How do you feel about doing your own make up on your wedding day? I know for many of you it will be an absolute godsend to have a pro make up artist working alongside your hairdresser in the morning – but not just for your shaky hands and nervous excitement!

I have two photo-films to share with you today: first, Cathryn from MadeupbyCathryn.co.uk  explains some of the benefits of hiring a professional make up artist. As well as having the very best products in their kit (probably saving you a fortune on make up), a pro will know from experience how timings on your day will go: she (or he) will make sure you’ll make it to the church on time, looking beautiful and with all your gorgeous girls at your side.

Contouring is the biggest beauty trend since brows were invented, and Cathryn has a fabulous tutorial on bridal contouring which you can watch right here on the English Wedding Blog. Do take a few minutes to watch this clip – you’ll see how subtle contouring makes for the loveliest bridal look as Cathryn talks you through, step by step.


All over the UK wedding market suppliers are collaborating and working together – and all with you in mind! It’s a fabulous sign of the times and a great boost for the wedding industry. For brides, it’s brilliant because it means you’ll have an easier time finding experienced, reputable and professional suppliers. Team Glam are eight freelance professionals, who met working within the wedding beauty industry. They came together to inspire and encourage each other’s creative flair and lead the way within bridal hair and makeup. You can find all their details at www.teamglam.com

Essex bridal hair styling and make up by Team Glam (16)

Make up artist Carla Brooks got in touch with me to introduce Team Glam back in January. She explained that on average the eight members of Team Glam do between 500-600 weddings a year between them.

As well as focusing on real weddings, Team Glam have been creating inspirational shoots from classic bridal to crazy colorful styles. They’re hoping to produce half a dozen styled shoots per year and all of their shoots are accompanied by video so real brides can not only see how they work but also how the team works to transform them.