Winter weddings bring to mind deep colours - reds, purples, deep blues. Rich fabrics like velvets and heavy satin.
Whilst a summer wedding is much lighter - pastels, soft pinks and lilacs. Light fabrics like organza and chiffon.
Your choices will also extend to the flowers you choose for a winter wedding and the blooms that decorate your day when you're marrying in warmer months.
I spoke to expert make up artist Wendy who trained with Estee Lauder. xxx has made up literally hundreds of brides for their wedding day and so I asked her for some hints and tips to think about when you're having a winter wedding vs a summer wedding. How should your make up differ? How should you prepare your skin so it looks its very best on your wedding day?
Beauty For A Winter Bride
In the darker months of the year, the light is quite different and more forgiving - you may decide to light your venue with candles and lanterns. Your skin will also have a different tone and 'glow' compared to how it looks during a more sunshiny time of year. Wendy advises:
- Do go for a more sophisticated 'look'
- Be more precise with your hair, more dramatic
- If you do go for a winter 'tan', make sure you don't look darker than your groom!
- Think of red, magenta, emerald - rich colour palettes
- If you fancy having dramatic coloured nails then go for it with wine colours and reds
- Take your make-up from daytime to evening by adding a little more definition to lips and eyes
- Avoid bronzers - instead think of apricots and rose colours on cheeks
Elegance For A Summer Bride
- Precise hair in summer can look 'set'. Try to go for something lighter and looser.
- Think pastel tones and keep your palette neutral
- Avoid heavy eye make-up - tones should be fresher, more sheer
- Black eyeliner is too much for summer days - light brown or grey is much better
- Go for more of a 'glow' rather than a make-up mask
- Natural nails are better in summer
I asked Wendy how brides can find a good make-up artist. Her advice?
- Make a 'look' book scrapbook to show your make up artist (Pinterest is ideal for this) or try the Dessy wedding moodboard
- Go in with some props