Hair & make-up for an elegant wedding at Queen’s House in Greenwich, South London

Hair & make-up for an elegant wedding at Queen’s House in Greenwich, South London

“Catherine did an amazing job of my bridal hair and make-up! I got so many compliments and the make-up lasted all day and night without needing any touching up. I wanted a more natural look and she did it perfectly. She is also very professional and well-organised. I would definitely recommend Catherine”Alice Leedale 

Beautiful bride Alice got married at Queen’s House in Greenwich in South London on a glorious August day:

The Queen’s House is a truly iconic and very stylish wedding venue. Conceived as a ‘House of Delight’ for James I’s Queen, this exquisite former royal residence is set in the green and leafy surroundings of Greenwich Park, London, with spectacular views across the gardens of historic Greenwich to the River Thames and the contrasting skyscrapers of Canary Wharf beyond.

The Great Hall, which is a perfect 40-foot-cube with a black-and-white geometric marble floor and views across the Thames, provides a spectacular setting for ceremonies and dinners for up to 120 guests, while The Orangery and South Parlours provide a beautiful location for a drinks reception or small wedding ceremony for up to 50 guests. The Undercroft offers an atmospheric party space for dancing and after-dinner entertainment, where further evening guests can be invited.

Alice’s wedding day was captured brilliantly by London wedding photographer Poppy Maltby:

After hydrating Alice’s skin with Super Facialist Rose Day Cream, I tapped on Becca Ever Matte primer on her nose and chin, to prevent any shine on these areas.  I then buffed in Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation in shade no. 1, and a peach corrector to cancel out some blue shadows she tends to get on her under-eye area, followed by Tarte Shape Tape concealer in ‘Light’, which is a full coverage concealer ideal for brightening underneath the eyes.

I then set Alice’s base using setting powder and a light matte bronzing powder, before adding some cool pink blusher to her cheeks, and a light pearly highlighter on her nose and in the inner corners of the eyes, which gives a nice twinkling effect.

Alice wanted a warm golden-brown eye, so I used the shades ‘Amaretto’, ‘Hazelnut’ and ‘Marzipan’ from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette, followed by a flick of Laura Mercier creme eyeliner in ‘Espresso’ for more drama.

Alice wanted a subtle nude lip, so I applied L’Oreal lipstick in ‘MLBB’, which is a glossy nude shade.

Alice wanted to wear her hair up, but in a very relaxed style that looked effortless rather than overdone. For this, I curled her hair on a medium sized wand, which I then pinned into swirls at the back of her head, leaving large tendrils free at the sides of her head for a romantic look.