Well what can I say about this year? When I first came back to work in December from taking time out last year to have my son Dylan I was a little apprehensive to say the least.
When the decision was made to take some time out with my family it was more than a little worrying as my business was still relatively new but was going from strength to strength. I was worried that I might have nothing to come back to, which I am sure any self-employed person would feel the same.
Well I sure got it wrong and couldn’t be happier with this year’s return. I started with nothing in my diary for 2013 in the December 2012, having completed 25 weddings to date and having had to turn down a fair few along the way (something I hate as I really don’t like to disappoint anyone). I have also been working alongside Leigh at Pink Confetti and Lindsey launching our ‘Finishing Touches’ evenings which have proven to be a great success, offering brides to be expert advise on all their last minute touches such as hair, make-up and accessories.
So When I was put forward for The National Wedding Industry Awards this year it really did come as a surprise, whilst I know I work so hard to provide every bride I work with the very best and personalised service they deserve, it is so heart-warming to know how much this hard work is appreciated by those brides helping make their day extra special and my hard work all worth while.
Here are some of the lovely comments from brides who voted for The National Wedding Industry Awards–
General Comments (in random order)
“Her understanding of what I wanted and what my mum didn’t never fased her. Mum wanted very little make-up but with shells knowledge she was able to point mum in the right direction and explained that make-up would be best with photos being taken. She was able to provide make up that was comfortable.”
“I have given Shell perfect marks as there was nothing I could fault. She knew exactly what was best for me and on the day not only did she do a perfect job making myself and my bridesmaids look beautiful she calmed me down and made sure I had eaten and that I was happy with everything. She is a star”
“Shell was wonderful, from our initial meeting until my wedding day she was always professional but gave a very personal and personalised service. She listened carefully to all my wishes, interpreted them spectacularly and tailored my wedding package to suit my needs.”
“I have scored 100 for Michelle as we both felt that she could not have done anymore. We were very pleased with the hair and make up that she did for the bride and also all the birdies maids. They have all commented on how professional and helpful she was during the morning of the wedding.”
“Shell is a lovely, approachable lady. Her services where next to none from the very first email right to the wedding day.Great quality make-up. Shell made me look and feel amazing. She even helped me into my dress and let me use her phone to sort out last minute wedding supplier problems!”
“I would recommend Michelle to anyone. I tell all of my clients about her. She made my day perfect. She didn’t mind coming that little bit earlier as my mum can be a little difficult and even when my mum did want a few alterations at the last minute she obliged. She even helped me with my dress”
“Shell did an amazing job with both me, my 3 bridesmaids and my mother. All hair and make up was stunning and lasted beautifully for the whole day. I wanted us all to look natural but like us on a really really good day. Shell understood this and made it happen. She was a joy to have in our home.”
“Michelle arrived very relaxed, ready to bask in my excitement. She is so friendly and takes great pride in her work, making sure all us Bride’s look stunning. It was the one part of our wedding that I never had to worry about – I trusted her completely and loved the finished look.”
“Michelle was very professional with everything she did . I had a lot of support from her and I was always aloud to have my say . The make up she did was amazing making myself, sister and both of my daughters look wonderful .I would definatley recommend to other brides for sure .”
Why They Booked (in random order)
“My sister used her for her wedding and recommended her to me. She was really pleased with her make up and got a lot of compliments about how nice her make up looked.”
“She had been recommended and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her to my other friends”
“I wanted a natural look which Shell clearly provided. I was also pleased that she only did one bride during a day so was there right until we left. I was really happy with my trial and new I and my girls would look at our absolute best during our special day.”
“Michelle will always go that extra mile. Nothing is a problem she will even help you in to your dress and sort out any hair problems. Very friendly a peoples person”
“Shell just knew what we wanted, we felt comfortable and safe that she wouldn’t just cover our faces and not care. We had trials and was able to choose what we wanted which was a major concern Bernstein none of the party really wore too much make up day to day. Her advice was great.”
“I picked Michelle because she was professonal and value for money”
“Shell’s website was really informative. It provided plenty of photographs showing her work, a full price list and reviews of her services. It also looked professional and came across as very appealing. Shell’s prices was extremely great value for money. When I emailed her, she was both professional and friendly. She was a great communicator and understood exactly what I was looking for. Very punctual and reliable 🙂 Shell really goes out her way for the personal touch and kept me calm on my big day too!”
“I’d heard many positive recommendations and after observing her portfolio and having had a trial I knew I could completely rely on her.”
“Because she understood what I was looking for and I felt she was the best person to deliver it. She was very approachable and we got on well. She was always accessible via phone or email to answer my queries. She made me feel very special.”