Francesca & Jim
7 April 2019
Happy anniversary to Francesca & Jim!
One year ago Francesca & Jim got married in an amazing warehouse space in Collingwood. This creative Inner-North couple has since moved to New York!! (woooaaa)
I never met Fran’s now-husband, Jim, in person, as we did hair & makeup at the AirBnb in Fitzroy, which her parents stayed at. I did meet her mum and two bridesmaids (sister Isabella ‘Izzy’ & friend Emily), whom I did hair & makeup for, and her dad.
If you hoover over the images, you can find a caption. Click on them to enlarge to full screen!
Francesca didn’t wear a lot of makeup normally and wanted to go for a natural look on her wedding day.
She has beautiful freckles, which she wanted to be visible (and I loved that – I love freckles!).
During her trial, Fran wasn’t sure whether she wanted a nude/pink lip or a red lip. We tried a pink lip, and she put some red on at home later that day to test it out.
She left the decision until the week before the wedding when she got to see the dress (her sister made the dress and Fran didn’t know what it was going to look like!) – and went for a pink lip.
She wanted a loose updo. Her hair hair was fairly short, like a long bob or in between a bob and shoulder length, but in her final style you wouldn’t say that her hair was that short.
We had limited time to do four people’s hair & makeup. I made a plan in advance and everyone had told me what they wanted. But they all changed their minds! (except for Francesca herself)
It did get hectic, but of course, everything was perfect in the end. I can guarantee you that 100% of the time, everything works out. I’ve worked at many weddings and this has always been the case.
Francesca’s mum Anna wanted a simple low ponytail style. I put a braid through and curled the ends to make it wedding glam. She doesn’t normally wear makeup and had the most amazing freckled skin, which Francesca clearly inherited from her, so we kept it very simple on the makeup with just some highlighter, eye makeup and lippie.
There are many looks, many styles of makeup and hair, many types of products. There is no right or wrong in makeup & hair.
I will listen to what my clients like and want, and use that information to make each of them look stunning in their own way.
I’ve heard too many times about artists that just do what théy think looks good. As artists we don’t know you personally so we need to ask questions, listen to the answers and interpret what that means for the hair & makeup style that suits you.
Francesca & Jim both both have a thing for dinosaurs, so Fran dressed up in a massive dinosaur costume for the ‘first look’.
The cake had dinosaurs too!
Just wanted to share a couple more pics that I think are nice 🙂
Amazing suppliers for this beautiful inner-city wedding:
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