Services, Online Booking & Wedding Information
Wedding Information & Tips
Please remember to book your Wedding well ahead, as we get very full up to 18 months in advance. Once we receive some information from you, we will supply you with a Quote to consider based on that information. Once you have confirmed, we will lock in your date. A Quote does not constitute as a Booking, and we cannot Hold a Date until you have confirmed. We may require a deposit at time of booking or closer to the day. Please read our Terms and Conditions. We are able to help you with other area's of your Wedding too, so please just ask if you need help with entertainment, food, photography, venues etc, and we will put you on to trusted professionals.
During this consultation you will be asked to describe your current makeup routine and what you want to look like on your wedding day. Other important items to discuss are the location of your wedding (indoors/outdoors), time of day, colours, flowers and the ambiance of the wedding. Do you want a romantic, vintage, modern or natural look? Finally, the most important piece, the wedding dress! The colour (warm/cool), neckline, jewelry and hairstyle will influence the look for your big day!
For your trial, wear a button down shirt as close to the colour of your dress as possible, and also on the wedding day. If you show up in sweat pants and a t-shirt, it may be hard to envision the look for your wedding day. If you don’t have a button down close in colour, wear something dressy to your trial. Also, have your veil and jewelry available if already picked out.
It’s important to communicate what you like and dislike about makeup during your trial. Being open and clear with your artist will only give you comfort knowing that she knows your preferences.
Schedule your first trial run no further than 2 months before your wedding date. If you plan to change your look at all (hair and/or skin colour) wait to schedule your trial until your look is complete. If you plan to tan your skin or have a spray tan applied for your wedding day, make sure you have it done for your trial as well.
If you will be doing your own touch ups for the festivities, our artists can order the products used and provide them to you on wedding day. Simply request the order of those touch-up items during trial (lipstick, gloss, etc…)
2-4 Weeks Prior
We require photos of makeup/hair styles you like in advance so experimentation and/or searching for photos on electronic devices at the time of appointment can be avoided. You can share these photos via email. Simply notify us when you’ve set up a pin board ready for viewing.
Make sure your eyebrows are groomed at least 1 week prior to wedding day.
Mother’s and Wedding Party
UP DO – For a full updo, it is best if the hair has been washed either the night before dependent upon whether you wash your hair every day or not. Good rule of thumb is to blow dry hair upside down after using volumizing mousse or blow dry product if you will be blow drying your hair yourself prior to style.
Day of Wedding
Stay hydrated, and keep SPF on your skin prior to your wedding and most importantly, drink and a good amount of water before arriving to your wedding destination.
Exfoliate your lips by using a wash cloth and lip balm after your shower. This will help your lipstick stay on longer and create a smooth surface for application. Shower first thing in the morning so you’re ready for the bride’s festivities, regardless of your appointment time. Also, have all makeup removed the night before.
Show up with a clean, moisturized face. Or, if you’re very particular with your makeup, we suggest that you arrive with pictures of your everyday makeup.
Not only communicate what you want, but also what you don’t like about makeup. Being open and clear with your artist will only give you comfort knowing that she knows your likes and dislikes.
Let the stylist know at the time of the appointment whether you have any skin issues before preparation. Bring lipstick and/or gloss for touch-ups during festivities.
Let us take care of the rest!
Extra Helpful Tips
* Are your bridesmaids going to have their hair and makeup done on your wedding day? It’s best to have a consistent and professional look applied by the experts!
* Purchase some blotting papers to take down shine for photos.
* Please do not try any new skincare products or get facials/microdermabrasion if you never have before. We want to avoid any reactions within 1 month of wedding date.
* If you use any eye cream, be sure to use only at night. Creams need your sleep time to absorb fully to work its best during the skin’s rejuvenation process. If you also use an eye product during the day, try serums or rollers. These products absorb fast and provide great results without creasing after makeup application.
* For the wedding day, every woman in the bridal party should wear loose button-down tops and no bras (they will leave unwanted marks on the skin).
* Please remember if you or anyone in the bridal party is doing an updo or curls, do not wash your hair the morning of the wedding. For best results hair should be washed the day before and kept free of styling products.
* Anyone with curly/wavy hair needs to arrive with hair blown straight or let us know in advance if they will need the additional service and time.
* Pick one or two styles for hairstylists to choose from and keep in mind the more complicated the style, the longer it will take.
* Clarify with the wedding party prior to wedding day what each person will owe for hair and makeup, so there is no last minute confusion settling the bills.
* Pack safety pins, needle and thread that matches the dresses, have everyone try the dresses, tuxedos etc on two days prior to make sure everything fits and there are no broken buttons, zippers, missing items including socks, cuff links and button-hole covers. Remind everyone to make sure they have the right under garments that do not show under gowns.
* Each member of the bridal party should have their dress and shoes labeled to avoid confusion when getting dressed—this goes for the men too!
* Wear shoes a few times to break them in.
* Create an i-pod play list with your favorite music to help you relax and enjoy the day.
* Pack your jewelry, shoes, perfume, undergarments, something old, something borrowed, and something blue, along with any sentimental items you want to have with you.
* Plan on eating that morning and afternoon, an empty stomach plus adrenaline equals a fainting spell waiting to happen.
* On the wedding day, be sure the flowers/bouquets are blotted with towels if they are in water before bridal party picks them up to avoid water marks on dresses
Most of all, remember to breathe! Take it all in and enjoy every second, do not sweat the small stuff and be sure to enjoy your own magical day together.