The Wedding of Hannah and Elliot, May 2017 @ Ripley Castle, North Yorkshire

The first weekend in May is always one of my busiest and this year I had three weddings which I was very lucky to be involved with and makeup for a Ripley Castle Wedding is always very special and a lovely way to end a very busy week!

So, let’s talk about the gorgeous Hannah who is a beauty therapist in Harrogate and has a true understanding of the importance of a good skincare routine. This of course involves cleansing twice a day, toning, exfoliating, moisturising and deep cleansing with a suitable mask or facial once/twice a week. When following a thorough skincare regime the skin becomes glowing, supple and polished and this just makes the world of difference when applying makeup. Thank you to Hannah for taking such good  care of your skin and making my job so much easier, as you will see in the photos Hannah’s skin is absolute perfection!

Hannah is also a fully trained/qualified Microblading Artist -check out her page here.

I used a variety of brands of makeup; Charlotte Tilbury, MAC and NARS to create a natural and elegant style of makeup perfect for a Ripley Castle Wedding.

I was very excited to use a recent purchase on Hannagh –  the Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Glow Instant Look in a Palette. This collection was inspired by Poppy Delevingne’s wedding makeup and is full of rose-gold, bronze tones for the face and eyes.  The HD ready formula’s mean you look gorgeous and glowing in photographs as well as real-life and ideal if you want flattering, bronzed, radiant makeup  – perfect for bridal makeup. These colours worked a treat against Hannah’s striking blue eyes – anything with an earthy coloured undertone is fabulous against blue eyes and makes the whites of the eyes crystal clear.

A big thank you to Leeds based Photographer: Chris Thornton for the use of these fab photos.




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The Wedding of Rebecca & Krzys @ The Crab & Lobster, Thirsk

Elegant Bridal makeup was created for the ever so stunning Rebecca – she really had true balletic beauty and we shared quite a few stories about our dancing days!

The style of makeup I created for Rebecca was structured and defined with a smoky eyeshadow only covering the lid and plenty of eye liner to define the upper and lower lashline and to compliment the false lashes.

No amount of contouring was required (not that I am a huge fan of contouring anyway!).  Rebecca had naturally beautifully sculpted cheeks and high cheekbones so I applied a splash of blush on the cheeks with the Hourglass Highlighting Powder and that was just enough.

It was a pleasure as always to work alongside Emily Hawkes Hair.

Many Thanks to Yorkshire Based Riff Raff Photography

The Wedding of Sophie & Joe @ The Bridge Hotel, Wetherby, West Yorkshire

Well radiance was certainly oozing from Sophie on her wedding morning as you will see from these gorgeous photos. Thank you to Howard Barnett Photography.

Sophie’s make up was glamorous and sophisticated –  the Charlotte Tilbury Wedding Glo Palette was  used on Sophies amazing eyes with fluttery false lashes and lots of definition against the lash lines – top and bottom.

Sophie’s skin was absolutely flawless, a sheer matte  Nars base was used along with a powder base blush to give a natural flush of colour on the cheeks and a powder based highlighter.

I used a Face Stockholm Cream lipstick which is a richly pigmented cream lipstick with a satin finish – the shade used was the bestseller ‘Alive‘.

Thank you for these kind words Sophie: “Absolutely loved my wedding day make up by Louise, it lasted all day and night and I had so many compliments! As did bridesmaid and Mother of the Bride. Can’t recommend enough – fab! Thank you so much xxx”

The Wedding of Lucy & Will, October 2016 @ The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa, Yorkshire Dales

The drive to the Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa on a beautiful Autumn day is certainly most impressive. This Award Winning  Yorkshire Hotel & Spa Set is set in 1400 acres of beautiful rolling Dales countryside and really is quite breathtaking.

Lucy’s hair was styled by the ever so talented Emily Hawkes. 

Lucy was incredibly beautiful to make up with her strong elegant features and a creamy perfect skin. The overall look was very classic with smoky dark eyes and creamy porcelain skin – Stunning!

Many thanks to  Hayley Baxter Photography for these fabulous  photos.