For my latest blog post, I’ve decided to feature a wedding I did hair and make-up for back in August; the wedding of Carly and Andrew at New Lanark Mill Hotel.
Carly originally contacted me back in November 2016, which in terms of wedding planning, is later than some to be arranging hair and makeup. Fortunately though, I still had her date free so I provided her with a quote and was delighted to receive an email a few days later saying she’d like to go ahead and book!
In 2017 there’s been a definite trend amongst my brides, in that quite a few of them don’t live in Scotland, but were coming here to get married. And Carly was one of them.
To be honest, this doesn’t pose any real problems to me, other than making sure I can fit the bride in for a trial around her schedule of when she’s going to be in the area. Or if she can’t make it here for a trial beforehand, ensuring I have a good idea of her requirements for the day.
I met with Carly in March for her hair and make-up trial, when she was here for the weekend on a wedding planning trip. We discussed her ideas for hair and make-up and Carly was delighted with the look I created for her. Even better, she got to show it off that evening as she was catching up with friends for dinner!
At the trial we also discussed hair and make-up styles she would like for the two bridesmaids, as since they both lived down south as well, it wasn’t possible for them to come to Glasgow for the trial. But with a few email exchanges, some hair and makeup trials in their home town, and a few pictures later, I had a good idea of what the bridesmaids would both like for hair and make-up on the big day.
The Big Day
It was an early start for me on that Sunday in August, as I had to be at New Lanark Mill Hotel for 8am to make sure I had plenty of time to get everyone ready.
As a mobile hair and make-up artist, I don’t always know exactly where I’m going to be getting a bride ready on her wedding morning, and can often find myself in less than spacious surroundings! But this definitely wasn’t the case at New Lanark. They have a dedicated room for getting the bridal party ready, which is very aptly named ‘The VIB Suite’. It most definitely has the WOW factor, and all of the little details have been thought of, such as fairy lights, dressing tables, hooks to hang the dresses, and anything else a bride could possibly need on her wedding morning.
The morning went by in a breeze and I had such fun getting all of the girls ready; Carly and her two bridesmaids, Jennifer and Komal; mother of the bride, Sheila; and mother of the groom, Dawn.
Before we knew it, it was 1:30pm, the girls were all looking gorgeous, and it was time for me to leave. I always love looking back at the transformation from when I arrive first thing in the morning, to the point when I leave and everyone’s excited for the day ahead. Carly and the girls were no exception!
After the Event
I was delighted to hear from Carly before she went off on honeymoon a week later. I received a lovely email, thanking me again, and also enclosing some pictures from the professional photographer, Paul McGuigan Photography. I just love it when my brides send me on their professional pictures! It’s great seeing the way the photographer has captured the morning.
Thanks again Carly for choosing me to do your hair and make-up for your special day!