Hair styling & make-up for a wedding at Lovekyn Chapel in Kingston in Surrey
“Catherine was a delight to deal with and a true professional. My trial was really enjoyable and I came away after several hours in Catherine’s amazing hands feeling confident and happy about how I would look on my wedding day. I absolutely adored the make-up she did for me on the actual day, it was beautiful, and exactly what we had discussed and experimented with at the trial. Thanks Catherine – you have the magic touch!” – Sarah O’Sullivan
Gorgeous bride Sarah got married at Lovekyn Chapel in Kingston-upon-Thames in Surrey on a sunny day in June:
Lovekyn Chapel dates back to 1309, and is the oldest complete building in Kingston. Although it is no longer used for religious services, it’s the most popular venue in the borough for civil ceremonies. It is an elegant and bright space with excellent acoustics, and can comfortably seat up to 60 people. The chapel features large stained glass windows and a magnificent vaulted ceiling and arched doorway, so you get the ambience of a church but without the religious service.
Sarah’s wedding day was captured by Surrey wedding photographer Graham Nixon: https://grahamnixon.com/
I firstly used two primers on Sarah’s skin – one to control oil on her t-zone and the other (a pale green SOS Primer from Clarins) to cover any redness on her cheeks. I then buffed on Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation in the shade ‘3 Fair’ to even out her skin tone, before setting her base with Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder and then some light bronzing powder and a peachy-nude blusher to warm and sculpt her face.
For Sarah’s eyes, I mainly used Too Faced eye shadow in ‘Amaretto’ (a deep cherry shade) on her lids, Ardell lashes and plenty of mascara to make her eyes sparkle.
Finally, I applied Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in ‘Very Victoria’, a deeper nude, to complete her fresh and natural look.
Sarah wanted to wear her hair down in an elegant but natural-looking hair style, so I curled her hair and left it to set. Later on, I gently brushed it out and backcombed her roots, before sweeping her hair over to one side, and securing it in place with bobby pins at the nape of the neck.
Sarah’s simple and elegant wedding dress with the ruffled shoulder detail was designed by Ted Baker: https://www.tedbaker.com/uk/Womens/Tie-The-Knot/Wedding-Dresses/c/wedding-dresses