Wednesday 28 June 2017

Wedding Day Makeup for a North East Bride with Pins, Petals and Powder

I think it's about time we talked weddings! It may be 9 months since I got married but that doesn't mean I've let go of the joy of being a bride and wanting to share more with you about our big day. Today I thought I'd tell you all about my wedding day makeup with Pins, Petals and Powder.

I've never been very good at doing my own makeup and, much like a teenage girl, have picked up most of my "skills" from watching tutorials on You Tube. Despite my best efforts I'm never going to be able to perfect eyeliner, am useless at doing my brows and have never been able to achieve a smoky eye. So, as you can imagine, the thought of doing my own makeup for the wedding terrified me and I knew that I needed help.

Wedding Day Makeup for a North East Bride with Pins, Petals and Powder

Copyright Katy Byram Photography

Hunting for a makeup artist to help you on the most important day of your life is a little daunting. I really wanted to find someone who understood me and would be able to make me look like a more beautiful version of myself without covering me in a thick layer of makeup. So I was over the moon when I discovered Victoria from Pins, Petals and Powder who ticked every box (and some!)

As soon as we'd had our initial chat to on the phone I knew I would be in very safe hands. She asked all of the right questions and was keen to get a good picture of the style of wedding I was planning as well as what sort of makeup I wear on an every day basis. She was very thorough and when we hung up I felt so relaxed and couldn't wait to get started.

We met a few months before the wedding with Victoria helpfully coming to my house with all of her products. As a slightly overwhelmed bride it was lovely to not have to panic about making my way out of the house when I had so many things to do.  We set up a little makeup studio in my kitchen where there was plenty of natural light and set about working on my bridal look.

Wedding Day Makeup for a North East Bride with Pins, Petals and Powder

Copyright Katy Byram Photography

As I was getting married in September we decided to use plenty of Autumnal colours with some subtle gold shades, plenty of glow and a beautiful rose lip. To make the look extra special we made sure that the look was very different to my usual face without making me look like a different person, that meant playing with products I didn't usually wear like eyeliner and highlight.

Victoria went out of her way to specially find products that I'd mentioned or needed to complete my look. We'd had a long chat about how much Simon hates kissing me when I'm wearing lipstick so she'd got me some Lipcote to try out on the day to make sure that there was no transferring.

My makeup trial was one of the most fun parts of planning the wedding.  Victoria and I got on so well and we lost hours playing with makeup and chatting. We kept joking that we'd have to reign ourselves in on the big day as we'd never get finished. I can't emphasise enough how important it is to work with suppliers you get on with when you're planning your wedding.

We got on so well in fact that when Victoria asked me to be a model for her Pins, Petals and Powder You Tube channel I was there like a shot! We created this stunning, more dramatic version of my wedding day makeup

Pins, Petals and Powder

If you want to learn more about the products we used and how we created the look then check out my appearance on Pins, Petals and Powder (and don't forget to subscribe!)

So how was my makeup on the big day?

Having Victoria there the morning of my wedding was lovely, it was so nice to have her looking after me and those few moments sat by the window having my face done were some of the most enjoyable of my wedding morning. I was so nervous and terrified that I was going to cry at any moment but chatting to Victoria as she did my face made me feel relaxed.

The finished look was far better than I ever could have imagined, I felt beautiful and probably for the first time in my life was happy to accept the lovely compliments from my friends and family. Every time I caught a glimpse of myself I couldn't quite believe it was me.

My makeup lasted all day and even on the dance floor at midnight I still looked as fresh as a daisy. Although I had a few bits with me for touchups I didn't need them and happily enjoyed my day without worrying about what was happening on my face.  A day filled with an excessive amount of prosecco drinking and husband kissing - my lipstick didn't budge!

Wedding Day Makeup for a North East Bride with Pins, Petals and Powder

Copyright Katy Byram Photography

I was so happy that I chose Pins, Petals and Powder for my wedding day makeup and I would highly recommend Victoria to any brides looking for something special for their wedding day, not only is she a master at makeup she also does hairdressing and flowers! To find out more about Pins, Petals and Powder and to get in touch with Victoria about your special day check out her website here.


  1. This was such a cute post! I'm not even engaged but I have a real thing about reading wedding related posts at the moment haha (that makes me sound so keen). You look gorgeous and I love your wedding hair too! xxx

  2. I am terrible at doing my own make up too, my 14 year old daughter is better at applying it then I am. I so need to book a make-up artist for my own big day, their is so much to think of booking that I have not even thought about xx

  3. It's going to be ending of mine day, however before end I am reading
    this great post to increase my know-how.


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