|Posted on 30 January, 2018 at 23:40|
Beauty Abroad: Top Tips for your Destination Wedding
So, you’re jetting off somewhere fabulous to tie the knot? Lucky you!
But how do you make sure you look fabulous on your wedding day? With beautiful scenery and gorgeous weather,
The Wedding Secret have some tips for looking your best on your special day abroad.
Hot weather can play havoc with your hair and skin – not what any bride wants on her special day. If you are doing your own makeup at your destination wedding it is important to be prepared with some great products. Do your research on the climate; a great heat protector will keep your hair healthy in the bright sunshine whilst anti-frizz products are perfect when its humid. If you are taking regular dips in the pool, firstly, we are very jealous… but secondly, make sure you keep a great conditioner or hair mask to hand to keep it hydrated and in condition.
Our top tip for makeup would be keeping some translucent powder and blotting paper ready to keep a photo-ready, matte look. Finish it all off with a lightweight setting spray, holding it in place throughout the warmth. Jules would be delighted to give more insight in a consultation, so get in touch for advice on products.
Take A Masterclass
If the idea of planning products and looks for your special day doesn’t excite you, a pre-wedding masterclass is a great choice – and a lot of fun too. Tailored to your bridal style, this will guide you on the perfect look, how it’s done and what products to use. Jules is an expert with a lot of experience so this will definitely be the thing for you if you are feeling a little out of your depth.
Why not make a day of it and bring along the bridal party? Jules offers a friendly, informative class to set you at ease and have you applying makeup like a pro for the big day.
If you want to feel glamourous from the get-go, we can recommend a couple of amazing pre-trip treatments. These will last long enough to keep you looking your best. Brow and lash tinting will enhance your natural, poolside beauty without smudges or touch-ups. Add that extra wedding wow-factor with Jules’s Express Lash service, giving you individual extensions that last 7-10 days.
Get holiday ready with a summer glow before you have even left home with a spray tan. This will save you from awkward sunbathing strap marks and make your wedding dress pop. Jules uses St Tropez, a professional brand that will have you feeling ready to jet off.
Wherever your destination wedding, there is a chance it will be lacking a local ‘Boots’ you can pop into if needed. Breakages happen - especially when travelling. If you are relying on that one perfect powder and it breaks in your bag (typical!) it will be practical to bring a backup. If you are a sunbathing lover, your skin tone may change. Prepare for this by bringing a few shades of foundation/concealer so you can mix your own colour, perfectly matching your tan.
Whilst you may develop a lovely tan, you are certainly not looking to be a sunburnt bride! A decent SPF is a “must-bring” for your wedding, but invest in the right one. Some products are known to look greasy or feel sticky, whereas others will feel luxuriously lightweight. Experiment with a few until you find your favourite.
Picking the Look
It is a given that you will want to look your very best on the big day, and we are sure you already have some looks in mind. Whether you have been online, flicking through magazines or checking out Jules’s gallery, you will have seen a few stand-out looks that are really “you”. For your wedding hair, you may have been inspired by intricate up-do styles and this is a great choice. Not only does wearing your hair up look elegant and chic, you will also feel much cooler in the heat without your hair down.
If you have your heart set on a long style for your destination wedding, beachy waves are a gorgeous classic. Think about your venue and the location and compliment it with your style. Another way to beat the heat is with a less heavy makeup look. It is important to think about how your makeup will last on your skin and make you feel in hot weather. The glamour of bold, red-carpet styles can be achieved with less heavy products, but maybe a subtler look will feel more lightweight?
Bring the Artist Along
Everything is perfectly in place for a stunning wedding, so why not take hair and makeup off the to-do list? You can truly relax with a professional by your side on the day, who understands your beauty vision and has the skills to make it a reality. Not only will Jules bring along her hair and makeup talents, you will also benefit from an incredible kit of products at your service. You will probably be planning on making a few beauty purchases for the big day, and now you can have a full range of supplies available.
What could be better than waking up on your wedding day with a guaranteed good hair day ahead? Bringing along your hair and makeup artist gives you much more freedom with hairstyle, as intricate looks can be very complicated. Your bespoke up-do, or beautiful long style will look professional and beautiful.
We hope these Wedding Secret tips have given you some inspiration and guidance, but remember, you will nail your bridal look if you feel confident and at ease. Every bride is different, so our number one tip is to go for what makes you feel beautiful. It is your special day after all!