Brides' hotly anticipated bridal beauty event took place in the ballroom of the glorious Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. Lead make-up artist James Webster and his team showcased two gorgeous bridal looks from Laura Mercier to show readers how to really WOW on their wedding day.

Roberta Facchini

Real life bride Lizzie Kerr sat centre stage as her look began as a fresh and romantic for the day time, with James on hand to provide top tips to transform it into a chic, evening look. From pre-wedding prep to colour-matching the perfect foundation, the pros were on hand to answer any question while guests enjoyed delicious Nyetimber bubbly and a indulgent bar sweet treat bar from GC Couture. 

Special thanks to Jenny Packham for our real bride's gown and Jamie Aston for his magnificent flower displays, plus Emmy London for the accessories.

To find your nearest Laura Mercier counter at John Lewis visit lauramercier.com

Photography by Roberta Facchini