The Perfect Bridal Glow, Barely There Makeup Look

The Perfect Bridal Glow, Barely There Makeup Look

As you’ve no doubt heard me mention before, I love working with the wonderful Lynnette aka The Wedding Hair Pro AKA my work wife.

So for this blog I thought I’d share a Wedding from both Lynnette and my own point of view.

First up, my side of the story.

I must start by simply saying, MEGAN: What a babe and what a gorgeous baby!

An Early Start.

We often start early, but this day was super early. I arrived at first light (5.50am) to be precise, the very beginning of the most beautiful sunny day.

Bridal prep was at Megan’s parents’ house, a converted pub on the outskirts of Debenham:  literally in the middle of nowhere.

A busy morning ahead with Megan, 4 bridesmaids and Mum Nicola to get ready for a midday wedding at All Saints Church, Thorndon, and two babies to adore.

Sometimes when brides come for their trial they unsure about the look they want. Mostly with some inspirational pictures and chatting about the makeup you usually wear It all falls into place. Megan opted for a second trial to tweak things so she could be completely comfortable on her wedding day.

This highlights the importance of a trial especially if:

 You’re not sure what you want for you wedding makeup.

  You don’t wear make-up every day.

Megan’s makeup was kept quite simple, contouring the eye socket with nudes from visart and a pop of glitter in the lid courtesy of Urban Decay space cowboy.

(I love this such a simple product that packs a punch) to brighten the lid and make it sparkle less being more here. Lashes with simply mascara as they were perfect without any enhancement.

Sheer glow foundation by NARS (sadly being discontinued so get in quick, I’m still crying inside over this loss) which brightens the skin without the shimmer of other foundations, and NARS concealer (always in my kit) to lighten and brighten the eye area.

I absolutely love these blush drops from drunk elephant. They give a rosy highlighted wash to the cheeks and also have omega acids so it’s a treatment as well.

For lips we decided that amorous by MAC applied by finger tip to give a hint of colour rather than a full application.

This makeup together leaves a perfect bridal glow, barely there makeup look. Leaving Megan feeling perfectly made up.

Lynnette as always produced  the perfect hair to match.  I love watching her work, it’s like a masterpiece and her attention to details is by far one of the best in the business. She won’t let anyone leave until every hair pin is placed exactly where it should be.

Megan’s wedding dress was stunning, a perfectly fitted gown by Suzanne Neville purchased from House Of Snow in Bury St Edmunds. Such a beautiful shop with excellent service.

Photographer Amanda Curd who I’ve worked with on a few weddings documented the day perfectly, capturing all the love and emotions of the day. So many beautiful pictures to choose from I found it difficult to select the ones for the blog.

Flowers provided by Blooming Brilliance stunning blush pinks, white and green foliage made up the hand tied  bouquets

Then the wedding party headed  off to Bruisyard Hall, I love this venue and have been privileged enough to be a recommend supplier for the last 10 years. This beautiful country house set on 700 acres, the Tudor house contains a priests hole and used to be a nunnery a very long time ago.

Megan’s nerves built up throughout the morning.  I always tell my brides nerves are a good thing it means your excited to get married and can’t wait to get there and want it to all be perfect.

I like to think not only do I bring the calmness to a wedding, I also being the laughter, which is a great distraction from the nerves, so when you’re in my makeup chair I’ll be making sure you’re ok and helping you smile throughout.

Your wedding morning should be fun! You’re getting married!

Smiling helps the soul shine and the bride glow.

As I mentioned earlier, I love working with Lynnette. So, here’s her take on the day.

The Hair Trial

I met Megan for her hair trial 1 month before her wedding. This was perfect as her hair was going to be pretty much the same being so close to the wedding day

I ask my brides to come to the trial with hair ideas along with a picture of ‘The Dress’. We discuss the style of the wedding to, this really help get the perfect style for your day, making sure it all works seamlessly together

Megan had the most beautiful blonde thick hair with a soft wave

Her ideal style was a sleek smooth bun, but this style evolved into a beautiful textured bun with her hair softly framing the face which Megan was a lot more comfortable with as the sleek bun just looked way to formal. It sounds crazy but your hair needs to suit your personality, you want to still look like you, just the best version!

With the trial completed and having taken step-by-step photos of the styling process I then worked out the timings for the morning and sent them over to my ‘work wife’ Victoria Bradfield who was the make-up artist for Megan’s wedding. This ensures our timings work together, helping create a stress free morning

The Wedding Day

I have to say, I spend a lot of my life driving up and down the infamous A12 with the fantastic ongoing roadworks and speed restrictions, but with an early start of 5am on a September weekend it’s almost a joy! Pink skies, no-one on the road, with the last half an hour driving through the most beautiful scenic countryside with the abundance of wildlife including a stoat, deer, rabbits and pigeons, all luckily alive, enjoying the dewy morning, the sat nav got me to Megan’s parents little village for my 6.15am start

Victoria Bradfield was already there! And I thought my start was early! We had a fabulous spread of amazing pastries from the local bakery laid out and a much needed coffee too, this is always much appreciated when I’ve had such an early start!

With my audience being 2 lovely little babies I set up on the huge dining table styling 2 bridesmaids, then Mother of the Bride and then I styled Megan, firstly prepping her hair with setting spray, backcombing the root with A.S.P. Mode Wonder Dust heated rollers on the top of her head and then curling the rest of her hair with my H2D styling wand to create texture and volume. I was then ready to style. Using my notes and step-by-step photos, styling in small sections (like a jigsaw puzzle!) This ensures the hair is not going to fall down, as it is pinned securely in the sections.

 

 

Finished with Morocconoil curl creme, luminous hairspray and glimmer shine I then added Megan’s hair accessory

I styled the final 2 bridesmaids with half up half down hairstyles.

 Megan got into her Suzanne Neville dress from House of Snow and I added her veil as her finishing touch

Myself and Victoria patted ourselves on the back for a wedding morning well done and said our goodbyes, Megan left for her church wedding, then her reception that was to be held at Bruisyard Hall, where myself and Victoria are both recommended suppliers

We heading off for a well deserved slap up lunch at Retreat East which was delicious!

Another fabulous wedding completed!

 

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Eye nudes from visart

A pop of glitter in the lid courtesy of Urban Decay space cowboy 

Sheer glow foundation by NARS (sadly being discontinued so get in quick, I’m still crying inside over this loss) which brightens the skin without the shimmer of other foundations, and NARS concealer (always in my kit) to lighten and brighten the eye area.

I absolutely love these blush drops from drunk elephant they give a rosy highlighted wash to the cheeks and also have omega acids so it’s a treatment as well.  https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/drunk-elephant-o-bloos-rosi-drops-30ml/13310313.html

For lips we decided that amorous by MAC applied by finger tip to give a hint of colour rather than a full application.