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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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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!