What is your most memorable wedding?
“I feel so lucky when a bride chooses me to be a part of their day, I just love everything about weddings and to be able to share that special morning and meet so many lovely brides makes my day.”
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
I love when brides do a little something in memory of someone. I remember one bride had a photo of her Grandad on her bouquet such a lovely touch.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Don’t touch the makeup once its been applied and if there are tears throughout the day, always have a tissue handy to pat under the eyes.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Fresh, Glowy, Elegant, Timeless, Bespoke
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Has to be my sisters! It was my first wedding as a makeup artist so the pressure was unreal. However we had the best day, from the early start to dancing until 1.30am it was none stop! I got to make everyone look beautiful and then got to sit back and enjoy the day, and actually got to see the full day as a guest/maid of honour and loved every second! It’s so lovely when you get sent photographs from brides after the wedding so you can see how there day went, as a makeup artist you usually leave them to go to church or to their ceremony and that’s the last part you see, so when you get to see the full picture it’s just lovely.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Be organised and book the suppliers you love in advance to ensure you get your first choices.
What do you love most about your job?
Getting into the Top 10 of the Great Northern Wedding awards ‘Best Makeup Artist’ category for the last two years.
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
Water & skincare prep. Drink lots of water in order to hydrate your skin & follow a strict skincare regime leading up to the wedding to maximise the makeup look.
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
From the initial enquiry with a Bride I try to give them enough information so they can go away and have a think about if they want to book with me. I have a bridal brochure which I can send across to them and this has a few images for them to see and also social media links so all the information about me and what I do as a makeup artist is there for them.
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
Stay calm myself, keep talking to them throughout the Makeup making sure they are ok and relaxed throughout. If there is anything they need, try and help where i can.