Samantha’s Wedding at Upton Barn & Walled Garden

I really love Upton Barn Weddings, it’s right round the corner from me and they’re always lovely. Samantha was getting ready in one of their lodges with views over the beautiful lake. So we set the make-up chair up in front of the balcony to make the most of the wonderful outlook.

Samantha wore a gorgeous gown; one of my favourites dresses of the year because it was such a flattering shape with stunning detail. I also loved the blush pink skirts with sparkly tops the bridesmaids wore, their whole look was so delicate and pretty and so we followed this through with the makeup, using soft tones in natural shades.

The strong contact between Samantha’s porcelain skin and dark hair means that dramatic make-up suits her best. However we still wanted to keep it looking soft and bridal so we decided upon super sexy smoky eyes in shades of pink and deep plum with an elegant flick of eyeliner. Then I airbrushed her skin, did some subtle contouring and finished the look with a gorgeous red lip.

I’m sure you’ll agree that Samantha and her girls all looked incredible and I enjoyed every minute of making them up.

After the wedding Samantha wrote to me:

Hi Eve

Just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for styling myself and the bridal party on my wedding day. I’m so grateful for your relaxed and calming manor particularly with the girls as they had not had trials. I wanted everyone involved to feel comfortable and themselves and not tell them how to have things, I’m also rubbish at making decisions and you made that so easy for me and your skills were everything I’d hoped for. They were so pleased with their make up and each style really suited them as individuals, I could tell they all felt and knew they looked incredible. I too absolutely loved my makeup, it was exactly what I wanted and I felt amazing all day. We all had so many lovely comments and our makeup lasted all day despite the little rain we had. My gran in particular has been raving about you and her makeup since, as you know she was a little unsure about having it done but as you’ll see from the photos she looked amazing, her blue eyes really popped. She’s even thrown out her old blue eye shadow and bought a brown collection on your advice.

Eve thank you so much for making us all fell so calm and beautiful on the day. It was a pleasure to get to know you during the process, I’m just sad I don’t live closer so that I could come see you again for occasion make up, perhaps in the future some day.

Many thanks again.

Sam xx

With thank s to my bride Samantha and her photographer Ray McShane for the photos (