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Precious moments Carey with her bride

Beauty File An essential part of every bride’s preparation is getting the right hairstyle and make-up...

Make-up artist Carey Hawkins advises, “For most brides this is the only day of their life where they will be photographed hundreds of times. Without make-up (or with badly applied make-up) the face is two dimensional and can look very flat in photos. Make-up brings structure to the face, highlights the best features and gives confidence. Ask any Hollywood star who is first on their speed-dial before an event!” “Before booking your make-up artist, check qualifications, experience and ask for a recommendation. The most important part of finding the right person to work with is the trial. This will give you an opportunity to discuss your ideas, try different looks and get advice from a professional. You will then know exactly how you will look on the big day, so you can


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look forward to some pampering and be ready for all those admiring looks!” Hair stylist Emma Willett predicts that sleek chignons will be the order of the day in 2013. “It’s a classic, elegant style that is the perfect base for a veil and very much in keeping with the venues here. For more informal weddings, tumbling loose curls are very popular.” Emma also creates handmade accessories from hair vines, decorative crystal, pearl and wire accessories which are wound through the hair to add sparkle, to crystal bouquets. “As these are all individual pieces, I can design them for the bride and bridesmaids to complement the wedding theme.” Emma has teamed up with make-up artist Samantha Matthews to form Charente Bridal Hair and Make-up. Samantha predicts that the bronzekissed look using peaches and pinks will continue to be big next year, with perfectly-lined eyes and dark, beautiful lashes. Offering the latest in gel nails, Samantha has seen a continuation in the natural look through to simple pale rose-coloured nails for many of her brides. Carey Hawkins: Emma Willett and Samantha Matthews:

In this digital age, more and more couples are looking for wedding videographers to complement their stills photos. A highlights video is the perfect way to share your day, whether by posting on social media or sending as a thank-you. You can then enjoy the longer video with friends and family. Deneemotion, boutique wedding cinematographers, are professional videographers who love filmmaking and produce individual, charming films which capture the spirit of your day. The magic is all in choosing the right shots and the editing – just 3 hours of film may require up to 50 hours of careful editing. Says Denis “We love seeing couples relaxed and all smiles during their big day – it makes us feel very comfortable. We want to film them as much as possible, so we have lots of footage and can freely choose the best bits to include in the final video. Also, the location and sunny weather contribute a great deal. Oh, and we love DIY details and surprise performances!”

Living Magazine October 2012  

Living Poitou-Charentes is the regional magazine that embraces, celebrates and supports local life and business. It has been created for the...

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