Ash and Craig’s Lockdown Wedding in Tunbridge Wells, with Joe Burford Photography
I’m delighted to be sharing this intimate wedding from Tunbridge Wells with you.
Gorgeous couple Ash and Craig tied the knot under covid restrictions, but although the guest list was limited in numbers it certainly wasn’t on love! Their close family were all there, except Ash’s father who unfortunately due to travel restrictions was stranded overseas. Thanks to the wonder of technology, he witnessed the entire magical day and Ash’s mother stepped in to give her away.
The Venue – Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells
Ash and Craig chose the beautiful Hotel du Vin to host their intimate ceremony and reception. The grade two listed sandstone building was the perfect setting and was elegantly decorated by local florist Kelly and Hicks. Clare also created the delightful white rose and baby’s breath bouquet.
Ash got ready in the bridal suite, a stunning room with a glorious view of the gardens and beyond to Calverley Park. There was plenty of space to accommodate her bridal party but of course only six were allowed at a time including the hair stylist, photographer and me. That didn’t stop the fun with Ash’s gorgeous sisters and oh so glamorous mother pouring the champagne, selecting the music and enjoying having their hair and makeup done too.
The Wedding Makeup Look
On the morning, I recreated the soft, natural look that Ash and I had designed at her trial.
Her flawless complexion was achieved using a radiant primer and a light base. Her eyes were accentuated with a shimmering, ivory gold across the lid and a warm ochre shade in the socket line. Definition was added with a chocolate brown shade in the outer corner and a dark brown eyeliner gel on the upper lash line. Bronzer was used to contour and a pop of coral pink added a healthy glow to her cheeks. Lip liner and a pink tinted lip gloss completed this beautiful,natural radiant bridal look.
Key products used
Delilah Pure Light Liquid Radiance, Dior Forever Skin Glow, Tarte Palette Maneater, Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess, Delilah Colour Blush, Delilah Nude Lip Wardrobe, Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.
Nicola Downey, the hair stylist worked her magic and swept Ash’s hair into a soft updo studded with pearl pins, which highlighted the pearls on the embroidered lace bodice of Ash’s exquisite dress from Caroline Castigliano. Delicate lace flowers crept down onto the full, swishing skirt and were also added to Ash’s long, flowing veil.
Ash made such a stunning and elegant bride, surrounded by her two gorgeous sisters and very glamorous mother.
Lockdown Wedding in Tunbridge Wells