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  • Introducing Covid-19 Barbicide Certification Program - Hygenic Practice

  • You earned a certificate for The BARBICIDE®️ COVID-19 Certification Program.

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    Being in the beauty industry is hard at the moment. Everyone is in limbo and unsure when it will be safe to go back to work. Hairstylists look like they may be able to work from July. As for makeup artists, who knows? With the current government guidelines, makeup artists wouldn’t be able to stick to the social distancing rules.

    I miss working and I am so sad for all of the anxiety that this dreadful virus has caused all of my bridal clients. I am pleased that everyone has been able to postpone to 2021 & 2022 so they can have the wedding that they have dreamed of! #postponedontcancel

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    Hygienic Practice

    I always liked to think that I keep health and safety standards at their highest while I am working. I work freelance, in my beauty room and also while I teach others at my makeup academy.

    However, I think as makeup artists there isn’t clear information regarding hygienic practice and infection control. Now is the time to brush up on your knowledge so you can go back to work feeling confident in your new approach.

    During our work, we touch multiple faces. All of our different products our brushes, and our own faces. We use our hands as our palettes. How often do you wash your hands during a chaotic wedding morning or during a catwalk show? I like to think it’s between every client but I am sure there are times where I have been so rushed I haven’t thought about it. It’s scary!

    Our kit bags and chairs are porous and can harbour nasty germs that we touch constantly and all of our clients then sit on our chairs and they all touch it in the same areas. We are causing cross-contamination and Covid-19 really bought it home.

    The thought of going back to work felt overwhelming because I know things in my working practice needed to change (other than the obvious – wearing PPE and more hand-washing) but I didn’t know how much I needed to change.

    I started by completing the Barbicide Covid-19 Certification.

    This program is designed to present the most current information that is pertinent to the Professional Beauty Professional. This information changes daily, but the guidelines for the Professional Beauty industry are likely to remain consistent in the short term.

    Looking into Infection Control

    I watched this very informative video outlining the Best Practices for Makeup Artists. After watching this, it’s made me feel empowered and also a bit overwhelmed with how much SHOULD be changed. I don’t know how realistic it will be to change everything straight away (budget pending) but I will certainly make a start right now.

    Licensed Cosmetologist, Kristin Kaide and BARBICIDE® have partnered to clear up common infection control misconceptions backed by science and medical professionals.

    What is covered?

    • The distinction between cleaning & disinfection
    • Utilizing your professional makeup kit
    • How to pack
    • How to set up on location
    • How to use your kit while working to avoid cross-contamination
    • Types of disinfectants when, where, why & how to use them

    I am looking forward to when I can work again and when this happens I will ensure I have the highest hygiene standards and PPE!

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  • Bridal Makeup Trial - 7 ways to get the best experience.

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    How to prepare for your bridal makeup trial.

    Here are some handy tips for brides to consider when booking a bridal makeup consultation & trial. 

    What is the difference between a consultation and trial? 

    Your bridal makeup appointment will last approximately two hours and the consultation and trial are normally done at the same appointment. 

    The Consultation

    All of your makeup requirements will be discussed, you and your artist will look at any inspiration you may have. This is also a good time to go through your wedding day timings and put together the running times of the morning. 

    The Trial

    This is the full run-through of your wedding day makeup, the artist will apply the makeup in the way they think you want to look. It may be perfect on the first go but with your guidance, changes can be made and eyelashes applied if required. You shouldn’t leave disheartened so please voice any concerns if you are not 100% happy. Makeup artists are perfectionists and people pleasers so we want you to love everything about your experience. We want you to tell us if something isn’t right.

    If you can book your hair and makeup on the same day it is helpful seeing your bridal beauty look come together. I recommend booking early with your makeup artist and hairstylist and hopefully if the dates work you can be accommodated on the same trial day.

    Before social media brides used to ‘scrapbook’ makeup and hair looks from magazines (some still do) which was so cute. Now life is so much easier with Pinterest if you haven’t discovered the rabbit hole of inspiration you should take a look! It’s easy to make virtual mood boards of the different aspects of your wedding.

    It’s a good idea to bring along any inspiration you have to your bridal makeup trial. whether it’s one picture on your phone or 20 on a Pinterest board it doesn’t matter. It helps your artist visualise your bridal look a get a ‘feel’ of the day. They will also love to see photos of your wedding dress, colour scheme, bridesmaid dresses, hairstyle etc. 

    Wedding blogs are also great for inspiration! 

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    Spray tan and Lashes

    If you choose to have a spray tan it’s your prerogative and it shouldn’t be an issue for your makeup artist. They can always match your skin colour if it changes by the wedding day from spray tan or natural tan. It’s going to be helpful for you to see how the makeup looks on the skin tone you plan to have on the wedding day. If you think you may have a spray tan on the wedding day, book in a tan before your bridal makeup trial.

    For example, in the winter my natural undertones are pink (cool undertones), but when I have a tan-especially fake tan, they change to yellow (warm undertones). Depending on what tone your skin is will have an effect on the overall finished makeup look. 

    Do you love eyelashes? If you do and always wear them, you could bring the style you like to be sure the makeup artist has something comparable and if not they could source them. If you don’t like ‘the lash look’ please be open minded. It’s a great idea to see your finished makeup look with mascara and then a few natural cluster lashes can be added to give subtle definition. I think a few additional lashes can be the icing on top of the cake. I promise you will be converted!

    What to wear at your bridal makeup trial

    Think about what style of top you choose to wear. Imagine trying to envisage your soft and romantic makeup look with a neon hoodie! Pretty distracting right? Opt for a Neutral top. It doesn’t have to be ivory but just as long as the colour is soft it won’t be distracting. You will really get to feel it coming together. 

    Who are you bringing with you?

    Who are you bringing with you to the trial? It goes without saying that you want someone there that you know will be supportive, give kind and honest opinions and who will enjoy the experience as well. If any members of your bridal party are also having a trial the above info applies to them as well. Obviously, they are there to feel and look beautiful too but most importantly their makeup should complement you, the bride. Not overshadow you. 

    Personal makeup style

    If there is a specific way you like your makeup done? Really sharp bold eyeliner? Or do you have products that you couldn’t live without?  Feel free to come wearing that part of your makeup so the artist can see how you like it to be done. Bring products that you love using if you want to include them in your wedding makeup. You may have an eyeshadow or lip colour you adore and want something similar to be applied in your bridal makeup.

    When to book your bridal makeup trial?

    I know it’s exciting when you get things booked with your wedding suppliers in but there is no need to rush booking your consultation and trial in. Especially if it’s a year or more until you get married. 

    However, if having your makeup applied by a stranger makes you feel anxious you should request an early trial to put your mind at ease and then book another ‘refresher’ trial closer to the wedding date. 

    I hope this has been helpful and you now know what to expect from your bridal makeup trial!

  • Transform your Wedding Day with 5 Small Touches

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    Transform your wedding day

    Tips to transform your wedding day


    It’s one of the most memorable days of your life, so you will probably want it to stand out. The truth is, having a unique and impressive wedding doesn’t have to come at a huge extra cost – there are lots of smaller touches that will transform the overall look and feel of your wedding and ensure every guest goes home grinning.

    Photo booth

    Why not set up a photo booth at your wedding reception? Recent years have seen the photo booth come back into fashion in a massive way, and no one can resist posing for their own unique set of instantly printed photo strips. This is a great way to appeal to everyone with your reception entertainment. Some people may not like dancing but they won’t be able to resist putting on some novelty glasses for a few snaps with friends and family.

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    Creative lighting

    You may not have given the lighting at your wedding a second thought, but it is key in setting the scene for your wedding and ensuring spectacular photographs. Light sources that give off a softer, warmer, more subtle glow are incredibly romantic and also very flattering – think candles and twinkly fairy lights. You could also really transform the atmosphere with colourful lighting effects and neon signs, which are all available for hire.

    Book a live band

    Music plays such an important role in a wedding, from setting the scene as you walk down the aisle to getting the guests up on their feet during the reception. DJs have been the traditional choice for decades, with many believing that a live band comes with too much of an added cost, but this doesn’t have to be the case. If you would love live music for your big day and the option to hear unique covers of all your favourite songs, hire a band that is local to your wedding location – saving on hotel and travel costs.

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    Choreographed first dance

    Whether you are a dance floor pro or an absolute amateur, choreographed first dances are becoming an increasingly popular choice at weddings for brides and grooms. Maybe you love to dance and wish you had a chance to try out some new moves for such a special dance, or maybe you’re not a natural mover and don’t want your first dance to be a total shambles; a choreographed routine appeals to all abilities and is a modern twist on the first dance tradition.

    Create a social media hashtag

    Social media has become a massive part of our lives, making it increasingly tough for wedding guests to keep their phones turned off throughout the day. Instead of worrying that people will be glued to their phones instead of enjoying the festivities, embrace it and give your wedding an official social media hashtag. Create a unique hashtag that no one else is using on social media and make sure your guests know about it, then you can encourage them to upload any pictures they take on the day using your unique wedding hashtag.

    Once the day is over you will have great fun scrolling through the hashtag and see all of the photographs of the day. Whichever small touches you decide to add to your wedding, they’ll add so much more to your big day – cementing its place as a day that neither you nor your guests will forget

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  • 2020 Bridal Makeup Trends

  • 2020 Bridal Makeup Trends

    2020 is the year of individuality. I have been in the wedding industry for a long time and it is evolving. This means brides are no longer pressured to find a style that is pigeon-holed into the ‘traditional’ or ‘boho’ category. 

    Brides are inclined to create a mood for their wedding instead of following a particular trend.

    With that in mind I am finding more brides want to feel relaxed and create a beauty look which feels like them on a really good day… Actually on a really awesome day! 

    Here are my predictions for the bridal makeup trends in 2020

    Heavy contour and insta brow trends are no longer in everyone’s favour and this look is now being replaced. Brows have a more natural feel where the eyebrows are sculpted into a fluffier more relaxed brow shape. AKA ‘The boy brow”.


    When it comes to foundation less is more, but this doesn’t mean naked skin! Let me break it down for you, the thinner the layers the longer the makeup will last. This applies to natural coverage AND full coverage foundations. A great option for this is airbrush foundation. This technique is also used for the sculpting, blush and highlight. Airbrush lasts so well because its (normally) silicone based, and the layers are so fine it really gives the illusion of a natural yet flawless complexion. Winning!!

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    Watercolour blushes and cream highlighters give an etherial feel and turn flat matt skin into the complexion of a goddess.


    Bridal eyeshadow trends are now starting to resemble a beautiful wash of colour with brides choosing rose gold and other gorgeous jewel tones. To add extra emphasis to the eyes, run brown kohl run along lash line and blend it out into the outer lashes. This cleverly enhances the eyes and eyelashes. With the addition of individual lashes applied on the outside lashes it creates the perfect eye look.

    Eyebrows no longer have sharp edges and are groomed to add thickness and the gaps filled. Using a gel or soap sets the brows, and a pomade or brow pen adds fine hair strokes. This technique gives the effect of natural fluffy brows that frame the face perfectly!

    2020 will be the year where individuality will be embraced, especially when it comes to makeup and creating the best version of YOU!

    To find out more about wedding makeup services follow this link: Bridal Makeup

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  • Win Your Wedding Makeup

  • Win your wedding makeup 💄 

    Thanks for stopping by and entering my Instagram competition!

    I realised that it has been a whole 5 years since I have done a makeup competition. I get so much enjoyment from working as a makeup artist I thought it was time to give something back to my lovely brides… or specifically one lucky bride!! If you are getting married in 2020 you have the chance to win your wedding makeup and makeup for 1 bridesmaid!!

    What’s even more exciting, we have partnered up with Alexandra Bespoke Bridal Accessories and they have gifted a £40 gift voucher to spend on their stunning wedding accessories!!

    How to enter:

    • Like my Instagram competition post
    • Like my Instagram page @lucyjaynemakeup
    • Like Alexandra Bespoke’s Instagram page @alexandra_bespoke
    • Comment on the post with your wedding date and tag 2 friends who also deserve to win (nearly as much as you lol!) 

    Good luck! The winner will be announced 21st February 2020

    Competition T & C’s:

    The winner will get bridal makeup worth £175 and bridesmaid makeup worth £90. This is for the trial and wedding day with traditional makeup application.

    Lucy needs to be available for your wedding date.

    Additional costs may apply for; travel, lashes, additional members of the bridal party that may want to be added to the booking, early morning/Sunday surcharge, if the winner wants to upgrade to airbrush makeup application.

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  • 3 Steps to Maintain your Bridal Makeup & Stay gorgeous all day long

  • How to Maintain your Bridal Makeup on your Special Day

    Planning your special day can take months, even years. From the very first save the date to purchasing the final favours for your wedding guests. Most brides eat, sleep and breathe their wedding!

    However, amongst the planning and organising, many brides forget to take care of what is most important, herself. Of course, the ritual facials, teeth whitening and excessive visits to the gym may in a bride’s eyes fall into the category of taking care of themselves. It isn’t until the special day they are able to sit back, relax and be pampered.

    Therefore, to help you look flawless as you walk down the aisle, I have compiled together some top tips on how to maintain your bridal makeup all day long.

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    Plan a Consultation

    Meeting your makeup artist for a consultation 6-8 weeks before your wedding is a perfect way to try out different styles and looks. A style you may have been fond of on a celebrity might not look so great on us. We all have individual beauty needs that can be highlighted in a variety of different ways. Therefore your consultation is all about finding out what is best for you and enhancing YOUR natural beauty.

    I recommend wearing your makeup for the rest of the day so you know how it lasts. If there is anything you notice (you needed more blush by the end of the day or skin was shiny by the evening) I can adapt the products I used so it will be perfect for the wedding day.

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    Always make sure you plan enough time with your makeup artist on your wedding day. Utilise the consultation and prepare timings for your wedding morning. I can appreciate how time slips away so plan to finish an hour before you need to get ready. This will allow time to get into your dress and have last-minute photos without any rushing.

    I allow 45 mins for each member of the bridal party and 60 minutes for the bride. I work my times around the hairstylist with will work on whoever is available. However it is preferable that the bride has her hair done before makeup. With larger bridal parties I will also allow time once the bride has been made up for final touch-ups and more lashings of lipstick.

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    The essentials and touching up

    During your consultation, we will discuss the essentials you should invest in to maintain your bridal makeup look all day long. This may be purchasing a lipstick or pressed powder to help keep a flawless finish all day long. Airbrush foundation should be enough to last the duration; on a hot summers day, I can’t promise everyone will completely shine-free. Pressed powder or blotting sheet can be the one thing that keeps your makeup looking picture-perfect, all day long.

    To achieve a beautiful bridal makeup look that lasts, I leave each member of the bridal party with a little kit. You will receive a lipstick/lipgloss sample and applicator wand, blotting sheets and eyelash glue.

    To book your bridal makeup with Lucy Jayne contact

    To view prices and info see Lucy’s Bridal Services
  • Clinique Super City Block BB Compact Review

  • I think I may have found the one!… Well the perfect BB Cream anyway; the Clinique Super City Block BB Cream! At the moment my makeup routine is super minimal due to my little lady needing my attention 24/7 so putting a bit of slap on has gone from a luxurious 10 minutes to two minutes, if I am lucky!! (With my lack of sleep I need all the help I can get). Anything that makes this part of my morning run a bit smoother whilst making me look like I’m less tired is worth trying!

    The product that I am crushing on big time is the NEW Super City Block BB Cushion Compact SPF 50

    The Super City Block BB Cushion Compact SPF 50 a multitasking formula that delivers high broad-spectrum SPF protection, instant hydration and buildable coverage. This breakthrough fluid makeup in a cushion compact provides longwearing, breathable coverage while rich antioxidants shield skin from environmental aggressors, all in one‐step.

    Through innovative technology, a liquid BB cream is imbedded into a cushiony sponge, that is housed within an airtight engine that snaps into a portable compact. The applicator sponge in combination with the formula creates an unexpected cooling sensation that leaves skin ultra-refreshed and energised.

    The Details

    • Its airy formula adheres to skin for a seamless, perfected natural matte finish. Moderate buildable coverage that lasts for 8 hours.
    • All-physical, high‐level UVA/UVB sun protection. Paired with anti‐oxidants help to protect skin from harsh city life.
    • The applicator in combination with the innovative formula leaves skin with a refreshing, cooling feeling.
    • Provides sweat and humidity resistance while controlling oil and shine for hours.
    • Suitable for full-face application or on the go touch‐ups.
    • Available in 8 shades

    NEW Super City Block BB Cushion Compact SPF 50 RRP £30.00/ €40.00

    Available exclusively at Fenwicks from July 2016!

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    Clinique super city Bb review

    They say that a BB cream is the only product you will need after you wash your face. This is the first time I have properly used a BB cream on a daily basis and I have to agree! I still use a moisturiser but this BB is a light to medium coverage that’s very build-able. Another plus point to this is that is covers my post pregnancy pigmentation across my forehead and top lip. Extra coverage is definitely needed here and the sponge is great for adding more product to the areas that need it.

    There is no need for primer and the finish is really silky so my skin still looks like skin. So that’s high sun protection ✔️ no need for primer ✔️ and no powder ✔️✔️
    It’s not completely perfect as its not as long lasting as I would hope but the compact is east to use and you can reapply as needed.

    Here are the products I used to create my (very quick) everyday makeup (all available from Fenwick):

    Moisture Surge
    Super City Block BB Compact in 02 Moderately Fair
    High Impact Mascara
    Chubby Stick in 07 Super Strawberry

    Soleil Tan Bronzer
    Benefit Brow Zings
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    My super quick makeup routine! Ta-da!
  • Award Winning Makeup Artist

  • Award Winning Makeup Artist

    The Kent Wedding Awards 2015 was back in November, I wasn’t able to attend this year because I was at my last NCT class… and I don’t think I would have been able to stay awake past the sit-down meal. Unfortunately last year I didn’t go either because I was on my mini-moon as I had just got married – Wow what a year its been!

    I love to be part of events like this, chatting and networking with other wedding professionals that you don’t normally get to have a ‘proper’ chat with, because you are always zoned in working hard. I am the person that hates missing out but I was fine with it this year due to my sheer exhaustion of finishing up work and cooking this baby! Imagine my surprise when I sent out a text to friends that were attending, only to be told that my name had been called.

    I was the winner of the Wedding Beauty Award!!! I was over the moon and celebrated with a cup of tea and pack of biscuits (remember I am pregnant lol). Next year I will be making up for it!!

    This year has been pretty hard, but work has been a wonderful distraction to all of the other things going on in my life. Winning this award has made it a lovely end to this crazy year and I am looking forward to having a little rest… having our baby (apparently not going to be a rest) and then meeting lots of new brides in the new year!!

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    The Kent Wedding Awards

    The Awards Feature in A Kentish Ceremony Magazine

    Thanks to Catherine Hill for my lovely headshot!

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  • The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards

  • Getting recognition for doing something you absolutely adore is such a wonderful feeling! I was nominated by one of my brides for the 2016 Wedding Industry Awards. I thought I would apply and see how far I could get! The awards for this area cover the whole of the South East (this includes London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent) so I knew the competition would be really tough being amongst some fab MUA’s.

    I couldn’t believe it but I was shortlisted as a Regional Finalist (thanks to my bride’s votes and kind words) so myself and my mum went to the awards ceremony to do some networking. Keeping everything crossed that I might win and not go into labour at the same time. Lol!

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    Unfortunately, I didn’t get to be a winner this year, but the ladies that did (I.D. Beauty/Sussex) were so good, it was well deserved.

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    Here is what it’s all about for me when my name wasn’t called I didn’t feel sad – I was so excited. I knew that I would now be able to access the incredible testimonials that my brides had given me and I couldn’t wait!!

    Here is what they thought about me and my service as a makeup artist on their special day. This is why I  love what I do!…


    General Comments (in random order)

    Lucy Jayne provided a brilliant service from start to finish. She did a fabulous job of both mine and my bridesmaids makeup on the big day. She was so friendly and really helped me at ease on the morning of the day. I would recommend her to anyone getting married.

    Mrs Felicity Candlish (Furness)

    Lucy is such an easy person to talk to when she came to do the makeup trials we talked through what I wanted and when she had finished I didn’t want to change a thing! I’m not confident with makeup so wear very little, Lucy didn’t go over the top and I felt so beautiful on my wedding day. Lucy was also patient with my mum who is very indecisive about what she wanted and my bridesmaids looked gorgeous. I felt so comfortable with Lucy and she was so knowledgeable about makeup styles & products.

    Mrs Louise Hicks (Whiffin)

    Lucy was patient and listened to my entire wedding themes and ideas before advising me on makeup. She was knowledgable about different looks we could achieve and was willing to try several options prior to the wedding day to be sure I was happy with my final decision and look. Lucy also helped me find my hair designer too which was another area that I was struggling with so all in all she made the wedding planning process fun and stress-free.

    Mrs Laura Keeper (Williams)

    Lovely Lady, really professional and calming 🙂 had such an amazing day and felt like a beautiful bride. One of my bridesmaids (sister in law – 16) never wore makeup before but Lucy was very good with her and she looked stunning. Lucy asked lots of questions and was very keen to give me the exact look I wanted. Thank you, Lucy, you really do deserve this x

    Mrs Katie Legg (Fleury)

    Lucy was vital to the smooth running of my wedding. Calm and collected throughout. I had never had my makeup done by anyone else before my trial and was nervous about someone being able to do my makeup ‘the way I like it’ but lucy listened to the requests of me and my maids perfectly. My makeup stayed looking beautiful all evening, with no touch-ups! Thankyou xx

    Mrs Jessica Wood

    I spent a long time searching for a makeup artist online. Lucy Jaynes website and makeup artistry instantly appealed to me. Communication with Lucy was prompt and efficient. At my consultation, she was patient and really understood the makeup that I wanted on my wedding day. On the day, she was a huge calming influence and my makeup looked fabulous. Everyone commented on how lovely it looked. It stayed on all day and looks fab in the photos.

    Mrs lea Tippett

    Lucy completed a trial run of the wedding make up a few weeks before the big day, she took note of what I wanted (to not look completely different but enhance my dire makeup skills) after the trial she took pictures which I could look back on so I could change ideas before the day. For the day Lucy made subtle changes based on my thoughts from the trial and gave me h8nts and tips for makeup i could wear every day. Very friendly and always professional

    Mrs Amy Hulks (Lucy)

    I booked Lucy following a recommendation from a friend. Lucy did my makeup as well as my mum and sister. We all have varying skin colours and types and different thoughts of how we wanted to look. Lucy listened to this and along with her advise we were all very pleased with the final outcome. Lucy also provided touch up amounts of makeup to keep us looking great throughout the day. Lucy was patient in the mayhem and chaos & all in all very professional I have also recommended her to others since


    Lucy was amazing! She really listened to what myself and my bridesmaid wanted. I felt a million dollars and everyone commented! Her prices I felt were fair too. She used great products which lasted for the entire day/night. I never needed to reapply anything. You can tell how much passion she has for her work and clearly it reflects how happy I was on the day! Highly recommend and will always want to book Lucy in the future when I need to feel AMAZING!

    Mrs Charlotte Woollett (fennings)

    Lucy is a true artist in every form and this is why…. -Lucy is a skilled makeup artist who created the look I wanted using suitable colours and textures for my skin type. -Lucy emphasized all of my best features. -She complimented the style of my gown, hairstyle, and the colour of my bouquet. -She understands camera techniques, which is key to any bride as photographing well is important on your big day.

    Mrs Hannah Crow

    I don’t normally wear makeup so her guidance on a look I wasn’t sure I was looking for was excellent. I wore fake eyelashes which I’d never worn before and they were applied so well I didn’t know they were there and they looked amazing. I felt comfortable and at ease in her company. Overall she did a fantastic job and made my day extra special.

    Mrs Ceri Donovan

    Lucy was an amazing make-up artist. She was prompt and very professional. Myself, my mum and all 3 bridesmaids were soooo happy and impressed with our make-up which stayed on all day without the need to touch the make-up up. Highly recommended.

    Mrs Lucy Bird

    I am not someone that has a lot of confidence in their looks and really struggle with makeup. I was really worried I would have a make-up artist who made me feel silly or pick up my flaws. But Lucy was the most amazing find. Her laid-back but professional, kind, warm and friendly nature put me completely at ease. She picked out my best features, face mapped my face, was on hand at all times to provide advice and order extra products. She gives me faith in the make-up industry.

    Mrs Katy Bryant (Silvester)

    Lucy was amazing! Her work is amazing, and she is very professional, I would recommend her to everyone, and I will Carry on using her for when I need my makeup doing 🙂

    Mrs Juliette Davis (Aldridge)

    Lucy was amazing from start to finish! I had been let down last minute by another artist and LucyJayne did everything she could to accommodate me. The makeup trial put me at ease and Lucy took my brief and confidently and bought it to life. On the day, having my make up done was one of the best bits of the day! Lucy was very accommodating and even paused whilst we had a very late breakfast. My make up was even better on the day and was flawless until I took it off. One word…excellent!

    Mrs Abigail Cooper (Fox)

    I was so impressed by Lucy, She is so professional and I felt in very safe hands. I had not had my makeup done previously so was a little anxious, but Lucy’s lovely friendly and calm nature quickly put me at ease. I have oily skin and I still can’t get over the fact that I did not get shiny, my makeup looked as good at 1 am as it did when it was first done. My mum and sister also had their makeup done by Lucy and I have never seen them look so beautiful. I will recommend her to all of my friends!

    Mrs Sophie Southgate

    Lucy Jayne did a great job on the day – fitting around hairdressing issues, which in turn made her schedule change but she was very accommodating. The makeup itself on the day was great and stayed put all day. Many people commented on how they liked it as it was very natural. Lucy Jayne is very friendly and makes you feel at ease… Made getting ready an experience in itself. Would highly recommend.

    Mrs Laura Nichols (Andrews)

    Lucy was a godsend. so professional and put me at ease on my wedding day. I couldn’t thank her enough. my make up was so natural and she knew exactly what I was after. it looked as perfect at the end of a very busy day as it did when I said I do to my now wonderful husband. so a big thank you Lucy you are a star.

    Mrs Jackie Hooper (Carter)

    I would recommend Lucy Jayne to any brides seeking a talented makeup artist who will put them at ease on the day. She isn’t pushy or a big character – just very friendly, personable and adaptable. I wasn’t very good at explaining what I wanted at my trial, and so came away with a look that I wasn’t sure about. However, I communicated these concerns to Lucy who wasn’t offended and was able to adapt my look on the day to create exactly what I wanted. My make up lasted all day and was perfect.


    Lucy had such creativity and flair and understood the look ideas going for right from our first meeting. She was fun to be around, had a great relationship with myself and my wedding party and really helped to make my day even more special. I would recommend her to anybody!

    Mrs Sarah Watson (Stanton)

    Lucy was an absolute pleasure to work with and be around. She took the time to listen and try out new things in consultation, she made it so exciting for me. She took my vision and took it to the next level, and the end result was beautiful. It was far better than I could have imagined and stood out in the photos. Lucy was extremely professional at all times. She clearly loves what she does and it is infectious! She worked so well with my hairstylist so that everything worked perfectly.

    Mrs Kristy Davies (Harkett)

    From the moment I met Lucy, I knew I had made the right choice in having my make up done professionally for the big day. She was so friendly and kind and made me feel so comfortable. I had eczema around my eyes during the trial and Lucy gave advice on products I should be using, luckily this had cleared up in time for the big day. She also gave a helping hand in helping me get into my dress! The makeup was beautiful and I got so many compliments throughout the day, I really did feel amazing!

    Mrs Liza Blissett (Hackney)

    Lucy Jane did a great job with the makeup. I heard nothing but compliments from my family and guests. She managed to make me look good but still like myself.

    Dr Susanne Schroeder

    From initial contact right through to the wedding, Lucy was extremely friendly and professional. I changed my mind slightly on the day from what we went for at the trial and Lucy was so accommodating of this. She was definitely a calming presence on the day! Lucy covered problem areas on my skin flawlessly, she does incredible eye makeup and It lasted all day, I absolutely loved it. She also created beautiful makeup looks for my bridesmaids which they loved. A very talented makeup artist!

    Mrs Yasmin Ward (East)

    Lucy was lovely from the first time she arrived at my house for a trial to the moment she left me on my wedding day after completing the most beautiful makeup for myself, my bridesmaids and my mum. She was professional and understood exactly the look I wanted and the style of the wedding we were having. She helped us choose the right tones for the day and everyone looked perfect.

    Mrs Kerry Yeomans

    Lucy was amazing and so professional when I conveyed to her the changes I wanted after the trial, she understood completely and did my makeup exactly how I wanted it. I’m so glad I booked with Lucy =D

    Mrs Sarah Liu

    Lucy Jayne was our stand-out supplier! She was warm, friendly and professional at all times and completely put us at ease. I had total confidence in her throughout and really enjoyed my time with her at the trial and on our wedding day. The makeup was flawless and individual and looked immaculate all day and night. Lucy Jayne perfectly interpreted our preferences into something that really suited each of us. Versatile, enthusiastic, great value for money. Highly recommend to anyone and everyone!

    Mrs Emily Brushett

    Lucy is an exceptionally talented makeup artist. She was able to guide me on the look that would suit my face and transformed my look in a beautiful and subtle way. I would recommend her to any bride wanting to look absolutely perfect on their wedding day. Lucy was approachable and extremely patient, exactly what you want as a bride. I have had so many comments on how beautiful my make up was on the day and it lasted the whole day looking as good in the evening as it did in the afternoon.

    Mrs Fions Vail (Solly)

    Lucy was fantastic, she made me feel like a princess.

    Mrs Nikki Taylor-Price

    Lucy’s artistry skills are obvious from reviewing her website. Her warm yet calm personality and flexible and passionate approach to her craft left me feeling very well looked after in the preparations and on my big day.

    Mrs Caroline Burton

    Lucy was booked after my sister in law had her for her wedding. Her service is next to none. She is personable and has a real passion for her field. From day one Lucy understood my vision and was able to bring this to life. She didn’t once influence, merely used her expertise to deliver an extremely high standard service. Lucy worked very closely with my hairdresser to ensure the two elements complemented each other. She made me feel like a princess on my very special day. Thank you!

    Mrs Laura O’Leary (Tanner)

    Lucy-Jayne is the best make up artist I have ever used, she is professional and very talented. She makes everybody feel at ease and is a true artist. Lucy-Jayne made me feel absolutely beautiful and I wish that she could do my makeup every single day

    Mrs Katy Herbert (Shroder)

    Lucy was extremely helpful and put me at ease straight from the first time I met her. I don’t wear very much makeup at all. So having my make up done for my wedding was extremely scary and daunting but important for me to look nice throughout the day. Lucy and I discussed that the natural look and gave me some options. I had my first trial and I loved the look. On my wedding day, Lucy was punctual and made me feel very relaxed. My make up was fantastic. I loved everything about it.

    Mrs Joanne Hosking (cox)

    Lucy was amazing, she is so friendly I instantly felt at ease. It was amazing to be a princess for a day and Lucy was a huge part of that for me. My make up felt natural and all day people commented on how amazing it looked.

    Mrs Marie GODDEN

    Lucy was just excellent, very professional over phone and email when I first booked her and regularly updated me with invoices and wedding day timings so I felt confident of her ability even before my trial. On both, the trial and day of the wedding she kept me calm, was very friendly and my makeup and my bridesmaids make up was wonderful. All of our make up lasted the whole day too and we particularly like having sample lipsticks to touch up during the day. I will definitely recommend Lucy.

    Mrs Annick Treslove

    Very good loved my make up for my wedding x

    Mrs Katie Bartlett (hills)

    Professional from start to finish. Very friendly and made a relaxed atmosphere, felt like I was in good hands lathe whole time. Had lots of compliments on my make up on the day.

    Mrs Hannah Ferris (Duke-Oddy)

    Lucy is a very professional makeup artist & I would recommend her every time someone needs their makeup done, either for a wedding or special occasion, she made the booking process easy and it was clear how much I had to pay & how she arrived on time to all appointments and was very friendly when arriving making it feel like she was another friend joining the build-up to the wedding. She is brilliant at her craft and should be very proud of the looks she creates for people on their special day.

    Mrs Amy Sayer

    Lucy was very friendly and helpful throughout the whole wedding makeup process. She made everyone feel very special and everyone was extremely happy with their final makeup on the day

    Mrs Tiana Emptage (James)

    Lucy Jayne was very professional from the moment I contacted her about doing my wedding make up. I know how popular she is so I really hoped that she would be free to do my make up. She has a very strong work ethic & is extremely passionate about the industry and this portrays in her work which is of a very high standard. My consultation was great, lucy knew just the look I was looking for before I even knew what I wanted! She made me feel truly beautiful & a million dollars on my wedding day!

    Mrs Sophie Richardson (Sharratt)

    Lucy Jayne was fabulous throughout. Before the wedding, she made sure she understood exactly what I wanted and also took time with all my ladies to ensure likewise. She made us all feel so comfortable, even the shy ladies who were not used to using makeup. My sister in law nearly cried when she saw how lovely she looked. On the day everyone said how stunning I looked which was amazing as I am 48 years old – Lucy’s make up lasted perfectly all day and I can’t thank her enough

    Mrs Kathryn Ayton

    Why They Booked (in random order)

    She was very professional and lovely at the same time

    Mrs Juliette Davis (Aldridge)

    She helped me choose a look that suited me and was in keeping with the whole look of my wedding. She was friendly and remained professional throughout.

    Mrs Ceri Donovan

    A family member recommended her and I liked her website/Facebook and previous work.

    Mrs Jessica Wood

    Her wonderful gallery of brides on her website and social media!

    Mrs Nikki Taylor-Price

    My friend booked Lucy for her wedding and looked stunning. I knew that I wanted Lucy to do my make up from then on.

    Mrs Fions Vail (Solly)

    I saw her work on a Facebook page and thought that it was fab.

    Mrs Tiana Emptage (James)

    My best friend had Lucy do her wedding makeup and I also had mine done being the bridesmaid, I was so pleased with the way she applied my make up as I don’t normally wear any that the first thing I did when I got engaged is booked her to do my wedding makeup too.

    Mrs Amy Sayer

    I booked Lucy after looking at other peoples websites in the local area and following recommendations from friends. Lucys costs were reasonable and there were no hidden extras. Following a consultation, Lucy presented as professional knowledgeable friendly and non-judgemental. A definite


    She was recommended to me by our photographer and after looking at her website I decided to get in contact.

    Mrs Kerry Yeomans

    Lucy has a great website with good prices, my friend had also recommended her. When I emailed she was really quick to get back to me and answer all my questions.

    Mrs Annick Treslove

    I went for a makeup lesson with Lucy to gain more confidence with makeup. She made me feel very comfortable at the lesson and showed me very easy steps to apply my makeup to get different effects. She was so easy to talk to and very knowledgeable about her area of expertise. I knew she was the right person to do my make up for my wedding after meeting her and seeing her work on Facebook.

    Mrs Louise Hicks (Whiffin)

    Lucy’s website is very professional and contained all the relevant information. and the photos of the bridal makeup on her website looked amazing.

    Mrs Sarah Liu

    I was impressed by her website and her versatile portfolio of bridal looks. I follower her on Instagram which she regularly updated with pictures of her brides and advice which I thought was great. Her website was easy to use and well presented. The main reason for booking was that I love her work!

    Mrs Yasmin Ward (East)

    Recommended by my best friend who also had her makeup done by Lucy for her wedding

    Mrs Liza Blissett (Hackney)

    Her blog photos really sold it for me. She has a unique style and clearly is leading the profession in our county.

    Mrs Abigail Cooper (Fox)

    I had seen pictures on her Instagram and Facebook pages and the brides looked so naturally beautiful. She responded so quickly to my first contact and was so efficient with her communication. When I met her for the trial I knew she understood exactly what I wanted and I loved the result! Lucy has such a lovely personality and iI felt like I had known her for years! I honestly cannot recommend her enough.

    Mrs Sophie Southgate

    Lucy was recommended to me through a friend she was easy to get hold of and had very reasonable charges. I had seen the makeup she’d done for my friend and felt she would do an amazing job

    Mrs Amy Hulks (Lucy)

    Having followed Lucy Jayne’s makeup blogs over the years and seeing what incredible work she does. All I wanted was Lucy to do my wedding make up. She is always on-trend and is very knowledgable about the industry and uses top of the range products; along with being very professional but relaxed and fun!

    Mrs Sophie Richardson (Sharratt)

    For wedding day makeup. Loved her online portfolio and thought she was good value.

    Mrs Felicity Candlish (Furness)

    I saw Lucy had been recommended by friends on Facebook so looked up her page and was really impressed by what I saw. When I called her she was prompt in getting back to me and remained attentive throughout

    Mrs Kathryn Ayton

    I was a bridesmaid at a wedding she had done previously and thought she did such an amazing job.

    Mrs Katie Legg (Fleury)

    Prompt response to an enquiry on the website. Excellent quality of the website and reasonable pricing.

    Mrs Hannah Ferris (Duke-Oddy)

    Lucy was lovely and I felt instantly at ease with her. I felt I could say if I didn’t like something and she took any constructive criticism on the chin and adapted my make up to what I wanted without losing any integrity to her quality and skills. Lucy also worked well with my entire bridal party especially my sister who was my Maid of Honour and does not wear makeup often if at all. Having recently recovered from breast cancer she was nervous about being so made up and actually loved her look so much on the wedding day it’s inspired her to renew her own wedding vows after 25 years of marriage. I would highly recommend Lucy to any friends and family looking for a makeup artist for any occasion.

    Mrs Laura Keeper (Williams)

    For my wedding make-up. I have seen her recommended by other people and was blown away with how professional and talented she is. I felt very lucky to have her.

    Mrs Katy Bryant (Silvester)

    Lucy has a lot of experience and has extensive knowledge about the bridal makeup industry. She made me feel relaxed and has a calming influence on everyone around her. From the moment I met Lucy I knew she was the make-up artist for me. She is so talented and I would recommend her highly to any bride.

    Mrs Hannah Crow

    I have used Lucy before for my 30th Birthday and she was instantly my first choice when planning my wedding,

    Mrs Katy Herbert (Shroder)

    Initially it was her lovely website with photos of previous brides. The consultation was fabulous and gave me confidence that she was the make up artist for me.

    Mrs lea Tippett

    I saw Lucy’s website and blog and was impressed with her work. But above that, it was clear that she was creative and passionate about her work, and I wanted to try something different. I felt that Lucy would be the ideal person to collaborate with, to avoid having a standard wedding look. She did not disappoint and am so glad I booked Lucy Jayne.

    Mrs Kristy Davies (Harkett)

    Lucy Jayne was recommended to me by the venue. In addition, I thought her website was very accessible and professional-looking. She also outlines her prices on the website, so you know what to expect from the very beginning.


    I’m a hairstylist and one of my customers had Lucy for her wedding day. I saw the trial photos and the photos from the actual day and she was exactly what I wanted!

    Mrs Charlotte Woollett (fennings)

    She was recommended to me by my hairdresser. When we met I was pleased with the trial.

    Mrs Laura Nichols (Andrews)

    Lucy was friendly, punctual and extremely good at what she does I would highly recommend her to any of my friends or family. Lucy certainly deserves to be makeup artist 2016.

    Mrs Joanne hosking (cox)

    Original. Relevant and up to date ideas. Amazing personality!

    Mrs Sarah Watson (Stanton)

    Lucy Jane came recommended by our photographer. After looking at her homepage and contacting her I was very confident in her abilities.

    Dr Susanne Schroeder

  • Ell and Cee Bridal Lingerie

  • My last fashion makeup job pre maternity leave was with my fave – Ell and Cee Bridal Lingerie, shooting for their Winter Luxe Collection. It’s always so much fun working with a lovely girly team so with the edition of one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever eaten, was a damn good day at the office! Saying that it might not have been the best thing to be working on when you are the size of a small house with a beautiful pixie-like model, casually frolicking in on a freshly made bed…

    All I can say is thank god for the cake – I can worry about my post baby body goals another day lol!

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    I am lucky enough to work with this brand a lot and is my first recommendation when my brides are looking for something a bit special in the bridal lingerie department.

    In fact I was adorned with beautiful Ell and Cee goodies on my wedding day last November and it made me feel so glamorous getting ready for my wedding prep. Here are a few piccies… Ah the memories!

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    Back to the shoot & fabulous bridal lingerie…..

    “Ell & Cee is a luxe British Lingerie & Lounge brand. The signature look is deliciously feminine with a modern bohemian edge. Garments are made from the finest silks and chiffons to ensure the best quality and are manufactured in the UK – with many of the garments hand finished in house. The more bridal inspired pieces will be launched early next year with lace up details, embellished bras and cut out knickers in soft Champagne and pale Ivory.”

    The No Makeup – Makeup

    The feel of this shoot was paired back and relaxed. Coupled with the luxury of the room style and white washed walls of the location house it all fitted perfectly. Hair and makeup was completely minimal. That gorgeous, no makeup – makeup look! Of course there was makeup, not loads but applied in a way to give flawless glowing skin. Basically how we would all like to wake up in the morning… Lol!

    Here is a before and after picture of the gorge model Laura, you can see how lovely and even her skin tone is with a lightweight foundation and highlighting. No heavy contouring here kids, just a subtle mix of lighter toned concealer blended with her foundation to ‘lift’ where the light would catch her face and a mix of cream highlighters on top to give that uber dewy feel.

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    Lucy jayne makeup natural makeup look

    Here is a slightly better shot to show the highlighting on her face (cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of her nose and cupids bow) as the natural light hit her face.

    The finished article!! Some of my favourite images from this beautiful shoot. 
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    ell and cee bridal lingerie lucy jayne makeup
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    Ell & cee winter luxe lingerie
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    All garments available now, so its only fair you treat yourself.. It is Christmas after all!! 

    Ell & Cee, shop the lingerie collection: &

    Ell & Cee feature on Festival Brides Blog:

    Model Laura Elliot


    Here is my editorial gallery that showcases some of the previous Ell & Cee campaigns:

    (My wedding photos are by Benjamin Toms)

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  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow

  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow Makeup Review

    Here is my review on this beaut of a product! I am not one to follow the crowd, but here I make an exception! I have wasted so much money in the past on products that get rave reviews but don’t live up to the hype. After purchasing the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow I am now in love with this beautiful product.

    Let me start with the packaging; Visually this product looks every bit as luxurious as you would hope for in a high end product. It is a shiny golden beacon and whenever I have a makeup savvy bride in my chair; I know she can’t wait for me to use it! I apply it on every face I makeup and it gives the perfect sculpted enhancement.

    The bronzer ‘Sculpt’ side is highly pigmented which means a little product goes a long way. It can be used to softly sculpt the face or build it up for deeper bronzed look – depending on what finish the client requires.

    The highlighter ‘Glow’ side has a delicate golden sheen, and is perfect for creating a luminous sun-kissed highlight. This highlighter catches the light perfectly and it really does makes the skin glow in a pretty and youthful way. I am pleased that it doesn’t create the harsh metallic sparkle that some highlighters can have. Apply it anywhere the light might catch for a soft glow; the cuspids bow, brow bone, temples, cheek bones, collar bone, shoulders and sometimes the bridge or tip of the nose!.. This product is a perfect 10 and my new favourite!

    Here are some of my recent bridal clients that have had the Filmstar Bronze and Glow treatment. They look ready for the Red Carpet!

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  • Bridal Inspiration: My Gorgeous Gold Wedding Dress!! (2014)

  • The gold wedding dress

    From the very start, I knew that my dress would have to have some sequin embellishment. Until we viewed our venue we were planning a summer wedding, potentially in Spain (quite the contrast to our actual wedding) but my dad was quite poorly so we knew to do it abroad wasn’t an option.

    This was totally fine because as soon as we had the tour of our wedding venue we fell in love with how cool it was and we knew it would be wasted if we did it in the summer. We felt that the charm of The Bell Inn (eclectic country pub) would be more suited to a winter setting with the log fires and candles burning… And plenty of twinkly fairy lights thrown in!!

    I imagine that if our wedding had been on a beach in Spain I would have opted for a floaty boho dress. However, being a winter wedding my style is a bit more glam so the dresses I was drawn to were Sarah Seven and Ellie Saab – Quite fitted but floaty and a lot of sequin embellishment. In 2014 This style of dress was quite hard to come by unless you are a chic American bride on Pinterest, apparently!

    Luckily I met Charlotte of Wilden London at a bridal photoshoot last summer and we talked about my dress ideas. When I left I started to think about it and realised I wouldn’t be able to find this imaginary gold wedding dress I had dreamt up.

    I got in touch with Charlotte and the creation of the sequin gold wedding dress started there!…

    Wedding Dress inspiration

    The design process was lovely, Charlotte and I shared inspiration on secret Pinterest boards and she sketched different style dresses with all of the elements I wanted. It had to be gold with a low back and a1920s spin. From her designs, I picked the elements I liked and she started creating.

    The dress fitting was a real treat and something I really looked forward to. Getting my bridal tribe together and travelling to charlottes little studio in Epsom was just lovely. Seeing the process of my dream dress being created step-by-step was very special and an experience I will treasure. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous not seeing the finished article until a week or two before the wedding but I had to ‘go with it’. When I went for that final fitting it was just bloody perfect and everything I had dreamt it would be!

    Wedding dress

    The way I see it (and this is what I tell all of my brides) it’s the one day where you will be THIS glamorous, if you are going to do it you might as well go for it!! My fiancé didn’t expect a gold wedding dress (who would?) and he loved it!… 

    LJ xx

    Gold Wedding Dress Wilden Bride
    Gold Wedding Dress Wilden Bride
    Gold Wedding Dress Wilden Bride
    Gold Wedding Dress Wilden Bride
    Gold Wedding Dress Wilden Bride
    Gold Wedding Dress Wilden Bride
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    Here is a little bit about Charlotte, taken from her pretty website:

    I am very nice though, and make a mean cup of tea! (she really does)

    Bespoke design means that each dress is designed and made especially for you. All designs are made by Charlotte Wilden and are never replicated, meaning that your dress is truly your own – and that is the part that is most special.

    All gowns are couture, hand-made by Charlotte and her assistant just outside London, in Epsom.

    I like to see all of your images and ideas.
    Most brides have already started to make a scrap book of ideas, images from magazines and online sources. These can be sent to me in advance of your consultation if you like so that I can do some research to correspond with yours and bring more inspirations to look at. You could use a blogging site such as Tumblr, or Pinterest and send over a link via email.

    My Awesome Wedding Suppliers:

    The Dress: Wilden Bride London

    The Photographer: Benjamin Toms Photography

    The Hair: Vicki Lord Bridal Hair

    The Grooms Suit: Jack Bunneys

    The Venue: The Bell In Ticehurst

    The Lingerie: Ell & Cee

    The Makeup Artist: Me!

    Special thanks to Anna Marie who was Ben’s partner in crime for the day and another fabulous photographer!

    If you would like to read more about my wedding prep, check out my Wedding Skincare Routine.