Real Weddings – Michelle’ Bristol Zoo wedding!

On Saturday I went along to Arnos Manor Hotel to get Michelle ready for her big day along with her mum and her bridesmaid.

Michelle came along to my studio to have her trial about six weeks before her big day, being an organised bride she came with plenty of ideas and pictures which is great, as Michelles hair is quite short and the kind of style she wanted needed more hair we decided to order a hair piece so we split the trial in two whilst we waited a week or so for the extra hair to arrive!

Much to our amusment, despite the fact we both agreed on a shade that we thought matched Michelles hair when it arrived it was completley wrong! So we ended up going for something different from originally planned!



With Michelles make up we chose to stay fairly natural, but wanted her eyes to stand out so I used bare study paint pot from mac as a primer, then layered up foxy, limit and nooner from the urban decay Naked palettes. As Michelles colour theme was zebra print and purple we wanted the purple to show in the make up so I used a deep plum tone Palace Pedigree from mac along the socket line and outter corner of the eye. I used short and medium lashes to open her eyes up.

I kept her skin fresh looking with Illamasqua skin base and a rosy blush. For her lips I used mac’s Dreaminess from the mineralised collection.

For her hair we ended up putting some curls through and simply braiding one side around to the back and then having lose waves on the other.


I also did the make up for her mum who wanted to look just like herself but great in pictures (don’t we all!) so I defined the eyes and kept the skin looking fresh.

For Michelles bridesmaid it was very easy as her skin was amazing so I used macs face and body foundation and a bit of bronzer on the cheeks. I defined her eyes with limit and nooner (Urban decay naked 3) in the socket line and some brown eyeliner.

When Michelles two best women arrived in zebra print dresses I knew they were in for an awesome day!

I hope you had a great day Michelle and I can’t wait to see the professional pics!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo


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