Real Weddings – A Folly Farm affair!

Easter Monday saw the arrival of the sunshine we have all been waiting for over the bank holiday, and it could have been better weather for a wedding at Folly Farm! I arrived to find the bride sat on a hay bale soaking up the rays.

Sophie was a super organised bride (and I love an organised bride!), we had her look planned out but after being totally wowed by a beautiful head piece from Hermione Harbutt she made a last minute purchase so we changed the hair style slightly.

For Sophie’s hair I popped in the heated rollers to get some extra volume, I twisted the back just to give a bit of detail and the we added a few extra hair pieces to give a fuller effect. Using the curls I created a detailed side up do and swept the fringe across to join it.

Sophie wedding hair and make up by grace kingsley

Sophie’s make up was slightly heavier on the eyes, we used quite a few individual lashes to get a full lash effect along with a natural brown tone to define the eyes. The skin was fresh looking with a light cc cream and a sweep of mineral powder, finishing with a peach blush. We completed the look with a sheer red lip using Runway Rouge from Arbonne.

Sophie’s dress was out of this world, a 1920’s feel to it which suited her perfectly.

I had a lovely time getting her ready and wish Sophie and JP all the best for their journey ahead!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo


Real Weddings – Hannah’s Folly Farm wedding

Hannah got married at Folly Farm in Pensford, I have worked with a few brides that were getting married there but this was the first time I actually got the bridal party ready a the venue and it was just as beautiful as I imagined!

I met Hannah and her mum for their trial a little while back, I learnt then that Hannah was very organised and had a good idea of what she wanted, which i love!


Her dress was vintage inspired and very gorgeous, so with that in mind we went for a simple and very intricate looking style for the hair. I curled the hair through and gave it some volume through the top, then separating the hair in to two I created a twisted braid along both sides, using the rest of the twists I pinned it in to place at the back giving the illusion of lots of intertwined pieces. It was finished off with a beautiful sparkly comb that sat to one side of the hair.


For the make up we kept it simple, with soft definition on the eyes and a few flare lashes. I kept the skin soft using a bb cream and arbonne mineral powder to set. Using a pink blush to give a healthy glow and finished off the look with a very simple coat of rosy vaseline.

As well as the Bride I did the hair for Hannah’s Bridesmaids and her mum, they were all so lovely and made the morning go by so quickly with all their stories and lots of laughing!

Thank you for having me as part of your special day, I hope you had a great time celebrating with all your friends and family. Congratulations Hannah.

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo