Thursday Throwback – The Orangery, Maidstone, Kent 

On Sat 14thJuly  2018 I had the pleasure of providing wedding hair and make up services for Claire and her mum at the beautiful venue The Orangery, Maidstone.


The venue itself has a separate room, named the Wisteria Suite, which brides are allowed to access from 9am. It’s a large room with plenty of light and space so ideal for getting everyone together, and with plenty of space for everyone to get ready. The bonus of being on site is that you can relax in the knowledge that once you and your bridal party are ready its just a short walk away from the venue, ready for the best day of your life!

Claire has the most beautiful long blonde hair so when she said about how she would like to wear it up in a classic up do I was excited to create that for her. We went for gentle waves and curls twisted into a low chignon with a little height at the crown. We left soft waves down around the front of the face from the hairline to frame her face and make the whole style look soft and ‘undone’. The result was a truly romantic up do  which complimented her features perfectly. 


For Claire’s Wedding make up we kept it soft and fresh, adding a slight cool tone for her eyes to bring out their gorgeous colour. Using airbase airbrush make up we were able to make Claire’s skin flawless , adding a fresh pink blush and golden highlight to finish.  We also used my very favourite lashes , Ardell Demi Wispies to really give the eyes some drama and make them stand out even more.

Claires Mum, like most mums, was keen to look amazing for her daughters big day. We added waves and volume to her hair to compliment her stunning hat! Her make up was kept fresh and light, again using airbrush make up to even out her skin tone to ensure that she too looked flawless for the photographs.


Thankyou to Louisa Dettmer for these stunning photographs.  If you’d like to talk about your big day , the look you’re wanting to create and how we can make it possible then get in touch, I’d love to hear from you


Katie x