Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - February/March 2024 (Issue 99)

Q&A Fashion & beauty Look and feel your big-day best with help from the professionals HOT TO TROT What bridal looks will be trending in 2024? Krystle Worgan at Krystle Brides ( says: We predict that floral embellishments will be huge! Think beautifully-crafted 3D appliqués, which will be both romantic and stylish. You could hint at this trend with the simplicity and elegance of Tina from Enzoani’s 2024 collection; the modern mermaid silhouette features stunning hand-beaded 3D floral lace corsages along with the neckline and has removable off-the-shoulder floral straps to complement the design. With its signature Enzoani lace train, we think she’s sure to be a 2024 hit! For the braver bride, why not combine your florals with another 2024 trend: colour? The Kelda gown by Ronald Joyce is a truly fairytale fit-andflare gown. Its appliqués cover the entire dress in an array of whimsically-coloured petals, which cascade the length of the train. A real showstopper of a gown, you also have the option to order it with a cape to really ramp up the drama. Available in ivory too, this dress sums up our love of florals that look sure to be a big trend for this year. MATCHMAKING When should I start thinking about booking my make-up artist, and do you have any tips for finding the perfect fit? Roxie Cotter from Roxie Makeup ( says: If you have a make-up artist in mind who you’d like for your big day, I’d recommend enquiring about their availability right away. Most artists will have their diaries open for both the upcoming and following years and in my experience, brides are making enquiries much earlier, sometimes as one of the first suppliers to secure. As a guide, six to eight months in advance is a good time to secure your date with them, booking your trial for around three months ahead of the wedding. My top tips for finding your perfect make-up artist to work with on the day are: •Instagram. The Gram is a great tool for finding potential artists and see up-to-date portfolios both shared by them and tagged by their clients. You can find artists through your venue or other suppliers you’ve booked, checking styles that’d suit your vision for your look. •Recommendations. These might come from suppliers you’ve already contacted, so this is a great way to find your match. Most MUAs have hair stylists, photographers and even venues they work with regularly and might be recommended by. •Google reviews. Checking bridal make-up artists’ verified reviews will give you an idea of how they work from their previous clients. HEADS OR TAILS What bridal hair looks will be popular in 2024? Victoria Spicer from Tory B Hair ( says: This year I’m really excited for some new looks especially the bridal ponytail. It’s taking the humble staple to a whole new level, overthrowing the familiar half updo and giving last year’s Hollywood waves second billing. Make sure it’s sleek and elegant with plenty of lift at the crown. It allows a cascade of hair down the back, drawing the eye to the nape and down the dress but keeps the face free from pesky fly-aways. It’s also perfect for all those decorative options such as veils, tiaras, vines or the accessories set to be massive this year, bows. Yes, take a fresh look at hair ornamentation with a bow, seen everywhere on the catwalks this is a great way to elevate any hairstyle you choose for your big day. As I always say, whatever you choose, keep it super-prepped with some conditioning treatments during the run-up and have a good conversation with your hairdresser about choosing the right product to hold it effortlessly for the whole day and evening. Kelda by Ronald Joyce Tina by Enzoani 72