Real Weddings – Claire’s central wedding

Last weekend I went along to The Grand Hotel in central Bristol to do the hair and make up for Claire and her bridal party for her wedding day.

Both the bridesmaids and mum aren’t huge make up wearers so we kept it fairly natural for them, a soft brown on the eyes just to define with a brown gel liner and some short individual lashes. Keeping the skin nice a natural and the lips were finished with a tinted balm. For mum I kept it fairly similar but rather than a gel liner I used a plum khol liner which I smudged out a little for a softer definition.

claire bridesmaid and mum wedding hair and make up by grace kingsley


For their hair I curled the bridesmaids hair and then I did a low messy bun on one and a loose twisted up do on the other, I did a blow dry for mum to get some extra volume which worked perfectly with her Fascinator.

For Claire’s Hair I curled it all through, I created a small bit of volume through the top and then used the curls to create a structured details up do at the back. Claire had a beautiful sparkly comb that looked great against her dark hair colour.

Claire wedding hair and make up by grace kingsley

For her make up we created a darker eye so that they were the focus, I used browns and charcoal browns from the naked3 palette with a gel liner and individual lashes, I also used a khol liner on the lower water line for extra definition. The skin was kept soft with a mix of mac face and body foundation and arbonnes cc cream and a soft pink blush. I used a nude lip liner and coloured in the whole lip and apply a tinted balm over the top.


Claire looked stunning in her dress and I had so much fun with them all on the wedding morning.

Congratulations Claire!

Stay gorgeous

Grace x


Real Weddings – Anna’s Country wedding

Last week I did the make up for Anna and her bridal party. Anna was getting married at Coombe Lodge in Blagdon, but we were getting her ready in a near by B&B which was absolutely beautiful, in fact I was hoping they might not notice if I moved in!

A family friend was doing the hair so I could just focus on the make up which was nice for a change. I started with the Bridesmaids and we went for a fresh make up look, with soft definition to the eyes, soft dewy skin and a coral pink lip. I used MAC Face and body on all of them along with a light dusting of Arbonne mineral powder to give it some staying power for the day.

Annas bridemaids and mum wedding make up by Grace Kingsley

For Anna’s mum we went with a slightly more dramatic with a grey tone on the eyes and a fuchsia pink lip.

For Anna we went for a natural but defined make up look, with a very soft smokey definition on the eyes, I used a winged liner and some individual lashes for more depth on the eyes. I wanted to keep the skin looking glowing so I used a MAC Face and Body foundation with a Mineral powder over the top completing it with a soft pink blush. For the lips we went for a really soft natural pink.

anna wedding make up by grace kingsley

I didn’t get to see everyone dressed and ready as they moved round to Coombe Lodge to finish off getting dressed but Anna sent me a pic the next day and all I can say is she looks amazing!

Thank you for having me as part of your special day, it was great fun working with you all! Congratulations Anna.

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

Real Weddings – Jenni’s Masion House wedding!

At the beginning of March I got to do the hair and make up for Jenni and her bridal party. The wedding was at Kings Weston House, a beautiful grand Mansion house in Bristol.

We set up in one of the bedrooms which I think was made specifically for me!


I was doing the hair for two bridesmaids, make up for mum and hair and make up for Jenni.

The bridesmaids had a simple curled loose style which I totally forgot to take photos of!!

Jenni Wedding hair and make up by Grace Kingsley

The bride how ever I did remember to take photos of! We went for a soft smokey eye with brown and dark plumy brown tones, the pink undertone in the lighter browns made Jenni’s eye colour pop! To finish the eyes I used individual lashes and brown gel liner. I kept the skin soft and opted for a simple mineral powder foundation and a soft pink blush. The lips were a nude tone called Blankety from MAC.

Jenni’s hair was kept simple with a loose wave and a volumed half up half down style, which was finished off perfectly with a beautiful Hermione Harbutt headpiece.

I have seen a few pics from the reception and it looks like everyone had a amazing time! Congratulations Jenni, Thank you for having me involved in your special day.

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo