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Should You Hire A Makeup Artist For Your Wedding?
Should You Hire A Makeup Artist For Your Wedding?

Should You Hire A Makeup Artist For Your Wedding? By Frances Moore, British Makeup Artist Yes, the big question… should you hire a makeup artist for your wedding? It’s a question every bride puts to themselves – shortly followed by the follow up question… or can I get away with it myself? Often I think the answer is in the ‘get away with’ part. Do you really want your wedding makeup to be something you ‘get away with’? If you’re at that stage of questioning, then here are my top 5 reasons for booking a professional make up artist for your wedding. Reason one Your wedding day is...

Quintessentially Hampshire – Elegant blush blossom editorial shoot at Farleigh House
Quintessentially Hampshire – Elegant blush blossom editorial shoot at Farleigh House

Well hello to you all and I do so hope that you’re having a wonderful Sunday.  However your weekend is going. I can promise you it is about to get a whole lot prettier. Simply because today, I have the absolute pleasure of sharing a beautiful editorial shoot.  I have to admit that when I am asked to feature work from Hampshire suppliers, I normally do a little dance of happiness. Today is no different, today I am a very happy editor indeed. and this is certainly one of them. The gorgeous florals and seasonal spring detailing make this a feature I know you’re going to love… The styling is...

Philip and Helena’s beautiful Chawton House Wedding
Philip and Helena’s beautiful Chawton House Wedding

Oh this wedding, it is wonderful, and I had a real tough time whittling down the images for this post. I do think you are going to love the style created by Philip and Helena. It is thoughtfully elegant and with a gentle nod to the beautiful, historical venue the couple selected.  The day captured beautifully by Jacques and Natalie of Real Simple Photography.   Jacques says "this was wedding bliss with a vintage mini as the wedding car, conkers to keep the guests entertained. As well as two venues wedding dreams are made of".  Opting for the divide and conquer approach Jacques met up with...

True collaboration, and a national front cover
True collaboration, and a national front cover

True collaboration, and a national front cover 60,000 copies with our styled shoot on the front page... I am reminiscing with this one slightly, talking about a collaborative shoot created for Wedding Ideas Magazine at Penton Park, in Andover, Hampshire.  It was the first time we had all worked together, the first time we had done anything like this. The first time were were creating something for a national wedding magazine. OMG!! and breathe... Working at Penton Park was so easy, the light in the ceremony room is outstanding. There is no way a woman can look anything other than radiant...

Boudoir – Would you be so bold?
Boudoir – Would you be so bold?

While it is customary for newly-engaged couples to book pre wedding or engagement photography sessions. There is another photographic adventure for a bride-to-be to consider. The “bridal boudoir” shoot. Oh god no! I hear you shriek, but hear me out.. Boudoir what on earth is it really?  The word has come to mean bedroom in modern language. Really it symbolises a "private" place for a woman to engage in an activity of her choice... oooh I say!   Bridal boudoir photography, or a boudoir shoot is a sexy photo session for the bride. A time to pose alone in her bridal lingerie and accessories...

Chloe and Juliet – Floral gorgeousness from Somerley House
Chloe and Juliet – Floral gorgeousness from Somerley House

Chloe and Juliet – Floral gorgeousness from Somerley House weddings editorial But why Chloe and Juliet?! Judith and Claire from the staggeringly brilliant and super lovely Judith Searles Flowers created the stunning bouquet for our Somerley House #somerleyunveiled shoot.  Using peach avalanche, David Austin JULIET, Brunei, white hypericum, asparagus fern, memory lane roses, Anigozanthos, eustoma in cream and salmon, astrantia, guervillia, parrot tulips in cream, scabiosa stellata and cafe au lait dahlia.  They created this incredible bouquet to compliment the sensational Halfpenny...

Voice of an angel – Freight Train Runners
Voice of an angel – Freight Train Runners

Unless I am really concentrating I am never in complete silence. I need music on, I love listening to the latest iTunes playlist (big fan of the very eclectic Chanel show soundtracks), my work playlist or at the moment (don't judge me) a combination of the Greatest Showman and La La Land.  I can hear you laughing you know.  First thing in the morning, getting through my email, getting the first instagram post of the day I need a good lift from music.  The kind my tone deaf singing skills can accompany in a rousing and uplifting manner, at least until I get told to shhhh by my kids anyway....

Boudoir, Oh boudoir – Pretty in Pink
Boudoir, Oh boudoir – Pretty in Pink

Ask the photographer who created these images what her favourite aspect of bridal boudoir is, and the answer is to “celebrate the bride's magnificence and contentment”. It is after all a privilege to document that "in love" emotional state a client omits on their wedding day morning”.  Make up artist Frances Moore dreamt up this pretty pink and peach feminine floral shoot with flowers by Jo Hicks in 2017.  As you can see the light was exquisite in the beautiful sunlight Agamemnon suite. A stylish water facing room at the English Riviera masterpiece the Master Builders Hotel in the New...

5 Secrets to Building a Tribe Rapidly
How finding your tribe can accelerate your business growth

The desire to feel connected is hardwired into our DNA and we crave to be part of a family, a community and find our ‘tribe’. We need to belong. In addition to the many benefits to our wellbeing when we find our tribe, creating deep connections and friendships can also have a significant impact to growing your business, expeditiously and in alignment. So what has been blocking you? If you are looking to create a new tribe, and in essence saying yes to a new tribe, what has stopped you up to this point for doing this? It is an exercise to get curious as to what beliefs...

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I’m Tasha

Founder of the Hampshire Wedding Club, veteran wedding photographer and fanatical collaborator – Some say I am the floristry wire holding the whole bloomin’ club together.

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