On Friday I had such joy in helping Ellie look beautiful for her trip up the aisle to marry her love Andy.
Ellie originally booked me to create her wedding makeup only, but when she realised I also did hair she asked for a trial as she’d had 5 trials elsewhere and wasn’t happy with any of them. On the day of her trial Ellie wasn’t going to have a hair trial as she had resigned herself to not being able to have the look she very much wanted. After listening to her tale and asking a few relevant questions, Mum Jackie stepped in and asked if I could do a hair trial then and there. Of course I could so I set about translating what I thought Ellie wanted.
Several hours later hair and makeup complete with the addition of her veil we went to look in the mirror. Tears of joy from Ellie and a sigh of relief from mum.
I was delighted as I knew Ellie would now be looking forward to her wedding as any bride should, with excitement and joy at being able to look as beautiful as she should.
Ellie’s wedding preparations were very relaxed. We had a quick hello from my mini schnauzer puppy Buster (Mum, Jackie loves dogs and asked me to bring him into the house), Buster comes to work with me as much as possible and loves all the attention he gets. Mum was first in the makeup chair and then popped out to the hairdressers. The the rest of the morning was spent getting Ellie ready. When it was time for Ellie to step into her dress, we had to wriggle the dress over her head trying to avoid disturbing her hair and makeup – her bridesmaids did a sterling job and nothing needed to be touched up – phew!
Whilst photos were being taken I helped peel labels off shoes and tie ribbons on cars.
Then it was time for me to say my farewells. Ellie looked so pretty in her high necked dress, ready for her drive in the sunshine to Holdsworth House in Halifax where she would be marrying the man of her dreams. Congratulations Ellie & Andy and have an amazing time in America on Honeymoon xx