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The Landmark Wedding Fair 2018

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It’s not very often I exhibit at a wedding fair. In fact, other than Landmark I’ve only ever exhibited twice. After so many years in retail I find them MEGA awkward having to just sort of stand there, showcasing my wares and hope someone wants to talk to me about my work. So this year I vowed that that things …

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How to prepare for your Wedding Hair and Make Up Trial

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Originally published on Babb Photo. Congratulations, you’ve found your wedding makeup artist and hair stylist! The hard bit has been accomplished! I’m here to guide you through the next bit, how to prepare for your wedding make up and hair trial in 5 steps.     Decide when you want it to be Most hair and make up artists will …

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Sophie- Queen Titania Inspired floral boho chignon, soft makeup

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Sophie wanted a wedding hair and make up look that was a little ‘Titania’ from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ but wanted to look modern and sophisticated at the same time to match her Charlie Brear gown. Being a pregnant Bride, she wanted to feel comfortable but not too Mumsy.     We played with some braids and a heavier smokey …

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Jo- Subtle smokey eyes, plaits and blow dries

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My beautiful, amazingly nerdy, writer, Jo contacted me about her black tie wedding as she loved my natural make up and hair style. Jo and I Skype called last year after a recommendation from her amazing wedding planner Yana of Peach Perfect Weddings. We instantly hit it off, discussing respective cultures and traditions, literature and weather- she lives in Texas!   …

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Hello! Magazine : X Factor stars Lucie Jones and Ethan Boroian marry

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  The X Factor star Lucie Jones has married fellow contender Ethan Boroian in a beautiful ceremony exclusively covered by Hello! magazine. Dressed in an ivory tulle gown by Charlotte Balbier, West End star Lucie and Ethan – who first met when they both auditioned for the show in 2009 – exchanged vows in South Wales, making it the first official X Factor wedding.   This wedding …

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An Eclectic, Fine Art Jew-ish Wedding Shoot at Fulham Palace

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I always wanted this fine art inspirational wedding shoot to mean something, to be something special. It’s a 10-months-in-the-making-homage to every couple that has ever hired me, and every Jewish bride who wants something truly stunning and fine-art inspired to draw ideas from, for the most beautiful day of their lives.     I decided to hand pick a team of …

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The Oyster Shed Wedding Fair

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  A few weeks ago via Natalie J Weddings I was invited to attend and exhibit at The Oyster Shed‘s very first wedding fair. Held at their bar/ restaurant on the river close to Monument and Cannon Street it promised to be a new and exciting evening where a small amount of wedding professionals could get together to show off their …

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Kat- Natural skin, cat flicks and bright pink lipstick

Boho, Brides, City

Kat and I met on a VERY chilly January morning at Carluccios in the city. We talked about her past experiences with make up and hair styling- she wasn’t particularly enthralled with either of the previous given looks, and wanted a Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist that would help her reflect her personality, from both before and during motherhood. …

Kate- Subtle gold eyes, bright red lip and flawless skin

Brides, Country, Vintage

  Kylie was the calm, down-to-earth, fabulously talented professional you want and need on the morning of your wedding! Right from the start, she was fantastic – reassuring, encouraging and she really does her research…creating a mood board so that you just know everything is going to be wonderful. Not only that, she worked her magic on my Mum (who …

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English Ruins Bridal Style- The Wedding Sparrow

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  While we are completely in love with all things refined and with that minimalistic flair, we also fully appreciate the wilder side of things. Today’s beautiful styled bridal feature boasts an abundance of natural textures, wildly composed florals, and super pretty texturized Karen Willis Holmes gowns. We’re fawning over the fine art pretty by Kylee Yee,  and Hair and Make Up Artist Kylie …

Helen- Ethereal skin, natural lips and a twisted up do

Brides, City

  Hi lovely, I just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you for Saturday. You did an absolutely amazing job with us all, and we had lots and lots of comments on how beautiful everyone was  You were such a welcome calming influence while we were getting ready – I had a brilliant time. I hope you had a good drive …

A Vintage inspired Orleans House Bride wearing Candy Anthony

Sophie- Victory roll inspired hair and natural makeup

Brides, City, Vintage

  Kylie, Thanks for doing such an incredible job on my hair and make-up yesterday. I felt a million dollars: super confident, glam and vintage but also natural, daytime and very recognisably myself: not an easy thing to achieve!! Both hair & make-up stayed perfect all day and I couldn’t be happier with how it looked. Your presence in the morning …

Natural make up and waved hair for a Halfpenny London Bride.

Rachel- Tousled waves, glitter flicks and plaits

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Rachel got in touch with me via a recommendation from her wonderful photographer Kat Hill. We chatted over Skype about her gorgeous Halfpenny wedding dress which was being handmade in London and the idea of tousled waves and GLITTER. This was music to my ears.     There’s always room for little ones! I calmed down Rachel’s nieces fly aways …

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Bronzed Summer Skin Step by Step- Perfect for darker skins!

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Congratulations! You got a tan this year! This tutorial is all about how to make the most of the sun kissed glow you’ve gained this August and is particularly fabulous if you’re of a darker complexion, like our gorgeous model, Amy and or are planning a destination wedding. Massive shout outs to Lisa Jane Photography for the lush imagery and Irene Piera …

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Connie- Subtle eyeliner, fresh skin engagement makeup

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You may recognise Connie from my Brides page. Connie asked me to do a lovely hydrating and concealing base for their very early morning engagement shoot at The Barbican so she could feel confident in front of the camera. She also wanted to road test some professional eye liner and fresh lipstick. Zero hesitation on my part, how simple, low …

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Connie- Vintage inspired flicks and red lips

Brides, City, Vintage

Connie and I met in the city for a lovely cold prosecco and Pret leftovers! We spoke about all things wedding and talked about the epic continent hopping honeymoon Connie and her beau had planned. I loved that Connie talked very enthusiastically about having a bold matte red lip and false lashes- my kinda Bride!     To echo the …

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Brides- Luxe Cafe Royal wedding inspiration

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    Photography: Catherine Gratwicke Make Up and Facial Male Grooming: Kylie McMichael using Bobbi Brown Make Up and Grooming Assistant: Raine Telles Photographic Assistant: James Deacon Creative Director: Elizabeth Edwards at Conde Nast Lifestyle and Fashion Stylist: Lucinda Turner at Conde Nast Lifestyle Assistant: Jessie Roseblade at Conde Nast Hair Styling: Imran Chowdray   Photographed on location at Hotel …

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Louise- Vintage inspired hair and illuminating make up

Brides, City, Vintage

Louise got married last Winter to her beau at The Town Hall Hotel in East London. Pre wedding we met in town and chatted about her love for mixing a glamorous vintage wedding make up look with modern elegance.     We experimented during her trial with a modern deconstructed marcel wave and a full on 1920’s headpiece. Louise decided …

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Classic Sophisticated Blue Inspiration- Grey Likes Weddings

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    We’re so excited to be sharing this London-based styled shoot from JULIE MICHAELSEN PHOTOGRAPHY with you all today! Led by planners GLIMMER & THREADS, the team worked from a color + texture scheme of marble, matte gold, and navy blue with velvet accents. We’re totally taken with JAY ARCHER FLORAL DESIGN’s gorgeous overflowing flowers — they’re dark, romantic and graphic. The historic ICA provides the most elegant of …

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Dani- Natural pinks and golds, simple hair chignon

Boho, Brides, Church, City

My beautiful South American soul, Dani. Dani got in contact with me via a lovely recommendation from Cecilia Di Vita at Heart Aflutter Bridal which is where she got her gorgeous dress from! We met over beers at The Archduke in Waterloo to discuss what she wanted from me for her day. Like most of my clients, Dani never wore …

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Kirsty- Delicate Edwardian inspired make up and hair

Brides, City

Kirsty wanted super glowy, clear skin and delicate eye make up to go with her beautiful Charlie Brear gown. During her wedding hair and make up trial we had a play with Edwardian style half up half down, and a low Edwardian style bun. Kirsty decided she didn’t want that at all and we ended up completing the look with …

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Ballet Inspired Bridal Looks For Your Big Day- Rock My Wedding

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Ballet inspired bridal looks ALWAYS get team RMW excited, we love the soft colours, the tulle, the ribbon and the elegance and strength embodied by the dancers themselves. This shoot is even more striking because it embraces the black swan too, using smouldering make up looks from Kylie McMichael and the prettiest dresses in inky shades from Shanna Melville and Olwen Bourke. The story of …

Abi- Twisted curly up do and neutral eye tones

Brides, Church, City, Vintage

  Abigail got in touch looking for a Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist that wasn’t too stuffy but that was going to help transform her usual day look into something completely glam to match her Jenny Packham dress and headpiece.     After a trial run of a red lip and loose set marcel waves to emphasis her gorgeous …

Grace- Smokey eyeliner engagement make up and blow dry

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Grace contacted me after their engagement shoot photographer Marianne Chua recommended me. Which was rather lovely of her! We met in London to discuss what Grace needed from me. She wanted to keep her bob shiny, healthy and voluminous and we made the most of that gorgeous healthy complexion she has! We enhanced her eyes with some liner and false lashes keeping …

Leia- Natural make up and hair for zombie engagement

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Leia and Torsten got in touch me via Marianne Chua after seeing this halloween inspired shoot by myself and Ellie Gillard. Leia loved the idea of a shoot to celebrate their engagement and Torsten thought it would be fun to incorporate one of their favourite TV shows, The Walking Dead into the mix!     Post flight over to the UK …

Haniah- Gold smokey eye and subtle Sixties waves

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Oh, Haniah. My gorgeous, gorgeous Haniah. Where do I start? Our meeting was the 5th floor of Harvey Nicks and a little hasty! I also had to wrap my head around 4 days of wedding shooting; two mixed faith ceremonies, one western party and one single faith get together ( not pictured for religious reasons but you can find the …

Heather- Warm antique gold eyes and twisted boho chignon

Boho, Brides, City

When your mutual wedding photographer calls you ‘a legend’ to her clients, it’s always a delight when they get in touch! Heather dropped me an email via our mutual photographer Laura of LM Weddings, wanting a modern, bronzed and edgy do for her day. We met in Covent Garden for fizz as she discussed what she and didn’t want. Previous times …

Laura- Soft eyeliner and Mother of the Bride make up

Brides, City

  Laura and her beau got married during Gay Pride! It absolutely chucked it down but they managed to get outside for some glorious photos with the party goers. So much love! I was entrusted with natural enhancing make up for her and her beautiful Mumma.     Laura was after a peachy complexion to compliment her freckles. Something simple and …

Emma- Waterproof up do and bronzed pool-proof makeup

Boho, Brides, City

I absolutely LOVED this family. I generally love all ladies I get to work with and their loved ones, but these guys? They were special. When Emma first sent me her emails, I imagined a quintessential English Rose. What I got was the funkiest  Asian fusion chicka with a name that came from her Mother’s love of English literature. This …

I got married too!- Red lips, bronzed skin and a curly crop

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  One of the reasons I haven’t been around lately is because I went and got married myself! Here is a little taster, courtesy of that Laura McCluskey, again 😉   “In the run up to the wedding, we got asked a lot if we had a ‘theme’. We didn’t in truth – we’re not very colour coordinated people, nor …