Have you been dreaming of the perfect fairytale wedding? If you’re anything like me, I spent my childhood imagining a princess wedding, complete with horse and cart and an extravagant castle.

Last year, this dream came true as I coordinated the picture-perfect wedding shoot at Thornbury Castle. A place truly fit for a princess, or rather a Queen as was the case for Anne Boleyn on her honeymoon with King Henry VIII, I worked with a team of professionals to have our brides looking worthy of royalty.

ThornburyCastle makeup and Hair

For this shoot we focused on the theme of a fairytale English wedding so I wanted the hair and makeup to be feminine, classy and elegant with a hint of extravagance. I used soft palettes of creams and pinks which I then also carried into the choice of flowers in the backdrop. For hair, I chose soft ringlets combined with jewel-encrusted headbands. 

Like any wedding look, this shoot was all about balance; we provided a hint of glamour whilst ensuring everything exuded sophistication.

bride at thornbury castle fairytale wedding shoot
wedding hair and makeup by Maria Lucas

To learn more about the shoot you can head to the feature in Our Bristol & Somerset Wedding, for which we made the front cover!

Thanks to the wonderful team that helped me make this dream a reality.

 You can learn more about how I can help you to make your wedding dream a reality here.


First photographer | Lilly Sells Photography http://www.lillysellsphotography.com

Second photographer | Steve Lee Photoworks http://www.steveleephotoworks.com

Venue | Thornbury Castle www.thornburycastle.co.uk

Hair, make-up and coordination | Maria Lucas Hair & Makeup Artist https://marialucas.co.uk

Bridalwear | Allison Jayne Bridal http://www.allisonjayne.com

Headpieces and crowns | Rachel Chaprunne www.rachelchaprunne.co.uk

Horse and carriage | Catherines Carriages:Horse drawn Weddings & Funerals. Also Unicorn Rides

Cake | Little Gem’s Cakes Bristol https://littlegemscakes.co.uk

Models | Amber Rickard | Victoria Ember | Cerys Mae Rose Parrot