Make-up & hair styling for a wedding at Broyle Place in Sussex

Make-up & hair styling for a wedding at Broyle Place in Sussex

Beautiful bride Vikki got married at Broyle Place near Lewes in Sussex on a very happy but very rainy day in July!

Broyle Place is a beautiful Grade II Elizabethan manor house, available for exclusive use for weddings, and it has a gorgeous suite for the bride to get ready in, as pictured here. Wrought iron gates and a long driveway provide a spectacular entrance to this romantic property which is bordered by ponds, sweeping lawns and ancient oaks.  Set in 30 acres of grounds and woodland, Broyle Place is a truly peaceful and private spot for a wedding in the pretty Sussex countryside.

It has a custom designed marquee which can hold 50-160 guests for the wedding breakfast, while The Great Hall provides seating for an intimate ceremony for up to 50 wedding guests.  The sweeping staircase and red carpet inside the house provide a dramatic background for the bride’s entrance and the impressive fireplace, which can be lit with candles, is a romantic setting for the signing of the Register. The Boat House, which is set against a backdrop of woodland and water features, can accommodate up to 150 wedding guests, and is the perfect setting for an outside ceremony.

Vikki’s wedding day was captured by London-based wedding photographer Diana V:

After hydrating Vikki’s skin with Super Facialist Rose Day Cream, I tapped on Clarins Instant Smooth primer to fill in any open pores, before applying  Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation in the shade ‘3 Fair’ to even out her skin tone, and Clarins Instant Concealer in ’01’ to brighten her under eye area. I then set her base with Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder and then some light bronzing powder and added a little peachy-pink blusher and a pearl highlighter on her cheekbones.

Vikki didn’t want a dark or smoky eye, as she has a fair skin tone, so I applied a light gold shade to her lids, followed by dark brown eyeliner, Ardell 110 lashes and plenty of black waterproof mascara to help define her eyes on camera.

Finally, I applied Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in ‘Valentine’, which is a delicate pink shade, topped with a little Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in ‘Kim KW’, which is a light peachy-nude shade.

Vikki wanted to wear her long, fine hair down in a bohemian and natural-looking hair style, to match the theme of her wedding day. I firstly curled her hair on a medium wand and and pinned it to set.  Later on, I very gently brushed out her curled and backcombed her roots, before doing a Dutch braid on one side for an interesting and modern looking detail.

I was kindly assisted by my colleague Poppy, who did her two bridesmaids’ hair styling: