Wedding makeup blog

Hair and makeup styling for a bride at the Victoria and Albert Hotel, Manchester

Hair and makeup styling for a stunning and lovely bride at the Victoria and Albert Hotel in Manchester city centre

In most cases my brides have a hair and makeup trial before the big day.

In this case, a trial was not possible as my stunning bride Lhma lives in East Timor and was travelling to Manchester just a couple of days before the wedding.

Lhma works for the UN in East Timor but is originally from the Maldives where she met her now husband (a professional footballer!)

They had decided to have an intimate wedding in Manchester at Central Mosque and then on to The Ivy reaturant. Their intimate affair was made more difficult by the fact their friends and family had to travel from all corners of the earth to be at the wedding! Of the few people I met whilst getting Lhma ready, Bangkok, the Netherlands, the Maldives and Switzerland were mentioned! Phew!

Anyway, back to hair and makeup. Despite us not having had a trial, Lhma and I had messaged on whats app before we met and she had made it pretty clear that she was happy to let me create what I thought worked as long as we incorporated her statement deep red lip.

Lhma has short layered hair – but never let short hair get in the way of some styling! As you can see from the picture below, having straightened Lhma’s layers, I was able to create a twisty half up half down look that we complimented with ‘gips’ from her bouquet.

For her makeup … well of course the statement lip and then contour … and lots of her own ‘Marvel Avengers’ highlighter.

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