Back in October 2016 I had an enquiry land in my inbox from the lovely Valentina and 10 months later I was on my way to The Sheraton, Park Lane to look after this special lady and her lovely mother, Jacqueline, for the big day!
I have been fortunate enough to work with these two lovelies since for other occasions but today I want to re-live the wonderful wedding day morning that I had the pleasure of being a part of.
All images were taken by superstar photographer, Paul Toeman, who was on hand to capture all the beautiful moments of the day.
Both Valentina and Jacqueline wanted a fresh, natural and dewy makeup look. Jacqueline was wearing a beautiful pink dress on the day so we decided to incorporate a pretty pink shade into her eye makeup which looked gorgeous against her skin and golden highlighted hair.
Her base consisted of light products as she really didn’t need much coverage at all, and I injected as much dewiness into her complexion as possible with a combination of Bobbi Brown’s Moisture Rich foundation and MAC Cosmetics’ Face and Body foundation. The lip shade I used was ‘Cosmo’ by MAC and then a slick of gloss in ‘Fashion Whim’ (also by MAC) was added ontop to mute the tone slightly and make the overall look a little fresher and natural.
Valentina’s base consisted of the same combination as Jaxqueline, again to keep the skin translucent and glowy. She was adamant that she wanted absolutely no shimmer at all as didn’t want to appear at all shiny on the day so all highlighters were off limits!
I created a smokey brown eye with the Urban Decay Naked Palette using shades ‘chopper’ on the lid, ‘sin’ on the brow bone, and ‘smog’ in the crease line. I added a brown liquid liner by Estee Lauder to define the eyes and enhance and add a bit of drama but also ensure that they didn’t overpower the overall pretty and natural look. Valentina wore the lip shade ‘Freckletone’ by MAC Cosmetics.
Hairstyles for both these lovely ladies were kept along the same theme as the makeup – relaxed, fresh and not too stylised.
Valentina opted for beach waves created with a conical wand and also featuring a pretty braid running along one side.
Jaqueline’s hair was styled with GHDs in a soft waves and arranged into a half up, half down style.
A huge congratulations to Valentina and Adam on moving into their dream home this year and I look forward to seeing you again soon! Big thanks again for having me look after you on your wedding day Valentina, it was a total pleasure and I can’t wait to work with you and your mum again for the next occasion!