Continuing with the busy wedding planning life, I can now tick another two things off of my to do list!

1 – The makeup trial and 2 – The hair trial, both done and both went amazingly!

A few weeks ago my maid of honour Lora and I took a mini road trip to Norfolk to meet up with the extremely talented and super nice Georgia-Rae who will be doing my wedding makeup in January. Makeup is extremely important to me in my day to day life so finding the right makeup artist for my wedding day was even more important. I did a lot of googling and Instagram stalking of many bridal makeup artists before shortlisting a few to contact and find out more details. I had a few email conversations with some makeup artists but didn’t really connect with any of them, they didn’t really get what I wanted, or avoided certain questions, and I just didn’t get the feels! I then got a friendly email from Georgia and I instantly got that vibe! She was happy to answer all my questions, going into detail, and didn’t find any question too silly. I had a look at both her Instagram and Facebook page, and decided that she was the one for me. It’s a very big deal and big decision finding the perfect makeup artist, but I was more than confident that it was Georgia. And I was right, going for my makeup trial a few weeks back was the first time I got to meet Georgia, although I actually felt like I kind of new her after the email exchanges and following her on her social media pages. She made both me and my sister feel so welcome in her beautiful studio, we had Prosecco whilst chatting about what look i wanted to go for on the day, she made notes and asked lots of questions about the wedding and the dress. I had sent over my wedding makeup Pinterest board to her the night before and I felt like she had really looked at it and got a really good idea about what I wanted. When Georgia had finished my makeup and I looked in the mirror I was literally blown away! It was everything and more, she really had got me. I couldn’t have been happier.

The week after my makeup trial I headed to see my best friend and chief bridesmaid Emma who will be doing my hair along with my maid and matron of honour’s hair. I think years ago long before I met Luke and got engaged Emma and I would chat weddings and decided that she would definitely be the one to do my wedding hair (although I met Emma in 2010 so it’s been a long wait to me actually getting engaged!) Emma is a fantastic hairdresser and her passion for wedding hair is evident on her Instagram page, she’s just so talented! I went to Emma with just a Pinterest photo of just the back of the hair that I wanted (I couldn’t find the front part) Emma worked her magic and nailed it! My hair looked beautiful! And there was genuinely nothing that I would change. It was great to spend time chatting all things wedding with her and my sister and of course drinking more Prosecco (Can you ever have too much Prosecco?)

I am so excited to get ready on the morning of my wedding and have my hair and makeup done, and then get into my beautiful dress, i can’t wait for it to all come together. Now all I need is for some decent lighting and a good mirror to be out in the “bridal suite” at the venue, still one tiny problem at a time.

Well next on the list for me – HEN DO! So excited, cannot wait, watch this space for a post!