What is your most memorable wedding?
I was booked to be part of a wedding for the beautiful bride who was eloping with her husband to be and it was only myself and the hairdresser who were present to help them get ready for their big day. It was such an honour to be part of the most important day with them as no family or friends were present and I assisted my bride into her dress so I was on hand to help her to get ready outwith her makeup application. Such a beautiful couple married in the perfect venue on such a stunning day.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Elegant, bespoke, flawless, glowing and classic
What about your business are you most proud of?
That I have been booked by the loveliest of brides and bridal parties to provide makeup for them on one of the most special days. I have many five star reviews on my Facebook page from previous happy bridal parties. I am proud that my business is going from strength to strength all due to the fantastic clients that I have who book me to provide makeup for them.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
To not leave booking your makeup artist too late as they may not have availability for your chosen date and to ensure that there is still enough time to organise a trial prior to the wedding day.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I have seen so many personal touches at a wedding but I love it when I am applying wedding makeup and the bride gives gifts to her bridal party and her mum to give them a momento of being part of her day and that they are very important to her which always gets the tears flowing including me at times!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I generally will deal with the bride directly and don't tend to find that many grooms are involved with the process of booking my makeup services however, I am more than happy to provide any information that is requested to bride, groom as well as any member of the bridal party. I will generally receive an enquiry either by Facebook message, Bridebook or by e-mail and I will ensure that I respond in a prompt manner (48 hours where possible) and provide all pricing information as well as discussing your requirements for your makeup application as well as the other members of the bridal party. I will also discuss the finer details of the booking process including payment of the booking fee, issuing of a contract and organising a bridal makeup trial.
What do you love most about your job?
I love to meet all my brides and bridal parties and can use the luxury makeup brands that I have in my professional kit to enhance a persons natural beauty. Make up should not be a mask and should be used correctly to enhance a persons best features while still ensuring that you all feel like the most flawless version of yourselves and comfortable throughout the whole day.
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
My number one beauty tip for you as the bride as well as any members of the bridal party would be to focus on your skin care routine on the run up to the wedding. Using the correct skincare, regular facials and exfoliation will ensure that your skin is in optimum condition which will add to the flawless application of makeup on the your wedding day.
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
I like to discuss prior to my arrival the time that I will be there to set up my kit and when I need to start applying the first makeup application so that we can all feel relaxed. I leave at least an hour per person for makeup application and I also to finish all makeup applications at least an hour before you and your bridal party need to be getting into your dresses so that no part of the makeup applications feel rushed. It also gives you all an hour to relax and enjoy what is such a special day before needing to leave for the church or wedding venue.
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
I would say that you may wish to have a small powder compact or blotting papers for any small touch ups that may be required throughout the day and also the lip products that are used at the trial so that you can touch up throughout the day or evening after eating or drinking.