Wedding Photography, Hair & Makeup and Wedding Flowers
Wedding Make-up and Hair - September 2012 - Devon, Cornwall and Wiltshire
Unique and quirky were the themes that ran through September's weddings for Jai and her team, as well as the more traditional looks.
The start of the month saw Jai travel to Wiltshire to do the hair and make-up for a festival inspired wedding. The wedding was an eclectic mix of DIY and vintage chic (click here to view the full wedding photography blogpost by Dan).
With a low, loose-curled chignon and a central gold and pearl hair slide, the brides’ hair perfectly complimented the simple and elegant details within her satin and lace wedding dress. The hair was finished with a three-quarter length veil that sat above the chignon and below the slide, allowing everyone to see the slides detail throughout the ceremony. With a naturally fair complexion and blonde hair Lucy did not want a make-up look that was too overpowering for her colouring. However she also desired a look that matched the ethereal glamour of the hair and dress.
Jai opted for soft tones on the eyes, accentuating the socket shadow to bring out her rich blue eye colour and finishing off with a liquid black eyeliner to help define the eye shape and further enhance the vintage styling. Using a berry coloured lip-stain on the lips gave Lucy long lasting colour with the matt finish she was after. The cheekbones were contoured using a soft peach and bronze mix to give Lucy warmth to her complexion to avoid appearing washed-out through the eyes of the camera.
Lucy wanted a look that reflected the relaxed nature of the wedding and yet suited all 3 of her bridesmaids, two flower girls and one adult bridesmaid. Jai created a variation of half-up, half-down hairstyles that were age appropriate and that would last all day (even with all the running around that young bridesmaids tend to do)! To compliment Lucy’s look, loose curls were created and the hair secured into place. Artificial flowers were then used in the younger bridesmaids hair to add interest at the back. Using artificial flowers meant that they could be secured firmly using crocodile slides as well as having the benefit of not losing their shape.
(BELOW) Wearing a three-quarter-length wedding dress to show off her glittery red ‘Wizard of Oz’ Dorothy-inspired shoes and vintage jewelry to match, the new Mrs Harrison wanted a wedding hairstyle that complimented her unique style, whilst being practical enough to ride a tandem bicycle to their reception! Jai created 1940’s inspired victory rolls with large tumbling barrel curls that cascaded around her shoulders. The hairstyle was completed with the addition of a birdcage veil.
With flawless porcelain skin, the bridal make-up was a striking as the shoes with vibrant red lips making the big statement. The eyes were understated yet perfectly accentuated with the use of liquid black eyeliner and darkened eyebrows to help frame the face and complete the vintage look.
(BELOW) Simple, elegant and beautiful are common requests from brides searching for that perfect bridal look. It sounds easy, but when it comes to your wedding you only get one change to get it right so choosing the right person for the job is crucial. Jai and her team work closely with every bride to achieve a look that not only suits their dress and flowers, but reflects who they are now and how they want to be remembered in year to come when they look back at those all important wedding photos!
(BELOW) Not only do Jai and her team create hair & make-up looks for brides and their hens, they are also happy to take bookings for wedding guests as well. This month saw just such a booking. The wedding was a lavish affair where Joss Stone even sang the couple’s first dance! For such an occasion it is understandable that the cousin of the bride wanted to look her absolute best. Jai created a traditional high ballerina-bun with crossover twist detail at the back. Vibrant real orchids were then placed to one side of the bun to complete the contemporary twist to a classic style. The two young flower girls wore pearl and flower garlands that were placed through their curled half-up, half-down styles to ensure they stayed in place all day.