This is the most special occasion of your life, its your wedding day! I have had the honour of working with many brides across the Cotswolds and all over the UK. My ethos is to make sure you feel completely relaxed and happy with every aspect of your day. I have gained a reputation for ensuring that my brides feel confident in knowing they have a professional make up artist on their big day but also feel like they are in the hands of a friend.
On this special occasion you deserve to look and feel absolutely your best and I believe feeling excited and beautiful comes from feeling real inner confidence and empowered by how you look. So as your personal makeup artist I want to reflect not just your personality but enhance your best features and simply make you feel the most beautiful you have ever felt. How do I do that? Well I listen to what you want and with my years of experience I create the look and the vision you really desire.
I will spend quality time learning exactly what it is you want to achieve, so that you feel like YOU, only better! Whether you envisage a glamorous, natural look or vintage look, it’s my job to ensure that you ooze that quality with a flawless and lasting finish. We will work together to create the perfect look so that you feel truly wonderful. I only use the best reputable makeup brands including Dior, Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, NARS and many more so that I can ensure the make up is of the best quality for my clients. As a fully qualified beauty therapist, I have also invested time into researching and trialling skin care ranges over the years so that I can advise my brides and suggest different brands and products depending their skin type and personal needs. I use ranges such as Jane Scrivner, Antonia Burrel and Aromatherapy Associates plus many more.
''Christine is so lovely and professional; she offered advice on how to keep my skin nice ready for the big day, in addition to some really useful blogs that she'd written. Christine also gave me a list of products she used during our trial so that I could purchase the lipstick in advance to have on hand. Overall; the trial, information, advice and more importantly the make up on the day itself was fantastic and beautiful- I can't thank her or recommend her enough!'' - Claire Manley 28th December 2017
The Bridal Package £200
This package includes everything you need to be prepared for your make up need's for the big day as well as touching on your skin health and any improvements you may need to make your skincare regime, this is something I always advise to do before any bridal make up application.
Consultation - this is our initial conversation about what you are looking for. We can meet for a coffee or simply talk on the phone to discuss your thoughts for the big day. I’m happy to answer any questions and then we book a date for your trial. I find an initial introduction is important so you can you feel comfortable with me and totally at ease being able to chat and feel I understand your needs.
The Trial (1.5 hours) - Basic skin care advise and your make up trial.
Trials are usually held at my specialised Make up studio in Broadway or I can travel to you where ever is most convenient. In the trial we shall start by discussing the make up you are envisaging. We shall have a good chat about any themes for your day, colour palettes etc and spend time going through everything step by step so that you are completely confident with the look. I make a note of all the makeup that we will be using so that there are no surprises on the day and we can recreate the exact look we have perfected. This way there is absolutely nothing to worry about on the wedding day and you know exactly what to expect. In this time we shall also schedule the timings for the big day as well as timings of the hairdresser, to ensure there are no clashes and we are fully prepared. Lashes included if requested. (Ardell or Eylure Lashes)
Your Wedding Day - having previously organised timings and planned the perfect look for this magical day, we will take plenty of time getting you ready. I shall stay until you leave with your family/bridesmaids, so I can ensure your makeup is perfect up until the last minute and do any last minute touch ups and tweaks.
The Skin Deep Bridal Package- £260
Treat yourself to the an extra special experience. Often a nice way to start the celebrations and share this moment with a bridesmaid/s or mother of the bride.
In this package, we take plenty of time to relax and focus not only on the all important make up for your special day but also we look at your skin in depth. We work together to create the perfect complexion and canvas for your make up, so that you feel amazing not only with your make up on but with out it. Creating a healthy canvas for your make up will ensure it look's the best it can be and last the length of your big day.
This is our initial conversation about what you are looking for. We can meet for a coffee or simply talk on the phone to discuss your thoughts for the big day. I’m happy to answer any questions and then we book a date for your trial. I find an initial introduction is important so you can feel comfortable with me and totally at ease being able to chat and feel I understand your needs.
The Trial (2.5 hours) - Includes a specialised facial, skin care analysis and your make up trial:
Arrive at my specialised make up studio in Broadway to a refreshing soft drink, fresh coffee or tea.. or to feel ultra luxurious, treat yourself to a glass of champagne. In this 1-2 hour trial we will start by having a chat about your skin, we will go through any areas of concern and what your current routine is. Following this we will go through any changes you may need to make to your skin care but also any dietary or lifestyle changes you think may be beneficial. We will then discuss what products you could potentially use and with this you will receive a refreshing facial using the appropriate products as well as going through exactly why we are using them and what you can do to improve your skin leading up to the wedding. I want you to look but FEEL totally confident from the inside, out.
Following the facial we will then go onto the main event.. the make up. We will have a good chat about the type of make up you are envisaging, discuss any themes for your day, colour palettes etc and spend time going through everything step by step so that you are completely confident with the look. I make a note of all the makeup that we will be using so that there are no surprises on the day and we can recreate the exact look we have perfected. This way there is absolutely nothing to worry about on the wedding day and you know exactly what to expect. In this time we shall also schedule the timings for the big day as well as timings of the hairdresser, to ensure there are no clashes and we are fully prepared. Lashes included if requested. (Ardell or Eylure Lashes)
From the trial you will receive an after-care packing via email which will include all the products we used from the facial and make up trial so you have the knowledge of how to enrich your skin leading up to the wedding and what make up products we used to create the all important look!
The Wedding day -
On the special day, I will come to you at your venue or location. Having previously organised timings and planned the perfect look for this magical day, we will take plenty of time getting you and your bridal party ready. I of course shall stay right up until you leave with your family/bridesmaids, so I can ensure your makeup is perfect up until the last minute and do any last minute touch ups and tweaks.
The Bridesmaids and The Mother of the Bride
* For larger groups, I bring a fellow make up artist/assistant to help me with the bridal party (bridesmaids/guests), however I will always be the Brides personal Make up artist.
Discount is offered for large bridal parties over 5 people, example 5 bridesmaids and mother of the bride. Please contact me about these packages.
Personal extended makeup care - Often, brides decide to have me there throughout the day, until the evening reception or even just until after the ceremony before their photos, this is so that I can be on hand to touch up their make up and make sure everything look's perfect. If you are a local wedding, I can also come back to change the make up for the evening. This is an optional extra, so please let me know if you wish discuss this extra bespoke service.
Bridal Make up Lesson- For the bride that is perhaps getting married abroad but wants help in feeling confident to do the make up herself - Enquire about make up lessons here
Bridal Make Up- What, Why, When & How? Read my useful blog for more information and insight about make up for your wedding day. How to book? What to expect and the process's- Find the blog here!!
Are you attending a Wedding and would like your Make up done also? Have a look at my Personal Special Occasion Make up page prices here. There are also discounted options for groups.
I ask for a deposit fee of 20% of the full balance amount to secure all bookings made. Once we have confirmed the booking I will invoice the deposit fee which can be paid anytime within 7 days of receiving it. Enquiries for which a deposit has not been paid will not be secure therefore availability cannot be guaranteed. Deposits are non-refundable and last minute cancellations may result in losing the full balance due.
Once the trial stage is completed and you are happy to confirm, you will receive your final balance invoice, which can be paid within the week before the wedding date. If you would like to pay your balance earlier please just let me know.
Travel Expenses: I will not charge any expense for travel up to 10 miles from my address WR12 7BJ. There after will be a charge of 75p per mile for the round journey. This includes the trial (if I have travelled to you) and wedding day.
For full Terms and Conditions please contact me. A full document will be sent out with the initial deposit invoice.
Yes I will always travel to you for your trial and wedding day. There will be no travel expenses up to 10 miles from my address and 45p per mile there after. I will travel as far as you need me too. I will also work overseas- fee’s for this can be discussed in consultation.
Well it depends on time, however if you had a much larger party I would bring an assistant(s) depending on the number of people. I like to work on 5/6 people maximum, so that the makeup isn’t rushed at all.
No a trial is of course optional. However, I recommend having one as it gives us the opportunity to map out the make up and get to know each other. This way on the wedding day you can completely relax knowing we have planned and prepared.
In the trial or conversation before hand, I will have planned all the timings for the day. I shall work out prior to the day exactly how long I need for each person, so that I have enough time. I will arrive 30 minutes before the start time so that I can set up and make sure you are happy with our plans.
Yes absolutely, I understand people have their favourites or products they just know work. Therefore in the consultation, you can give details of this.
Yes, absolutely. I have professional camouflage make up to thoroughly cover up any unwanted marks/scars or tattoos.