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the madeup team
Kerry was so chuffed that her wedding dress had pockets, I was just hoping she wasn’t planning on keeping her red lipstick there!
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Our diary is open and twitching waiting for destination wedding bookings. In the meantime we do love our Scottish beach weddings, we’ve done one in Mull, a couple on the the west coast of Scotland and this weekends was on the east coast at Harvest Moon near Dunbar.
We’ve holidayed at the resort with some other mums and all our kids in the fantastic treehouses, my youngest has it in his “top 5 holidays” It felt good to go back and grab that wheelbarrow in the car park, but this time it was to fill it with our kits not our overnight bags.
Our bride Poppy had the laid back optimistic personality you need to be married outside in Scotland (I was that woman 11 years ago)! We arrived at the cottage to do everyone’s hair and mup which was a step up from the last wedding we did there in one of the safari tents (terrible lighting for makeup application).
As is the norm on a wedding morning there’s always a lot going on in the room which adds to the atmosphere although I’m sure Poppy’s dog didn’t enjoy me stepping on him several times! We were glad everyone made the decision to have hairups and a rusty red lipstick to contrast the pale grey dresses.
Thanks for our raspberry vodka and it was great to meet you Poppy xx
Good work sisters!
Poppy, her hair’s been in heated rollers now it’s time for mup before the hair goes up.
The lovely Poppy
Captured! Crazy wedding morning shot
We met Kirsty when we did her friend Sams wedding in the summer. She then booked us up for her day in September which was taking place at The Caves. (Great venue choice now it feels all wintery).
Leo was not who we expected to meet as we arrived - but as her mum explained she’d organised an Oscar themed hen and had kept him ever since! Well it would be difficult to let him go... Her brother nearly binned him after arriving home from the pub one night and finding him!
I hope you enjoy these shots of our fun morning filled with sweets.
We’ve been doing a lot of weddings this season in Fife, must be because there are so many beautiful venues. Saturday was Justines turn to get hitched and she was doing it to her 6ft7 ex rugby playing boyfriend on the Cambo Estate.
After we finished giving everyone the Madeup treatment our thoughts headed to where we should go for lunch. If I’m being honest we were probably thinking about it whilst doing the wedding party as both of us have healthy appetites <greedy>
We found a new sushi bar in St Andrews and were lucky enough to find a bench right outside so parked ourselves there and took in the sunshine. Our next stop was an old favourite Fisher & Donaldson, it’s an amazing bakery!
(Monica even had a job there as a teenager in their branch in Cupar).
If you’re reading this Justine we can blame you for igniting our desire for cake after you showed us pictures of your wedding cake!
And if anyone has tips on good restaurants around that area please let us know for future use!
Justine having a relax before we start on her
She looked beautiful
Only got 1 bridesmaids photo, we both had hair envy!
We have been lucky enough to work in some really beautiful venues and Myres castle is up there as 1 of our favourites. Just outside a small village in Fife called Auchtermutchy (only Scottish folk can pronounce that properly)! The castle feels warm, comfortable and nothing like a wedding conveyor belt.
We like getting everyone ready in the bathroom of the bridal suite - yes it’s that big!
Imogen had 5 bridesmaids plus herself and the mums to get ready so we had to start early and work to a strict timetable, this ran over a bit which would make most brides stress but Imogen was cool & calm (I kidded on I was).
There aren’t many pictures (see above regarding timings)! But I hope you get an idea about our morning.
The bathroom turned into a salon!
Our bride before!
The hairstyle Monica did on all the bridesmaids.
View from the window whilst you’re having hair and makeup done.
Her custom made jacket for over her dress was fab we thought.
Imogen looked stunning
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The fastest way to improve your skin before you put on makeup for a special occasion is to pop on a sheet mask first. For all skin types you can choose to deep cleanse, exfoliate or deeply hydrate these masks are like putting on an intensive serum.
Not to be seen by a new partner or in fact your children who in my case never fail to tell me how scary and/or mental I look! A ten minute mask whilst your faffing around getting organised or preferably lying down with a blanket and surrounded by pillows will do your skin the world of good.
What a difference I notice when a bride has taken heed of our advice email and put one to good use! Easily bought for £1 up to silly money from the usual Superdrug, Boots skincare brands. The next thing I’m keen to try is the Optrex Warming Eye Mask, anyone else used it?
Thanks for being a good sport and letting me take your before shot like this Eilidh!