Elsbeth & Chris…a New Forest romance

Elsbeth’s wedding is one that will remain with me for a while, not least because she shares the same name as my daughter!  From our first meeting Elsbeth has been completely open and friendly, wanting to share her excitement for her wedding at the beautiful Master Builder’s at Buckler’s Hard, New Forest.  She was quite focused on what she wanted for her bridal makeup and asked me to develop something keeping her colour theme in mind.  While she admitted that she knew very little about makeup I was impressed with Elsbeth’s commitment in getting her skin ready for her big day – eating well, drinking plenty of water and doing weekly exercise.  And she surely is a poster-girl for her effects, as on the day she was fresh faced and already looked stunning.

I took Elsbeth’s colour theme of purple and worked to make this light smokey eye using different shades, which is important so you don’t end up with a ‘bruised’ effect!  I then used light layers of foundation to give a flawless, dewy base and added the lightest touch of pink to the lips from Chanel No.54 Boy x


Photography by Lemontree Photography
Flowers Jo Hicks Flowers