Today’s featured hair accessorie…. ‘Penny’ hair pins by White Designs Bridal

Penny Crystal Hairpins come as a set of 3, and are my ‘best sellers’ due to their versatility and exquisite modern design by White Designs Bridal.  They are made using the sparkliest crystal leaves set in gold plated casings. 4 freshwater pearls are added to finish each pin.  They work perfectly in a loose bun, soft updo, in plaits or with a half up style. If you have chosen to wear your hair down for your wedding day, then the two prong pins can easily be secured using traditional kirby grips.

The decorative detail on each pin measures approximately 3cm (W) x 4cm (H)

Beautifully packaged in a pretty white box from White Designs Bridal.  All items are handmade by their respective designer’s, so whilst every care is taken to ensure they look like the displayed images, some may vary due to the uniqueness of the build process.

Purchase HERE

Today’s featured hair accessorie…. ‘Penelope’ hair pins by White Designs Bridal

I’m a sucker for a delicate hair accessorie and these gorgeous, simple pins by White Designs Bridal are my go to for adding a bit of sparkle in a bridesmaid or flower girl hairstyle. The Penelope Hairpins are made using Swarovski crystal diamantes in a semi-flower design.  They are sold in a set of 3 and look fabulous when clustered together in a low bun, or separated along a fishtail plait.

The pin decorative detail measures approximately 2cm (L) x 1.5cm (H)

Beautifully packaged in a pretty white box from White Designs Bridal.  All items are handmade by their respective designer’s, so whilst every care is taken to ensure they look like the displayed images, some may vary due to the uniqueness of the build process.

Purchase HERE

Exclusive Wedding Accessory Event

My very good friend Hannah Elizabeth Bridal is holding a special accessory event at her bridal boutique in Botley on Thursday 17th May 4:00pm – 8:00pm. With an exclusive 10% discount off all accessories this is something you don’t want to miss!!

‘An evening filled with exquisite accessories to perfect your bridal vision.’

* We invite you to come and find your perfect wedding accessories amidst our stunning ranges of bridal accessories! You will be spoilt for choice with designs by White Designs Bridal, Jo Barnes Vintage, Sasso Bridal, Veils by Joyce Jackson and bridal lingerie and gifts by Pompadour Lingerie & shoes by Rachel Simpson…

We have the pleasure of hosting this event with a range of fabulous Hampshire based suppliers; Tracy from ‘White Designs Bridal’ will be exhibiting her latest accessory design collections and will be on hand at this event to help you with any bespoke designs you may wish to have made! Tori from ‘Riot Hairdressing’ will be demonstrating beautiful bridal up do’s, with delicious sweet treats to be devoured by ‘Hayley Elizabeth Cake Design’ & of course as usual the bubbly will be flowing!

To attend this event please get in touch to arrange for yourself and any guests to be added to our

‘Guest List’

Please call the boutique on 02381 781911 or click email: appointments@hannahelizabethbridal.com
Please include the following details:
Your full name, your wedding date and approx. number of guests you wish to bring.

We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you find the perfect accessories for your special day…

The Hannah Elizabeth Girls ~X~*

Art Deco

If you’re planning a truly spectacular art deco wedding and want the high glamour makeup to match – then get in touch at hello@francesmooremua.co.uk to book! I simply love creating and seeing your vision come to life x

Image Lemontree Photography | Suppliers Frances Moore MUA White Designs bespoke bridal adornments Jo Hicks Flowers Jill the Cakemaker Laurel Designs Brides of Winchester, Bridal Boutique | Model Chloe Lancaster

“Makeup Artistry excellence in the heart of the New Forest” Frances Moore MUA

Photography New Forest Studio | Makeup Frances Moore MUA | Hair Bridal Hair Hampshire By Michelle Crosser | Flowers Flowers, With Wild Abandon | Venue Highcliffe Castle | Accessories White Designs bespoke bridal adornments | Wedding gown & Rachel Simpson Shoesprovided by Hannah Elizabeth Bridal | Venue decoration & styling Fundoo Weddings and Events | Stationary Peony & Rose Wedding Stationery | Model Sophie Waldron -Model | Cakes Sweetcheeks Bakehouse

“Makeup Artistry excellence in the heart of the New Forest” Frances Moore MUA

Photography New Forest Studio | Makeup Frances Moore MUA | Hair Bridal Hair Hampshire By Michelle Crosser | Flowers Flowers, With Wild Abandon | Venue Highcliffe Castle | Accessories White Designs bespoke bridal adornments | Wedding gown & Rachel Simpson Shoesprovided by Hannah Elizabeth Bridal | Venue decoration & styling Fundoo Weddings and Events | Stationary Peony & Rose Wedding Stationery | Model Sophie Waldron -Model | Cakes Sweetcheeks Bakehouse

‘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












Bridal makeup predictions for 2016…

So last year I did a bit of a loose prediction on bridal trends for 2015, and now I thought I’d share my research on bridal makeup trends for 2016.  Yes it’s that time of year again!!

So far on the 10 or so wedding makeup trials I have had since the start of the year I’m getting a lot of brides say “yes I want a natural look, but still be evident that I have makeup on”  This really makes my heart sing as I’m loving the streak of confidence women are feeling to be bold, bright and really just enjoy makeup.  It also means I have been busy designing a portfolio of different bridal looks I can refer to this wedding season, where a bride might want to take her look down a stronger more individual path.  There will always been the ‘classic bridal look’ but now it’s teamed with a striking lip colour, or a strong contour.

I think we’re going to see a lot more purples, oranges and maybe even a black in lip colour.  Teamed with easy lined eyes, less shadow and also less blush – instead favouring a contour.

Photography by Lemontree Photography Headpiece by White Designs

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