My philosophy is for you to look the best version of yourself and feel like the most beautiful bride in the world on your wedding day. I do not have a fixed way of doing every brides make-up, I am here to suit your needs and every woman is different. My aim is to make you feel 100% comfortable on your wedding day and I understand how important it is for you to still feel like yourself.
Before your wedding day, we get together for a trial make-up session. The trial gives us an opportunity to connect and create your wedding day look in a relaxed and fun environment. I always like to begin with a nice sit down chat where you can tell me all the details about yout wedding including what style of dress you have chosen, any colour scheme, flowers and bridesmaids dresses. Its good for me to know as much as possible to really get an understanding of what kind of wedding you are having so the hair and make up can best reflect this.
I recommend you have a trial at 4-8 weeks prior to the wedding. The trial consists of discussing in detail what make-up you envision for yourself on your wedding day. I then apply your make-up in stages making sure you are happy along the way. Together we can make any tweaks or adjustments to the finished look because it's really important that you still feel like yourself on your wedding day! I make lots of notes on the face chart that I create for you and keep as a reference until your wedding day. I encourage your input as much as my own and want you to be 100% comfortable and happy with your bridal make-up choices. I always request that the bride wear a top thats white or cream or pale in colour for the trial, I find it helpful for both of us to imagine your wedding make-up with the wedding dress. Also pale colour tops help to 'uplight' the face which your wedding dress will do on the day.
At the end of the trial I make sure to take a couple of pictures for you to see how well your make-up photographs. I always ask that you wear your make-up the way you normally do when I meet you for the first time. This is so I can see by the way you do your own make-up what is important to you (i.e bronzer, lipstick or eye make-up) and to get an understanding of your individual style. Of course if you want to go in a completely different direction that's something I can do as well!
Before each wedding I prepare a detailed itinerary/schedule which can include when the bridesmaids and mother of the bride will be done. It's important to work with a smooth time structure so everyone knows when they are to be done and the morning is as stress free as possible.
On the wedding day itself I will come to your home or venue to give you a relaxed, pampered and stress free start to the day. I only book one wedding a day and do not under any circumstances run off to another job or rush my work. I am with you making final touches and being of service until you are out the door and off to the ceremony!
On the day I aim to arrive at your home or venue in plenty of time in which to set up my kit before starting. I will aim to have your make-up and hair completed so that you will have plenty of time to enjoy getting dressed and for a glass of bubbles! I will then stay with you for last minute touch-ups and photographs and be there to see you into your car or off to the ceremony. I feel very honored to be a part of your very special day and go out of my way to make it as stress-free and enjoyable for you as I can.
Book me to be your personal hair and make-up artist for your wedding day and I guarantee that you will meet a passionate, caring and reliable professional. Your make-up will stay beautiful all day long and look stunning to the naked eye as well as in photographs!
Booking your date in my diary:
I require a £50 deposit to secure your wedding date in my diary which is non refundable.
I offer hair styling alongside make-up. Hair and make-up trials are done together and last approximately 2-4 hours. Unfortunately I do not offer hair only, this is a service that can only be booked alongside make-up.
You can book me exclusively for the entire day of your wedding, re-touching make-up where needed and create a second, different look for your evening reception. Please enquire for more information on this service.
All the products I use are of the highest quality and premium make-up brands all used by industry professionals. Brands I use: Laura Mercier, Nars, Shu Uemura, Suqqu, MAC, Chanel, Illamasqua, Bobbi Brown, Jemma Kidd, Daniel Sandler, Smash Box, YSL, Dior and Airbase Airbrush Foundation.
Airbrush Make-Up: I am qualified in Airbrushing and use a sillicone Airbase foundation designed for HD quality Film & Television. If you would like something a little more exclusive, Airbrushing is only experienced by the ‘A listers’ of the TV and Film Industry. This technique involves applying your makeup via an airbrush to give a flawless and weightless finish. Airbase is a silicone based airbrush foundation, perfect for a flawless bridal makeover that lasts all day. Airbase gives a natural finish, still offering complete coverage, whilst allowing your skin to breathe. It’s packed full of vitamins A and E to nourish your skin, suitable for sensitive skin and can be mixed to the perfect colour match. If you have problem skin or acne Airbrushing is usually the best option.