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 

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!