I first met Stef on a late spring day at Aspire – she was perched on a hilltop pretending to eat a picnic, surrounded by a dozen or so photographers. My first time at an Aspire photoshoot was all kinds of amazing: I met so many creative folks who’ve been a part of my adventures over the last couple of years.
Since that magical day Stefanie has featured on the English Wedding Blog many times as model and make up artist. She was the cover girl of our Wedding Book in 2016; she’s modelled for some of my favourite bridal shoots and when I needed a make up artist for our ‘artisan romance’ photoshoot on Love My Dress, she was the first and only person I needed to call.
There’s something intimate about having your wedding make up and hair done – it’s so important to choose someone who’ll be a real pleasure to have around on your wedding day morning.
Stef is absolutely lovely, calm and reassuring, always ready with a smile.
She’s also super talented and I’m still blown away by the look she created for our beautiful model Rachel – a wonderfully artistic, tumbling curled updo and the perfect fresh, natural face for an artisan bride.
“Makeup has always been a passion of mine, so having a business that can make women feel and look beautiful really is a dream come true!” ~ Stefanie Grisdale
Photography – Vickerstaff Photography
Flowers – Made in Flowers
Calligraphy & styling – By Moon & Tide Calligraphy
Hair + Makeup – Stefanie Grisdale
Cakes & floral headpieces – Amy Swann Cakes
Dress – Ailsa Munro
Venue – Halecat House
See the full shoot here: an artisan aesthetic for a unique and creative 2017 wedding