Wedding

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Last weekend, Mark and I headed back ‘op North to attend his best friend’s wedding. Mark was Best Man, I cried happy tears approximately four times throughout the day (weddings make me extremely weepy), the weather held out and it was all-round just a beaut of a day. I can actually count the number of weddings I have been to on one hand – being the eldest in my family and friendship group means I’ll be waiting a few years till my summer season is crammed with a big day every other weekend – so I’m lacking in the ‘wedding guest appropriate’ section of my wardrobe, which means that every time one rolls around, outfit panic ensues and I’m left sitting there two days before browsing ASOS and wondering what the hell I’d do without my premier account. Lucky ASOS came up trumps with a silky floral number and once I’d slinked myself into that, everything just fell into place. So here is The Weekend Post: The Wedding Guest Edition…

Let’s talk my outfit first. It was a night before jobbie ordered on ASOS, inspired by the exact outfit that the model was wearing in the thumbnail for the dress. I went for this silky number, which fitted all the relevant criteria (wasn’t black, wasn’t white, wasn’t too tight so I couldn’t enjoy the wedding breakfast, wasn’t too short that it would cause the older members of the wedding party to tut), paired with these shoes which were painfully uncomfortable but paired nicely with the dress. I finished it off with an ASOS Nude Suede Clutch that didn’t look too bulky but turned out to be a Mary Poppins sack fitting in all the essentials and a spare pair of flat sandals. Thank gawd.

The forecast was hot. Like real hot. So I upped my game in the face base section, firstly slapping on the Make Up For Ever HD Primer, sandwiching the Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 125 and 5 Camouflage Cream Palette in No.2 where needed in the middle and dusting on a pretty hefty application of Bourjous’ Healthy Balance Powder in 51 on top. Through the sweating, tears and attempted dancing at the reception I can’t say that it held in place from ceremony till dawn, but it held its own through the photo taking session and by the time it had made an exit the booze was well and truly flowing and shots were being favoured over snaps. Because there was a bit of pink in the dress I shunned bronzer for once and kept things perky on the cheeks with a dab of Josie Maran’s Argan Colour Stick in Coral which is seriously stunning. It blended well over powder and just made things look fresh.

Then brows were of course taken care of by the usual Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette. Dur. But for eyes I fancied something different. Keeping with the kinda ‘pinky, not so bronzy’ theme I dusted NARS’ Nepal Shadow from the NARSissist Palette all over my lids; a MAC All That Glitter-esque shade that adds a subtle glow to the lids. For a touch of definition I used a bit of Bali, also from the palette, in the crease. It’s an old-skool Anna look but I really liked the result and with a layer of NARS’ Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base underneath this combo stayed in place all darn day. From 9am-ish to 1.30am the follow morning *inserts round of applause*. As it had been a bit of a late one the night before I used the Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Bare to tight line and finished things off with a layer (or four) of L’Oreal’s Miss Manga Waterproof Mascara.

For lips I wanted an easy ‘don’t need a mirror‘, peach that complemented the pink shades I was wearing and ended up with an old favourite, NARS’ Lipstick in Barbarella. This is one of those tough not to love colours as it’s sheer, sheeny and gives off an inoffensive dose of colour that I can imagine looks pretty flattering on most. Of course there was one final step though – Urban Decay’s All-Nighter Setting Spray, do your thang.

I will say that the L’Oreal Mascara is tough stuff. I’m only just drying my eyes off now from the Groom’s speech *blub*…

  • Cocconut

    a bit shabby you can more than this

  • Elif Karamehmetoglu

    I’ve said it on your weekly vlog post and i’ll say it again you looked so stunning! Both your makeup and your dress just made you look so pretty and so grown up. You looked so elegant in that dress. (Ok i have to stop now or i’ll gush about it for so long that it will look creepy.) Basically you looked like a very elegant and beautiful lady :)

    http://tinybitsofbeauty.blogspot.com

  • Anna Blush

    Absolutely love that dress Anna, you look gorgeous x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  • EvaBBlogt

    Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil is going on my wishlist!
    I love weddings too and always get teary eyed, especially during speeches.
    My attempt at a speech at my own wedding… Let’s just say it was more tears than words!

  • Tamar

    NARS Barbarella is one of my favorites! I’m running dangerously low though and with no NARS where I live, I’ve found a suitable dupe for the color in Mac’s Coral Bliss. The texture of Barbarella is so much nicer (even though CB *is* a Creamsheen), but oh well — what can you do?

  • http://godsaveourdressing.blogspot.fr Victoria Macgregor

    You were sooo pretty and elegant at this wedding ! Dont worry, I’ve attended maybe 3 weddings only in my life… We’re not lucky with that ^_^ But it’s so nice to dress up for the occasion isn’t it ? :) You outfit is also gorgeous ! You were to the point Miss Anna !
    Love from France, Victoria
    http://godsaveourdressing.blogspot.fr

  • http://cloudesme.blogspot.co.uk/ Cloud Esmé

    Anna your outfit was on point as always; so elegant and chic! Loved this makeup too:)

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

  • http://jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk Jess French

    You look absolutely amazing, so elegant. I hope the wedding was amazing.

    Jess x

    http://www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://sophlizbeth.com Sophie Mills

    Your dress and clutch are gorgeous! Hope you enjoyed the wedding :) x

  • http://www.cassandramyee.com/ CassandraMyee

    Clutch, shoes, bag, makeup, hair – all on point!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  • http://www.amandasescape.blogspot.co.uk Amanda

    Your dress is stunning! and you look super lovely x

  • http://blushingbiddies.com/ Puri

    Lookin’ lovely! Can’t get over the outfit, so pretty :D
    blushingbiddies.com

  • http://voguebeach.blogspot.co.uk Grace Cottrell

    You look beautiful, I love the lipstick! I’m going to a wedding in September and doing the makeup of the bride and all the bridesmaids, if that’s not a high pressure situation, I don’t know what is!

    – Grace <3

    http://voguebeach.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://aneclecticaffair.blogspot.co.uk/ Megan J

    You look lovely Anna, gorgeous dress! I love how your dress is almost matching to Mark’s buttonhole! xx

    Megan / aneclecticaffair.blogspot.com

  • http://www.jemmainwords.co.uk/ Jemma

    How gorgeous!

    Jemma @ Jemma In Words

  • Stephanie

    You look stunning! The dress is just beautiful and unlike something I’ve seen you wear before!

    Stephanie

    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251

    xxxx

  • http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk Lauren S

    Such perfect makeup for a wedding – you covered it well and look gorgeous !!
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://georginaedith.blogspot.com GeorginaEdith

    You look gorgeous! From the makeup to the outfit! I hope you had a really great time! xx

  • Zazie Bibi

    Absolutely adore your dress, you look truly gorgoeus! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • http://www.thevelvetblack.co.uk/ Alice Young

    You look absolutely beautiful! That dress is gorgeous

    The Velvet Black // UK
    Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • Minnie M

    You look stunning!
    I love how you kept your makeup simple and more natural looking. :) Really gorgeous :)

  • Chantal

    You look so gorgeous in these pics. The one of you and Mark is my fave pic of you two, you are both looking so lovely in your wedding outfits!! :) x

    http://www.savvysuperstylish.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://nueyork.blogspot.com nueyork

    Looking gorgeous as always, Anna! The NARSissist palette looks so beautiful, I love every single colour in it!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  • Geena

    I love the dress- you can’t go wrong with Asos premier!
    http://www.ablogbygeena.blogspot.com

  • http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/ Grace

    Your dress was absolutely beautiful! And I get what you mean with the shoes….you gotta wear them even if it hurts because they match the outfit!

    http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/

  • http://www.blushandfairydust.blogspot.com/ Cassie

    I’ve never been to a wedding, but I can’t wait until some of my older cousins start getting married. I’ll definitely be wearing dresses in a similar style to the one you’re wearing!

    blushandfairydust.blogspot.com

  • http://www.alittlelucy.com Lucy Alex

    Your wedding outfit was gorgeous! I’ve been to a couple as a guest and it is so hard to find something appropriate to wear! I’m eyeing up that clutch big time now xx

    A Little Lucy

  • http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/ Kate Wilson
  • Lorena

    ” ‘op North” hahahahaha you cracked me up Anna ! You look so pretty, the perfect wedding guest attire ! And I can totally feel your pain with the shoes :/

  • http://makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com Rachel Polansky

    you and mark look lovely together :)

    makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

  • Daniella

    beautiful!

    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

  • http://bethblogsbeauty.com Beth Bradley

    Love the outfit Anna, the perfect outfit for a wedding!

    Love Beth @ BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

  • http://books-and-memories.blogspot.co.uk Holly McLoughlin

    I love the outfit, you look beautiful x

    https://books-and-memories.blogspot.com

  • http://www.redlipsandquills.com Belle

    Looking fabulous :)

  • http://www.owl-girl.com/ Candy

    So many weddings right now! I feel like I pay more attention to how I look at other people’s weddings than I did at my own!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

  • http://mizzrubiiee.blogspot.com Rubiiee

    Such a lovely venue! This is a great wedding guest post, truly helpful.
    Carolyn | BLOG

  • http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/ Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    I love the look of Barbarella, such a pretty colour,

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • http://www.thefigsheart.com/ Lauren Burkitt

    You and Mark look so lovely! What a beautiful day :)

  • zaira cantara

    loving the detail you’ve put into this blog.. I need to get invited to a wedding … P.S feel free to check my beauty blog out too http://www.bloglovin.com/zairacantara

  • Joysteib

    Such a nice venue for a wedding. The day looked beautiful for the event and so did you and Mark! Thanks for sharing your blog with us!!

  • Cherie Tang

    Lovely makeup! I’ve only ever been to 1 wedding!
    cherieedle.blogspot.com

  • http://sophiebysophia.blogspot.com Sophia Charles

    Love your makeup! and that dress is super gorgeous!

    Sophia
    http://sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

  • http://lilacandgray.blogspot.com/ Ellen Findley

    What a lovely wedding, and what a lovely look! I adore weddings. :D

  • http://www.ohheyblog.com Megan // Oh Hey Blog

    We are all guilty of the last minute ASOS EXPRESS ORDER for an event. And it comes through with the goods every time!

    http://www.ohheyblog.com

  • http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/ Sara Fleming
  • Grace

    Just so you know, in Scotland jobbie means a poo. You might want choose a different word next time

  • Sybil Mae
  • http://qworterlifecrisis.com/ Maddie

    Why do I swoon every time I see the Narsissist palette? I hardly ever even wear eyeshadow!

  • Hope

    You look gorgeous! Amen to ASOS Premium Accounts, I have hardly been to any weddings either H xx

    http://www.hopesgone.blogspot.com

  • http://www.laurelloves.com/ Laurel Loves

    You looked lovely! I really like your dress, I actually think it looks better on you than on the ASOS model. Bag is nice too :)

    http://www.laurelloves.com

  • http://www.conversationswithcaroline.com/ Caroline Towers

    Love your dress it’s defo a winner!

  • Hanna Rose

    You look beautiful! And I love how well your make-up held up throughout the entire day :)

    The Miss Beauty Saver Blog