Our very own fabulous, beautiful Fran just got married to her dreamboat Lee.
What an incredible wedding it was…..
Me and my little family flew to Bodrum in Turkey to celebrate with their very lovely friends and family.
Fran & I have worked together for the last six years, in that time she has met Lee, they bought a house together and have had a gorgeous little boy Harrison.
We've been intimately involved with well over 1000 bride's weddings together, but having been with Fran for her journey with Lee, their wedding was extra special for me xx
Bodrum is a very special place for Fran & Lee. Fran's parents have a home there and they have taken many trips as a couple and a family since the arrival of their very gorgeous little boy Harrison
Before the big day, we all went on a little boat adventure around the beautiful clear blue waters of Bodrum where we stopped at different island coves to swim, snorkel eat and drink.
The music was playing and we all had a fun packed chilled day with each other. A perfect day before getting hitched.
Fran and Lee’s "Big Fat Turkish Wedding" was set at the stunning Sianji Well-Being Resort where we were treated to an awesome backdrop of the Aegean Sea.
The Sianji was a dream venue, built to take advantage of the incredible vistas and was absolutely immaculate throughout with gorgeous pools, its very own beach and marina.
With so many activities to do throughout the day Sianji has the evenings covered , being a well-being resort, has endless treatment rooms for health and beauty and plenty of natural fruit juices to replenish - not that many of us took notice with their bars
For the first time I got to meet a lot of Fran's family & friends, like Fran they were all so lovely and we felt very welcome
If you haven’t met or seen Fran before, she is one very special natural beauty, so makeup was used just to enhance Fran’s beauty.
We went for a glory sun kissed natural makeup look with boho beached curls and chunky plaits either side.
I first started with Fran’s hair while having a Gin & Tonic, which of course I don’t normally do... I made sure of course I was sipping it very slowly as I'm such a little light weight!
I set Fran's hair adding some real hair extensions to create thickness and volume. I used my GHD curling wand to create a beach curl/wave. I pinned each curl up mixing the hair extensions in with Frans real hair, to be able to set together.
Whiles Frans hair was setting, I created a soft loose up-do for Therese, Fran's lovely sister.
Therese has such beautiful thick hair, so no extra hair were needed as she had plenty to work with.
I made sure all her hair was off her face, as it was such a beautiful hot sunny day and she didn't want any loose bits of hair in hair face in the heat of the day.
Fran wanted a natural warm sun kissed makeup look, Fran is naturally very beautiful and doesn’t normally wear much make-up. So makeup was used just to enhance Frans natural beauty.
My list of top must haves to create Frans make-up look.
Primer - Estee Lauder, The smoother universal perfecting primer.
I love this product it creates a smooth canvas for makeup. A lightweight primer that blurs the look of imperfections. Makeup glides effortless on with a flawless ad long-lasting finish.
Foundation - TomFord Traceless Foundation SPF15.
This is an amazing 3 in 1 foundation, my fav at the moment, it delivers a balanced complexion that glows with vitality and radiance. It is a lightweight, with Tom Fords infusing complex to help protect skin and promote its vibrancy from within. This is a build able foundation with a spa of 15.
Eyeshadow - Charlotte Tilbury luxury eyeshadow palette called Dreamgasm.
This is such a beautiful pallets with warm shades (champagne,copper-bronze and rose gold shades)
Setting Spray - MAC Prep + Prime Fix Spray Goldlite.
My favourite setting spray at the moment. It has a radiant glow while boosting hydration. It contains green tea, chamomile and cucumber so it really does hydrate the skin.
Cheeks - Bobbi Brown brightening brick powder - coral.
This powder is beautiful it gives a natural, subtle glow. I mix it with my broker to give a warmer finish to the skin.
Shimmer - Cover FX - Enhancing Drops.
I mix these beautiful drops with foundation to give a luminous glow. I also use it on its own just on the top of the cheek to highlight.
After Frans makeup I unclipped each curl and brushed the curls using my hand with a little hair gel to keep the curls soft and beach like.
I backed combed the top section of Fran’s hair and then plaited each side of the hair, then teasing the plaits to make them look bigger and more care free for that beachy style. I pinned each plait together intertwining one other.
A couple of drinks later we then added the final makeup touches - a little lip gloss, powder and a little more bronzer and Fran was ready to get into her stunning Grace Loves Lace wedding dress.
Fran looked just the most beautifulest I have ever seen her. I got quite emotional as Fran means so much to me and my family.
My emotions kept going when I saw her walk down the aisle with her dad and said her own vows that Fran and Lee wrote to each other.
It was just beautiful, and I know Fran had the best day ever. She was so relaxed chilled and enjoyed every second of her 's and Lee's special day.
The party went on and we all hit the dance floor
Without missing a beat Spencer, my little 3 year old took off to the dance floor with all of the other children and their amazing moves - lol.
The dance floor was full of every one having fun and letting the hair down
It was a wedding never to be forgotten and Fran really was a beautiful bride.
Wishing Fran and Lee all the happiness together… We love you Fran xx
Dress - Grace Loves Lace
Venue - Sianji Well-Being Resort
Stationary - Hand On Heart
Photography - Starling Photographic
Hair & Makeup - Gemma @ Gemma Sutton