LA di DA Beauty sets high standards in providing the best bridal hair and makeup in the Tahoe area. Principal artist Laura Garcia is an award winning artist who has been providing her makeup services for over 10 years. She started her career in makeup working for Benefit Cosmetics; followed by her tenure with MAC Cosmetics, which she credits as launching her career into the fashion and bridal industry. Her work can be seen in numerous publications and most recently she had the honor of the being the makeup artist for Wedding Dress Designer Hayley Paige’s wedding at the Hyatt, Lake Tahoe. Laura and her team bring the top trends, products and photography specific techniques to their bridal clientele, giving their brides the best experience possible. With LA di DA Beauty you can be assured you will look your best for your wedding day. Airbrush services are available.
“Having been a bride myself, I know what’s important. It’s all about the way you feel and the memories you make. Coco Chanel said the best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you. I believe the same is true for makeup.” – Laura Garcia
Annika, Bride 2015
Laura did a fantastic job doing makeup for my Tahoe wedding! Not only was the make-up amazing, but she was also very sweet and very helpful to work with. I changed my mind on some details after my makeup was finished, but she was still more than willing to make the changes. All of my sisters and I got so many compliments. Definitely book La Di Da for your wedding – you won’t be disappointed!! I would also mention that I planned my wedding from overseas and had to communicate only via email – Laura responded quickly to all of my emails which made planning so much easier!
Lanaea, Bride 2015
If I could give 10 stars I would! That is how amazing Laura is! I got married at Edgewood Tahoe last weekend and I could not have been happier with mine and my bridal party’s makeup! Laura started the day by meeting us at our suite on the day of the wedding and from the moment I met her I just knew I was in good hands. She is beautiful inside and out and brought such a fun and calm vibe to my wedding day.
She set up her make up station in one of the rooms by the window for natural light and began playing wedding music (she asked me first if it was ok), she gently sprayed the room with a calming lavender scent and began to work her magic. After my MOH, the first of my bridal party to get her makeup done, was complete, I nearly fell over. I’ve known her since I was 7 years old and literally could not stop looking at her face! Laura enhanced her beauty in a way I had never imagined. By the time it was my turn my expectations were high as my entire bridal party, mother and 8 year old niece looked gorgeous. As i lifted the mirror to see my makeup I wanted to cry. Laura brought to life my wedding day dream. I looked exactly the way i wanted and was thrilled that she was able to make me look like myself but the glam bride version I had asked for!
The best part was the additional touch up service Laura provides through out the ceremony and cocktail hour for pictures. The additional fee was well worth it. She not only touched up all of our make up after the tears from the ceremony but primped us as we were taking photos and before we were introduced at the reception.
Overall this was a fantastic experience and i highly recommend Laura to any bride!
Bonus tip: Get the lashes and airbrush!!!
Jessica, Bride 2014
Laura Garcia of LA di DA Makeup Artistry provides a personalized approach to bridal make-up. Sensitive to my unique requests to “look like myself” and “like a celebrity,” Laura created the PERFECT look for my bridal style. Laura can deliver any request for even the most particular of brides. She was extremely receptive to my feedback when I did my second trial and used her professional techniques to interpret my layman’s terms of “romantic,” “striking yet still soft,” and “dramatic.” I could not have felt more beautiful as a bride! Another significant request I had was that I wanted my makeup to “photograph” well. Laura also works closely with Anicia Beckwith, a professional photographer, who took a few snaps so we could see the results. They were superb! Aside from her superior professional capabilities, Laura is so fun! When you are getting ready the day of your wedding, your hair and make-up artists are there with you the whole time so it’s important that they can “hang” and interact well with you and your bridesmaids. Laura laughed and joked around with us, introducing us to “Hollywood waters” and making sure that we were touched up as needed. I was sad to see her go at the end of the ceremony, when she touched me up after my “I Do” tears. I recommend LA di DA Make-up Artistry for any event, for all ages (the 65 year old mother-of-the-bride looked as STUNNING as the 30-something bridesmaids), for personal tutorials, or for a fun hour of girlie awesomeness before a night out on the town. You will not find a better makeup artist in Reno/Lake Tahoe area.
Samantha, Bride 2014 ~
Laura is a true talent!! I’ve had the pleasure
of her make up services for my wedding recently, and the outcome was over and beyond the trial – I received my wedding photos yesterday and Laura made me look and feel so beautiful that day. I am excited to recommend her to future brides, and appreciate all of her hard work and professionalism!
Stephanie M, Bride 2013 ~
First off , I’m a makeup artist – certified and trained by MUD in LA. So when it came to my wedding — I thought of doing it myself – made sense and if save $. But then after realizing I’d have to do my bridesmaid makeup too , I thought it best to bring in someone so id have less worries for the big day. I’m so glad I did !! After doing a bit of research online ( looking at portfolios and reviews etc) I stumbled upon Laura after finding a Pinterest photo which led to Tahoe unveiled blog which then brought me to her site. Not only did she travel from Reno to the hotel in June for my trial – but she made my weekend ! She was so professional yet fun and an amazing artist all in one. It was hard for me to let her work her magic without looking but I was amazed. I even booked her longer for the day of on the spot of the trial to do a makeup look # 2 ( glitter eyes for the reception ) Now besides makeup for the day of which I must say from looking at pics – was flawless and stayed ( and managed to make my round face actually slimming ) , Laura was my savior for helping me keep my sanity ! She had a wedding kit with everything I could ever need. From jumping into my dress , she was right next to me , holding my purse , even offering to help me in the bathroom. She was helping flag down missing bridesmaids and reminding me to even have my protein and water earlier in the day ( completely saved me !!!) She even took pictures and captured some moments the photographer didn’t ( during first look of me and the groom – she caught the groomsmen and bridesmaids peering out — it is one of my fave photos from the whole weekend !). Highly recommend keeping her for day rate – or additional hours – it was definitely worth it to have her there touching up my lips after being in the cold and stuffing my face behind the scenes with appetizers. I got tons of compliments from guests–and ones from the beauty industry too , so that says a lot because I usually wear a full face of makeup everyday. So for her to glam me up like she did where I still looked ” bridal” was a fete in and of itself. Kudos !! I love seeing how busy she keeps too via Facebook now — she’s booked like everyday ! Seeing her do photoshoots to commercials to celebrities to weddings…she’s a hard working , professional gal and I love supporting women who are motivated and skilled at what they do ! You go Laura !:) also, I wish I could hire her to do my face everyday
Brooke W, Bride 2013
Laura was the saving grace of my wedding morning. Just when things were starting to get overwhelming and stressful, Laura came in to do my makeup. As I was about to have a breakdown she gave me a hug, a glass of water, and totally calmed me down. Her ability to bring peace during chaos that morning was just part of her great professionalism and experience working in this industry. As she was in the process of doing my makeup, my bridesmaids and family kept walking by and complimenting how great I looked! Although my bridesmaids decided not to have their makeup done, they bombarded Laura with questions and asking for help after they saw how amazing my make up was. Laura was so very sweet & helpful to all of them. As if all of that wasn’t wonderful enough, Laura touched me up right after the ceremony & before my new husband and I went off to take our pictures. I truly cannot express the extreme professionalism & genuine talent this woman has! With all of the nice compliments a bride might hear at her wedding, for me it was my makeup! Not my dress, flowers, etc…it was always a compliment on my amazing makeup! LA di DA Makeup Artistry is by far the best, I highly recommend her and her team to every bride!
Sabrina L, Bride 2013
Laura was HIGHLY recommended to us by our wedding planner, Chrissy, with Quality Event Designs. I enjoyed looking at Laura’s website. I was impressed and EXCITED to meet her.I first met Laura at my Bridal make-up trial. I was really nervous at first, as I hadn’t ever had my make-up done professionally before. But, her sweet and fun personality quickly put me at ease. She offered to put on some music and began a casual conversation that allowed me to relax and enjoy being pampered. My fiancé was with me at the time and I appreciated how she included him in on our conversations. She took some time to look at a few bridal pictures to get an idea of what I thought I wanted and started to work her magic. When she was finished I was blown away! I felt like I was ready for a professional photo shoot! It was beautiful but I felt it was too dramatic, so she gladly modified some colors for me. And I LOVED IT! I had the joy of working with her again as she did my make-up for my boudoir photo shoot. We had a FUN, relaxing time getting ready for the shoot. In between these meetings we had discussions about my wedding day. Laura always communicated well and responded quickly to questions and concerns. During my wedding day her smile, comforting personality, sweet reminders to breathe, focus on the reason for today, and to relax were a blessing. I smile thinking about working with her. I am VERY happy I chose her “Ultimate Bride” package as it was WORTH it! Between the happy tears of our ceremony and pictures, she was there to beautifully touch up not only mine, but my mom’s make-up too. Laura is professional, confident, flexible, and a fun blessing to work with! I wish every Bride could have the joyful experience of working with her.