Bumblebee Bridal Specialises in Bridal & Special Occasion Hair & Make-up in Essex & surrounding areas

My Name is Michelle Lacey and I am an award winning independent hair and makeup artist based in Braintree, Essex. I provide Hair and Makeup Artistry for your Wedding day, Prom or Special Occasion.

I cater for all skin types and tones and have expertise in working with even the most sensitive skin types. I can work to any theme my brides has planned for her wedding day, such as a Classic bridal look, a Boho Bridal look or maybe a Vintage hair and makeup look.

I will help my bride recreate the vision she has in her mind for her Wedding Day. I believe that every look is unique to each woman and I will work to create something for her that not only makes her look gorgeous but feel amazing too. Whether your look is a very natural look because you don't wear makeup day to day or a more colourful makeup look with beautiful big hair for an Indian wedding I have a bespoke service that caters for you.

About Me

I am an Essex girl at heart & a Hair and Make-up Artist by trade. I’m also a wife to an amazingly supportive husband and a mummy to a beautiful 2 year old little boy.

Having got married myself in 2011 & worked on 100's of Weddings , a bride can feel confident that she is in very good hands with me. As my reviews show, my brides feel that they have another friend in the room with them, I bring both Hair & make-up expertise but I’m also there to hold their hand, keep them calm and get them to the alter on time.

I LOVE weddings, every part of them and my brides can see and feel that passion when they meet me. I feel truly blessed to do what I do everyday and I’m thankful I get to be part of so many brides special days.

"Michelle, I can’t find true words to express how overwhelmed I was upon seeing how beautiful you made me for my wedding day. You made me feel like a princess throughout the whole time in getting prepared and I’m so thankful you were a part of the entire experience, precious moments I shall always treasure thank you again so very much. Love Kelle"

I have been a make-up artist now for over 7 years and in 2014 I intensively trained and added hair styling to my portfolio too. As well as my Bridal, Wedding and Prom work I have also worked in a number of professional Photographic studios in Essex offering hair and make-up for their clients who come in for their beauty shoots (you can see some of this work in my pictures). This means I am experienced in the make-up requirements of intense HD photography and I believe this is an important factor when choosing a Wedding Make-up artist.

I use a large selection of top brand products in my kit from air brush make-up to mineral based products that are designed for even the most sensitive of skin types in all shades and tones. The make-up I use allows you to have a look perfect for digital photography but still allows you to look yourself. This is because the make-up is thin but is put on in layers meaning it feels light on your skin but gives a perfect cover finish that lasts all day.

NEWS: Short listed for best Make-up Artist at both the Essex Wedding Awards and the Wedding Industry Awards 2015

Getting in Touch

I offer Make-up and hair for all special occasions, so if you are a bride or attending a wedding, prom, birthday, ball or have a special night out in mind I can help. Call or text me on 07702 187 007 or fill out the enquiry form on the contact page. You can also email me at bumblebeebridal@outlook.com or follow me on facebook.

Areas Covered

Bumblebee Bridal offers Wedding, Prom & Special occasion hair and make-up in: Chelmsford, Braintree, Gt Dunmow, Bishops Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Harlow, Epping, Witham, Colchester, Maldon, Rayleigh, Benfleet, Ingatestone, Kelvedon, Stansted, Stock, Billericay, Basildon, Wickford, Brentwood, Ongar, Shenfield, Southend, Leigh on sea, Upminster, Sudbury, Sibel Hedingham, Finchingfield, Thaxsted, Saffron Walden, Bury St Edmunds. If your Wedding venue falls outside of these areas please still get in touch as I may still be able to help.