With all this horrible, cold, wet, windy Edinburgh weather around I thought today was the day to go back to a beautifully sunny day in May 2015. I spent a really lovely morning with Alex and her party at her parents house in central Edinburgh.
Alex and Hugo had gone for mixed vintage feel for the wedding with 30’s inspired dress and 60’s inspired décor so for her makeup Alex felt a modern vintage feel would work well. For foundation I used one of my hero products, Face Atelier. It gives a wonderful look to the skin, not too glowing, just the right amount of radiance, so works well for that vintage feel, with out being too flat. Her eyes were very neutral, just a bit of definition and a black liquid line to give that vintage feel. I used a very soft orange red on the lips which is a nod to vintage but softer and we felt more modern. The colour I used is one that I love for this exact look. In fact it is just a lip liner from Kiko – Strawberry Red 707 – and I pop a natural lipbalm over the top.
Hair was by the fantastically wonderful Keith Marshall
The photographer Lisa Devine took the most amazing photos so here it the link to the album on her site. Just stunning!
Alex & Hugo Wedding Photos
I met Lynne when I was recommended to her by her sister-in-law Gemma, who’s wedding I had done about a year before. Its always really lovely to get recommendations and follow up on brides. Gemma was one of Lynne’s bridesmaids so we had a good old natter and catch up as I did her makeup. I had such a lovely morning making up Lynne, her maids and her Mum ! It’s such a delight when everyone feels so comfortable with you, and you them, that you are fully accepted into the morning as just one of the family. Feel so privileged to have the job I do.
I just received these lovely photos from a wedding I did at Norton House Hotel in Edinburgh. It was a pretty hectic wedding morning. The girls were so lovely and I had great fun. I think you’ll agree they all look stunning. The one one of the bridesmaids seeing Natalie for the first time has to be one of my favorite photos of all time.
This is one of my favorite reactions caught on camera from the Mum of the bride from this wedding. I have to say that for me, apart from the bride, the Mums are my favorite to do. The most common thing I hear from the Mother of the Bride or Groom on the wedding day is ‘Oh you don’t need to worry about me, I just need a little’. It’s like they don’t want to be a burden on me or anyone else around! They are also a bit anxious about makeup as most of them will either not be makeup wearers or have a very set look. So when I have finished talking to them about how they would love to loo (usually younger) and then finished the makeup and I get a reaction like this I am over-joyed.
There is something about Dalhousie as everytime I am there something happens to me. Janis’s wedding didn’t start too well as I managed to fall down a small flight of stairs banging my head quite hard but after a quick cup of tea all was well! We had a great morning catching up, as 7 years prior to this I had done Janis’s sisters wedding so it was all very relaxed and great fun!
Photography – Q Photography
Photographer – Lloyd Smith Creative Directory – Alex Aikman Smith
Fashion – Ian Tod Makeup – Rebekah McVitie
Photographer – Lloyd Smith Creative Director – Alex Aikman Stylist – Ian Tod Makeup – Rebekah McVitie Hair – Lisa @ Dickson Reid Model – Laura Baldwin @ Colours
Photographer – Lloyd Smith Creative Director – Alex Aikman Stylist – Ian Tod Makeup – Rebekah McVitie Hair – Alison Stewart Hair & Beauty Model – Diana @ Colours
Photographer – Duke Photography Production – Vintage Wedding Show Fashion – Those Were The Days Hair – Miss Dixibelle Makeup – Rebekah McVitie Models – Kirstin Gribbin, Kelly Donaghy, Jamie Hillen