Meet Katie-Laine Thornton: Beauty + Makeup Artist for Your Nashville Wedding

Photos by Once Like a Spark + Jenna Hendeson

Having your hair and makeup professionally done for your wedding is a must in my book! It’s one of the most important days of your life and you’ll be looking at your photos for years to come – you want to look your absolute best (but still like you of course!). And this is where hair and makeup artist Katie-Laine Thornton can help you! She is a Nashville area based makeup artist who can help you in the beauty department. With a specialty in natural beauty and all-natural and organic beauty products, Kaite-Laine will also be sure you look camera ready for each and every photo that is snapped on your big day! As you can see from these beautiful photos, the results are amazing! She even did my makeup for the Nashville Bride Guide Launch Party and I was so incredibly pleased with the results – it was exactly what I was looking for! Read more about Katie-Laine‘s story and how she can help you with your wedding makekup for your Nashville wedding!

Photo by The Ulmers


Tell us about Katie-Laine Thornton Makeup + how long you’ve been in business.

Katie-Laine: I have been a makeup artist for the past 14 years, working with multiple brands and in multiple genres. My work has been published in numerous magazines such as People Country, Nashville Lifestyles, Murfreesboro Magazine, and others. I offer high-end makeup and hair services for Nashville and the surrounding area. I also partner with other amazing industry professionals that specialize in hair and makeup plus the things I don’t do – like facials, waxing, nails, and massage. I customize the perfect beauty look and team (if needed) for each bride I work with.

How did you get started in weddings?

Katie-Laine: While working for MAC Cosmetics, I was fortunate to work with a lot of brides. I absolutely loved helping a bride find the perfect look for them so they could feel confident and empowered for their day. Weddings are my absolute favorite – I love the energy while everyone is getting ready and spending time together. I’ve actually lost count of how many weddings I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of but it’s well over 500 brides!

What’s the philosophy behind your company?

Katie-Laine: I love helping women feel beautiful, confident and empowered in a way that feels totally authentic for them.

First two photos by And How! Imgaging, Last photo by Wild Cotton

What are your strengths compared to other makeup artists?

Katie-Laine: I am extremely knowledgeable and experienced in both the beauty industry and the wedding industry. I am an expert (and educator) in makeup for photography. I am passionate about clean, gorgeous beauty and healthy skin.

What attracts brides to your business (+ describe that bride!)?

Katie-Laine: My beauty services are for the bride that wants too look natural and glamorous with a luxury feel. Brides love that I have so much experience in the wedding industry and that I also am an expert in makeup for photography.

What is the most innovative new trends in wedding makeup?

Katie-Laine: Not only am I an expert in makeup for photography but I’m also an expert in ingredients and non-toxic beauty. I offer non-toxic, eco-friendly makeup and hair options. I also teach lessons and classes on the topic to help people clean up and transition their daily beauty routines.

Photo by And How! Imgaging

Photo by High Gravity Photography

Photo by Alison Bynum

Katie-Laine, thank you so much for sharing more about your amazing makeup services for Nashville brides! You can check out more of Kaite-Laine Thornton’s work on her website here and also on her Instagram page here!



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