The New Mr & Mrs Harper...x

Sarah married Danny at the Parish Church in Kendal with a reception at the Riverside Hotel. I smile when I think about this because there was a logistics issue with getting the girls' luggage to the hotel and I ended up dropping it off on my way home. All part of the service ; )

On the morning of the wedding Sarah and her Bridal Party were getting ready at her parents' home. Sarah's Mum and Dad are among the loveliest people you could hope to meet. Just the warmest, kindest couple. Anxious that everything went to plan, as most parents are on the morning of their Daughter or Son's wedding but really sweet with it! Having someone's Dad pottering around in the kitchen and washing the breakfast pots whilst chatting about the weather keeps you calm and grounded in amongst the madness of a wedding morning.


Rebecca Kitching was the Photographer for the day and Katie Robinson from Made in Flowers popped in with the bouquets and buttonholes and if you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know I bump into these two a LOT so it was a nice laid-back morning full of familiar faces. Another thing you'll notice is that there are some shocking facial expressions coming from me which generally means that I'm completely unaware of the shot being taken. That means an unobtrusive photographer and that's good! (Not so good for me and my dodgy 'making-up face'. I can't help it though, it's concentration I think?)

Sarah's Mum's make-up was absolutely minimal. A natural dewey skin with a soft pink creme blush on the apples of the cheeks, a soft neutral shadow swept over the lids and a little eyeliner and mascara was all that was needed. I defined the brows running a matt brown shadow along their natural arch to frame the eyes and that was it.


I did the make-up for two of the three bridesmaids and they both had the same brown smokey eyes with bronzed cheeks and a natural lip colour. (And their lashes to die for!)

Sarah has gorgeous bone structure and good skin so we let that shine through with a light base and focussed on the eyes. I used a combination of eyeshadows in cool brown tones, a subtle shimmer highlight on the inside corners and heavy chocolate liner on the outside corners and just a dab of  warm 'bronze' shadow from MAC on the middle of the lower lashline to make the brown of her eyes really pop. It was a fairly cool autumnal day so I took the blush and the lip colour a shade brighter than in the trial. If you step out into the cold and the colour literally drains from your face it's a very subtle way of counteracting that.

Beautiful girls!


Look at Sarah's Dad proud as punch strolling through the churchyard with his little girl on his arm! I just love this...

I love the colours in this wedding. The romantic style of the photography, the lace of Sarah's gown and the pastel hues of the flowers compliment eachother really well and the teal blue gives it a gorgeous pop of colour. Sarah you look absolutely beautiful, as do your 'maids and your lovely Mum and I'm really pleased to feature you on the blog! Congratulations to the two of you and best wishes for your future together xX

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