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Amanda

Brides, City

Amanda and I met for a coffee at the Royal Academy of Arts cafe to discuss her wedding hair and make up look. She didn’t want anything particularly Bridal. She wanted a no- make up make up romantic look with the option of adding a red lip to compliment her stunning unusual bridal jewellery.     Amanda’s family heritage of …

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How to prepare for your Wedding Hair and Make Up Trial

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Originally published on Babb Photo. Congratulations, you’ve found your wedding makeup artist and hair stylist! The hard bit has been accomplished! I’m here to guide you through the next bit, how to prepare for your wedding make up and hair trial in 5 steps.     Decide when you want it to be Most hair and make up artists will …

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Sophie

Brides, Church

Sophie wanted a wedding hair and make up look that was a little ‘Titania’ from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ but wanted to look modern and sophisticated at the same time to match her Charlie Brear gown. Being a pregnant Bride, she wanted to feel comfortable but not too Mumsy.     We played with some braids and a heavier smokey …

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Helen

Brides, Church, Country Leave a Comment

For those of you that know me, I mean really know me, know how beyond bloody lucky I consider myself to meet gorgeous, confident, sexy ass, exquisite both inside and out Brides. And how even luckier I am that they ask me to create flawless, cool, unfussy and beautiful hair and make up looks for their wedding day.     …

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Taryn

Brides, City, Vintage Leave a Comment

My gorgeous, vivacious Taryn booked me to do her wedding hair and make up through her amazing wedding planners Carmela Weddings. We Skyped and although initially booked a trial Taryn concluded that she was on such a tight schedule living in the Middle East she’d wing it on the day (!)     The control freak OCD- when- it- comes- …

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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 hair and make up 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 …

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Kat

Boho, Brides, City

Kat and I met on a VERY chilly January morning at Carluccios in the city. We talked about her past experiences with make up and hair styling- she wasn’t particularly enthralled with either of the previous given looks, and wanted a Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist that would help her reflect her personality, from both before and during motherhood. …

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Classic Sophisticated Blue Inspiration- Grey Likes Weddings

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    We’re so excited to be sharing this London-based styled shoot from JULIE MICHAELSEN PHOTOGRAPHY with you all today! Led by planners GLIMMER & THREADS, the team worked from a color + texture scheme of marble, matte gold, and navy blue with velvet accents. We’re totally taken with JAY ARCHER FLORAL DESIGN’s gorgeous overflowing flowers — they’re dark, romantic and graphic. The historic ICA provides the most elegant of …

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Dani

Boho, Brides, Church, City

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

Boho, Brides, Church, Country, Vintage

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, smokey eyes and a love …

Grace and Jason

Engagements

Grace contacted me after their engagement shoot photographer Marianne Chua recommended me. Which was rather lovely of her! We met in London to discuss what Grace needed from me. She wanted to keep her bob shiny, healthy and voluminous and we made the most of that gorgeous healthy complexion she has! We enhanced her eyes with some liner and false lashes keeping …

Leia and Torsten

Engagements

Leia and Torsten got in touch me via Marianne Chua after seeing this halloween inspired shoot by myself and Ellie Gillard. Leia loved the idea of a shoot to celebrate their engagement and Torsten thought it would be fun to incorporate one of their favourite TV shows, The Walking Dead into the mix!     Post flight over to the UK …

Francesca

Boho, Brides, City

Francesca and I met in Carnaby Street over Mexican street food after she emailed regarding a hair and make up trial. She wanted a smokey eye and boho twisted up do , helping her look even more gorgeous in her Jenny Packham gown. Her now husband, photographer Michael Gray Newington took the first two of these beautiful photos.     …

Haniah

Asian, Brides, City

Oh, Haniah. My gorgeous, gorgeous Haniah. Where do I start? Our meeting was the 5th floor of Harvey Nicks and a little hasty! I also had to wrap my head around 4 days of wedding shooting; two mixed faith ceremonies, one western party and one single faith get together ( not pictured for religious reasons but you can find the …

Maria

Brides, Church, City

    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 …

Heather

Boho, Brides, City

When your mutual wedding photographer calls you ‘a legend’ to her clients, it’s always a delight when they get in touch! Heather dropped me an email via our mutual photographer Laura of LM Weddings, wanting a modern, bronzed and edgy do for her day. We met in Covent Garden for fizz as she discussed what she and didn’t want. Previous times …

Katie

Brides, Church

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 …

Laura

Brides, City

  Laura and her beau got married during Gay Pride! It absolutely chucked it down but they managed to get outside for some glorious photos with the party goers. So much love! I was entrusted with natural enhancing make up for her and her beautiful Mumma.     Laura was after a peachy complexion to compliment her freckles. Something simple and …

Lucie

Boho, Brides, Country, Vintage

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 …

Mary

Boho, Brides, City, Vintage

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 …

Alison

Boho, Brides, Church, Country

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 …

Clare

Brides, City, Vintage

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 wedding hair and make up looks she wanted to try for the day for her and …

Emma

Boho, Brides, City

I absolutely LOVED this family. I generally love all ladies I get to work with and their loved ones, but these guys? They were special. When Emma first sent me her emails, I imagined a quintessential English Rose. What I got was the funkiest  Asian fusion chicka with a name that came from her Mother’s love of English literature. This …

I got married too!

Brides

  One of the reasons I haven’t been around lately is because I went and got married myself! Here is a little taster, courtesy of that Laura McCluskey, again 😉   “In the run up to the wedding, we got asked a lot if we had a ‘theme’. We didn’t in truth – we’re not very colour coordinated people, nor …

Tasha

Brides, City, Vintage

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 …

Joyce

Brides

Joyce first came to me as a lady very much in love with make up but very confused as to what to do with it. After a through lesson in contouring, flattering shapes and shades we set to work on her wedding day make up!   Joyce wanted quite a modern look. A bronzed smokey eye, coral pink lips and …

Claire

Brides

Claire married Saladin in August 2013. They were married at Marylebone Town Hall, drank and ate at The Union Club in Soho and stayed in the gorgeous Soho Hotel post reception.     Claire wanted a pretty, elegant and romantic look for the day. We teamed a peachy fresh eye and cheek with a super vibrant fuchsia lip and some …

Harriet

Boho, Brides, City

I do absolutely love a happy couple. And these images, courtesy of Laura McCluskey are absolutely so full of love and happiness. Harri married Joe last year. She requested a super simply low key autumnal make up look to let her dress and faux fur shrug do the talking.       We settled on a barely there smokey eye, …

Judi

Boho, Brides, Church

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   SaveSave SaveSave

Kiri

Boho, Brides, City, Vintage

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

Brides, City, Vintage

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

Brides, City, Vintage

  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 …

Serene and Gavin

Beach, Country, Engagements

Serene got in touch with me last year after a recommendation from the awesome and ever so pleasant photographer Albert Palmer. Serene and her Fiancé Gavin were flying into the UK from Singapore for their engagement shoot with Albert  and wanted a Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist.     They were staying at the beautiful and calming Daisybank Cottage …

Jean

Brides, City

My first wedding of the year was a pretty fabulous one. Jean dropped me an email asking if I could lend my services for her and her Bridal party so I packed up my kit and headed to her beautifully quirky and grown up abode in south east London for a trial. She wanted something classy, modern, elegant and fuss …

Polly

Brides, Church

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 …

Jade

Brides, Church, Vintage

  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.   …

Katie

Boho, Brides, City, Vintage

  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 bespoke Kat Swank number she decided to be pampered with that too!   We decided on a fresh vintage …