Boho Loves: Frances Moore MUA – Wedding Make-Up


Frances Moore

A couple of weeks ago I posted an article about wedding make-up artists, the services you can expect from them and what they really do for you. Today following on the theme of wedding make up I am delighted to introduce you to Frances from Frances Moore MUA. Frances LOVES weddings, which makes her the perfect person to have around you on your wedding day. She is an expert in her field and  brings with her a whole host of experience that will make your wedding day perfect! I have invited Frances onto the blog to tell you a bit more about herself and her work.

Frances Moore MUA

‘Hampshire’s leading Professional Freelance Bridal Make up Artist, covering the South coast & the Surrey/Berkshire borders.’

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I’ll pass you over to Frances……..

What made you start your business?
I’ve always had a great passion for the Makeup Industry as a whole, so it was no surprise to anyone when I gained a qualification in Designing & Applying Makeup. I started off like many wedding suppliers by being asked to do a few friends’ bridal makeup here & there – using my knowledge from the theatrical part of my training (waterproofing makeup!) and from the classic vintage element, to create true-to-self – but stunning looks. After discovering I absolutely adored my friend’s weddings I just said to myself one day ‘wouldn’t it be amazing if I did this all the time?’ so I did!

When did you start?
I’ve had the business a couple of years now, and I could literally never see myself doing anything else.

Where are you based?
I’m based in central Southampton, but I cover all of Hampshire, the South coast & the Surrey/Berkshire borders. But I can usually be found somewhere in the gorgeous New Forest National Park.

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Sarah and Jennie’s Alice in Wonderland Wedding. By Paul Joseph Photography

I have a gorgeous wedding for you today from a wonderful pair of photographers, Paul and Kelly from Paul Joseph Photography. It’s the wedding of Sarah and Jennie and I’m sure you will agree that Paul and Kelly did a wonderful job of capturing the day. Sarah and Jennie chose a Alice in Wonderland theme for the day and mixed it in subtly with vintage touches and decorations, as well as some fabulous DIY projects. Both the girls agreed that planning is key when it comes to organising such an important day and give some great advice at the end of the post.

‘When people ask us what was the most important factor in planning our wedding day the answer is simple… for our friends and family to have a fun filled and relaxed day. Every element of our day was planned with our guests in mind and the reaction we received from everyone was just overwhelming. It simply was a perfect celebration of our relationship together shared with those that mean the world to us!’

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Sarah and Jennie were married on the 24th May 2014 at the Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley. ‘We wanted a venue that had a vintage yet modern feel and it was love at first sight when we visited the Black Swan. The venue had so much character and we loved the fact we had lots of rooms to use as part of our day. The big winner for us though was their amazing reputation for food and drink, they certainly lived up to the hype! We had 70 plus around 25 evening guests and the wedding took 7 months to plan.’

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Nicole and Adrian’s After Wedding Shoot in the Largest Village in Europe. By Rares Ion

Happy Monday everyone, I do hope you had a good weekend? What did you get up to, anything exciting? Nik, Dexter and I went down to London for the weekend to see Nik’s older sister, we all had a lovely time and it was great for Dexter to spend some time with his cousins.
To start the week off in style I have something a bit different for you, courtesy of Rares Ion; an after wedding shoot, which took place so the couple could spend some quality time on their portrait shots and not rush them during their actual wedding day. This gorgeous shoot takes place in Romania in what is known as the largest spread village in Europe and the scenery is absolutely amazing! Stunning forests, rolling hills, mist, and he occasional horse……..perfect for any shoot!

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Boho’s Best Bits – W/C 8th September

Boho's Best Bits

Happy Sunday everyone! and how are you all this lovely weekend? I’m having a great weekend myself. Nik, Dexter and myself have come down to Kingston Upon Thames to see Nik’s sister and her family. Dexter hadn’t met this set of cousins yet, so it has been lovely to spend some time with them and have some fun with all the family. It’s always a lovely break, walking, shopping, eating good food (Nik’s brother-in-law is an amazing chef!) and just chilling out! What have you been up to? This week has been a really busy one. I’m still getting used to juggling baby and work and just about getting through the days at the moment in one piece. I know it will get easier as I get into more of a routine. I have also had a great day this week with my new Boho team member. As Bran has now left, this lovely lady will be starting with me next month, all will be revealed in a week when I introduce her to you properly, with her on board  just know the blog is going to go from strength to strength!

Enough of my ramblings though, it’s time for you to put your feet up and take some time out of your Sunday to enjoy this weeks Best Bits, my weekly round-up of the best the wedding world has to offer.


Best Wedding of the Week

This weekes wedding of the week was an obvious choice for me, as it’s the wedding of the very lovely Jess Petrie. Jess is no stranger to the blog and I have done several shoot with her in the past, she even shot my 40th birthday party a couple of years ago. So when I found out she had met a new man and that she was getting married I was over the moon for her. This wedding is all kinds of wonderful and I’m sure you will agree she looks totally stunning! Thanks to Love my Dress for Blogging it and to the fabulous Fer Juaristi for the beautiful images.

Jess Petrie Gets Married – From Love my Dress

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Best DIY

DIY Embossed Cards – From Design Sponge

DIY ‘Will you be my Groomsman’ Box – From Style me Pretty

DIY Gold and Pearl Bracelet – From DIY Weddings Magazine

Bright and Bold LIps – From Rock my Wedding

Bow Bun Tutorial – From Grey Likes Weddings

DIY Glitter Letters – From Love and Lavender

DIY Photo Booth Props – From Style me Pretty Living


Best Photography

Ibia Wedding – From S6 Photography

Outdoor Wedding – From Fer Juaristi

Congratulations Kim and Will – From Photos By Zoe

Anna and Ben – From Craig and Kate

Concrete Jungle – From Emma Case

Victoria Swimming Baths Wedding – From Neil Thomas Douglas

Rock n Roll Wedding Renewal – From Tierney Photography

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Diary of a Boho Bride – Kerry & Jon. Entry 3: Flowers and DIY Natural Confetti

diary of a boho bride

Happy Friday everyone, not long before we can all clock off for the weekend! Before you go though, it’s time for another edition of Diary of a Boho Bride. This time it’s the turn of Kerry and Jon. Last time Kerry talked to us about her save the  dates, as well as the all important photographer. The last few weeks have been a touch quite on the wedding front for Kerry but she has managed a meeting with her florist and tried her hand at confetti making. Armed with he new DIY skills, Kerry is here today to tell us how to make this gorgeous natural flower confetti.

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(Photo by Claire Penn Photography)

I’ll hand you over to Kerry…

Hello Boho Brides!
Today is my birthday (as I write this), two years ago today Jon asked my to be his wife and in just over 11 months all our planning will come together. So as you can imagine, today is an exciting day, full of lovely pressies and an unusual day off work for me.

We’ve had a quieter month in the land of wedding planning. It was Jon’s birthday in August and the school summer holidays, which we’ve been busy enjoying. That said I took a trip to see our florist a couple of weeks ago, as I was keen to see what type of flowers would be available this time next year.
Unfortunately, I’m not very good when it comes to flowers; give me roses, lilies, orchards and carnations, that’s about all I know. Luckily I had my Mother in Law to be on hand, a keen gardener and flower enthusiast. I really don’t know what I would have done without her there.
I love flowers, especially ones that look as though they have just been picked from the garden, all rustic and earthy. Whilst I don’t want to give too much away, I’m hoping to get this across in the day.

What’s I’m keen to share with you though, is one of my first DIY projects coming to light. I adore confetti shots, they look simply stunning and I’ve always had a plan to purchase natural petal confetti for our guests to use on the day.
The lovely Jenny who will be creating our wedding flowers suggested making it ourselves, as it’s dead easy to do. I wasn’t so sure. I decided to give it a go and enlisted the help of my daughter Caitlin, who is now a pro at making natural confetti and wanted to share this with you.

How to Make Natural Confetti

You will need:

  • Kitchen Towel
  • Tray
  • Scissors
  • Flower heads in your choice of colour (we used roses that had been in a vase for 1 week)

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Julie and Jon’s Modern with a Twist of Vintage Seaside Wedding. By Neil Jackson

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you have all got that Friday feeling? Have you got anything exciting planned for the weekend? To finish the week off in style I have this gorgeous seaside wedding for you courtesy of Neil Jackson. The couple Julie and Jon, decided to get married in Yorkshire as it is Julie’s home town, instead of their current location of London. With this choice came rolling countryside and amazing views of the sea, what could be better! They also added in a vintage style theme with a modern twist, lots of purple details as well as a collection of handmade projects.

‘The happiest day of our lives! We didn’t stop smiling and our family and friends also had a fabulous day, which meant everything to us too. Modern meets Vintage at the seaside and in the rolling hills of Yorkshire.’

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Julie and Jon were married on the 17th of May, at St Joseph’s Church, Newby, Scarborough then onto The Black Swan in Helmsley for the reception. ‘It is my home town (Julie). We live in London, so did look down here where Jon is from, but there is something about the seaside and the Yorkshire country side. We had 95 guests and the wedding took just under a year to plan.’

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