Amy’s Art Deco Devon Wedding at Hotel Endsleigh

I am so excited to share this fabulous Art Deco inspired wedding on my blog because I think this is my all time favourite wedding EVER! In fact when Amy’s photographer Katherine from Nova Wedding Photography kindly sent me over a link to the gallery I had to stop myself from asking for every single image!

Amy and Ollie truly did things their way and filled their day with lots of elegant Art Deco inspired details which made this wedding so unique. The location was Hotel Endsleigh in Tavistock, Devon, which is a magical wedding venue where you can have the ceremony outside in a secluded part of the garden and as you tie knot you also have the most magnificent views over the pretty countryside behind you.

When I met Amy for a pre-wedding trial and she told me her wedding was going to be a 1920’s theme I was immediately excited about her makeover. I always love a bride who embraces a bold look and Amy certainly did this with her Gatsby glamour inspired style. Dark doe eyes, marcel waved hair and cupid bow lips are all essentials for the Art Deco bride. The Foundation needs to be pale, which is then balanced by bold brows and dramatic lips.

We started her makeover by creating the smoky seductive eyes which were a flapper girl’s trademark look. This would have traditionally been created with black eyeshadow but to soften the look I created Amy’s smoky eyes using shades of deep rich plum tones. We then perfected the skin and applied a red lipstick to add a lovely pop of brightness to her finished look.

I’m sure you’ll agree that with all this glamour, style and romance, it’s easy to see why I LOVE this wedding.

After the wedding Amy wrote to me:

Dear Eve,

I just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge thank you for all the work you did for our wedding. I was absolutely thrilled with the make-up, and I know the girls and mum were too. We felt like movie stars for a day!

In addition to the make-up itself, I wanted to say thank you for your absolute professionalism throughout the day. Your organisation and patience really helped everything go smoothly — I felt you were a real calming influence!

It was an real pleasure to have you there with us. You made me feel as special as a bride could possibly feel!

Love Amy


With thanks to my bride Amy and her photographers Katherine and Steve from Nova Wedding Photography for the photos (

Katherine and Steve from Nova Wedding Photography are really great photographers and also really lovely people to be a part of your big day – I highly recommend them x