Wedding Makeup at Swallows Nest Barn, Warwickshire: Rebekha & Dom

Wedding Makeup at Swallows Nest Barn, Warwickshire: Rebekha & Dom

If you’re after a rich cinnamon brown eye and neutral lip to go with a rustic, floral barn wedding like Rebekha’s, which she had at Swallows Nest Barn; you’re in the right place!

Having met Rebekha a few years ago when she was a bridesmaid for her best friend Danielle, she came to me when she got engaged to sweetheart Dom. And oh how happy I am that she trusted me with her own bridal makeup!

Rebekha is famous for her love of makeup (and shoes), and initially was very torn about what her bridal makeup should be for her beautiful summer barn wedding in the Warwickshire countryside. Becky wanted to stay true to herself and her makeup loves, but also wanted to keep an element of classic and timeless bridal makeup about her styling to suit her setting.

At her trial we chatted at length about the whole of her wedding and what she wanted it to look like. And we used this as inspiration to narrow our product selection down to those that she knew she just couldn’t be without. That way, we could get closer to a look that she was going to love. As we began her makeup, we had a few things in our arsenal that we knew we could work with, and try and chose between.

On that sunny afternoon overlooking the Shrewsbury countryside (she came all the way from Edinburgh for her trial, so we met at her parents’), I think it’s safe to say that we nailed her wedding makeup!

So what did we do?

On the day of the wedding, Becky had hired a lovely little cottage in the village of Chipping Campden, Cotswolds so that we could do her wedding prep. It created the most divine prep location, as we were able to secretly do all of the wedding prep outside the cottage in its’ hidden courtyard while the high street awakened and began to bustle.

Photo: Petal and Blush Artistry, Location: Hook Cottage, Chipping Campden

Base: Becky wanted a base to last (extremely important to bridal makeup), but that wouldn’t look cakey. So we went with Estee Lauder Double Wear, mixed with Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter for some radiance and glow.

Photo: Petal and Blush Artistry, Makeup: Helena Shakespeare Makeup Artist

Eyes: using a taupe cream eye shadow stick from Bobbi Brown we created a base colour for her eye makeup that would have longevity. And used the shimmering, rich, reddish-brown tones of The Dolce Vita Quad by Charlotte Tilbury to contour the eye. And then to stay true to Becky, we added a wispy pair of lashes which perfected her look and made it her own.

Newlyweds Rebekha and Dom after their marriage at Swallows Nest Barn, Warwickshire
Photo: Petal and Blush Artistry, Makeup: Helena Shakespeare Makeup Artist

Lips: Becky was conflicted between a red or neutral toned lip. But as we went slightly heavier on the eye, we played to a softer lip. We used three lip products to create Becky’s lip: Velvet Teddy by MAC across the whole of Becky’s lip, with Charlotte Tilbury’s Bitch Perfect in the centre to lift the lip and give it some form, and we lined her lip with Bobbi Brown Rich Cocoa liner to bring her lips to the same depth as her eyes.

Photo: Petal and Blush Artistry, Florals: Green and Wild, Hair: Mode Bridal Hair and Makeup

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