Kim’s December…

December has been a great month……

Makeup and hair for Christmas party’s and some beautiful Winter weddings!

I had the pleasure of doing Charlotte’s hair and makeup for her wedding on the 29th December. It was a fun and relaxed morning getting Charlotte, bridesmaid and sister Jennifer, Mum Penny and youngest bridesmaid Emily ready.

The wedding was taking place at Portsmouth Cathedral and then in a number of marquees in Charlotte’s parents back garden. As the bridal party were getting ready we had to have a few sneaky peeks as the lorry delivered loads of flowers and teams of people set up the marquee!

Charlotte wore a stunning Caroline Castigliano Gown with a jeweled detailed silver sash. We went for soft relaxed curls using medium sized heated rollers and then pulled back the front with slight height and pinned into the hair band/tiara. Charlotte’s tiara and Mum Penny’s coat were custom made by David Western Couture in Southsea – who was highly recommended and even adjusted the tiara following our trial so it fitted perfectly into the hairstyle with Charlottes amazing cathedral veil.

Charlotte’s makeup was natural and glowing. I used Stila illuminating tinted moisturiser mixed with Estee Lauder foundation for a soft glow. A shimmery grey Bobbi Brown palette on the eyes with a touch of white in the inner corner of the eyes to make them pop. I then used Bobbi Brown graphite shimmer gel liner blended on the top and bottom of the eye as just like Kate Middleton, Charlotte loves her eyeliner! To finish the look I used Laura Mercier lip stain in shy pink.

The loveliest moments were when Charlottes Dad and Grandfather came upstairs for the big reveal! I’m definitely looking forward to seeing pictures of the rest of the day.

Photography was by Barrie Downie and flowers by a friend of the family.


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