Hannah's Big Day - Words By Miss Bright.
I have always loved doing brides and being a part of such an important day. It is such a honour to be there helping someone feel the most glamorous version of themselves on their big day, especially on such a happy day.
Over the years I have been in this industry I have found that experience is key in how to read a Bride's expectations - I quickly get a feel on what would suit them best shortly after meeting them and discussing through their ideas for the whole day.
As soon as I met with Hannah, I quickly sensed a Vintage Hollywood glam style for her, and the more we discussed her ideas and looked at her dress it appeared I had it spot on.
For her hair we chose loose and soft hollywood curls, with a deep side parting.
To prep the hair I used one of my all time favorite products: Kerastase Form Fatale. This polishes the hair, giving it an amazing shine, it also really helps hold the curl without it feeling like there is too much product in the hair. I then used a large curling iron and pinning the curls up whilst heated to set and improve the longevity of the curl in the hair whilst I moved onto her make up.
For the make up look, Hannah is such natural beauty so wanted something fairly soft, but still with definition and femininity. I always mix my foundations (colours and textures) to achieve the perfect tone and finish for each individual as everyones skin is so unique. For Hannah, we opted to use Make Up Forever Ultra HD foundation as I know it has great longevity to last her all day. It has great coverage without building up so it has a very natural look on the skin. I also know it photographs beautifully which is always perfect for bridal work.
Another one of my all time favourite products is the Chanel Bronze Universal (cream) used to give a little bit of golden warmth to Hannah's beautiful tanned skin tone. On top of this I added a mixture of Dior Nude Bronzer and Guerlain Terracota in Number 4 to give a little bit more definition to the face and a healthy glow to the skin. I chose to mix both colors to suit the deeper and luscious skin tone of Hannah's complexion without it being too obvious. Moving onto blush I chose a Helena Rubinstein shimmery terracota colour with red undertones which really complimented Hannah’s tones.
Eyes - we kept it soft and smokey in brown reddish tones. The main player was the eyeshadow Antiqued by MAC Cosmetics which I blended on top of Make Up Forever's Cream Eyeshadow in 14. I then moved to working on giving the lash line a real definition with a mix of Teddy and Coffee pencil liners, also from MAC. I applied HD Brows strip lashes, in a soft and feathery style and topped of with another one of my favorite produtcs: Bobbi Brown gel liner - Chocolate Shimmery Ink. Using the browns, instead of black gives a softer look but without loosing the definition. I also find when opting for faux lashes (strips or individuals) you can get away with a lot less eye make up while keeping the look super sultry and sexy. I love playing with different colours, blending, mixing and layering everything giving each one of my Brides a completely bespoke look.
For the lips MAC Cosmetics Hug Me is always a real favourite because it's a natural nude - it has a little colour without being to strong and taking away from the eye. Once MU was finished we took down her curls, gently brushed out and gave a final spray of secure hold hairspray to keep it in place.
The morning of the wedding all went without a hiccup, it was a delight to be a part of it all, it was calm, no stresses and you could feel all the love and excitement in the room from everyone ready to celebrate Hannah's special day.
Photographer - Faye Cornhill
Makeup & Hair - Gemma Sutton Pro Team's Miss Bright
Wedding Venue - Cain Manor
Bridal Dress - Annasuly Y
Grooms Outfit - TM Lewin
Bride and Groom - Stunning couple Hannah and Glenn.