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Bride Karen gets married on longest day of the year at Court Garden Winery.

Bride Karen gets married on longest day of the year at Court Garden Winery.

Bride Karen gets married on longest day of the year at Court Garden Winery.

 

How lovely does Karen’s wedding look?! Karen got in contact with me a few months before her wedding day which was in June 2014 at Court Garden Winery in Ditchling, West Sussex. We had a trial at her parents house with one of her bridesmaids present. She kind of knew what she wanted which was a ‘down’ hair style, kind of wavy and a few bits from the sides pinned at the back where she would have some fresh flowers put in. She had some pictures of ‘brides’ wedding hair styles that she liked so I got a great sense of where she was coming from. Check out her amazing pictures by the talented Emma Lucy Photography below.

Wedding Hair

Karen’s hair was tonged using an electric heated cone wand. I sprayed it with a setting spray and roughly blow-dried it in her hair before getting to work with the wand. Karen’s hair wasn’t hugely thick so we used a few clip-in false strips of hair that Karen bought herself before the trial, (to match her hair colour) I sectioned off her hair and curled the bottom first then worked my way up to the top of her head but kept the wand roughly halfway down from her scalp so it wasn’t too curly at the roots. Each section had a spritz of hairspray to lock in the curl. Once all of her hair had cooled down after using the wand, I ran my fingers through the curls and broke up the curls. Wherever it looked too ‘curly’ I used a wide-toothed comb to relax it more then finished with a shine spray. A section of hair was pinned from both sides, still leaving hair over the ears to give a more relaxed feel rather than a ‘princess’ feel, using kirby grips which were then covered with the fresh flowers at the back.

Wedding Make-up

Karen doesn’t wear much make-up usually so a fresh but flawless finish was required for her wedding make-up with subtle but defined eyes. I chose a MAC eye palette, (PearlFusion in PlumLuxe) of pinks and purples using the dark purple to line Karen’s top lid instead of a black ink liner. The result is a much softer look but still ‘done’. We also used a few individual false lashes by Eyelure to the outer edge of her eyes giving that extra twinkle as she smiled. Lips were a subtle shade of pink.

 

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