"It was an absolutely wonderful experience having Emma do the hair and makeup for my wedding, from the first phone call right through to the moment she tucked me into the wedding car, did a final touch up and wished me good luck!
I rang her rather late in the planning process but she managed to slot me in and was a calm and relaxing influence throughout. Working with horses for a living, I have always been slightly nervous about dipping my toes into the beauty world - I have almost zero clue about makeup and the complexion of a 50 year old Mediterranean farmer, but Emma instantly put me at ease and made me feel like the most beautiful person in the world!
I had no idea what I wanted when I went for my trial session "I don't want to look like I don't have any makeup on and I don't want to look like a drag queen" were my only instructions. Emma took the time to look at my dress and ask me about my wedding and formulated a plan! I chilled out, played with her adorable dogs and drank lots of tea and just around the point I had forgotten I wasn't at a friends house having a catch up, I was completely blown away when she showed me the results of her efforts!
On to the big day and Emma came to my house with a gigantic array of makeup, brushes and styling things and set up studio in our dining room. With a large bridal party to prepare, she worked away with a friendly professionalism and sense of humour which again kept everyone relaxed and laughing all morning. I had so much fun being pampered and getting ready, and as something so new for me, it really was a magical experience being made to feel transformed like Cinderella into a princess! All my bridesmaids and my lovely mum looked truly stunning and again I was made to feel special.
Once I was dressed, Emma helped with finishing touches and styling with my veil and flowers for my hair, she stayed right until I left for the church and made sure that I was completely ready for that special moment I walked down the aisle and my family, friends and future husband turned to look at me in the most pampered, polished and beautiful state they have ever seen me.
I was so delighted with the way Emma made me look for that fantastic day, she gave me a classically elegant style which made me feel truly beautiful and special, such a wonderful feeling! Both the hair and makeup survived impressively throughout a day of sunshine, celebrations, dancing and champagne and looked just as fresh watching the sun come up with my closest friends and party survivors as when I first walked down the aisle!
Emma is such a friendly and professional person and has that skill of putting you instantly at ease, it was easy to believe that she was an old friend and not someone I had only met twice! She is highly skilled in what she does and has a real passion for it which is infectious! I couldn't recommend her highly enough, Emma - thank you so much, I will always be so grateful for the experience and memories you gave me!