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Wedding Make Up by The Lakes



Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life and all eyes will be on you!  It is essential that you look and feel your best throughout the Big Day and I am here to help you feel your absolute best.  Wedding make up tends to be the last thing a bride may think about when planning her wedding, but it is one of the most important things.   

Make up is my passion and with over 20 years experience I take pride in being able to offer my wedding service to my clients, helping you achieve the look that you have always wanted for your wedding day.  It is an absolute honour and privilege for me to be involved in such an important day in your life!

I have been involved in hundreds of wedding days over the years and can create the perfect look for the whole bridal party including mums, bridesmaids and friends.  Check out the "Wedding Gallery" tab above for some photos of previous brides.


I use some fantastic make up ranges including Chanel, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Lancome, Estee Lauder, NARS, Sephora and many more, ensuring that your make up lasts well into the night! You can be sure of a great, flawless finish to your make up and I regularly attend the latest make up courses, keeping me up to date with the latest looks and trends.

I also offer my brides to be beauty treatments to enhance your skin in readiness for your big day including the award winning Mircodermabrasion Facial, Caviar Facials and Collagen Facials as well as many other face, body and spa treatments. 


Imagine the excitement within your bridal party on the morning of your wedding, knowing that an experienced make up artist will arrive to make you all feel and look beautiful!  Having your make up done professionally takes the pressure off of you and gives you that precious moment to sit back, relax and enjoying being truly pampered. Afterall, every bride deserves some serious pampering!

Every bride will have a wedding make up trial session with me before the Big Day when we will discuss your skin type, the sort of look you want to achieve, along with the theme and style of your wedding.  This means that on your wedding day I will arrive at your chosen location with all the equipment necessary, a calming influence and a big smile!

I am based in West Bridgford but cover all areas of Nottinghamshire!

                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Austen Blakemore at www.weddingphotographynottingham.co.uk


Once you have decided that you would like your wedding make up professionally done all you have to do is get in touch to see if your wedding date is available.  Please note that throughout Spring and Summer I can be booked up month's in advance so it is always best to start thinking about your make up early on in the wedding planning. If the date is free I then send a booking form to you which you need to fill in and return to me with a £45 deposit to hold the date. Please call either 0115 981 6778 or email me at:  the-lakes@live.co.uk


All of my Brides will have a trial session with me to discuss their thoughts and ideas on the sort of look they want to achieve for their wedding day.  At the trial we will discuss what skin type you have and talk about any concerns you have with your skin.  You have to remember that your make up will only look as good as the skin undernearth it!  So it is important that we get your skin looking it's best before the big day.  I can offer advice on different types of treatments available for skin that may look dull, pigmented, scarred, oily, blocked, spotty, dry or lined.  Rest assured there are treatments available to suit all types of skin and your skin really can be improved with a few simple steps.
We will then discuss what type of look you want to achieve for the Big Day.  Some ladies want a totally natural look, some fresh and dewy, some more glamorous. The look is totally up to you but if on the other hand you are not sure what you want, I can help you with some ideas, taking into consideration your skin type, face shape, colouring and features.  I then get to work on the Bride givng make up hints and tips along the way!

I can also do make up trials for the rest of your bridal party too including mums, maids of honour, bridesmaids and friends (or they can just have their make up done on the Big Day - whichever suits the bridal party best).

Trials usually take place 6 to 8 weeks before the Wedding Day and takes between 1.5 and 2 hours, taking place at The Lakes Beauty Room in West Bridgford. All make up balances are due at your Trial Session and can be paid by either cheque or cash.

This is when the fun begins!  I arrive at your chosen venue on the Big Day, be it at your home or a hotel with all of my ma
ke up kit and a spring in my step!  We will have discussed timings at your trial (you may be having a hairdresser as well as a make up artist!) and I always arrive in plenty of time.  There is no set pattern as to who's make up I do first, but it is preferable to do any bridesmaids/mums first and the Bride last. This gives the chance for the bridesmaids and mums to get the dress etc ready for you and also give you chance to sit down and relax before stepping into the gown!  It is also preferable that your hair will be done before I start the makeovers. The Wedding Day make up will take around half an hour per face and there is no limit on how many make ups I have to do on the Big Day. I will make sure that each and every one of your bridal party looks immaculate and ready to walk down that isle!