Minimal White Wedding

"Being a lover of all things white, this bit of beauty crafted by A Blush Moment and Rhythm Photography sings to my heart. Because when it comes to winter weddings what’s more beautiful than a fresh canvas that lets you layer on the texture, intricacy, candlelight and metallics? Sounds like a cold-weather fete I’d raise my hand to attend. You too? Dive into The Vault for more." - Style Me Pretty 

After meeting with Jeannie Yeoh , Owner and Lead Wedding planner of A Blush Moment on a couple of  " real weddings " she asked me if I wanted to join her creative team on this styled shoot.  Jeannie gave me full control with hair and makeup as long as I was able to incorporate some accessories of The Loved One . I created two looks for this shoot with very minimal change, yet both look different.

Since the wedding theme was light and minimal, I wanted to keep Melanie's hair and makeup the same.  I knew I wanted to have Melanies hair down with curls at some point but  Melanie has very fine, long and straight hair ( very few layers )  which was extremely challenging for me to keep her curls in. I decided for her first look  that I would put her hair up in a simple loose sophisicated low bun.  This way I would be able to keep the curls in position for a couple of hours before her second hair change.  I parted her hair in section rows starting from her neck and working upwards. I used an 1" curling rod ( Hot Tools ) and wrapped 1"  hair strands around the rod, lightly sprayed it with a light hold hairspray ( Sebastian ) until her entire head was curled.  To give Melanie some volume and texture, I dusted a texture powder ( Got2Be ) at the root of her hair and teased / backcombed it to the desired height.  I wasn't trying to achieve a beehive look but I didn't want it to be flat either, it's not very flattering in photos.  I pulled her hair all the way back, leaving a bit of room so I wouldn't  flatten the top of her hair and tied it with an elastic band.  I simply took all the curled hair and twisted it in one direction trying not to lose the curl and wrapped it around the elastic band to form a bun shape and tucked the ends in with light brown bobbypins.  This way it allows the hair to have some time to adjust to the curl.  I finsihed it off with a light finishing hair spray which will make it a lot easier to take apart for the second hair change.  To complete this look, I wrapped her bun with this gorgeous gold leaf hair accessory provided by The Loved One to just add some pop to it since her hair is very simple.

On Melanies Face 

  • Face Primer and Under Eye Concealer : Veil Cosmetics
  • Foundation l Contour l Blush : Kett Cosmetics Airbrushing for a flawless canvas
  • Brows : Benefir Cosmetics Brow Whiz
  • Eyeshadow : Matte Soft Browns and Oranges from Annabelle Cosmetics( created a soft smokey eye )
  • Eyeliner : Marcelle Dark Brown Pencil liner ( tight line at the base of the lashes and smoked it out )
  • Lashes : 3D Mink Lashes from Hypnotize Lashes
  • Lips: Burberry Lipstick in Nude Pink #005

For Melanie's second look, I put her hair down an recurled some strands that were out of place and finished it off with a medium hold hair spray to maintain some bounce and life into her curls.  I also added this stunning crown and secured it with bobby pins all around. I kept most of Melanie's makeup the same and only changed the colour of her lipstick to a high intense glossy lipstain from YSL in Fuschia Tomboy.  This way you still got the colour and shine without the boldness / opaqness of a lipstick.

Men need love too!  I get asked all the time if men should wear makeup ( I apply makeup on men all the time for shoots, film, runways etc ) but is it required for " grooms ? " .  I simply explain to the groom that when you are standing next to your bride that is picture perfect, it may make them appear slightly "average" . For a very natural look, I like to even out the skin, conceal any blemishes and most importantly eliminate shine.  

Meet Oskar, our Groom for this shoot.  Oskar has really great skin so I started with a mattifying primer as his base to help control any shine.  I applied a light coat of airbrush foundation to even out his complection. To brighten up his eyes, I used foundation ( rather than concealer ) to conceal any darkness under his eyes.  Trimmed and groomed his eyebrows, added a  clear brow mascara to secure any stray hairs being out of place .  Applied some lip balm for moisture and kissable lips. To give his face some colour and life I dusted a hint of matte peachy blush on his cheeks. Set his face with translucent powder to eliminate any shine and finished him off with a makeup setting spray so all that hard work stays put.  

Here are some Behind The Scenes Content. Thanks again to the amazing team ll Planning by A Blush Moment ll Photography by Rhythm Photography ll Cinematography by Norris Films ll Venue Airship37 ll Models : Melanie and Oskar ll Cake by SugarTiers ll Wedding Gown by Elmwood Brides and Suit by Wing Men Suits ll Accessories The Loved One