Bridal Hair and Make Up at Port Lympne, Kent

Bridal Hair and Make Up at Port Lympne, Kent

Thursday Throwback – Christina’s gorgeous wedding day took place at the beautiful Port Lympne Mansion House   in Kent .

The venue itself is breathtaking, from the murals on the walls to the stunning acres of park that surrounds the hotel.  It’s certainly not every venue that can offer your guests the chance to spend their drinks reception on safari! 

Christina went for a stunning glam look. Her long hair was waved and set so she could wear it with a side accessory. One of my favourite products when creating waves is Bedhead shine spray. It’s really important to make sure that a brides hair looks amazing from any and every angle and this product gives everything you need in terms of gloss and shine – perfect for photos!


With her hair so ‘hollywood’ we needed to ensure that Christina’s make up complimented such elegance and it was so important that we really concentrated on giving her the perfect skin finish. I achieved her flalwless complexion using airbase, airbrush make up. A firm fave with my brides, this high definition make up product ensures that her look stayed put, and stayed perfect all day long. For her eyes I really wanted to enhance and play upon her natural features so using lashes and sculpting her eye shape (with a little added highlight!) I was able to give her the perfect wide eyed glamorous look.

Christinas photographer, Tony Gameiro captured some fabulous images from various points around the hotel. The photo opportunities at this venue are simply endless! From the Aspinal Suite with its decorative walls to the Moroccan Garden – Check out his blog to see even more from Christinas big day…

If you’d like to chat with me about your own wedding day hair and make up then be sure to get in touch, dates for 2020 are filling up – especially if you’re looking at a summer wedding!

Happy planning! 


Katie x


Elmley Nature Reserve Kent – Bridal Hair and Make Up

Elmley Nature Reserve Kent – Bridal Hair and Make Up

Thursday Throwback – Ellie’s Wedding at Elmley Nature Reserve 


Erm…..where do I start?!  This wedding at Elmley Nature Reserve in Kent was all kinds of WOW. Seriously, these images are only a small small snippet of the fabulous collection from Steven at Duntons Photography which captured Ellie and Mikes day beautifully! 

As a Kent bridal hair and make up artist I’ve seen some wonderful venues but this one really took my breath away. Elmley Nature reserve  really is something else. Driving down the venue is almost like driving onto a film set. The scenery is truly breathtaking and it made the perfect natural backdrop for this rustic style wedding. 

I was so excited to have Ellie as a bride. Not only was she a lovely person but her hair was nothing short of AMAZING! All her own too, so no extensions were needed to help create this stunning ‘tail’ style.


A selection of wraps, twists and braid – Ellies bridal hair is definitely up there with my favourite styles from 2018! The gorgeous red colour enhanced every fold and the contrast between that and the white flowers we added made the style really come to life.



For Ellie’s bridal make up we decided to keep things natural and flawless, perfectly complimenting her theme and surroundings for the day itself. Airbrush Make up allowed me to give coverage without making her look too heavily made up. Her eyes stand out beautifully and by using a selection of warm and neutral tones we were able to really make them pop. 

For the lips we used a popular nude “mehr’ by Mac which holds a slightly pink tone. A flushed complexion with added highlight ( illamasqua OMG – a firm favourite of mine! ) finished off Ellie’s bridal glow. 



For the bridesmaids I used warm pink and nude tones alongside a base of airbase, airbrush make up. Airbrush is such a popular choice with my bridal parties as not only does it look flawless and photograph beautifully but it really does last all day. Ellie was lucky enough to have the perfect weather and the light, bright and glowing tones that finished the bridesmaids look really encompassed the whole feel of the authentic, natural fun of the day. 

And just because I seriously couldn’t select ‘just a few’ of these fabulous images I’ve added on a few more for you to take a look at and enjoy! Thankyou so much Ellie for having me, it was a real pleasure to transform your hair into the bridal vision you had dreamt of! 


If you’re reading this and you’re looking for a bridal hair and make up artist and would like to discuss your ideas for your own wedding then please do get in touch


I look forward to hearing from you


Katie x 



When it comes to your Bridal Hair and Make up why risk it

When it comes to your Bridal Hair and Make up why risk it

Why risk it?!


Everyone has something about them that they dislike, that’s a fact. Every time some one sits in my chair they almost always start by apologising for their ‘wonky smile’ or ‘uneven brows’ or something else that simply doesn’t matter. The truth is that as Ladies we give ourselves a really hard time when we don’t think we look exactly how we imagine ‘perfect’ should look. Multiply that by ten and that’s how we feel as brides. Everyone is going to be looking at you, you’ll be the centre of attention, it has to look perfect…does that sound familiar?!

beck bride at high rocks make up application applied by pretty please by katie

I’ll let you in on a little secret – no one is perfect. Nope, not even the gorgeous Michelle Keegan or flawless Jennifer Aniston. When people come for their preview sessions and style trials they will often bring along pictures of airbrushed celebrities with a desire to look just like that. Of course, on your wedding day you want to look your most beautiful, but you always want to look like you. I always tell my brides that you simply want to be an enhanced version of yourself. The ‘you’ that you could quite easily achieve if you had three hours every morning and an extra pair of hands, trained specifically for that purpose, to help you create it! A big part of your day is your photos, after the day itself has passed , alongside your memories all you have are those images captured by your photographer to remind you or just how wonderfully it truly was. You certainly don’t want to look back upon those pictures and wish that you had invested a little more in a professional for the guarantee that your hair and make up would be exactly how you wished it would. I get a lot of last minute enquiries from bride to be’s that had opted to use a ‘friend of a friend’ or a ‘cheaper’ alternative, and whilst some of them are so lucky – finding some amazing new talent and stylists with real skills who are building a name for themselves – so many of them aren’t so fortunate. Brides have called me in tears the night before their wedding, begging for help when their ‘cheaper alternative’ has text to say they wont be turning up the following day.

Of all the things that you invest in on your wedding day and all the ways in which you choose to allocate your ever growing wedding budget , be sure that you don’t compromise in areas that you will regret later. Bridal hair and make up is what I do, It’s what I specialise in, and its what I love. The way you look on the very best day of your life is a very big deal – not just on the day, and not just for you- but for the next 50 years that you’ll spend looking at those amazing photos that yourself and your family will put up in pride of place on their mantelpiece or hang on their wall. (No pressure then!) If you’re looking for someone who can help you and work with you to create the very best version of you, for the very best day of your life then please do get in touch – I look forward to getting excited about your wedding with you!


A Wedding at Bromley Court Hotel

A Wedding at Bromley Court Hotel

Annekas’ Bridal Hair and Make Up

I was excited to work with Anneka as it wasn’t the first time we had met. I provided hair and make up for her sister Michelles wedding previously, and its always such a lovely feeling to know that people were happy with your service – enough so that they would invite you back! Recommendation means the world and its so nice to find myself re visiting past brides when they become bridesmaids – or even having a bride book me because she had experienced my hair and make up services as a bridesmaid in the past!

Annekas wedding took place on 19th February 2016 at The Bromely Court Hotel in Kent. Her theme was white and ice blue and the bridesmaids wore the most beautiful coloured dresses. Anneka herself wore white, of course, and her hair and make up suited her princess dress perfectly. We twisted her long blonde locks into a classic curly bun, dressed in diamante pins, pearl and blue in colour. Anneka opted for airbrush make up, as do so many of my brides. Airbrush make up is high definition make up, it gives a beautifully flawless finish and photographs perfectly. What’s more it lasts all day so I can provide my bride with the assurance that she will look as good as she does at 2pm…at 2am!

As you can see from the photos below, with thanks from Dan Potter photography, the girls looked stunning. I’m so pleased you had such an amazing day Anneka, enjoy Florida ( lucky lady! ) and I wish you both the happiest of happy ever afters!

What is airbrush make up?

What is airbrush make up?

I decided to train with airbase airbrush make up back in early 2014. I love all things make up so the idea of airbrushing was pretty exciting to me! I loved the idea of a truly hd flawless finish being created in seconds from a few drops of airbase foundation! After seeing the process first hand I was hooked and went ahead and booked my training course.
My training took place in the beautiful Canterbury and within a matter of hours I had learnt the correct application techniques needed to create the beautiful bases I had seen on the tv! Airbase was the official foundation used on itv X factor … And we all know how good they look! Since offering airbase airbrush foundation I have seen a definite increase in my bridal bookings – especially if they know first hand how good the product is! When I demo the airbase product at a wedding fair I’m often surrounded by many brides to be and the air is filled with many “ooooh” ‘s of amazement as they see the transformation happen before their eyes! I have been offering bridal make up in Kent now for almost three years and I am currently offer a free upgrade to airbrush make up for all of my brides. If you’re considering it for your big day please do get in touch! Make sure you take a look at my work on the gallery pages to see the results for yourself!