Bridal Look #2

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So this has taken me a while to pen down – my first official bridal look. If you missed the first part it’s here. Anywho, after a lovely celebratory lunch to celebrate our civil ceremony, my mum, sister, little brother, and my best friend headed off to The Connaught to get ready for the first night of the wedding festivities. To say we were feeling giddy would be an understatement. I had a lovely hairdresser called Olivia from Headmasters who set up camp at the dressing table in the suite and my good friend Jackie also came over to do mine, my mum’s and Lily’s makeup. The first thing I have to say is that The Connaught was the most incredible hotel I’ve ever stayed in – and not just because of the grandeur. The service was impeccable and the suite was just so damn comfortable. There was nothing there for the sake of it – no fuss or silly little stools that you could stub your toes on, just beautiful clean cosy ergonomically friendly fun. But that’s all by the by…let’s get on to my look. The Friday night was a traditional Mehendi celebration, no religious ceremony, just a party with all of our friends and family to celebrate my Indian side. Our friends had a choreographed dance off and it was one of the most memorable and special evenings, all of our friends did an excellent job at sourcing their asian outfits too!

The Makeup: Jackie and I had done two or three run throughs of this look beforehand so we knew exactly what we were doing. Base was kept glowing yet matte with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk and then we used a mixture of MAC Carbon black shadow and a gold pigment to pick up the gold tones of my dress. We used MAC lashes, MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick and a healthy dose of Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight powder all around the eye area and the bridge of the nose. Jackie also used MAC NC50 to contour. We used Asian Bride and the Kardashians as our main inspiration. Asian bridal makeup is more is more, and I really wanted a dramatic effect, something which I feel like Jackie did perfectly without it straying into OTT territory.

The Hair: Olivia created the most incredible up do based on a series of images that I took from Asian Bride gallery (I can’t recommend subscribing online enough) and made something totally unique, a plaited bun that stayed in place from 4pm through to 2am. I felt like such a princess, and with my gorgeous jewellery it worked a dream.

The Dress: I bought my dress from Sonas, it was a one off and was actually the first thing I tried on last February, I bought it immediately, satisfied that I wouldn’t find anything better. I felt like an Asian Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and I’m already desperately racking my brain for another occasion where I could wear it. It fitted like a glove and everyone thought it was bespoke Marchesa.

Photos by the amazing Giles Bracher.



  1. November 11, 2014 / 9:43 am

    I didn’t know you have an Indian side! I thought it was Mediteranean! Lovely look! The colour is original!

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