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

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Real Weddings – A Spanish wedding in Bristol!

On the Saturday of Easter weekend I went along to the Woodlands House Country Hotel in Brent Knoll to do the hair and make up for Blanca, her mum and sister.

The bridal party were Spanish and they had a lot of their family staying at the small hotel, that meant only one thing…. It was very loud! But it was so much fun, and to be honest hearing lots of people around me speaking in Spanish made me feel like I was on holiday!

Blanca’s sister opted for a lovely simple hair style, it was a volumised half up half down style with small braided details at the side. Fir her make up I created depth on the outer third of the eyes with a brown tone and used black gel liner on the outer third only. I kept the skin nice a glowy with a cc cream and a mineral powder over the top and finished off the look with a light pink lipstick.

Blancas bridesmaid wedding hair and make up by grace kingsley

Blanca’s mum hardly spoke any english so after a few hand gestures to indicate the hair style she wanted I went through and straightened her hair but flicked the ends, I then put volume through the top with some plumping powder. For her make up I kept it fairly natural with the skin and a soft definition on the eyes, but we finished it off with a bright red lip! I am judging by the thumbs up and the si si si that she was happy!

Blancas mums wedding hair and make up by grace kingsley

For Blanca we wanted to create a softly curled side style that had a twisted braid around the back and then all the curls were gathered to the side. Blanca had ordered a lovely headpiece that had peach toned flowers in that finished the style perfectly. For her make up we kept the skin looking soft with a glow, again using a cc cream with a mineral powder and a soft peach blush. Here eyes were defined with a soft and a deep brown shadow and a winged gel liner. To finish off we used a peachy pink lipstick which was Blanca’s own.

Blanca Wedding hair and make up by Grace Kingsley

I had so much fun with them all and even had an invite to Madrid…..when is the next flight?!

Congratulations Blanca, thank you for including me in your special day!

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!

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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