A very Busy January weekend

January is normally a very quiet month for me i nearly all ways only ever have 1 wedding and manage to do a lot of trials at the weekends whilst i have the opportunity.

However this weekend from Thursday evening right round to Sunday has been non stop. Thursday evening i was working till 9.30pm doing a full set of acrylics and gel polish.

Friday i headed to the Purley way Croydon for the lovely Dawn’s wedding where i done Dawn and her 2 Bridesmaids hair, Dawn Booked me from The Reigate Manor wedding fayre last January. The wedding was a 2.30 ceremony so it was not an early start and Dawn was quite laid back but being an x hairdresser herself was quite particular about her hair. However we got to know each other really well and i am pleased to say i am now the only person she trusts to do anything with her hair what a massive compliment as i get to see her again as a regular client. The bridesmaids went for chunky plaits and curls and the bride having short hair had a blow dry style and a lot of back combing and hairspray. We had a fabulous morning and the photographer was really happy we got done so early leaving time for some shots before the wedding. Friday did not finish there either i then had a lash lift to do in the evening so again worked till 9.30pm.

Saturday again was not an early start as my lovely bride Louise had a 3pm service and i was only doing her make up. So after a nice easy start to the day i headed to Louise’s friend’s house in Redhill where she was getting ready. I have got to know Louise really well as she actually booked me back in 2015 but due to a few family reason’s had to postpone but finally walked down the aisle in 2019. Louise opted for the airbrush make up with quite a natural eye colour but she loved the salon system lashes and a flick with liquid liner. Louise also opted for a red lip not something i normally do for a bride but i have to say it really worked with the overall look and she looked amazing. After i finished the wedding i fitted in a bridal trial for one of my April Brides and even took another 2020 booking.

Now normally that would be weekend done but This Sunday was also The Sussex wedding fayre at The Hawth in Crawley. And i was on Model Make up Duties. So i was up and out early to do 5 Models make up for the catwalk show. Then i exhibited at the fayre till 4 pm. The Fayre is all ways a busy one and as of now i have 1 confirmed booking all ready with hopefully more to come.

And that is it thankfully as i am now shattered but its been a great weekend with happy brides and brides to be what a great start to 2019 for ABWE long may it continue love to all and thanks for taking the time to read and no to sign off and enjoy the rest of whats left of this weekend


First wedding of 2019

My first bride of 2019 was Amanda. Amanda contacted me via Facebook a month before her wedding in need of a makeup artist. Luckily being January I had a very quiet month with only 2 other weddings booked so had her date available 4th January.

Of course being a month before her big day we needed to fit in a trial which was a pretty mean feat being my december was crammed with work and so was Amanda’s. Luckily we agreed on her trial date being the 28th December that period between christmas and new years where no one knows what day of the week it is. So Amanda came in with her lovely daughter and we agreed airbrush was going to be amazing for her. We decided on a small pair of lashes which Amanda loved.

So The next time I saw her was on the wedding morning January 4th at The Grand Hotel Eastbourne. Never worked at this venue before and my first thoughts when I turned up was wow. It was a very bright if little bit chilly morning but dry which is what the bride wanted.

View from The Grand, Eastbourne

I went and found Amanda in her suite which was just as wow as I had imagined with an amazing view of the sea. I quickly set to work on the makeup for the bride and 2 bridesmaids. Then Amanda’s friend walked in and requested some lashes as did her mother in law. So I ended up doing more than intended.

The morning went very fast and Amanda got in to her gorgeous dress and looked amazing as did her bridesmaids.

It was a massive pleasure being part of this big day and my first wedding of the year was lovely and calm. And Amanda the perfect bride. I hope you and your husband have the best honeymoon in the USA enjoy the lovely weather and massive congratulations.

Thanks for stopping by to read this, catch you all again soon…..Claire x