A Perfect Wedding Day: Come with us on a wedding morning to get ready for the I Do’s


A wedding day is a mixture of military planning, nerves, excitement and lots of fun. Back in April, we had the privilege of being part of Hannah and Kelly’s celebrations at the stunning Upton Barn.

Nestled in the picturesque countryside, Upton Barn is one of our top wedding locations and we are lucky enough to visit quite often. The Paddock, their incredible getting ready space, served as the perfect spot for our team of 4 to weave their magic.


Getting Ready at The Paddock

The team arrived early at The Paddock to set up for the morning ahead. With 2 brides and 10 bridal party members to get ready with hair and makeup, we certainly had a busy morning in front of us. Two talented makeup artists and two fabulous stylists from our team got started and the morning was filled with such a great atmosphere. Kelly, Hannah and their friends and family could not have been more relaxed and that set us up for a morning of fun and lots of laughs.


With kits unpacked and palettes open, our makeup artists set to work. Each bride had her their own unique style and vision at rehearsal, which our artists recreated on the day. The main themes were, natural, glowy and fresh makeup to tie in to our beautiful surroundings. The day was filled with fresh bright flowers by Sweetpea Florist and both brides chose differing shades of pink on the lips to give a little pop to the makeup.


Simultaneously, our stylists created a mixture of glossy half up waved hair, twists and chunky braids for the bridal party. Both brides opted for romantic updo’s tailored to their likes and gorgeous wedding gown styles. Kelly wanted a slightly undone and tousled style with loose tendrils flowing at the nape of the neck and Hannah opted for a take on the classic Chignon, with some woven sections to keep things feeling laid back.


Before we knew it, prep time was over and it was time to get into dresses and get ready for the big moment

Amidst the whirlwind of preparations, the photographer Kathryn Clarke -McLeod captured all of those special moments perfectly. We have been lucky to work with Kat at countless weddings over the years and she really does make the morning feel so relaxed…sort of like having another friend there with you, just with a camera to document the day.


1 hour to go…

It was time for the grand reveal and both brides looked absolutely incredible! Both gowns were so beautiful and complemented the others so well. There was a lot of emotions and excitement from the bridal party and Kelly and Hannah couldn’t wait to get down the aisle. Just time for makeup top ups and the finishing touch of adding the veils and the ceremony could commence.

The team felt truly honoured to be part of this morning, as we do with each and every wedding. It’s such a privilege to be a part of such a big life event and to ensure that both brides felt confident and radiant as they embarked on this new chapter of their lives.

Whether you’re planning your own wedding or dreaming of the perfect wedding day ahead, remember that every detail counts—and every moment deserves to be cherished, which is why it important to have the right artists with you.

At Changing Faces we specialize in making these moments unforgettable, whether its large wedding (like Hannah and Kelly’s), an elopement or an intimate affair, we are there to make you look at feel your absolute best.


Hairstylists – Lucy and Sarah T Makeup artists – Kimberley and Charlotte, www.changingfaces.net , Instagram @changingfaces_makeupartists

Venue – Upton Barn – www.uptonbarn.com, Instagram @uptonbarnweddings

Photographer – Kathryn Clarke  McLeod – www.kathrynclarkemcleod.com, Instagram @kathrynclarkemcleod

Videographer -www.saltybeardproductions.com, Instagram @salty_beard_prodcutions

Florist  www.sweetpeablandford.co.uk, Instagram @flowersbysweetpea

Dresses – @justinalexander

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