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A cold and snowy North Wales wedding on the run up to Christmas

A beautiful winter wedding in picturesque North Wales

I have been a Bridal Makeup Artist for over 15 years and I am so lucky to get to work in some of the most exciting and incredible venues around the North West and North Wales. I do love a Winter wedding and always enjoy a Christmas wedding.

The alarm went off at 5.30am and the house was bitterly cold as the central heating had not kicked in, Carol Ellis-Thompson had arrived at my home as I was driving and my car doors were completely frozen solid. She had seen a hack on tik tok to immediately defrost a car and it works.... basically fill a plastic bag with warm tap water and rub over the windows and doors, it really worked a treat. Turning on the car and it registered to minus 7. So prepared to take it very easy to the location for this prep at Faenol Fawr in St Asaph North Wales for Rachael who was marrying Mike.

This day was particularly poignant to the couple as they had met on this date 10 years prior in Thailand whilst both travelling, Mike being from South Africa had since made North Wales his home to be with Rachael and they had a son together.

I created a pretty soft and classic look on Rachael, using browns, warm tones and a champagne and gold sparkle from a Tom Ford palette and with a smudged out brown liner from Victoria Beckham on both the top and bottom line. Her skin was glowing with under base using the Danessa Myricks Illuminating Veil and the Airbase over the top of this for the perfect sheen and glow. Finishing off with a slick of bronze gloss from Fenty. The colour scheme being peach tones, the warmth in her makeup and the bridesmaids really worked.

Her gown was exquisite from designer Enzonai from Along Came Eve Bridal in Chester, a form fitting strapless gown with beautiful structure and details. It was perfect and really modern and glamourous.

"The snow is sparkling like a million little suns"

So at Faenol Fawr it wasn't actually snowy just cold and icy, but looking at the hills around us we could see lots of snow, the wedding wasn't actually at the venue but at a Chapel called Gwenfrewi project at a village called Gwrytherin near Llanrwst, so on seeing the photos from the Photographer Babs Boardwell, it was thick snow compared to around Faenol Fawr, where they returned for the meal and party.

As you can see from the gallery below, Babs has a very unique and striking style in her work and she is super talented, but not only this, she is an absolutely lovely person to be around and I do enjoy working with her on weddings.

It was a lovely morning as one of the Bridesmaids is in the Wedding industry and Carol and I know her very well, she owns Glamour Events. We also got to catch up too with Sharon from Coverstory Events who did all the venue dressing.

If you are planning a wedding and you are seeking a Bridal Makeup Artist in North West of England and North Wales, then please do get in touch to find out more about my services, packages and pricing.


Babs Boardwell Photography


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