Smokey eyes bridal make-up with coral peony

Coral coloured peonies have all over the wedding world this summer and it’s not difficult to see why they have become so popular with brides-to-be.  Today, Laura Jane Sessions, who is the Organic Make-up Artist, is bringing our readers a make-up tutorial using a coral palette to create a soft, smokey look.  Laura Jane’s pretty make-up is complimented by some gorgeous florals and a beautiful upcycled wedding dress.

Over to Laura…

Romantic bridal bouquet of coral peonies

Shot in the grounds of Danson Park in Bexleyheath, the shoot, designed to inspire brides with an upcycled dress and simple styling,  was the creative vision of Gwenda Jeffs from the Vintage Flower Design Company and photographer Heline Bekker.

The idea of the shoot was to team a simple hair and make-up with a beautiful coral palette. I wanted to design a soft, flattering smokey look that could easily be replicated at home. Keeping it as minimal as possible, I tried to avoid using too many products as this can be daunting to someone wishing to do it themselves.

Upcycled wedding dress with coral peony bouquet

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Bridal natural beauty

This afternoon it’s the final part to our natural beauty skincare series, helping to get your skin as lovely as possible before your wedding day.  Helping us do that we have Laura The Organic Make-Up Artist, who’s been guiding us through her advice on how to give our skin the best chance of looking beautiful in a natural way.  You can catch up on the importance of a good skincare regime and skincare products and how to use them before reading on.

In this final part, I’ll hand you over to Laura to take your through the skincare countdown to your wedding day…

Hi everyone!  Today is the final part in our bridal skincare series – I hope you’ve found it useful.  If you have any questions today, please leave me a message in the comments box below and I’ll try my best to help you out.

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Natural wedding skincare

Yesterday we were joined on the blog by The Organic Make-up Artist on the start of a 3-part feature on how to get your skin naturally beautiful in preparation for your wedding day.  Today, Laura is back with the second part, looking at different products and how to use them.  Over to Laura…

Hi everyone!  Yesterday we looked at the importance of starting a good skincare regime, today we are moving on to looking at different products and how to use them.  If you have any questions for me, please leave them in the comments box at the bottom and I’ll try my best to help you.

Products and how to use them

Skincare regimes are a very personal thing, depending mostly on time and inclination.  Whether you choose to undertake a full cleanse, tone and moisturising routine or simply give a quick one-over with a facial wipe and a slick of night cream as you get into bed, your skin will benefit.

Choosing skincare products can be a minefield – both for your skin and your pocket, but good skincare needn’t come at a price.  Before you embark on a journey into the world of discarded creams and ineffective lotions, I suggest is to find out what type of skin you have.  If you are unsure, then do seek advice, most reputable skincare stores have trained specialists who will be able to direct you as to the best products for your skin type (but don’t feel pressured into buying!).  I can assure you, this will save you time, money and stress in the long run.

Natural wedding beauty

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Natural wedding beauty

I have been working with some of the lovely businesses listed on The Natural Wedding Company directory to bring you some exclusive and tailored blog posts, like the recent two part feature on growing cut flowers (part 1 and part 2) from BareBlooms.

Well this week it’s all about beauty, and natural beauty to be specific.  I asked Laura The Organic Make-Up Artist if she would put together a special feature for my brides-to-be on how to get your skin wedding day ready in a more natural and gentle way.  Even if you’re not getting married, Laura’s tips and advice will be helpful to anyone wanting to swap to a more natural skincare routine.

You’ll also able to ask your own specific questions of Laura, just simply leave your questions in the comments box at the bottom and we’ll get a reply to you.  If you’d rather ask a question privately you can also send an email to Laura – full details at the bottom.

Over the next three days, Laura will be covering the following areas:

1) the importance of a good skincare regime,
2) skincare products and how to use them, and
3) a countdown to your wedding day.

Before I hand you over into the capable hands of Laura, I want to wish her a huge congratulations as she’s just given birth to a beautiful baby girl last week!  Congratulations! Now, over to Laura and getting a good skincare regime…

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The Organic Make-up Artist

The Organic Make-up Artist is Laura Jane Sessions, a make-up artist with over a decade of experience in fashion, tv and film and a passion for natural and organic products.  She has some fabulous offers for The Natural Wedding Company brides-to-be: 15% off bridal hair and make-up, £10 off each additional person booked for hair and make-up (bridesmaids, mother of the bride etc) AND £50 off the price of an ‘All Day Artist’ package.

The Organic Make-up Artist wedding make-up

Laura Jane says that her services are “inspired by and designed for brides who are looking for a natural alternative to classic bridal make-up.  Designed with luxury in mind and using only natural and organic make-up products, I know how to make you look and feel your best for your wedding day.”

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vintage inspired engagement shoot

The last couple of weeks have seen some wonderful and exciting emails pop into my inbox, and this eco-chic engagement shoot organised by ethical wedding consultant Clarisse Elysée, was one of those beautiful ones.

groom vintage jacket ideas

Recently engaged, Kimberley and Troy were inspired by 1950s jazz icon’s such as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and although a little daunted to start with soon embraced the theme and relaxed into the photoshoot.

1950s vintage inspired engagement shoot

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