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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!

A real bride: Becky

11 Apr

I cannot thank you enough for my wedding make up.
My skin looked flawless and radiant which gave me so much more confidence on my special day. and it  lasted all  night long!
Jane also did my prom make-up a few years back which was stunning!! I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Thank you so so much x”
Becky Flewitt

Thank you Becky! We wish you and your new husband  lots and lots of happiness x

See you at the fair…

10 Mar

This weekend is going to be really busy – just the way we like it!

Saturday I’m going to meet one of my beautiful brides who is coming all the way from South Wales to West Somerset for her trial make-up run.  Her mother and sister will also be there to try out make-up and find out what will suit them best.  The three of them will come to my house in the morning, and I think we’re going to have lots of fun!

Sunday it’s time for the very first wedding fair at St Audries Bay Holiday Park.  This park overlooks the Bristol Channel and is not far from the popular wedding venue St Audries Park in West Quantoxhead.  Fairs are always exciting and good fun. Let’s hope lots of people turn up.  We will also be doing the make-up for the models showing the latest bridal dresses on the catwalk. We will be busy!

What are you doing at the weekend? See you at the fair?

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Hello world!

2 Mar

We just love doing make-up, and thought it would be a great idea to share our experience with you.  We’ll be showing you pictures of real brides, provide insider tips for the perfect make-up, and chat about whatever we think might be of interest to you.

Looking forward to spending more time with you!

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