Bride and Bridesmaids: A joyful moment as the bride poses with her bridesmaids, radiating happiness

Natalie and Ezra's wedding day unfolded in the picturesque Lancashire countryside on a warm August day. Their wedding embodied pure romance, with blush and white roses, a traditional church ceremony, and elegant dusty rose pink bridesmaids' dresses that harmonised seamlessly with the bride's lace illusion gown and the groom’s dapper navy morning suit.

Adding to the enchantment was the bride's timeless look, crafted by the talented Make Me Bridal pro, Nicola Jane - Makeup Artist.

The makeup artist, Nicola Jane, skillfully applies makeup to the bride

Nicola's journey with Natalie started a few years back when she worked her magic for one of Natalie's friends. When it was Natalie's turn to step into the limelight, she knew exactly who to call for her bridal makeup! Reuniting with Natalie and her bridesmaids, Nicola added an extra layer of sentiment to the wedding day, bringing their shared memories and stories full circle.

The bride, in her illusion lace gown, showcasing her completed bridal makeup, which enhances her natural beauty

Nicola’s mantra is ‘Timeless Over Trends’, and her work with Natalie was testament to this. Guided by Natalie's request for a very natural look, Nicola skilfully applied TEMPTU airbrush foundation to create a light and flawless base that sat beautifully on the bride’s skin and – thanks to its staying power – was perfect for a hot August day. To complement the base, Nicola created a very soft smokey eye that enhanced Natalie's eyes without overpowering them. A touch of highlighter added a subtle luminosity, while a soft blush and a pink lip completed the look.

The newlywed couple exit the ceremony

The wedding took place against the backdrop of Bartle Hall Hotel, an award-winning country house hotel nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Lancashire countryside. This venue, a harmonious blend of old-world charm and modern luxury, is a hidden gem with two distinct venues set within its sixteen acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands.

Bride and groom share a passionate kiss

Nicola Jane - Makeup Artist is a multi-award-winning makeup artist based in the North West of England, specialising in creating breathtaking bridal makeup. Nicola is fully trained in the application of HD Airbrush makeup. Her work has graced the pages of numerous magazines, a testament to her talent and creativity. You can see her profile here.

The bride and groom share their first dance at the reception