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My Jenny Packham beauty guide

The perfect match: have you nailed your bridal beauty style?

So if you’ve found the ‘dress-of-dreams,’ you’re way ahead of me. I’m still trying to pin down the style that’s totally me.

Having said that, I think I could be a crystal-encrusted Louboutin step closer after setting eyes on Jenny Packham’s recently unveiled (geddit?) 2016 collection. I’m talking jaw-droppingly dreamy dresses Inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, em- bellished with crystals, flowers, feathers and shimmering metallic detailing. Beyond beautiful.

Whilst mentally playing eeny-meeny-miny-moe along her line-up of floaty ‘away with the fairies’ frocks, it got me thinking about how the dress I do eventually choose will have a major impact on my big day beauty look. As a hair and make-up junkie, to me what suits one of her more say, ethereal ‘boho’ dresses would look completely out of place against her punkier crystal covered one. So, picking my four faves from Jenny’s new collection, I’ve paired them with what I think are the perfect hair and make-up looks. Hope they inspire you too…

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The look: You wanna be a boho bride

Slip into Jenny Packham’s Juliet gown, with it’s floaty silhouette intricately studded with shimmering stones

Hair: Think long, loose beachy waves entwined with tiny fresh flowers – as if you’ve diy-styled it with your fingers – or an almost come undone fishtail plait. Let’s call it laid-back wedding hair.

Make-up: A sun-kissed look comprising bronzed skin, matte eyes stained with earthy-tones and caramel glossy lips

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The look: You wanna be a park avenue princess bride

Slip into Jenny Packham’s Patience gown. A strapless beaded bodice sitting atop a swishy A-line skirt

Hair: TNape-nestling rolled ponytails, neat low side chignons and ballerina buns. Think traditional updos that ooze elegance.

Make-up: A sophisticated smoky eye (I’d go gunmetal grey) accentuated with a fine line of kohl atop your upper lashline and black lashes. Dab on a coral lipstick and puff of peach cream blush.

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The look: You wanna be a rock n roll bride

Slip into Jenny Packham’s Hippolyth gown. Well, it is called a wedding party and this ‘ore-some’ gown will leave you out-dazzling the glitter ball. Skin-hugging long-sleeves and a plunging V neck, smothered in shards of crystal will have you looking every inch the rock chick.

Hair: Stiff manes do not make for blissfully happy rock starlet hair. Go for a beauti- fully mussed-up (not messed up – it is your wedding day) high bun instead.

Make-up: Rock up to the church with your statement scarlet pout painted a deeper pinot noir shade over pilarbox red. Add winged eyeliner courtesy of a soft black kohl pencil and inky black lashes.

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The look: You wanna be a fairytale bride

Slip into Jenny Packham’s Nerissa gown. A figure-flattering slimline sensation shot through with metallic swirls to hook your Prince.

Hair: How did the 12 year old you imagine you’d look when you got married? Would a long, lush mane of touchy-feely soft waves feature in your happy ending? Wind sections around a tong and rake through with your fingers for a tousled texture or set in rollers for a more sculpted wave, brushing it over one shoulder.

Make-up: Sprinkle a little fairy dust over your face. Create a halo of shimmering pistachio or lilac around your eyes, surrounded by black lashes and defined brows. Team with softly toffee-flushed cheeks and a streak of tawny pink balm across your lips.

So what do you think? Would your wedding dress determine your beauty look? And what about the dresses – did you love them as much as me?

Which was your favourite?

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Comments

  • Park Avenue Princess? I love that. I could definitely pull it off. Great post, gorgeous dresses, fab blog

    6 years ago : LynetteD
    • mwah x

      6 years ago : Sarah Green
  • Nerissa is the most beautiful dress I have EVER seen. Love the hair and make-up too.

    6 years ago : keira
    • I’ve seen it in real life. It’s a real “WOW” dress. Takes your breath away x

      6 years ago : Sarah Green



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