Jas and Sam were married on a bright, shiny day in July at the fairytale Lewes Castle in East Sussex. The romantic ruin is one of the few venues in the region where couples can exchange their vows outdoors, taking advantage of the beautiful gardens and stunning views. This perfectly suited the relaxed, fun-filled, bohemian vibe of the wedding. Make Me Bridal pro, Lorna Kings of Story Hair and Makeup, was on hand to create the bride’s whimsical boho updo and natural makeup.

Before the wedding, Lorna met with Jas for a hair and makeup trial in Brighton, to ensure they were on the same page. Jas wanted to look natural, but with a touch of her quirky spirit thrown into the mix! At trial, she opted for a bohemian top knot, accessorized with fresh flowers. However, before the wedding day itself, Jas decided to wear a gorgeous flower crown, and to switch to a more relaxed low updo to accommodate this. There was no additional trial, as the bride trusted Lorna to pull off the look she wanted – “No pressure, thanks Jas!” Lorna jokes. The end result was stunning, with the flower crown and low, relaxed hair really bringing the bride’s individual style together. It was also perfectly in keeping with the creative and bohemian vibes that flowed throughout the wedding day.

For Jas’ makeup, Lorna chose to create a dewy base, using The Ordinary’s coverage foundation combined with Charlotte Tilbury’s The Retoucher Concealer Pen and powdering as needed to keep the skin luminous. The eyes were kept nude, using Urban Decay’s iconic Naked palette, and defined with a black cat eye flick. The look was finished off with a punchy pink lip – the bride’s go-to colour.

Hertfordshire-based Story Hair and Makeup was founded by Lorna King, after her time spent traveling the world. Drawing on her background in fashion, as well as her studies in performing arts makeup, Lorna brings a unique perspective to her work. While she has worked across a variety of fields, including fashion, film, and TV, she loves the way that bridal hair and makeup allows her to be part of her brides’ big day.

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