Coral & Reg – Croatia.

Destination Wedding - Hair and Makeup in Croatia

Coral & Reg got married in September in Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Their wedding venue was the stunning Grand Villa Argentina.  I posted previously a few little iphone snaps from the day - you can see those here.  I was lucky enough to be a guest at this stunning wedding and a perk of having myself as a friend Coral had me on hand for touch ups all day! 

The scenery in Croatia was just stunning the venue was slightly down the coast from the old town and over looked some of the islands just of the coast of the main land with beautiful terraces overlooking the water and a walled garden where the ceremony took place.  Croatia was a gorgeous setting for a destination wedding.

Croatia – Coral and Reg’s Wedding at The Grand Villa Argentina

Dubrovnik Croatia Summer Wedding

In September I was in Croatia for the wedding of my beautiful friend Coral to her prince charming Reg.  I of course offered to do the brides hair and makeup and hair - it was such an honour to play a part in their special day!

I haven't seen any of the official wedding snaps yet but I have to say the Instagram game was pretty strong!

Makeup for abroad weddings is slightly different to the UK as we had a number of other things to think about - the heat and sun being the main two.  Coral wanted an up do which definitely lasts better in the heat and stops you getting all sweaty and stuck at the back of the neck!  For makeup I used a waterproof setting spray to ensure even in the scorching sun her makeup wouldn't budge - I put a light SPF under the makeup to help protect her skin from the sun.

 

Tori Harris Hair and Makeup Artist

Jen and Sam – Chicago

Two weeks ago my commute to work was a little longer then normal – 22hrs to be exact although that was mostly because of some bad luck with the weather! Eventually my kit and I made it to Chicago Illinois, USA!  I arrived a few days before the wedding to acclimatise, get over the jet lag and make sure my kit made it all over safely – it did but I still made a trip to Macy’s anyway!

After settling into the city and treating myself to a few purchases it was time for the wedding day.  Sam and Jen married at Revolution Brewery in Chicago with all the bridal prep taking place at The Palmer House Hotel downtown.  It was a beautiful day to look out over the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan as I got bride Jen, bridesmaid Ali and mom Tammy ready for the wedding.  Jen went for a relaxed up do to compliment her dress, makeup we kept natural with definition on the eyes to make them pop.  Ali too kept it natural with a loose up too – she still had the curls in two days later! Mom Tammy showed me a pintrest image of the makeup she liked titled ‘ridiculously sexy eye makeup’ and ridiculously sexy she did look!

Their photographer Linda Horton captured these amazing images – I love all the graffiti backgrounds – it really works for the chilled out, city wedding Sam and Jen had.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”655,650,651,652,653,647,645,646″ column_number=”2″ grayscale=”no” images_space=”gallery_without_space”][/vc_column][/vc_row]