Beauty and the Bride

Obviously, on your wedding day, you want to look your best – if you look good, you feel good. I think for most brides to be, hair and make-up are really important. You want to feel confident walking down the aisle and look great in your pictures, which will be the lasting memory from your big day.


I had an idea of what I wanted for my wedding look as I had researched ideas on Pinterest (common theme here), but I didn’t want anything too drastically different from my natural look. I also checked reviews, listened to recommendations and looked through portfolios.


Cut above the rest


Bridal Hair, Beauty and the Bride, Bride's Blog, Bride'sMy hairdresser for the big day was a no brainer. My best friend and bridesmaid, Krissy Caton, happens to be a hair stylist, owning Artisan, her successful salon in my home town for seven years. She’s been doing my hair since she was training in college, so she’s known me and my hair (throughout all the styles) for years.


We’ve had lots of discussions about what we could do with my hair and will have some ‘official’ trials to see what will suit me best. I also love the fact that, since she is my best friend, I feel comfortable talking to her about what I like and don’t like. For my bridesmaids, she is taking some of the girls from her salon to do their hair and again, I have known them for a long time too and feel confident that they will do an amazing job.


I came, I saw, I contoured


Make-up was more difficult because there are a lot of good MUAs in Aberdeen, so I spent a lot of time researching. However, after hearing about Alana McCrae through a friend, I checked out her Bridal Make-up, Bride's, Bride's Blog Instagram and saw her grid was filled with beautiful, natural looking brides. This was the exact look I was going for. She is well known in Aberdeen for her talent and after speaking to her about all things make-up.  I knew she was the lady to make me feel beautiful on my special day.


She was so lovely and down to earth, and offered great advice on skin care routines, which I hadn’t even thought about! Alana was also really accommodating in terms of timing on the day given how many faces she needs to work her magic on. She has always been on hand for advice in the run-up to the wedding and I can’t wait to see the transformation during my trial in the next couple of weeks.

Next month, we will cover…The Hen Weekend!


With love,


The Future Mrs Jones x

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Top tips


  • Research and recommendations – check out reviews and speak to other brides to find out who they have used. For a bride, looking their best is a massive part of the day so make sure you are happy with your beauty team!
  • Book trials so you can see what look you want and don’t be afraid to say if you are not happy about something because reputable hairdressers and MUAs want their brides to feel their best and will be happy to change things. It’s also a good idea to time your trials around upcoming events, in my case before our pre-wedding photography session.
  • Get all the advice you can on pre-wedding hair and skin care. Krissy has given me lots of advice on what treatments to use to keep my hair in good condition and has also been on hand with her scissors to give me regular trims. Alana sent through detailed advice on how to take care of my skin in the run-up to the wedding, which has forced me to follow a stricter skincare routine daily and weekly.
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