We’re on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings again!!

I can’t believe this is the third time a shoot I have been involved in has ended up being featured on this fab wedding blog!  This time it is a shoot we did way back in May this year at new wedding venue Pylewell Park, located in the New Forest.  With the royal wedding fresh in the minds of all of us, we decided to celebrate this new chapter and focus on something natural yet with an opulent twist.

I’ll be sharing more images of this shoot soon, but in the meantime you can view the full article and images below x

See the full shoot images here

And the previews continue!

Check out this scrumptious image by New Forest Studio from a styled shoot, shot at new wedding venue Pylewell Park- Weddings and Events… More to come shortly x

The Team // New Forest Studio Riot Hairdressing Event & Wedding Hair Specialists Frances Moore MUA Pylewell Park- Weddings and Events Wild And Wonder Events Anna Bridal Couture Ringwood The Wild Fox Agnes Walker Jewellery The Rose On The Cake Belles Soeurs

Pylewell Park – Lymington Wedding Venue

After a lovely meeting with Pylewell’s new wedding co-ordinator Melanie, I am very excited to announce that I am now the recommended makeup artist for Lymington wedding venue Pylewell Park.  Can’t wait to get started on making their brides feel completely pampered & glamorous for their big day x

Featured: Want That Wedding… bridal boudoir styled shoot

I am very excited to see our latest styled shoot featured on the very fabulous Want That Wedding wedding blog, launching today.  I had so much fun organising this one and pulling my dream team together again to create something feminine, sexy and powerful.  Something which I think we all need to celebrate and be reminded of now and again… we’re women and we have incredible strength.

“You know what’s really, powerfully sexy? A sense of humour. A taste for adventure. A healthy glow. Hips to grab on to. Openness. Confidence. Humility. Appetite. Intuition. … Smart-ass comebacks. Presence. A quick wit. Dirty jokes told by an innocent-looking lady. … A storyteller. A genius. A doctor. A new mother. A woman who realises how beautiful she is”. ~ Courtney E. Martin

Watch my blog closely in the next few weeks as I’ll be revealing how I created model Jess’s sensual makeup design.

See the full Want That Wedding article here x

Dream Team

credits / venue: the master builders / hair: riot hairdressing / makeup: frances moore / flowers: jo hicks flowers / shoes: rachel simpson shoes / gown: hannah elizabeth / lingerie: pompadour / headpiece: victoria ferguson / model: jess j from imm models / photography: ikonworks

Natalie & Steve’s New Forest Wedding at Rhinefield House

What a beautiful sunny winter’s day!  Just perfect for Natalie and Steve’s New Forest wedding today.  I arrived at Natalie’s parents house for a respectable 9am start to do the makeup for the bride and bridesmaid, with Anne Burge of Simply You Bridal Hair providing her expert hair skills.  Natalie wanted a classic brown smokey eye with loads of shimmer on the inner lid, with lashings of highlighter and a burgundy lip shade.  I loved designing this winter bridal look for Natalie x

Rachel & Chris’s Sopley Mill Wedding, Dorset

Gorgeous bride Rachel and Chris got married at Dorset wedding venue Sopley Mill this summer, and what a glorious day they had for it.  Super hot and sunny!  I simply loved designing Rachel’s bridal makeup – making it all about the eyes.  These are my most favourite images of their day, beautifully captured by Mia Photography, Rachel and her beau and one with her girlies… just everything a wedding should be about x

Images Mia Photography | Makeup Frances Moore MUA | Flowers Jennifer Poynter Flowers | Venue Sopley Mill

Groom makeup…yes it’s a thing!

Laugh if you will, but Groom makeup is on the up and up and it’s not really surprising.  Groom’s are suddenly realising that they are photographed just as much as their bride, and maybe that pimple that’s reared its ugly head could do with covering!  Once or twice a year, I get a frantic bride telling me that their respective Groom has had a break out, or on one occasion a facial bruise from tripping over.  So after doing the bridal parties makeup, I’ll then rush over to the Groom to help cover whatever needs disguising.

But on some occasions a Groom has outright asked me, through their bride, if I could pop over to their quarters after doing the bridal makeup (in a non weird way!)  Just to even out their complexion, perhaps hide their tired eyes, or just make their eyebrows a bit more filled in…yes even men have got onto the brow trend!

I think Groom makeup is just another natural progression of the wedding preparation stage.  And I for one embrace this confidence in men, to realise they are just as important on the wedding day as the bride x

Photography Ikonworks

Your bridal makeup…

Your bridal makeup should always be breathtaking, luxurious and yet honest. I truly believe your wedding day is the one day when everyone and everything has to play their ‘A’ game!

“Frances you were a true treasure to find and did such an amazing job of not only my make up but all my bridesmaids. Thank you for making me feel so good and every time I look back at the photos I marvel at how natural yet glamorous my make up was 🙂 xx”
Lucy, The Master Builder’s at Buckler’s Hard

Anna and her Easter wedding – Spring is in the air

Had the enormous pleasure of doing this gorgeous, lovely gal’s wedding makeup yesterday at The Elvetham Hotel.  As it was Easter Sunday there was a certain under tone of Spring and warmth running through Anna’s wedding theme – which is also reflected in her bespoke makeup design.  Initially Anna wanted quite a dark, smokey eye design using very deep browns at her bridal makeup trial.  But when it actually came to the big day we decided it was best to go for a lighter, more soft look that would complement the day a little better.  Which is absolutely ok!  Makeup is just so versatile that you can change elements without any trouble and this is something that I always say to my brides… you’re not ‘stuck’ with anything and you can change your mind x

Makeup Frances Moore MUA | Hair Flawless Wedding Hair

Megan and her dreamlike princess wedding makeup…

Today is the wedding of Megan and Adam… and what a beautiful day it turned out to be for them!  Megan’s choice of wedding venue, Upwaltham Barns, is sickeningly gorgeous and in the most stunning setting in West Sussex.  Truly the most sweetest bridal suite I’ve ever had the privilege of working in and wonderful lighting too!

Megan, like most brides, was a little uncertain of what makeup design she wanted.  Especially as she never really wears a lot of makeup day-to-day.   So designing something that felt comfortable and which Megan felt confident in wearing was particularly important… as with all my brides.  I wanted to create a dreamy princess look for her which complemented her wedding gown and also the location.  I kept her eyes very soft with pretty pinks, a coral blush and a pink shimmer lipstick x