Claire and Ollie's Wedding, 12 June 2016

Along my journey as a make-up artist I have met some very talented people. Stephanie Dorelli is one of them (http://stephaniedorelli.com). 

Steph has done so well for herself and is always busy with weddings in Surrey.  I work alongside her when she has big bridal parties and Claire's wedding was one of those days.

When I arrived I knew it was going to be a great morning. Claire and her bridesmaids were so sweet and calm, it was a wonderful atmosphere. Steph did such an amazing job on the bridesmaids' hair and I finished off their look with natural make-up.

I had just come back from a trip to the US, where I bought Kat von D's fabulous Shade and Light pallet. I got to test it out and I absolutely LOVE it. If you love natural tones you'll love this pallet.

Lucky for you she has just launched her rage in the UK at Debenhams. Take a look http://www.debenhams.com/beauty/kat-von-d.

Here are some pics from the day.

 

 

Rhian & Toby Wedding, 2 January 2016

Venue: Hartsfield Manor, Dorking

What better way to end the festive season than with a wedding? Hartsfield Manor's beautiful Christmas decor set the scene for Rhian & Toby's special day.

It was an honour to treat my friend Rhian and her mom to full hair and make-up but first up was bridesmaid, Rachel, who opted for an elegant curled bun. Then on to beautiful and delightful Katherine, aka mother-of-the-bride.

I went for soft shimmer on Rhian's eye in warm vanilla and a touch of copper to continue her colour scheme of creams and white. Her hair I pulled back into a "messy' bun with twists. 

As we do live in the UK it should not be surprising that it rained. I love rainy wedding photos, forces photographers to take beautiful intimate photis like this...

Wishing you a lifetime of happiness my firend.

Trial 6 February 2016

It was so nice to meet Rachel for her wedding hair and make-up trial. I can't share much but, I really enjoyed creating soft curls for her hair style, I just had to share a sneak peak.

She wanted something like this (half up) however preferred bigger, natural curls.

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Looking forward to the end result in May.

Nat & Jame's Wedding, 4 July 2015

My gorgeous sister-in-law got married last year and I was lucky enough to get my hands on her and her 4 beautiful bridesmaids. 

Maiden's Barn, Essex, set the scene for her rustic, relaxed and natural theme. Nat's single handedly made all of the stunning decorations, which showed off her style and creative eye.

On to the make-up and hair...

Joan, Zoe, Jo and Emma went for different up styles all with a touch of baby's breath. 

For Nat's we went with a peach shimmer with browns to create a soft smokey eye with an elegant flick liner.

Her hair was loosely pulled back and braided to one side, I loved doing this hair style. I think I've discovered a new passion, braids.

Sam's Wedding, 19 September 2015

Venue: Fleet, Surrey

The power of referrals....

I did Rachel's (Sam's bridesmaid) sister's wedding make-up in 2012 and she dug out my details, 3 years later, for her best friend's wedding.

Getting ready on Sam's day was really lovely. Her family were relaxed and friendly and you could feel the love in the house. I loved Sam's unique handmade bouquets!

Take a look at some pics.

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Jo's Wedding, 27 July 2015

Venue: Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth

Helped out Elloise last year at Hartsfield Manor in Betchworth with hair and make-up for 2 of Jo's bridesmaids.

Loved their wrap dresses, very clever.

Bride and bridesmaid with up-style by Elloise; Bridesmaid with short hair styles by myself

Nicky's Wedding, 6 June 2015

Venue: Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth

I love this venue. It's small enough to feel cosy but grand enough to feel special. 

Nicky wanted a very natural look to go with her gold theme and a simple upstyle. 

Simple but with a bit of bling...