I really am not quite sure what has come over me… but I literally feel like sharing the New Year sparkle all the way through this month… It must have been the fireworks and sparkling, bubbly booze that I had perhaps still in my system ;o)
I loved celebrating with family over Christmas, birthdays and New Year in the past couple of months… and it has made me realise how important festivities are… including weddings!!!
OMG… are you a bride-to-be this year???
If so… keep checking back at my site – I have some surprises in store… more inspiration, more tips and a brand new bridal package.
But more of that as and when it happens – probably next month!!!
I just wanted to return to the subject of ‘sparkle’… and how it is so important to have that on your wedding day – that added touch of something special… yes, it is my job to bring out the natural beauty and added sparkle of the bride with hair and make-up… but here are a few tips to ensure you keep that inner sparkle well and truly lit so it shines through your wedding photo:
- Have a trial for your hair and makeup and be 100% certain about your dress – so you feel and look your best.
- Try some relaxation and exercises on the lead up to your big day so you are as stress free as possible – more stress equals less sparkle and that just is a no-go on your special day.
- Even if you have been in a longterm relationship and live with your partner – have a night away from each other without speaking or even texting before the wedding – you will be so eager to see your loved one, you will be smiling from ear to ear – and smiles always means sparkle.
- Try to avoid a heavy night of drinking the night before your wedding even if you like the traditional of a stag and hen… be as fresh as you can for the ceremony.
Both bride and groom are sparkling on their special day…
Getting married in the summer months is a popular choice for people in the UK… there is more likelihood that the sun will shine, and that people will be able to take time off for the wedding, as well as amazing options for outdoor ceremonies, including the beach in Whitstable, which is a stone throw from my salon, Pinkies.
But… yes, there is always a BUT! You must be prepared when it comes to your make-up, and I have given my tips on Your Kent Wedding website, Click here to read the article:
I have been asked a few times, why I chose the make-up I did at the Pro Hair Live London – so I thought, I’d share a little bit about each look and this may help brides-to-be choosing their overall make-up and hair for their wedding.
I focused on bringing out Kate’s natural features with berry lipstick and soft tones. The eyes are accentuated with false lashes and a subtle smokiness – all in-keeping with the classic theme.
I applied my signature Marilyn Monroe make-up look on Katie, which is hugely popular with modern brides opting for a fusion of retro and contemporary beauty choices. The cheeks are highlighted, as the lips are strong with the iconic Hollywood choice of red. I chose a pinky-red to suit Katie’s fair complexion and to add a modern twist to the vintage vibe, and added the defined black liner flick and kept the complexion glowing and pretty.
I created a very pretty, neutral look on Bekah, with a flawless complexion and the subtle bronze and metallic shadows pick up on the shades of her hair, and the shimmer of the satin dress.
I kept the make-up so simple on this look, because the hair is such a statement the contrast is needed to balance out the detail. The model also has large features, so these stand out without much definition. The main make-up here is the placement of blusher and shimmer; this runs up the cheekbone in the same line towards the sleek sides of the hair, adding even more height and striking elegance to this avant-garde bridal hairstyle, which was a part of the brief.
Hair: http://www.vickilordbridalhair.co.uk. All models wore dress designs and accessories by Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture (http://www.kateedmondsonbridal.co.uk), Hair was created with Balmain extensions (http://www.balmainhair.com and Batiste Dry Shampoo (http://www.BatisteHair.co.uk). I did the make-up ;o) (http://www.kelliwaldock.co.uk), and photographs were taken by Natalie McCarthy (http://nataliemccarthy.photography).