What is your most memorable wedding?
It is too hard to answer this. There are so many weddings I have loved! I suppose some of the highlights have been my Chelsea, London Weddings, Scotland and US weddings!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Naturally bohemian, beautiful with a classic, timeless edge!
What about your business are you most proud of?
I have built my business entirely on my own. With only my background in art and psychology I have managed to create a thriving business where I have several of my own assistants and do over 50 weddings a year!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Start early! Get planning right away. Vendors get booked up quite far in advance, this includes hair and makeup artists like myself. So get in there early to avoid disappointment.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I love quirky items that brides add to their looks...awesome sunglasses for the day, funky shoes in bright colours, things like that I really notice!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I start by building a relationship through emails. We arrange a trial and I spend a few hours getting to know my brides and their family, going through their wedding planning process and really getting a feel for what they are looking for. I continue to stay in touch over the months, leading up to the big day to make sure they know I am here, thinking about them and if there is anything they need!
What do you love most about your job?
I love my brides! I love the finished product and even more so, I love the photos from the photographers. The photographs are my final product. An artist's masterpiece at its final stage! I get a thrill seeing it all come together and then that final look, through the camera lense!
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
Make sure you have a good skincare regime. Doesn't have to be expensive. Just make sure you are cleansing, moisturising and drinking lots of water!
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
My bride knows me pretty well by the wedding day and vice versa. So there is a natural ease, between the two of us. But one thing I have learned...is it is important to ask them how they are feeling, put them at ease. Most brides get a little nervous just before the ceremony and that's my time to really make sure they feel calm...if that means interjecting a little bit of humour to help, then that's what I do!
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
Make sure you don't stress...drink and eat well! General healthy living that should be done year round!