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A vintage inspired wedding at Clevedon Hall in North Somerset

I had the great pleasure of working with the gorgeous Claire, for her marriage to Dave for their vintage inspired wedding at Clevedon Hall in North Somerset.


Having spent some time with Claire at her wedding hair and makeup trial I really felt I was able to clearly interpret her ideas for her bridal look. Her inspiration was taken from the romance and nostalgia of sea side towns from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. Using references from period films such as ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘Atonement’ and ‘The Edge of Love’, we drew inspiration for hair styling and and vintage makeup looks.

Bride with vintage wedding look

The wedding breakfast was to take place in the beautiful old library at Clevedon Hall which perfectly suited the style of Claire and Dave’s big day.


The bridesmaids were in shades of pastel pink, peach and powder blue and toned in beautifully with the wedding flowers which were also in pretty pastels.


At the hair and makeup trial we explored quite a few different options for Claire’s bleach blonde hair. Her hair was super easy to style and took a curl very easily. We wanted a vintage look and created a rolled shape at the back, inspired by the classic Gibson Girl period hairstyle with some soft tendrils around the face. She wore a birdcage veil which perfectly complimented the dress and overall look for the wedding outfit.


Claire absolutely loves makeup and she really enjoyed trying out the different products I have to offer. I quickly understood what she wanted… a fresh summertime look with a dewy finish, rosy cheeks and a peach lip colour.

I chose a Mac lipstick for her in ‘Costa Chic’ which she loves and still wears today.

Vintage bride and groom married drinking champagne

Claire has beautiful big blue eyes which really suited a retro liquid eye liner flick and tied in with the vintage vibe we were going for.


I also used Claire’s colour palette of peaches and pinks for the bridesmaids makeup. Again, I used cheek shimmer in peach and bronze tones and soft pink glosses for the lips to create fresh and pretty wedding makeup looks, ideal for a summer wedding.


Claire and Dave had a beautiful day and I feel they perfectly created the romance and nostalgia they were aspirating to. Claire has a very strong sense of style and it was such a joy as a hair and makeup artist to work with such a talented and creative bride.

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