A Return to the Rampsbeck

A Return to the Rampsbeck

When we scheduled the Bridal Couture Shoot at The Rampsbeck back in March we always intended to use the grounds of the hotel as well as the inside. Unfortunately the weather conspired against us on the day so a plan was made to wait for a nice day in late Spring or early Summer to go back to finish off, and we could not have picked a better day.

The team was reassembled along with a new model, Tilly, and were also able to get permission to use Watermillock Church as a setting too. We had a limited amount of time to get everything we wanted and everything came together perfectly.

I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to all of the other suppliers who came on board and in particular Ailsa from The Wedding Warehouse for trusting me with two very expensive dresses, and the team at the Rampsbeck for once again being so accommodating.

I didn’t have a clear idea what I wanted to do with the makeup this time around other than beautiful skin with minimal product on it (what can I say, it’s what I love to do), and after a bit of discussion about this we moved away from what could be considered to be bridal for a more boho feel – after all bridal can be anything that you want it to be.

I used Nars Dual Intensity eyeshadows in Ursa Major and Sycorax to create a quick smokey eye with a lived-in, almost glossy look. I then smudged in a black kohl pencil around the eyes and water line, and layered up the mascara. For the skin I used Skinbase from Illamasqua, my foundation of choice for shoots, lightly contoured with Nars Laguna bronzer with a pop of colour on the cheeks using Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion. Lips were finished with Hourglass Femme Rouge lipstick in Muse, one of my favourite lipsticks at the moment.

As always, all makeup and skincare from cruelty free brands only.

Photography – Tommy Martin
Hair – Tanya Tinkler
Model – Tilly from La Moda
Dresses supplied by The Wedding Warehouse
Flowers by Morag Braidwood
Location – All Saints, Watremillock and Rampsbeck Hotel

Makeup by yours truly ;)

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