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December 17, 2018

3 Luxury Wedding Blogs to Be Inspired by

When it comes to finding inspiration for your big day, luxury wedding blogs provide a great place to start. Blogging about weddings has become increasingly popular over the last decade, and when you’re already searching high and low for a number of other things, the last thing you want to do is trawl through loads […]

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December 6, 2018

7 Questions to Ask Your Luxury Wedding Planner

When it comes to finding your perfect luxury wedding planner, there are a few questions you should consider asking early on in your search. Of course it’s important to find something that aligns with your vision and style, but it’s also important to ask a few practical questions too, to ensure you’re a good fit […]

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November 22, 2018

How to Create Your Perfect Wedding Mood Board

During the early stages of wedding planning, we often find ourselves flicking through bridal magazines, scouring Pinterest and blogs to gain some ideas and inspiration. While it’s great to have lots of ideas from early on, it’s bringing those ideas together to create a concise and cohesive style that can be the tricky part. This […]

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November 8, 2018

5 Timeless Bridal Hair and Makeup Looks

One thing I remind my clients to consider is how they might feel when they look back on their wedding photos. While trends and new looks can be fun to play with in your day-to-day life, when it comes to your bridal style many brides want to create an eternal beauty. In choosing classic and timeless styles, you can be sure that your wedding photos never look dates.

Read on to discover my favourite timeless bridal hair and makeup looks…

The Ballet Bun

Chic and classic, a ballet bun provides a beautiful yet low maintenance bridal hair look. This style is great if you want something that will stay in place all day that you don’t have to worry about or restyle. Try a low bun that sits just above the nape of the neck, add a little soft and feminine volume at the crown, and tease a few hairs out to frame the face.

The Chignon

When it comes to bridal up-dos, it doesn’t get more timeless than the chignon. With so many options, this classic style can be updated to suit your own unique sense of style. Try a chignon at the nape of the neck for a simple look, or to add a little more glamour go for a side chignon. If you’re style is more vintage or boho, consider adding braids and teasing a few hairs free. Leave simple, or add pretty flowers or a pearl encrusted slide.

Loose Waves

Effortlessly romantic and easy to achieve, loose waves are perfect for those with longer hair. Think tumbling waves or a boho style without the beachy texture – wedding day waves should appear natural, yet neat and glossy. Try finishing the look by pulling back piece of hair from the front on one side, using a vintage slide to secure just above and slightly behind your ear.

Pretty and Pink

A natural makeup look and a pretty nude-pink lip will never look dated. This flattering look works for almost all skin tones and is perfect if you’re going for an understated style. Think dewy skin with lots of highlighter on your cheek bones and brow bones, a soft smokey brown eye and a soft nude-pink lip, finished with a pat of balm to add a soft and natural shine.

The Feline Flick

The classic eye flick seems to be a look that we’re still supporting decade after decade. There’s a good reason for this – it’s classic, super flattering and sophisticated. Make your eyes the focal point and go for a minimal makeup look. Work with a makeup artist to discover whether you better suit a thin and subtle flick, or whether you can go for something a little more daring.

What are your favourite timeless bridal hair and makeup looks? Comment and let me know…

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