As featured on Bride & Tonic…

I am very excited to announce that our ‘Natural Ballerina’ styled shoot is currently being featured on wedding blog Bride & Tonic.  We had a very lovely, relaxed time on location with this shoot and so many wonderful suppliers were involved.

See the full shoot images here x

Photography  / Jessica Davies Photography  |  Venue  /  Penton Park  |  Model  /  Teddie Hargrave

Make Up  /  Frances Moore MUA  |  Flowers  /  Lily Lupin Floral Design |  Cake  /  Sparkle Bakes

Dress Boutique  /  Exquisite Bridal Couture – Winchester  |  Stationery  / Peony & Rose Wedding Stationary

Accessories  /  Victoria Fergusson Accessories  |  Velvet Ring Box  /  La Petite Box

Natural Bridal Makeup

There is definitely something to be said when it comes to a natural bridal makeup design.  I often think to myself when the skin is looking this healthy and fab already, then why mess with it?  For my clients who prefer a very light touch of makeup – I like to focus on the eyes leaving the skin to speak for itself.  I also tend to concentrate on creating a soft dewy glow with a hint of blush, which gives that impression of a healthy glow from within without making it look false and easy to spot.  For lipstick shades I often keep very close to the natural shade of the lips – mainly using the lipstick to provide an even colour rather than cover what is already there.

I do love a natural look especially if the wedding theme compliments the style – like a garden party or forest wedding x

‘Luxe Botanical’ styled shoot, shot at Highcliffe Castle

Late last year I had the idea I wanted to do a luxe, botanical styled shoot – seeing this becoming a sure fire trend for 2017’s wedding season.  What resulted was above my expectations.  We had the most wonderful team, who put up with a very cold room in early January whilst we were shooting!  When thinking about a location for the shoot, what sprang instantly to mind was Highcliffe Castle.  I felt that Highcliffe (in particular the adeptly named Winter Garden Room) was a perfect choice for the styled shoot theme.  The large, long glass panels remind me of Kew Gardens – which fits in with the botanical style nicely.

We had beautiful gowns and shoes brought to us by Hannah, of Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Boutique, and custom made accessories by White Designs Bespoke Bridal Adornments.  The very green floral arrangements were by cutie Sophie Anderson of Flowers, With Wild Abandon (who we sent out to ‘kindly ask’ a gentleman to not stand by the windows – it was very funny!)  The epic stationary was by Peony and Rose, my go-to lady for all my stationary needs now.  And the banquet table decorations were by Tammy of Fundoo Weddings.  The exquisite cakes were by Hayley of Sweetcheeks Bakehouse.  The two hair designs were by Michelle Crosser of Bridal Hair in Hampshire, and the model was good friend Sophie Waldron of Bridge Models.  All of this was beautifully captured by Sam of New Forest Studio – who is possibly one of my most favourite wedding photographers.

And makeup by me!

Hope you enjoy x