Hotel Endsleigh – Devon Wedding Hair and Makeup

When my friends get married I usually offer to do their hair and makeup for their wedding gift. We’ll get together a few months before the wedding and do a trial just like I would for any other client. On the day it’s a little different – usually I’ve made a lot more effort with my own hair and makeup for a start! I’ll have my team there doing the bridesmaids or other wedding guests so I can focus on the bride and have fun/be a bridesmaid/special guest!

My friend Lydia’s wedding was no different, although with a 4PM ceremony we had a lovely leisurely morning to get ready! I’ve known Lydia for years, I remember her first date with her now husband Max so it was so special to play a part in their special day. They chose to get married it Devon at Hotel Endsleigh where they got engaged.

For hair and makeup we did the same makeup look as we had practiced years ago in our first house together in London. I think it was a friends birthday when I did Lydia’s makeup for the first time – she said then “this is what I want for my wedding okay, remember this!”  For her hair we went for a classic half up half down but with plenty out at the front to flick with.

Their stunning pictures are by Luna Wedding Photography

London Christmas Wedding Hair and Makeup

December wedding hair and makeup, London.

Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green

In early December Tori was in East London for the start of the Christmas wedding season.  We love winter weddings, particularly on bright, crisp mornings.  December is usually a very busy month full of sparkle and embellishment and Candice’s dress certainly didn’t disappoint.  For her hair we went for a classic simple bun with modern twist in plenty of texture and curls at the from the frame her face.  For makeup we went for a glowy look with a silver soft smokey eye. In the winter light you can always go a bit heavier with makeup and with an embellished dress like Candice’s it definitely requires a slightly more “glam” makeup look!

A little note from Candice “I have been meaning to message you since the wedding to say a massive THANK YOU for doing my and the girls make up!!

Absolutely loved how make up and hair turned out!! So thank you!!”

These pictures were taken by the wonderful Madalena 

Spring wedding hair and makeup at Hedsor House

Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire Wedding Hair & Makeup

On Saturday Tori was at Hedsor House for her first wedding of the year! While for other members of the team the 2019 wedding season started slowly as early as February this was Tori and Pro Team artist Danielle’s first wedding of the year.  For Danielle it was also her long awaited first trip to Hedsor House! An iconic venue she’s been itching to work at for years so we just had to have Danielle assist Tori – Danielle’s already got another two wedding bookings there this year!

Soph went for a natural makeup look with a statement red lip which suited her perfectly – for her eyes we had nude eyeshadows a soft black flick and a few false lashes to give her a real flutter.  Her hair was a tousled wave and half up half down which suited her dress perfectly.  We cannot get enough of these pictures, such a stunningly beautiful classic bride.  That bridal suite at Hedsor was the perfect backdrop!

Soph and Tobei’s photographer was the amazing Rebecca Carpenter Photography  who had the first previews of their incredible day ready to share by Sunday morning!


London Elopement at The Ned

Last summer I was at The Ned in London with Alexandra of The Bijou Bride for an intimate London elopement. I was on hand for Jessica’s hair and makeup. Jessica and her fiancé had flown in from the west coast, USA so we hadn’t had a chance to do a pre-wedding trial. Instead we’d had a FaceTime chat and shared Pinterest boards with each other. On the day everything came together magically.



The elegant but messy and big hair style Jessica picked suited her classic dress and alternative style perfectly.  Her makeup was natural but smokey and had red lips which picked out the deep reds in her bouquet perfectly.


Photography by Nataly J 

Four Seasons, Hampshire Wedding Hair & Makeup

Four Seasons Hampshire Bridal Hair & Makeup

Throwing it back to summer 2018 today on the blog, oh the memories of that sweltering heatwave! For this adorable couple we had the pleasure of working with last year their wedding day was no exception it was seriously hot!

We met Tracey and Louise when Caroline Sian Weddings contacted us to see if we could look after their hair and makeup needs for their wedding day.  We had Tori look after Tracey at The Four Seasons in Hampshire and Olta met Louise at Northbrook Park (where the wedding took place) to do hair and makeup there!

As we gazed out of the window at The Four Seasons the usually beautifully manicured green lawns were parched and brown, as was most of the UK! The sun shone in through the window, it was another perfect summers day and while we were probably a degree or two too warm absolutely no one dared complain.  I loved 2018… almost all of my weddings were dry, beautiful days!

Tracey gave us this amazing feedback:

“Tori is a fantastic hair and make-up professional who was a hugely calming influence on my wedding day! She was super friendly and chatty during both my trial and on the day, helping to ease my stress. She reworked my hair several times during the trial until I was fully happy. I loved the way she did my make-up; she listened to how I liked to wear my make -up and then made me up better than I ever could! I highly recommend her – she’s easy going and funny, punctual and excellent at her job.”

Making me blush Tracey! Thank you so much, I absolutely loved spending the morning with you and your family. You were a total delight to work with!

Tracey also wore a stunning hair piece by Victoria Millésime which she picked out during her trial at The Boutique & Co. 

Their photographs were taken by the wonderful Kristida