Last month I travelled over to Penrith in the Lake District to makeup the beautiful Annabel and her bridal party for the wedding the following day. Blencowe Hall was an amazing setting to get Annabel, her seven lovely bridesmaids, mother of the bride and mother of the groom ready. Due to the amount of lovely faces I had to do, we made a really early start time of 6am and I managed to get all the girls ready for the 11:30am wedding!
I did Annabel's makeup for her hen party and she liked the eye shadow we used so we tried it again on the trial and it was perfect! At the trial she tried a rose coloured lipstick and was happy with it, but on the day decided on a last minute red lip! Annabel said that she was so used to wearing a bright colour, it didn't feel right on her to choose a typical bridal lipstick. The Chanel lipstick she wore looked amazing on her.
For the bevy of beautiful bridesmaids, Annabel decided she wanted them to have a look similar to hers but different colours while still remaining natural and pretty. Some choose to have lashes and some didn't, and each choose a lighter or fuller coverage base to suit their individual skin types and preferences, however they are all worn the same bronzey eye and a perfect nude pink lip. The shade is a staple in my kit Charlotte Tillbury's Bitch Perfect. This looked amazing with their navy dresses.
Images taken by and kindly shared by Barbara Lowe Photography
In March I had the pleasure of being a Bridesmaid for my two best friends Rachelle and Peter. My husband was an Usher and we were both so excited and honoured to be part of their wedding day.
Naturally I wanted to do Rachelle's bridal makeup. It is a pleasure to do any bride's makeup, but its super special when you can do it for your friend, and I was so chuffed when she asked me to.
Knowing Rachelle like I do, it was an unspoken understanding of what she wanted on the day. We shared a Pinterest board, but I already planned what products to use on her before the trial and even knew the perfect lipstick shade. Throughout the years I've known Rachelle she has always worn a red lip so that had to be the only choice! Nars Rita suited her perfectly, completed with a classic smokey eye. A strong look that Rachelle can pull off with ease due to her naturally tanned skin and dark hair.
Rachelle and Peter were married at St Cuthberts Church in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, followed by the reception at Whinstone View Barn. The wedding couldn't of been more perfect. A fantastic day was had by all!
I hope you enjoy the pictures below that were beautifully taken and kindly shared by Sarah Jane Ethan
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