Expert Ideas On What To Expect At A Wedding Make Up Trial

Who better than to ask on what to expect at a wedding make up trial than a bridal make up artist? This is the reason why Style & the Bride recently caught up with Victoria Farr for her expert opinion.

What to expect at a wedding make up trial

Without a doubt, it is daunting for any woman to have her make up applied by a complete stranger. This might be simply because you have been ‘scarred for life’ from some previous experience or you have absolutely zero clue on how to enhance your own beautiful features.

For one, it is such a personal thing to have done and choosing the right make up artist is super important. It is therefore important to take on board personal recommendations, check out their testimonials and their portfolio online.  I also highly encourage my clients to chat with me before hand so they hear the voice ‘behind the name’.

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Victoria Farr hard at work applying make up. Remember to enjoy your wedding make up trial.

What happens next…

So, you’ve chosen the right person for you and it’s now time for your trial, so let me help you ease into the process of your first interaction with your artist.

Prior to the trial, you may have been asked to put together some ideas for your styling. This is helpful for the artist to see what your thoughts are and work on your overall wedding day look together.  Please do be mindful when looking at images of make up you like that they may have been edited. It also important to appreciate that this person will have a different skin tone, face shape and eye shape.  In addition, it is impossible to recreate another artists work. I have yet to meet any creative who feels comfortable doing this.

Ordinarily, your wedding make up trial or consultation appointment is to be carried out 10/12 weeks before the wedding. By this time ,you will have some firm ideas on your wedding day look. Hopefully all the skin care prep you have done so far will be working wonderfully well.

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The beautiful Gemma getting ready for her glamorous wedding. Her make up artist was Gary Cockerill. Photograph by Robert Shack.

Make up or no make up?

If you can meet your artist with your normal day make up, this is helpful for them to see what you feel happy with when going out for the day.  

Pinterest crazy

I love Pinterest as much as the next person, however, the majority of the images have been heavily edited (skin smoothing, eye stretching, colour changes to name a few), so let your artist be inspired. Please don’t ask them to imitate as it’s near impossible.

Consultation

Discussing your skin care regime and areas of concern are a must. Talk about any allergies you have to certain products to ensure the make up artist uses the right products for you. The make up artist can also discuss the best products that will ensure longevity on the wedding day and won’t cause any skin reactions.

Be honest

Talk about your likes and dislikes, this will allow everyone to be on the same page. It is OK to be honest with the outcome. Your make up artist wants to achieve your desired look and wants you to be happy.

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The stunning bride Kristi. Her hair and make up was by Natalie Anne. Photograph by Blumenthal Photography. Kristi and Steve had a fairytale wedding in Sydney, Australia.

Don’t be scared

It’s just make up! If it’s not quite right, tweaks can be made. Make up can also be removed if you don’t like it. However, based on the information provided during the consultation, this should not happen.

 

If everything has been agreed then, the next time you will see one another is the wedding day.  If you have any further questions following the trial, do get in touch with your artist so they can be aware of any changes ahead of the big day.

Remember to enjoy your wedding make up trial, this is all part of your experience!

 

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Drinking, Feasting and Raving at Dewsall Court

Where The Wild Things Rave Party…

Wedding and event venue Dewsall Court in Herefordshire has an amazing reputation for excellent service, beautiful grounds and serving delicious locally sourced food; so when we found out they were hosting a ‘Where The Wild Things Rave‘ party, we wanted to find out more.

It promised to be a summer night of adventure, discovery, feasting and raving… a night of immersive dinning, music and entertaining. Chase cocktails curated by mixologist Thom Williams would be served alongside the 5 course dinner which included pigeon cooked over apple wood, dandelion, mint, molasses and pork crackling AND a blackcurrant jelly fluff pudding with elderflower and angelica cream, ginseng and ginger root crunch… oh MY!!!

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Where the wild things rave was a truly magical event. Having never been to Dewsall Court and knowing very little about it, I was taken back on arrival by its sheer charm and beauty. 

We were welcomed with cocktails served by a mixologist wearing a crown and a fox

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Tattooed Bride, Skateboard Themed Bridal Shoot

Alternative, Cool Bridal Style…

Today we have this cool, edgy skateboard themed bridal shoot to share with you which took place along the Plymouth coastline.

Margo from Margo R Photography and the team want to create a fresh, youthfully shoot to show that you really can wear what you want on your wedding day… do it in your own style and still look ace. It’s becoming more and more popular for brides to chose a non-traditional wedding dress and I love the copper sequins against the beautiful red blooms. Plus the bride is wearing DM’s… defiantly a girl after my own heart! 😉

Margo…

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I have always wanted to do something different using the style I love which is different than your classical wedding, yet alternative and elegant.

I also wanted to use alternative models because I feel they are rarely featured in South West bridal magazines and blogs, and I have many friends who like this style and are planning weddings, but they find very little inspiration from modern bridal magazines and blogs.
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The Team…

Art Direction, Stylist + Photographer: MargoRphotography

Photographer assistant: Aleks Khotilovski

Mua: Sandra Smolarek – Wave of Beauty

Stylist: Georgie Crowe

Florist & Designer: Claire Kilgour

Clothes: Frock The High Street boutique

Cake: Emma Young at Little Lark Cakes

Models: Jazmine Mitchell + Daniel Doherty

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Countryside Summer Wedding at Soho Farmhouse

Countryside summer wedding at Soho Farmhouse by Marianne Taylor Photography

It felt like such a long time since Anne & Archie’s London engagement session, but when their beautiful countryside wedding day at Soho Farmhouse finally arrived it was certainly worth the wait! The day started in such an idyllic setting, with the girls getting ready at the cutest cabin where Gemma Sutton was in charge of hair & makeup. When Anne got into her exquisite Mira Zwillinger wedding gown and put on her Aquazzura wedding shoes, there was not a dry eye in the room!

A horse-drawn carriage took the bridesmaids to the ceremony before returning with Anne’s father on board to fetch her. The perfect summer day added to the atmosphere of the most picturesque day in the country.

The reception, organised and catered by Soho Farmhouse, continued the summery theme. Anne’s home country of Norway was incorporated into the look of the floral decorations and the traditions (such as getting the bride & groom to stand on a table and kiss at the clink of a glass!), making the whole event feel like a real life midsummer’s dream. I have to also give a shout out to The London Essentials, who were truly amazing, entertaining the guests with their music in their own energetic interactive way. Definitely a hit with the crowd!

It was such a pleasure to be there to photograph this gorgeous day, thank you so much for having us, Anne & Archie! Wishing you all the sunshine for your future! xo

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Toasted Oatmeal Ice Cream Recipe by Nevie Pie Cakes

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Delicious Summer Ice Cream Recipe…

Today the lovely Natasha from Nevie Pie Cakes shares with us this fab ice cream recipe… Toasted Oatmeal Ice Cream.

In this weather its the perfect summer treat… Im so hungry even looking at these photos!!

Natasha…

This is a recipe I used to make as a teenager, it is from an old Marks and Spencer cookbook that I still treasure.

It sounds unusual, but it is delicious, and you can fool yourself into believing that it is healthy, as it contains oats! The oats and sugar turn into praline, and give the ice cream a gorgeous nutty, toffee taste. You must really watch the oat/sugar mixture while it is under the grill, as it burns very easily!

I had intended to make use of my ice cream maker, but it had lain idle for so long in the back of a cupboard that the liquid in the freezer bowl had started to leak. So I used the old fashioned ‘taking it out of the freezer regularly and beating it’ method. You only need to do this three or four times, but just make sure that the ice cream is semi-frozen when you do, or it won’t be effective.

Try adding the ice cream to some chocolate cookies – they make the perfect ice cream sandwich!

Thanks Natasha! Who cares …

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Enchanting Elopement Wedding in London

Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography

Both Milla & Nelo’s families live far away from their home in London and trying to arrange a big wedding that would bring everyone together just seemed like a too stressful task, so the couple decided to ‘run away’ and get married without telling anyone in advance!

I really do enjoy elopement weddings because there’s a certain sense of adventure and spontaneity about the proceedings. The day also lets the couple concentrate all their attention on each other, instead of worrying about the million tiny details that go with organising bigger weddings.

I loved playing a small part in Milla & Nelo’s intimate day, it definitely feels like a huge privilege to be in on such a massive secret! Seeing how in love these two are, I don’t think their family and friends can deny their day was perfect – for them. I’m sure there will be a party of some sort to celebrate with nearest and dearest at some point to make up for it!

Milla & Nelo, thank you so much for allowing me to document your special day! xo

Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography
Enchanting elopement wedding in London by Marianne Taylor Photography

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The Villa Negri, Italy Giulia & Elia’s Italian Villa Wedding

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Wedding at the Villa Negri, Italy – Giulia and Elia

There are certain weddings that go above and beyond what I expected on the day. Often in part it’s down to the sheer difference of the location, the colour, the light as well as the people themselves that make a wedding new to me all over again. Giulia and Elia’s wedding is one such example.

Mainly I shoot weddings in the UK and this is a massive safety net for me, I know what to expect, the language, the format and it’s a simple case of driving along the motorway to your destination. This time though it’s Heathrow, a flight, hotel, new language, location and temperature to consider too.

As a rule, I’ll head to an overseas wedding a day or two in advance as it gives me the chance to view the venues, see the couple and be in a good place before the crazy starts!

Awesome bridal dress photo during an Italian wedding

On arrival at Malpensa airport I drove to my hotel and met Giulia and Elia who after hugs, showed me the venues involved. Giulia was going to get ready at the Locanda Lugagnano. It’s a very old house and inside there was so so so much colour and directional light to work with. Then we headed to the wedding venue which was the Villa Negri.

Set along a large fast flowing river this gorgeous villa was covered in Jasmine which smelled divine, was colourful and beautiful. The gardens particularly were going to be perfect for me to work in – shade was available when needed and the decor in all the rooms was really well considered too.

Elia was going to get ready there as well so I was able to cover both sides as both locations were only 5 minutes apart.

Fun formal photos at an italian wedding

Before the wedding though, they invited me to dinner at a restaurant called Il Fienile Dei Monaci with some of their close friends who helped me understand the menu and avoid the calamari. It was around this point that I was convinced this wedding was going to be a new type of experience for me. I was getting more emotionally invested with each passing hour. I do with most weddings but I normally get there around halfway through the day and not so early on.

Or it could be the Aperitife’s they were throwing my way. (Which apparently are good for digestion but I think they just got me drunk).

Because of the heat in Italy (this was the first week of June) early ceremonies are a great idea. But it means an early start. With an 11.30 ceremony I was at Giulia’s door for 8.30, camera in hand and ready to rock. I still treated the day as normal in the way that I shoot but there was so much more colour and points of interest that I would usally find. Although it’s easy to sell this as when something is new it has more ‘value’. I was bowled over by the yellow buildings outside, the weather blue storm protectors on the windows, the terracotta and the way the light bounced off it.

Around 10am I headed off to see Elia and his guys getting ready. His best Man Michele was helping him and also not helping him by playing dramatic music off his iphone. I’ll be honest in that this turned into a comedy act when everyone arrived with lots of emotions running free.

I didn’t spend too long with the guys before heading back to Giulia , then, like a rubber band I snapped back to the Villa Negri to get the guests arriving just as Giulia rocked up in her dress.

In Italy you can have a friend marry you under the supervision of someone from the local government. So they asked their friend Massimiliano to do this and donning the official sash this took place, they were married, they kissed… and Massimiliano had to hand it back.

One thing I found in Italy is that the confetti is on another level, it’s rice. It’s also rice in a box that acts as a rattle when shoock. So after the ceremony and while the official signing takes place the guests exit to form the confetti line. Before the couple leaves though they rattle to confetti to intimidate then in a way to say ‘You know this is going to hurt right’? – and I got caught up in it too.

The tops of palm trees

A lot of the time during the reception we were outdoors. I did take some photos of Elia and Giulia in this time but deferred most of the images until after dinner. The light was nicer and they could enjoy the time with their guests more.

There was a lovely buffet ready for them. In fact, I’ve never seen this much food at a wedding. It was everywhere, lovely, small plates. Varied and great to look at. I took some family photos in the gardens and it helped that they had told their guests to ask me for photos. I find this helps a lot and people do this by introducing me via facebook or a wedding website. That way, rather than get to know me on the day they aren’t scared to ask from the very start.

We then headed through the Villa Negri to the other side where the gardens welcomed us and the dining was al freesco on a patio covered by a lean to with flowing white drapes that caught the breeze.  This was Italian living.

Blue slatted windows in Italy

I was thrown a little at this point in that there were three courses and desert (the fourth) was outside. So, there was risotto first, then ravioli, followed by the main. On each occassion the staff approached every table offering more from the tray. This was a really nice touch. After the main course there were speeches and then about an hours down time for the couple to move around their guests.

I said the dessert was outside, which it was but so was the cake. It was set up ready for cutting next to a magnum of champage. All the guests were ushered out, the cake cut to everyone cheering and it was served along with fruit, ice cream and other deserts. So. Much. Food.

After this it was couple photos time, I’d already spotted areas to go to on the grounds and used maybe 10% of the opportunities that were there for us. We also headed to a bridge down the road but in all cases I was spoiled for scenery. It’s one thing to take a photo of someone but to set them against a background, and one with colour and authenticity is another. It completely levels things up into something really special.

When we went back to the Villa people were dancing on the gravel, in the gardens and generally being free spirited. It was an early start and an early finish, at around 8pm everyone left to watch the Champions league at Bar Haiti in Bergamo square  – and I went with them!

So that was Italy. I don’t usually write a big blog post like this but it has to be said, I needed this. If I don’t get variety my work can become railroaded into one type. The colours, the light, the stress of not missing a beat, the sheer difference to what I usually shoot was nourishing to me creatively and it’s already showing in the weddings I’ve shot since. But also there’s something else…

I’ve never felt so welcome anywhere, ever. People went out of their way to make sure I was ok and showed a genuine interest in what I do. That’s not to say it doesn’t happen normally at weddings but this was on another level. So many happy caring and considerate people in one place, even the waiting staff were hilarious and the venue owners super accommodating of me. That’s not to forget Giulia and Elia, a beautifully matched couple with an infectious smile and hearts of gold.

So if you’re a guest reading this, THANK YOU! – Thank you for being so nice to me – I can’t wait for my next one!

Here’s some more images from the day:

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Changes

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Some news! Way Out Wedding is moving mainly to Instagram for a bit. Long story short, I’m a parent carer and as such my time to work on the blog is dictated by the needs of my lovely children. Just lately it’s been increasingly impossible to work at all. With blogging, you wear all the department hats of any small business: commissioning; writing; marketing; advertising; finance; etc. And when it’s just you on your own with minimal outsourcing, well that there is a full-time job and then some. People think it’s a lovely hobby, but it is a job like any other! And one that’s really difficult to balance with children, let alone if they have extra needs.

So, brains have been well and truly wracked here as to what to do… I don’t want to fold the blog completely. It’s growing all the time, organically and steadily, and I’ve really settled into my style after four years of doing this. I’ve made so many friends with inspirational creatives in the industry, many of whom I count as close friends now. And I’ve been nominated and highly commended in a fair few industry awards – well proud of that! It’s been a blast. So yes, not up for folding it!! But I do need to go with the flow and that flow is a tidal wave just at the moment rather than surf waves.

Going over to social media mainly for the time being will allow me to keep delivering what I know you love best and that’s modern and style-led wedding inspiration. As you know from my blog posts, I’m more a visual person than a writer – although I seem to be waffling a fair bit at the moment ha! – and these platforms will let me quickly and regularly bring you gorgeous and inspirational images, plus share via Facebook posts from other blogs I know you’ll love.

I’ll be finishing off some already scheduled posts, and from time to time I may feature quicky posts, if time permits. But for now, I leave you with an increase of Instagram and Pinterest images to delight you! I shall return…

As Marty McFly says…

All right guys, this is a blues riff in ‘B’, watch me for the changes, and try and keep up, okay?

 

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