Claire and Ollie - 12th June 2016

The amazing Chris Giles passed my details to the lovely Claire earlier in the year, I was delighted when she contacted me to help her with her Bridal Hair and Makeup.

Claire had her trial back in April, where we discussed her usual hair and makeup routine. Claire wears natural makeup day to day and would only wear her hair up if she was making a trip to the gym. With this in mind we started to experiment. After trying a few styles we soon discovered Claire felt the best version of herself with her hair 1/2 up 1/2 down with curls. We then opted for a no makeup makeup look, using makeup forever face and body foundation, bobbi brown concealer, MAC Prep and Prime to set. Followed by a subtle pink cheek using my new favourite Hourglass pallet and slightly defined eyes.

On the day itself Claire and her friendly bridal party got ready at Claire's home. I took one of my amazing assistants Tamlyn with me, as Claire and her four lovely bridesmaids had to be hair and makeup ready by 11:00am. This then left 1 hour to get in their dresses and have any pre wedding photos taken by Chris, before heading off to the beautiful Palladian Mansion Buxted Park for the ceremony.  

So here you go, some lovely shots from the day:

And now, the lovely Tamlyn in action and some of the results....

Thank you so much for choosing Tamlyn and I your artists :) 

Steph xx

Gemma and Sean - 6th August 2016

I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Gemma, one of her bridesmaids and mum at her trial in June this year. We had a lovely time experimenting with looks that would compliment the overall theme for the wedding day. Gemma decided on a Low Chignon Bun and natural timeless makeup for the day. 

Some of the Makeup Products I used on the day to give Gemma a lovely Dewy skin whilst keeping oil under control:

At the trial, Gemma asked if I knew anyone who could apply immaculate / natural semi permanent individual lashes. Without hesitation I recommended a lovely lady and fellow makeup artist who I have had the pleasure of knowing for years: Tania Stephenson oliver. I then knew Gemma would be in safe reliable hands and have beautiful lashes on her wedding day that would last for weeks. 

On the wedding day itself, there was Gemma, 4 bridesmaids and mum who all had to be hair and makeup ready by 11:45am at Barnett Hill Hotel in Wonersh. Needless to say I booked one of my lovely assistants: Charlene to help. We always work hard to stick to our timeline but add a little "buffer time" just incase of anything out of our control. Lucky we did on this day as the fire alarm went off 1 hour after we started. Thankfully it was short lived and we carried on swiftly :)

So here you go, some pictures from the lovely day captured by Ashley Gardner at Harbourside Studios. 

Thank you so much for choosing me as your hair and makeup artist :)

Steph xx

Emily and Matthew - 9th July 2016

I'm so excited to write a little blog about Emily and Matthew's wedding. 

Wedding Location: Bluebell Railway Horsted Keynes
Very Talented Photographer (and really nice guy): Steve Shipman photography

Emily contacted me through my website back in November last year to see if I would be available to help with hair and makeup for her wedding at which would be held at the Bluebell Railway in Horsted Keynes in July this year. Having not worked on a wedding at a railway before I was so excited to confirm I was free and would LOVE to help!

As Emily lived quite far from her wedding location, I organised for her trial to be at a hotel in Surrey. At the trial Emily informed me her wedding was going to be a 50's / 60's theme. To compliment it, she would love natural makeup with a black liner and either a vintage french pleat or vintage ponytail. I was so excited to experiment with the look. 

On the Wedding Day itself there were quite a few ladies who needed to be hair and makeup ready by 11:00am. I therefore booked Tamlyn (one of my amazing assistants) to come with me and help get the lovely bridesmaids hair and makeup ready.

So here you go, some of the amazing pictures of the day by the lovely Steve Shipman:

Thank you so much for choosing me as your artist :) 

Stephanie xx