Updated: May 27
The crazy summer season has almost came to an end and I finally have a moment to reflect on all the jobs I did this year. One of the highlights this summer was a styled shoot with a talented team of industry creatives.
It was a beautiful summer day at Brook End Green Farm. I prepared hair and makeup on my model Sam early that morning. The idea of the shoot was to create a relaxed boho wedding atmosphere. The Brook End Green Farm setting was exactly that, as it is located by a beautiful meadow and a lake. The idea for the decor was also inspired by the venues layout - the couple could go out and collect their wedding décor, wandering through the meadows cutting handfuls of grass and dead flowers to dry.
With all of the above in mind, I created a relaxed and yet sophisticated bridal hair and makeup look. The Rue De Seine wedding dress is both chic and romantic, the tassel element attached to Sams arms goes hand in hand with our boho theme, so hair and makeup needed to match.
Sams hair is naturally very frizzy with a slight curl through it. I have blowdried her hair first using VO5 Sleek Blow-dry Spray. Then I curled all hair using a NuMe Titanium Wand in 25mm and sprayed each strand with Schwarzkopf Silhouette Pump Spray prior to curling. I wanted the waves to be defined, so I did not brush them through, but styled the crown by intertwining the curls. I then finished styling by adding Rachel Sokhals bridal hairpins.
I wanted the bridal makeup to be natural, but still visible. Sam has gorgeous chestnut hair and deep brown eyes. I chose a soft brown colour palette in order to compliment her features. The makeup should not overpower the look and rather complete it, so I concentrated on her eyes, leaving lips in a natural shade. I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette to achieve this smokey eye and lipstick from M.A.C in shade 'Patisserie'.
Photography: Victoria Mitchell Photography
Styling: The White Emporuim and: The Eclectic Collection
Florist: Flowers at Fifty Eight
Furniture hire: Nikkita Palmer Bespoke Interiors & Prop Hire Wedding
Accessories: Rachel Sokhal Bridal Accessories
Hair & Makeup: London Wedding Makeup & Hair
Menswear: Chimney Formal Menswear
Stationery: Geri Loves Emi Paper Co
Cake Designer: Meadowsweet Cakes
Models: Sam Williams & David Boakes