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Vintage Bridal Hair and Makeup Reviews

Vintage Bridal Hair and Makeup Reviews

for steve ayres

for christina jessel

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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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


Catherine and Matt You were phenomenal! Above and beyond our expectations. You ensured all our guests had a huge amount of fun, which they were still talking about on our return from honeymoon. You were professional with buckets of energy, quite simply you are in a league of your own!


Jenny and Al - I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated you and the team. We have just lost our 3 month old baby. We were told just before the wedding that there was a 99% chance of losing it. We thought about cancelling as we thought it would be impossible to enjoy it due to fear and worry.

We are so glad we went ahead with it. What a day! From the moment you arrived I knew what an amazing day it would be. You set the atmosphere and it stayed like that from beginning to end.

I am so grateful to you. You managed to cheer me up and keep my thoughts from becoming sad. I had so much fun. As I woke from my operation Al showed me the pictures. Seeing your work has made me incredibly happy even at the saddest and hardest of times. I’ve looked at all the pictures and cannot begin to tell you how much I love them. You’ve got me through the past few hideous days as well as creating the most wonderful, treasured memories.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart x


Rachel & Gary - Thank you so much for making our daughter’s wedding so memorable the pictures are fantastic. We really made the right choice.


JoJo & Richard - Steve, what can I say? You were absolutely fantastic and were a great help getting the lads ready and sorting my dress out, don’t know what we would have done without you! Thank you so much for carrying me to the cornfield, wow was so worth it, the pictures are amazing.


Jacky Glasspool - Such an amazing day Steve!.... made even better by these wonderful memories to treasure forever. You put so much of yourself into our daughters day and we can never thank you enough for doing such a great job in recording this very special day!”


Anna & Phil  - Thank you Steve for going above and beyond the call of duty! helping me in to my dress, helping with the necklace problem and for putting my garter on!!!!! You were fantastic all day- really couldn’t have asked for better! Xxx


Becci & Paul - Best wedding photographer ever xxxx love my pictures xxx


Andrea & Ben - You were fantastic,  efficient and attentive! We are truly grateful, Thank You so much.


Chris & Akshatha - We had a wonderful day and this was in no small part due to you.


Sarah & Robin –You were excellent from start to finish, our guests commented on how friendly and accommodating you were, and how you just blended in at the wedding as one of the guests. The pictures and final book were beautiful, with a mix of formal and informal shots; the biggest challenge was choosing which photographs to include. If we need a photographer in the future, we definitely know the man to call.”


Lisa & Adrian - We are overwhelmed not only by the quality of our pictures, but by the many natural shots you have managed to capture for us. From the moment we met you we both knew it was going to be a good day and it was. really was a magical day.


Andrew & Ernesta - Sterling, sterling job! remarkable, on the hottest day of the year - looks like you got everything! Very pleased indeedy.


Isabel & Nuno - I must say I really take great pleasure in looking at all the photos, I love them and you did such an amazing job - my favourites have to be the ones of Nuno and I laughing during the speeches - you really captured the moment.


Emma & Steven - We wanted to write to thank you for making our wedding day come alive. The magic that you captured on the day is a treasure to us. We had headaches from laughing so much! It really was a joy to look back at our friends and family and see them having such fun, you truly have a talent and I would without hesitation recommend any future bride to you, thank you, thank you thank you.


Stuart - I am the ‘father of the bride’ and I just wanted to say what a marvellous job you have done. It is totally professional and reflects what a great day we all had. Thanks so much again for allowing us to re-live the day over and over again!



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