All you wish for on your wedding day is to look and feel amazing, and most importantly, feel like you. Dearly Beloved spoke with Angela, from Angela Renee Makeup about looking your best for your wedding.
See Angela’s gorgeous work on Dearly Beloved here.
Hair specialist and makeup artist, Angela Renee believes
wedding hair and makeup should enhance your natural beauty in a way that effortlessly complements your dress, individual bridal style and personality.”
Here are Angela’s tips for looking amazing and feeling fabulous on your wedding day:
What is your style?
Images of your flowers, chosen jewellery, or a swatch of your dress fabric all help to communicate your overall vision for your wedding. You can create a mood board or look book with your dress being central place. Share your visuals with your hairstylist and makeup artist. This will provide inspiration for how your hair and makeup will complement your bridal style.
Gather your team
Find beauty professionals that you connect with. Make sure your hairstylist and makeup artist are experts in their field and experienced with bridal work – choose people that you can communicate with easily and who share your style aesthetic. Organise your team to come to you on your wedding day. Being beautified in your chosen setting will eliminate a lot of stress and ensure things run to time.
Hair and skin condition
You want the condition of your hair and skin to be optimum on your wedding day so your stylists have the perfect base to apply your makeup and create your hairstyle. It’s ideal to have a long-term beauty plan. This may include a treatment regime for hair and skin, a haircut and colour plan and consideration of skin sensitivities and hair and scalp issues.
At a trial you will have a practice run for your hair and makeup, two or three months before your wedding day. If you are unsure what you will feel comfortable with, the trial is the perfect time to experiment. If you choose to wear hair adornments such as a veil or diamante hair pins, for example, bring them along. Then your special piece can be incorporated into your hairstyle. Wear a white top with a similar neckline to your dress if possible so you can get a true idea how your hair and makeup will appear on the day. Take photos to refer to.
Your makeup should enhance your natural beauty and appear polished and fresh. The overall look should be timeless and classic. Focus your attention to the finer details, a natural shaped brow, long lashes, glowing cheeks and glossy lips. Contouring is important photographically and will enhance your natural bone structure. Softly blended and subtle colour hues in natural tones will be added with blush and eye shadows to accentuate your individual features. For the fashion-forward bride choose one makeup trend to feature. A bold lip or stronger blush can introduce a pleasing colour pop without being too much.
Choose a silhouette that compliments your face shape and profile. Classic hair up styles will stand the test of time when you reflect on your wedding pictures in years to come. The classic up styles are also very current. If you have short hair, don’t feel pressured to grow it as there are many options for styling a short haircut. Keep your hair type and the weather in mind – not everyone can have cascading curl successfully. Let your hairstylist advise you on a hairstyle appropriate for the season. Clip-in hair pieces are a great addition to help achieve the style you want. Remember – your dress should always be central to your look. Therefore your hair needs to complement not detract from your gown and sit well with the neckline too.
The overall picture
Over all, when it comes to your bridal look, think: less is often more… and enjoy the experience of being beautified as much as the day itself.
Find Angela’s work on Dearly Beloved: http://www.dearlybeloved.co.nz/angela_renee/