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Curradine Barns

Why The Curradine Barns is in my Top 3

If I got married again the Curradine Barns would definitely be at the top of my venue list. It’s no secret that it’s one of my favourite places to go. I love everything about the place. It’s quaint, crooked  and interesting. I always spot something I haven’t noticed before. And it has its couples firmly at the heart of its service.

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Wedding Prep at Highbury Hall, Birmingham

Highbury Hall is little known. But as far as wedding venues go it’s one of my favourites. It’s a private, Grade II listed mansion house in a country setting and only 3 miles from Birmingham City Centre. So perfect if you have guests travelling to your wedding from

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wedding day makeup

How long does makeup take on the wedding morning?

How long your wedding makeup will take on the wedding morning is a question I hear from every bride! And the answer is nowhere near as long as it took to design your makeup with you at your trial. Your trial was where all the decisions were made, where we took it slowly and reflected on every brush stroke. So it was slow moving in comparison. We logged every detail on your face chart as we went along so that we could eliminate products if they didn’t work for you and very quickly get to work on recreating your dream makeup on the day itself.

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Wedding makeup being applied.

Should hair or makeup be first on the wedding day?

Whether you should have your hair or makeup first on your wedding day is good question to ask. And there are a few ways to go about planning who should have what and when on your wedding morning. Your Makeup Artist will probably want to do your makeup

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Makeup to last all day

How can I get my makeup to last all day?

So you’ve chosen the height of summer for your big day? And as the temperatures begin to rise, so will the anxiety of whether your makeup will make it past your wedding vows. Here are 6 tips for getting your makeup to last throughout the day.

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Beautiful brown haired girl in wedding dress

When should you have your wedding makeup trial?

6-8 weeks before your wedding day is the perfect time to have your bridal makeup trial. This might seem a little late if you made your booking two years ahead of your date. But if you’ve done your research on your Artist then this really shouldn’t be a problem.

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