So about last week… Training with Jo Irving of Jo Loves Hair

I had the enormous pleasure of training with Jo Irving of Lovehair for 4 days.  Refreshing some old skills and learning new ‘fashion forward’ techniques to really up my hair game.  I can’t wait on starting to introduce these to my bridal clients.

Peace, Love & Awesome Hair ✌️

It’s finally landed!! Our 1940’s Atonement shoot is currently on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings!!

It’s hard to believe that we created this shoot way back in March on Mothering Sunday.  It was a lovely sunny day – gorgeous light and a nice warmth coming from Hill Place’s large windows, which made the shoot extra special.

I first approached photographer Tasha, of Ikonworks fame, about doing a 1940’s Atonement inspired shoot around January and she immediately loved the idea.  I said I wanted it more historical than typical vintage – steering away from any ‘vintage’ cliches like red lipstick or Marilyn Monroe references.  This was to be a very English affair.  We then brought on styling team What Peggy Did Next, to which they then suggested the shoot to be held at Hill Place, which they help to run as a wedding venue.  From there we then contacted our trusted suppliers and good friends to join us on this massive adventure.  And no detail was too small either – I even travelled to Sussex one day to pick up the cocktail table from The Toast Events!

Seeing the shoot featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings is a complete dream and really is the icing on the cake.

We LOVE this shoot and we hope you do too x

See the full shoot and article here

Photos Ikonworks Photography Suppliers What Peggy Did Next Frances Moore MUA Bridal Hair Hampshire By Michelle CrosserBeyond Vintage Judith Searles Flowers
Victoria Fergusson Accessories Exquisite Bridal Couture Smallpiece Catering King and Allen Maids to Measure Rachel Simpson ShoesHannah Elizabeth Bridal Jemima_cakes The Mrs. Box The Toast Events

Love, Tanya – a brilliant beauty and makeup book for beginners

The other day I was in Waterstones and immediately spotted Tanya Burr’s first beauty & makeup guide book and had to have it!  I am a bit of a fan of Tanya’s and love following her YouTube channel with it’s practical advice on hair, relationships and of course makeup!  The book is packed with lots of behind the scenes knowledge of fashion and the makeup industry, with Tanya explaining everything from how to clean and maintain your wardrobe to overcoming anxiety.  Tanya has such a gorgeous sense of style, and I absolutely fell in love with the floral dress she was wearing from French Connection in the book – so I was a little naughty and got it!

Tanya regularly updates her YouTube channel, and I can highly recommend watching a few of her makeup videos and giving it a go! x

Bridal makeup love…

Of all the things I get up to as a makeup artist, there is no greater feeling I get than when I design a bespoke makeup look for a bride. It’s a position of trust, and one which I relish and respect.  From the moment I meet a bride to discuss her wedding plans, to that often emotional encounter of when the father of the bride walks in and see’s his beautiful daughter…I love my job! x

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Creating makeup you’ll love…

I kinda feel like the fairy godmother when it comes to bridal makeup.  I often get clients excitingly telling me their wedding plans, showing me their various mood boards, followed by their thoughts on what makeup design they want.  It’s then my job to take all of those suggestions and design something that is what the client wants, yet is suitable for their features.  Sometimes I am asked to replicate exactly a look from Pinterest, which is absolutely cool, but I always explain that the looks on sites like Instagram and Pinterest are quite often editorial or have been edited to look so.  I love the fact that I have the role of taking the bones of the design of the dress, the hair and even the flowers to create that final bridal makeup that all the guests will see and that will be documented in the wedding photographs.  It’s also so vitally important to me that the bride LOVES the makeup design, so I work tirelessly on editing and creating that perfect look even after the makeup trial.  I’m always thinking to myself how could that have been better?  I think it’s that need to find answers that drives me x

Photography by New Forest Studio