Hair & make-up for a wedding at Hampton Court House in Surrey

Hair & make-up for a wedding at Hampton Court House in Surrey

“Catherine was absolutely amazing, very accommodating from the start and was very helpful when I wanted a second hair trial as I couldn’t make up my mind! On the day, Catherine kept the room calm and helped us keep to time without feeling rushed at all.  I don’t normally wear much make up and was worried that I (and my husband) would feel as though I was wearing too much. But it was just perfect. My make-up felt and looked really light and natural. By the time it came to the sparkler send off, it looked just as it did at the beginning of the day!”Sylvia Yan 

Delightful bride Sylvia got married at Hampton Court House in Surrey:

Hampton Court House is one of England’s most glamorous and romantic wedding venues, set in eight acres of magical 18th century gardens. This hidden gem is located opposite the world-renowned Hampton Court Palace, which was Henry VIII’s home near Kingston in Surrey. The grand hall, which overlooks Bushy Park, is licensed to host civil ceremonies for up to 150 guests, and they also offer a number of rooms and outdoor areas where you can choose to hold your own unique wedding reception.

Sylvia’s wedding day was captured by top Surrey wedding photographer Murray Clarke:

As she doesn’t generally wear make-up day-today, Sylvia wanted a super-natural, very radiant make-up look for her wedding day. I applied Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation in shade no. 5 with a foundation brush, before concealing where needed with Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in ‘Natural Tan’.

I then set her make-up using Bourjois Healthy Mix Powder in ‘Vanilla’, before using Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in ‘Moonstone’ (light gold) to give her face an overall glow, and applying a tawny blusher to her cheeks.

For Sylvia’s eyes, I used a soft golden shade called ‘Marzipan’ from the Too Faced ‘Chocolate Bar’ palette on her lids, followed by a fine flick of black liquid liner and Ardell 110 lashes, to give her eyes some emphasis without heaviness.

Finally, I applied Clinique lipstick in the shade ‘Nude Pop’, a very natural browny-pink, followed by a little Charlotte Tilbury lip gloss in ‘Ibiza Nights’ for a subtle gold shimmer.

I curled Sylvia’s hair on a wand and left it to cool while I did the bridesmaids’ make-up. I then brushed it out gently with a Tangle Teezer and twisted two side sections back for an effortless-looking half up do.

I was very kindly assisted at this wedding by the brilliant Maeva, who did the hair styling for Sylvia’s four bridesmaids: