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Kate

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Kate and I shared stories about our similarly crazy upbringings and speaking without a filter over Pornstar Martinis in The Archduke.  I knew she was going to be an epic client due to her no faffing, brutal honesty and delightfully hilarious nature. A kind hearted, passionate Bride, wanting to look unashamedly epic for her wedding day in Hampstead.     …

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Gem

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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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Krishna

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Krishna and I have known each other since I was 11 and she was 12. We met through one of my oldest friends at school, so when she asked me to help her with her wedding make up I jumped at the chance via cocktails at Charlotte’s W5!     We discussed Krishna’s love of old school Indian wedding inspiration, …

Olivia

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Olivia and I met in Searcy’s St Pancras and discussed our love of nutrition, champagne and sparkly bridesmaid dresses! Olivia was keen to be ‘her’ but on a really darn good day and with an absolute stunner of a gown by Temperley London we set about creating her wedding day look!     Olivia wore an antique brooch that had been …

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Hannah

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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 …

Kate

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  Kylie was the calm, down-to-earth, fabulously talented professional you want and need on the morning of your wedding! Right from the start, she was fantastic – reassuring, encouraging and she really does her research…creating a mood board so that you just know everything is going to be wonderful. Not only that, she worked her magic on my Mum (who …

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English Ruins Bridal Style- The Wedding Sparrow

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  ” While we are completely in love with all things refined and with that minimalistic flair, we also fully appreciate the wilder side of things. Today’s beautiful feature boasts an abundance of natural textures, wildly composed florals, and super pretty texturized Karen Willis Holmes gowns. We’re fawning over the fine art pretty by Kylee Yee and Westwood Design so be sure to pin away for …

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Lucy

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    Hey lovely lady,I don’t really know where to start with all the thanks!! From start to finish you were professional, personable, bubbly, comforting and skilled. It takes a lot to make me feel beautiful, but you smashed it! You managed to nail the look I was after effortlessly, I felt elegant but with a 60s kick!! Everything I wanted, soo thanks, …

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Sophie

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  Kylie, Thanks for doing such an incredible job on my hair and make-up yesterday. I felt a million dollars: super confident, glam and vintage but also natural, daytime and very recognisably myself: not an easy thing to achieve!! Both hair & make-up stayed perfect all day and I couldn’t be happier with how it looked. Your presence in the morning …

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Connie

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Connie and I met in the city for a lovely cold prosecco and Pret leftovers! We spoke about all things wedding and talked about the epic continent hopping honeymoon Connie and her beau had planned. I loved that Connie talked very enthusiastically about having a bold matte red lip and false lashes- my kinda Bride!     To echo the …

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Brides

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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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Louise

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Louise got married last Winter to her beau in East London. Pre wedding we met in town and chatted about her love for mixing a glamorous vintage look with modern elegance.     We experimented during her trial with a modern deconstructed marcel wave and a full on 1920’s headpiece. Louise decided that actually she didn’t want to go as …

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Rosie

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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 …

Abi

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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 …

Lucie

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Ahhhh Lucie. Ahh THAT DRESS 🙂 Lucie and I are super in love with everything French. We discussed food, fizz, Bardot, Tautou and Cotillard. Her wedding beauty inspiration was drawn heavily on their trés sophis and effortlessly sexy nature so after mood boarding we discussed and implemented her look. We started with skin- as always! Lucie had super dry and …

Mary

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This one has been a long time coming! Mary got married to her handsome man in Farringdon a couple of winters ago. They celebrated in style at Wilton’s Music Hall whilst she rocked a red lip and custom Jane Bourvis gown and her beau in the most fabulous burgundy velvet suit.   A flutter of lashes, red lip and edwardian style …

Clare

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Awww Clare! My Aussie delight! We had our meet up over icy cold Prosecco at The Riding House Cafe in London. It was a very sweaty day in London and we cooed over how cool it was in there! Clare talked me through the looks she wanted to try for the day for her and her sister. Neither wore a …

Lisa

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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 …

Tasha

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  Tasha and Anthony had the kind of wedding I wanted to completely change mine because of. They decided to get married on the anniversary of their first date. With just 14 guests attending. It also involved a sister in Australia attending via Skype and copious amounts of love, romance and spontaneity.     Tasha contacted me TWO DAYS before …

Kiri

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Kiri contacted me for a fuss free, girly but not too girly look for her wedding day to Matt. She had some preferences for her hair, she didn’t want it to be too styled but she also wanted it to subtly sweep over her ears in a Bardot sexy dishevelled way. She also wanted some fluttery lashes, subtle flicks and …

Catherine

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Catherine came to me because she wanted a completely flawless complexion for her Wedding Day. I pride myself on being able to give my clients the most radiant base for their make up so was totally thrilled to oblige! As well as a flutter of lashes and ‘just bitten’ red lip, she wanted to use her beautifully curly hair in …

Ally

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  My second wedding this year was again with one of my favourite Wedding Photographers, Laura McCluskey. Ally contacted me after Laura recommended me ( isn’t she a sweetie?) She already had someone fabulous to do her hair and wanted a Make Up Artist to complete the look.     I absolutely LOVE that so many of this year’s Brides …

Jade

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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 …

Katie

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This wedding has proved to be that GORGEOUS it’s been given the Rock My Wedding seal of approval. Doesn’t she look absolutely stunning? Katie came to me as she wanted something different on her wedding day. Originally Katie wanted to do her own hair but after discussing what kind of head piece she would be going for, this beautiful and …