Pop of Color


By Nancy Gorman, owner of Makeup by Nancy

Once upon a time there used to be a “wedding season” such as the freshness of the June Bride or the vibrancy of the autumn leaves. I’m finding now there is no real wedding season now. Weddings are 12 months a year. Which is certainly good for the wedding professionals for sure!

Lately there have been a barrage of winter weddings, photo’s done wearing a faux fur shawl or shrug outside with the winter snow falling on you or indoors next to a roaring fireplace.

A small group of New England wedding professionals got together to do a mini style shoot showing how you can bring a pop of vibrant color into a wedding while the temperature outside is bitter cold. But the day we planned to shoot, the temperature outside without the wind chill was 6 degrees, the florals wouldn’t have survived so wedding photographer Allison Sica of Kiss the Bride Photography called upon her friends at the Tuscan Kitchen in Salem New Hampshire. “Tuscan Kitchen is a photographer’s dream. Edwin Santana who is the private dining and catering manager at Tuscan Kitchen is one of my past clients and they graciously opened their doors for us. The setting has a classic elegance to it. With its frosted glass windows, the upstairs event room was a perfect backdrop. The sheer pink curtains and window brought in a natural, romantic light. Tuscan Kitchen is an intimate venue that photographs very well.”

Marry & Tux Bridal provided the fantastical gown that an up and coming model, Amber Markland, showcased and we were all blown away by its beauty. The florals were from Harrington Flowers, Brad Harrington describes this shoot as “A GORGEOUS dress, a beautiful model from Honolulu, some pineapple protea and a whole bunch of talented wedding vendors!” The florals were stunning and professional makeup artist Nancy Gorman of Makeup by Nancy provided Amber with a beautiful berry lip color to match the coloring of her bouquet.

No one said you can’t make a winter wedding fun and vibrant. These professionals can make it happen!

Photographer – Kiss the Bride Photography
Wedding Planner – Fetching Events
Gown – Marry & Tux
Venue – Tuscan Kitchen Salem NH
Florals – Harrington Flowers
Makeup Artist – Makeup by Nancy
Hair Stylist – Jenna Osberg HMUA
Model – Amber Markland


Nancy Gorman
Makeup By Nancy
2 Elmwood Street
Salisbury, MA 01952

Nancy Gorman is an award winning professional makeup artist located in Salisbury, MA and has been making beautiful people even more stunning since the mid 90s. Originally from the Boston area, makeup artistry started off as a hobby for Nancy then became a career after completing her training as a Masters II Level with David Nicholas International. She offers both traditional makeup services as well as airbrushed makeup services. In addition to offering private one-on-one makeup lessons and group sessions, Nancy is primarily a wedding makeup artist in New England.