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Romance at the Reid Rooms

Posted on November 10th, 2017

Earlier this month I had the privilege of being part of Joanna’s special day providing Hair and makeup Artistry at the stunning Reid Rooms in Margaret Roding Essex –

This venue is very special to me as I did my 1st wedding makeup there 8 years ago this December.

Joanna chose a classic look for her wedding day with a gorgeously traditional updo which we teamed with a hairpiece designed and hand made by PS With Love more info on how we built the hair piece around her chosen style can be found here: 

Have a look at the gorgeous professional images taken by Sophie here:

Designing a hairstyle around your hair piece

Posted on November 10th, 2017

Joanna’s Wedding hair trial

Joanna’s hair on her wedding day with bespoke Hairpiece

This summer I teamed up with the super talented PS with Love who builds beautiful jewellery and hair pieces to be able to offer my brides a bespoke hair jewellery option for their wedding day –

Now when brides come for their Wedding Hair and makeup trials I have a selection of beautiful hair jewellery to help them design hair styles with. I found Brides often don’t know where to start with their hair jewellery, do they buy something before their trial for example. But what if it doesn’t work with their finished style? Will it work with a veil?

Having jewellery at the point of trial to use to help them imagine what would suit their style has really helped my brides. It also helps them find something more unique to their wedding colours, dress design and hair style. The Hair pieces are incredibly light and do not alter the design I have created for the bride which some bulky heavy hair combs can do. What I love most is that PS with love will change the hairpiece into a piece of keepsake jewellery after the wedding day. LOVE!

I think you will agree these pieces have complimented these brides hair beautifully.


Bride magazine – feature

Posted on March 8th, 2017

eeeeeeeeeeee super excited to be featured on ‘bride’ magazines Website for their recent Essex Bridal Hair and makeup experts feature..

I was recently asked my professional opinion on Wedding Hair and Wedding Makeup trends for 2017.

This is what I said…


Our very own Wonder Woman – Photoshoot

Posted on March 8th, 2017

I am delighted to have partnered with the extremely talented Chanon DeValois photography. To create a series of Portrait Photo’s for our ‘Warrior Women Series’.

There are few creatures in the world stronger than the mighty woman. We have so much to contend with on a daily basis, but some have had it harder than others.

Meeting up with my photographer friend Chanon for lunch recently, we were sharing various stories and realised that we both had something in common. We were both bullied at school, leading to insecurities within ourselves. Something many can associate with I’m sure but what we realised is that this experience, of us feeling bad about ourselves in our younger years, had led to both of us having a passion for helping others feel good about themselves.

Through this the idea for our “warrior women series” was born. Helping woman realise that we are all uniquely beautiful and we should embrace our inner ‘warrior’. With the 2017 release of Wonder Woman we were excited to put together a series of photos of women of wonder who inspired us and we hope will help inspire others.

For our first shoot, we photographed two women – Sue, 42, who has cystic fibrosis and is a real life super woman, and Lacey, who last year undertook an incredible journey to become a new woman as she prepared to get married.

Here is Sue’s amazing Story……

A Wonder Woman for International Woman’s Day

A Lovely Thank You from Jo’s Wedding

Posted on January 28th, 2016

What a lovely Thank you email I just received from Jo. Who Married at the gorgeously grand Hengrave Hall near Bury st Edmunds on the 11th of september 2015. We did hair and makeup for the entire bridal party, Jo her 5 maids and her mum. It was a super fun morning and I had the help of the lovely Michelle Smith to help with the bridesmaids hair whilst I was doing hair and makeup for Jo. Not only has Jo sent such a lovely thank you she also shared these beautiful images by Justin Bailey of her getting ready from her wedding day. I think this captures the fun of the wedding morning beautifully. I hope you like them …

Hi Michelle,

I hope you are well. I just wanted to let you know how amazing you and Michelle were on my wedding day. My hair and make up looked absolutely stunning and I had so many compliments on it all day. It made such a difference to my confidence and I felt so gorgeous thanks to you.

My bridesmaids and mum all looked beautiful and we had such amazing fun with you both on the day. I cant believe how much you both accomplished in such a short time. You must have been exhausted!!

Finally thanks for all the extra help you both gave me in getting into my dress! I don’t know how we would have managed without you both. You were both brilliant at keeping me calm despite me getting very stressed towards the end. lol.

I have attached a few pictures from the day. Please feel free to add them to your website or facebook page.

All the best and many thanks again