Claire’s beautiful Oxford Wedding

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

This was such a beautiful classic Oxford Wedding. 

I arrived at the renowned Old Parsonage Hotel where Claire was getting ready. Old Parsonage Hotel is very beautiful with lots of natural light, making it a perfect place for makeup and hair. 

Setting Claire's Hair

Claire had decided to go for a natural wavy hair down style which I thought looked fantastic on her wedding day xx

First and foremost was to set Claire’s hair. By adding Heated rollers they would set curl that would hold. With a natural flowing look, this step is absolutely essential to ensure that thet last the entire day.

Styling Claire's flowing locks x

Claire wanted a very soft natural makeup, that would enhance her natural beauty.  I used an Illuminator Primer to give Claire’s skin a natural glow.  I added a Perfect Luminous liquid foundation from Dolce & Gabbana, which also gives a soft natural glow to the skin.

Eye makeup was kept simple using a soft cream base from Tom Ford. I contoured the eye with a soft brown Coffee shade from MAC.  Individual small lashes were only added to the side of the eye to open the eyes, keeping the look natural. 

A natural blush from NAR's called Orgasm was added to the cheeks and a little bronzer to give a natural sun-kissed glowing look.  

To finish Claire’s hairstyle I added some real hair extensions to give extra length and thickness. I pulled all the hair to side and pinned it in place. 

Claire's Natural Eye Makeup & her finished look xxThe final fishing touch was to add one of our Gemma Sutton headpiece called “Silver Shooting Stars”  which looked stunning with Claire's beautiful bridal dress by Cymbeline.

Their ceremony was held at glorious Worcester College chapel of Oxford University. Claire looked breathtaking walking down the aisle. It looked an increasable Wedding day from start to finish - A day very special day which will be remembered forever. 

Claire's bridesmaids making the final preparations xxClaire & Harry taking their vowsMr & Mrs walking up the aisleClaire & Harry sharing their first moments together as Mr & MrsGuests shower Claire & Harry with ConfettiClaire & Harry's first snaps as a married couple in the library

I loved being involved in Claire's big day. Michelle ( Miss Sunshine @ Gemma Sutton) and I enjoyed spending some time with the girls.  Everyone was so relaxed and fun to be around and they all looked so stunning - Job well done xxxx

Claire & Harry's amazing Oxford wedding suppliers x

Claire’s shoes – Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid dresses: by Marchesa
Harry’s suit - Gieves & Hawkes 
Harry's shoes - Church's
Gemma Sutton

Gemma is the founder of Gemma Sutton Hair and Makeup

She lives on the Surrey Hampshire Border with her Partner Olly and son Spencer x

Gemma loves one thing more than being a part of a bride’s special day and that is spending as much quality time with Spencer as possible, where she has curated an enviable Instagram for him! xx


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