Krishna and I have known each other since I was 11 and she was 12. We met through one of my oldest friends at school, so when she asked me to help her with her wedding make up for both her Indian ceremony and her Western ceremony I jumped at the chance via cocktails at Charlotte’s W5!
We discussed Krishna’s love of old school Indian wedding inspiration, drawing ideas from her parents’ own wedding, her favourite Bollywood films and music heroes. She wanted something impactful and culturally meaningful without being heavy or suffocating.
Krishna was enthusiastic about incorporating a vibrant gold smoky eye with glowing fresh ‘ no make up ‘ skin. Although she wanted a nod to Indian wedding makeup tradition she didn’t want her face to feel overwhelmed with ‘stuff’. I used a light layer of Bobbi Brown’s Honey Foundation stick as well as luminizers, blushers and bronzers by Nars, Fashion Fair, Cover Fx and LA Colour. All perfect for various skin tones.
Krishna’s wedding jewellery was EPIC. It took 40 minutes for her to completely dress, head to toe in vintage family heirloom Sari, Tikka, Jhumar, and bangles. She was dripping in traditional gold!
And henna of course…
Another of Krishna’s childhood friends is Mandy, she’s a hair dresser and gave Krishna her 60’s inspired hair do.
A red lip perfectly set things off. Krishna loves a red lip and usually teams it with pared down eyes. As her skin was kept simple and glowing we knew she could pull off a red lip with that incredible eye make up design.
Krishna and her husband James hired Chaudhry’s Tiara, a Pakistani bus available for hire in Southall! How amazing!? I christened it the Bhangra bus due to the incredible music pounding from the speakers. We all had a good dance inside before they set off!
These images courtesy of Lee Garland I just could not resist. How much gorgeous, sumptuous COLOUR is there in this wedding?!
Make Up for the Bride: Kylie McMichael
Wedding Venue: Harrow Cricket Club
Wedding Transport: Chaudhry’s Tiara TKC