Hampshire and Dorset Wedding Magazine – Front Cover

Hampshire and Dorset Wedding Magazine

Hampshire and Dorset Wedding Magazine – Spring 2018 Front Cover

Check out the Link to the Magazine from this page. Amazing Face did hair and make up for the fantastic styled shoot that generated this fantastic Image. Well done everyone involved.

Stephany Jevons Floral Design, Greg Thurtle Photography, Nancy and Flo Hair Accessories.

Why you should buy issue 67 of Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding magazine…

Editor’s letter
What to look out for in this issue

Brides’ bulletin
Catch up on the news from around the region

Plus Much Much More

Bridal Beauty Trends 2018

Bridal Beauty Trends 2018

Bridal Beauty Trends 2018

Bridal Beauty Trends 2018

It was lovely to be asked to contribute towards a Bride Magazine article  this month, and ‘Voila‘, here is the article and links !!

Bridal Beauty Trends 2018,The key trends in bridal hair, make-up and skincare for the year ahead.

For those getting married this year, there are an overwhelming amount of decisions to make. It is easy to get swept up in the big decisions such as the venue, dress and guest list without giving your hair and make-up a second thought. However, it is essential that your beauty choices are made early on so that you can tick this important consideration off the to-do list before you get caught up in the overload of tasks that wedding planning brings.

While consulting with the professionals in-person will help you to settle on a more final decision when it comes to your hair and make-up, here is a helpful overview of the key trends that brides will embrace this year.


While we are seeing drastic cuts and daring colours taking the fashion industry by storm, the world of weddings will forever remain more sheltered. Timeless and classic hairstyles will always have their place, but more modern interpretations serve to bring brides up to date.

New York Bridal Fashion Week is a good place to turn for inspiration and the spring and fall shows for 2018 give us a good indication of what to expect this year.

Spring and summer will invite structured plaited up-dos adorned with flowers and embellishments – akin to those featured at Ines Di Santo, super shiny volume such as that at Reem Acra, low chignons as seen at Peter Langner, and perhaps the emergence of crimped texture à la Jenny Packham.

For autumn, soft waves and deconstructed curls will be in abundance, as previewed at the Pronovias show, and bold top-knots may even reign supreme, as spotted on the Ines Di Santo catwalk. The gypsophila crowns that featured at Reem Acra showcase the continuing popularity of floral garlands, a trend that extends to the floral patterns now seen on wedding dresses.

Bridal hair specialist, Amy Lopez of Yorkshire-based hairdressing group, Westrow, comments on how to get the most out of the floral trend: “Bridal Fashion Week 2018 was awash with dresses embellished with three-dimensional flowers. This fresh take on floral should be complemented with a hairstyle that is equally modern and pretty. A low bun at the nape of the neck is simple enough to let the flowers take centre stage, while for a more English country garden feel, copy the Marchesa Notte (spring) way of doing braids: two intricate but effortless loose scalp braids.”

Hair pulled back into a ribbon will also be a firm fixture with brides this year and beyond. Featured in Marchesa Notte’s fall show, this is a trend that is echoed in the bridalwear trend for bows in 2018 and is already seeing designers jumping on board – such as these beautiful monogrammed hair ribbons from Clara Chatto, perfect for the bride who desires a pop of colour.

Bridal Beauty Trends 2018 – Make-up

English Rose palettes were prominent at the Bridal Fashion Week spring shows, with Mira Zwillinger, Oscar de la Renta and Hayley Paige as just some of the designers who opted for soft coloured make-up to complement their gowns. Blushed cheeks, nude lips, minimalist eyes and a matte pallor define the look that brides continue to love.

Conversely, fresh faced with a glow will always be a signature bridal look too and the dewy skin seen at Reem Acra exemplifies this trend. However, statement make-up becomes a more solidified option this year, with bold smokey eyes spotted at Ines Di Santo and dark lips at Berta. It seems that brides are pushing the boundaries and challenging convention that little bit more as we further venture into the modern age.

Bridal Beauty Trends 2018


Prep your skin well ahead of the big day to ensure a flawless complexion and optimum glow in advance. Your skincare regime should be taken very seriously in the days, weeks and months leading up to the wedding, especially as you’ll be prone to stress-related breakouts and lacklustre skin.

This year is all about savvy skincare as consumers become increasingly aware of the ingredients they are applying to their skin. Gone are the days of chemically engineered substances which boast ground-breaking results and an ever-youthful appearance; now ‘clean’ products are coming to the fore as more natural ingredients are employed for their skin-friendly properties.

Korea is leading the way in skincare with beauty innovations that cannot be beaten and the rise in K-Beauty (Korean beauty) is more evident than ever before. It teaches us that feeding and nourishing your skin with the right ingredients is key and in turn, promotes all-round health and wellness. As such, K-Beauty products are packed with natural extracts; from the anti-ageing effects of aloe and moringa, to the revitalising qualities of green tea and even snail mucin – it is clear to see why the Koreans are leading the way in savvy skincare.

Bridal Beauty Trends 2018

Image: Noah Buscher via Unsplash

A good skincare regime should consist of cleansing, toning and moisturising every day and night. Pay attention to your Y-zone (lower face, neck, and décolletage) as well as your T-zone (forehead, nose, chin and mouth area) and don’t neglect the rest of your body either.

Caroline Swaffield, make-up artist at Amazing Face in Dorset, and contributor to ‘ Bridal Beauty Trends 2018 ‘, advises what Korean beauty products to use: “Konjac sponges, to cleanse and exfoliate, are awesome and are one of the reasons Asian women’s skin is so flawless. These sponges eliminate daily toxins and make-up and come in several types. Only exfoliate once a week; it’s too easy to do it frequently and strip the skin too far back with no recovery, leaving it weakened.”

“Mizosn Honey Black Suger Scrub is fantastic to revive sluggish skin,” continues Caroline. “And Missha Super Aqua Ultra Water Cream is a beautiful product that adds moisture without the greasy feeing and is great as a primer too. It retains the moisture within your skin with baobab tree extract and controls excess oil production throughout the day.”

Eco-friendly products continue to strike a chord more than ever with brides-to-be looking to overhaul their beauty regimes. Paul Richards, founder of online store Herbfarmacy, says: “From 100% organic make-up and skincare products to recyclable packaging solutions, 2018 is the year that the beauty world embraces eco-friendly ingredients like never before. Say goodbye to harmful parabens and non-biodegradable containers, and hello to cruelty-free skincare treats such as all-natural rosehip oil, face cream and beauty balm. Aiding beautiful results from the inside out, these planet-friendly alternatives to our favourite skincare essentials promise brides the ultimate in ethical beauty.”

Bridal beauty trends 2018

Lytchett Bay Photo Shoot – Bride Magazine

Lytchett Bay Photo Shoot Video By TP Photography


Lytchett Bay Photo Shoot – Bride Magazine asks the Questions:

BM: “What was the inspiration behind the shoot?”

” Shealan Faere Butler was the photographer, approached Oxana Ruckhaber of Minster Brides having heard about her dress companyShe had wanted to do a styled shoot for a while and the found her dresses  beautiful and wanted to do something with a bohemian feel. Oxana’s dresses were perfect. From there she gathered a team of Dorset’s finest wedding professionals and we set about creating a true fine art photography result.”

BM: “Tell us a little bit about the venue and why it was chosen. What was the inspiration behind the shoot?”

“Dulled blue tones, marshy landscape, windswept, drift wood, peeling paint, these were the primary influences behind the shoot along with a desire to create a romantic, almost renaissance feel to the images.” 

BM: “What was chosen for the flower arrangements?”

 “The English Florist wanted the arrangements to reflect the wind swept, shoreline feel of the shoot, so architectural, textured flowers and foliage were used. The coral fern perfectly reflects the sea shore atmosphere, as does the Eryingium, otherwise known as sea holly. The spiky mini Protea were also ideal. Colour of course was an essential part of the shoot and Eucalyptus was chosen to correspond with the bluey-grey hues. The delicate Sweet Avalanche Roses picked up the blush pink.”

BM: “What kind of look did you want to achieve with the make-up, hair and outfits for the bride and groom?”

Amazing Face Dorset recreated the natural soft country unstructured look that our brides know and love so well using Huda, Dior, Mercier and Wella products resulting in an ethereal and timeless beauty with a hint of modern glamour.”

BM: “What was the thinking behind the décor for the shoot?  How did you tie it all together?” 

“Granny’s Vintage China chose delicate vintage china in blush pink and grey to compliment the bridal wear, cake and the stationery. The look was fresh, and informal offset by the crystal glassware.” 

BM: “What kind of accessories were used to create these looks and why?”

” The accessories supplied by Nancyandflo.com were designed with a hint of colour. These complement the tones of the shoot using beautiful gold leaves and the powdery blues and pinks in the crystal and gemstone beading. The regal feel of the crowns complemented the romantic portrait style of the images.”

Lytchett Bay Photo Shoot  Videography and additional photography by Greg Thurtle at  TP photography

Fabulous cake by Lucie Loves to Bake

Stunning invitations by Lily and Lottie Stationary 

Kirsty Maisie and Ruby the Jack Russell Terrier – Lytchett Bay Shoot

Wedding Hair and Makeup - Amazing Face - Bay Shoot
Kirsty Maisie and Ruby the Jack Russell Terrier – Lytchett Bay Shoot

At our Amazing Photo Shoot at Lytchett Bay Dorset with our lovely  Models Kirsty, Maisie and Ruby the Jack Russell.

Arranged with our Colleagues – Minster Designs Bridal Boutique, Nancy and FloThe English floristLucie loves to BakeLily and Lottie Stationary with Super Pics by Shealan Faere Photography and Video by Greg Thurtle

Wedding Hair and Makeup – Amazing Face – Bay Shoot

Frankie and Wills – Bridal Hair and Makeup

Bridal Hair and Makeup Dorset -Amazing Face
Frankie and Wills – Bridal Hair and Makeup

The most beautiful photos of Frankie and Wills taken by the awesome Linus Moran Photography …… huge thanks to you – 💕 flowers by  West Dorset Wedding Flowers  – 💕Jessie those crowns were simply stunning, Hair and makeup by Elke and Kate – Amazing Face Bridal Hair and Makeup 💕 – Greenwood Grange wedding Venue 💕

Wedding of Kirsty & James May 2017

Wedding of Kirsty & James May 2017
Wedding of Kirsty & James May 2017

Wedding of Kirsty & James May 2017

We have known Kirsty since we did her make up as a bridesmaid for her friend Kim’s wedding a couple of years ago, even then she said she wanted us to look after her for her own wedding. It was a super surprise when she called to say she was engaged and would we “please do my hair and make up”. Kirsty wanted a soft dreamy romantic look so we created something special to go with her dress, flowers and ideas that she had had since a little girl. On the day we were working other supplier friends who we know and love. The atmosphere was wonderful and we were looked after like one of the wedding party, by bridesmaids Sophie,Claire,Kim,Charlotte,Lilly, Sally and of course Kristy’s Mum!

Congratulations to you both, Kirsty and James. Your wedding is now on our list of ‘ones to remember’ Check out our Instagram amazing-face dorset and Facebook Amazing Face  to see more of this wonderfully fun wedding . Photography Greg Thurtle TP Photography , Videography Final Cut Films, Flowers Busybee Florist,   Venue The Tithe Barn Symonsbury.


UK Wedding Beauty Supplier of the year 2017

UK Wedding Beauty Supplier of the year 2017

UK Wedding Beauty Supplier of the Year 2017

We are Thrilled and Honoured to be awarded ‘UK Wedding Beauty Supplier of the Year 2017’ by BRIDEBOOK.CO.UK.

With so many incredible and talented suppliers across the Bridebook family and over 170,000 votes cast in total across the overall voting process.

‘Amazing Face Bridal Hair & Makeup’  have attained the top position for our class in the UK. Woop!

Gratitude goes to all our lovely, beautiful Brides for making our job such a joy. We strive to continue with the excellent service we can provide. For brides who come to Dorset for the fabulous wedding facilities, Venues and expertise.

Many Many Thanks xx.

Photo Shoot the Kings Arms Hotel

Photo Shoot the Kings Arms Hotel
Photo Shoot the Kings Arms Hotel

This week we did a great photo shoot at The Kings Arms Hotel. We were there with Ann Aveyard Photography, Nancy and Flo Hair Accessories and Bridal Re-loved of Dorchester. Our models Hollie and Rachel were fabulous.

We had a marvelous morning at one of our favourite hotels in stunning bridal preparation rooms. They are beautiful for pre-wedding photos for our clients too.

Furthermore the Makeup we used for the photo shoot was Laura Mercia, Nars, Charlotte Tilbury….Only the Best is Best:-)

Caroline x

‘Best Wedding Makeup Artist Dorset’ 2016

‘Best Wedding Makeup Artist Dorset’ 2016

Well what a year…. ‘Best Wedding Makeup Artist’, Nationally Highly Commended by the TWIA (The Wedding Industry Awards) in January this year. And now for the 3rd year, Amazingly! ‘Best Wedding Makeup Artist Dorset’ 2016 this weekend! A huge thank-you goes out to all our beautiful brides and all the fabulous wedding industry suppliers that recommend, love & support us, let the love grow and the support we give each other increase for everyone. Great Peer Support is so important for us all. Thanks again everyone.

Caroline and Elke


Axnoller Styled Shoot Digital Bohemia

Axnoller Styled Shoot
Axnoller Styled Shoot with Digital Bohemia

Axnoller Styled Shoot Digital Bohemia. With Amazing face, Peppermint love Photography, Jennifer Poynter Flowers, Axnoller House Wedding Venue, Lisa Notley Cakes, Wedding Time Dresses, Lilli and Lotti Stationary, Howard Lucas Photographer

Beautiful country wedding of Becky and Tom

Wedding of Becky and Tom
Beautiful country wedding of Becky and Tom

Wedding of Becky and Tom

Beautiful country wedding of Becky and Tom. Tom incidentally also made this wonderful cake. The event took place at Chaffeymoor Grange recently.
A soft focus makeup with a hint of drama was required!
Flowers were by Fork and Flowers of Shaftesbury.Photography (not these) was by the fabulous Courtenay Photographic , Dorset wedding Photographer.

Wedding of Tash & Kris. Pennsylvania Castle

Wedding of Tash & Kris. Pennsylvania Castle
Wedding of Tash & Kris. Pennsylvania Castle on Portland Bill
Wedding of Tash & Kris. Stunning. At the gorgeous Pennsylvania Castle on Portland Bill. Flowers by Pebble Beach Florist of Portland. The most noteworthy photographer Ben Pipe Wedding Photography of London. Really looking forward to his professional shots as these were our own!
Dress was by Pronovias and called Valeria. What a fun afternoon.

Emma & Cal Parley Manor. Twenties Style Wedding.

Beautiful country wedding of Becky and Tom
Emma & Cal Parley Manor.  Twenties Style Wedding

Emma & Cal Parley Manor

Beautiful vintage themed wedding of Emma & Cal at Parley Manor. In the gorgeous Dorset countryside. We loved looking after Emma as she wanted a glamorous vintage make up and vintage hairstyle which is something we excel at.Smokey ‘Downton Twenties’ style eyes and a true deep red vintage lipstick really set this makeup apart. The pin tuck curls and marcel waves in her hair, finished off the look beautifully.

Photography CJR Photography

Davina and Franks humanist wedding ceremony

Davina and Franks humanist wedding
Davina and Franks humanist wedding ceremony

Davina and Franks humanist wedding ceremony. At Partyfield Nr Wimborne, was fabulous. It’s a magical woodland setting with horsebox and double-decker bus accommodation. With all the camping Space and Facilities you can imagine.

If you want a wedding with nature, flexibility and a countryside feel, this is for you. The Bride wore a stunning vintage dress and an old Ford Mustang made some spectacular photos. Images Linus Moran Photography.  Hair and makeup by Amazing Face.

Emma’s Wedding at Sopley Mill

Emma's Wedding at Sopley Mill
Emma’s Wedding at Sopley Mill

The simply natural look was what was wanted to be  created for Emma’s wedding at Sopley Mill to Neal . Simple styling at it’s best,  soft loose curls,  soft natural makeup to such a radiant effect!! Emma’s dress was actually called ‘Emma’ by Maggie Sottero Designs, with flowers by the amazing Maria at Simply Flower in Christchurch. The Beautiful photos are by Stephen Duncan Photography

Pennsylvania Castle Photo Shoot

Pennsylvania Castle Photo Shoot
Pennsylvania Castle Photo Shoot

Pennsylvania Castle Photo Shoot. We had a wonderful day at Portland at this Fabulous Venue for Weddings.

Image taken at Portland Bill in June 2016 by Jim Johnson Photography.  Makeup and Hair Styling by Amazing Face. With Many Many Thanks to Sweet Cheeks Bakehouse.  Nancy and Flo accessories. Swingle Tree Vintage China Hire. West Dorset Wedding Flowers. Wedding Time Bridal Salon and Harry’s Wedding Films.

More soon to come.

Wedding Events in May with Beautiful Brides

Wedding Events in May 2016
Wedding Events in May 2016

Wedding Events in May 2016. In the last few weeks we have been all over Dorset. We’ve been looking after some beautiful brides at many of the most Beautiful and Prestigious Wedding Event Venues in Dorset.

Some of these Amazing Wedding  Event Venues were…. Pennsylvania Castle, Portland, Dorset.  Axnoller House.  Partyfield.   Captains Club,  ChristchurchHarbour Heights Hotel, SandBanks Poole.  The Italian Villa,  Canford Cliffs,  Poole.

We do love our jobs and the fabulous places we get to visit .

Wedding Events in June
Styled Wedding Shoot

Coming Soon, from a fantastic photo shoot Venue. On a wonderful day for all involved. Pictures from our Styled wedding Shoot at Pennsylvania castle in June.

Watch this Space….:-)

Pennsylvania shoot

Pennsylvania shoot

Hampshire Wedding Festival 2016

Hampshire wedding Festival 2016
Hampshire Wedding Festival

We have just returned from the Hampshire Wedding Festival.  What a lovely day we had with so many lovely prospective clients for next year 2017. Four bookings on Mobiles, by the time we reached home.  Great to see Anna Morgan Photography,  Jennifer Poynter Flowers,  Lewis and Schofield Photography,  Dorset Dubhire,  Classic VW Wedding Transport,  Digital Bohemia, Wedding Videography,  Sweet Serenity,  Stuart Harrison Photography and many more.

Many thanks to Sam and team at South Coast Events. Such amazing organisation in such adverse conditions. Great job. You deserve a large glass of vino now. We will see you at ‘Weddings in a Field’ at Farmer Palmer’s for The Dorset Wedding Festival on the 8th May 2016 xxxxx

NB: With so many prospective clients for next year, please please Book early as we are filling up our diaries for 2017 already.

Moonfleet Manor Wedding for Kate and Gary

Moonfleet Manor Wedding
Moonfleet Manor Wedding

Moonfleet Manor Wedding.

The gorgeous Kate married Gary at Moonfleet Manor in Dorset.

What a beautiful winters day for this setting. Overlooking the Fleet at Abbotsbury. It is steeped in Dorset’s history of Pirates and smuggling. (The Setting For ‘Moonfleet’ and the tale of Black Beard. By the English novelist J. Meade Falkner).

Amazing Face were there to offer advice to the Bride and do her amazing Bridal hair and makeup.

Fizzy the dog had ‘Mutt of Honour’ on her Scarf and thoroughly enjoyed herself too.

Photos By Tom Redman Photography

Flowers By Fiona Penny at Sunflowers Weymouth

Surprise Wedding at Moonfleet Manor

Surprise Wedding for Sophie & Mark

Surprise Wedding for Sophie & Mark. So now I can officially say omg huge congratulations to the gorgeous Sophie and Mark !!! We thought it was a birthday celebration make up until at the last minute Sophie whispered ‘we are getting married at 1 pm’!  Very funny, as I had bought her a birthday present which luckily became a wedding gift …… big beamy smiles all around then!

Bridle Photography – Keith Bridle
Flowers Concept Flowers
Well done guys 💕💋😜

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