Be Beautiful Bridal Shoot ~ Bridal Hair & Beauty Inspiration

Did you manage to catch up on the wedding blog nuptials of this past weekend? If not, you can do so here and here. I simply chomping on the bit to share these gorgeous inspirational images with you today that I received last week; Hepburn Collection, a leading wedding hair design company, who has previously contributed to Love My Dress, has showcased the upcoming trends in bridal hair and beauty for 2012 via a cutting-edge photoshoot.  Bringing together a handpicked collection of the UK’s most talented hair and beauty artists, the ‘Be Beautiful’ photoshoot aims to inspire fashion conscious brides to discover their inner beauty and individual style.

The photoshoot showcases three key bridal looks for 2012 and highlights different ways for brides to work the trends for a beautiful wedding day look; ‘Be Bold’, ‘Be Classic’ and ‘Be Chic’. 

Film by The Dreamcatchers

Inspired by the 70s, the Be Bold collection features big hair and strong make-up. Ideal for a bride looking to create a casual wedding day look with a bohemian twist. Following the Royal Wedding, the Be Classic collection reflects the timeless trend for a traditional and elegant wedding day look with soft, loose hair and pretty make-up. Sleek and sophisticated, the Be Chic collection reflects a contemporary look for the modern bride. Hair is structured and complemented with vibrant make-up incorporating this season’s trend for colour.

Enjoy people, this photoshoot is one beauty…

Be Chic

Tobi Hannah wedding dress

Commenting on the photoshoot, Hepburn Collection’s founder Severin Hubert said…

“A bride’s wedding day look is one of the most important parts of the occasion. Professionally styled hair and make-up that complements the gown and accessories is essential for a look that reflects both the day itself and the bride’s personality.”

Tobi Hannah wedding dress 

“Through this shoot, we hope to inspire brides to embrace their individual beauty and create a bridal style that’s both timeless and unforgettable…”


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Hair: Severin Hubert
Make-up: Lucy Baker
Attire: Amaze boat-necked satin short wedding dress, Tobi Hannah, Poppy Georgette shift dress with fluted sleeves, Matthew Williamson
Accessories: Large plastic bloomer headpiece and latex flowers headpiece – all William Chambers
Shoes: Bridgette and Gardenia – all Harriet Wilde 
Vintage Suitcase: Lovely Favours
Model, Look 1 {bow, bun}, Anna Catani at First Model Management
Model, Look 2 {big waves} Model, Kathryn Jones
Stationery:  Texture and Structure, House of Sugalily

Be Bold

I think this is my favourite of the three different looks. That hair is to DIE for… 

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Hair: Cassandra Rizzuto
Make-up: Mariam Jensen
Nails:  Elizabeth Shell
Attire: Bianca Trouser Suit, Circa Vintage Brides + Belen Pink Silk Tulle Dress, Kate Halfpenny
Accessories:   Gold and faux turquoise hair comb, Cherished Vintage, Original 1960s sun hat, Fieldstaff’s Antiques, Handbeaded button disc headpiece, William Chambers
Shoes:  Tilly, Harriet Wilde
Model, Chara Jackson
Stationery: 1970s Boho Chic, Peppermint Designs

Be Classic

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How beautiful is all of this? Special thanks to the entire team responsible for styling and photographic this beautiful photoshoot.

I’d love your thoughts ladies {and Gents}; which look is your favourite look, and why? ‘Be Bold’, ‘Be Chic’ or ‘Be Classic’?  Which if these dresses is your favourite and why?  What about the hair styles, which one is most taking your fancy?

Mine is ‘Be Chic’, I just adore the 70’s vibe, trouser suit and epic hair!

Much love all,

Annabel x


Hair: James White
Make-up:  Katy Messer
Attire: Annabelle lace jacket, corset, lace column skirt – all  Kate Halfpenny, Mercedes blue silk Tuille dress with handwashed silk sash, Kate Halfpenny
Accessories:Funfair Parade hairpin, Karin Andreasson, Lace fan, Lovely Favours
Shoes: Bridgette, Harriet Wilde
Model, Em Lilly

Main Team
Photography: Nobu Yamaguchi
Styling: Tiffany Grant-Riley, Grant-Riley Styling
Videography: Adrian Stone, The Dreamcatchers
Venue: The Manor House at Headley. Contact: Mary-Jane Palmer
French wooden pots: Idyllic Days
Flowers: By Appointment Only Design
Cakes: The Cake Parlour
Stationery:  Lace, Blush and Powder Blue, Paul Antonio



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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.