The Natural Bridal Look

Soft,  Romantic Wedding Make-Up.

At The Shepherds Purse we love this timeless relaxed beautiful softness that is Natural beauty at its best . Emphasis on your unique personal beauty. Enhancing your style and personal aura. 

We have carefully collected the best Cruelty Free Makeup and Skincare for our brides. We believe strongly that in this day in age there is just no need to test our beauty products on Animals . We all should enjoy guilt free makeup & skincare. Brands are starting to take notice and lots of amazing brands are finally pulling out of selling in China and grabbing that well earned Bunny logo . We have decided to work with well trusted beauty brands that have decided not to sell in China until they change their laws on Testing . We try to keep a very close eye on what brands are doing and if their cruelty free status changes . As you well know ... wonderful brands get brought out by the larger less ethical brands all the time. 

Charlotte Tilbury, apart from the most beautiful vintage style packaging fit for a screen siren - she has formulated the most stunning long lasting Lipsticks and her beautiful soft lip liners add extra dimension to the lip . 

Nars cosmetics, we have tried so many luminous foundations over the past two years and for brides we love to use Sheer Glow . Weightless, Sheer with a medium coverage and dewy finish . Lasts up to 14 hours and just works seamlessly ever time .  

Illamasqua my all time favourite brand , pride themselves on being cruelty free and have extended their Vegan products list . 


Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect Lipstick 


Charlotte Tilbury rose gold tones 


Taking inspiration from nature, natural beauty in all it's wonder . 


Fresh youthful beauty , the key is skin preparation. Natural skincare products including rose , geranium & frankincense. 


Charlotte Tilbury Shine & Sculpt  

Romance in shades of shimmering oyster , the subtle highlights on cheek bones , bridge of nose & inner corners of the eyes .  

Romance in shades of shimmering oyster , the subtle highlights on cheek bones , bridge of nose & inner corners of the eyes .  

Wreath Making Workshop

We are so over the moon with the success of our festive wreath making workshops .  We are loving our new space at The Shepherds Purse.

The Monday after Goth Weekend we set straight to work clearing the space in the courtyard, we have been very busy sanding , waxing and painting. We have a wonderful large banquet table and lots of natural light in the workshop. We used salvaged windows, doors and scaffolding boards, the rustic reclaimed finish sits perfectly in our courtyard.

The Shepherds Purse guest house was a group of old Jet workshops so we feel we are bringing some of the old charm and character back to the old building.  For updates on our workshop please follow us on Facebook. 


The Dove Loft

Our romantic hideaway for two nestled in the heart of the old Town


The Dove Loft is our first Boutique Suite , Set in a light and airy Attic space with Luxurious Linens, open plan bathroom, contemporary slipper bath, large Moroccan bed with a hint of eastern promise. Roof top views, situated in the heart of the old town in a galleried courtyard garden - close to the shops and restaurants.

Sleeps 2 comfortably with ample space to relax and a great base to explore the ancient sea port of Whitby

£130 Per Night

with a minimum of two nights stay

Complimentary petals on the bed and cruelty free Organic toiletries

For more information please feel free to contact us

email for details or ring 01947 820228

We only take direct bookings for the Dove Loft as we do not use an agent at this time.


Stunning photography by Ceri Oakes

Cruelty-free bridal kit

Sneak peak inside our professional makeup artist kit. Brands we use - Illamaqua , Urban Decay , Sara Hill , Makeup Geek , Neal's Yard Remedies, Korres , The Body Shop , GOSH cosmetics, LUSH cosmetics, Nars & Charlotte Tilbury. We have a selection of vegan products and try to keep up to date , watching and researching the best cruelty free and vegan brandss. All our products are high quality and without the need to harm any animals. We do not use brands that sell to China . As we don't agree on the Chinese cosmetics system that test on all products that are sold in their country. We have boycotted many brands that we love .. we feel in this day of age , we can not support companies that test on animals. 


Antique Peach hydrangea & Ivory Rose Crown

We first met Heidi when she travelled over the flowering North Yorkshire Moors for a little shopping trip in Whitby. She visited our shop then' 95 Church Street and fell in love with our Lantern display, which was brimming with our velvet and organza flower crowns at the time. She asked us if we could make her a bespoke bridal crown for her Wedding.

She chose Vintage Peach and Ivory in a full halo with pale sage leaves. We were over the moon and so pleased that she had chosen such a beautiful colour scheme. Which complimented her hair beautifully. We added tiny vintage millinery flowers and knew it was a truly special piece.

 We really loved working with her and when we saw her Wedding Photos we were just blown away. She looked stunning,  and her crown really sad perfectly with her wild bouquet of Eucalyptus, pale peach spray roses and large soft blooms. She later sent us a beautiful card and framed picture to say thank you .

This is one of those weddings that will continue to inspire us and hold fond memories .  

All images by the talented Kat Mervyn  

"I love photographs that show spirit, and connection."

Wreath Making Workshop

The Old Workshops

To get you into the mood for Christmas we are offering a Wreath Making Workshop with the lovely Shepherds Purse Girls. We will be using the traditional method of moss and wire, offering decorations from a gorgeous array of interesting foliage, seed heads, fresh fruit, berries, dried flowers, fresh flowers and a lot of Eucalyptus !

We have some stunning ribbons and trims for you to purchase to add extra beauty to your Wreath.

The Workshop will take place in our courtyard garden around a large banquet table, all materials are supplied by us, We will stop for delicious hot soup in Sanders Yard with Mulled wine and Fire pit for warmth. 

Luxury Handmade Fresh Flower Crowns

All our bespoke flower crowns and hair accessories are hand made in our courtyard at Shepherd's Purse.  Custom designed for brides and any other special occasion, we have a beautiful selection of flowers and a wide rage of vintage style beaded trims and ribbons. 

Beautiful hand crafted Fresh Floral Flower Crown made to last the day. We work together to find the best options to suit your wedding theme and colour scheme. Your fresh Flower crowns are made up on the eve / morning of your wedding and hand delivered to the local area. Flowers are delicate and our Flower Crowns are made on the day to assure quality and freshness. Therefore we do not post this item out but can make beautiful Flower Crowns from our popular silk and velvet flowers. Feel free to email us with a custom order. 


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