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British Beauty Week – Beauty Trends Brides Will Love

Dont Miss BRITISH BEAUTY WEEK 8th -12th September

British Beauty Week is the five-day holy grail for beauty experts and beauty lovers alike. It’s also the perfect for brides-to-be to check out exciting beauty trends and brilliant product launches. And you can do some serious pre-wedding shopping at London’s Covent Garden, for your special day.

Bridal Beauty Inspration at British Beauty Week

You don’t want to miss the industry panels. Meet beauty superheros – Princess Diana’s legendary makeup artist @marygreenwell and Glow UP maestros @valgarland and @dominc_mua. All part of a jam packed schedule of beauty trend setters, panels and presentations on all things hair and beauty.

Discover new makeup, hair and beauty trends to get you gorgeous, at British Beauty Week
Get Wedding Day Beauty Inspriation at British Beauty Week 2021

You’ll discover cutting edge hair tools and new makeup product releases. viGet gorgeous with a visit to makeup mecca Space NK, British Beauty Week promises to be your perfect beauty product preview for your wedding day.  

Editorial beauty bibles Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Elle Magazine will also be at the live event. Discover all this at London’s beauty playground in Covent Garden – a delicious cosmetics carousel for beauty lovers everywhere.

The beauty event is hosted by the British Beauty Council – the brainchild of makeup maverick and beauty industry legend, Millie Kendall.

Millie Kendall is my cosmetics crush and beauty branding ninja, whom I have admired from afar throughout her epic career. Millie helped launch global brands including Aveda, Stila and L’Occitane, to name just a few. She also launched her eponymous makeup brand Ruby and Millie cosmetics, with her friend Ruby Hammer.

Hero Beauty Products for Your Wedding Day

Millie Kendall is now runs her beauty branding and PR company BRANDStand and also created Beauty Mart. The online retailer that curates and sells the best hero products from our most beloved beauty brands.

You won’t want to miss this!

Get Bridal Beauty Inspiration with L’Occiatane Skincare

The L’OCCITANE Truck, driven all the way from Provence, will arrive in the North Piazza, Covent Garden from 8th Septembe. You can expect to discover the newest innovations from L’OCCITANE including brand new Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum and Youth Hand Cream, which utilise the power of the immortelle flower found in Corsica harnessing its anti-oxidant and age-defying benefits to boost your skin! We will also have competitions to win bountiful prizes and the chance the sample and purchase your Provençal favourites. Wednesday 8 September 2021 – Sunday 12 September 2021 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Europe/London

There’s so much more for you to discover at British Beauty Week. And even if you can’t make the live you can always catch up online at @britishbeautyweek. So there’s no excuse to miss out on the most exciting beauty event of the year.

Book your place now on your favourite free workshops here.


Don’t Miss British Beauty Week 2021 for Bridal Beauty Inspiration

Bridal Magazine Cover – Wales Photoshoot

bridal magazine photoshoot cover Wales

Coco Bella Bride is delighted to have our bridal magazine photo shoot featured on the cover of Your South Wales Wedding Magazine.


It’s especially exciting because we produced this bridal photo shoot in Wales.

To celebrate the 1st Anniversary of  a charity that is very close to our hearts here at Coco Bella.

Pritchard & Moore is the first charity bridal boutique where ALL profits go directly to help fund life saving research at Cancer Research Wales.

Having lost my own beloved mother to that vicious disease I wanted to help support this charity.

As a bridal boutique it’s a perfect match for us at Coco Bella.

Bridal Designers such as Welsh designer Stephanie Allin, Ellis Bridal, Jonathan James and Ronald Joyce, to name but a few, have donated stunning wedding gowns to Pritchard & Moore.

It was also a chance to support the wonderful Alison George who manages the charity bridal boutique for Cancer Research Wales.

Alison is like the ‘bride whisperer’ – she can take one look at you and know exactly what gown would make you look fabulous.

She’s also hilariously funny and always makes me laugh.




I got to work with some of my favourite Welsh wedding suppliers for this shoot, including the wonderful Maxine Howells Photography.

Maxine knows how to capture every bride’s best angle on their wedding day.

Not only is Maxine super talented but she also has a wicked sense of humour.

It was her camera lens that captured these perfect moments.

We were blessed with a secret location on a fabulous farm in the heart of the Welsh Valleys.

We couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous backdrop.


The lovely Lisa from The Urban Flower Studio  is one of the most creative and exciting florists in Wales.

She crafted the exquisite bridal bouquet, floral accessories and stunning garland for the horse.

Together the brilliant Love From Ellie and fantastic Lumi Event Design brought charming rustic bridal style to life, in the barn of this working farm and stable.

Both so original, beautiful and quirky – I especially adored the fabulous armchair.

Our groom was dressed in a perfect rustic waistcoat with matching tie and Italian blue trousers by the style leaders in Welsh groomswear at Dyfed Menswear.





Our stunning bridal-inspired video was shot by wedding photographer and videographer  Glyn Rainer.

Glyn is hugely talented, rising star who also works in film and television.

You should snap him up for your wedding asap.

I also want to say a HUGE thank you to the fantastic Clair Rawlings of Lab Class Model Management, who ‘loaned’ us our gorgeous models India and Charley for the photoshoot.

And a big HUG for my son Will, who agreed to be the ‘groom’.

I know his grandmother would have been so very proud of him.

I hope you love these images as much as we do.


So if that gorgeous designer wedding dress you’ve been lusting over would blow your budget don’t worry.

Now you can visit Pritchard & Moore where the dress of your dreams will help save lives.




10 TOP TIPS: How to Get the Most Out of Your Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial

10 Top Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Your Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial.

On your wedding day your hair and makeup are just as important as your dress. Get it wrong and it can ruin photographs you’ll have for a lifetime.

That’s why its essential to have a hair and makeup trial – otherwise you’re playing Russian roulette with the way you will look on the day.

10 Top Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Your Hair and Makeup Trial

1.Find your inspiration

Gather images of your favourite looks that inspire you. Find hairstyles you like and makeup colours you are drawn to. Then create a ‘mood board’ for your perfect style – Pintrest is perfect for this.

Visuals are a great guide for your Hair and Makeup stylist. They help you share your vision and your personal style. Just remember they are for inspiration. You are unique and you’re not trying to look like your favourite celebrity. Instead this is part of the collaboration between the bride and Coco Bella, to create the perfect look for you.

2 . Get great skincare advice

Don’t be afraid to share your skin care concerns with us. If you have a tendency to breakouts or an oily T-zone let us know. We can work with you to advise you on the perfect skincare regime. Working months in advance we can help you achieve glowing radiant skin so you look flawless on your wedding day.

3.Keep an open mind

Coco Bella are experts and will be able to create a look for your features that you may have never experienced before. It’s not about going crazy – you will still look like you – but just the best possible version of you. Be willing to trust and try something new.

4.Buy your dress first

The style and cut of your dress will have a huge impact on your makeup and especially the hair design you choose. Your hair and makeup need to complete your look in perfect harmony with your dress.

You will probably want to show off a wedding dress with a low back in which case an up-do would be perfect to showcase your dress. The style of your dress will also influence how formal or relaxed the hairstyle – whether you choose soft romantic curls, or modern textured braids or a timeless, classic chignon.


Your wedding dress and choice of accessories and jewellery will influence your hairstyle on your special day


5. Choose your bridal hair accessories

Ideally you would have chosen your hair accessories before your trial. This is especially important if you choose to wear a veil as your hair style will need to incorporate your chosen veil.  Or you can also try some couture hair accessories with us at Coco Bella. This will allow you to try different looks to see what really suits you and works with your style and theme on your wedding day.

6. Don’t confuse ‘natural’ with ‘no makeup’

This is not an everyday look nor is it a evening look, it’s your wedding day. When a bride wants to look natural she wants to look like the best version of herself. So you need to avoid extremes- too little can be as bad as too much. Wear too little and sometimes you can ‘disappear’ when you put on your wedding dress. Your makeup should define your features and make you look radiant without ever overpowering you.

7. Fake it till you make it

If you dream of lustrous, long romantic curls on your wedding day but your hair is wispy fine, then there’s nothing wrong with getting a little help. Many brides choose to opt for discreet extensions to give them the longer, thicker hair they want for their special day.

At Coco Bella Bride we offer professional advice on the hair extension type that is perfect for you. We also fit and blend them naturally with your own hair, either for up to six months or temporarily just for your wedding day.

8. Be Selfish

This is your time. Ideally it should just be you and your hair and makeup stylist. Too many voices  can get confusing, especially if you have a very opinionated member in your bridal party. If you must have someone with you then have a trusted friend who ideally arrives towards the end of your personal time with Coco Bella. You want all the focus to be on you so you will be completely confident in your final look.

Wearing a veil like this one from the fabulous Halfpenny London will be a big factor in choosing your wedding hairstyle.

Wearing a veil like this one from the fabulous Halfpenny London will be a big factor in choosing your wedding hairstyle.

9. Get Flawless with Airbrush

Airbrush makeup is the secret weapon of film and television makeup artists, because it lasts all day and looks flawless on your skin. If  you choose the airbrush package with Coco Bella your makeup will stay in place all day. You can even sleep in it and it will remain almost intact until the next day.

10.Talk to us

The more you communicate the better the end result. Feedback is good! Don’t be afraid to say what you do and don’t like. We can always tweak things to change it to a look you are happy with. Our priority is to ensure you love how you look on your special day.

Book your Consultation & Trial now with Coco Bella Bride.

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