Diary of a hair & makeup artist: Messages like this remind me of the importance of my job
After a stressful day there really is nothing quite like receiving a text message like this from my Bride...
Polly was somewhat of a last minute booking which I’m so grateful to have been available for. We managed to squeeze her consultation in 4 days before the wedding (eek) and to be honest Polly had no idea what she wanted so we spent around 5 hours trying to figure out what to do all while she was having major second thoughts about her dress. Not ideal!
Being a mum, she typically didn’t have time to do her own makeup or hair day to day. Nor did she get the opportunity to play dress up, and the thought of all the fuss and expectations of the big white wedding were giving her serious anxiety & sleepless nights- she never thought she’d get married and yet there she was right in the middle of a wedding being put together in her back garden, pretty much project managing the whole thing herself.
On the wedding day I let myself in, Polly running round trying to do everything for everyone else, 5 under 5’s running loose, the rain hammering down, the bridesmaids hairstylist cancelled that morning, it was frantic and she was exhausted. She sat in my chair and sobbed.
You see the thing is with weddings no matter how hard we try as brides not to let the occasion take over (physically & emotionally) it somehow does. And that’s where I step in. To have you sitting with me, undisturbed for two hours where I pamper you and make you feel like the queen you are, taking your mind far from “are the flowers as I expected, has the set up finished, what’s the time, what hasn’t been done”. That time is priceless.
For any bride contemplating doing both their own hair and makeup I would suggest it’s a bad, BAD idea!!! You need some time doing nothing, being distracted, where there’s no pressure and you can just be.
Needless to say despite the rollercoaster of a morning, Polly (and I) were so happy with the look we put together but more importantly I managed to save my bride from a total meltdown and turned the time into a memorable morning to cherish.
Mission accomplished 🖤
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