With wedding season in full swing, I'm no stranger to early mornings! In an attempt to make life a little easier - my kit has been checked, packed and loaded the night before into the car ready for me to head to today's wedding location. I travel all over the county to be with brides at their home or venues on the morning of their big day. It’s so much easier for you as a bride to not have to make it to a salon, and it also means that you can really take the time to enjoy your wedding morning. Whether you’re surrounded by your bridal party, or whether you’ve chosen to spend your last few hours with a few of your closest friends and family, no wedding morning is ever the same. Upon arrival, as I unpack we’ll have a chat about how the morning will work, ensuring that I am able to run smoothly alongside any other suppliers, such as your photographer, to ensure that we have you already in plenty of time for pictures…and maybe even a glass of prosecco!
As I cater for both hair and makeup, it means that I am able to work my way around the bridal party effectively and efficiently. Depending on your chosen style I might curl your hair first, then complete your bridesmaid's hair while I leave yours to set - ensuring your curls hold well into the evening party and regardless of how much dancing and hair swishing you might find yourself doing! Then I might move onto bridesmaids makeup before completing your own makeup, just as we have done at the preview session weeks earlier, before then adding the final touches and that very last lipstick application! There's no set order and no set rules, I know what I need to do and when I need to do it and the reason I’m here is to take that stress away from you. All you have to do is enjoy your morning , relax ( as much as possible!) and try not to panic too much about falling down the aisle ( trust me - every bride worries about it and it NEVER happens! ) In addition to my make up services I offer all of my brides the option to upgrade to airbrush makeup for their entire bridal party at no extra cost. I love it because it applies flawlessly and photographs perfectly. It's a treat usually reserved for celebrities and today that's just what you are! I want you to look and feel your absolute best and I achieve that with a range of premium and professional products that I know will mean you look as amazing for the very last dance as you do for the very first look! You don’t need to look different from your usual self to look ‘bridal’. We work together to create a balance between every day you and the enhanced version that you are today - the glowing and radiant bride. I will never tire of the moment that a bride first looks into the mirror once her hair and makeup are complete. Often I will hear things like ‘I can’t believe that's really me’ or ‘I can’t believe that I can look like this’ and that's priceless. If you know that you look good, you’ll feel good too - and that's evident upon your face once you slip into your dress, stand in front of that mirror and see a beautiful bride staring back at you….the transformation is complete!
I always ensure I'm around to add any finishing touches such as a veil or do any last minute make up checks after you’ve seen dad for the first time and you’re worried that your happy tears have ruined your mascara ( they haven’t of course, its waterproof!). Once you’re ready to head off down the aisle to become a Mrs I’ll pack up and slip out. As I leave I might grab a quick snap of you on the way so I’m able to share it with my other excited brides who are eagerly waiting for their big day and looking for inspiration as to what they themselves want to look like. I take real pride in the work I create, I love what I'm lucky enough to be able to do, and I know that getting you ready for the biggest day of your life is such an important job to have. I might joke about it but it's absolutely true when I say that there really is no such thing for me as a bad day at work….!