Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - November/December 2022 (Issue 95)

SETTING THE TONE We’re having a wedding in December and would love my dress to feature seasonal touches. Do you have any ideas of how I can do this? Christmas is a magical time of year to tie the knot and when it comes to adding seasonal touches to your wedding dress, think glitter, sleeves, lace and perhaps a beautiful ballgown style. We love Tahani by Sophia Tolli, which is both bold and sophisticated. The snow-like bodice, delicate lace sleeves and subtle glitter is a perfect option for the time of year. Not to mention the jaw-dropping Mikado skirt that gives an incredible shape and weight. Why not add a sparkly belt for the perfect finishing touch? Sarah Pardey | Sarah Jane Bridal | BRIDAL BEAUTY I have problem skin but still want to look amazing on my big day. How can I get a flawless and natural look without being caked in make-up? Start a skin care routine six months before your wedding using natural products like tea tree oil to help minimise oil production and eliminate acne-causing bacteria. Use some rose hip oil at night to add radiance and clarity to the face. For problem skin, I use the IT Cosmetics Your Skin but Better CC+ Cream, which offers a medium coverage to create a natural and soft look. The product is wonderful for sensitive skin as it covers redness without clogging pores and causing next-day breakouts. For a flawless look, I use the old faithful Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation mixed with a little serum. I layer the products until the required look is achieved. Caroline Swaffield | Amazing Face Bridal Makeup and Hair JEWEL OF THE AISLE We’re trying to keep our wedding as eco-friendly as possible; what advice can you share with us? When choosing diamonds and gemstones, it’s important to enquire about the traceability of the precious stones you’re interested in. Check that the pieces are ethically sourced and that the suppliers follow the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme for all diamonds to ensure they’re conflict-free. We have a continued commitment towards ethical and responsibly sourced materials as well as the people who mine them – particular female artisanal miners in Tanzania. It’s important to empower women miners to work safely, mine better, improve financial security and create stable equitable markets for fair trade. Buying Fairtrade Gold jewellery means you’re supporting small-scale miners to receive a fair deal for their hard work, protecting the environment and making life better for communities. Charlotte Cornelius | Charlotte Cornelius Bespoke Jewellery | 74