colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey

Krishna- Sixties Bollywood smokey eye and natural skin for an Anglo Indian wedding

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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!

 

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair inspiration west london surrey

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair inspiration west london surrey

 

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.

 

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair inspiration west london surrey

 

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.

 

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair inspiration west london surrey

indian wedding 1960s make up and hair inspiration west london surrey

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey

indian wedding 1960s make up and hair inspiration west london surrey

indian wedding 1960s make up and hair inspiration west london surrey

 

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!

 

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey

 

And henna of course…

 

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey

 

Another of Krishna’s childhood friends is Mandy, she’s a hair dresser and gave Krishna her 60’s inspired hair do.

 

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey

 

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.

 

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey chaudhrys punjabi pakistani bus

 

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!

 

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey chaudhrys punjabi pakistani bus

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey punjabi chaudhrys bus

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey punjabi chaudhrys tiara pakistani bus

 

These images courtesy of Lee Garland I just could not resist. How much gorgeous, sumptuous COLOUR is there in this wedding?!

 

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey ceremony

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey ceremony

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey ceremony

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey ceremony

 

Just beautiful…

 

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey ceremony

colourful indian wedding saree 1960s make up and hair tikka inspiration west london surrey

 

Make Up for the Bride: Kylie McMichael

Wedding Venue: Harrow Cricket Club

Wedding Transport: Chaudhry’s Tiara TKCĀ 

 

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