I met with this wonderful lady, Rebekah, when she came for her hair and makeup trial last month. Her wedding was very last minute as her husband has a new job abroad and they had to bring their wedding day forward. They literally had a few weeks to get organised. I loved my trial with Rebekah, such a wonderful bride. I styled her hair and makeup at the trial and then went to her venue, Gosfield Hall, to get her and her mother ready on her wedding morning.
Gosfield Hall is such a beautiful wedding venue, full of class. Rebekah stayed at the Ladys’ Chambers the evening before so it helped make the wedding day go very smoothly. Here are some pictures I took of Rebekahs hair. Im not brilliant at taking photos, so I will be chasing her photographer, Ben from www.lavenhamphotography.co.uk who will have captured her wedding day perfectly.
It was also lovely to work alongside the Front of House manager on the day, Catherine Yarrow. Catherine is so calm and can take the stress out of any wedding morning. Here are my photos of Rebekah but I will be posting some professional ones later in the month. Congratulations Rebekah and good luck with your big move abroad this weekend. Gail xx
Had a lovely morning styling Aimee and her beautiful bridesmaids on her wedding day. Aimee married at Mulberry House, which is a beautiful country house based in Ongar, Essex. Beautiful photos taken by Stacy England (www.sephotography.co.uk).
I had a fabulous time preparing all the Models for the Catwalk at the recent Brentwood Wedding Show in Essex. Crazily busy day but great fun too, especially when you have Beauty and the Beast playing all day! Thank you to all the fabulous Models for being so patient, you were all so wonderful.
I had the most wonderful day styling bride Nicola and her party for her wedding to husband Aiden at Gosfield Hall. I worked alongside Victoria Taylor Makeup Artist. Gosfield Hall is such a beautiful salubrious wedding venue, fit for a queen. I have attached a few images of Nicola getting ready at the cottage, the Ladys Chambers, which is available for the bride to hire the evening before her wedding day. We usually start styling the bride and her bridal party in the Ladys Chambers and then move over to the most amazing Bridal Suite, The Rococco Room, where the bride and the bridal party dress for the wedding and meet with the Registrars prior to taking their vows.
Nicolas stunning dress was designed by Stella York. The Florists were the wonderfully talented The Willows, based in Chelmsford. I styled the bridal parties hair and the makeup artist on the day was lovely Victoria Taylor. The fabulous photos were taken by the fantastic EPS Photography.
What an absolute joy it was to style Michelle and her bridal party on her wedding day at the stunning Blake Hall in Ongar Essex. Michelle welcomed us into her family for the morning whilst we busily prepared everyone for the big day. Thank you Michelle, we had the most fabulous morning and wow, Blake Hall is such an amazing wedding venue.
I had a wonderful time on the morning of Lisas’ wedding. Lisa had such beautiful hair and she chose a loose romantic updo for her wedding day. She also wanted her bridal party to wear their hair up too. I absolutely love Lisas photos, they were taken by the very talented Rachel Weatherley. Rachel managed to get very close up to Lisa and really capture her beauty. All of Rachels photos did that. I love the photos below, especially the second photo, of Lisa dancing with her father. Congratulations Lisa, I hope you and your husband have a wonderful married life together.
After an extremely busy year styling so many beautiful brides for their wedding day, I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I have the Title of Wedding Hairstylist of the Year Award, with the Essex Wedding Awards, for 2019. I was a finalist with 9 other fabulous hairstylists and hair salons. To be announced as the winner was a very proud moment for myself and my family. This is the third time I have won this fantastic award. It has inspired me even further, to ensure my brides have the very best and most amazing hairstyle and makeup on their wedding day. Here are some images from the Awards Evening, also featuring my husband and beautiful daughter who were there to help me celebrate.
Wow, what a week. I had the fabulous opportunity of working back stage at the local theatre with the fabulous Chelmsford Young Generation Amateur Dramatics Group. I worked as part of a great team, helping the cast with their hair and makeup for their production of Les Miserables. It was great working with a team of people all focussed to make sure everyone looked fantastic, and for everything to run smoothly and on time. There were lots of quick changes, wig changes and fabulous makeup applied the Principles in the show with a particularly haunted look for all the ensemble. Such a fabulous week with fabulous people, we were all rewarded with the cast receiving a standing ovation every night. Very well deserved.
Congratulations to these two beautiful ladies, Emma and Kelsey who married at The Channels Estate in Chelmsford, Essex. These lovely girls were so much fun on their wedding morning and really made me feel part of their day. I carried out the Hair and Makeup for them both and also for their bridesmaid. These photos were taken by the fabulous Chloe Lee. I really will always remember my morning with these two, so much fun. Congratulations. Gail xx
Congratulations to Liz and Kay who married on Saturday at The Park Inn Palace Hotel, Southend. Overlooking Adventure Island and the Sea! What a spectacular view! I wish I took a photo of the wedding flowers, they were out of this world. I do not think I have ever seen such amazing wedding bouquets. I would definitely recommend this amazing florist. Her name is Sarah Rozee of Re:Creation Flowers. Outstanding. Congratulations Liz and Kay, I hope you had the most fantastic time on Saturday. x
I cannot tell you how much fun I had with Bride Michelle and her wonderful bridal party on Friday, at the beautiful Blake Hall Wedding Venue in Ongar. I love Blake Hall, such a beautiful wedding venue with an amazing Barn too. Very rustic and earthy, definitely worth looking up if you are still considering wedding venues.
Michelles wedding was all about family. She included everyone in her wedding day and made everyone feel they had an important role. Her two beautiful daughters were flower girls and her sisters and friends were Bridesmaids. It was a very warmhearted wedding morning, everyone offering to help each other and making sure everything went smoothly. Also thank you to your wonderful bridesmaid Jenny, who made sure everyone had plenty to eat and drink and kept including me and the makeup artist Elaine, too. Thank you all for making us feel an important part of your special day. x
This is my lovely bridal party who all got ready at the brides home and then travelled to the stunningly quaint wedding venue Maidens Barn. The bride, Stacey, had 5 bridesmaids so the wedding morning was very entertaining with a fantastic playlist on full volume to keep everyone in the party mood. Congratulations Stacey. xx
This is lovely Lorna who married very recently at The Warren Estate in Maldon, Essex. Such a beautiful venue with a fabulous Golf Course too. Lorna was adorable! Lorna had such a calming air about her and was so appreciative of everyones help on the day. Her wedding theme was vintage and she had the most fantastic dress. I look forward to seeing her professional wedding photos. Congratulations Lorna, I wish you so much happiness. xx
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 16 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 2019.
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.
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.