Sally’s Wedding Day Preparations

I don’t normally think to take “before” and “after” photos but Mika from Heaven on Earth Photography has captured some beautiful shots from the morning of Sally’s wedding day so I thought I would take this opportunity to give a “behind-the-scenes” look at the beauty preparations on the wedding day.

We know the boys usually spend a few hours in the pool or having a hit of golf, but this is what the girls get up to on the morning of the wedding day!

The mother of the bride is up first and it all starts by prepping the skin with a girl’s best friend…moisturiser… while that’s settling we put the hair in hot rollers.

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Next… we apply a water-proof, sweat-proof, tear-proof foundation with build-able coverage…in between some healthy snacks!


After setting our base we work on the eyes, blending and building with shadows to shape and define.

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A touch of lip color and Sally’s mum is ready…

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The bridesmaids are next!

Again we start by moisturising then building a base.

Once that has set, we focus on the eyes with waterproof mascara and eyeliner to create a fresh, natural look for Sally’s garden wedding ceremony.

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The photographer has been snapping away and the videographer is capturing all the excitement as the countdown begins.

With her bridal party looking beautiful, it’s time to make Sally shine!

bride makeup preparations on the wedding day cairnsWe set her hair in hot rollers then apply some moisturiser.

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Eyeshadows, waterproof eyeliner, mascara, and a few little tricks

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It all comes together for a fantastic finish.

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Congratulations Sally and Reubin, your wedding photos and video are absolutely beautiful.

Thanks for letting Finesse Makeup & Hair share your special day with you! We loved every minute.

Finesse Makeup & Hair are bridal hair and makeup specialists and we offer a complete wedding makeup and hair styling service for your home, hotel room or salon from Cairns to Palm Cove, Port Douglas, the Daintree, Mission Beach and the Atherton Tablelands.

We travel to all areas so contact us today for an obligation free quote.