For every wedding, every styled shoot and every fashion-oriented post, spread or article you read on Little Vegas Wedding or any other wedding sites, I guarantee you there were hours of work going on behind the scenes.

Getting all that pretty is hard work, from the initial idea through the artists involved in the fashion, makeup and decor choices, the models working it and to the photographer documenting the details. I think that’s why I was so astounded when I heard about Las Vegas makeup artist Amelia Cline-Cooper of Amelia C & Company Makeup Artistry’s huge undertaking: 30 days of beauty and styled shoots in January, dubbed #30daysgorgeous.

Photo: stormymoniz

Amelia says the idea came to her last fall, when considering all the amazing creativity that happens in the Las Vegas wedding industry. Just like you’d expect from the Wedding Capital of the World, there are some amazing ideas sprouting from Sin City.

However, because there are so many events and so many weddings calling on already tight schedules, it’s hard to make those ideas become a reality. But Amelia threw caution to the wind and hunkered down to make the dream of 30 days of inspiration, style and creativity come to life throughout January.

Working within the busy schedules of vendors, photographers and models has been no easy feat, but the pay off is clear for Amelia – more ideas and more inspiration for brides and grooms to be.

Photo: Ameliacandco

Amelia says: “Ask any pro what their brides are pinning, what their brides are wanting, and they will nearly always point to not a real wedding, but a carefully styled shoot from a wedding professional.

“To date, our most popular makeup looks and hair styles are those we generate from very thought-out and well-styled staged shoots. Our brides will continue to recycle these looks not for lack of wanting something different, but because nothing different may be able to find. It’s our responsibility, to every wedded couple and to our own souls, to continue to create and collaborate.”

Photo: Mckenzitaylor

As January and these 30 shoots wrap up, look for some of this inspiration to pop up here and around the wedding world in the coming months.

Las Vegas wedding vendors like Gimme Some Sugar, Couture Bride and of course the team of beauty artists at Amelia C & Co have teamed up with photographers (Ron Dillon Photography, Taylored Photo Memories, Stephen Salazar Photography and Mindy Bean Photography to name a few) for inspiring themed shoots like the French luxury of Marie Antoinette, 1920s vintage glam or the seductive mystery of film noire. Beautiful bridal fashion and edgy trends like white bridal henna and abundant butterflies pop up, too.

{Ron Dillon}
{Ron Dillon}

Until we see the final results, you can catch some sneak peeks and behind the scenes photos from the shoots by checking out #30daysgorgeous on Twitter and Instagram, and look for the grand finale coming up on Valentines Day!

From wedding dresses to makeup designs, floral pieces and venue settings, it’s really the ultimate in gathering fresh ideas and inspiration for the upcoming wedding season!

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  1. Amelia C

    Kelly, this is so exciting! We had an AMAZING time over the past thirty days. The amount of talent and faith it took from our industry friends to pull this off is mind-blowing. Can’t wait to share the final products with you and brides everywhere! #30daysgorgeous – so worth it!! xoxo

  2. McKenzi

    so awesome! I”ve had a blast doing the photo sessions!

  3. Ron

    Thanks for the feature. Had a blast showing that bad-ass photography does exist in Las Vegas.

  4. Kelly

    Can’t wait to see the rest of the shoots, Ron!

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