Archive of ‘Wedding Photography’ category

8th September Wedding

By shahnaz

So this morning at 7 am I set off to the gorgeous Hartwell House in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire to beautify the lovely bride Abbigail and her 3 bridesmaids and mum. Abbigail was the bridesmaid for her sister Kate who got married in 2011 in Hertfordshire and I had the pleasure of doing her hair and makeup too and today was Abbigail’s turn, so when I arrived at the venue this morning it was like no time had passed at all and it was lovely to see familiar faces again even the photographer Cris Matthews was from Kate’s wedding who had travelled from Yorkshire to photograph Abbigail’s wedding today.

Abbigail opted for a soft low hairstyle with barrel curls and her makeup was dewy, fresh and golden to compliment her gold/ivory accessories and beautiful boho style dress. The bridesmaids had ballerina buns and again soft, fresh makeup that complimented the brides look.

Here are a few pictures from today’s preparations and I’m sure more will follow.

Busy Summer

By shahnaz

Bespoke Bridal Hair & Makeup St Albans & Hertfordshire

It’s been a busy Summer with plenty of weddings for us here at The Makeup Girl St Albans, myself and my team have beautified numerous
brides and their bridal parties including bridesmaids, flower girls and mums of the bride and groom.  Despite the appalling weather in June/July our brides looked flawless and glamorous with our use of premium cosmetics and products that have stay put from early morning till late!

August Bank Holiday weekend was our busiest yet and we travelled throughout Hertfordshire, London, Bedfordshire, Essex and Bucks to
beautify brides and they looked amazing. It’s wonderful when it all comes together and our clients are happy with their hair and makeup. We have met some lovely brides and their families in the past few months who have looked after me, my assistants and of course my bump (I’m expecting a baby in Dec) with a steady supply of cold drinks and sweet goodies…yummy and of course helping us carry our heavy cases up and down gorgeous venues that don’t have lifts.

So it was an Amazing August and here’s to a Spectacular September as the season is not over yet. I temporarily hang up my brush kit at the end of October  (to have my baby)for a few months but this doesn’t mean that I am not available to meet for a consultation or a chat to discuss your requirements as 2013 is already filling up fast.  If you’re looking for a premium hair and makeup service then contact us ASAP.

07790 012769

**BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULTION** and meet us before making a booking, we don’t bite

Makeup Artist and Hairstylist St Albans & Hertfordshire

By shahnaz

If you are getting married this year and need expert advice in creating the perfect hairstyle and makeup look for your wedding then contact Shahnaz Walford, chief make up artist  at The Makeup Girl  – St Albans, Hertfordshire.

You are invited in to the lovely boutique studio on London Road for your consultation and then once you have discussed your requirements a date is then set for your hair and makeup trial session. Although the last I heard there were no weekend trial sessions available until the end of May! So you need to get a date booked up soon as the most popular wedding dates get snapped up pretty quickly.

Good luck 🙂

St Albans Beauty, St Albans Makeup artists.

14th January wedding

By shahnaz

An early start this morning for TheMakeupGirl Team, we were at The Inn Woburn – Beds to beautify the lovely bride Sarah and her bridal party of 3 bridesmaids and mum-of-groom (MOG) The ceremony was taking place at the Abbey and then the reception at The Sculpture Gallery. A gorgeous, crisp, sunny day.

Sarah chose to wear her hair part up with loose curls. Her complexion was flawless, Sarah doesn’t usually wear any make up so didn’t want to look plastered on her wedding day! She wanted to look radiant and beautiful and still remain recognisable by here guests and most importantly by her groom (James)

Congratulations Sarah & James, we wish you a very happy  future together  as Mr & Mrs 🙂

The Studio

By shahnaz

There have also been some exciting developments with the Studio! It has had a much needed makeover and is now a chic and stylish boutique, functional yet comfortable and welcoming. Open to clients by appointment only Mon-Sun (no I don’t need a day off – days off are for wimps…lol)

The Make up Girl Studio website should go live this week very exciting. On offer there are make up lessons from day looks to full on glamour, DIY eyelash enhancements application, how to create a salon professional hairstyle in minutes as well as tips on how to dress for your body shape, size and how to put an outfit together for an occasion or day to day. We also offer Hen Party Makeovers, Make up Parties for Groups, these make great corporate events and special birthday parties (30th, 40th)

If you feel you or someone you know could benefit from any of the services on offer then send them to the Makeup Girl Studio conveniently located in the heart of St Albans town at 26 London Road, St Albans AL1 1NG – next to Perfection Bridal.

First Wedding of 2011, 1/1/11

By shahnaz

On New Years Day at 7.45am I was en-route to Hunton Park in Hertfordshire to prepare Louise (bride) and her 3 bridesmaids and 2 mums for a the wedding ceremony to take place around midday.

It was still dark and it felt like middle of the night as some party goers were heading home after their NYE celebrations had come to an end, just as I was heading to work! How times change, not so long ago that would have been me but now I need and value my beauty sleep and above all a clear head for work 🙂

Here are a few pictures of the preparations, more professional pictures to follow in a week or so.

Thank You From A Very Happy Bride!

By shahnaz

Here’s a lovely thank you note from Stephanie who got married at Tewin Bury farm in October!

“Thank you so much for your work on the day. We were all delighted with our hair and make-up. I can’t believe it lasted so well and you couldn’t see my coldsore at all which was amazing! Camilla was lovely too. I would definately recommend you to anyone who was looking for wedding hair/make-up- very professional and excellent results”

Stephanie, Watford


Photography by Kim Hawkins 2010

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