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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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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!

 

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!

1940s glamour – Let us inspire you!

23 May

A glamorous look is clearly a trend this year. To inspire our brides we have put together some photos of very glamorous ladies from the 1940s.

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Statement jewellery, the latest trend

17 Apr

Once again we’ve been snooping around some US blogs and websites to find out what is trending on the other side of the Atlantic.

On our reading travels we’ve come across an interview with Richard Wubnig, the jewellery department manager for Michael C. Fina, THE must stop location for brides in New York: Located on Fifth Avenue, Michael C. Fina sells lots of lovely things for weddings, special occasions and lifestyle.

According to Richard Wubnig, who has been a part of Michael C. Fina for almost 11 years, the hottest trend in jewellery for brides right now is statement necklaces.

Apparently the change towards statement jewellery all goes back to last year’s royal wedding: “Kate Middleton’s gorgeous gown is leading brides towards simple, more sophisticated dresses” said Wubnig. “For these simpler dresses dainty jewelry will no longer do the trick. In order to show personality brides are turning towards statement necklaces.”

Currently the hottest color rush for brides is blues and purples, explains Wubnig. “It really does show the individual,” he said of choosing colorful statement pieces. Besides blue/purple color combinations, Wubnig said that silver/greys and rose/gold are becoming popular choices. “It’s a modern twist on very traditional.”

Trending this season are also vintage inspired pieces, as well as nature and tribal. To get the vintage look with a statement necklace Wubnig suggests colored pearls. For a nature or tribal inspired look, the jewelry department manager recommends green and oranges for a more “organic feel.”

To incorporate a bold bracelet or earrings, Wubnig suggests turning towards a dainty necklace.

“It really comes down to the individual,” said Wubnig. “Michael C. Fina is dedicated o helping every bride-to-be find the perfect jewelry for her special day.” Brides are encouraged to bring photos of the dress so that they find a necklace that not only suits the gown, but also the bride’s personality. Wubnig explained that they generally try n about 10 to 15 pieces. In special cases they accompany brides to dress fittings so the bride can “see the complete look in the mirror.”

“We like them to try everything on,” he said. “We want her to have fun. We want her to put on things she never put on before. You only get one shot at this so we want to get it perfect.”

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