BRIDAL CONSULTATION AND TRIAL
APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS
The bridal consultation and trial are essential elements of the makeup process and recommended to all brides to be.
An entirely bespoke appointment, for Helen to gain a global understanding of the wedding day, with the objective to create a makeup that will compliment the bride, and her day as a whole.
Helen works with her brides to achieve a look that is both photogenic and also stunning in person. A makeup that feels comfortable on the skin, and is both long lasting and personalised to the wearer.
"On her wedding day a bride should still look like herself, but at her most beautiful!"
Trials take place in daylight to achieve the most realistic impression of the wedding day look, and Helen is available for trials on weekdays and at selected weekend dates throughout the year, from her home address in Maidstone in Kent.
Brides are asked to bring along, or send in advance: examples of their colour scheme, and pictures of hairstyles, wedding dress and flowers, alongside other images for inspiration. A neutral or white coloured t-shirt or blouse is suggested to correspond with the colour of the wedding gown.
The trial includes options for both airbrush and traditional makeup.
False eyelashes may be added to optimise photographic appearance and enhance the shape of the eye at an additional cost- further information regarding false eyelashes can be found below.
BRIDAL WEDDING DAY MAKEUP
APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR
Helen will arrive as early as required on the wedding day, and will aim to finish in plenty of time; usually one hour before the ceremony, to allow her brides time to change into their dress, possibly have a few images taken, and in most cases enjoy a well deserved glass of Champagne!
Timings are dependant on style of makeup, but as a general rule 1 hour for bridal makeup and 45 minutes each for other members of the wedding party, with 30 minutes at the end of this for finishing touches and lipstick application, is an ideal schedule.
She is lucky enough to have had experience in working within many different and fabulous venues, and also frequently from client's houses. No space is too big or too small, but for best results it is best to have a room with plenty of natural daylight. Travel is included within 20 miles of her home address, with weddings outside this distance just incurring a small additional fee.
Helen is able to work alongside hairstylists, photographers, videographers and other suppliers, so that the morning runs smoothly and without complication. A rota will always be provided in advance of all bookings.
She also able to bring along an assistant artist for larger wedding parties, to reduce preparation time if needed or preferred, at an additional charge of which further details can be found below.
Off Peak Weddings. 10% discounts available for Monday-Thursday weddings in October - April.
(Excludes bank holidays and 24-31st December)
1 HOUR PER PERSON
Trials for bridesmaids, mother of the bride, mother of the groom and other members of the wedding party are completely optional, however can be helpful for the smooth running of the wedding morning.
Trials are always recommend for ladies who often experience sensitivity, or are anxious about having makeup applied.
45 MINUTES PER PERSON
Helen is available to provide makeup for the entire wedding party. Popular inclusions are bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and groom, and wedding guests.
Each makeup is tailored to the individual with time taken on the day to discuss preference and skin concerns.
15-30 MINUTES PER PERSON
Makeup is available for even the youngest members of the wedding party.
Under 16s benefit from a reduction of 50% of the adult rate, whilst under 12s are included without charge.
Makeup can range from full coverage- for older teenagers, to a touch or sparkle and lipgloss for the littlest ladies.
£0 under 12s
£30 under 16s
False eyelashes can be added to any makeup, to optimise photographic appearance and enhance the shape of the eye.
Helen uses different styles of lash dependant upon the desired look; cluster lashes for the most natural enhancement, traditional strips for classic framing, and premium faux mink strip lashes for brides looking for luxurious glamour.
Absolutely all styles are vegan.
£10 Strip eyelashes
£15 Faux mink Strip eyelashes
£20 Individual cluster lashes
Helen's wedding day makeup includes travel to within a 20 miles radius of her home in Maidstone, Kent (ME15 9AL).
For weddings over this distance, a small additional charge of 60 pence per mile will be added each way, and for weddings exceeding 75 miles away overnight accommodation is requested.
She is also available for destination weddings- quotations can be provided upon request
£0 - 60 pence per mile
An additional artist from Helen's team of specially selected and experienced makeup artists can be added to reduce preparation time, and is particularly helpful for larger wedding parties, or those with an early ceremony time.
Helen works together with her assistant artists to achieve a consistent and seamless look for the entire wedding party.
A £50 booking fee is payable via BACS or cash upon booking to reserve the date.
Minimum numbers for Saturdays: Bride plus 3 additional adults.
Fridays and Sundays April- October: Bride plus 2 additional adults.
All other dates: No minimum number.
If you have a small wedding party but would still like to book Helen for your peak wedding date, a supplementary charge will apply.
ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE
UP TO 10 HOURS
For the ultimate experience in bridal makeup luxury and indulgence, Helen's bespoke All Inclusive Bridal Package is a necessity!
Makeup on the wedding day for the bride and up to 5 adult guests.
A choice of faux-mink, cluster or strip lashes for everyone.
Makeup application for up to 5 bridesmaids under 12 years.
Up to 10 hours of makeup and touch ups for the bride and 5 guests- via a workstation in a suitable area. Helen can also be on hand if required for posed shots.
A second look for the bride- popular changes include lipstick, heavier contour, stronger eye makeup or a touch of sparkle for the evening reception.
Travel to the preparation venue within a 20 miles radius of Maidstone and travel to the reception venue with 10 miles of this.
A premium branded makeup gift for the bride.
APPROXIMATELY 1 - 1.5 HOURS
Helen is pleased to offer an engagement or pre-wedding makeup service to allow brides to feel at their absolute best, in this ever popular addition to many photography packages.
This may also be used as an additional trial to allow for an alternate makeup look to be sampled.
Engagement shoot makeup can take place at Helen's home address in Maidstone, Kent, or at the shoot location or alternate preparation address at an additional cost.