Thank you so much to everyone who has commented on and shared our Valentine’s Shoot this week! We’re so glad that so many of you enjoyed the brilliant work that was created by our wonderful team.

In the final instalment, we show you how to achieve the fashion, hair and beauty looks from the shoot.

The Gowns

We had a lot of fun choosing the gowns for this shoot. They had to be romantic, whimsical and a little bit quirky and eccentric.

We also decided to use a couple of gowns that seem quite daunting at bridal appointments, to show brides how the can be styled to create a chic, stylish and unique finish.

Clockwise from top left; Jesus Peiro 8004 | Houghton Bentley | Houghton Cassidee | Sottero & Midgley tulle skirt | Yolan Cris Naranjo – All available at Miss Bush

Accessories

We opted to use high street accessories from online retailer ASOS for this shoot – the idea was to create really fun, achievable looks that you could also use for date night as well as for your wedding day!

Clockwise from top left; Handpainted pink denim jacket | Embroidered floral heels | Pointed ankle strap heels | Heart cross body bag | Pink cropped knitted jumper | Silver patchwork platforms | tie up burgundy ballerina flats

Hair

Hair stylist Sharon tells us more about the looks she created for our Valentine’s looks;

“Emma wanted a kind of permed/natural curl hairstyle for the models first look. Chloe’s hair was naturally straight , but had a few extensions , so it was fairly easy to curl. I used a mixture of thin tongs & a fatter wand to create the uneven texture that naturally curly hair has. A couple of purple flowers ( not sure what they are called) were placed near the parting to finish.”

“For the next look , Emma wanted the hair the hair to be in a ball type shape to accommodate the hair flowers. I pinned the hair up but softly pulled out the curl at the root to achieve the rounded shape and then teased some curls out to soften the shape.

The challenge was fixing the stand up flowers exactly where we wanted them. It was on the thinnest part of the hair , but Rosie wired them together and with my heavy duty grips managed to we managed secure them.”

“The final look involved placing the wired flowers upside down and stealing an extra rose from the floral display to pin and hide a gap!”

Beauty

We took inspiration from beauty looks seen on the catwalks and backstage at Dior and Chanel, with glossy pink lids and a low key blush pink lip stain for the first look.

Carolanne recommends Mac Powder Blush in ‘Bright Pink’ applied all over lid with a dab of Crystal Glaze Gloss in the centres for the eyes avoiding the edges, with natural lashes.

For the deep red lip later on, Carolanne added Chanel Rouge Allure in Rouge Feu.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Valentine’s Series – you can view the full shoot here and the video with behind the scenes images here.

Suppliers

Photography: Juliet Mckee
Hair: Sharon Roberts
Make up: Carolanne Armstrong
Flowers: Rosie Orr
Cake: Andi Freeman Cakes
Model: Chloe Keenan

Leah x

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