The Bridal Experience

Maxine Wilson

Welcome to my garden studio at my rural home; designed, purpose built and decorated to my specifications. I can’t promise you won’t get a cuddle from either Florence or Amber-dog whilst you’re here (if you’d like one that is!)

The walls are decorated with my degree certificates – geography, law, hair and makeup – alongside my industry awards and images of past brides.

Come on in and let’s get settled on the sofa. Tea, coffee? Elderflower fizz or proper fizz? Now, tell me about your lovely fiancé and the wonderful wedding you are planning. The marriage that you hope to have and the bride that you wish to be to start it all off.

Maxine Wilson

BRING YOUR MUM, BRING YOUR GIRLS. LET’S MAKE IT AN OCCASION AND CELEBRATION OF YOU!

Come on your own and be pampered and made to feel super special! Either way, we will have a
great time.

Let’s make your mum feel the most fabulous she has ever felt. Let’s make your girls squeal with delight at how incredible they will look and feel on your day.

IF YOU’RE ANYTHING LIKE ME YOU HAVE BEEN PARADING AROUND WITH A PILLOW CASE VEIL ON YOUR HEAD SINCE YOU WERE A (NOT SO) LITTLE GIRL!

Let’s create hair and makeup that’s perfect for you and the wonderful dress you have chosen and a look with which you are so comfortable that you can’t wait to recreate it on your wedding day.

I’m also whizz at applying those tricky individual false lashes – I love them as they are so comfortable! Plus I can tailor them to be exactly how you want them – light and fluttery (as though you just grew them overnight!) or dense and glamorous (or somewhere in between!)

On the wedding day, I’ll help to make sure your morning runs like clockwork (I love a schedule) and that you’re all ready for the ceremony on time. The focus is on you and making sure that you’re comfortable, happy and relaxed. I’m good at creating space for brides who need it and joining in with the giggles, singing and dancing!

Let’s take some images that really show the hair and makeup looks you have chosen that you can be proud of for years to come. I love to take my own portfolio images as it’s important to me to be able to show my work off as I see it, rather than relying on the images your photographer will take (which are always beautiful).

MOST OF THE PORTRAITS ON THIS WEBSITE HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY ME – WITH A FEW OTHERS I COULDN’T RESIST!

Maxine Wilson

I can sew bridesmaids into dresses (ask me about the time I turned a scarf into a sash to hide a dress that didn’t fit!) I’m a whizz at tying corsets (thanks to my time working for Agent Provocateur!) and make sure that you all have everything you need (drying bouquet stems, tissues, cutting out those pesky hanging ribbons that always wriggle out!)

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY…
LET’S MAKE YOU A BRIDE…

THE MAKE-UPEXPERIENCE

I LOVE TO TEACH CLIENTS TO DO THEIR OWN MAKEUP ALMOST AS MUCH AS I LOVE APPLYING IT FOR THEM.

Let’s teach you how to apply makeup to suit YOUR face and YOUR life and the person YOU want to be. So many clients have previously been to a makeup counter for a makeup lesson and are disappointed when they can’t recreate the look at home. I can focus on the techniques you need and the makeup you already own rather than on selling you more
products (though I always make recommendations – I’m very happy to enable another
woman’s shopping habit!)

Clients come to me for all sorts of reasons – a new job, a change in their circumstances, brides to be – and each lesson is tailored to their particular requirements and needs.

Alternatively, I can send you a gift certificate to give to a special lady!

LET’S HAVE THAT CHAT >>