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 make up. She wanted to look her absolute best in photos but wanted to do so in the most natural way with a subtle hint of glamour.
During Dani’s trial we experimented with some lashes and a mid pink lip. Even that was going too far (!) So we calmed it down even more, ditching the falsies and giving her amazing lashes more mascara, and instead of lipstick used a tinted lip balm. – Gotta love a bit of Burt’s Bees! Dani’s look ended up being a warm ivory gold shimmer across the lid and under her lashes, with a small liner flick. Her freckles were accentuated with Clarins BB Cream and her blemishes were covered with Dermablend for a soft finish.
Her beautiful and crazy maids were our next step. Pam, her cousin wanted a sparkly eye with dusky mid pinks, taupes and accentuation near the lashes. Her lashes were already pretty incredible so no falsies needed! A fleshy lip finished the look. Dani’s sister Fabi wanted a more sultry vintage inspired look. A flick, cut crease to add depth and bright red lip added edge to her blow dry.
For Dani’s hair she wanted a soft, side swept, plaited bun. After setting her hair with some hot rollers I sectioned and plaited and wound them round and into themselves. We added small flowers provided by Jealous of The Roses into the plait to dress things up as there was no veil or jewelled head piece. Dani’s beautiful Mumma also got the Kylie treatment with a moisturising face massage, a glowy tanned base and really making sure those lashes were noticed. A pink lip set off her navy jumpsuit- YES, JUMPSUIT(!) wonderfully, making for one smokin’ hot Mumma.
The shot of hair styling dreams, a gorgeous updo and a bright red MUSTANG! Dani’s gorgeous Groom also adds a lovely touch 🙂
And, my absolute favourite two shots, as always at the end.
Make Up and Hair for the Bride: Kylie McMichael
Make Up for the Mother of the Bride, Sister of the Bride and Cousin of the Bride: Kylie McMichael
Hair for the Bridal party: Johanna Henriquez
Epic Photography skills: O&C Photography
Venue: Lovekyn Chapel, Kingston
Flowers: Jealous of The Roses
Dress: Heart Aflutter Bridal