Naomi and Pete, A Cheshire Wedding!

Naomi and Pete were married on a glorious July day at Rowton Hall Country House Hotel in Cheshire and I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to do Naomi's make-up!
I don't usually cover Cheshire but Naomi had modelled for me on a styled shoot that I set up and my best friend Faye was her Bridesmaid so in all honesty it was more of a treat than a job!
Naomi's Cousin Josie was her second Bridesmaid and the girls, along with Nay's gorgeous Mum took over an apartment in the grounds of Rowton Hall for the Wedding preparations that, frankly, I'd like to live in.

We had the incredibly talented Jamie from Haus in Moreton and he brought along the lovely Gerrard from his team to give us all brow envy. And also do some hair. Jamie is a Creative Colour Educator for Paul Mitchel and he created the most chic and structured chignon I've ever seen (it literally defied gravity and stayed that way until the early hours)

Bridesmaids Faye and Josie have got completely different hair, one naturally curly and dark, and the other blonde and straight with a fringe, so they each had an updo featuring a plait detail but very much individually tailored to their own style.
 It was a similar story with the make-up in that they look completely different but both wanted the eyes to be the stand-out feature so we went stronger on the eyeshadow and liner with layers of fluttery individual lashes.
A subtle contour for both and a natural lip colour finished off the Bridesmaid look and then it was on to the Bride!

 Nay is a complete pocket rocket. She is teensy tiny and a natural beauty with huge bambi eyes and a perfect smile. We tried a couple of different looks at her pre-wedding consultation and struggled to pin down which one to go for- She had two different eyeshadow looks at one point, one on each eye and we had to keep covering an eye at a time to try and decide! We were torn between a really clean, defined and winged eye with graduated lashes for a feline effect, or a really soft buffed and blended out shadow with wispy lashes that were fuller in the middle.
In the end we merged the two with a dark but diffused metallic bronze smokey eye and fine lashes that winged on the outer corners. Skin was tanned and glowy with a coral pop on the cheeks and a pink/nude lip.

The dress was just incredible and photographer Asha of MotivStudio captured some beautiful shots posed in the apartment before it was time to head to church. It's usually a bit frantic at this point and quite often the photographer will leave to go and get shots of the Groom's party and the guests arriving at the ceremony which is obviously really important.
 (I sacrificed my own 'dress/finishing touches' shots on our wedding day because I wanted to see what was going on with the boys and I knew there would be tons of pictures of me in the dress over the course of the day. Our photographer could only be in one place at once and of course I wanted to know that she was set up at the church for the all-important ceremony shots!!) I wouldn't change that, but if you do have enough time factored into your morning for a few shots of you as a Bride. Just you. Then it's well worth it. Because you've waited so long to wear that dress and the day goes by so fast, you'll want to treasure the memory.

If you are lucky enough to have two photographers then of course you'll get the best of both worlds!

Nay's super cool brother came to collect her from the apartment to escort her to the church and walk her down the aisle. I loved that! Here's an equally cool shot of their entrance to the church, backlit by the sun pouring in as the doors opened for the walk down the aisle and delaying the big reveal slightly. Beautiful capture!

The sun was absolutely streaming down and it didn't stop for the rest of the day.

And here she is with her Handsome Groom!

The grounds of Rowton Hall are stunning and all the images of the guests mingling on the lawns in the sunshine make for a beautiful album.

There were lots of nods to Groom Pete's love of cricket (He does play, not just an armchair fan!) The Groomsmen even had a couple of overs on the lawn and Nay stepped up to bat (no pressure!) I wasn't there but judging by the pictures I'd say she hit a six on her first bat which means Pete has to load the dishwasher every night for the rest of his married life.

It was an absolutely beautiful wedding to be a part of and I'm so grateful to Naomi and Pete, and photographer Asha for letting me share it on the blog! I'll put the fab suppliers in the links below on the off-chance someone is getting married in Cheshire and would like this dream team for their big day.

Thanks for reading x


Photographer~ Asha at


Hair~ Jamie at


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