Amy Schumer's Wedding Hairstylist Shares Details of the Big Day: 'She Was So Relaxed'
Celebrity hairstylist Riawna Capri perfected Schumer's romantic bridal ponytail for her Malibu wedding
Amy Schumer shocked everyone when she revealed she secretly married chef Chris Fischer last Tuesday. And as she’s shared more photos from the day, even more details have emerged about her elegant Monique Lhuillier gown and wedding day look – and now her hairstylist is spilling details about the pretty, romantic ponytail the star sported for the occasion.
Celebrity hairstylist Riawna Capri, whose clients include Nina Dobrev, Kate Hudson and Julianne Hough, was the mastermind behind Schumer’s effortlessly lovely bridal hairstyle and shared with PEOPLE how the entire look came to be.
“She showed me a picture of [the wedding dress] on her and we discussed ideas based off of the dress,” Capri tells PEOPLE. “She originally wanted something low and off to the side, but as I was doing it, I’m like, ‘I think it looks better in the center,’ so it just looks more symmetrical. So I shifted it to the center.”
The final result was a low (and faux) ponytail woven with soft beachy waves to add texture and frame her face. “I love to style all my brides starting with freshly washed hair,” Capri says of her up-do process. “I know a lot of people like to do up-dos on dirty hair, but I want to make the hair dirty. So, give it to me clean, I’ll make it dirty!”
To get an effortless look, she blow dried the hair with a volumizing product. “Then I curled her hair all over with a 1-inch iron, raked it through with a wide-tooth comb and cascaded the curls back and twisted and pinned, twisted and pinned, twisted and pinned back so it gave the illusion of a ponytail even though it wasn’t an actual ponytail,” she explains. “It was a nice, dimensional textured updo, but not a full updo; it was still down, which was nice.”
Capri shared a photo of herself smiling lovingly at the bride alongside makeup artist Georgie Eisdell, who perfected Schumer’s polished beauty look, writing that she was honored that Schumer chose them to perfect her wedding day look: “To be asked to do someone’s hair for their wedding, is one of the greatest honors a hairstylist could be asked. ❤ Thank You @amyschumer for asking @georgieeisdell and I to be there on your special day,” she captioned the photo.
“Georgie and I probably go back like four or five years,” Capri says. “Of course [Schumer] has other people in between, but to have someone want you to be there for their special day, it really is probably the biggest compliment you can get.”
Capri says Schumer was “so relaxed and wasn’t picky at all” on her big day, which was exactly the mood her glam team wanted for her.
Leesa Evans, Schumer’s stylist, explained to PEOPLE that she, Capri and Eisdell wanted the bride to feel most like herself in the final look, which is why they opted for a laidback hairstyle and understated makeup look, complete with lots of lashes and a pale pink lip.
The traditional white wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier, of course, also reflected this laid-back yet gorgeous theme. The 36-year-old fell in love with the first dress she tried on just four days before she said “I do.”
“It felt effortless and comfortable and that’s really what she wanted,” Evans told PEOPLE. “She wanted it to be easy, she wanted to feel like herself and she wanted to have a great time and a great experience while wearing it. She wore flats, she didn’t need to wear a bunch of undergarments and it was just so easy and it felt right. So we both kind of looked at each other and giggled and said, ‘Well, let’s just go with it. Why try any more?’ and that’s what we did.”
For accessories, Evans revealed that she only wore one: her wedding ring. “Amy has traditionally never loved wearing jewelry and the ring that Chris gave her is really the first piece of jewelry she will have worn for years and years,” Evans said. “And so it was so sweet that the first piece of jewelry she’s worn in so long is so special and beautiful.”
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The beautiful look set the tone for the rest of the 36-year-old’s wedding to Fisher, where celebrity guests like Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jake Gyllenhaal were in attendance. “It was beautiful. It was very sudden, but it was, I was sobbing the whole [time],” Lawrence said about the ceremony. “His vows were stunning. It’s when two people really love each other and they really mean it, it shows, and it was a beautiful ceremony and an amazing time. I couldn’t be happier for them.”
After the couple said their vows, Schumer changed into a dress she could dance in during the reception, which was a simple cream slip dress by The Row.
The party included so much dancing that Lawrence even suffered a minor wardrobe malfunction as a result. “Notice my shirt was accidentally undone the whole time,” Lawrence said. “In every wedding photo, all of my buttons were undone. It looks like I was like, ‘Oh, you thought this was going to be about you?’,” the actress joked.
- with reporting by Jackie Fields