British Bride magazine celebrates incredible success
Our current issue of British Bride magazine has been a phenomenal success. Selling out of glossy print copies within the first 4 weeks of sale and circulation figures being more than 40,000 globally.
We knew our New Year issue of British Bride magazine was going to be a special one. We all felt it while we were excitedly shooting our exquisite front cover and main editorial at the very beautiful Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London. The architecture there was amazing but The Painted Hall (by Christopher Wren) as seen on our front cover really was something else.
How I created the makeup for the British Bride magazine front cover
For the cover shot, the brief was to create a glossy beauty look. Gold eyes were a definite requirement for the Christmas cover look and a beautiful deep red lip. I wanted this look to ooze “luxury” as the perfect accompaniment to the stunning Stewart Parvin gown. The hair styling was soft and romantic, beautifully styled by Laurie Scott.
Cover model Bryony had amazing skin so with a little preparation, I was able to create a beautiful glass skin effect for her base. Her brows were naturally full so I just groomed them with Soapbrows and filled in any tiny gaps. The red lip with the gold eyeshadow was a really strong festive beauty look. Not one to shy away from my creative itch, we added a little extra sass. Actually, it was EXTRA AF!
The gold lip drip. The lip drip has become a favourite look of mine and while it might have seemed like a crazy idea to mix creative up with a bridal cover, we aren’t a traditional bridal magazine! We are a luxury fashion-led glossy magazine. Luckily the rest of the team were on board with the idea of stepping away from the traditional beauty look and adding something extra.
The one chance Lip Drip shot
Preparation for the lip drip was definitely a full team effort. When I wasvcreating this look, it required a steady hand. The model’s face needed to be at the perfect angle. There was only a very short window of opportunity to create the lip drip.
I was working with James Clarke who was taking the images for the magazine on this photoshoot. He also doubles up as our ridiculously talented Editor-in-Chief and designer of couture garments. I knew I could trust him to get the perfect image. He told me that he had “the shot” but it wasn’t until a couple of weeks later I saw the image in it’s full glory. I did the happiest of happy dances! I was over the moon with the final image. It captured everything I wanted from the shot. The angle, the drip “dripping” and real skin even showing pores. It looked fabulously glossy!
The image became the back cover to the magazine. British Bride boasts 2 cover images, both as highly coveted as each other. It seemed like a bold move to use a creative beauty image for one of our covers. It just worked and represented everything the British Bride team pride themselves on. Luxury, beauty, style and being different.
British Bride magazine has big exciting plans
The magazine is filled with such beautiful imagery. We are so proud of the magazine. Particularly this issue.
We have some very exciting followers and people viewing our stories on social media right now. We have some really exciting plans for 2020, It is such an exciting time!
Here are some more images from our main editorial…
Credit to the full team of people who contributed to this editorial;
Images/Editor-in-Chief – James Clarke
Cover Editorial/Managing Editor/Cake – Lindsay Pemberton
Models – Bryony Bowes and Christine Fritsch
Designers – Stewart Parvin, Ritva Westenius, Lacry Couture and James Clarke London
Fashion Editor – Chenca Williams
Makeup Artist / Beauty Editor – Gemma Rimmington
Hair Stylist – Laurie Scott
Accessories – Claire Gunn, Vintage Bridal Boutique and Nico Bosch
Location – Old Royal Naval College
Although all print copies have now been sold you are still able to grab a coffee, put your feet up and download our magazine.
We are always scouting for new submissions. From real life weddings to featuring luxury wedding suppliers and editorial submissions. So if you would like to be considered please contact us on;
If you are looking to book me for your bridal makeup at your wedding you can contact me here.
Gemma Rimmington – Makeup Artist and Beauty Editor x