Venice Wedding Hair and Makeup

Last weekend Tori was in Venice for a destination wedding, bridal hair and makeup.  We absolutely love travelling for weddings as it’s such a great excuse to explore some beautiful cities and towns around the world! This was our first trip to Venice and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Offering some challenges that other cities don’t we had to pack particularly light for Venice as there was no direct transfer from the airport to the hotel.  In a city where your only option is the water bus (which gets very busy!) or on foot you definitely don’t want to be weighed down by a huge suitcase! We were fortunate enough to arrive the day before the wedding with a little time to explore this beautiful city!  While we wait for the official pics from the trip here’s a few from out Instagram Stories over the weekend.

 

 

 

Meghan’s Royal Wedding Hair & Makeup

Meghan’s Royal Wedding Hair & Makeup

What we did & didn’t love!

A few weeks ago now all the talk was about the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle,  we don’t usually post on such affairs but we found the hair style Meghan chose for her wedding to be a particularly interesting one.

Of course for most brides we only have to conform to what we would like, what suits us and what goes with our dress and other such items.  For Meghan she also had to conform to Royal protocol and considering she’s not been dating Harry all that long she probably hasn’t found her own style within these perimeters yet unlike Kate who has had years of practice.

Generally Meghan wears her hair down or in a loose, messy up do.  Now for the royal wedding she was of course expected to wear a tiara, which by all accounts probably doesn’t sit so well with her usual messy boho-chic vibe!  However the back of her hair was pretty enough and suited her, what we weren’t such a fan of was the front!!  We’re always giving our brides the same advice – soft tendrils look great at the front of your hair as long as you won’t play with them! As soon as you tuck them behind your ears they become messy and flick out in all directions – ruining the overall finish of the style.  They’re hard to control and often look misshapen and just messy – but not in a good way!  When Meghan pulled these front bits out for the evening reception it looked absolutely fantastic! It was simply the notion of tucking them behind her ears that we weren’t a fan of!

As for her makeup it was effortless and beautiful – we loved the really natural, glowing, dewy look she went for! Her freckles shone through the foundation and her eyes were subtly smokey brown emphasising them without over powering them – allowing her natural beauty to shine through!  Her brows were subtly defined without them being overpowering and we’d definitely expect there to be some little false lashes in there filling our her lashes for that enviable flutter!

London Engagement Shoot Hair & Makeup for Li Ee

We recently had the pleasure of doing Li Ee’s hair and makeup for her London engagement shoot.  She popped into The Boutique in Fulham where we curled and pinned her hair so that she could take it down later in the evening just before her twilight hour shoot with Aga Tomaszek.  We’ve worked with the amazing Aga before when Danielle from The Tori Harris Pro Team travelled to India for a wedding.

Having your hair and makeup done for your pre-wedding shoot is such a great idea, not only does it enable you to make a day of it (you could even go for dinner after looking your very best!) but it ensures you’ll have beautiful, natural photographs of you and your fiancé where you really do look your absolute best!

 

Li Ee Said: “We just got our engagement shoot photos from a month ago when you helped with my hair and makeup, and the photos turned out great! I love the result of your work – thank you so much for helping me with it at the last minute!”

Alex & Peter’s Sunbeam Studios – London Wedding

Sunbeam Studios – London Wedding Hair and Makeup

Alex and Peter married last summer at Sunbeam Studio’s in Central London.  We had Tori there on the day to do Alex and her bridesmaids hair and makeup.  Alex chose an elegant up do to compliment her modern full skirt dress which she finished with a hair accessory from Victoria Millésime. 

We absolutely adore these beautiful and very sunny pictures from the day – Alex looks radiant.  Her makeup we kept glowing with a dewy finish.  The look was mostly natural with emphasis on the eye with a dramatic liner.

 

5 Ways to Wear Your Hair with a Veil for Your Wedding

Veils have been worn for weddings for many years and for different traditions, now days it is less likely to symbolise the virginity or the bride and more likely to be worn as a fashion statement.  However working out how your veil will sit into your wedding hair can be challenging.

Here’s some of our favourite combos!

 

  1. Half up Half Down.

    Danielle wore her hair half up half down with a double tier veil for her Danesfield House, Buckinghamshire wedding. As she wasn’t wearing the veil over her face she was able to sit the veil much further back into her hair meaning we could create plenty of volume in the top.
  2. Finger Tip Veil with an Up Do

    Jenny wore a shorter double tier veil for her wedding – tucked beautifully into an elegant and modern up do.  We love this contemporary look.
  3. Single Tier Long Veil with an Up Do
    This modern approach to having a single tier long veil looks stunning with a full and messy up do.  We absolutely adored everything about Sophie’s Oxfordshire wedding.
  4. Double Tier Over Your Face with an Up Do

    We teamed this stunning double tier veil with a low sleek up do.  The veil was placed at the crown of the head to allow the top tier to sit perfectly over the face.
  5. Double Tier placed higher on the head for more volume

    We love this loose and messy bun with the veil placed higher on the head to really add to the volume it creates.  It works perfectly with this finger tip length.