If anyone deserved a perfect wedding in sunny Spain, it was Amanda and Paul who had had a really tough year. Their wedding in May feels like an eternity ago for me, but on looking back at the photos, I remember how inspired I felt by Amanda and Paul´s strength. As its their little boys birthday day, I thought it apt to share some of their wedding photos. Happy Birthday Charlie 🙂
When couples decide to get married in Spain, lots of couples have their hearts set on a beachside venue and come to Spain on a quest to find their beachside venue in Spain. Even if couples think they are 100% set on a beach venue, I still like couples to see other options so they compare venues. It never fails to surprise me how often couples come to Spain set on a beach venue and end up falling in love and booking a completely different venue such as a hotel in the mountains!
In Amanda and Paul´s case, they too had their hearts set on a beach venue, but when they came to Spain, they decided on the quaint and charming village of Benahavis as their wedding setting. Gran Hotel Benahavis which is set in the mountains 20 minutes from Marbella has been a really popular venue this season for weddings. The hotel has something special about it and suited Amanda´s vintage theme to a tee.
When I first met Amanda, I thought she was a beautiful girl, but on her wedding day she looked absolutely breathtaking. Congratulations Amanda and Paul xxxx
Once the venue is booked, the thing brides most stress over is their hair and make up. After all, they are going to be looking at their wedding photos for the rest of their life’s, and want to look their very BEST for their special day.
As every bride´s look and tastes are so different, it always good to do some research on the look they are aiming to achieve.
As Im not a hair and make up expert, I asked the lovely Lorraine Romain of Princess Bride www.princess-bride.co.uk for some tips and advise on bridal hair and make up and here is her expert advise.
All photos have been provided by Lorraine and these are REAL brides!
I hope you find it of use, and thank you so much Lorraine! x
The following advice is what I give to my brides who are considering a style that is right for them on their Big Day.
These hairstyles are chosen by brides who love to wear their hair down yet still have a style that will still stay put and away from falling over their faces. With the right length to suit your dress, it will look good on camera and last throughout your day and night.
There are so many flattering hair styles that you can have yet the style of your dress, its material, its shape, it’s length etc. all influence your hairstyle.
I don’t watch them all but when I do, there isn’t an episode that goes by where I’m not loving the hair, the makeup and the outfit. I love sophistication, style and glamour, and some of these ladies sure know how to work it. When watching tv, have your camera, phone or device at the ready to get a good shot of the style so your hairstylist can recreate the look you want.
Once you have chosen your hairstyle, it is then up to a stylist like myself to adapt the style to suit you. All the above mentioned play a factor in me creating that perfect hairstyle for you for your Wedding Day.
I hope you have an amazing life together Aoife and Peter. xx
I love the colour scheme at this wedding, which was inspired by the couples love of ice hockey legends, New York Rangers. Check out their cake!
Thanks Kris McGurk for the photos.