It’s alternative wedding month and we’re feeling inspired by gorgeous wedding hair and beauty looks, with a difference. Doing something fabulous with your beauty is a great way to put a unique twist on the traditional bridal look. Make your own style statement.
Let’s start with your make up…
Who says your wedding make up has to be understated and minimal? If you’re a make-up lover who likes to go big and fabulous when you’re putting your face on for special occasions, then why be any different on your big day? Put down the nude lippy and take a look at these bold and beautiful bridal make up looks…
Ali Kynoch Make up Artist has given this stunning bride a bold yet elegant look, with a deep maroon-coloured lip, a soft smokey eye and rouge cheeks. The glamorous result is utterly timeless- just what you want for those wedding photos. With over fifteen years experience in the beauty industry, Ali will ensure you look nothing short of flawless for that walk down the aisle. Love this look? Then stay tuned, as we have a gorgeous DIY Makeup post coming soon with Ali all about how to create this beautiful look!
We also love this make up look by Charlotte Jay Make Up, a St Albans-based Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist who studied at the London College of Fashion and the Academy of Freelance Makeup Artists. Here, Charlotte has used a brighter shade of red and a heavier slick of eyeliner to create an entirely different style that’s reminiscent of old Hollywood starlets.
Either way, these talented ladies have proved that a red lip and smokey eye most certainly can work as part of your bridal look.
So, what about your hair?
From something beautifully extravagant (like dying your hair pink!), to simply making more of your hair with expert styling, get ready to be inspired…
Show Your True Colours
If you’re struggling to find a wedding dress that lets your true personality shine through, do it by adding some colour to your hair. With the right styling, this look can be utterly gorgeous and is guaranteed to turn heads on your big day. The only question is, what shade is the right one for you?
We love these photographs captured by the oh-so-talented San Shawe, from Sanshine Photography. From those bright pink locks, to the slightly more subtle use of blue fresh flowers, get ready to inject some colour into your look.
Flower Adorned Up-Dos
If those blue flowers have caught your eye, then why not go boho and decorate your hair with florals on your big day? We love these looks from Hair and Make Up By Gabrielle. The London-based beauty expert prides herself on creating a look that will enhance your natural beauty. Here she’s used both fresh flowers and a delicate floral hair accessory to add a little something extra to these bridal up-dos.
Another floral look we love is this awe-inspiring flower crown created by the talented folk over at Herbert and Isles, in Buckinghamshire. These ladies can create something that is completely bespoke to you, using beautiful freshly cut blooms.
Boho with an Intricate Twist
If you love the relaxed, messy styling of the boho look, but still want it to have a dramatic twist, we suggest getting in touch with artistic hair and make up expert, Chloe. Based in Hertfordshire, Chloe is dedicated to creating sensational hair looks that make her brides feel incredible on their wedding day. Here, she’s given chunky plaits and messy buns a bit of an edge with some intricate styling.
Another gorgeous look from Hair and Make Up By Gabrielle, but this time with a vintage twist! This bride has been given a 50s style hair do, with sleek, shiny curls and perfectly-pinned volume. This is a beautiful option for brides wearing a vintage-style tea length wedding dress on their big day.
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