Wedding blogs are here, for the most part, to inspire visually.  So that brides (and Grooms) can lose themselves in a world of beautiful images and be inspired by those images when it comes to styling their hair, makeup, venue etc etc.   One aspect of wedding day inspiration we really adore here at Love My Dress and that we're working on behind the scenes, is beauty

Our very own Franky worked with professional makeup artist Lucy Baker last year, alongside photographer Naomi Kenton and Film Maker Frances Madell of Reellove Films to create this series of beauty video tutorials for your viewing pleasure.

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Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Today I'd like to share a set of images that grabbed my attention in all the right ways when it landed in my inbox over the Christmas period, from award winning Portuguese photographer Catarina Zimbarra.  It's a styled shoot – yes – and I know some of you are less keen on this 'staged' look – you prefer to see real brides. But this shoot really works for me and inspires me, and that usually means, it will my readers too…

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

The thing is, these images deliver very realistic looks and styles that would look utterly glamorous and drop dead beautiful on most brides.  From that soft and sexy, pale but interesting palette with smokey eyes and a light pink lip, to the red lipped glamorous Hollywood starlet style.  From elegant top knots and chignons to loose, tumbling bohemian style waves – *these* are looks that are both beautiful and yet realistic and  achievable.

They are the kind of images you want to rip out of your magazine and add to your list of tear sheets to share wtih your hair stylist and makeup artist in a 'that's exactly how I want my eyes to look' kind of way.  And that is precisely what we want you to do with these images today…

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

These beautiful editorial shots were sent in by award winning photographer Catarina Zimbarra, who specialises in destination weddings in Portugal.  Catarina worked with the also award winning wedding planner and stylist Jasmine Lazzari of The Wedding Company and Joana Moreira, a celebrated make up artist to create this gallery of images that defines feminine luxury but also captures reality.

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Catarina told me…

"We just love everything in the world of weddings; make-up, hair, the dress, accessories, jewellery, design, event styling and of course, to capture it all via beautiful photography.  To help us get the images we wanted, we worked together to launch a real bride contest 'Be a bride for a day'.  The prize included total styling, ie, makeup, hair the dress, accessories and photographs in a sumptuous location.

We photographed the winners of the competition alongside professional models and focused on four different bridal styles;  punk, vintage, classic and romantic.  We wanted the images we produced to be glamorous, feminine and luxurious but also to represent something that would appeal to most brides – looks that could actually be replicated on your wedding day."

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Clearly these talented ladies more than fulfilled their brief.  And all that leaves me to say my friends is please
enjoy these photographs. Be inspired by them. Add them to your Pinterest boards. Print them out and take them along to your hair and makeup trials…

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Punk Vintage Classic and Romantic Hair and Makeup ideas for Brides

Immense thanks to Catarina Zimbarra, Jasmine Lazzari of Jasmine Lazzari and Joana Moreira for choosing Love My Dress to share these sumptuous and beautifully inspirational images with.  Keep an eye out for some beautiful new beauty feature coming your way soon.

Readers – which of the above is your favourite look, and why?

With much love,

Annabel

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Credits
Photography – Catarina Zimbarra
Styling – Jasmine Lazzari of The Wedding Company
Makeup – Joana Moreira
Venue – Pestana Palace 5* Hotel & National Monument
Dresses – Jenny Packham by Veste Couture
Flowers – Decoflorália and styled by The Wedding Company
Jewelry – Elements Contemporary Jewellery

Leave a Comment!
  • http://www.georginaharrisonphotography.co.uk/ Georgina Harrison

    Oh so stunning the looks , the light and super gorgeous photography Catarina x

  • http://www.kyliemcmichael.co.uk Kylie McMichael Make Up Artist

    Yummy sexy gorgeous :) My favourite is the first style. Beautiful gowns and flowers in there too!

  • http://kirstenmavric.co.uk/ Kirsten Mavric

    Stunning shoot. I love it when brides go with subtle make-up for their wedding. Fortunately all of mine have so far!

  • Naomi

    Oh my goodness, they’re all SO beautiful! Wish I could keep my make-up artist on hand to let me try out all these looks throughout the big day… :) How do you choose between the amazing eyes of the first picture and the red lips?!

  • http://www.catarinazimbarra.com Catarina Zimbarra

    Thank you so much Georgina!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Mine too, love a pale lip and smoky eye x

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    I think it’s all about making the eyes pop – that shimmery eye shadow in the first few images is glorious!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    With difficulty!!! I’m typically a red lip kinda gal, but a pale lip with a well applied smoky eye? Total sucker for it x

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    And thank *you* Catarina! xXx

  • http://honeylaceandsugar.blogspot.de/ ira

    I like the second one. Comes kind of natural with the bride. She looks just natural beautiful!
    http://honeylaceandsugar.blogspot.de/

  • http://www.theweddingcompany.pt Jasmine Lazzar

    I’m so happy to see our work featured on your blog, and just love seeing the photos of the shoot.
    Thank you so much for featuring this!
    Jasmine
    xx

  • Loveiseverywhere

    wow! I’m amazed…I prefer all of them… is very difficult to choose one. They have different styles… All of them beautiful and glamorous…

  • http://www.luxebutik.com/ Sophia loves designer clothes

    lovely hairstyle and good photography.

  • andrea

    I really love the heart shape necklace, I need to have it. where is from
    thanks
    andrea

  • http://www.flutterflyevents.com Erika

    These pics are stunning Annabel! What an inspiration to all the brides out there. Forwarding to brides now….

  • http://www.1clickphotography.com Karen Kelly

    Those forst set of 9 images… sublime. What a fabulous look.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/jonareynolds Jonareynolds3

    Adorable photographs. My wedding day is coming soon and it is bringing lot of worries in my mind. I live in Melbourne and has appointed a mobile hair dresser in Melbourne. Now worried about mine and dress of my future husband.! Hope will get the solution soon.