Wimbledon Wedding Show


On Sunday 26th February 2017 I was pleased to be included in the number of wedding professionals hand picked by Events by Inspire to have a stand at the Wimbledon Wedding Show.  The venue was the stunning Hotel du Vin, Cannizaro House in Wimbledon which is very convenient as I live locally. I have been lucky enough to work on several bridal couture photo shoots at this beautiful location.


On my stand I display my bridal portfolios and testimonial book to showcase some of the beautiful brides I have been privileged to help get ready for their weddings.  During wedding shows I enjoy meeting the excited Bride, Mother of the Bride and Bridesmaids and am happy to share my 20 years experience with hair styling and make-up tips for their special day.

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My friend Dora kindly agreed to be my bridal model for the day.  I like to show the Bride-to-be my skills in hair styling and make-up application, giving them a glimpse of what to expect on their wedding day.

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On the wedding day the Bride should cleanse, tone and moisturize her face in preparation for the make-up application. For most dry hair styling it is best for the hair to have been washed the day before the wedding. ‘Less fresh’ hair tends to hold the style better and is less ‘fly-away’ on the day.

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I decided to set Dora’s hair in heated rollers to create a long-lasting pretty curl. I then applied her make-up, allowing the rollers to cool in the hair.


To begin I used a make-up primer to create a smooth base before applying foundation, concealer and power.  Dora has gorgeous cheek bones so I contoured just below the bone and highlighted the cheek to show them off.

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I wanted to keep the makeup fresh and natural, yet defining Dora’s features. After filling in the eyebrows I used a combination of gold, bronze and terracotta to enhance the eyes creating contrast to bring out Dora’s striking eye colour. We went with a subtle pink glossy lip colour to finish off the look.  On the wedding day I apply a setting spray to ensure the makeup is long-lasting.


Once the make-up was complete I took out the rollers and styled the hair down.  I think this soft, pretty bridal look suits Dora as she is a natural beauty.  I always recommend having a Bridal Hair and Makeup Trial before the wedding day to ensure the Bride feels confident and beautiful on her special day.


I would suggest collecting images of hair and makeup you would like for your bridal look.  At the trial we could discuss which looks would work with your hair type and eye shape.  I would then style your hair and apply your make-up to try out your ideal look.  I have a selection of products I have tried and tested over the years to help create a long-lasting effect.


At the Wedding Show I wanted to create a quick bridal up-style to give inspiration to brides considering this for their wedding.  As Dora’s hair is layered I pinned sections of her hair up.


I created a low side bun with twisted detail at the back. I allowed the soft curls to cascade down the head. This look is very pretty and has a romantic feel.


I added some diamanté spin-pins to add a little sparkle to this look.  I recommend bringing any hair pieces your wish to wear to your bridal trial so we can see how they work with your chosen style.


It was a pleasure meeting the bridal parties who attended this well organised event.  As always, it was great to see the Events by Inspire team of suppliers – true professionals who are passionate about helping the bridal couple create their dream day. 

Thank you:

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

Hotel du Vin, Cannizaro House  https://www.hotelduvin.com/locations/wimbledon/

Dora, thank you for being my beautiful model and helper!

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Landmark Wedding Fair 2014

The Landmark Autumn Wedding Fair is considered the most prestigious in the location.  The popular event is well attended by brides-to-be with a range of ages from 20-60 years.  Brides-to-be also tend to bring their mothers and partners to the fair to meet the suppliers and find inspiration for their Special Day.LWF Autumn_2for1 entry

I was contacted by the Landmark Arts Centre and asked if I would like to have a stand at this wedding fair and be involved in the Bridal Fashion Show.Stand 1

My good friend Valerie agreed to help me set up my stand, ‘man’ my stand while I was busy with the models for the fashion show and be my model for the Bridal Hair and Make-up demo!  Val was an incredible help and a beautiful model bride.Stand 2Stand 3

In preparation for the wedding fair, I ordered my business cards from MOO.com which I absolutely love.  It is great being able to have up to 50 different images on my cards as they are like a ‘mini portfolio’ to showcase my hair and make-up artistry.  I enjoy seeing which card each Bride-to-be choses. Moo cards FB

One of the unique features of the popular wedding fair are the fashion shows which take place at 12pm and 2pm during the fair.  This gives bridal houses an ideal opportunity to showcase their latest bridal wear to the visitors and is a tremendous draw for the brides.BTS 1BTS 2BTS 3

My friend and colleague  Sarah Stevens and I had an early start on the Sunday morning as we set up our kit in the upstairs studio at the Landmark Art Centre at 7.30 am. We styled hair and apply make-up for the 6 models taking part in the fashion shows.P1010029 - Copy

It was a busy morning for us, but we managed to get all the models done in time for the start of the show.


Sarah and I styled the models as ‘Brides’, keeping the make-up fairly natural but defining their best features.  Each model’s hair was styled in a pretty bridal look which suited their hair type.P1010041

Gemma Ross from TUCA Dance was Stage Manager for the fashion show.  She and the lovely models had a 20 minute ‘run-through’ in the morning before the show.FS 1

Gemma arranged the playlist for the show which was mainly made up of feel good ‘old classics’ like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Big Band tracks. FS 2FS 3

The Bridal Houses who provided the beautiful dresses were Emma Elizabeth Bridal, Lin Chan Bridal and Love me Do Brides. FS 6

The beautiful flowers for the fashion show were provided by Wildabout Flowers and The Bloomery.  The bridal flowers for the models were small, hand-held posies in neutral pastels.  As some of the gowns were blush pink / oyster the flowers complimented these colours alongside traditional white gowns.  The colour palette for the flowers at the end of the catwalk was more colourful. FS 4FS 5

After the first fashion show I returned to my stand to meet the Brides-to-be and to begin my Bridal Hair and Make-up demo on Val.Demo 1

I began by sectioning Val’s hair and curling the lengths with my GHD straighteners.  I back-combed the hair at the root and secured rollers at the crown of the head to create volume.  At the front of Val’s hair I created a French Plait to create interest.  Braids are very popular at the moment.

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Once the hair was prepared I began Val’s make-up. She has lovely eyes so I wanted to bring out the colour by using gold and bronze eye shadows with a hint of grey.  I created a soft smoky eye-liner to frame the eyes.  I always use a waterproof  mascara for the bride as I know there is bound to be a few tears of joy!

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The lipstick colour I chose for Val was a deep pink/burgundy which really suits her complexion.  Once I had completed the make-up I removed the rollers and finished styling Val’s hair.  I chose a pretty Bohemian style for this Bridal Look.

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Ewa Morawski, a bridal hair accessory designer provided some of her pieces for the fashion show and for my hair demo.  She also kindly lent the pretty shawl for Val to wear for these pictures.

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I took a few photos of Val in front of this lovely display which was set up opposite my stand.  During our photo shoot this dashing, mystery man popped in to play our ‘Groom’!

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W4 Wedding Films were busy filming the highlights of the Landmark Wedding Fair. View this snippet of all that was on offer at the fair.


I think everyone enjoyed the Fashion Show and the Wedding Fair as a whole. It was great to meet some of the bridal couples planning their special day.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any enquires about my Hair and Make-up Artistry Service or if you would like to book a Bridal Trial. 


It was good to meet some of the other suppliers and I would like to thank the follow who were involved in the Fashion Show:

Suzanne Mooney, the Wedding Fair Organiser for the Landmark Arts Centre.  http://landmarkartscentre.org/

Valerie Bland, my good friend, helper and model.

Sarah Stevens Hair & Make up.  http://www.makeupbysarahs.com/ 

Ewa Morawski, bridal hair accessory designer http://www.ewamorawski.co.uk/

Gemma Ross, TUCA Dance (Stage Manager)  http://www.tucadance.co.uk/

The Bridal Houses for the beautiful dresses:

Emma Elizabeth Bridal  http://www.emmaelizabethbridal.co.uk/

Lin Chan Bridal  http://www.linchanbridal.co.uk/

Love me Do Brides  http://www.lovemedobrides.com/

Thanks to the 6  Bridal House Models too.

The gorgeous Flowers:

 Wildabout Flowers  http://www.wildabout.co.uk/

The Bloomery  http://www.thebloomery.co.uk/

Capturing the Event

W4 Wedding Films  http://www.w4weddingfilms.com/

Matt Link Photography  http://www.mattlink.com/

Tasty Treats

I would like to mention Enjoy! the caterers who provided lunch for the exhibitors. Thank you, I loved your delicious 3 Cheese Frittata slice with Caramelised Onions, potato, roasted baby plum tomatoes and Asparagus!  http://www.enjoycatering.co.uk/

Thank you Elle who kindly gave us some of her gorgeous cakes to sample!  Delicious!  http://www.designercakesbyelle.co.uk/