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

Saskia and Carl - Wedding 14th May 2016

I met the lovely Saskia at her trial on the 20th March. We soon discovered we had lots of things in common. Our love for Shabby Chic Furniture and afternoon tea with delicious cakes :)

During her consultation, Saskia asked to try soft brown smokey eyes focusing around the lash line, slightly dewy skin and a nude lip. For Hair Saskia wanted to try a half up half down style then a high bun as an alternative in which we could place some natural flowers. With this info, I started experimenting. We created a style in which we thought would beautifully compliment her dress and theme for the day.

On the day itself, I arrived at 9:15am to set up at The Horse Guards Inn, Tillington, Petworth. Its a beautiful gastro pub with B & B cottage rooms attached. The Church where Saskia and Carl were to be married was a stone throw away just on the other side of the road. The Road itself looked like a perfect picture postcard. 

I started by doing Karla's hair and makeup (Saskia's beautiful daughter), followed by Saskia's Hair and makeup.

Here are the results, Photos taken by the lovely http://www.millieandbelle.com

Saskia Makeup
Saskia Makeup Closeup
Sakia Checking Makeup

To Read Saskia's review along with others click on the Freeindex Reviews at the bottom of this page :)

Steph xx

Laura and Callum - Wedding 13th February 2016

I absolutely loved meeting Laura (and Callum - as he left their beautiful flat in Kingston as most Grooms to be do when the hair and makeup trial is about to start).

At Laura's trial on the 23rd January we discussed different looks and went through the pictures of hair and makeup she liked which she had sent me a few days before.

Laura being a PE teacher didn't wear a lot of makeup day to day (Apart from the 3 months when she was in the x factor live shows Choir - that is another story!) Laura also enjoyed wearing her hair down when not at work.

Laura was looking for a "Pretty Makeup" look, not too heavy possibly using gold / bronze colours and a few individual lashes. We started very natural and built the look up from there. We then experimented with different down hair styles, incorporating Laura's stunning accessory.

On the day itself, Laura and Callum got married at the beautiful Nonsuch Mansion, Cheam, Surrey (One of my favourite venues and an absolute dream bridal suite with natural light flowing in from the enormous windows).

Here are a few pictures of the end result:

Not only did Laura very kindly send me some her beautiful pictures she also left me this amazing review... Thank you so Much Laura xxx

"I only have great things to say about Stephanie! She did hair and makeup for my mum, sister and I on the big day and I am SO pleased she was involved in my wedding. She was friendly, calm and all round brilliant from the initial trial right up until the moment I walked down the aisle. Her timings and attention to detail were impeccable. I cannot say enough positive things about her!"

To read Laura's and some of my other reviews please follow this link!