Hello BLOVED readers, I hope you are enjoying this lovely sunny weather just as much a me.

Worry status update = still pretty calm and carefree, and it’s now only 2 and a half months to go!

This month we have been getting honeymoon ready, with all the wedding plans I wanted to make sure to get in some time so that when it comes round to it, we are ready to just fly away and forget all our troubles – dreamy! We are going to Sri Lanka for two weeks (still hasn’t quite sunk in yet!) and so that means jabs, visa’s and lots of sun cream! Having both never been out of Europe before it is going to be a real adventure and as Nick says to me… I am going to have to ‘man’ up a bit – starting with the jabs eek!

For this post I wanted to talk to you about all things hair and make-up. I think all brides-to-be feel that unspoken pressure of looking their very best on the big day – I suppose it’s the only time in your life when everyone is going to be looking at you more than they have done before! I certainly am not used to being in the spotlight and so the thought does make me feel a little nervous but I think the most important thing to me is that I still look like myself – just hopefully an improved version!

I have a bob (love that word), and have basically had the same hair since I was 18 (apart from a change of parting – wild!) and so it just wouldn’t be me to grow or change that now. Wanting to still have something special however, I have booked a hairdresser called Becky Bryant to have a super duper blow dry! She doesn’t have a website unfortunately, but is just based locally in Tunbridge Wells working from home (do let me know if you want her details). It’s no secret that I have decided not to wear a veil, I absolutely love the way they look on other people but they are not for me and so I have ordered something very exciting in replacement – but will keep that one a secret for now!

For my make-up I am very fortunate to have an amazing friend who is an incredibly talented make-up artist. Her name is Harriet Rainbow and she is also based in Tunbridge Wells, covering all of the Southeast. As you can see, with Harriet’s fashion background and finely tailored editorial style, she has a real eye in enhancing natural beauty. As well doing my make-up it’s going to be so nice having her there as a friend to support my nerves and have lots of fun on the morning of!

The hardest part for me in all the decisions has been visualising everything coming together, as you won’t get to see all the outfit details together until the day. I think it is key to make sure you are happy in your trials and have confidence and trust in your stylists – fingers crossed for the big day!

Gemma x


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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