled my hair down and it held perfectly all night AND the next day until I showered. She also did airbrush makeup for my sister's wedding and everyone was extremely pleased with her services. She is such a nice person-- it's like having an old friend do your hair/makeup. She makes the experience incredibly enjoyable. My only regret is not booking her for my own wedding (ONLY because I hadn't yet discovered her). I will continue to recommend Jen to all of my millions of friends getting married and I look forward to working with her again in the future!
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Maureen
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Jennifer was great! She was in time, finished by the time she said and everyone looked great. She made me look PERFECT in my wedding photos! Thanks Jenny!
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Erica
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Jenn did an amazing job making me look and feel beautiful on my wedding day! She did exactly what I asked for, was helpful with ideas to enhance my beauty, and had a positive energy that made the time enjoyable. I highly recommend her for any beauty services you need!
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Katrina
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I hired Jennifer Graves to do my and all my bridesmaids makeup for my wedding (10 hours, 10 people); she is completely and absolutely AMAZING!!! She did so much more than our makeup and make us look beautiful. She helped with the photographer, she calmed and organized the children so they could proceed in the wedding, she kept me calm the entire day, she fixed (and improved) everyone's hair, jumped in to help when the wedding coordinator was busy, played mediator with family when needed, and she was very professional through the entire day.

If you hire Jennifer you are paying for and getting so much more than simply a makeup artist, she is your personal assistant and a bride's best friend. She's a must hire for your special day.
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
There aren't enough stars to rate the Value of her service. Jennifer was AAAAMAZING. DO NOT let her fool you. She's not just a makeup artist (aka magician). She's a miracle worker. She stood by our side the entire day/night. Assited with hair, make up, flowers, lined up the children to walk down the isle, carried shoes, she even assisted the photographer. There was NOTHING she wasn't willing to do and she took initiative to do it! Grade A+ You're not just hiring someone to make you look your best, you're hiring someone who will ensure your entire day is the best.
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Alyssa
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Jennifer did my Hair and Makeup for me and my bridesmaids at my wedding this April.
She was Awesome!! And my hair was PERFECT, turned out exactly how I wanted it (even better actually, I really LOVED it) My bridesmaids looked great as well! My makeup still looked good after the night was over (I didnt wanna take it off :/ )
Not only is she great at what she does, But she is so sweet to work with! She really makes you feel comfortable :) Im so grateful that I picked her for my wedding day. And yes I would recommend her to a friend!
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Natalie
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Great service. Great experience. Thank you Jennifer!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Jennifer. After a horrible makeup trial with another company just a week before my wedding, I was scrambling to find someone else to do my bridesmaids and my makeup on wedding day. I reached out to Jennifer who happened to have the day available, and she promptly called me, scheduled a last-minute trial session, and then worked out all details for wedding day. She came to my house for the trial and was immediately likeable and professional. She made me feel at ease, and it was obvious she was talented and experienced. On wedding day she was able to single-handedly complete my makeup as well as makeup for 6 bridesmaids in just two hours without skimping on any of them. She clearly has a knack for knowing exactly what products and looks are best for each girl, and we all received nothing but compliments the entire day. She uses waterproof makeup as well which proved to wear beautifully the entire 11-hour day. I will use her again for other occasions in the future!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Jen from Breathtaking Bride is Amazing!!! I was a bridesmaid in a wedding and she made me and everyone else look amazing!!! Especailly the bride, when Jen finished her hair and makeup she looked like a Movie Star!! She was quick and very professional. My hair is very long (goes down to my knees and is very curly) and she was excited to fix it and made it look amazing!! She also did everyone's makeup and everyone looked so beautiful when she was done. Even after dancing the night away at the reception all of our makeup looked like we had just applied it!!! If you are looking for someone to do your hair and makeup for a wedding I highly recommend Jen from Breathtaking Bride!!
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Jessica
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Jenn did both hair and makeup for 5 of us girls the day of my cousin's wedding.

I was very impressed with how great we ALL looked. Normally I am a very picky person about my hair, so I was pretty nervous to let her try. I was able to tell her what I didn't like, but otherwise I had no idea what to do. Luckily, Jenn knew exaclty what to do and made me look amazing!! It was easy to tell that she keeps up with all the new styles.

The bride looked absolutely gorgeous and recieved compliments the entire night. Her hair and makeup stayed perfect and I know she couldn't be happier.

Jenn did a great job at keeping us all on time, so there was no stress! I would highly suggest her. She has a very friendly and upbeat personality that can keep your whole wedding party in a good mood. She just wants to make your day the best it can be.

I can't wait until she can do my wedding one day!!
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Michelle
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Jenn did my wedding hair & make-up as well as hair & make-up for my 2 bridesmaids and 2 mothers! And let me tell you, she was AMAZING! All 5 of us looked fabulous! I could not have asked for a better person to do our hair and make-up!!

She was able to cater to each of our needs, and make us each look beautiful! (and one bridesmaid had hair down to her knees!) She was very attentive and made sure we all loved our look!

I couldn't be happier with my experience with Jenn. She was upbeat and energetic, and we had so much fun with her! She arrived early, and finished all of us with time to spare! Overall it was a very stress-free time!

All night everyone was commenting on how amazing we all looked, and my make-up lasted through the happy tears, and dancing into the night! At the end of the day, it looked like I had just gotten it done.

I would absolutely recommend Breathtaking Bride!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience with Breathtaking Brides. Jennifer showed up at our hotel on the day of the wedding and did a great job on my, my bridesmaid and my mom's hair and makeup.
We all looked great and had a lot of fun getting ready as well.

I would recommend Breathtaking Brides to anyone getting married in Saint Louis. I loved working with her!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Breathtaking Bride is a great choice for brides who want a private experience outside of a salon. The day is much more relaxing in a comfortable environment surrounded by your bridal party. The owner, Jennifer does everything in her power to put you at ease and make sure you are happy. Of all of my vendors she was the most efficient in responding to my emails, and at no time did I feel that she was unavailable. Vendors can be all business. Jennifer is very sweet and will take good care of you and your wedding party.
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Jen
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.9/5.0
Jennifer did a great job for my October 13th wedding and trial session before that! My mom, two sisters, and I loved our makeup! I don’t mean to brag but I just got the wedding photos back and she really did an awesome job! She was so nice and fun to talk to too! Even my sister who is really shy liked her! She really made my wedding day as great as it was! My family and I will definitely be using her again! She is the best! Thank you so much Jennifer!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Jen was amazing! So personable, easy to talk to, easy to contact, and there to listen but give suggestions if needed. Her policy is to make sure that you are totally satisfied before she takes the final payment. I was more than satisfied both times I received services. Not only is her work high quality, but she gets it done in a very reasonable amount of time. She is also completely honest with you about what she thinks would look good regarding types and color of the makeup however every decision is ultimately yours. At my bridal shower and on my wedding day, people raved that I looked so beautiful, like a model, etc. Sure people say things like that on your special day, but not my family, they had to truly mean it. My bridesmaids saw what a great job she did for my shower and decided they had to have her services for the wedding!
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Breathtaking Bride Jennifer Graves responded with the following comments:

I had so much fun working with you and your girls the morning of the wedding. What a great atmosphere of girls, moms and music. It was my honor to be a part of your wedding day. I simply can not put into words how amazing you looked, and I can not wait to see pictures soon. Again, thank you for your sweet comments and I wish you many years of happiness.
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Kristi
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.8/5.0
Jennifer is the best! She made me feel like a princess for a day and that's what a true makeup artist will do! I have used her twice (boudoir pictures and wedding pictures) and will definitely use her again if I ever need to. She has my pictures on her website to prove what great work she does. Thank you Jennifer for being such a great person and take pride for your beautiful work! You deserve it!!! :)
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Judy K B
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Having Jen at Breathtaking Bride do my hair and make-up for my wedding day was the BEST decision I made... I could not have been more pleased with how beautiful she made me look and feel.... Jen's personality fit with mine so well, I felt as if a girlfriend I have had for years was sharing the very special day with me... She so went above and beyond anything I could have ever asked for... You can not go wrong having Jen help you be the most beautiful you, you can be on your special day...
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Laura
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
She did a wonderful job for my wedding day! I got my makeup done and so did my mom and some of my bridesmaids. I have never felt more beautiful. You can do a trial with her and she is so flexible and open to suggestions. I loved her work because she made it look natural, yet beautiful so I would look great in wedding photos. She is so fun and outgoing! You will just love her and the work she does. Best of all, she comes to you so you don't have to worry about going somewhere to get your makeup done for your wedding. I would highly recommend her! She is AMAZING!
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Emma
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Jenn provided exceptional service for all of us. During my trial section, she took time to ensure she understands what I was looking for, and ensure I was satisfied with my make-up and hair. On my wedding day, Jenn and her team did a wonderful job for all the girls including the mothers! My bridesmaids told me how amazing that Jenn and her team was able to carry out the look they wanted, myself included, I doubt I would have been able to find anybody else that is better than Jenn. She is simply incredible and wonderful. During my wedding make up, we had a melt down because one of my bridesmaids didn’t get the right color shoes to go with her outfit, the shoes she had were far off from the color fuchsia. I was upset and started to cry, Jenn tried to put me at ease and even offer to get the shoes for her. While Jenn was doing my hair and make-up, she tried to shift my attention to something else so I felt at ease and have the much needed comfort; I cannot emphasize enough what a marvelous job she did. We received numerous compliments on what a job well done; Of course, we were all quite pleased with Jenn’s services as well. I’ll definitely recommend her to other brides, her experience, skills and professionalism was definitely much needed on the already hectic wedding day. One thing that I felt she went above and beyond was that she did not just “call it a day” after the makeup and hair are done, she stays around to ensure everything else such as bouquets and dresses are all perfect before she let us walk out, this kind of help is exactly what every brides need. Thanks Jenn!!!
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Breathtaking Bride Jennifer Graves responded with the following comments:

Emma,

You are the sweetest. Thank you so much for the wonderful things that you said. This is so much more than a 'job' for me. I truely care and want to add to the happiness of the day and decrease any stress that I can...even if that means running out to buy emergency fuschia shoes to make sure you are going to be happy all day then that is what I will do. You looked absolutely beautiful Emma. I loved working with you and wish you years and years of wedding bliss. Thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your special day.
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Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Jenn is absolutely amazing! We did both hair and makeup with her. I love that she comes to you for your trial! She suggested we do it for my bachelorette party and I'm so glad I did! She even came and did extensions for one of my bridesmaids! She makes sure to take detailed pictures at the trial to make sure everything is perfect that day and doesn't leave until you're satisfied. The only thing that went wrong was we didn't bobby pin in my veil because we didn't think we would need to....well we were wrong, haha. It was super windy and it blew out, but it made for a very funny moment, that was indeed partially my own fault for not being extra careful. So happy we went with Jenn for our beautification process!
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Breathtaking Bride Jennifer Graves responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Christene for your wonderful review, I absolutely loved working with you. You have such amazing friends and I really enjoyed the atmosphere the morning of the wedding. You looked so beautiful and it was my honor to be a part of your big day. Jenn
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Alison
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.7/5.0
Jennifer was very helpful in making me, my bridal party, my mother, and mother-in-law look and feel beautiful for my wedding day.

Planning a wedding from about 100 miles away was at times a challenge, but Jennifer was understanding and even made special accommodations to do my makeup trial at her home a few weeks prior to my wedding. She spent time making sure that I was comfortable with her work and I appreciate her willingness to work around my sporadic visits home.

My wedding party, including mothers of the bride and groom, included 8 women and we needed to be ready by noon to prepare for my 2 p.m. ceremony. Thankfully, Jennifer was able to make arrangements for her sister to assist with makeup applications that morning. My hair salon made room for both of them to set up, the process went very smoothly, and we were all prepped in plenty of time.

Thanks to Jennifer and my hair stylist Cindy Estes (His Excellency in Godfrey), I felt the most beautiful I've ever felt for one of the most important days of my life.
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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LKelly12
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend using Breathtaking Bride for your wedding. I was very cautious about what vendor I chose to do my make-up and hair since it was one of the biggest days of my life. I was so happy that I chose Jennifer and her staff. Everything was very organized and a great price. Her skills are amazing and all my bridesmaids looked beautiful. I was a little nervous how mine would look considering my face is always dry but she did a phenomenal job making sure that was not a problem and I could not believe that for once in my life my make-up looked awesome with no dry spots. My girls and I brought pictures of how we wanted our hair and Jennifer and her staff did exactly what we wanted. I will definelty be using her again for any special occasion.
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Breathtaking Bride Jennifer Graves responded with the following comments:

It was my pleasure to help and I am so happy with the results we were able to achieve. I really appreciate the sweet comments and look forward to working with you again in the future. Remember all the tips I taught you and if you ever have any questions you know not to hesitate to call me. Jenn
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Amy Still
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Jenn was absolutely amazing! My girls and I looked beyond beautiful on my wedding day...I couldn't have been happier!!! Thanks for everything Jenn, you are my beauty hero!
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Breathtaking Bride Jennifer Graves responded with the following comments:

Amy you are so sweet, I had so much fun with you. I really loved getting to be a part of your wedding day. I wish you years and years of happiness sweetie. Jenn
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BHR
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Jenn was wonderful to work with! She worked with me on my hair and make-up, and even came to my house for a trial run. On the day of my wedding, she and her team showed up - and had everyone done with time to spare (I had 11 girls getting hair, 7 makeup, and multiple lashes). Professional, fun and great to work with!
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Breathtaking Bride Jennifer Graves responded with the following comments:

Thank you Beth, it was my honor to be a part of your wedding. The energy and laid back atmosphere we were able to achieve the morning of the wedding is what I am all about. Everyone looked gorgeous and you were stunning and were so great to work with. Jenn
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appleslice88
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Jen and her assistants did the hair for me and all five of my bridesmaids for my wedding day in October. Everyone looked great! They all did updos and mine was part up, part down. Everything stayed in place and lasted all day.

Jen was great to work with. She spent a lot of time at the trial trying to get my hair the way I wanted it (there was a problem with the extensions I was planning to use). It definitely paid off. Getting ready was really relaxing, and Jen and her assistants were very efficient.

With all of the vendors who come to you, make sure you ask about how they operate, such as whether one person will do everyone's hair or if they will bring others to help, the time you should expect to start getting ready and finish, how many other clients they book on the same day, etc. No complaints specific to Jen here, just something to think about in general.
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Breathtaking Bride Jennifer Graves responded with the following comments:

I am so relieved we were able to fit a trial into your schedule with being out of town....it sure paid off. Those extensions you had would have been such a let down the day of the wedding. After the trial I was able to direct you to the best extensions for bridal needs, they worked and looked amazing. You made such a beautiful bride. Thank you so much for your review and I thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding. Jenn
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ghostice
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Jen was wonderful and super sweet. She did a great job with my massive amounts of hair and a last minute complete change-of-heart about my hairstyle choice. She is such a trooper. And my hair, make-up, and lashes lasted throughout the night! I received tons of compliments on how awesome I looked thanks to Jen.
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Breathtaking Bride Jennifer Graves responded with the following comments:

I have never seen so much long, healthy, thick hair in my life. Your hair is so beautiful. I loved the braided updo we were able to achieve, it looked so amazing. I truely enjoyed working with you and loved being a part of your wedding day. Jenn
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Kayleigh
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Jennifer was great and a joy to have do my hair and makeup! I loved the way I looked and she also does a trial to see what you will like she was great! Thanks Jen :)
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Breathtaking Bride Jennifer Graves responded with the following comments:

You are so welcome Kayleigh. You made a very beautiful bride. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding. Jenn
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Bridessister2011
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin raving about Jennifer and her assistant... Let's just say overall, I have quite a lovely yet unorganized sister. She changed her mind and her plans with Jenn about 150 times. Jen touched base several times to confirm details. Showed up on time for the trial, pre-wedding and last minute full wedding day touch up addition. She and her assistant did all of the birdesmaids' and bride's hair and makeup quickly and efficiently. She even did a second hairstyle after the ceremony for my sister.

All of this was done with an easygoing attitude and her main concern was my sister's happiness her (and each girl's) approval with the final outcome of every detail.

I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation and I am by FAR on the pickier side of picky.

Thank you Jenn for making this a seamless and stress free part of the "BIG DAY"!
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Breathtaking Bride Jennifer Graves responded with the following comments:

Aww thank you so much for the amazing review. I have to say though, even during the 'chaos' I had so much fun with you girls. Your sister is a blast, she had me laughing the entire day. Everything was perfect and Heather and I truely enjoyed working with you guys. What a fun day that I will always remember. It was my honor to be a part of your sisters wedding day. Jenn
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Sburse
Wedding:
7/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Jen is God sent! I was always battling with my looks and being self-conscious about the way I looked and was really apprehensive about the big day. When Jen showed up I knew I could count on her and relax a little. I was extremely shocked with the way I looked after she did my make up. I seriously could have been a model. She truly has a talent for this and I would recommend her to anyone!!! She was very patient with what I wanted, and recommended other looks for me as well that would compliment my features. She was super nice and I felt like I've known her for years. My husband was especially pleased with the way I looked and couldn't have been happier. We just love her! Thank you so much, Jen.
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Breathtaking Bride Jennifer Graves responded with the following comments:

Sweetie you are more than welcome and thank you for the amazing review. Everyone has a feature that they love about their face, the trick is to accent that feature. Dont be afraid to go bold, and try new colors, looks, or even change it up. I hope if nothing else you learned to be comfortable and feel beautiful even without make-up. Real beauty comes from within. It was so great meeting you and I look forward to working with you in the future. If you ever need any tips call me anytime. Jenn
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Jen to anyone getting married. She not only did a great job but she is friendly, talented, and willing to help if you have any questions. Another added bonus was that she came to me. I have been in multiple weddings where we had to go to the salon. That takes up a lot of time and I did not want that for my wedding day. Having her come to me helped keep us on time which was super important.
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Breathtaking Bride Jennifer Graves responded with the following comments:

That is what I am all about. I want to make the day easy, comfortable, relaxed and as stress-free as possible. I wish you years and years of happiness sweetie.

Jenn
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Priya
Wedding:
6/4/2011
1.2/5.0
I had a trial with Jennifer, the owner who is also the hair and make up artist. I thought my trial went ok, then I looked at the pictures I took from the trial the next day. When I zoomed in to view the quality of work is when I noticed what a bad job Jennifer did on my eyes. What is beyond me is, I am her number seven picture that she posted on this site to show off her work. She also has the same picture of me on her own website with the caption 'trial make up.' Please look at the poor job that is done on my eye shadow. The blending is horrible, you can see areas that are not covered at all, it looks so sloppy! The shadow done on one eye does not even resemble the other eye. On my darker skin you can certainly see what a bad job was done but apparently she thinks her work is great and even posted the bad work on her website thinking it looks good. Once you see the picture for yourself, you will know exactly why I am giving 1 star. If I could, I would give less than that. It will be interesting to see how long she keeps my picture up.

After reviewing my pictures from the trial, I sent Jennifer a long email including about 10 pictures of how I would like my eyes to look and requested she be more precise on the day of the wedding. I completely blame myself for choosing Breath Taking Bride to do my wedding make up and hair along with the hair and make up of my bridesmaids. It was against my better judgement but I found Jennifer to be very sweet and I made the decision to choose her as I live out of state and did not have the time to make another trip down to St. Louis to have more hair and make up trials done.

On the day of my wedding, Jennifer brought an assistant which seemed to do a better job than herself. All three of my bridesmaids left the suite individually and re-did their own make up as they were completely disgusted in what was done to them. None of them told me (the bride) as they did not want to stress or worry me on my wedding day. They each paid Jennifer for her services and let her be on her way. Only weeks later did they tell me they all redid their own make up.

As for my own make up, I was feeling ok about it especially after looking at the girls and thinking she did theirs as well. I had very little time to really even look at myself and now I feel this is one of the biggest mistakes I could have made on my wedding day. I ran to the bathroom a couple times and asked her to cover a small ball of glue that was visible from the faux lashes she put on me. She claims this was not the case as the glue dries clear but when it is a small ball of glue and not a thin line, it shows up as is very much so visible (this is just one of my many complaints I expressed to her in an email after the wedding). As her assistant was working on my hair, Jennifer came and stood to my right side and she herself noticed that there was a smudge or something that she had made on the right side of my face. She proceeded to tell me she must have had glue on her hand and worked at fixing the smudge that was on the right side of my face. I was reassured that she fixed it. I did not even have time to do a second look after it was "fixed" as the photographer was about to arrive and my hair wasn't even done. My hair needed to be redone about three times and it still did not resemble what I wanted. At one point, Jennifer took over to finish my hair and again, it did not resemble what I wanted or even what she had done herself at our trial.

Once I started being tagged in pictures from friends on facebook and even our professional photographer is when I noticed two very big make up mistakes on my FACE. It looks as though some concealer under my left eye was not blended at all as there is a small blob that is lighter than the rest of my face along with the dark smudge on the right side of my face in EVERY single picture. I now need to have all of my professional pictures re-touched up thanks to Breath Taking Bride. Once I voiced my unhappiness to Jennifer in an email she claims this was not her doing and continued to be extremely rude and nasty. I can't believe a professional make up artist would do such a horrible job and then try to say to the bride, that she must have done it herself to sabotage her own wedding pictures. She also asked why I am bringing it up weeks later. If I had known that there were make up mistakes on my FACE, would I not try to fix them on the day of MY wedding?? Obviously, I did not know that she did such a horrible job until I started seeing the pictures. I would have never in a million years thought this would be the outcome of using this service. To try to make this extremely long review a little shorter, AVOID USING BREATH TAKING BRIDE AT ALL COSTS or you too will be paying your photographer to fix her mistakes if that is even possible. Oh, and, the curls in my hair did not even make it to the end of my wedding service. Going forward, I will give any future bride the advise of finding a great hair and make up artist as it is one thing you should splurge on in addition to a great photographer as you will have the pictures forever.

9/22/11 -- Just noticed the response by vendor and I have to say this is the first time I am seeing any request by her to see any pictures. In fact, I sent her a picture and after receiving it is when Jennifer said it was not her doing. I have plenty of un-edited pictures to provide but now being months later... whats the point, the damage has already been done. Also, after a couple email exchanges, Jennifer being the super professional, said she will be blocking all of my emails so I did the same to her. Guess your request to view the pictures were blocked.
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Breathtaking Bride Jennifer Graves responded with the following comments:

I stand by my work 100%. I asked this bride to provide me with pictures of her flawed make-up from her photographer which she said she could not do. To this day I have yet to recieve any pictures, except for the ones I took prior to leaving her bridal suite which show no flaws. I encourage you to read additional reviews from previous brides. This bride not only was unhappy with multiple services including her bakery, florist, reception hall, and I learned her photographer as well. She asked us all for money back threatening a horrible reviews if we did not pay her but as I said before I stand by my work 100%.
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Lydia
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
First, let me say I couldn't be happier! Jenn definitely made me feel like a breathtaking bride & more on my wedding day. I can't believe how fast & perfect she was in getting my hair & make-up done in the amount of time, IN ADDITION to my out of town Bridal Party. Knowing that Jenn was there doing such a great job with the hair & make-up was one of the best things, and had taken a big-load off my shoulders. I still can't thank her enough for all her quality services & affordable pricing. She also has a great personality that put me at ease & lowered my stress level at the trial session & my wedding. If I hear of any of my friends getting married in Missouri, Breathtaking Bride will be the first thing I mention, after saying Congratulations! Thanks again for helping make the best day of my life come true & dreams come true. <3 Lydia
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Liz
Wedding:
5/22/2011
4.9/5.0
Jen is amazing. She is very talented and easy to work with. She made getting ready stress free. We had a trial at my home and then she came to my hotel for day of makeup and hair. She is very responsive! I will def be using her again.
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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kelabs
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Jennifer did a great job making me and my bridesmaids beautiful!! Would definitely use her again.
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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marchbride2011
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Jennifer was able to create the look I wanted from a picture. I just wish I had a bit more hairspray as it was a windy day. Make up stayed on all day and looked great! Overall it was a fun experience.
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Christine
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Jen was simply the best vendor I worked with during my wedding planning process. She is very sweet, easy-going, and knowledgeable but best of all does the best hair and makeup. She will make you feel gorgeous and relaxed on your day! I highly recommend her services to any bride. She will make you the Queen you deserve to be on your big Day!!!!!!!
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Angie
Wedding:
3/18/2010
5.0/5.0
I was very pleased with the quality of her work and the prices fit right into my budget. She was very professional and had a great personality. I enjoyed her services and would definetly use her again in the future.
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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rsims2011
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Jennifer does an absolutely wonderful job at hair and make-up. She has done my hair and make-up for several events and I have always been 100% satisfied. She really listens to what you are wanting done, but is also skilled enough to offer new ideas and suggestions that might fit you well. I would definitely recommend her for anyone looking for these types of services.
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Candice
Wedding:
12/15/2006
5.0/5.0
My wedding day was awesome and it was due to the fact that I didn't have to stress out about my make-up. Jen did a fabulous job and it made my day less hectic. She was on time, friendly, professional and had a great attitude! I felt people were looking at me not my makeup because she did such a great job! I would reccommend her to any bride that wants a professional look for a great value.
Services Used: Beauty & Health

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