If you're on this page - yay! I'm guessing you might be in the middle of pulling your dream wedding together, and I hope you're enjoying the process whatever stage you are at. I consider myself a bridal makeup specialist; it is what I love doing, it's what most of my time is spent doing, and I think my style complements what my brides are looking for perfectly; beautiful, enhancing, natural-looking makeup that makes you look like a first-rate version of yourself. My philosophy is that your partner and guests should see you on your wedding day and say 'you look incredible,' not 'your makeup looks nice' - a subtle but important difference! Below is some information regarding how I approach bridal makeup, but every wedding is different so please contact me for further information.
A trial is a run-through of your wedding makeup, and they provide a chance for us to meet to discuss what you like and don't like and how you'd like to look and feel on the day, try a few things out and to design a completely customised look that makes you feel your very best. I always recommend a makeup trial to my brides, they can take place anytime before the wedding, though I recommend 6-8 weeks before so it will be fresh in your mind.
A trial usually lasts 2 hours so I can really get to know you and ensure you leave feeling confident and beautiful. During that time we'll discuss your current skincare routine and habits, along with a comprehensive consultation where we'll talk all about your wedding themes and colours, your makeup preferences and ensure that your makeup 'works' with all the other elements of your wedding. That then means when the day comes, you know exactly how you will look, and know that the makeup lasts and lasts. Trials usually take place at my beautiful home studio in Glasgow, where you are free to bring a friend and enjoy a cheeky glass of prosecco - or a latte if you're driving!
I recommend wearing whatever colour you are going to be wearing on your wedding, as well as bringing pictures of your dress, hairstyle, bridesmaid's dresses - anything that will help me see and understand your style. Pinning inspirational images from Pinterest and Instagram and sending them on before your trial or bringing them with you is always a great place to start; to see what bridal images I've been loving recently, have a look at my Pinterest board.
On the day
On the morning of your wedding, I will come to wherever you and your bridal party will be getting ready, or if you prefer you can come to my home studio. It is my number one priority to ensure you have a fabulous, relaxed, happy and calm experience while getting ready for your big day - I often remind my brides that the wedding morning is as much a part of your wedding day as the rest of it!
I like to stay beyond simply doing the makeup, helping my brides and bridesmaids into their dresses, ensuring the flowers are dry and sitting perfectly and most importantly, ensuring the champagne glasses stay topped up! Bear in mind that your makeup artist and hair stylist are the suppliers you actually have the most face time with on your wedding day, so having a great rapport and relationship is key, and I am often told that I have enhanced my bride's wedding mornings, which is the loveliest compliment I can think of.
In terms of pricing for weddings, to get an accurate quotation it is best to contact me, as pricing varies depending on your location, the number in your party and when you are getting married. Trials are currently £55 for 2017-18, please contact me with your wedding date and I will send on a tailored quote.
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