My Summer Brides

4 Nov

It’s been an incredible first year at Eye Do Make Up.  We’ve had some lovely brides at beautiful locations around Somerset and Devon in the UK.

November is traditionally a quiet month for weddings – we finally had a chance to look through the photos our gorgeous couples sent in after they returned from their honeymoon.  We’ve put a few together for you to enjoy!

PS We are already taking bookings for 2014, which is very exciting.

 

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Autumn

4 Oct

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With the days getting shorter, a certain chill in the air and trees slowly starting to change colour, autumn is well under way now. Whether we like it or not, Christmas has already started to sneak into shops and supermarkets. The displays of Christmas cards is growing daily, as is the section with Christmas chocolates and decorations. Not long now, and, like last year and the year before and before etc, the question will pop up again: What are we going to do about this year’s Christmas Party???

A Makeup Masterclass or a pamper party is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. Get some friends or colleagues together and learn how to choose makeup that brings out your best features. Try out different colours and learn how best to apply foundation, eyeshadow and lipstick. Alternatively, book a pamper party with us. We come with gorgeous goody bags for you to take home after a free hours spent pampering you with facials and so much more. It’s relaxing, a little bit of “me”-time and always good fun,

Get in touch if you would like to find out more.

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Wedding venues: Tunnels Beaches at Ilfracombe, North Devon

18 Jul

When it comes to spectacular wedding venues, not many will match Tunnels Beaches at Ilfracombe in North Devon.  We’ll be there on Saturday for the special day of Ben and Shelly and their family.

The ceremony area is overlooking the sea, set in  between the most spectacular cliffs. Ben and Shally have planned a fabulous day and are hoping for some gorgeous sunset photos. Let’s hope the rain stays off that day!

Make up photos will follow as soon as possible!

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Put Make-Up on your Wedding List

27 Jun

We offer gift vouchers for bridal make-up. Prices start from £45.00 – an ideal solution for those who are stuck for an idea!

 

Spread the costs of your wedding make-up

27 Jun

After spending hundreds of pounds on the dress of your dreams, the perfect bridesmaids dresses and the ultimate mother of the bride outfit, beautiful makeup really is the icing on the cake. So, make sure it’s on your list of must-do’s for the big day.

Looking and feeling good will really make a difference to your whole day-you’ll feel confident and the photographs will look fab’ for years to come.

So on your big day, enjoy being pampered and look your absolute best.

Our flexible payment plan allows you to pay monthly for your wedding day makeup and helps keep your overall budget on track. It’s great to have a little piece paid off each month so by the time your big day arrives, you can just sit back, relax and enjoy being pampered!

Payment plan
Available for parties of Bride + 4 or more.
Monthly standing order to cover the whole party.
Monthly statements received so you can monitor your budget carefully.
In the unlikely event of the wedding being cancelled, 90% of the total paid, less the deposit, will be returned.

What Rachel said about us

14 Jun

 

 What can I say about Jane and ” eye do makeup “, everything about my experience was fantastic. After searching for a make-up artist for months and deciding I was going to do my own as I was unable to afford the astronomical prices that some were quoting I was completely thrilled to find Jane.

From the moment I first spoke to her I felt completely at ease with her. Nothing was too much trouble. I arranged a trial visit for both myself and my maid of honour one Saturday at Jane’s home. Only a couple of days before we were due to go I asked Jane if we could fit my mum in as well as I thought she needed some convincing. Jane was extremely accommodating. Even after arriving more than an hour late ( I totally under- estimated the travelling time from S. Wales) we were all made to feel very welcome. Our trial appointment I expected to last about 2 hours, I think in all we were there more like 3 or 4, I’m sorry Jane for being so indecisive. By the end Jane’s husband had even gone to rescue by dad from the car he was waiting in for us and was supplying us all with coffee and biscuits. On leaving we were all very happy with our trials and the time Jane would arrive at St. Audries was arranged.

Only 1 week before the wedding I started to panic. I thought the dramatic eye make-up style I had chosen would look very dated on our photos in several years .I was also concerned that the base Jane had used would not give me enough coverage over hyper-pigmentation I have following laser surgery for me to be happy all day . I emailed Jane and asked if she would mind going for a more classical vintage look for both my sister and me and also if we could use my own base. Again this was not too much trouble. Jane said she would arrive an hour earlier than planned and bring her entire kit. When our day arrived, so did Jane as promised complete with her entire kit. She spent hours on my mum ( who arrived late again), my sister and myself. She was fantastic. She didn’t even mind my photographer getting in the way with her lense. I think to be honest she was probably extremely glad (not that it showed) when it was over and she could relax. Especially as Jane later explained that she’d been panicing before arriving herself. She’d discovered in a conversation with a friend that morning that there were no registrar booked for our venue for that day. The relief was visible on her face when in a very subtle way she found out we were having a humanist ceremony! I would have no hesitation in recommending Jane to any future bride or anyone in general and would even go as far as saying don’t bother with anywhere else it would just be a waste of time.

The overall result was an extremely happy bride, maid of honour and mother of the bride who didn’t need to touch our make-up all day, well apart from the lippy. Thank you Jane so much for everything you did.

Rachel

And here are some more photos – before and after!

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Wedding photos by Sophie Pycroft

14 Jun

 

A few weeks ago we published some of our own photos of Rachel, a most glamorous bride. Now Rachel was so kind to send us some of the photos Sophie Pycroft took of her on this special day. They are so stunning, we couldn’t possibly not share them with you.

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PS: Sophie Pycroft’s website can be found at http://www.sophiepycroft.com/

Win your dream wedding!

14 Jun

We are really excited to be part of this fantastic opportunity to win a dream wedding, worth more than £12,000.

Courtesy of the Western Gazette, one lucky couple will be getting married at Hornsbury Mill in Somerset, UK on Thursday, 16th May 2013. This prize of a lifetime includes everything you will need to make your big day perfect, including bridal make-up by Eye Do Make Up.

Hornsbury Mill Wedding Venue in Somerset: Click to view galleryHornsbury Mill is a beautifully converted example of an early 19th Century Somerset corn mill, built of local flint stone, elm wood beams and timbers with fine old hamstone mullion windows.
The earliest record found of the Mill is a lease from 1327, which refers to “Homesbogh alias Hornysbowe”  This credits Hornsbury as being one of the earliest in the area, but it is believed that the oldest part of the existing building only dates back to 1835.

Between 1835 and 1967 Hornsbury Mill and Hornsbury Farm were owned by the Buckland family who milled here until 1885 when Thomas Scutt  moved in as owner/occupier until his death in 1902. The Chaffey family then took over and  continued to work the mill commercially until 1942.  Mr George Chaffey died in 1967 when the mill and farm were sold as two separate properties.

In 1973 Hornsbury Mill was converted and opened to the public as a museum by the Crossman family.  In the course of the conversion the Crossmans found several names and dates carved into the beams or pencilled onto the walls and woodwork and these can still be viewed today in some of the hotel bedrooms.
Hornsbury Mill is now an established 4* hotel and restaurant providing a beautiful setting for weddings and functions. Careful and sympathetic conversion and refurbishment means that many of the original elements of the old mill remain making it a fascinating venue, full of charm and character.

To enter, click on this link to the Western Gazette http://westerngazettewinawedding.moonfruit.com/#/how-to-enter/4564275603 – all you need to do is to send in a photo of you and your partner along with a completed entry form. Entry forms will be printed every week from June 7 until June 28 – alternatively you can enter online now by filling out the contact form.

Closing date is 12pm, Wednesday July 4.

All entries will be featured in the Western Gazette as part of a supplement on Thursday, July 12:  It’s time to vote for who you think deserves to win the prize. Voting tokens will be printed in the paper every week from July 12 – August 9. The closing date for voting is 12pm Wednesday August 15.

The couple who receive the most votes will be the winners. They will be advised by telephone and invited to a champagne reception at Hornsbury Mill where they will be interviewed and photographed to appear in paper on August 23.

Good luck!

From Model to Real Bride: A wedding dress off the rack

23 May

Trawling the web tonight we came upon a couple of articles about the dress Priscilla Chan chose for her wedding with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.  Quite refreshingly, she bought her dress off the rack – and here are the articles we found on The Gloss (www.thegloss.com)

The Zuckerberg Wedding Dress Is Selling Out Everywhere

Posted 23 May 2012 at http://www.thegloss.com

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg got married this weekend to longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan and the wedding sounded super low-key. …Maybe even more low-key than we thought: turns out Chan bought her simple Claire Pettibone dress off-the-rack (scandal!).

The delicate laser-cut floral gown adorned with matte sequins lined in silk goes for $4,700–a pretty astonishing amount when you consider that celeb weeklies routinely run stories about famous people getting custom Vera Wang or Armani gowns for tens of thousands more.

Pettibone, it turns out, was also surprised to learn of Chan’s decision. Many stores that carry her designs have been inundated with orders since Saturday and traffic to her website spiked ten times the usual draw. She spoke with Buzzfeed Shift about the shocker this week and ruminated on Chan, the dress itself and larger trends in bridal:

I love that she chose that dress, I think it’s perfect for her. It has an understated quality that suited the intimacy of the event, but it still had detail and sparkle and beautiful elements about it. She’s educated and independent and chose something, I feel, that really suited her and her personality. That’s a trend that’s just really gaining momentum — women are getting married a little older, they’re more independent, and really making choices about their dress and how it express who they are more than they used to, when it was a little more about pleasing everyone else. I’m a little rebel in the bridal world in my approach. I do things that are a little different and unique. I think that’s what makes us all wonderful, is that we are different.

We also learn that Pettibone doesn’t even know where Chan bought the dress (“We’re honestly not sure. I think she may not have used her actual name”). And, of course, WWD reveals that the knock-off process has begun:

The company also heard from its Italian fabric supplier, Sky Between the Branches, Monday morning “to warn them that another designer wanted to purchase the exact fabric of Chan’s gown, but, lucky for Claire, she has the exclusive rights to that particular beaded fabric.”

Who knew Chan had this kind of influence.

(Buzzfeed, WWD)

You can reach this post’s author, Ashley Cardiff, on twitter or via e-mail at ashley@thegloss.com.

 

Mark Zuckerberg Got Married (Here’s The Wedding Dress)

Posted 21 May on http://www.thegloss.com

Mark Zuckerberg must be having a good few days: He’s got more money than God and David Bowie combined, and he just got married to longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan. The announcement was made on Zuckerberg’s Facebook page, obviously.

The two were wed in a small backyard ceremony in Palo Alto, California on Saturday. Guests were under the impression they’d be celebrating Chan’s graduation from medical school.

Zuckerberg designed the wedding ring–a “simple ruby sparkler”–himself. Attendees dined on sushi and chocolate mice. Here’s one more glimpse of the dress:

(People)

You can reach this post’s author, Ashley Cardiff, on twitter or via e-mail at ashley@thegloss.com.

A glamorous bride

23 May

We found this post on http://www.inspiredesigncreate.com – and we like it!

Posted on May 22, 2012 in Lifestyle

I had the pleasure of attending a wedding this past weekend with a retro rock vibe.  I was also able to do the bride’s makeup!  I snapped this photo before her false lashes were added (so you can see more the look of the eyeliner).  Also, I applied a red lipstick on her for the reception, but we kept it more subtle for the ceremony with the soft peachy pink lips below.