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My beautiful, amazingly nerdy, writer, Jo. Jo and I Skype called last year after a recommendation from her amazing wedding planner Yana of Peach Perfect Weddings. We instantly hit it off, discussing respective cultures and traditions, literature and weather- she lives in Texas!     We gave Jo a trial a month or so before the wedding, fitting in tastings …

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Gem got in touch with me via previous weddings I had done on Rock My Wedding. We discussed her awesome plans over fizz in Hammersmith. She talked about getting married in the town of Brading where she grew up and why the church and whole day would mean a lot to her family history.     Gem wanted to treat …

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Dearest Kylie, How are you, doll?! Thank you so very much, I’d love to come and see you for a catch up and also for a skincare consult. Much love, Hannah xxxx   Where do I start with Hannah?! What an absolutely beautiful soul. From the moment Hannah emailed me, I knew I absolutely couldn’t wait to meet her and be involved with her …

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Rachel got in touch with me via a recommendation from her wonderful photographer Kat Hill. We chatted over Skype about her gorgeous Halfpenny wedding dress which was being handmade in London and the idea of tousled waves and GLITTER. This was music to my ears.     There’s always room for little ones! I calmed down Rachel’s nieces fly aways …

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    Photography: Catherine Gratwicke Make Up and Facial Male Grooming: Kylie McMichael using Bobbi Brown Make Up and Grooming Assistant: Raine Telles Photographic Assistant: James Deacon Creative Director: Elizabeth Edwards at Conde Nast Lifestyle and Fashion Stylist: Lucinda Turner at Conde Nast Lifestyle Assistant: Jessie Roseblade at Conde Nast Hair Styling: Imran Chowdray   Photographed on location at Hotel …

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My beautiful South American soul, Dani. Dani got in contact with me via a lovely recommendation from Cecilia Di Vita at Heart Aflutter Bridal which is where she got her gorgeous dress from! We met over beers at The Archduke in Waterloo to discuss what she wanted from me for her day. Like most of my clients, Dani never wore …

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Rosie was my youngest Bride ever! And my tallest- not relevant unless you’re 5ft 2 like myself 😉 ! This statuesque beauty got in touch as she wanted something very ethereal and very different for her wedding at the incredible Babington House to compliment her bespoke gown by Anita Massarella. We bonded over coffee, literature and a love of old …


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Francesca found me through her Sister in Law, Sophie. She had an artist in mind for her day but needed some help with her wonderful Mother in Law and Bridesmaids make up.   Francesca is a lady that knew exactly what she wanted the girls to look like so I implemented her vision of a shimmery pale lid with mauve liner …


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Abigail got in touch looking for a Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist that wasn’t too stuffy but that was going to help transform her usual day look into something completely glam to match her Jenny Packham dress and headpiece.   After a trial run of a red lip and loose set marcel waves to emphasis her gorgeous curls, Abigail …


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Katie and I met on a very hot and sweaty day in a very hot and sweaty pub in St Paul’s over some very cold and much needed Pimm’s! She wanted something subtly glamorous. Waves, a beautiful nude lip and some lashes with a flick to compliment her lace dress.     Her sister wanted a super bohemian mermaid do, …


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    I cannot recommend Kylie enough to all the Brides to be! She did a wonderful job on my hair and make-up that looked flawless throughout the entire day (even during the unusually warm day!) Kylie made me feel at ease from the start, having flown in from the States just the night before, she sprayed on some rose …


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Katie got in touch with me as she wanted beachy, sexy waved hair and luminous skin. We met on a very hot sunny day in Covent Garden and discussed her wedding venues and our Mum’s similar career paths! Random but fabulous. I love being able to meet my Brides and relate to them on levels other than those associated on …


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Alison got married last year to her man, Nik. Both expats living in Singapore, lots of emails were exchanged about her look, her dress and general wedding gossip and chat! As a mother of newborn twin boys, Ali was looking forward to some yummy Mummy girly time, we gave her sexy tousled waves to frame her face and make the …


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Emily and I first met in Soho, at The Urban Tea Rooms- if you’ve never been, GO! Olive tapenade, proper canapés and fizz. We discussed our love of the french countryside, leather biker jackets with wedding dresses and all things juxta-glam.   Emily’s maids were also being treated to Hair and Make Up. A rocky smokey eye and braids for …


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Kellan and I bonded over fizz at our local in Hammersmith. We talked lots about weddings, both of ours impending. Kellan was sold on my love of turning fine, flat hair into voluminous beauties. I loved her venue choices and THAT DRESS! After briefly turning Kellan into Marie Antoinette we got to work on that sexy chignon. I also gave …


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  I am so lucky with my Brides, they’re all just so damn, COOL. Lisa’s a teacher based just outside of London and the look she as going for was very different to everyday life. 60’s glamour that included her everyday staple. Her specs. And boy, do I LOVE a lady in specs.     Because of Lisa’s specs, we …


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Judi came to me as she wanted a glamorous yet natural flutter of lashes and a peachy fresh complexion to go with her drop dead gorgeous Jenny Packham Aspen gown. I was also put in charge of beautifying Judi’s Sister and Mum.     All Make Up: Kylie McMichael Photography: Caro Hutchings Dress: Jenny Packham, Aspen  


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Like pretty much all of my Brides, Polly came to me because she didn’t want to look too ‘done’. Fitting in Polly’s trials between her living in Singapore and popping home to Kent for fittings was surprisingly convenient. After trying some slightly gothic and ethereal looks we headed in a completely different direction and chose something healthy and bronzed, making …


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Jade wanted a heavily Vintage inspired look, Marcel Waves and sexy red pout. I was also asked to work my magic on Desree ( Mother of The Bride), Celia ( Mother of The Handsome Groom) , Sooz and Clare ( Bridesmaids). All were a total joy to work on! You can never have too many lashes. For Jade’s look I …