Bride’s perspective – Why I chose Absolutely Flawless
Choosing any supplier for your wedding day can be a daunting task – after all, you probably have an idea of how you want things to look and a vision of how you see yourself looking on your big day.
I know I was particularly worried about getting the right suppliers for my wedding -especially the right makeup artist as I was quite nervous about having all those photographs taken and worrying I wouldn’t look ‘right’ in them!!
I researched and spoke to several different makeup artists around Cheshire and the North West but what stood out about Jo was not only the amazing ‘before and after’ transformations she had on the website but how much time she spent listening to my ideas and wishes from the first phone call. I instantly felt that she was going to work WITH me rather than just AT me.
I have to admit, I wasn’t 100% sure on what kind of wedding makeup would suit me as I usually don’t wear eyeshadow or much lipstick so it was really useful to spend some time at the trial consultation discussing my preferences and blending that with Jo’s expertise and advice (I learnt loads!!).
Most of my bridal party also had a trial and I think it helped to put our minds at ease (there were a few worries from some that had had bad experiences with other makeup artists we were all going to end up looking like clowns or not feeling like ourselves) so I’d really recommend having a trial!
It was only at my trial that I realised I didn’t actual like the colours I thought would suit me and Jo was so patient trying out different colours and styles (I don’t know how she didn’t lose her patience with my indecisiveness!).
My beautiful bridesmaids were all unique with different face shapes, colourings and preferences. I wanted to make sure that they all felt gorgeous and special on the day and knew this would take someone who could listen and adapt the makeup to suit each individual; Jo and the team definitely did that!
For me, it was extremely important that I connected with the person who I would be spending the morning of my wedding with (and I held this in mind when choosing all of my suppliers).
I was anticipating that I might be a little anxious and so it was a big plus that Jo and Natassja (our makeup artists) were so friendly, calm and in control as they were so professional and bubbly that it made us all feel at ease.
From someone who doesn’t usually like how they photograph, Jo and Natassja helped to make me actually like the way I looked (not an easy task, I can tell you!) and I am so happy with how my wedding makeup turned out.
Thank you so much ladies – I honestly can’t thank you enough!
(photos by Richard Milnes Photography)