Hatfield Place, Hatfield Peveral, Essex

August 10, 2021

This was my first visit to Hatfield Place and what a huge surprise! I first met with my bride Rosie in the Bridal Suite. and I was completely blown away! The first thing I set my eyes on were the dressing tables with mirrors in front, all in a row. I cannot tell you what a dream that is for a hair and makeup artist as we often have to create a make shift area with extension leads. Real consideration had taken place when this cottage was designed, it was just the perfect setting for the bride and her suppliers. That room was just the beginning….I could not help but just walk around, in absolute awe at the standard of this cottage. I then went upstairs to find the most incredible room boasting a beautiful bedroom and bathroom, sheer luxury. This was before I even went into Hatfield Place….which again did not disappoint. What an absolutely hidden gem! Brides….just go and check it out!

I had such a lovely morning with Rosie and her bridal party, it was real fun, which I think you will see from my photos below. Rosies playlist had everyone singing and dancing while getting ready. It was a morning I wont forget in a hurry. I even asked Rosie to send me her playlist which I now have on regularly in my kitchen. Thank you Rosie for a fabulous morning full of fun. You looked incredible! I worked with makeup by Jaimie Attfield, who is always a joy to be around.

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Wedding in Felsted, Essex

August 8, 2021

Beautiful Anushka had such a lovely wedding day. I spent the wedding morning at her parents home, where Anushka decided to spend her wedding morning. While I was setting Anushkas hair, there was a team of people from from Mr and Mrs Weddings UK, who set up the marquee for a banquet. It looked absolutely breath taking, one long table for all the guests. I actually wanted to be a guest at that table! Also, the garden looked so beautiful, with unusual vibrant flowers, a freshly cut lawn, a very cared for garden. I enjoyed getting Anushka ready while her parents made sure everyone had something to eat and drink. It really was a lovely morning and Anushka looked incredible in her beautiful wedding dress which was made for her.

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Gosfield Hall

August 8, 2021

I had the pleasure of getting Kelly and her bridal party ready for her wedding day. Kelly left it to the bridesmaids to choose their own hairstyle, which I think is just lovely. The photographer on the day was Neil Bailey. Neil is such a wonderful photographer, very traditional and respectful. He even takes his shoes off every time he sees a carpet! Neil is a recommended supplier of Gosfield Hall and has years of experience. Please find the images of Kelly and her bridal party below. Also, photographer Neil Bailey.

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The Andaz Hotel, London

August 8, 2021

Congratulations to lovely Denise who married this weekend at the Andaz Hotel in London. It was a very early start but it was perfect. I got to spend the morning with Denise and her mum and her aunt who were so much fun and so witty. I honestly don’t think I have laughed so much, they really brightened up my morning. Here they all are….

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Mulberry House, Ongar

August 8, 2021

I had the most wonderful morning with my beautiful bride Sarah this week. Sarahs family are from New Zealand and due to the restrictions, could not make the wedding. It was quite an emotional morning but Sarah had all her family present, on Facetime, all in different locations, from the moment I arrived right up until she got married. I styled Sarahs hair and makeup and helped her into her dress, as Sarah only had 6 people attending her wedding, which included Sarah and her husband. I also took over her mobile phone and live streamed her walking down the aisle so all her family could see her.

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Hylands House – Hair & Makeup

August 8, 2021

I had the pleasure of styling beautiful Jessica and her bridesmaids recently at Hylands House. We had such a lovely morning. Jess did not have access to Hylands House until 9am so we had to start setting her hair at my house, as I live close by to Hylands. I introduced Jess and her bridesmaid to my newly hatched ducklings. I always offer my brides to start getting ready at my premises if their venues do not allow them access early enough. Below you will see some images from Jess’s wedding morning, her beautiful flowers and also lovely Sam Easter, who carried out the makeup on the wedding day. Sam and I always love having a catchup after the bride is all complete.

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Friern Manor

August 8, 2021

I enjoyed meeting Denise, who came to me for Special Occasion hair and makeup. Denise was attending her sisters wedding at Friern Manor. She was so happy with the results, it was lovely to see her so looking forward to the event with her new look.

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Mulberry House Hotel – Hair and Makeup

August 8, 2021

What can I say about Mulberry House? How about, it has to be one of my favourite wedding venues in Essex. It’s like a place to escape, somewhere stunning, peaceful, tranquil. The house and gardens all to yourself and your guests for the entire day. The staff are incredible, so caring from the first point of contact right through to your wedding day. It’s no wonder I love to work there, I always feel at home.

I was lucky to get the opportunity to get bride Claire and her mum ready for her wedding there on Sunday. Her wedding was a little different to a traditional wedding. Claire and her fiance spent the whole morning together with their new baby boy, while I got her ready. Her fiance was even walking around while she was getting dressed, but it felt so comfortable, it was so relaxed. I styled Claires hair and makeup and her mothers too. Below are some of the photos I took of Claire and her family and some before and after photos too. Her florist was the incredible TJ Designer Weddings and the photographer Gavin Woollard. Below is Claire, with her hair and makeup and underneath Claire is her mother.

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The Lion Inn, Chelmsford

July 25, 2021

Beautiful Becky married yesterday at the wonderful Lion Inn Wedding Venue. Becky very rarely wears makeup so was very nervous when she came for her trial. We decided to go for a natural but radiant makeup. She looked so beautiful.

I carried out all the makeup on all the bridesmaids before they had their hair styled by the hairdresser. Such a lovely morning with a group of wonderful close friends. I did not get to see Becky in her wedding dress so I am looking forward to seeing her professional photos. Photographers on the day were ‘Andy Bennett Photography’ (a husband and wife team). Both such lovely and talented photographers.

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Leez Priory Wedding Hair

July 25, 2021

It was a very early start on Friday morning at Leez Priory. I arrived at 6.30am at the Fishermans Cottage and I was very surprised to see the entire bridal party all up and very excited including the mothers of the Bride and Groom. I loved styling all the girls hair. Danielle had lots of hair extensions incorporated into her hair so it was quite easy to achieve her desired hairstyle. We all had such a lovely morning. Danielle hired JK Styling to decorate the venue which looked incredible! Scott from Boutique Wedding Film was the photographer for the day, Scott is one of my favourites! Below are some images I took on Danielles wedding day, professional photos will be uploaded soon.

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Gosfield Hall – Wedding Hair

July 20, 2021

I had the absolute pleasure of styling beautiful Amy and her bridal party, which consisted of her mum and her bridesmaids. They were all so wonderful on the wedding morning. Amy was so organised, she really was incredible. Below I have some before and after photos of Amy and also of her bridesmaids and her beautiful mum who looked amazing. I loved styling Amy’s hair. I knew exactly what she wanted when she said she wanted a soft romantic hairstyle. She looked so beautiful. I used a little padding at the back and lots of hair products to create the volume.

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Gosfield Hall, Essex

July 20, 2021

I had the joy of styling beautiful Kathryn for her wedding day at Gosfield Hall last week. We did a hair and makeup trial and tried a few different hairstyles. She looked so pretty. Below are images of her hair and makeup from her trial and her hair on her wedding day. These are just images I took so I will post professional photos once they arrive.

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Crondon Park, Stock – Essex

July 15, 2021

What a beautiful venue I visited today. Stunning Crondon Park based between Stock and Billericay. I had the absolute pleasure of getting Sue and her lovely bridal party ready for her wedding day. We had quite a busy day ahead as Sue had quite a large bridal party so we started getting everyone ready at The Harvard Inn, in Stock. We then moved over to Crondon Park for the finishing touches. We were met by lovely Tracey, who was the Front of House for the day. Below are some before and after images of our morning. I always takes these on the morning of the wedding but I will be uploading some professional ones soon.

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Stock Brook Country Club

July 8, 2021

Today I met with beautiful Alanna for the first time, on her actual wedding day. We did not get time to fit in a hair and makeup trial as Alanna’s’ wedding was moved several times due to the pandemic, that when she eventually booked her new date, we did not have any time left. Her family were all so lovely. Unfortunately her dad had a stumble a few days before and injured his face, so I offered to patch him up so he looked respectable as he gave his daughter away. He was happy for me to take a ‘before and after’. Here are also some photos of beautiful Alanna today.

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About Me

Welcome to my Blog. I'm a multi award winning Professional Hair and Makeup Artist working with Brides all over Essex and London. I have been working in the wedding industry for 20 years.  I have also recently won Wedding Hairstylist of the Year for the third time and the most recent Award I received was for Bridal Hairstylist of the Year.

With my husband and daughter on the night of the awards.
With my husband and daughter on the night of the awards.

Wedding Hair

I trained at Wella Hair Studios in London, alongside the world acclaimed Patrick Cameron.  He gave me the confidence to explore and experiment with hair and that is exactly what I like to do, ensuring you have the perfect hairstyle for your wedding day.   I love working with hair and creating the impossible.

Trained in Hairstyling at Wella Hair Studios in London, alongside the world acclaimed Patrick Cameron.
Trained at Wella Hair Studios in London.

Bridal Makeup

I trained as a Makeup Artist in London alongside some of the industries most famous makeup artists. You will often find me at Masterclasses, keeping up to date with the latest trends.  My aim is for my brides to looked absolutely stunning on their wedding day and that they enjoy receiving endless compliments about their hair and makeup all day long.

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