Posts Tagged: weddings


14
Sep 13

Millie Mackintosh’s bridal make-up

Many brides are still eager to know how Millie Mackintosh, who tied the knot last week, achieved such a flawless and polished look for her wedding day.

The Made In Chelsea star is known for having  incredible skin but she has confessed that she took extra care in the months leading up to her big day. Here we show you exactly how she achieved her gorgeous glow.

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Skin preparation

Skin care expert and celebrity facialist Elizabeth Caroline was the bride’s official wedding facialist. The skin expert prepped Millie’s skin for months before the big day using a combination of her bespoke, handmade products and unique beauty treatments.

Speaking to Grazia, Elizabeth revealed that the night before the wedding, she set up Millie’s hotel room with scented candles, scattered petals and had classical music piped through the ceiling, and then treated her to an Elementals Massage and A-Lift Elementals Facial “to make sure she had a restful night and was glowing from the inside out”.

 

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The base

To achieve Millie’s natural look I recommend the new Dr. LeWinn’s Skin Perfect foundation, which creates the most gorgeous, glowing skin. Millie is a big fan of the anti-ageing foundation because it boosts radiance, deeply hydrates, smooths fine lines and leaves skin soft and velvety. It is available in six different shades and with SPF 15.

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The eyes

Bobbi Brown’s limited edition Rich Chocolate Eye Palette, £39.50, has a beautiful array of coffee tones and is perfect to achieve the star’s earthy eye make-up. Then, add drama to the upper lash line by applying liquid eyeliner and Millie’s favourite Portobello Belgravia false lashes, £8.99.

The nails

On her wedding day, the 23-year-old chose a baby pink French manicure to complement her lace Temperley dress and pastel bouquet. Go for OPI’s ‘don’t burst my bubble’ shade, which is perfect to achieve this look!

MB

xx

 


11
Sep 13

Eight incredible and affordable wedding cakes

Choosing the perfect wedding cake for some is as important as choosing the dress or the photographer. Picking THE ONE depends on your own likes and dislikes, the wedding theme and, most importantly, the budget.

Here we showcase eight incredibly affordable wedding cakes available at Waitrose, Kate and Pippa Middleton‘s favourite supermarket chain.

So, if you are very budget conscious these cakes might be what you are looking for. Waitrose offer great value made-to-order wedding cakes which start from just £49.

 

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This stunning creation is a rich fruit cake covered with almond paste and soft white icing. Each tier is raised on dowels and is finished with sheer organza ribbon and ‘pearl’ beading. It serves 75-95 people and is priced £175.00.

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These two cakes with green details are priced under £250.

The creation on the left is a classically romantic carousel cake that has been designed exclusively and is lovingly hand made by Fiona Cairns, Kate Middleton‘s wedding cake designer. It serves 50-55 but you can always order extra fairy cakes. It costs £229.00.

The creation on the right is made up of a rich fruit cake bottom tier, with 2 vanilla sponge top tiers filled with raspberry jam and buttercream, covered with almond paste and soft white icing. Sugar roses and wired trailing leaves decorate the cake, and each tier is finished with a sugar butterfly. This 3 tier cake is
stacked off-centre, to allow space for the decoration. It serves 85-105 people and is priced £239.00.

chocolate-cakeThese chocolate creations are absolutely stunning!

For just £335.00 you can take with you the creation on the left, a mixed four tiered cake: a rich moist fruit cake and moist chocolate sponge cake filled with a chocolate buttercream. All cakes four cakes are covered in marzipan and ivory and cream soft icing. The tiers are decorated with spots, dots and ‘pearl’ beading and topped with shimmering sugarpaste roses.  They are also available in fruit, vanilla sponge, or chocolate. The cake serves 65-85 people.

The dark chocolate cake in the middle is made from moist chocolate sponge, layered with dark chocolate ganache and orange curd with orange liqueur, covered with a thin layer of apricot kernel paste and covered with chocolate fudge icing. Decorated with chocolate tubes and curls and finished with a band of gold ribbon tied in a bow. It serves 75-95 people and is priced £239.00.

On the right we have a the three tier vanilla sponge with white chocolate ganache and raspberry jam, covered with almond paste and soft ivory icing, and finished with white chocolate curls, ready for you to decorate in your own style. It serves 75-95 people and is priced £259.00.

 

petal-cakeIf you are looking to add a splash of colour to your cake, then this is the creation you are looking for.

It consists of three tiers of vanilla sponge filled with raspberry jam and buttercream covered in marzipan and soft icing. The cake is decorated with flame
coloured shimmering handmade sugar paste roses and petals. It is also available in Fruit, or Mixed Sponge and you can also order matching fairy cakes to go with it! It serves 75-90 people as is priced £295.00.

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Finally, but not least, I have chosen this incredible vintage inspired wedding cake. Definitely my favourite out of all.

This classically romantic cake has been designed exclusively, and is lovingly hand made by Fiona Cairns (remember she was also in charge of Kate Middleton’s wedding cake).

It is a combination of tiers: one tier is rich moist fruit cake, and two tiers of vanilla sponge filled with raspberry jam and buttercream. The cakes are covered with marzipan and ivory soft icing.It is stunningly decorated with handmade antique pink roses and rosebuds, ivory butterflies and gold dragees. It serves 65-80 people and is priced at £455.00.

 

Which one is your favourite? Remember, all cakes are suitable for vegetarians and are available at Waitrose.

MB

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