I arrived at the beautiful Norton Park Hotel near Winchester, on a very sunny and peaceful morning to do the bridal makeup for bride Jasmin. The hotel is actually a neat combination of new and old, with Jasmin getting ready in one of the oldest rooms in the hotel, dating back to the 17th century. And what a room! Large church like windows, chandeliers and an ornate ceiling throughout this large double space room – perfect for a large bridal party!
Jasmin was a little bit nervous about her bridal makeup, which is actually very common as it is such a special occasion and having that ‘unknown’ person in your personal space can be very intimate. I started by talking through the makeup again with Jasmin and we worked through any niggly thoughts. Jasmin basically wanted something very classic, youthful and glowing, as like many brides, she quite often didn’t wear any makeup.
I kept the look very muted using classic colours through the eyes, and just focused on doing a flawless base and soft lip so as not to make Jasmin feel uncomfortable.
“Hi Frances, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for doing my make up on Saturday… It was absolutely perfect and lasted right through to 1am!! You helped to make me look the best version of me – Thank you!”
Jasmin, Norton Park Hotel September 2015 wedding
Photography by Jennifer Sinclair Photography