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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

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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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Jo

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My beautiful, amazingly nerdy, writer, Jo contacted me about her black tie wedding as she loved my natural make up and hair style. 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!   …

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Hello! Magazine : X Factor stars Lucie Jones and Ethan Boroian marry

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  The X Factor star Lucie Jones has married fellow contender Ethan Boroian in a beautiful ceremony exclusively covered by Hello! magazine. Dressed in an ivory tulle gown by Charlotte Balbier, West End star Lucie and Ethan – who first met when they both auditioned for the show in 2009 – exchanged vows in South Wales, making it the first official X Factor wedding.   This wedding …

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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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Gem

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Gem got in touch with me via previous weddings I had done on Rock My Wedding. She loved natural hair and make up with boho hair and wanted that for her day. 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 …

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An Eclectic, Fine Art Jew-ish Wedding Shoot at Fulham Palace

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I always wanted this fine art inspirational wedding shoot to mean something, to be something special. It’s a 10-months-in-the-making-homage to every couple that has ever hired me, and every Jewish bride who wants something truly stunning and fine-art inspired to draw ideas from, for the most beautiful day of their lives.     I decided to hand pick a team of …

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 for her wedding hair and make up to be unfussy but elegant, most importantly to be ‘her’ but on a really darn good day! With an absolute stunner of a gown by Temperley London we set about creating …

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The Oyster Shed Wedding Fair

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  A few weeks ago via Natalie J Weddings I was invited to attend and exhibit at The Oyster Shed‘s very first wedding fair. Held at their bar/ restaurant on the river close to Monument and Cannon Street it promised to be a new and exciting evening where a small amount of wedding professionals could get together to show off their …

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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. …

Kate

Brides, Country, Vintage

  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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Lucy

Boho, Brides, Country, Vintage

    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, …

Helen

Brides, City

  Hi lovely, I just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you for Saturday. You did an absolutely amazing job with us all, and we had lots and lots of comments on how beautiful everyone was  You were such a welcome calming influence while we were getting ready – I had a brilliant time. I hope you had a good drive …

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Sophie

Brides, City, Vintage

  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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Rachel

Boho, Brides, Church

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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Bronzed Summer Skin Step by Step- Perfect for darker skins!

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Congratulations! You got a tan this year! This tutorial is all about how to make the most of the sun kissed glow you’ve gained this August and is particularly fabulous if you’re of a darker complexion, like our gorgeous model, Amy and or are planning a destination wedding. Massive shout outs to Lisa Jane Photography for the lush imagery and Irene Piera …

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Connie and Paul

Brides, Engagements

You may recognise Connie from my Brides page. Connie asked me to do a lovely hydrating and concealing base for their very early morning engagement shoot at The Barbican so she could feel confident in front of the camera. She also wanted to road test some professional eye liner and fresh lipstick. Zero hesitation on my part, how simple, low …

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Connie

Brides, City, Vintage

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

Brides, Church, City, Country, Vintage

    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

Brides, City, Vintage

Louise got married last Winter to her beau at The Town Hall Hotel in East London. Pre wedding we met in town and chatted about her love for mixing a glamorous vintage wedding make up look with modern elegance.     We experimented during her trial with a modern deconstructed marcel wave and a full on 1920’s headpiece. Louise decided …

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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 …

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Kirsty

Brides, City

Kirsty wanted super glowy, clear skin and delicate eye make up to go with her beautiful Charlie Brear gown. During her wedding hair and make up trial we had a play with Edwardian style half up half down, and a low Edwardian style bun. Kirsty decided she didn’t want that at all and we ended up completing the look with …

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Ballet Inspired Bridal Looks For Your Big Day- Rock My Wedding

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Ballet inspired bridal looks ALWAYS get team RMW excited, we love the soft colours, the tulle, the ribbon and the elegance and strength embodied by the dancers themselves. This shoot is even more striking because it embraces the black swan too, using smouldering make up looks from Kylie McMichael and the prettiest dresses in inky shades from Shanna Melville and Olwen Bourke. The story of …

Francesca

Brides, Church, Country

Francesca the Bride found me through her wonderful 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 …

Vanessa

Boho, Brides, Country

Vanessa and I met over lots of prosecco in winter of last year, our initial meeting covered our almost the same honeymoon plans, shared teen party haunts and lasted just over 4 hours! Vanessa combined a make up lesson for her and her gorgeous Mumma Priscilla with a hair and make up trial for them both.     Vanessa’s look …

Abi

Brides, Church, City, Vintage

  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 …

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 …

Katie

Boho, Brides, Church, City

  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 for her wedding hair and make up. Waves, a beautiful nude lip and some lashes with a flick to compliment her lace dress.     …

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 …