Wimbledon Wedding Show

I was pleased to be invited to have a stand at this lovely Event by Inspire at the stunning Hotel Du Vin.Wimbledon postcard

Cannizaro House is my favourite place in Wimbledon, so I was thrilled to meet the happy couples looking for wedding inspiration at this gorgeous venue.


It was also great to catch up with some of the Inspire team of wedding suppliers whom I have worked with often over the years.  My sister Tara helped me setup my stand while I prepared for the Bridal Hair and Make-up Demo which I like to do during the show.


I always have my portfolios on display to help inspire the Brides-to-be looking for their ideal Bridal look.


I have my Testimonial book in which I love to share the ‘Thank you’ cards I receive from brides whom I have had the pleasure of styling for their special day. I am pleased to add this lovely card from Dayna to the collection.


I am always happy to hear that one of ‘my brides’ has recommended my services to friends planning their wedding.

A bare-faced Tara smiles for a quick pic prior to sitting as my model for the bridal hair and make-up demonstration.


I feel it is important for the Bridal Party to have a glimpse of what to expect if they wish to hire me for their wedding.


I always recommend having a Bridal Hair and Make-up Trial prior to the wedding day to perfect the look so the Bride will be confident that she will look naturally beautiful for her  special day.


I have 19 years experience as a hair and make-up artist and I have carefully chosen the products in my kit to create the best possible effect.


The Bride should be able to relax and be pampered the morning of her wedding knowing that her dream look will last throughout the celebrations.


The happy couple will treasure their wedding photos forever, so having professionals helping on their special day will ensure the best possible results.


The Bridal hair and make-up I created for Tara is elegant and classically beautiful.


The House of Flowers very kindly lent one of their beautiful bouquets for Tara to hold while posing as the ‘Blushing Bride’.


It was a pleasure meeting everyone at this lovely event.  Thank you for reading my blog.


If you wish to enquire about my availability for your Special Day, please feel free to contact me.



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Special thanks to:

Events by Inspire  http://eventsbyinspire.co.uk/

Hotel Du Vin  https://www.hotelduvin.com/locations/wimbledon/weddings/

Recommended suppliers:

House of Flowers  http://thehouse.florist/

Katy’s Kisses  http://eventsbyinspire.co.uk/suppliers/stationery/katys-kisses/


Hampton Court Palace Wedding Showcase

The Hampton Court Palace Wedding Showcase was on Sunday 11 October 2015.  Two of the Palace’s magnificent wedding venues, the Garden Room and the Little Banqueting House were available to view.  Both are suitable for civil ceremonies and receptions. 

The event had an intimate, warm feel with the beautiful Garden Room set up as if a Wedding was about to take place. This enabled Bridal couples to visualize their Special Day at this incredible, historic venue. The Hampton Court Palace Events Team were on hand to answer all the couples’ questions.

Tiff Stand

There was a reduced number of exhibitors this year, who had be ‘hand picked’ by the Events Team from their list of approved suppliers.  As always, I am thrilled to be counted within this number.


Thanks to my sister Tara and my childhood friend Val, my stand was set up and ready at 11 am for the arrival of the happy bridal couples looking for inspiration on a crisp but sunny Sunday.


Val happily agreed to be my model for the day as I always like to showcase my services by doing a bridal hair style and make-up application.  I recommend the Bride books a Bridal hair and make-up Trial well before the wedding day to perfect her ideal look and to ensure my availability for her special day.

Val Before

I began the demo by sectioning Val’s hair and creating a French Braid which started at the front, right side of the face and worked its way around the back into a a low side pony  behind the left ear.

Hair Prep 1Hair Prep 2

As I wanted to create volume and a soft wave in the hair, I secured heated rollers on top of Val’s head and curled the length of the pony tail with my GHD straighteners.  I allowed the hair to cool down and set in the rollers while I applied Val’s make-up.

Make-up Application 1Make-up Application 2

I began Val’s make-up by applying a professional primer which smoothes out the skin and helps the make-up last longer.  I used a pallet of warm gold and brown eye shadows to bring out Val’s beautiful eye colour.  I then created definition by lining her eye lid with a waterproof gel eyeliner and mascara. 

Val mid styling

Once Val’s make-up was complete I removed the rollers and created more volume by backcombing the roots of the hair before securing the hair with pins.  This Bridal hair style is very elegant yet romantic with the soft curls cascading at the back. The braid adds interest and keeps the look ‘up to date’ as it is a fashionable choice for Brides.

Hair backHair side right

I applied a rich lipstick colour which compliments Val’s complexion and enhances her lips. During a Bridal Trial I advise the Bride-to-be on colours and applications which will enhance her natural beauty. On the wedding day, once the make-up application is complete, I use a setting spay to waterproof the entire face, ensuring the look lasts well into the night.

Make-up 1Make-up 2

Val makes a beautiful ‘Bride’ and a very patient model, as I stopped to chat to each Bride, Mother of the Bride and Bridesmaid requiring information about the service I offer.  I am always pleased to meet the excited ladies and I hope to help create their dream-look for their Special Occasion.

Tiff and Val

The Hampton Court Palace Events Team did an incredible job setting up the venue for a mock wedding, showcasing different upgrades to suit each Bridal Couples’ budget.


The stunning floral arrangements were created by ‘Buds & Blooms’.  Val and I took advantage of such a lovely setting to take a few fun pictures for this blog.


I think the curls at the back of Val’s hair imitate the beautiful roses in the arrangement really well!

Showcase 1Showcase 2

Thank you for reading my blog about this event.  Please feel free to contact me for any Hair and Make-up Artistry requirements.


Thank you:

The Hampton Court Palace Events Team:

For organising a brilliant event and continuing to embrace and support my hair and make-up artistry.


Buds & Blooms:
For the lovely flowers we used in our photographs.

Be Unveiled:
Simon Pope for lending his artistic eye for a couple of the Demo photos.