So, you’re planning a vintage style wedding? You’re in great company; harking back to a bygone era for your big day has never been cooler. You’ve got the vintage dress, you’ve enlisted the help of our gals at The Beauty Artist to transform you into a siren of the silver screen on the day itself and your gaggle of best girls are counting down the days to a vintage hen party to remember. With all of the big bits taken care of, it means you are finally free to give those tiny touches some attention. From the flowers in your hair to the shoes on your feet and the lacquer on your lips, these are the finishing touches that will complete your vintage vision.
Best Foot Forward
Wedding shoes aren’t what they used to be and not a single kitten-heeled satin stiletto need grace your wedding with its presence. Nowadays anything goes, so slip a foot Cinderella-style into a scarlet sky-high peep-toe to compliment a red lip or opt for a dainty T-bar to add a little extra Gatsby glamour to your beaded and bedazzled 1920s frock. Your shoes get a lot of attention on the big day, from pre-wedding photo shoots to the traditional flash of the garter, and some might say they’re as big a deal as the dress.
We never met a lippy we didn’t love and the days of weddings calling for nothing but a touch of nude gloss are long gone. That’s not to say we don’t love our nudes – oo’er! – but at The Beauty Artist, we have painted lips with pillar box red and fuchsia pinks, deep winter berries and the juiciest of peaches too. Anything goes when it comes to wedding makeup and a trial will give you chance to chat to our hair and beauty extraordinaires to establish what lippy works with not just your vintage wedding style but your day-to-day look. We’re all about looking like an even better version of yourself on the big day; who wants to marry a stranger (Tom Hardy and Eva Mendes excluded…)
Pretty As A Flower
We’re officially into autumn now but that doesn’t mean you have to leave the florals behind with summer’s picnics in the park and short sleeved frocks. There are so many ways to incorporate sprigs of a little summin’ summin’ into your winter vintage wedding, from foliage like ivy interweaved around your updo to winter berries scattered among your bouquet and highlighted with a matching berry lip stain. Where there’s a wedding, there’s a way and florals are one of the easiest ways to channel those vintage vibes in everything from your hair to your venue.
Are you planning a retro-inspired knees up or a 1920s soiree that Great Gatsby would be proud of? Whatever your vintage wedding inspirations, The Beauty Artist has got the bridal hair and beauty looks to boot. Think of us as your guardian angels, with added hairspray.