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Saturday, 11 May 2013

A Beautiful Vintage Wedding

Tyra contacted me a few weeks ago about her bridal makeup for her wedding, no ordinary wedding, this was a vintage tea party themed wedding that was painstakingly planned with a definite 50's feel about it. From vintage teapot centrepieces adorned with the most beautiful floral arrangements and pink floral 50's style bridesmaid dresses with masses of candy floss like tule underskirt by Vivienne Holloway, to the beautiful lace one shoulder bridal gown worn by the bride and the classic cream and navy  vintage Roll's Royce - it was clear to see that no stone had been left unturned to make sure this wedding was straight from the archives! 
I did Tyra's makeup trial a couple of months ago and she asked me if I could cover a pretty tattoo on her chest that would detract from her beautiful dress and the carefully planned theme. I used Vichy Dermablend but it just wasn't quite doing the job. I was booked on an Airbase Airbrush System course so we decided to wait and see how that would work on the day. 
Ill be honest I was nervous and spent time practicing airbrush on hubby's tattoos and a friends sleeve tattoo in preparation. I arrived at the brides house this morning a little earlier than originally planned to make sure I had enough time to do all the layering required to cover Tyra's tattoo. Tyra's hairdresser was in full swing creating a stunning half up half down style with lots of curls and there was a bustling atmosphere around the house as everyone was getting ready.
As well as covering her tattoo Tyra also had Airbase Airbrush system for her foundation, contour, highlight and blush. It went on so easily and matched her skin tone perfectly. She had been worried that as she had really caught the sun last weekend, we wouldn't get a good match but Airbase coped marvellously, I mixed a couple of shades until we got an exact match. On Tyra's eyes we went for a beautiful soft look using MAC Naked Lunch, Brun and Wedge, finished with a beautiful black gel liner flick and pretty lashes to really embrace the vintage theme and finished the look with MAC Ravishing, a lovely coral lipstick which complimented her tan beautifully. 
As I completed the final preparations and after I had laced her into her gown with the help of the lovely lady and mutual friend who recommended me to her, there was a fair bit of emotion in the air. That special moment between a bride and her daddy will always spark a tear or two but the durability of Airbase meant the makeup remained intact with no hint that a single tear had been shed! 
I couldn't resist get getting a picture of Tyra with her dad in the vintage Rolls Royce as she left for her wedding!

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