Kelly @ Ufton Court
I’ve been meaning to message you to say thank you so much for the absolutely amazing job you did on the wedding day! I LOVED my hair & makeup and I truly felt beautiful. You absolutely nailed it and it looked exactly how I was hoping - actually it was even better than I imagined! Will keep in touch xxx
Photography - Lindsey Ria
Carys @ Micklefield Hall
“Melissa was an absolute professional from start to finish. She knew exactly what I wanted even when I didn’t. She made me feel like a princess! If only I could have her every day to work her magic! Thank you so so much Melissa for my amazing make up! You transformed me - honestly couldn’t be happier!”
Photography - Poppy Carter Portraits
Cassie @ Wotton House
“When it came to my bridal hair and my bridesmaids hair, Melissa was outstanding. The hairstyles she provided for us were absolutely stunning and I know that was felt across the board. Not only that but she was so speedy considering we were a bridal party of 8 girls!! Amazing service, would highly recommend to anyone getting married and in need of a hair stylist - 10/10”
Kiran @ Wokefield House
“Mel! I cannot honestly not thank you enough for my wedding day hair - it was picture perfect! Thank you for the countless hours of practising and for putting up with my last minute change of hairstyle. I truly looked and felt my best and I’m so thankful to you for perfecting my dream hairstyle.
Wishing you all the best with the business, your babies and dog - I’m sure I’ll see you again in the future!”
"I just wanted to say thanks so much for doing my hair and makeup so beautifully for my wedding. Your makeup style was exactly what I wanted - FLAWLESS, not too heavy and natural - I felt amazing on the day. All my bridesmaids and my mum looked gorgeous too. You were an absolute dream to work with - thank you!"
Photography - Lewis Membery
Angeline @ Wasing Park
“Melissa and her team were absolutely amazing. In the run up to the wedding Melissa was so helpful and came up with an absolutely stunning look that was just what I had hoped for and more. On the day not only was she extremely helpful and calm, she made me feel so relaxed and special and I was over the moon with the finished look. Melissa is such a talented artist in both make up and hair.”
Charlotte @ Ufton Court
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you. The hair and makeup was absolutely beautiful, and you made the morning so calm and enjoyable for getting ready. We received so many compliments on our hair and makeup! Mum and bridesmaids were very happy. Hope you manage to get some rest in between your back to back weddings! Xxx”
Isabel @ Stanlake Park
“Melissa clare is an excellent make up and hair stylist She is super friendly, understanding and patient and passionate about her work. I loved how she did my hair it was just what I wanted not over the top but still glamorous. Thank you so much Melissa for all your help at my wedding! The hair and make up were perfect, you worked magic on me! xx”
Kimberley @ Ufton Court
Kimberley got married at Ufton Court in Berkshire. Such a beautiful venue, I have worked there many times. It was a warm midsummer wedding, filled with fresh green foliage and white wildflowers. Creating this textured updo was so much fun. At the trial Kimberley couldn’t decide between a half up style or a tousled updo but after much deliberation we choose to keep her hair up and leave lots of strands out around her face to frame it and keep the look relaxed. When the flowercrown arrived Kimberley was a little nervous as it was bigger than expected so I loosened her updo even more and padded it out in width and volume to compliment her wildflower hair accessory. Her beautiful boho look is a style I loved creating. It was really exciting to be a part of her special day which was captured so beautifully in these photos by Helen Sarah Pictures.
Eden – A Dark Bohemian Styled Shoot
Burgundy, purples and beige were the striking tones that set vibe for this shoot. We wanted to create a beautiful bridal portrait of a 'not so average' bride and our photographer Natalia D'ark was inspired by a the Internationally renowned work of Alexey Kazantsev, who she trained with. For the hair, our lovely model had very frazzled and razor cut short hair which I smoothed into a shiny soft gentle wave. Her makeup a cat flick on flawless skin with emphasis on her lips to achieve a bold but beautifully romantic look.
Dried Flower Crown - Eden by Nousha Nodeh Farahani
Wedding Dress - Love Marley Collection, Watters, from Emma Louise Bridal
Victoria @ Shiplake College
“Melissa was excellent from start to finish. She was great at communicating efficiently and always responded to my messages and questions quickly and informatively. She was very open to my ideas on hair and took on board lots of preferences and wishes - she also gave me plenty of options and useful advice. On the day she replicated a hairstyle that was slightly different to what we did in my trial, having worked to perfect a more boho relaxed look. I loved it!!”
Bethany @ Sandford Springs
I would highly recommended Melissa as she did my hair and make up on my wedding day. I had no idea what I wanted and she came up with the perfect hair style for me and made me feel amazing! My hair and make up was absolutely perfect and stayed in all day!
Laura @ Ufton Court
Laura was so much fun and it was a pleasure getting her ready. For her makeup she wanted a natural complexion with fresh peach and golden tones on the eyes. Her hair was a twisted romantic half up style finished with a pretty hairvine.
Hannah @ Ufton Court
Beautiful photo, thanks to - Jamie Dunn Photography
Hannah wanted a bridal look that naturally enhanced her eyes and skin. She had a fringe that she wanted pull off her forehead and liked a round the head braid with little flowers embedded into it. The updo I created was softly gathered and tousled. The makeup was airbrushed on with peachy tones on the cheeks. Eyes were lined with cluster lashes and Mac Frozen Quartz (a shimmery lilac creme shadow). Lips were hydrated and coloured with By Terry's innocent kiss lip sheer. The wedding morning was filled with music and laughter, and Hannah could not wait to walk down the aisle.
Serena @ Syon Park
I hope you are well. I had been writing this message when I got you email! Crazy timing :)
I am just getting around to starting all of our thank you's and wanted to say the BIGGEST thank you to you!
I cannot tell you how happy I am that I chose you as my make up artist for the day. You were absolutely wonderful, calming, positive and very patient with me - especially when I had a minor panic when the heavens opened! You managed to keep me calm and relaxed which is no easy feat!
Everyone that was there in the morning said how lovely you were and I cannot agree more. You were a total joy to share the morning with!
And of course the actual hair and make up! It was perfect. I felt so confident throughout the whole day and everyone commented - it even last through hours and hours of dancing - despite being very hot and sweaty! And there wasn't a hair out of place by the end of the evening! I took a massive punt wearing my hair up - which I never do - and you made it work so well - so thank you.
I have attached some photos here - hopefully you will get a sense of what an amazingly wonderful day it was.
Thank you so much for your part in it all.
Beatrice – October Wedding
If Disney had a Spanish Princess, she would be named Beatrice. After our trial, Beatrice's face lit up like I've never seen before, her first time wearing full makeup and she was thrilled. Her hair had to be "fluffy" in her words, she didn't like anything too smooth or shiny, she loves a rustic look and also wanted a side updo to show off the neckline of her Spanish wedding dress. We had a lot of fun and she couldn't wait to repeat the process for her big day. We used Temptu airbrush foundation, and Hourglass blusher. Her lips were almost bare with a nude Bobbi Brown lipgloss. She opted for a Melissa Clare hair comb which added a hint of sparkle to her hair. On the big day Beatrice never stopped smiling and even had time for a sing-a-long to Disney's Frozen, with her bridesmaids by her sides. Lots of fun!
Ufton Court Bridal PhotoShoot
Really loved working on this photoshoot with photographer Wayne Kahn. I created the hair and makeup looks using airbase airbrushing, Diva hair extensions, lots and lots of hair spray and beautiful hair pieces from Gemma Sutton.
Dressing of venue by
Amaryllis Bridalwear provided the dresses
Cakes from Tiers of Happiness-
Unique cakes by Yevnig
Hair and makeup by the Gemma sutton pro team:
Flowers In Her Hair
Mirella Jane Photography
Maid Of Honour at Becky's September Wedding. There was Reiki, Reflexology, Tents, Flowers in jars, Lavender, hay bales, and sunshine!
Becky’s September Barn Wedding
Mirella Jane Photography
Becky's September Wedding. There was Reiki, Reflexology, Tents, Flowers in jars, Lavender, hay bales, and sunshine!
This was such a fun makeover photoshoot working with such an incredible singer! Shot by Melanie at One Life Studio.