French Wedding

Monday, August 15, 2011

This was a wedding I was very much looking forward too for a long time...

Jo and her parter chose well for their fairytale wedding set in the beautiful Brantome, Southern France. The Chateau de la Cote was truly stunning, it was romantic with a rustic charm, feeling every inch a historical setting, ambits fields of sunflowers, it was so quiet and peaceful.

On Jo's wedding day, I had Jo, her sister who was a bridesmaid and her Mum's Hair and Makeup to do.  We started early so we didn't have to rush and everyone could enjoy the morning set in Jo's room which was attached to an amazing tower with the chateau, with a private terrace, four poster bed and views to die for overlooking the picturesque land and abundant sunflowers all around. A picture perfect setting, people would envy.

I first started with Jo's hair, setting her hair in curler's,  Then cleaning/moisturising her skin. Once this was done Jo took some time to enjoying some breakfast with her mum which the frantic staff at the chateau had just brought up.
My attention was then on Jo's beautiful sister's hair and makeup. Hair which was swept to the side and pinned up creating a very natural curly bun, makeup was glamourous with deep purple eyes, lots of lacers, flawless skin and nude lips. The focus was keep to the eyes choosing deep purple to go with the stunning bridesmaids dresses Jo had chosen.

Jo's mum was kept natural using grey/pink coral eyeshadows on the eyes, again lots of individual lacers were applied.  The sun was starting to bee into the room, powder was heavily added, and fix spray was needed so the skin wouldn't shine whilst the photographer was taking pictures. Jo's mum's hair was blow dried with lots of body and height, she had a very glamourous hat, but when she was to take it off she didn't want a flat head of hair, so lots of hair spay was needed.

Jo's makeup was kept very clean and natural,  primer, mineral foundation, and powder was all that was needed.  Jo wanted her eyes to be the focal point, but still wanting to keep the whole look quick simple and natural. A thin gel, brown/black liner was applied with two layers of individual dark brown lashes. Individual lashes are great as you can make the lashes as thick and full as your bride wants. Jo kept saying a couple more, so i think i probably used a whole pack in the end. "Fluttering her lashes to the photographer".  Jo's hair was swept to the back of the head creating a loss wavy bun, hair pieces were added to make the hair look fuller and thicker. J o had beautiful head pieces which was added to finish the whole look.  Hair up was the best option as the day started to warm up.  Jo would have been far too hot with hair on her back and neck.

Time was starting to tick on, so everyone started getting into there dresses, champagne was popping and tears of joy were shared with mum/dad and Jo. Jo looked so so beautiful in her dress. A beautiful day which will never be forgotten by all. xx

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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