Beautiful Bride Amy didnt want to look over-made up for her wedding day as she was not used to wearing make-up. Using MAC face & body skin tint gave a fantastic radiant, fresh finish.  i also applied a few individual lashes to the edges of Amy’s eyes to give more definition.

Amy said: I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the amazing job you did on my wedding day.  I felt like a princess all day!


Beautiful Bride Laura who was married at Ripon Cathedral, looked absolutely stunning for the BIG venue…..nerves were flying high on the morning of the wedding, but Laura managed to keep them under control.

When I first met Laura, I was doing her sister in laws wedding make-up at Wood Hall, Yorkshire and Laura was her bridesmaid.  Laura loved her make-up as a bridesmaid and booked me in straight away for her wedding day make-up the following year! I love recommendations, especially when you get to work with lovely clients like Laura and her family and friends.

Laura wanted a very natural look for her wedding day and I have to say her overall look was very beautiful and flawless.  Her skin was made flawless with a lovely MAC face and body foundation, and complimented by MAC soulmate blusher for her cheek areas.  I kept Laura’s eyes very fresh & natural with a light mink eyeshadow on the lid area & made her brows more defined with a brush of brown brow powder.  I always like to use Estée Lauder Double Wear Mascara as its waterproof & lasts all day without dropping! And of course it’s great for tears!! A slick of natural pink lipgloss for Laura’s lips & voila another Beautiful bride!

Lorraine – Wedding Hair-up professional excelled on Laura’s hair, as shown in the photographs, it was very soft at the front to compliment  Laura’s make-up and then a lovely structured bridal hair up-do at the back, with delicate pearl grips.

Lorraine & myself did the bridesmaids hair & make-up too & they all looked amazing as they were all different looking.

A few words from Laura:
I’d like to say a huge thank you to Julie and Lorraine for not only helping us all look beautiful on the big day but helping with the nerves too. I was beyond happy and impressed with the hair and make up on the day and was great to have a trial run too. Not only did we all look fantastic but both the make and hair do’s lasted till long into the night. We would definitely recommend. HUGE thanks from the new Mrs Cooper and the bridesmaids! xx

Wedding Bridal Hair by Lorraine: or 07930 483156
Wedding/Bridal Make-up by Julie Mercer: or 07761 584190


Beautiful bride Eli wanted a ‘catwalk look’ for her wedding day-which meant I could go glamorous with the make-up! Eli has gorgeous Indian flawless skin, so I could use some darker shades of eye shadows to emphasise those lovely dark eyes.

I used a Lancôme light foundation to smooth & even Eli’s skin & then used charcoal greys & silvers to create smokey eyes. I kept her lipgloss a very subtle nude/copper colour, so her eyes made more of an impact!

Hair by: nicola Richards (
Photographs by: Red Jester Photography, York


Francesca wanted a fresh summer look for her wedding make-up to go with her stunning wedding dress, which she had designed herself. I used a MAC foundation to achieve a flawless skin finish & pretty pink blusher & lipstick to keep a fresh summer bridal look. False strip lashes were applied too for more eye definition.

A stunning bride & stunning location at castle howard-I was lucky enough to be invited to the evening reception-awesome! Makes you proud to be Yorkshire!

Francesca’s words: thank you so much for the best gift a girl can have on her wedding day….her make-up looking pristine, also thank you for being so incredible on the morning of the wedding. I was so touched & couldn’t think of anyone better.


Katy has been & is still one of my long term clients, so it was fantastic when she announced her engagement & wedding to Chris-I was over the moon for them both. They are such a great couple.
Katy wanted to go for a glamorous 50s red lipstick look, different to how she would normally wear her make-up.

I did a nail party for Katy & her family the night before the wedding & she decided to go red glitter shellac fingers & toes! They looked amazing & so different to normal brides!  As you can see from her photographs ( by the talented Anne-Marie King she looks absolutely stunning!

Hair by: Moda, Stonebow, York