For brides looking to achieve a timeless wedding look, look no further than Hopcraft Collective. Based in Vermont (and Florida!) Amanda is a talented hair and makeup artist specializing in elevated and classic wedding makeup looks.
With years of experience in the beauty industry, Amanda and her talented team are masters of enhancing natural beauty and creating looks that last through the night. Keep reading to learn more about Amanda and her beautiful work!
How did you get into the wedding industry?
As a budding new makeup artist, a very trusting friend asked me to do her makeup for her wedding 19 (almost 20!) years ago. One friend turned into another, and the rest is history as they say.
How would you describe your style?
Refined, clean and classic. I believe in doing simple things well.
What inspires your work?
I love following new trends and learning new techniques- yet at the same time, I am a lover of all things classic and timeless. I find myself constantly inspired to adapt what’s fashionable now into something that is wearable and timeless. I love to follow women in other parts of the world to see what they are wearing and how they style themselves. I also love to flip through vintage fashion magazines.
Any tips for couples choosing or working with a wedding professional like yourself?
When choosing a hair and/or makeup artist to work with, vibes matter! What we do goes well beyond just pretty hair and makeup and quite literally sets the tone for the day. Make sure your personality is a good fit with your artist because you’ll be spending a good chunk of your morning with them.
What’s your favorite moment during a wedding?
I love the moments right before and right after the ceremony. Both moments are equally the best, all of the nerves and excitement leading up to walking down the aisle and then the amazing “post-ceremony high” is so fun to witness.
What’s your favorite thing to do in VT?
Where do I start? I just love to eat and drink my way around the state! I’m a huge fan of Dedalus, The 126, Hill Farmstead, Hen of The Wood…the list goes on. Oh and Palmer’s creemees!
If you weren’t a wedding professional what would you do?
A therapist was always my backup career goal, and realistically, it’s still what I do every day!
What’s a fun fact about yourself?
Im lucky to call both Florida and Vermont home. During grad school I was a licensed tour guide for The City of St. Augustine, Florida and 15 years later, I still hold a valid tour operators license.