A Summer Wedding

At the weekend I had the very great privilege to be a bridesmaid at my best friend’s wedding. It was truly magical and the bride looked so beautiful. I thought I’d share some of my day with you all.

I arrived at the bride’s parents’ house early in the morning to get ready. I wasn’t feeling the brightest but a cup of coffee soon sorted that out. We had our hair done first by a local hairdresser called Louise Schofield. For the bridesmaids she did these really beautiful plaited side buns which we finished off with some sparkly hair spirals.

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Next we moved on to make up. We did our own make up so we were able to make ourselves look exactly how we wanted. I don’t often sit down and spend a good hour or so putting on make up so it was a real treat! I had a manicure the day before so my nails were painted with OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons on my nails. On my face I used:

  • No 7 Stay Perfect Liquid Foundation in Calico
  • Maybelline Coverstick Thick Concealer in Ivory
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Powder in Medium
  • Bourjois Blusher in Lilas D’Or
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Undercover Shadow Primer
  • MUA Starry Night Eyeshadow Palette
  • Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner in Black
  • Max Factor Clump Defy Waterproof Mascara in Black
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero
  • Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Notting Hill Nude

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We then helped the bride get ready and put our dresses on. Even I had something borrowed – the earrings I am wearing belong to the bride’s mother!

The wedding itself was in a beautiful little country church and I am so pleased to say the weather was perfect all day! It stayed dry and was warm but not hot. I managed not to cry throughout the ceremony which I think was quite an achievement!

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