Real Weddings… Amy’s special day with a touch of sparkle!

Apologies for my tardiness in posting this real wedding but suddenly the season has hit me and free time for writing is virtually none existent. I met Amy in March following a recommendation by Michelle Jetzer’s blog My Wedding Workshop  (Thank you Michelle). Michelle is an award winning wedding planner for The Riverstation and Amy chose to have her reception there. I immediately warmed to Amy, she’s a mum and notoriously I’ve  found that brides who have children are far more relaxed about their wedding day. Amy was no exception, her little boy was at the trial and he was just gorgeous, no trouble at all! Amy wasn’t sure what she wanted make-up wise but knew she wanted to look extra special. She knew she wanted false eyelashes and glamour was definitely on the cards. She showed me pictures of her dress and described her plan for her hair and I came up with a bespoke look to suit her. I’ll never forget her first look in the mirror, a real sense of wow I was thrilled as she loved it – just one request – longer lashes please! No problem Amy!! 🙂

Amy’s photographer was Ben Thapa, he was super, not intrusive in any way and a really nice guy. Thank you Ben for allowing me to use a few of your shots in this blog.

The morning of the wedding was soon upon us. I arrived at the house and it was a hive of excitement. The hairdressers Rhea and Holly from Central Studios were there and had already made a start on the girls, so I set up my station and put on my tool belt (which I love) and got going on the bridesmaids. We went for a charcoal smokey eye with a creamy base, I added definition with Bobbi Brown Gel eyeliner along the lashlines and blended well. The look worked perfectly with their sequined dresses which I think you’ll agree were pretty awesome – good choice Amy! She chose electric blue shoes and and vibrant yellow tulips as their bridesmaid bouquets. It all worked brilliantly. The flowers were from The Flower Shop. 

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Next it was Amy’s turn, always a little less challenging on the day as you’ve had a chance for a trial and knowing she was so happy with her look there was no pressure at all – which is nice for me. Amy’s make up was a mix of pinks and purples. A base of a shimmery white, followed by a dusky pink with aubergines and richer purples working upwards from the lashline. A good amount of black gel eyeliner to add definition around the eyes helped to tie it all together. The final addition of some fluttery long false eyelashes gave her the glamour she had hoped for.

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We chose a pinky lip using Body Shop colour glide number 69. It tied together the girly pinky purply eyes with her lips. I was really pleased with the result. A look Amy admits she would have never thought of.

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I love these extreme concentration faces while the girls help Amy fit her birdcage veil. Stunning!

Next it was time for Mum to jump in the hot seat. Amy’s mum had been running around all morning, having been and had her hair done and generally making sure everyone was ok. So this was an opportunity for her to sit still. She asked for the same make-up as the bridesmaids, which was lovely for me as she clearly really liked what I had done. She had also chosen to try false eyelashes, which is a little brave if you’ve not worn them before but she wanted to look extra special, and why not!


Thank you to Sense of occasion (who provided Amy’s wedding car) who took this picture.

Before long everyone was ready and Amy scuttled off to get her dress on. You would think the amount of brides I see on a weekly basis I wouldn’t get blown away anymore, but Amy really took my breath away. Her dress was just gorgeous, it suited her and her theme perfectly. Almost Grecian in style and really unique. Her classic bouquet of white roses and trailing foliage matched exquisitely. As the following pictures show.

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Amy and Julian went on to marry in their local church in Bishopston.

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Here they are cutting the cake at the reception at The Riverstation, a gorgeous riverside venue in central Bristol.

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Congratulations Amy and Julian, aka Mr and Mrs Bridgeman, I wish you many years of happiness together.

Amy said: Emily was absolutely amazing on my wedding day morning.  From keeping my mum calm to applying the most amazing make up I have ever had on.  I felt instantly at ease when I first met her, she seemed to quickly understand exactly what I wanted, pink lipstick and fake lashes.  I’m not a natural make up girl and the first colours Emily used were perfect, pink lips, the perfect shade, colourful but not too bright and the most amazing lashes.  My bridesmaids both looked absolutely stunning, their eyes where exactly how I thought they should be and it really bought the whole outfit together.  I think Emily deserves a medal, she handled my mum very well (naturally a stressed mother of the bride) and even did her make up.  She has never had anyone apply her make up before and was slightly apprehensive but the look you gave her was amazing, you made her look younger!  I will be going back to Emily when I am older and richer to have her apply my make up every day just so I can look younger all the time.  She loved her lashes so much and stayed on so well, she had them throughout the next day.

Emily comes with the most amazing collection of make up and tons of fake lashes but it’s her expertise that really makes her stand out.  When applying make up she made it feel effortless, which I believe is a true sign of a professional.  I will recommend Emily to anyone and everyone.  Once again Emily, THANK YOU.

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