Eve 3. Naturally beautiful. Kind and loves all living things.Is this heaven? I think so!

Oh. My. Gosh. You guys, I am so excited for today’s incredible post! If you’re looking for a little inspiration for your bridal hair and beauty, then girl did you click on the right blog this morning!

Meet Portraits Bridal

This fashion conscious hair and make-up team are among London’s leading professional hair and make-up teams in the bridal beauty industry, covering the UK and overseas. Portraits take a modern approach, priding themselves on providing exclusive hair and make-up to suit each and every bride. The luxury bridal hair and make-up service is lead by both Zara Vernazza, Head Hair Stylist, and Nadia Matoorian-Farrow, Head Make-Up Artist. This talented duo have handpicked an outstanding team who share the company ethos of providing clients with a modern and catwalk inspired creation for brides.

Leading Hair Stylist, Zara, uses a range of techniques to create all classic, modern and catwalk inspired looks, which are individually tailored for each bride, including the use of hair extensions and hairpieces where required. Head Make-Up Artist, Nadia, focuses on bridal fashion and wedding make-up using the best luxury products, along with on-trend techniques to create seamlessly beautiful and timeless looks. 

…And, might I add, these gals are some of the sweetest in the business and they have freakin’ RAD Instagram feed too! You’ll love them!

Hope 1. Looks innocent, but has a rebellious side.

Frankie 2. Always the life and soul of the party.

Angelica 5. Looks angelic, but is devilish on the insideSo, as you can well imagine I’m sure (knowing the beauty-crazed type that I am!) when Portraits sent over their 2016 Style Box I had a mini cardiac and totally might have squealed aloud!

What’s their Style Box? WELL

In order to help inspire brides and to showcase some of their most iconic bridal creations, Nadia and Zara created the unique Style Box Collections (2015 & 2016). Understanding that bridal hair and make-up designs, trends and styles are forever changing, Portraits now annually shoot their Style Box Collections to show clients not only what looks they feel are trending for the year ahead, but also displaying an array of skill and style, as well as an understanding of today’s catwalk looks which can develop into strong bridal trends.

The Style Box Collection 2016 was inspired by the vast diversity of each Portraits Bride. Every look shows how both personality and character can be portrayed through hair and make-up. Ultimately every bride wants to feel like herself on her wedding day and the Portraits team take the time to get to know their brides to build the ultimate picture of her unique hair and make-up creation.

So, enough chatter, let’s get into it! With photography by the wonderful Amber Eggleden, first in the line up, there’s this girl called Eve…

Eve – Naturally beautiful. Kind and loves all living things

Hair: An angelic halo braid softened by wispy tendrils.

Make-Up: A boho inspired soft brown smokey eye wearing only mascara and a light coral natural lip.

Gold Vine Headpiece: Agnes Hart / Etsy Shop
Floral Wreath: Zuzannas Flowers

Eve 1. Naturally beautiful. Kind and loves all living things.

Eve 2. Naturally beautiful. Kind and loves all living things.

Eve 4. Naturally beautiful. Kind and loves all living things.

Eve 5. Naturally beautiful. Kind and loves all living things.

Frankie – Always the life and soul of the party

Hair: Cheeky double Dutch braids were predicted to be all the rage for 2016 brides. This textured look is perfect for those that want a cool on trend style for the big day.

Make-Up: Toffee lips and white eyeliner throw this make-up look right back to the 90s, super on-trend in 2016.

Veil – Ann Marie Faulkner

Frankie 1. Always the life and soul of the party.

Frankie 3. Always the life and soul of the party.

Frankie 4. Always the life and soul of the party.

Hope – Looks innocent but has a rebellious side

Hair: Simple bun for the minimalist bride. A strong low bun, focusing on a smooth silhouette and beautiful, timeless shape.

Make-Up: The ‘barely there’ make-up still looks special with emphasis on contouring and baby pink lips.

Floral Bracelet – Zuzannas Flowers

Hope 2. Looks innocent, but has a rebellious side.

Hope 3. Looks innocent, but has a rebellious side.

Hope 4. Looks innocent, but has a rebellious side.

Hope 5. Looks innocent, but has a rebellious side.

Angelica – Looks angelic, but is devilish on the inside

Hair: A rustic 5-strand braid with a pulled out base softens this bohemian look.

Make-Up: Natural glowing skin with a virginal white smokey eye. Butter wouldn’t melt…

Veil & headband – Ann Marie Faulkner

Angelica 3. Looks angelic, but is devilish on the inside

Angelica 1. Looks angelic, but is devilish on the inside

Angelica 4. Looks angelic, but is devilish on the inside

Sasha – Always turning heads, makes a lot of effort with her appearance

Hair: A fashionable and unique approach to an updo with this twisted and sleek chignon creation.

Make-Up: Pairing gold smokey eyes with a deep berry glossy lip.

Hair piece – Daisy Sheldon Embroidery

Sasha 1. Always turning heads, makes a lot of effort with her appearance

Sasha 2. Always turning heads, makes a lot of effort with her appearance.

Sasha 3. Always turning heads, makes a lot of effort with her appearance.

Sasha 4. Always turning heads, makes a lot of effort with her appearance

Sophia – The most popular girl you know, ever the socialite + a very loyal friend

Hair: A modern take on a classic bridal up do, this elegant hair up is textured and loose in style, yet it is precisely pinned in to hold a beautiful and timeless shape.

Make-Up: The definitive smokey eye with juicy baby pink lips to soften the look making it more wearable for today’s bride.

Crown Headpiece – Agnes Hart / Etsy Shop

Floral Comb – Zuzannas Flowers

Sophia 1. The most popular girl you know, ever the socialite and a very loyal friend.

Sophia 2. The most popular girl you know, ever the socialite and a very loyal friend.

Sophia 3. The most popular girl you know, ever the socialite and a very loyal friend.

Sophia 4. The most popular girl you know, ever the socialite and a very loyal friend.

Violet – Has old fashioned ideas about love

Hair: A simple, chic and modern slick back and elegant ponytail.

Make-Up: Bold and sultry golden eyes with generous fluffy individual eyelash extensions, along with a glossy nude lip.

Hair piece – Daisy Sheldon Embroidery

Veil – Agnes Hart / Etsy Shop

Violet 1. Has old-fashioned ideas about love.

Violet 2. Has old-fashioned ideas about love.

Violet 3. Has old-fashioned ideas about love.

Violet 4. Has old-fashioned ideas about love.

Violet 5. Has old-fashioned ideas about love.Stick a fork in me, for I am DONE.

These looks give us LIFE. So refreshingly on trend, with nothing remotely mediocre or ‘standard’ about them, there’s a look to suit every personality and every vibe.

We implore you, brides-to-be, do not compromise your character and personal style when it comes to your bridal hair and makeup!

And remember: rule book? What rule book?!

Be sure to check out more of Portraits Bridal’s incredible work over on their website!

Now, I’m dying to know, what’s your favourite look? Personally I’m somewhere between an Eve and a Hope… Drop us a comment below!

Peace + Love

Clare XO

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