Wimbledon Wedding Show


On Sunday 26th February 2017 I was pleased to be included in the number of wedding professionals hand picked by Events by Inspire to have a stand at the Wimbledon Wedding Show.  The venue was the stunning Hotel du Vin, Cannizaro House in Wimbledon which is very convenient as I live locally. I have been lucky enough to work on several bridal couture photo shoots at this beautiful location.


On my stand I display my bridal portfolios and testimonial book to showcase some of the beautiful brides I have been privileged to help get ready for their weddings.  During wedding shows I enjoy meeting the excited Bride, Mother of the Bride and Bridesmaids and am happy to share my 20 years experience with hair styling and make-up tips for their special day.

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My friend Dora kindly agreed to be my bridal model for the day.  I like to show the Bride-to-be my skills in hair styling and make-up application, giving them a glimpse of what to expect on their wedding day.

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On the wedding day the Bride should cleanse, tone and moisturize her face in preparation for the make-up application. For most dry hair styling it is best for the hair to have been washed the day before the wedding. ‘Less fresh’ hair tends to hold the style better and is less ‘fly-away’ on the day.

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I decided to set Dora’s hair in heated rollers to create a long-lasting pretty curl. I then applied her make-up, allowing the rollers to cool in the hair.


To begin I used a make-up primer to create a smooth base before applying foundation, concealer and power.  Dora has gorgeous cheek bones so I contoured just below the bone and highlighted the cheek to show them off.

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I wanted to keep the makeup fresh and natural, yet defining Dora’s features. After filling in the eyebrows I used a combination of gold, bronze and terracotta to enhance the eyes creating contrast to bring out Dora’s striking eye colour. We went with a subtle pink glossy lip colour to finish off the look.  On the wedding day I apply a setting spray to ensure the makeup is long-lasting.


Once the make-up was complete I took out the rollers and styled the hair down.  I think this soft, pretty bridal look suits Dora as she is a natural beauty.  I always recommend having a Bridal Hair and Makeup Trial before the wedding day to ensure the Bride feels confident and beautiful on her special day.


I would suggest collecting images of hair and makeup you would like for your bridal look.  At the trial we could discuss which looks would work with your hair type and eye shape.  I would then style your hair and apply your make-up to try out your ideal look.  I have a selection of products I have tried and tested over the years to help create a long-lasting effect.


At the Wedding Show I wanted to create a quick bridal up-style to give inspiration to brides considering this for their wedding.  As Dora’s hair is layered I pinned sections of her hair up.


I created a low side bun with twisted detail at the back. I allowed the soft curls to cascade down the head. This look is very pretty and has a romantic feel.


I added some diamanté spin-pins to add a little sparkle to this look.  I recommend bringing any hair pieces your wish to wear to your bridal trial so we can see how they work with your chosen style.


It was a pleasure meeting the bridal parties who attended this well organised event.  As always, it was great to see the Events by Inspire team of suppliers – true professionals who are passionate about helping the bridal couple create their dream day. 

Thank you:

Events by Inspire  http://eventsbyinspire.co.uk/

Hotel du Vin, Cannizaro House  https://www.hotelduvin.com/locations/wimbledon/

Dora, thank you for being my beautiful model and helper!

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My family and I first visited Hampton Court Palace when I was a child on holiday in England. It felt like I had stepped into a Fairy Tale! I remember being so excited as we wandered around the splendour of the Palace and its gorgeous grounds! I was fascinated to learn about the history of this beautiful Palace and I imagined the Kings and Queens who had lived in these opulent rooms which I enjoyed exploring!


This year Hampton Court Palace has been granted a licence to hold Civil Ceremonies within The Great Hall and The King’s Guard Chamber, in addition to their current civil ceremony venues, The Garden Room and The Little Banqueting House.

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To celebrate this and promote it to the wider wedding world they planned to create a staged photo shoot within the palace. The images will be used in the Hampton Court Palace press release which is sent to a variety of national and local bridal magazines and event magazines.

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I was delighted to be contacted by The Hampton Court Palace Team who said I had been recommended to them and they would like to offer me the opportunity to be involved in this photo shoot! I was thrilled and honoured to be asked to work on such an amazing project!

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The shoot date was Tuesday the 23 July 2013 and timings were 17.00 to 20.00 hours. We arrived as the last few visitors wandered around the Palace. Sheila from BOA Boutique and I were provided with a room to style hair, apply make-up and dress our models in preparation for the photo shoot.

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I was excited to make the most of this unique opportunity to showcase my skills at Hampton Court Palace by doing the model bridal couple’s hair and makeup. Emma Rice played our gorgeous bride and Ste Hopps our handsome groom.

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The theme for this photo shoot was a 1920’s style. I styled Emma’s hair and make-up with a vintage feel which worked really well with her beautiful features. Ste did not need much make-up, but I slicked his hair into a 20’s style.

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The first location within the Palace was the Great Hall. This impressive room was built for Henry VIII in the 1530s. The Great Hall has played host to dance and drama over the years. The Abraham tapestries line the walls of this huge hall.

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Once the doors of the palace were closed to the public, the HCP team, caterers, florists, cake makers and equipment suppliers were able to set up the High Table in the Great Hall.

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They created a beautiful setting and an incredible feast for our ‘Mock Wedding’.

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The King’s Staircase made a fantastic second location for our ‘Wedding Shoot’. King William III employed the Italian painter, Antonio Verrio to create the illusion of a great Roman hall.

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The Privy Garden was our first outdoor location. This is a restoration of William III’s Privy Garden of 1702.

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The Hornbeam bower was created to provide cool shade on a hot day. This was very popular with the Ladies who preferred to maintain their fashionable pale complexions.

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The Pond Garden was a colourful location for our ‘Bridal Couple’. Apparently in Henry VIII’s era the ponds were stocked with fish for the palace kitchens. Queen Mary II preferred to keep her exotic plants here.

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The Kings Guard Chamber was our final location. King William III’s gunsmith, John Harris, created the room’s architectural décor out of 2,850 pieces of arms and armour. I find it incredible how weapons can create a beautiful artwork!

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Nick Rose was our photographer for the shoot. He did a brilliant job capturing beautiful images of our models at Hampton Court Palace.

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I thoroughly enjoyed working on this photo shoot.  About a week after the photo shoot, I received a lovely surprise in the post!

Thank you from HCP

I was thrilled to take advantage of my complimentary tickets and enjoyed exploring Hampton Court Palace again!

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Hampton Court’s recommended Wedding Industry Suppliers worked well together to create this ‘staged wedding’ at Hampton Court Palace.  I think everyone did a fantastic job within their field as the images that we created are absolutely stunning!

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Thank you to all those who were involved:

The Hampton Court Palace Team:

Jessica Ferguson

Tiffany Marks

Jo Jennings


Caterer: Rhubarb http://www.rhubarb.net/

Florist: Lavender Green http://www.lavendergreen.co.uk/

Cake Supplier: Domino Purchas http://www.dominopurchas.com/

Bridal ware: BOA Boutique http://www.boa-boutique.co.uk/

Menswear: Steven Bishop http://www.stephenbishopsuiting.com/

Equipment: Great Hire http://www.greathire.co.uk/

Photographer: Nick Rose http://www.nickrosephotography.com/


Emma Rice http://www.emmarice.co.uk/

Ste Hopps http://www.bmamodels.com/model-details?modelno=5095&cat=1

Hair & Makeup: Tiffany Cartwright http://www.tiffanycartwright.com/

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. This Sunday, 3 November 2013 I will have a stand in the Garden Room at the Hampton Court Palace Wedding Fair.  I am excited to promote my services at this beautiful venue.

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Tiffany L Cartwright      
Hair and Make-up Artist        
07873 596 304