I became aware of this beautiful new website through Tasha Newland of Ikonworks, when she was working on press releases for the front cover of Wedding Ideas Magazine (August Issue 163) I loved the concept of the site, and the way that editor Kimberley had taken her time to get the look and feel just right. The site overs an online wedding fair, with real locally sourced suppliers, available 24/7 and without actually having to leave the comfort of your own home. A real bonus for most couples who don’t want to spend their precious weekends trawling wedding supplier stands, and feeling awkward when asking questions. Or worse, pressured into booking anything there and then (can’t stand hard sales people!) So this site is really a breath of fresh air. I’m loving it and I hope you find it useful too x
My Wedding Fair Hampshire
A couple of weeks ago Tasha Newland from Ikonworks (and regular writer for Wedding Ideas) asked me to help her with an article on bridal beauty prep, and a feature on how I created *that* cover girl makeup for their August issue 163. Of course, I was delighted to write for this fab magazine and to help my lovely friend Tasha. To our delight, Wedding Ideas have made the article centre stage on their website which is just fantastic…I hope you enjoy reading it! x
When Tasha of Ikonworks asked me to come up with a bridal design for the front cover of Wedding Ideas Magazine, she told me it all had to be about the eyes. Powerful, yet delicate with a certain impact you only get if someone is staring directly at you. Simple, right? Well actually, yes. Tasha has a way of making you completely believe in her and the project. And instills a trust in you to do, well, just what you excel at. She understands that for her to do her job well, she needs to allow others to do theirs which is an absolute breath of fresh air!
So for the design! After running a few sketches and doing some online research I had come up with a simple eye design, using soft browns from MAC and lining the eyes with brown and black to give it just another soft edge. I then just added some false eyelashes for the camera to pick up on, filled in the brows lightly using the same browns through the eye. I then added several base layers consisting of primers, pore primers, highlighters and strobe cream – finishing with a couple more layers of foundation.
I wanted the blush from the cheeks to almost sweep into the mouth, and form this one continuous look of inviting warmth. So I used Rosie Huntington-Whitely’s new blusher which goes from a cream to a powder on contact (currently my favourite item in the kit) Now the lips! Everyone has been asking me about those lips and what I used…well it was a little of a beposke colour. Combining MAC’s lipstick in Rebel and with MAC’s Dazzleglass in Funtabulous x
Photography by Ikonworks * Dress available at Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Boutique * Hair by Michelle Crosser of Bridal Hair in Hampshire * Flowers by The Wild Fox * Shoot Venue Penton Park * Model Sophie Waldron * Makeup by me!
I this image by Tasha Ikonworks of all of us just doing our thing working busily away for Wedding Ideas Magazine front cover shoot. Tasha had referred to us as her ‘dream team’ as she had pulled us together from scratch to make this front cover photoshoot work harmoniously. And I think the end result really does show this – the fact that we all worked hard, yet had such a laugh together making it. Actually just before this photo was taken we had been having a ‘serious’ conversation about Jon Snow from Game of Thrones…
More gorgeous images to come x
The ‘Dream Team’ * Ikonworks * Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Boutique * The Wild Fox * Bridal Hair in Hampshire * Penton Park * Sophie Waldron Model * Frances Moore MUA *
I have been dying to share this news for about a month now…my first front cover with Wedding Ideas Magazine!!
When Tasha of Ikonworks Photography asked me to be a part of her ‘dream team’ for this front cover project I was so excited as I’m a huge fan and always return back to her work again and again for my own inspiration. So getting the chance to work with her was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. Tasha has a way of capturing light that when you view the images back just makes you feel happy – it’s an incredible talent.
Along with Tasha the dream team included: Joey of The Wild Fox Floristry (she is uber cool and her flowers are out of this world – truly) Hannah of Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Boutique who provided those two stunning bridal gowns (which at the time were not on general sale, she’s very persuasive!) Michelle Crosser of Bridal Hair in Hampshire (personal friend who I love working with) Model Sophie Waldron (Yes she is that stunning all the time!) And all shot at Penton Park, a really unique wedding venue in Hampshire.
I LOVE THIS FRONT COVER!!! x
A couple of weeks ago myself & Kelly Hood (writer for Boho Weddings) got together to discuss everything weddings & in particular bridal makeup. It was an absolute pleasure working with Kelly, who’s inspirational blog page I have often turned to to gain ideas for my own work. kelly made me think through again why I love being a Bridal Make up Artist, why it’s not just making a bride ‘up’, but also about the emotions on the day and being able to share that again & again is a real privilege.
I hope you enjoy my business showcase on Boho, and have fun looking through Kelly’s page to gain perhaps alternative weddings ideas for your own special day x
Read the full interview here: Boho Loves Frances Moore MUA