Hairspray, I love the taste of hairspray at eight in the morning!! Well, last Friday I didn't mind one bit because I had the absolute pleasure of working alongside Amanda from Amanda K Bridal Boutique, Jess from TYPE Communications, Sally Orchard and Suzi Winter who are both well respected local make up artists, David from Michael Spiers - the Jewellers most people will be familiar with in Truro and last but certainly not least, Jo and Natalie from NV Hairdressing, based in Falmouth.
I arrived at the Rose in Vale Hotel in Mithian, near St Agnes to find hair and make up already being applied to the lovely Jodie, Kerra, Lauren and Kate, not forgetting Lee and Rob too - but I can't give too many clues away, it's Amanda K's show!!
The weather looked promising, early morning bright skies and a head full of ideas that had been focussed down in pre-meets with Amanda and Jess, together with a visit to the Hotel meet Katharine, the Hotel's wedding specialist, who showed us around to gather info on possible locations.
Suzi, Sally, Jo and Natalie continued their work with the models to get them ready to get into their bridal gowns, headpieces and jewellery carefully chosen by Amanda and Jess to style the looks they wanted to achieve.
You'll need to check in with Amanda's website and when she is ready she will tell you more about her thoughts on that I'm sure.
In between setting up lights and shifting camera gear around rooms, I watched in awe as these incredibly talented people worked away skilfully. I can't say I didn't feel under a little pressure to make the most of the opportunity to work with such a talented team!!
Amanda had arranged with David from Michael Spiers Jewellery to supply some beautiful gems and they did not disappoint, the girl's faces said it all when David revealed some impressive pieces - the real deal that finished the look and brought grins to faces!!
As the looks for the models were completed, we headed off to parts of the hotel and grounds to take the photos that Amanda and Jess are now looking over to choose their favourites to promote Amanda K. No sneaky peeks of those just yet, but we hope to be able to share some of the other shots from the day with you all shortly, keep checking in with the blog here and at Amanda K's for some of the shots in the coming days!
Oh and if you do visit the Hotel, don't forget to pat this little Hippo on the head!!