Our Story

Who are the ladies Behind the Veil? Where did we get our start? Seven years in the making, we are so excited to share our story with you! The concept of our company came about after seeing a huge need in the area for onsite bridal services! There are so many local salons that offer wedding day hair and makeup, but how amazing is it to be able to wake up on your big day, in your robe, with all your girls (and maybe even a bottle of bubbly) and have your own personal team of artists arrive to pamper and create gorgeous looks for you and all of your best friends and family!

Let’s back up a bit. Founded by long time friends Angela Papa and Maria Sung, we met while both working for beauty companies in Annapolis ~ Angela was the resident makeup artist for Lancome Cosmetics and Maria was working as a lead stylist for a high-end hair salon. We quickly became good friends and decided to collaborate on a few weddings together starting all the way back in 2007. After a few years of teaming up and realizing that, with our shared talents, we were an amazing duo, we decided to make our vision a reality and in 2010 Behind the Veil, LLC was officially created.

We were so giddy and excited that we were finally making it happen! Business cards were made, a website was launched (Angela quickly realized that she was a much better makeup artist than website designer!) and we started spreading our news to local wedding pros and brides! After our first few weddings were booked, we realized that we had created something truly amazing!

Angela Papa + Maria Sung | Onsite Makeup + Hair

Angela and Maria getting a bride ready for her big day!

Working alongside and developing relationships with many of the area’s top wedding professionals, others took notice and our business started building a positive reputation within the wedding community. After just a few short months, we received our first of many bridal awards recognizing our high level of talent and service. Soon after, we were blown away by the huge response of excited brides seeking our expertise! As our company grew, we started searching for other talented artists and hand-picked a few with years of experience and impressive backgrounds to join our team.

Fast forward to today, we have grown into an amazing team of 25 artists, worked with hundreds of brides, received countless awards for our passion and dedication, have been featured in local and national publications, and have had the honor of experiencing so many incredible moments working with each of our brides as they have prepared for their special day. How amazing it is to be able to turn your passion into a fulfilling life-long career, work with your best friends, create gorgeous hair and makeup, and see a bride’s beaming smile as you help her get ready for her wedding day! We get to do what we love and are so blessed! Thank you to all of our brides, friends, family and fellow wedding pros for your continued love and support!

Thank you so much for checking out our website! We’ve highlighted our team of artists, awards and features, and lots of photos from many of our breathtaking brides! Follow Us to see all of our exciting collaborations, projects, inspiration, and behind the scenes snapshots from our weddings and styled shoots! We are so excited for all of the amazing opportunities we’ve been so lucky to have and the endless possibilities that lie ahead! We could never have imagined where Behind the Veil, LLC would be today and are beyond excited to continue our journey!


Angela & Maria