Sunday, 1 January 2017

A Look Back at 2016 Wedding Make-up

What a wonderful year last year was, I cannot believe that it has flown by so quickly. Last year was the busiest year ever for myself Jillian Elizabeth, I was so lucky to be involved in so many beautiful brides Weddings and providing airbrush make-up for them.

Being able to be a part in someone’s big day is such an honour, doing make-up is my dream job and I am so blessed to be able to share it with so many wonderful brides. I always feel a little bit sentimental at this time of year when I look back through all of the bridal photographs, I honestly wouldn’t be anywhere without all of these beautiful ladies putting their trust in me.

Here are just a few of last year’s  beautiful brides and bridal parties and a little bit of feedback from them. 

Laura's Wedding Make-up and Hair

Beautiful photography by the talented Siobhan Diamond Photography.

Laura is just so naturally beautiful, for her wedding day she wanted a natural and flawless look so I used the airbrush and natural coloured eyeshadows and lip colours  to create the perfect look for her. I also gave her loose bouncy curls to create the perfect wedding look for her.
This is what she thought of her hair and make-up:

"Every bride experiences some sort of end of the world disaster either pre wedding or during the wedding. Mine was pre wedding when my original make up/hair artist couldn't give me the look i was desperately trying to achieve. With only 3 weeks before my big day it really did feel like the end of the world. Jillian Elizabeth literally saved the day. She gave me an amazing trial, (with chocolate galore) and created the look i wanted effortlessly. She really put my mind at ease and even on the wedding day helped us all remain calm, going above and beyond her duty (she even painted my toenails!)... now that's value for money. I felt like a million dollars on my wedding day and my hair and make up lasted until the very last minute. The air brush foundation was flawless and felt so light on my skin whilst still giving me full coverage. Can't recommend Jillian enough, she is an absolute dream"

Sophies Wedding Make-up

Thank you Dawn Honsky for such beautiful photographs.

Sophies wedding was extra special for me this year as she is one of my very dear friends and I traveled to New York to do her, her brides maids and mother of the bride and grooms make-up.
Sophie is such a natural beauty who tends to wear minimal make-up. She wanted a natural and flawless look that didn't cover up her face as she wanted to feel like herself. I think these pictures and the smile on her face speak for themself as she looks just stunning!
"Jillian is incredible. She has been a close friend for years and she did my make-up for my wedding in April 2016 and she was so wonderful. She also did my bridesmaids and Mothers make-up. We all felt amazing, best we ever looked! Jillian made me feel so calm and relaxed. Jillian also stayed back to redo my make-up after seeing my Father for the first time that day, even though she had to get herself ready as she was a guest. She couldn’t do enough for us. We love Jillian!"

Jaimies Wedding Make-up

These wonderful photographs were captured by Chris Simpson Photography.

I loved being a part of Jaimi's big day and doing airbrush make-up for her and her bridal party. She was such a smiling happy bride and her joy is just infectious. I also loved that she decided to go for a smokey eye teamed with flawless complexion and natural lip. Just beautiful.

Here is what she thought of her make-up:

"Just wanted to give you a message to let you know how delighted I was with all of our make-up on Saturday! You were brilliant all morning and I really appreciate the effort you went to to make us look so good!  I was really happy with it, and felt so confident knowing that you'd taken care of it for me! Really chuffed, thanks once again!"

Jackie's Wedding Make-up

Thank you Karen Jackson for these sensational photographs. 

Jackie and her bridesmaids are such beautiful smiling ladies, They all wanted natural make-up to enhance their natural beauty. or Jacki I used the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette to compliment the beautiful purple dresses and airbrush make-up for a flawless complexion.

The hair styling for Jacki was done by my good friend Mandy at Hair Ups. Mandy specialises in wedding hair and is sensational at what she does.

Here is what Jackie thought of her airbrush make-up:

"A big thank you to Jillian for doing a fantastic job of not only my make up but my two bridesmaids and my mum. Jillian is very talented at what she does and very friendly! I loved my make up and would highly recommend, thank you Jillian!"

Rachael's Wedding Make-up

This wedding was another extra special day for me as it was my brothers wedding. We traveled to the wonderful and windy Scottish Isle of Harris and I cried happy tears. What a beautiful couple they are! I always get slightly nervous doing make-up for people I know however luckily Rachael liked her make-up look.

Rachael is such a natural beauty, her skin is flawless so I wanted to emphasise that with the make-up. She went for an ultra natural look that I think suits her completely.

this is what she thought:

"I can highly recommend Jillian Elizabeth. At my make-up trial Jillian listened to what I wanted and was happy to try several options to find the perfect look for me. On the wedding-day itself, my make-up looked completely natural and lasted all day despite the Hebridean wind and rain!"

Kerri's Wedding Make-up and Hair

A huge thank you to Derek Christie for these beautiful images.

I did Kerri and her bridesmaids hair and make-up for the wedding, Kerri is such a fun bubbly person I was so happy to be a part of her day. Kerri went for an elegant updo and flawlessly highlighted make-up with beautiful shimmery eyes.

Here is what she had to say:

"Hi Jillian,  just wanted to say a massive thank you for doing our make up on Friday for my wedding! And all the extras  you helped with! Make up lasted all day and couldn't have been happier!"

Zara's Wedding make-up

Thank you to Kirsty Brown at Memento Studios for these sensational photographs!

It was an absolute joy being a part of Zaras wedding this year, she is such a lovely person and seeing her getting ready for her wedding was just amazing. 

Zara liked her make-up so much she emailed me the day after her wedding. Her email made me so happy, I cannot stress enough that it is things like this that make my job so amazing!

  • "Oh Jillian I don't even know where to start. Thank you so much. I honestly felt beautiful yesterday I cried like a baby and my makeup didn't even move!! Everyone commented on it I felt amazing and the photos look amazing. Best it's ever been love love loved it!!"

Wow there are just far too many brides to share them all here, a huge huge thank you to all of my amazing brides from last year and thank you to all of the photographers who have provided me with beautiful photographs to use!

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Please do not hesitate to get in touch through my contact page if you have any questions or would like to book in for for your wedding day.

Jillian Elizabeth

*Please note that I provided make-up for all of the ladies in these photographs, I only provided hair styling where stated.