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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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.



07873 596 304

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/