Your Special Day
Everyone dreams of being like a princess on their wedding day, and makeup is a huge part of your appearance. A bride’s makeup should be comfortable, personal and give you a little extra confidence on your big day. As well as this, it should photograph well and last you the whole day. I can work with you and your personal style to create a classy and elegant look, without the feeling of wearing a mask. Makeup rehearsals are a fun few hours of playing with makeup until we find the right look for you. The look you wear on the day will be something we have created together which makes you feel confident, classy and beautiful.
£70 Per Person
A makeup rehearsal is something I would advise for all of my brides. Makeup rehearsals take roughly 1.5-2hrs and include the choice of traditional or airbrush foundation. I usually advise a rehearsal 1-3 months prior to your wedding, this gives us a more accurate representation of your skin tone and condition. A full face of makeup is included, however, I do offer the chance to try a half and half look if you are undecided between the airbrush or traditional foundation. It is advised when attending your makeup rehearsal that you bring with you pictures of your dresses, hair plans, colour theme and any ideas of makeup you are considering. As well as this, I recommend day time for natural, realistic lighting and also for you to wear a light coloured top, white being the ideal colour as this will allow you to see your makeup in natural lighting with a colour similar to what you will be wearing on the day. At the end of the makeup rehearsal, I will note down the products we have used and take pictures which will allow me to re-create your chosen look on the day. Makeup rehearsals take place at my makeup studio in Lordswood. I can travel to you, however, this will incur a £20 call out fee, plus travel expenses of 40p per mile from my studio location.
On the day, I will travel to your chosen location. During your makeup rehearsal we will agree a timing plan which will include the time I will arrive and the rough timings each person will take to have their makeup done. I always allow plenty of time for my arrival and set up as well as extra time per face as wedding mornings can be busy. I like the morning to be as relaxed as possible for everybody involved, therefore, I will send you a text the morning of your wedding to give you the peace of mind of knowing I am on my way to you, with my estimated arrival time so you can ensure you are ready for me. I always recommend a room with as much natural daylight as possible and a space near a window. (I do have specific makeup lighting if required.) I aim to have everybody ready at least 1 hour before you are due to leave, which allows enough time for you and your bridal party to get into your dresses, have a glass of prosecco and your pre-wedding photos. I will apply final touch ups before I leave and the makeup I use, with the skin care preparation beforehand, will last you all day. I do recommend you purchase and keep the lip colour and a blotting powder with you for touch-ups throughout the day.
I will travel 10 miles round trip free of charge. Anything after this will be charged at 40p per mile. Parking and toll charges will also need to be covered. I am also available for destination weddings. Please contact me for further information on travel charges.
£60 Per Person
Your bridal party will play a huge part on your wedding day in helping you in every way possible! Maid of Honour, Bridesmaids, Mothers of bride or groom will usually have their makeup done too. I give you the choice of deciding their look or allowing them to choose their own. We can discuss ideas for your bridal party at your makeup rehearsal. Bridal party member are welcome to have a makeup rehearsal too, if they would prefer to go without, I ask they bring ideas of the type of makeup they like so that I can incorporate that with the brief we discuss at your makeup rehearsal. I usually allow 45 minutes to 1hr per bridesmaid.
Under 12's Free
Little ladies love to feel a part of the big wedding day as well, and when they see the bride and bridesmaids having their makeup done, they want to join in too! I offer under 12's a little service free of charge which includes 1 shimmery eye shadow colour on their eyes, a little bit of lip gloss and some sparkles dusted lightly over them. A little something that they love and makes them feel included too!
Are you getting married abroad, or would you prefer to do your own makeup on your wedding day? I offer bridal makeup lessons where we decide on a look that you love and I teach you to re-create it on yourself. I will do one side while you do the other side as we take it step by step. I recommend you bring a notepad to take notes and your phone to take pictures throughout of each step.