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Entries Tagged as 'real weddings'

Win A Double Pass For OFD Sydney

Posted on: Wednesday, August 14, 2013

One Fine Day 2013 Recap from Paper Cranes Productions on Vimeo.

I told you already how excited I am about the upcoming ONE FINE DAY
To celebrate the launch of their brand new website, they are giving away tickets to the next Sydney event!
I thought I share the video of the last event in Sydney, to get you in the mood!
If you are bride to be and looking for some amazing inspiration and a fun weekend go over here to my facebook page and enter!

GOOD LUCK!

Lace a wonderful shoot for Polka Dot Bride

Posted on: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Sometimes you just get to work with the loveliest people.
Like with the dream team for this lace inspired wedding photo shoot.
The wonderfully talented artist and stylist Alice Richards, who wrapped trees in Lace , the genius behind the camera Lisa Diederich and the loved up couple Deborah & Myles,
I had a wonderful time. How gorgeous is Deb’s red hair? It was such a pleasure styling it and doing her bridal makeup.
Check out Polka Dot Bride for the full feature and credits!
I really made some new friends on this shoot! Thanks everyone for being so awesome.

Liv At The Lane

Posted on: Friday, July 5, 2013

Do you know The Lane?
If you somehow managed to miss THE most stylish and coolest website for wedding inspiration, check it out NOW.
I have always really loved browsing through their dreamy and cool editorials and was over the moon when I got invited to join their
Directory of hand picked strictly edited vendors.
I am so so happy and grateful to be listed in this amazing directory.
They also wrote up this little feature about me. Reading it really made my day.
Read it here.
And might actually celebrate a little tonight…

Little Winter Bride

Posted on: Saturday, June 1, 2013

I had recently had the honor to be part of Dunja and Veteran’s beautiful winter wedding in Bowral.
Doing the wedding hair and makeup.
I shot a little sneak peek with my phone of the bride and cute little flowergirls.

Happy Winter-season you all!

The coolest bride of this season…

Posted on: Monday, April 29, 2013



…goes to…drumroll…
No! I am not actually awarding anyone. All weddings I work on are different and beautiful and I love working with every single bride.
This one stood out for her style though and I really wanted to share a few of their gorgeous photos with you.
What a stunner!
Wearing a vintage mini lace dress, nude heals and just rocking a minimal styling for a Coogee Beach wedding on the most beautiful sunny day.
Congrats again to Alice&Xavier! Staying true to their style on their wedding, having the best time and treating everyone involved like a friend!
A truly great couple and a wonderful wedding.
I feel incredibly grateful that I had the chance to become part of their special day doing their wedding makeup.
I love my job. Soooo much.

A laid back garden wedding

Posted on: Tuesday, April 9, 2013


It was such a pleasure being part of this super cool couples wedding.
Vicky & Warren and their cheeky pup Pancho the dachshound had a super laid back wedding
in the park round the corner from their house. They were just the kind of people you want to hang out with!
Plenty of DIY, fun games and a artsy vibe made this wedding really stand out.
The gorgeous photos were taken by the uber-talented Jo Bartholomew
The bride was after a super natural no-makeup makeup look, as she usually doesn’t wear makeup, she just wanted
her skin to look even and nice in the photographs and a simple loose side bun for the hair.
And so we did! In these photos you don’t even notice any makeup at all, exactly what she was after.
Can you spot me in the first photo?
Congratulations to this gorgeous couple. And check out even more photos of this wedding at Jo’s blog you will see all the super fun shots over there!

Proudly listed

Posted on: Friday, March 1, 2013


Hey, I got some exciting news!
I am now proudly listed on the HELLO MAY Directory!
Along with some very cool creative Australian vendors of all kinds.
Check it out!

Two Fine Days!

Posted on: Thursday, February 28, 2013






See more photos of my day here

It’s been busy!
Last weekend we were part of One Fine Day, the amazing boutique wedding fair in Sydney.
It was the most beautiful little event and I am so happy we were involved.
I don’t know if all of you know what I do for work, but I am a Makeup Artist.
I work in wedding makeup as well as fashion editorials. The weekend started early by preparing the models for the show in the morning.
Managing our little stall all day long for two days was so much fun and also a lot of work.
We met the loveliest people and so many of the other vendors, which you can check out in One Fine Days Directory on their website.
I hope to collaborate with a lot of them soon! Everyone we met was so inspiring and welcoming. It was the best start I could have ever hoped for.
The whole week beforehand we were busy putting everything together, organizing photos, printing postcards and promo material, and putting together little goodies for the brides and designing the stand itself.
With every booking we gave away little samples of my favorite and highly recommended organic herbal tea,
Cleansing Brew” from Tea Medica, which is really purifying and nourishing for the skin.
I had quite some cups, during the stressful preparations. I love that it’s such a small independent company and everything is locally grown and organic.
For the fair I filled the tea into little glass test tubes, which looked to pretty with the colourful tea, full of red rose petals, yellow calendula flowers and green herbs.
The response from the fair has been great, and it took me all week, to reply to the enquiries and bookings. We met so many lovely brides to be and their friends & families, and it makes me very happy to contribute to such an important and beautiful day in their lives.
Thanks to everyone who booked their makeup with me, I am really looking forward to working with all of you.
Dave has been my super hero, helping me out all weekend at the stand, getting coffees for my makeup artist and hairstyling colleagues and preparing the stand. He designed fantastic forms and
print material and all that at night time after he came home from work.
Yes, I am incredibly grateful for this man.
And now I am having one day off, before I start my next six day week. We might go to the beach.
We might catch up on some sleep, for a long time.
Hope you all had a great week!?

Hello, Sydney Brides To Be!

Posted on: Saturday, January 19, 2013

2013 started with a bang, January is one busy month, I am working with many beautiful brides, doing exciting photo-shoots and also and very importantly I am preparing myself and my stand for the amazing little wedding fair One Fine Day here in Sydney. I didn’t even yet manage to update my website with all the latest work I have done over the last months.
Come and say: “Hi!”, Meet me for a chat, some makeup tips and tricks and get loads of good ideas for your wedding day.
See you there- Check out the website here.
Hope you all had a fantastic start into the new year: Happy 2013!

One fabulous bride with Specs

Posted on: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Not long ago I was writing about brides with glasses and how to do your bridal makeup accordingly if you choose to wear your specs on your wedding day. Only days ago I came across Amanda’s great blog she has recently been that wonderful unique bride that truly had her wedding in her individual style and totally carried of the glasses.
I just wanted to share this with you, since I think she is rather fabulous! Check out her wedding here.

One Fine Day- An amazing Wedding fair in Sydney

Posted on: Thursday, November 15, 2012

I am really exciting to be part of the next One Fine Day in Sydney in February.
They just featured a lovely blog post about my work too, check it out here.
I love working over here, and even though I have just landed I have immediately started doing bridal makeup for all the wonderful Sydney brides. Amazing!
Of course One Fine Day is also on Twitter and Facebook, if you want to keep up to date about the latest vendors and events.

I’m really excited and can’t wait to see everyone at ‘One Fine Day’
Stop by my stand and say hello!”

What I will bring to “One Fine Day”

1kg of Sunshine
500g of Relaxation soaked overnight
A big handful of Love
One large bag of home grown Ideas and Inspiration.
A good dash of Fun
1 cup of Friendship and Trust
Garnished with a warm smile
Always served fresh with a sprinkle of magic.

Brides in glasses

Posted on: Thursday, October 18, 2012


Photo via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Glasses are very big right now, and I love them.
I lately got asked a lot about eye makeup for glass wearers and also just had a bride who decided to wear her glasses on her wedding.
Glasses can look stunning on weddings, as long as you do your bridal makeup accordingly with enough definition around the eyes. Check out this amazing woodland wedding, the groom is wearing glasses in some of the shots too.

Most brides skip their glasses and go for contact lenses or even considering laser eye surgery to become fully independent from their specs before their big day.
If you want to rock your specs on you big day, here are few makeup tips:

To make your eyes pop, when wearing glasses, you want to use a little more makeup then you usually would.
Warm shades tend to look nicer underneath your frames, stay away from cool grey shades.
A light wash of colour all over the lid and a soft definition with a darker shade through the crease.
Avoid any dark colours and eyeliners underneath your eye, when you are wearing glasses.
Keep the focus on the upper lid and use a eyeliner along the lash line for even more definition.
Apply a generous amount of mascara. Individual false lashes can look great too.
Groom and define your eyebrows and you are ready to go!

I hope this helped. Feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have.
And let me know: Would you wear your glasses on your wedding day?

The coolest wedding invite OR how to end the war

Posted on: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

…Or how to see things differently. This speech inspired me a lot!
How see things in a different way, how to question things in a creative way and how to do the most amazing wedding invite EVER as well as how to end the war. This girl does it all.

The nightmare about the green dress

Posted on: Friday, September 9, 2011


image via Motilo

Here is to another fashionable wedding : Full of very well dressed guests! See more here.
I had a dream last night. My mum forced me to get married out of the blue, and not enough she wanted the whole event in her backyard, and she invited her friends only. I said: ” But Mum, I haven’t got anything to wear just now.” She handed me a dress and said: “Sure you do!” – “But it’s green…”, I desperately tried to make my point. “Don’t be so fussy” she said, pushing me out in front of the guests. I was wearing flip-flops and a green dress. My future husbands family she sat down in a corner away from the other guests. None of my friends were attending,
The whole thing couldn’t have been further from what I wish my wedding to be like one day. Stupid nightmares!!!
We have a saying in Germany that if you want your dreams to become true, you shouldn’t share them with anyone.
I don’t want this to become true at all, so I thought I better share it with the whole world, just to be safe.
Happy wedding planning everyone!

when a fashion editor is getting married…

Posted on: Sunday, August 21, 2011


all pictures via anothermag.com

I just found these stunning photos of a true high fashion wedding.
And yes, this is a real wedding.
The lilac haired bride is fashion editor Katie Shillingford and her gorgeous husband is Alex Dromgoole.


When a fashion editor is getting married her wedding looks like straight out of a magazine.

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