Your East Anglian Wedding - April/May 2022 (Issue 54)

SEASONAL HEADTURNERS I’m looking for make-up and hair inspiration for my spring wedding – can you help? Sharron says: Spring is such a romantic time of year to get married and bridal hair and make-up trials are well and truly underway now. Wavy hair is very popular and will easily fit any wedding theme and bridal style. Updos have always been popular with brides as there are so many options for different hair lengths and wedding styles. Wavy, textured and airy; braided, simple twisted low buns or curled, relaxed updos can complement a variety of big-day themes. Wear seasonal flowers in your hair too for the perfect finishing touch. For spring bridal make-up, think fresh, radiant and glowing (not shiny!) with emphasis on the eyes. Neutral-coloured lips are very popular currently for a natural and classic effect. Most importantly it’s about your individual style and personality though, what suits you and makes you feel confident so you can look and feel the very best version of you on your wedding day. Sharron Wratten Wedding hair and make-up artist SWEET SENSATIONS We’re big cake lovers but can’t make up our minds what to choose for our big day. What’s popular currently for an on-trend showstopper that looks and tastes great? Fern says: The colour trends we’re seeing for 2022 are hot pinks alongside orange hues and also gold and green shades. Both are popular themes but if the bolder colours aren’t for you, ivory, green, gold and peach tones remain on trend for more traditional cakes. Floral decorations can add a seasonal touch such as bold coloured tulips to provide that extra punch of colour. Not only do we use seasonal flowers and decorations, we also try to incorporate seasonality in our jams and preserves too, such as lemon curd, elderflower and rhubarb. Fern Harman | Head of pastry Image: Make-up: FINDING THE ONE What type of dress and accessories work well for spring weddings to reflect the season? Vicky says: Foral gowns are great for this time of year. Currently we’re also seeing designs incorporating lace with a botanical feel such as the Lenovia by Gino Cerruti dress (pictured). We stock this lovely dress and the lace looks like cherry blossom. Lightweight, floaty chiffon gowns are also ideal for a lovely light and airy feel and you can add seasonal touches with accessories such as a veil with floral embroidery, a belt or tiara with a flower design. Add spring blooms or daisies to your hair or bouquet to complete the look. Vicky Parfitt | Bridal gown retailer | 71 EXPERT ADVICE