Today we have something rather different for you; the incredible pictures of two winter inspired bridal looks, for the bride who is looking for something alternative. Emma Brooks, part of the creative team behind these looks, calls them ‘edgy’, ‘outrageous’ and ‘mysterious’ – and we totally agree!
Just look at the detail that has gone into these two looks; the magnificent make-up, quirky hairstyles and the quite frankly outrageous hair accessories. When you think ‘birdcage veil’, we don’t think you will be expecting this!
These theatrical looks have been wonderfully captured in these pictures by Gavin Conlan Photography…
“This is exactly what happens when creative and talented minds come together. Edgy, outrageous, unique and unexpected are words that I would use to describe my ‘Birdcage’, but this is no old school, historical piece.
“For the veil I used chicken mesh secured by barbed wire, with a focal point of silver sprayed thistles. I wanted a pop of colour so used purple orchids, which stood out for a dramatic feel.
“For the hair and make-up our artists created an ‘avant-garde’ look inspired by the magical world of Narnia. Hair is fuzzy, dense and frizzy, with a combination of both soft and spiky textures adding a perfect backdrop to the barbed wire veil.
“The skin almost resembles a blanket of freshly fallen snow, with the iridescent, glistening, and dewy texture created by highlighting and illuminating in pale nude tones, with the addition of silver leaf to complete the drama.
“The look is perfectly completed using ‘Chelsea Beautique’ pure mink lashes and a slick of white mascara to open the eyes.
“This is the edgy look, and the overall result did not disappoint.”
“Creative, theatrical, mysterious, priestess are perfect words to describe the styling for this winter styled berry crown. I wanted to use an abundance of berries and textures including twisted wire and birch, and it had to be imposing and bold.
“Hair inspiration was derived from the colours and textures of a dense winter woodland; soft roebuck brown shades, twig-like sharp zig-zag shapes merging into the crown itself.
“The theme continued through to the make-up, with shades and texture of woodland tree bark, leaves of warm shimmering gold, copper and rust with a hint of berry. Our artist created a very strong contoured look emphasising bone structure and radiant skin.
“‘Chelsea Beautique’ pure Mink lashes added a soft, fluffy, winged out effect to finish the look.
“It’s always a privilege to be able to collaborate with a creative team I was so excited to see the perfect result.”
Photography: Gavin Conlan Photography
Make-Up: Emma Brooks Make-Up
Flowers / Headpieces: Wild Poppies
False Eyelashes: Chelsea Beautique