Gem got in touch with me via previous weddings I had done on Rock My Wedding. She loved natural hair and make up with boho hair and wanted that for her day. We discussed her awesome plans over fizz in Hammersmith. She talked about getting married in the town of Brading where she grew up and why the church and whole day would mean a lot to her family history.
Gem wanted to treat her lovely Mum, Pam to a mature, elegant make up and a volumising modern blow dry. Pam would be walking Gem down the aisle so she wanted to ensure she looked and felt as special as possible.
Hair set into rollers is the perfect way to inject body and volume into fine locks. Gem, like many of my brides, and indeed myself has very fine hair, we wanted it to look as full of life as possible. Babyliss rollers, a Yogi wand and Mark Hill and L’Oreal styling sprays ensured it looked rockin’!
Delicate braid plaits framed Gem’s face beautifully and were then adorned with fresh flowers.
For Gem’s make up we made the most of her beautiful complexion, covering any lingering blemishes, puffiness and redness and adding bronzer and liquid highlighter for a super healthy glow. We complimented her eyes with cluster lashes, and shimmery earth tones to echo the vintage vibes and landscapes of the area.
That is one proud Mumma if ever you saw one, right? Beautiful Pam looking resplendent for her baby. We spent some time ensuring Pam’s fascinator was perfectly situated on her head as we weren’t keen on showing the headband. It worked beautifully with her outfit so with some spray and subtle hair situation we were good to go!
My usual position right before the Bride heads off. Ensuring the veil is on properly and securely means my 5ft2 self is on a good sturdy chair in front of a mirror!
A beautiful detail shot courtesy of On Love and Photography.
I usually only include two FAVE shots, but these I felt captured the mood, landscape and couple PERFECTLY.
Make up and Hair Styling for Bride and Mother of the Bride: Kylie McMichael
Photography: On Love and Photography
Wedding Dress: Sally Lacock