Yesterday saw me back at Cooling Castle Barn for the first time this year for bride Kelly and her bridal party.

It was my second time at the Moat House, the superb bridal suite that Cooling built in 2016 for brides to get ready in. Fully equipped for any bridal party there are changing areas, showers, plush sofas and a lovely balcony making it a really great space to get ready in. And the food they provide is delicious! (I got to sample all the meat and all the cheese yesterday, yummy!)

Hair by Laura came to help again with the bridesmaids hair styles, and they opted for braided up do’s with a structured curled bun to the back.

I was lucky enough to be doing all the makeup yesterday, and here are the before and after images of the 2 adult bridesmaids, Hayley and Charlie, and Kelly’s lovely mum Jackie.

Our lovely bride Kelly has previously had a makeup trial at a makeup counter but wasn’t happy with the result. She wanted to look natural, but a more glamorous version without feeling caked in makeup. I used MAC cosmetics to create her flawless base and gave her subtle eyeshadow, but dark liner to emphasise the beautiful blue of her eyes. I used a lipstick by New CID Cosmetics, a semi bright pink as her pop of colour.

For Kelly’s hair, we needed her dress to do all the talking so Kelly was keen to have a half up/half down style. She wanted a bit more volume so with my recommendation purchased hair extensions from

We hope you had the most amazing day Kelly! Xxx