Two summers ago I was asked if I could help this lovely young lady out in bristol called charley. She was recommended through the fantastic Priston Mill to call me and see what my availability was. Well seeing by that point I was still only new to having my own business,I of course jumped at the chance of helping charley out.
We started to arrange things via email and a meet up for a cuppa was of course first on the list. We met in a john lewis cafe to discuss plans like her bridesmaids dresses that were designed and made by herself and another bridesmaid,colours schemes,Priston Mill and of course any of her makeup and hair ideas. We made a date for a trial and exchanged social media addresses. We then we’re able to start band ideas around,back and forth. Charley at first wanted a waterfall braid,which I studied hard for so I could make sure it was perfect. When it came to a trial,making sure it was neat and perfect wasn’t hard it was making sure the braid would hold and not slip about. We came to the conclusion that there was something just not right about a waterfall braid. so we opted for an amazing,country inspired flower crown and curly do with some bits of hair pinned up at the side.
When the day arrived it was certainly very exciting. I came prepared to do x4 bridesmaids and the all important bride.
I made sure everyone had moisturised before hand to save time.
We applied the all important and my fave Sand Foundation stick by Bobbi Brown. We then set this makeup for the first time with laura mercier secret brightening powder.
I applied a neutral long wear cream shadow stick as a base to the eyelids….All to make everything last longer throughout the day. I used a Mac coppery shade in the socket line and Bobbi Brown Bone all over the eyelids. On the brow bone I used Vanilla loose pigment by Mac,this enhances the all important Brow area. To elongate the brows and define them,I used a Clinique Soft Brown. Charley didn’t need much at all through her brows but it’s always good to define any brow,especially on your wedding day. I then applied Bobbi Brown long wear black mascara onto the top and bottom lashes. And a Bobbi Brown smokey black eyeliner to her top lids and and a very small amount underneath,a small flick on the top but more going with the shape of her eyes. Under Charleys eyes I applied a brightening concealer,then set her face and under the eyes again with the Laura Mercier secret brightening powder. Then we moved onto cheeks,I used Blushed blusher by Bobbi Brown lightly applied and Bronze shimmer brick to highlight and give that important candlelit glow. Blusher applied always up where you feel the cheek bone and into the hair line and highlighter is wherever the sun naturally hits. For the lips we went for a glossy coral gloss by Bobbibrown and neutral liner underneath for depth and longevity.
After their divine wedding at Priston Mill I received the most devine thankyou note from her.
Hi Maddy, I just wanted to sent you a message to say that I cannot thank you enough for everything you did the morning of my wedding. I was blown away by how stunning the bridesmaid’s hair and makeup was, it was all perfect! And I am in love with how you did my hair and makeup, you made me feel like a princess! I have never felt that beautiful in my life and it’s all down to you 🙂 you are so talented at what you do and on top of that you are an amazing person inside and out! I would recommend you to anyone. Thank you again, lots of love, your bride Charley xxxxx