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testimonials for christina jessel

Fiona & Rebekah Mackie-McLeod - My wife and I cannot recommend Steve and Christina highly enough. We had already booked a photographer when we went to see Christina for Rebekah's first wedding make-up trial. Upon meeting both Christina and Steve we soon came to realise what a killer team they are! We had a look at Steve's fantastic photography on that visit and decided straightaway to cancel our existing photographer and book Steve. Christina is the best listener and really grasped Rebekah's brief and delivered to the very highest standard and beyond.

Rebekah looked absolutely stunning on our wedding day; when I saw her for the first time I thought my heart was going to burst out of my chest. There are no words that could describe how beautiful her make-up was.

As for our photography? Well, just stunning. So many of our guests have commented on what an amazing photographer we had. Not just because of the end result but because Steve has such an amazing way with people that on the day everyone warmed to him, had a laugh with him and therefore looked totally relaxed and happy in every photograph.

We couldn't be happier, Steve and Christina have bent over backwards for us and we can't thank them enough. We would work with them again in a heartbeat.

28-8-15 Wedding at The Barn at Bury Court


Mandy - I just wanted to thank you so much for the amazing job you did for me and the girls on my wedding day.  We looked and felt amazing.  Your calming influence and expertise was fantastic, being let down by my hairdresser two weeks before my wedding day was a bit traumatic, but I can honestly say it was the best thing that happened.  The way you stepped in and styled my hair was gratifying.  You styled it just how I had imagined it to be.  I felt fantastic and was given some amazing compliments (which at my age is a bonus!).  I am a great believer in things happening for a reason.

My airbrush make up was flawless and remained unblemished throughout the day, I am so glad I found you.


Tara - Thank you so much Christina for all of your hard work on our wedding day! You did such a wonderful job and were an absolute pleasure to work with. You were so calming throughout the morning and despite us being a little vague in terms of what we wanted, you managed to tune in to what we had in mind & transformed us all so brilliantly! I absolutely loved both my hair & makeup & have never felt so amazing! My hair worked brilliantly with the vintage style head piece and I had so many compliments throughout the day. I can’t thank you enough!


Rebecca  - Dear Christina, just to say thank you....I loved, loved, loved my hair. I just wish I could have kept in forever. It was a true work of art.


Kazia - Christina, thanking you and Wendy SO much for your amazing vintage-transformations on my Wedding Day!  My mother,  bridesmaids and I were paid compliments the entire day and everyone was  very envious of our 'look'!


Charlotte - My wedding day was 31st March 2012 at Newick Park, and I'd had an hour's sleep the night before and looked far from my best! Christina arrived absolutely on time, she was very calm and gentle, and not only did she work her magic on making me look like a million dollars, I felt so much calmer and more prepared for the day ahead.  My hair was nothing short of beautiful and stayed in position all day without looking or feeling sticky or solid, and my makeup looked fantastic and lasted all day - and we had a 12 hour wedding, so that was a tall order.  I couldn't recommend Christina more highly for any prospective bride, she was magnificent in every respect!


Phoebe - I just wanted to send you a huge thank you for Saturday. We were all really thrilled with how you made us look and feel. My makeup was

immaculate and stayed on perfectly all day even though there were a

lot of tears. I was so impressed by your warmth and professionalism

while we were all getting ready, it made it such an amazing experience

with some fantastic memories to treasure. You made me feel beautiful and that is such a special gift for a bride on her wedding day, so thank you.


Mel  - Christina is one of these amazing souls who puts you at ease the minute you are in her company. Naturally for a bride, hair and make-up is a huge part of the day and a rather daunting one! When I went for my trial in Christina's beautiful home, she was brilliant. So incredibly and naturally talented, she had lots of ideas and I loved all of them. I walked out of there and looked like a different woman….the make-up made my eyes look so defined but I didn't feel like I had a lot on - perfect for me who doesn't normally wear a great deal of make-up. My hair was simply gorgeous and even the taxi driver who picked me up said how nice I looked!!

All in all, Christina is a wonderful woman - gorgeous inside and out. I would recommend her in a heartbeat and will keep in touch with her as I now feel like she is a new friend.


Alice  - Thank you for all your hard work on my Wedding day, I’m not quite sure how but you made me look like a supermodel…I didn’t think miracles were possible, but apparently you can work miracles! I would recommend you to anyone, your calmness throughout the preparations was great and made for a wonderful and enjoyable morning getting ready for all my friends and family. Somehow you managed to turn my rather vague requests as to what I wanted into exactly what I had in mind, I was thrilled with the result.  Thank you!!


Pat - Thank you very much for transforming Catherine into such a beautiful bride. She looked wonderful. Her hair was stunning and David felt honoured to walk her up the aisle. I too thoroughly enjoyed having my hair done so professionally. Indeed some of my friends didn’t recognise me at first I was so well turned out! Catherine and Richard had the day I had hoped for and I know they will have a wonderful memory to share for the rest of their lives. David and I smile whenever we think about their day and how lovely Catherine looked.


Emma  - Christina did a great job with us all and we all had a fantastic time in her company. If I won the lottery I would hire Christina every day to come and make me look fabulous!


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