Beautiful Bride Laura who was married at the stunning location of
Grays Court, York

Bridal make-up: Julie Mercer
07761 584190

Bridal Hair: Evolve Hairdressing, York
01904 670644

Laura had a dilemma on her wedding day…it was the Tour De Yorkshire weekend and the cycle route came right through York and this meant road closures! So to make things easier Laura and the bridal party came to my house to get changed! Laura has flawless skin and wanted to have a dewy glow to her skin and also emphasise her gorgeous cheekbones in a beautiful MAC pink colour.  To define Laura’s eyes I used some natural Eylure strip lashes to give volume and length.  I used a lovely coral coloured MAC lipstick to compliment the whole look!


Beautiful Bride Becky who was married at the stunning York Maze.

Becky said: Thank you again for making us all look and feel amazing on the day!

Make-up by: Julie Mercer 07761 584190

Becky wanted her make-up to look flawless on her wedding day to compliment her overall look, I used an Estée Lauder foundation base to make Beckys skin look flawless and matte.  Becky wanted her eyes to be very defined so I used a MAC mink eyeshadow to bring out the colour of Beckys eyes & powdered her eyebrows for a fuller brow.


Beautiful Bride Claire who was married at Bedern Hall, York

Hair by: Lorraine 07930 483156
Make-up by: Julie Mercer 07761 584190
Photography by:

Claire who is originally from the UK but lives in Australia wanted a traditional english wedding.  I met Claire the week of her wedding and at the make-up trial Claire mentioned she was struggling to find a hairdresser for her wedding hair! Don’t panic she only had 3 days to find someone!?! Luckily my colleague Lorraine was free and did an amazing job on Claire’s vintage look wedding hair! Claire wanted a strong make-up look for her wedding day & was adamant that she had strip lashes & glamorous red lipstick! I used an Estée Lauder foundation base to give a good coverage and then warmed up her skin with a MAC warm blusher and used a fabulous red lipstick, which teemed up gorgeously with her red rose bouquet.


Beautiful Bride Jenny who was married at Barmbyfields Barn, Barmby Moor, York

Jenny was having a barn wedding with a 50’s vintage influence! This is one of my favourite wedding make-up looks to do (love the glamour of red lipstick)!! Jenny had a bird cage headdress for her hair and a tea length 50s swing wedding dress and wanted her make-up to look glamorous, emphasising her eyes and lips but wanted a foundation base to look soft/light and also allow her freckles to come through! Normally I’m asked to hide freckles, but Jenny embraces her freckles and she has amazing flawless skin.  I used a MAC face and body foundation, which is light weight but brilliant for photographs. I also used some Eylure Strip Lashes, which just transforms the whole eye area, giving a more vintage look and ended the whole look with some MAC red lipstick! An absolutely stunning bride!


Beautiful Bride Charlotte who was married at Middleton Lodge, Richmond

Charlotte wanted a completely natural/peachy look to her wedding make-up as she was not used to wearing make-up at all (she’s an outdoors girl, running marathons/kayaking…) so I put Charlotte at ease at her trial by using a light foundation by Estée Lauder which would last all day & night for her but also would be fabulous for her photographs.   Charlotte has amazing cheekbones so i contoured them and added some MAC blusher to warm her skin up and then opted for a lovely warm brown/ginger eyeshadow and Laura Mercier Brown eyeliner to make her dark brown eyes more of a feature.  We ended the look with a MAC peachy lipstick to tie all of the make-up together – her photographs show how fabulous she looked at her woodland themed wedding.

Hair: Paula at Reflections Hairdressing
Make-up: Julie
Photography: Dominic & Zoe Wright

Charlotte said:
Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job on my make-up and also my bridesmaids & my mum.

It looked great on camera & it was still going strong at 3am!

Your professionalism & skill made the morning pass by in such a relaxed manner & even when things suddenly got frantic at the last minute, you were still so calm!

You created exactly the look I wanted & I was so glad I chose you.


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