A week ago I got to work on the lovely Emily for her big day at Thornton Manor, she was getting married in the very beautiful main house so getting her ready in my favourite bridal prep space, the Lady Lever Suite. I love this space simply because of the natural light that comes flooding from all the windows and that it is so elegant in decoration with the large windows looking out across the vast, lush grounds of the estate.
Emily wanted a simple, timeless and elegant look for her big day to compliment her Augusta Jones Bridal gown, which was so classy, a form fitting lace dress with off the shoulder detailing.
She had 3 bridesmaids each wearing a cornflower blue gowns and the colours picked up in the floral arrangements in both brides and bridesmaids bouquets. Flowers by Qube.
For her bridesmaids looks they wanted something natural but glowing one bridesmaid, had beautiful freckles and loved her skin and wanted me to make sure they still showed through the makeup, so for her I just spot concealed and just a very light buffed in layer of Airbase foundation to take away any redness but for the skin to still shine through. Her other bridesmaids were more keen for me to give them a fuller coverage with the foundation however this was still achieved and looked natural and glowing, I achieve this with the highlight that I use, I tend to mix my Charlotte Tilbury with a lesser known brand called Peggy Sage Code. So the bridesmaids eyes I used a bronzed brown tone from Charlotte Tilbury palette and finished with a slick of Love Honour and be True lipstick in “I do”
Emily at trial was keen to try more blush pink tones in her eye makeup and for this I used Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, her lashes were done by me a day before the wedding and theses were cashmere lashes with a few fans on the outer corners for a more fluttery effect. Her base was also Airbase Makeup, it really is the only product for brides as it is waterproof and heatproof so it literally lasts all day without the need for constant touch-ups.
Her whole look really does epitomise my style in bridal and that is to keep it elegant, classical and timeless, as after-all those photos will last a lifetime and it will be nice to look back and not see something so stylised from the era of the day.
Also Emily had a real look of Michelle Pfiffer, don’t you agree?
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