What is your most memorable wedding?
I remember all of my weddings and every one has a special memory for me, but I remember really making a difference to a Mother-of-the-Bride, she had fallen down the stairs sleepwalking 2 nights before her daughters wedding, she had broken her cheek bone and fractured her jaw, she had stitches on her eyelids and her face was black and blue. I gasped when I saw her and she was so upset because she felt like she was going to steal focus from her daughter on her wedding day because everyone would be more concerned with her injuries. I wasn't even meant to be doing Mums make up but I sat her down and did her make up, I covered all the bruising and carefully contoured her cheeks. When she looked in the mirror she was over the moon, her daughter cried because her Mum looked like herself again. The true test was when the Mums sister came in (Mum hadn't told anyone about her accident), Her sister went round and kissed everyone hello and we all held our breath to see whether she would notice the injuries....She didn't!! I love that memory so much as it made such a difference to Mum and her daughter the Bride, it took away any feelings of guilt or sadness for the Mum and allowed her to truly enjoy her Daughters wedding day!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Beautiful, Fresh, Modern, Enhancing and Radiant.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I am proud of every aspect of my business, I run the entire Business myself right from designing the website and email templates all the way to social media, Photography and of course doing my Beautiful Brides hair and make up!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Create YOUR perfect wedding and make YOURSELVES happy! You absolutely cannot make every single one of your 100+ guests happy, so do everything that you as a couple truly want to do and then anyone that loves you will be over the moon to see you happy!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I love anything personalised, I love seeing the wedding party giving and receiving gifts on the wedding morning, it really is a touching moment!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
When a Bride books me to do her Wedding hair and make up she receives an email and a video explaining every step of the process to ensure she feels confident right from the start. Then at the trial we sit and chat about her entire wedding style and plans, then I create her perfect look and I don't leave until she is 100% happy. On the wedding day I go above and beyond for every Bride, I work in a calm and relaxed way ensuring my Bride not only looks perfect but is looked after and has everything she needs. I help her with her dress, help tidy the room, provide emotional support, anything she needs I will help with if I can. It is an honour to be part of a Brides wedding morning.
What do you love most about your job?
I have the best job ever! I get to be a part of the most special day of my Brides lives, I love creating there perfect wedding hair and make up look but I also love keeping them calm and happy, I love fitting in and having fun with their Bridal party and seeing them all finished in their dress and veil. I get a warm fuzzy feeling whenever I see the happiness and confidence that my clients get when they look in the mirror once I have finished their hair and make up!
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
Take a powder and lipgloss with you, dab tears don't wipe and always bring a massive umbrella just incase!
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
I make sure there is plenty of time in the schedule so that noone feels rushed, I stay tuned in to the mood of the room and If i feel like my Bride is getting overwhelmed at any point i have a quiet chat to her and ask if there is anything she would like me to do to help. I take charge and help with the dress when its needed, I go above and beyond my role as a hair and make up artist to help my Bride have the perfect wedding morning.
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
Ask a Bridesmaid to keep an eye on your T-zone and pop a bit of powder and lippy on you when needed, apart from that just enjoy every second of your day knowing that you look absolutely incredible!