What is your most memorable wedding?
My Brother and Sister in law, the first I did makeup at, it was on the Forest followed by a rainbow explosion of joyfulness!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Individual, kooky, stylish, classic, fun
What about your business are you most proud of?
I push myself hard to learn more, to do more, to be the best at what I do!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Make a wedding only email address that you can use for both suppliers and guests to keep everything in one place.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Wedding favours of little jars of honey personalised with the couple's names ( the bride was a beekeeper)
Describe your typical process with a couple.
In general I will see the bride by herself, we will usually start off by emailing or a phone conversation - I will then send a questionnaire for her to fill in. We will usually have a few conversations by email or phone. About 8-12 weeks before the wedding we will schedule a trial (sooner if she wants a trial before booking) and go through her likes and dislikes and try out various looks, I will ensure she is happy with her look, taking as long as necessary to do so. I will take photos and write down products used do on the day I can be efficient in carrying out the look required so she can be relaxed as possible and feel pampered.
What do you love most about your job?
I love weddings, I love being part of someone's day and seeing their face light up when they see how beautiful I have made them. I enjoy making the bride and her wedding party feel special and bringing that extra bit of added sparkle to their day.
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
Drink plenty of water and cleanse properly!
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
I am a very calm person myself and I will ensure the room she is getting ready in becomes an oasis of calm, I will try to make it a relaxing, pampering experience with candles & their favourite music, favourite people or time alone if that it what they prefer. I will either take the bride to one side or banish stress people from the vicinity - usually by finding them jobs to do! I will ensure I get there with plenty of time to spare so that the bride is not stressing about that.
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
I will ensure that makeup will stay in place as much as possible, I also supply touch up kits or can stay / return for touch ups. Also keep sipping water between the alcohol!