Aug 07, 2010

Makeup by Chiachi
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Chiachi was an absolute joy to work with for our wedding and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a true professional through and through!

My (now) husband and I decided to hold a destination style wedding and brought our family and friends back to San Diego, where we met each other during our undergrad. I found Chiachi's contact info while looking for makeup artists in the SD area and scheduled a trial with her the next time I would be visiting the area. It was an East Indian wedding, so I was looking for someone who could do two completely different looks for my ceremony and reception.

From that very first trial, I knew I loved her work and personality and signed her as my makeup artist right away! Not only is she truly talented and meticulous in her work, but she is completely relaxed and cheerful and makes you feel at ease right away. Her number one goal was to make me happy and that resonated in every meeting she had with me. She's extremely organized and had a timeline that was so easy to follow by the wedding party and our coordinator. She had wonderful ideas on what would work for the day of our wedding, keeping in mind all the colors of my various outfits. She did the makeup in such a way so that it stood out beautifully in pictures, but where I didn't feel like I had too much on when talking to people up close.

Even when I decided to change my hair style from our trial run last minute on my reception night, Chiachi remained calm and relaxed and did my hair exactly how I pictured. It's easy for a bride to get flustered with coordinators coming in and out updating how much time is remaining, but Chiachi kept me calm and relaxed and happy through the whole process.

She is extremely friendly and got along with everyone in our bridal room - including my two sisters and mother. They were all so happy with the makeup she did on them and commented over and over just how nice and pleasant she was to have around.

My husband is also a huge fan of Chiachi's - as he came with me on two trials and she got to know him as he waited for us to finish. He was very impressed with the comfortable sitting area in Chiachi's studio.

Anyone would be lucky to have Chiachi with them on their special day and I feel lucky to have made one of the best vendor decisions of our wedding! Cheers to you Chiachi - wouldn't have been the same without you!!!
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