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To give you a bit of background on myself, I got my first taste of weddings at the tender age of 23 when I was lucky enough to attend the A-list celebrity wedding of Victoria and David Beckham. I didn’t realise it at the time but the Beckham wedding ignited my passion for the wedding industry.

After editing Cosmopolitan Bride magazine, and freelancing for national bridal and non-bridal magazines, I decided to launch Style & the Bride.

I know that you are about to embark on one of the most exciting times of your life. My aim is to help you achieve the most incredible wedding day, your style, your way.


Marina Licht, Editor

The Top 10 Essential Pre Bridal Beauty Tips For Summer Brides
22nd April 2017

The Top 10 Essential Pre Bridal Beauty Tips For Summer Brides

Have you thought about your bridal beauty preparation? If no is the answer to this, do not fear. Top make-up artist Tori Harris  who is based at The Boutique in London, is sharing her top 10 essential pre bridal beauty tips for summer brides on Style & the Bride today.

I know from talking to brides to be that wedding planning can be overwhelming, leaving you little opportunity for ‘me time’ and a beauty regime. However, in the months, and weeks leading up to your big day, it is important to pay attention to yourself and work on feeling and looking your absolute best.

Whether its ditching red wine, tea and coffee for water or ensuring your brows are looking their best, now is the time to start thinking about ‘wedding beauty.’

I hope you enjoy reading Tori Harris’s essential pre bridal tips for summer brides.

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How beautiful is this wedding make-up by Tori Harris? Photograph by Wookie Photography.

The top 10 pre bridal beauty tips for summer brides

1. Tanning

If you’re going away for your hen do or just before the wedding, make sure you use plenty of sun screen! Tan lines or peeling skin are challenging to conceal! If you want to go for a little extra colour, a light spray tan is a great option. However, ensure you have a practise run ahead of the wedding day. On your big day, be sure to apply talc to any areas your dress is tighter and around the neckline and underarms – this will help to prevent any transfer of colour onto your dress.

2. Hydrate

The weeks before the wedding can be busy and a little stressful. It is therefore essential that you drink plenty of water. Carry around a 2L bottle and challenge yourself to drink the entire bottle each day. This will help to prevent break outs and dark circles as well as helping to ensure you have nice plump, hydrated skin for a perfect makeup application.

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Water is essential for good skin. Make-up by Tori Harris. Photograph by Wookie Photography.

3. Facials

If you’re going to get a facia,l make sure you have your first one at least 8 weeks before the wedding. Explain to your therapist that you’re getting married and you want to have a course of facials. The earlier you start getting facials the better – don’t have one facial 1 week before the wedding. This is because you will probably find you end up with more spots then you had before.

4. Brow Shapers

Ensure your brows are in tip top shape by scheduling an appointment to get them waxed or threaded. If you’re going for a wax, I recommend 7-10 days before the wedding and then tease any strays. I’ve seen a number of brides with little burns from the wax. These are incredibly hard to cover the “raw” skin with makeup.

5. Luscious Lips

Keep your lips well nourished. Ensure you don’t get sunburn with a SPF lip balm for the day and moisturise at night with Elizabeth Arden’s 8hour Cream. Drinking plenty of water will also help to avoid chapped lips on the day.

6. Hands

You’ll probably get a manicure before the wedding day as there will be lots of pictures taken of your hands on the day. However, try and get into a good routine with hand cream in the weeks running up to the wedding. Dry skin particularly on the knuckles is hard to get rid of quickly.

7. Teeth

 You may not want to get your teeth whitened before the wedding day, but a trip to the hygienist to get them cleaned a couple of weeks before is always a great idea. I also recommend a lipstick that will help you teeth appear more white – most blue based or cooler pinks and reds will help to achieve this.

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Tori recommends you visit the hygienist before your big day. A blue based lipstick or a cooler pink or red will help teeth appear whiter. Photograph by John Nassari.

8. Hair Colour

If you usually get your hair coloured, make sure you get this done a couple of weeks before the wedding date. This is to ensure it settles in before the wedding – if you don’t usually colour your hair, but are considering doing so have a trial run a few months before the wedding – any colour which is multi tonal or high lights/low lights will create body and depth in any style.

9. Ditch the drinks

Yes you’ve read it before! The red wine, tea & coffee – they’ve got to go… Okay, you can drink them through a straw! Getting your teeth cleaned or whitened at the dentist is going to be pointless if you then keep up all your teeth staining habits! It’s just a few weeks. If you replace all of the above with water and your skin really will thank you for it too!

10. Routine

Many brides suddenly try and take better care of their skin in the lead up to the wedding but if you suddenly change products or don’t keep to a consistent routine, this can do more harm then good. You must take your makeup off every night and apply a moisturiser every day but don’t go and buy 10 products you’re only going to use once it’s not worth it.

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