Obviously you want to look your best and feel wonderful on your wedding day. To achieve this you need not only to plan, but also to act, ideally at least six months in advance of your big day.
Beauty treatments and fitness should commence as soon as you can. The range of treatments are huge including waxing, facial, teeth whitening and manicure, to name but a few. Timing is especially important when it comes to hair and makeup, and to ensure you look your best on your wedding day, consider a trial well in advance.
There are a whole range of experts to help you including fitness training and hair and beauty specialists. It is unlikely you will be able to cover everything yourself so consult a professional. Whatever you do, don't leave everything until the last minute.
Here’s some great ideas from hair, beauty and fitness businesses based in the West Midlands from places like Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Warwick, Shrewsbury and Stratford, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your West Midlands Wedding magazine when contacting a hair, beauty or fitness professional.
"After being a make-up artist for many years, I wanted to create a beautiful multi-use environment which would include a luxurious space for my clients," says Georgia. "This led to the opening of The Pump House Studio, a former Victorian pump house, located in Halesowen, West Midlands. During my varied career, I have had the pleasure of not only working with many other talented artists but also working in some fantastic places, including various television and radio sets. I have completed three years with Charlotte Tilbury, where I received continual professional training. More recently, I have promoted my bridal make-up services, and studio at several wedding shows across the UK, and I'm delighted to be attending the Ansty Hall Hotel Wedding show on the 16th January, 2022. My bridal packages are designed so that you have stress free experience from the trial to the wedding day. Tailored to your needs, I will create a fabulous make-up look on you using the best products with the greatest of care and expertise.... read more
Posted: 17 December 2021
"I strongly recommend all my brides create a good skincare routine as soon as possible. For dry skin, I would use an exfoliating mask every seven to 10 days. CeraVe does a lovely cleansing foam wash that would be fantastic to use morning and night. Invest in a good moisturiser and night cream. Serums are very good for dry skin, and there are a lot of affordable options on the market as well as high-end brands. Have a chat with your make-up artist as I'm sure they would be more than happy to give you some recommendations. My personal go-to is Boot's eye cream, CeraVe Cleansing Wash, and if I was looking for a high-end brand, I would use Elemis. Get into a habit of using these twice a day, and you'll see a difference in your skin in no time."... read more
Posted: 17 November 2021
The majority of brides who come to me have already tried different ways of dieting, so my advice is to start from the basics. What I mean by this is to start to understand food basics. We live in a world where let's face it, there's a diet culture, and brides especially feel the sort of pressure to look a certain way. So, if your main goal is to look a certain way for the wedding, let's do it in the healthiest way possible. I don't fully agree with dieting because it puts this idea into our heads that there are such things as good and bad foods which isn't the case. If a bride comes to me with no prior knowledge of where to start, I'd get them to start by creating a food diary for themselves. This is such a useful tool to help brides to become aware of what they're currently eating. My strategy is all about figuring out where you are now, where you'd like to go and how to get there in the healthiest way possible. And, if we hit roadblocks along the way, the best thing to do is to look back and figure out why and then tweak things to make progress possible. That goes for our training too.... read more
Posted: 10 November 2021
We've teamed up with Willenhall-based make-up artist Amy Coyne to offer our readers an exclusive discount. Brides-to- be who book Amy's services for their 2022 wedding will receive a cheaper rate. Amy tells us more: "Having worked on numerous celebrations, I know how busy the wedding morning can be. With my experience, I can ensure that the preparations will run smoothly and can promise to keep you calm. My aim is for you to feel like you but a more beautiful and elegant version."... read more
Posted: 1 October 2021
Everyone's idea of alternative is different, so the best piece of advice I can give to anyone planning their wedding hair and make-up is to be yourself. You'll want to look back at your wedding photos and recognise the person you were when you said your vows. Think about how you can take aspects of your everyday style and elevate them for your bridal look. Do you have an undercut or a statement hair colour? If so, think about styles that show it off. Are you known for always having winged liner? Make that bigger and better than ever before.... read more
Posted: 15 September 2021
LUXE Hair. Beauty. Bridal, a new salon in Hinckley, has won Best Bridal Salon 2021 at the UK Hair & Beauty Awards. The salon was founded by Laura Timms Mowinski and Leanne Brown. Laura has more than 15 years of experience in the industry and a range of impressive qualifications, and together with Leanne, they make an impressive team. The duo offers skincare treatments, hair and nail extensions, lashes and tans in the run-up to the wedding to ensure you look fabulous on the day. You can also have your trial hosted there and make a day of it with afternoon tea served next door at the Buttercream Tea Room.... read more
Posted: 29 July 2021
When looking for a bridal make-up artist, it's crucial that you research the artists in your area or near your wedding venue. During your research, points to consider are not only cost but the quality of the make-up artist has historically created and the products they use in their kit. Read reviews of the make-up artist's website or social media and pay attention to the quality of the content. Does your prospective make-up artist use filters, or are the photos or videos showcased true to life? Your pictures last a lifetime; therefore, you want your make-up to be naturally flawless without the need for filters. After all, you only want the best for your big day and to be photographed beautifully.... read more
Posted: 28 July 2021
Sometimes finding the right products is the answer to controlling your hair. Having a trial is very important for every bride, especially if your locks are hard to control. Your stylist should be able to advise on ways to manage your tresses and also find a style that will last throughout the day. For example, if you have fine, whispy, flyaway hair, then embrace it and go for a low bun with pieces of hair falling from it. Incorporating fresh flowers is stunning and will add a more natural look.... read more
Posted: 30 June 2021
If you're here reading County Wedding Magazines you're on your journey towards walking down that aisle to meet your one and only at the end of it - aaah! Have you looked to the stars to see how compatible you are? Are there things you wish you knew about your partner to really put a smile on their face? From personality type to the perfect date here Holistic Therapist Katie May at Switchback Travel presents the kind of partner you are, according to your star sign....... read more
Posted: 18 June 2021
We have so many brides that either don't wear make-up or a very small amount day-to-day, so they come to their trial unclear of what they want and all say the same thing 'I still want to look like me.' It's about emphasising your natural beauty and helping you feel comfortable and confident. If you're going for a minimal look, you might want to focus on your skin in the run-up to the wedding. If it's healthy, radiant and glowing, then you may feel as though you need less coverage. I always recommend a trial to all my brides, especially if you're not used to wearing any products.... read more
Posted: 16 June 2021