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Sophie- Ethereal floral boho chignon and soft makeup for an Oxford bride

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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.


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We played with some braids and a heavier smokey eye during Sophie’s trial but we agreed the eyes were a little heavy ( she wanted something more radiant and forgiving ). The morning I arrived she hadn’t slept much at all the night before so I recommended she run a hot bath and chill. Post bath I gave her a calming facial massage with Embryolisse ( you need to check products with oils in when pregnant) and applied some cooling eye gel cream. ( I gave her a calling eye mask to take home and use post baby, I didn’t want to provoke a reaction incase her hormones didn’t like it! )



How wistful is this Bride?! So beautiful you are, Sophie.¬†Sophie’s headpiece is a mixture of wax flowers and a beautiful metal piece from a boutique. I mixed the two together for a flawless combination.



Putting finishing touches to the hair…



A beautiful chignon. Twisted, pinned, lots of volume. Luckily Sophie’s ‘ pregnancy hair’ had kicked in. It was thicker, more bountiful and responded beautifully to hot rollers and tongs.



I gave Sophie’s Mum the quickest French roll I’ve ever done in my life! I had 5 minutes to spare so put some heat and texture spray though it, back combed the crown, pinned, twisted and pinned again and attached her pill box. She was VERY pleased with the result and was shocked at how quickly I managed it!




Make Up and Hair Styling for Sophie and her Bridal Party: Kylie McMichael

Photography: Irene Yap Weddings

Wedding Dress: Charlie Brear

Prep venue: Old Bank Hotel

Ceremony: Christ Church Cathedral Oxford