2 Weddings and a Ball to End the Year!
December 31 2017
The last two weddings of the year - first of all Janine and Kef's Wedding in Harpole on 30th. I had the bride, 2 bridesmaids and 2 flower girls to do hair for - we finished in plenty of time which was a nice surprise. That evening I went over to Northampton to get Amy ready for a masquerade ball - so fun doing something glam!
On New Years Eve I headed over to Welford for Kelly's wedding. We had quite a few to get through so luckily Marie was able to come and assist, once again it was a lovely relaxed morning with plenty of time to spare.
Annie's Wedding @ Dodmoor House and Eve's Wedding @ Fawsley Hall
December 22 2017
The last two Fridays I have had weddings. On 15th I headed back over to Dodmoor House for Annie's winter wedding. I had her and 2 bridesmaids to get ready for her big day. We had a lovely morning and lots of laughs along the way :)
This morning I was working alongside Keira (doing make-up) to get Eve, her mum and little sister ready for her wedding which she planned in just 6 months! The venue looked gorgeous and it was such a relaxed atmosphere.
Lana and Andy's Wedding @ Crockwell Farm
December 9 2017
Today I drove (very slowly) over to Crockwell Farm to get Lana, her mum and sister in law ready for their winter wedding. I had a lovely morning doing hair for everyone.
Hair and Make-Up for Charlotte's Winter Ball and Hair Up for Naomi
December 7 2017
Charlotte had her school Winter Ball last night so I headed over to Spratton to do her hair and make-up. Loved the smokey gold look we did on her eyes, we went for a loose curled up do for the hair!
Then today I went over to see one of my assistants Naomi, she wanted an up do for her Christmas Party. She has sooo much hair to work with loved doing it!
Nadia and Becki's Wedding Trials
December 2 2017
Yesterday Nadia popped over today to try a few styles for her wedding next year. We decided to cover all angles and experiment with a few different looks - which one will she go for?!
This morning I went over to see Becki - we played around with her hair and decided we'll add some extensions on the day - but she still loved it! Can't wait for the big day next year!
Open Evening @ Dodmoor House
November 29 2017
Last night I headed to Dodmoor House for their Winter Open Evening. Brides had an opportunity to have a mini 30 minute trial with me for either hair or make-up - I met some lovely 2018/2019 brides :)
Steph & Mitch's Wedding @ Dodmoor House
November 17 2017
Today I went back to Dodmoor House to get Steph, her 3 bridesmaids and her Mum ready for her big day. We had a lovely morning with minimal stress and everyone looked gorgeous!
Vow Renewal Trial
November 06 2017
Yesterday I went over to see Elaine to practice hair and make-up for her vow renewal in January. We had a lovely afternoon (with a glass of wine) and also did a trial for her daughter Lauren too. Elaine has kindly invited me to the event too which I was so honoured to be asked!
Two Trials & a Wedding
October 29 2017
This weekend started with a trial for mother of the bride Mary in preparation for her daughter'swedding at Dodmoor House in a few weeks time - she went for a flicked style which will hold all day.
Saturday I headed over to Staverton Park Hotel to get Louise, her 2 bridesmaids and Mum ready for her wedding at Skylark Farm. The bridesmaids went for casual buns with flower clips handmade by Louise's Mum while Louise literally decided when she sat down despite us having a trial a few months back!
I then went over to Welford to meet Kelly and her sister Lisa to do a trial for her New Years Eve wedding. We decided on an up do for her and bridesmaids to have a twisted crown half up style.
Catherine & Rochien's Wedding - 2 Brides, 9 Bridesmaids & 2 Mums
October 22 2017
WOW, this wedding was my biggest YET! I had to get two assistants in (Jade and Naomi) to help get through everyone! I took charge of the hair while the girls did the make-up. It was stressful at times with a lot of tears but we EVENTUALLY made it and they all looked amazing!
Francesca's Wedding in Thrapston
October 14 2017
This morning I headed over to Thrapston to get Francesca and her bridal party ready. I was joined by my good friend Marie so we could get everyone done quicker, within 3 hours all 7 ladies were ready and looking gorgeous. I had a challenge with Fran's cousin Jana as her hair never stays curled, but had a report from her the next day it stayed curly until the next morning! YES!
October 4 2017
Hazel was a bridesmaid for one of my brides back in April - I was honoured when she asked me to do her hair for her big day. I popped over to Kettering on a quiet Wednesday morning, we had loads of laughs and kept her calm! We went for a half up half down curly do with a couple of twists!
Sarah and family over from Australia
September 30 2017
This morning I didn't have to travel far, which wasn't the same to say for Sarah and her family who had all come over from Australia for Sarah's cousin's wedding. Sarah's Dad learnt a huge amount about how much effort women put into getting ready as he was subjected to the whole experience! The wedding is at Dodmoor so lovely to be a part of another wedding there.
Wedding Fayre @ Hellidon Lakes
September 24 2017
I was honoured to be asked to have a stand at Hellidon Lakes Wedding Fayre today. Michealla did an amazing job getting everything ready for it, I worked alongside Naomi Nightingale from Killer Contourz to get the models looking glamourous for the catwalk showcasing the wedding dresses. Had a brilliant time, met some lovely 2018 brides and also made a friend in Naomi :)
Mother of the Groom Trial
September 23 2017
Karen contacted me to say she'd love to arrange for her Mum to have hair and make-up for her brother's wedding in July. Today I popped round to Carrie's house and we did a trial, she cried when I showed her the make-up in the mirror which was such a lovely reaction! Can't wait for the big day next year.
August 27 2017
Bank Holiday Sunday brought a lot of fun - had an early start as I went to a good friend's house to get her and two others glammed up for Leeds Festival. Was so much fun doing some more daring and fun styles than I'm used to with my bridal work. I then went onto see Natasha to do her hair and make-up for her sister in law's wedding.
Photoshoot for Purple Cat Photography
August 20 2017
Today I had the pleasure of being asked to do the make-up for a photoshoot in Northampton for Purple Cat Photography. The girls were so lovely and alongside Emma doing hair we made them into modern day fairy tail princesses. Can't WAIT to see the photos!
August 13 2017
Another busy day today as I headed to Daventry for Hayley's wedding trial. I did the bride, bridesmaid and mother of the bride both hair and makeup - 5 hours later on we we're done! Definitely one of the most daring looks any brides has had so far, really glamorous l and dramatic!
Helen and Mark's Wedding at Helidon Lakes
August 12 2017
SO lucky to be able to attend the whole day at Helen's wedding today, she wanted me around until after food for any required touch ups! Not many were actually needed (which is a good sign the make-up stays put!) but I met some lovely people and even got a mention in the speeches! The venue was gorgeous and it was one of my favourite bridal hairstyles I've done so far!
Joshua and Alex's Wedding at Rushton Hall
August 10 2017
WOW I have never seen such an amazing venue, Rushton Hall looked like Downton Abbey! Not only was the location breaktaking the wedding party were so lovely too. Alex and Joshua were both grooms so with no bride I got the Mothers and Jen (Josh's sister who was bridesmaid) ready. I had two very different styles to do for hair and one I was asked to do what I thought would look good! Luckily I got it right and everyone was happy!
Sheree and Jamie's Wedding Reception
August 5 2017
Last of all today I went to Barton Hall to do Sheree's hair and make-up for her wedding reception. She decided to go completely different to her wedding day on Thursday and went for a vintage 1950s vibe. We had a really lovely time and a great laugh - I left with some flowers and prosecco as gifts from Sheree and her mother in law, so nice meeting such amazing people.
Francesca's Hair & Make-Up Trial
August 5 2017
I headed over to Thrapson around lunchtime to meet Francesca and her family and friends. We tried a couple of styles as she wasn't sure exactly what she wanted. The make-up we nailed first time, she looked absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to do her wedding in October.
Sheree's Wedding Party/Reception
Michelle & David's Wedding
July 30 2017
Today I went to Plum Park just outside Towcester for a quiet afternoon getting Michelle and her daughter ready. Michelle has the most amazing hair I didn't need to add any padding. It was so relaxed and we made sure both of them were absolutely perfect.
Isobel & Ed's Wedding
July 29 2017
This morning I started off in Siverstone to get Isobel and a few of her bridesmaids ready for their casual themed wedding. It was a very relaxed morning and we had some amazing flowers to use in the bride's hair. Loved her make-up look it was so beautiful and classic.
Angela & Scott's Wedding
July 28 2017
This morning I was in Milton Keynes for 7am getting Angela and her bridal party ready. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of the make-up but got a few of the hair. There were a few stressful moments but we did have a good laugh too!
Annie's Trial for her Winter Wedding
July 28 2017
Last night I went to see Annie and her 2 bridesmaids in Little Houghton to do a trial for all 3 of them in preparation for Annie's wedding in December. She's getting married at Dodmoor House which is where I got married so extra excited for that wedding!
July 25 2017
Tonight Monique popped over for her hair and make-up trial. She arrived with a bottle of wine and we had a lovely evening getting everything exactly as she had imagined. Having never had her hair and make-up done by someone else before she was nervous and a bit apprehensive but luckily absolutely loved it!
Leanne & Si's Wedding
July 24 2017
Sunday wasn't quite as early but we started at 7am getting Leanne, Helen, Nicola, Jess and Sue ready. We had such a fun time and I think the photographer found some of our conversations a bit awkward to listen to! There were lots of happy tears as well as laughter, really enjoyable morning.
Clare & Johno's Wedding
July 24 2017
Saturday started at 6am at Whittlebury Hall getting Clare and the girls ready for her wedding to Johno. Not going to lie, it was a crazy one with 8 hair and 4 make-up to do in 4.5 hours! But everyone looked awesome and I even had the priviledge of getting Clare into her dress!
Catherine's 2nd Hair Trial
July 10 2017
Tonight I spent the evening with Catherine and Rochien - Catherine had already had a trial but changed her mind as to what she wanted so came over to try a few more ideas. We tried a half up half down style, then a curled up do, but eventually nailed with it a soft parted updo. These girls are so lovely, I can't wait to be part of their big day in October.
Cassie & Jack's Wedding
July 09, 2017
Yesterday I went over to Rugby to get Cassie and her bridal party ready for her big day. They were all absolutely gorgeous and I had some major hair envy with Molly's amazing hair! Congrats to Cassie and Jack!
Hair and Make-Up for a Prom
June 29, 2017
Yesterday I went to meet Kizzy and get her ready for her school prom. She doesn't usuallly wear a lot of make-up so we went for something simple with a winged liner and a few cluster lashes. Her hair was really unusual and something I'd never done before but we both loved it!
WOW, what a crazy weekend!
June 26, 2017
This weekend was a busy one; Saturday I did Becca's wedding, we had such a lovely morning doing all the girls' hair whilst listening to some 90s classics! From there I went straight to see Cassie in Rugby to do her hair and make-up trial. Sunday I had a trial for 5 people (both hair AND make-up) so I was at Helen's house most of the day. Exhausting but got to meet so many lovely people and create so many different styles and make-up looks.
Sheree's 4 hour trial!
June 23, 2017
Last night I went over to Desborough to meet Sheree and her mother in law Lucia. We had a long evening getting things exactly how Sheree had it in her mind but got there eventually and we were both really pleased with the outcome!
Trial for Louise's Wedding in October
June 13, 2017
Last night Louise and Laura came over to try a few ideas for the wedding in October. They were both quite undecided as to what they wanted so we talked through ideas and eventually found the perfect styles. Make-up they went for different looks and Louise totally rocked the plum lip colour!
Tess & Steve's Wedding in Bedford
June 12, 2017
This Sunday I went over to Bedford to do the hair for Tess and her wedding party. It was a very relaxed morning and I had a huge variation of styles to create. Can't WAIT to see the professional photos of Tess she looked like a film star!
Wedding Guest Hair & Make-Up
June 3, 2017
On this sunny Saturday I had the pleasure of doing Belinda, Sarah and Lucy's hair and make-up for a wedding. We even added a few cluster lashes to Sarah's lashes to give a bit of volume! Three generations of ladies!
8 Make-ups for Rachael's Wedding
June 2, 2017
Today I did make-up for Rachael and Alex's wedding- it was a busy morning with eight ladies to get ready but all went well and everyone looked gorgeous!
Keeley & Alex's Wedding : Make-Up for 9!
June 1, 2017
Today I had pleasure of doing the make-up for Keeley and Alex's wedding at the Granary at Fawsley. It was an early start with nine ladies to get ready but the organisation meant it all ran smoothly and on time. Even had time to help put one of the flower girls' hair up!
Time to do my own hair & make-up for once!
May 29, 2017
Yesterday I attended a wedding as a guest and had no one else to get ready but myself which was a welcome change! I spent ages on my hair and make-up it felt like a treat to myself!
Lisa and Karl's Big Day
May 01, 2017
On Friday I did the hair for Lisa and her two bridesmaids, we had such a fun morning with her lovely family and she also left a very sweet review, her and Karl make the most gorgeous couple!
Two Trials and a Wedding
Apr 24, 2017
Another busy weekend, starting off with Liz's wedding - I managed to get 3 bridesmaids, the sister of the bride, mother of the bride, 2 flower girls AND the bride's hair done all before 1pm! Such a fun morning and Liz has left the most amazing review which almost brought a tear to my eye!
Straight after this I did a trial with Becca, we nailed the hair style first time and she loved it. Then on Sunday I saw Rachel and her bridesmaid to have a trial for make-up, again we pretty much nailed this first time!
Crazy Busy Easter Weekend!
Apr 18, 2017
This weekend I had a really busy weekend with trials and weddings. First of all was Rachael and Lawrence's wedding at Crockwell Farm, I did hair for two bridesmaids and the bride, I even had to give one of the groomsmen a quick trim as he hadn't had time!
Sunday I did another couple of trials with some lovely girls. First we were perfecting Jo's hair for her wedding at the end of May. Then I went over to meet Catherine and Rochien who are getting married in October, both brides wanted to keep their hair and make-up a surprise, after 4 hours we had it sorted; unfortunately I can't share any photos in case I ruin the surprise! Jade from Blusher Brides will be assisting me on this one as we have two brides AND 8 bridesmaids!
Trial for August Wedding
Apr 13, 2017
Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Emma, her mother and mother in law for a triple trial for Emma's wedding in August. We spent time getting the bride's hair just right with curls, twists and plaits, then freestyled on the mother of the bride to give her a sleek up-do. We kept the make-up simple and natural, here's a few hair photos!
Make-Up for Hottest Weekend of the Year
Apr 10, 2017
This weekend I had a huge family party so no jobs but used it as an excuse to do a few different smokey eye make-up looks!
Trial for Easter Wedding
Mar 30, 2017
Yesterday I popped round to Rachel's for a quick hair trial ready for her big day in a couple of weeks. After trying a plaited up-do she decided that she wanted a half up half down style instead as it was more 'her' - she even used the style for an engagement shoot that day, can't wait to see the photos!
Trial, Ball Hair and Make-Up and Family Fun
Mar 27, 2017
Another busy weekend, Saturday I got three girls ready for their hen do by doing their wedding trial the same day! Then rushed over to the otherside of Northampton to do hair and make-up for a ball. Sunday was Mother's Day so I had some fun with my sister's crazy purple hair!
Weekend of Trials
Mar 13, 2017
Crazy weekend again doing trials for weddings, also managed to throw up my friend's hair for a night out too!
Mar 6, 2017
Had a bit of a crazy weekend, Friday night doing a wedding trial for hair and make-up then Sunday I assisted Jade from Blusher Brides againi doing the hair for the catwalk at the Silverlining's Wedding Fair in Northampton. We tried out some new styles and even added some flowers to the hair. Sad it's our last one this wedding season but we will certainly be doing more together, watch this space!
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Silverlinings Wedding Fair @ Towcester Racecourse
Feb 19, 2017
Today I assisted Jade from Blusher Brides doing the hair and make-up for the catwalk at the Silverlining's Wedding Fair in Towcester. The girls looked gorgeous and we chatted with lots of 2017 brides - I will be covering Jade over the summer as she is having a baby! We are working together more and more and becoming good friends!
Vic and Stu's Wedding Nov 2016
Feb 17, 2017
Finally got my hands on these amazing photos by Sarah Lafford @ Assassynation www.assassynation.co.uk
Loved doing these girls' make-up, I was a guest at the wedding so excuse by half done hair!