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  • Bella Angel has established itself as the premiere bridal hair and makeup service in New Jersey and the Philadelphia area, providing Hair and Makeup to hundreds of brides on their wedding day. Booking Bella Angel for your wedding will provide you with the security of years of experience, and extensive knowledge of wedding hair and makeup styles. We can accommodate even the largest bridal parties with our team of stylists.

    “We Come to You” – Bella Angel serves clients in Philadelphia, New Jersey and surrounding areas, including the Jersey Shore and the Mainline. We bring our professional makeup and tools to your location for the ultimate in convenience and pampering on your wedding day. Our talented stylists are unique in that they can provide both hair and makeup services, no need to find two separate stylists.

    Unlike individual stylists, Bella Angel is a team of over 15 stylists, so you can be confident we won’t be “overbooked," late or rushed - we provide ample time to accommodate every size of bridal party. Bella Angel has one focus: providing brides with personal service on their Wedding Day. This type of service is not provided by regular beauty salons. You will start your day feeling refreshed and confident in your gorgeous bridal makeup and elegant hairstyle.

    "At Bella Angel, we know that a bride wants to look elegant, beautiful, and classic on her wedding day. We will make sure that happens." -Victoria

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Our Philadelphia Bride Sara was married at the Union League

Our Philadelphia Bride Sara was married at the Union League

On Saturday, August 22nd four of our talented Bella Angel stylists, Michele D, Kristen N, Jackie Y and Bobbi traveled on location to The Union League of Philadelphia to do hair and makeup for our bride Sara and her large bridal party. We love going to the Union League to do hair and makeup for bridal parties, the historic building is beautiful with all of the brick outside and it makes the perfect back drop for wedding photos. The bridal party stayed at the Inn at the Union league and got ready in a stunning suite that was filled with historic pieces. The bride and her bridesmaids all wore matching monogrammed light blue buttoned down shirts while they got ready and relaxed. Sara had flawless airbrush makeup and she went with a low updo hairstyle that she incorporated a braid into. She finished her bridal look with mid length sheer veil. It went perfect with her stunning strapless lace gown. The bridesmaids all decided on different hairstyles. A few of the girls wore updo hairstyles and a few decided to leave their hair down and curly. Sara let all of the bridesmaids choose their own hairstyle and even their own dresses, some of the girls wore a gorgeous lace gown and a few wore a beautiful blue satin gown. It is so unique when everyone wears different style gowns, but all of the same shade of color. The color blue was even incorporated just a little in the bouquets for the bridal party. We would like to thank Sweetwater Portraits in Philadelphia for capturing these amazing wedding photos and sharing them with us.  Sara and her groom Peter had their reception at The Union League of Philadelphia. We wish the newlyweds all the best on this next chapter of their lives together.

Our Bride Heather Ann was featured on Philadelphia Wedding Real Weddings blog

Our Bride Heather Ann was featured on Philadelphia Wedding Real Weddings blog

Our bride Heather Ann was married on May 8, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. We recently received an email from Heather Ann sharing the wonderful news that her wedding was featured on Philadelphia Weddings Real Weddings Blog. We love when are brides are featured on blogs. They are able to relive their wedding day again through photos and stories and share it with the world. On the day of Heather Ann’s wedding we sent 3 of our Bella Angel stylists, Missy, Kristen N and Becca, to the Hotel Monaco to do hair and makeup for the bride and her bridal party. We love doing weddings at the Hotel Monaco, it is located right in the heart of Center City and the rooms are so beautiful and allow for a relaxing environment for the bridal party to enjoy being pampered. Heather Ann decided to curl all of her hair and pin it to one side off her shoulder. She had flawless airbrush makeup. We loved working with her and bridal party on the wedding day. Even Heather Ann’s adorable dog, Rocco made the wedding day special serving as the best pug!

Read below what Heather Ann said in the blog post.

From the bride: “Uniting after a 10 year journey, we celebrated our love with an intimate affair surrounded by 100 of our closest family and friends at Union Trust. Rocco, our dog and inspiration for the love we share, escorted the groom down the isle serving as Best Pug. As fellow foodies we shared in the joy of our marriage by indulging in delicious food and spirits with our guests while dancing our hearts out to our custom playlist made up of a lifetime of our favorite songs. With the help of the Ladies of Honor, I serenaded my groom and performed a choreographed dance to the tune of Beyonce’s ‘Love on Top.’ In lieu of favors we invited our guests to continue celebrating at an after party in the Union Trust Lounge. There we enjoyed Philly favorite treats with our nearest and dearest and danced the night away. The day from start to finish was a dream come true, the best day of our lives thus far.”

Venue: Union Trust, Washington Square West
Bride’s Gown:
Donna Morello, New Hope
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Each bridesmaid picked their own
Bride’s Hair/Makeup: Bella Angel, Old City
Cake: Potito’s Bakery, multiple locations
Catering: Finley Catering, Center City
Flowers: Carl Alan Floral Design, Center City
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Warehouse, multiple locations
4Most Sound, Philadelphia
Stationery: Redhed Photo|Graphic, Philadelphia
Photography: Jenny Castro Photography, Philadelphia
Videography: JAG Creative Media
Wedding Bands: Golden Nuggest Jewelers, Washington Square West

Our Bride Willow was featured on the blog of Offbeat Bride

Our Bride Willow was featured on the blog of Offbeat Bride

Last October two of our Bella Angel stylists,  Julie and Kristen N, traveled on location to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel at Penn’s Landing to do hair and makeup for our bride Willow and her small bridal party. We love doing weddings at hotels by Penn’s Landing, the views of the Delaware River are amazing. Willow was not a traditional bride to wear a white gown and veil, she was unique in her style. We loved her purple poke dot dress and the green veil that she chose, she even matched her shoes to her veil. She went with a gorgeous updo hairstyle and flawless airbrush makeup. We loved working with Willow and her bridal party. We wish Willow and her groom Chris all the best.
Read what Willow said in her blog post.

The Offbeat Bride: Willow, candy maker (and Offbeat Bride Tribe member)

Her offbeat partner: Chris, works for a tech company

Date and location of wedding: North Bowl Lounge N’ Lanes, Philadelphia, PA — October 11, 2014

Our offbeat wedding at a glance:

“We both live in central Pennsylvania and enjoy the culture, history, and food of Philadelphia. We decided to have a mini destination wedding in the city we love. We wanted to encourage our guests to experience Philly over the long weekend.

Chris and I had a first look in the morning and then set out on a photo safari around the city with Paul Gentile of Black, White and Raw PhotographyThe misty rain and cloud cover made for great, squint-free, shadow-less photos. We posed by some of our favorite street art, including the Magic Garden mosaic, a Toynbee tile, and various murals. Being foodies, we had a great time at the Reading Terminal Market, posing at our favorite booths. It was important for us to stop by Benjamin Franklin’s grave, to say hello and place pennies. I got a little misty-eyed. We did photos with our crew at Elfreth’s Alley and Penn’s landing.

The ceremony and reception were held in the afternoon, leaving the night open for bar hopping. Guests arrived to the sounds of romantic doo-wop and Motown. They could sign the Monopoly board and see our 1999 prom photo. We did a retro, kitschy look for our decor, using many items from my collection of mid-century toasters and collectibles. We got custom paper flowers from an artist on Etsy. My attire was a secret from everyone except my sister, Siri. I constructed my veil from an old boudoir piece. My dress and crinoline we both made by Hell Bunny, bought through ModCloth. I wore Irregular Choice shoes and my grandmother’s pearls. We had our ceremony at the North Bowl, in front of their mechanics cabinet. We were married by Charlie Cooper, whom we met in Chestnut Hill and felt that we were kindred spirits. He understands us and our views of the world and love. It was important to us that he also officiate same gender weddings.

Our wedding crew was made up of our closest people, ignoring standard gender rules. We returned the favors of best man and best woman to Siri and Dave, as we had each served in that capacity at their respective weddings. Our niece Sullivan served asquaich bearer, and our nephew Harrison was the “Lord of the Rings.” The rings were knotted onto my mom’s 1965 copy of The Fellowship of the Ring.

We processed to Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend,” and I was walked down the aisle by my father. Charlie opened with a Lakota greeting and quote about the cosmos by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Siri read “i carry your heart with me” by e e cummings, and Shoop read a short story about asthma and love by Edgar Keret.

Charlie, Chris, and I worked together on the ceremony wording, talking about the atomic journey taken by the metals and stones in our rings. We finished with a quaich ceremony — our mothers poured water into the quaich, then Chris and I drank. The two-handled cup represents full trust and commitment. The rite shows, “I take you with both hands and trust you enough to tip up this cup and not worry that you are going to stab me.” We had a lovely kiss, aided by my high heels. We exited to “Throne Room”from Star Wars.

What was your most important lesson learned?

A lesson I learned in the planning process was to not become distraught if a certain thing becomes unavailable. As soon as Chris and I chose a date, I spoke to our photographer friend, whom we had for years envisioned as shooting our wedding. He congratulated us and said that he was booked for the whole month in another country. I became a silly mess like, “Nobody else understands us and what we want, we are going to have to pay a ton to get photos we don’t like.” I could have not been more wrong, because we found the perfect photographerThey ♥ OBB; we ♥ them for what we were trying to capture, also within our budget.

Similar situations occurred throughout planning, but as we got closer to the wedding, I realized how many different great optionsare available in the world. In the end, we were super happy with how our wedding turned out, but it could have been just as great 100 other ways. We were so well taken care of by the special event planners at The North Bowl. They were helpful, professional, open minded, and friendly. They have this ninja quality of making everything you want to happen seamlessly appear.

I also recommend that couples practice in advance any movements that they will be doing in their event, such as ring placement, unity ceremonies, and even how you would like to kiss. We were both nervous to be in front of a crowd, so the rehearsal helped us. Offbeat Bride helped immensely!

Venue: The North Bowl Lounge N’ Lanes
Photography: Black, White and Raw Photography
Paper flowers: More Paper than Shoes
Cake toppers: Temple7e
Officiant: Charles Cooper
Rings: Scott & Co.
Dresses: ModCloth
Sword: Swords knives & Daggers

Our Philadelphia Bride Sandra was married at the Loews Hotel on April 11, 2015

Our Philadelphia Bride Sandra was married at the Loews Hotel on April 11, 2015

On Saturday, April 11th our Bella Angel stylist Michele Z and our Bella Angel makeup artists Barbara traveled on location to the Loews Hotel on Market Street in Center City, Philadelphia to do hair and makeup for our bride Sandra and her bridal party. We love doing weddings at the Loews Hotel, the views of the city are perfect from the rooms and it is a great environment for bridal parties to relax and get pampered. The bride and her bridesmaids all wore matching comfy pink button down shirts and black pants while they got there hair and makeup done. Sandra decided to have a curly hairstyle and pin all of her hair to one side, she added a gorgeous flower hair accessory to her hair instead of wearing a traditional veil. The bridesmaids all had updo hairstyles but they each went with a different style, one of the girls incorporated a braid into her look. They all wore matching charcoal strapless gowns and a beautiful beaded necklace. Sandra wore a stunning strapless gown with a lace detail on the trim. The bridal party all wore matching grey converse sneakers, which was a unique touch. Everything down to the pink and white flower bouquets looked fabulous. Sandra did not leave any detail out. We would like to thank Noelle at Femina Photo + Design for sharing these amazing wedding photos with us. They once again did an fabulous job capturing the wedding day. Although the bride and groom live in in Washington, DC they decided to come back to were Andrew grew up and have their wedding in Philly. They had their wedding and reception at Front And Palmer on Front Street in Philadelphia. This is a great place to have a wedding, everything from the venue, to the food and even the grounds make for picture perfect photos. We wish Sandra and her groom Andrew all the best as the start this next chapter as husband and wife.

Our Philadelphia Bride Kelli was married at the Courtyard Marriott on May 23, 2015

Our Philadelphia Bride Kelli was married at the Courtyard Marriott on May 23, 2015

Memorial Day weekend is always a busy time for our stylists. This year on Saturday, May 23rd four of our Bella Angel stylists traveled on location to the Courtyard Marriott in Downtown Philadelphia to do hair and makeup for our bride Kelli and her bridal party. Our Bella Angel makeup artist Bobbi did Kelli’s flawless airbrush makeup and our Bella Angel hairstylist Jackie Y curled the brides hair and pulled it to one side over her shoulder. Kelli added a beautiful beaded hair accessory to finish her look. Our makeup artist Kristen N and our hairstylist Missy did hair and makeup for the bridal party. A few of the bridesmaids also decided to have airbrush makeup done, while a few of the girls went with the traditional makeup. The bridesmaids all had different hairstyles, some had updos and some decided to do half up half down styles with curls. They all wore gorgeous light pink satin robes in the morning to get ready and they relaxed and drank champagne. Kelli wore a stunning mermaid style gown that was all lace and she had a sash full of bling to make her gown pop, she added a long veil to complete her bridal look. The bridesmaids all looked fabulous in matching dark blue gowns with sleeves. Even the flowers went perfect and added a touch of pink. Kelli left no detail untouched. We would like to thank Femina Photo + Design for sharing these amazing wedding pictures with us. They did an excellent job capturing all of the special moments on the wedding day. Kelli and her groom Justin were married at the Glen Ford Mansion in Philadelphia on the Delaware River. This is the perfect wedding location for a waterfront wedding at a Historic location. The grounds are spectacular and make the perfect back drop for wedding photos. We wish the bride and groom all the best.