Bridal hair & make-up for a wedding at Cowdray House in Sussex

Bridal hair & make-up for a wedding at Cowdray House in Sussex

“Catherine was brilliant, and I loved my hair and make-up. She was so calm and chilled in the morning which created such a good atmosphere before the wedding. Thanks so much for everything!”Rachel Patton 

Beautiful bride Rachel got married at Cowdray House in Sussex:

Rachel’s wedding day was captured by top Sussex wedding photographer Annamarie Stepney:

For Rachel’s make-up. I began by applying Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation in shade no. 3 with a foundation brush, before warming up Rachel’s face with Benefit Hoola Lite bronzing powder and a tawny-nude blusher on her cheeks.

I created a soft bronzey-gold eye for Rachel using the shades ‘Hazelnut’, ‘Creme Brulee’ and ‘Marzipan’ from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, followed by a fine flick of black liquid liner. I then fixed her brows in place using Benefit 24 Hour Brow Setter.

To compliment the vibrant red of the poppies in Rachel’s stunning bouquet (which was made by Karen at This Floral Life who is the resident florist at Cowdray House), I applied the bride’s own Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Colour in ‘Red Carpet’, which is a vibrant orange-based red with a matte finish.

I curled Rachel’s hair on a medium sized wand and pinned it to cool while I did her bridesmaids’ make-up. I then brushed it out gently with a paddle brush, and Dutch braided the side sections back for an effortless-looking half up do.

I was very kindly assisted at this wedding by the brilliant Lucy at Hair That Turns Heads who did the hair styling for five of Rachel’s bridesmaids.

Rachel’s pretty wedding dress was ‘Virgo’ by Willowby: