I hadn’t met Emily prior to her booking me, when being booked to do a brides wedding make up it’s an honour in itself and getting to meet such lovely people, well what a perk!
I actually met Emily’s mum first for her make up trial and it became apparent to me even prior to meeting Emily what a lovely bunch I was going to embark on this wedding make up journey with. Sue (Emily’s Mum) was particularly pleased with the fact I had given her eyebrows. The unfortunate fashion of pluck them all out and never grew back was sadly the case with Sue, but she was over the moon with her new found natural brows and trial to boot.
Emily has had an amazing career singing all over the world so she was used to make up and certainly a false lash after treading the boards nightly. Even with no make up she looked great, although she would never agree. Her trial was fab, we spoke at length about all things wedding so I incorporated the right shades and products for her and she sent me a lovely message to say her first selfie with no filter after having it done! The bonus of good make up.
So the big day arrived a crisp, cold sunny morning in February, thank you for no rain! Emily was Mrs Chilled, she got ready at home with her beautiful daughter and three bridesmaids. The flower girls arrived a little later and their behaviour was amazing, I mean a wedding morning is exciting for grown ups, let alone little ones, its excitement on another level. The flower girls were dying to have pink eyeshadow on and red lips as requested by them but under instruction from the bride this was a no go! So Emily played make up artist with them so no lipgloss ended up were it shouldn’t and no pink eyeshadow insight.
The whole bridal prep went amazing, its was a super relaxed, stress free wedding morning. Everybody enjoying the getting ready process, my dear friend Marie Padley and a hair genius working her magic on everyones hair, then to arrive shortly afterwards also my good friends Merika and James Green who photographed the wedding, its such a great feeling when you go to work and you’re surrounded by amazing suppliers and good friends, it makes the whole morning run smooth. The beautiful wedding flowers supplied by Sarah Wyatt of Treasured Bouquets was the icing on the cake as Sarah did my wedding flowers so its always so nice to see her on a wedding morning.
So the last coating of lipstick and the final dust of powder and its now action stations in everyone getting dressed, its always a little frantic at this stage but it wouldn’t be right if it wasn’t, its less than an hour until Emily says “I do”, eek, nerves are kicking in. I stepped into getting Emily into her dress as there was a little hiccup with forgetting the hoop but I’ve experience in dressing brides so this was easily sorted, Emily kept her cool the whole time. Then the “wow” moment you see the the bride in all her glory, the finished product, I will never get bored of that feeling, she looks and feels amazing, priceless! Dad’s reaction is always a tear jerker for me at times on seeing his daughter ready, so proud. The final checks are done and the car is waiting, time to go, off to church Emily went then onto the Brackenborough. It certainly would of been one of them “knock em dead moments” when Emily walked in, completely stunning.
Congratulations Emily and Oliver, I wish you all the happiness in the world.
Beautiful wedding morning and beautiful people. Happy days.
Photographs taken at Emily’s home are by myself.
Photography – James Green Studio
Hair – Marie Padley
MUA – Kate Atkinson
Flowers – Treasured Bouquets
Venue – The Brackenborough