What is your most memorable wedding?
When I travelled to do make-up for a party of 10 in Sorrento, Italy. I knew the bride from when she had been a bridesmaid for someone else so it made it extra special already knowing her and some of the family. I got them all ready in a beautiful room over looking the sea. The weather was perfect and everyone was in a holiday mood as well as wedding mood! I went to watch the ceremony which was great to see how everyone looked once they had their dresses on and the flowers. Everyone loved their make-up so that made me very happy also!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
What about your business are you most proud of?
That each year my business grows from recommendations. I'm proud when I see my positive reviews and of course winning the two awards is fantastic recognition for me.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
To start Pinterest boards to share with your suppliers so everyone is on the same page to understand your style. Book suppliers at least a year in advance, we get booked up quickly!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I like to talk on the phone to my brides when we are discussing the booking. It is a lot more personal and easier to explain and understand things. I usually arrange a trial about 3 months before the big day. I keep in touch leading up to the day to discuss style ideas and encourage them to send me photos so I get their style.
What do you love most about your job?
The variety. Always different people and locations. I love travelling so its great to be moving about each weekend. I love the glamour of weddings so it's always nice to be involved with the planning process. Everyone is happy at weddings so it's a really positive environment to be in.
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
Have a really good skincare routine leading up to the day. Moisturise morning and night. Use spf to protect your skin. Think about your nutrition to give you the best skin for ir the day. Follow my beauty tips on YouTube!
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
By staying calm myself. Preparation is important to make sure everything runs smoothly. I am a calm and relaxed person so this helps when talking to brides. I have a lot of experience so I can help on the morning delegating little jobs to bridesmaids so the bride can have her make-up done in peace.
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
To have an emergency bridal make-up kit to hand. There is a YouTube video of mine for that!