Bridal Makeup Artist in Nottingham and Leicester

The Wedding Industry Awards 2015…. Some kind words and feedback

I was thrilled to win The Wedding Industry Awards title of ‘Best Wedding Makeup Artist’ for the East Midlands for a third year recently, and thought I would share some of the comments and feedback received from the brides that were kind enough to take the time to vote for me.   The judging process for these awards is pretty thorough and to even be shortlisted is an amazing achievement.  Brides from the preceeding 12 months are eligible to vote for you and score you out of 10 in 7 categories.  Your average scores are then calculated in each category and provided you score equal or above the average score for your category, you go through to the regional shortlist.  The judges for your category then look at your voter comments, your website and social media presence, the profile you fill in when you enter and your voter scores and they award a bronze, silver and gold to a shortlisted makeup artist.  The artist with the most gold awards is then the regional winner.

But it’s not finished yet….the seven regional winners are then through to the national finals and the TWIA judges meet to decide their national winner.   The judges for the makeup artist category this year were celebrity makeup artist Daniel Sandler, Sarah Brock who works on Brides magazine and award winning makeup artist Kaz Fernando.    Your voter comments are anonymous (although there are sometimes little clues in what they say that enable you to work out who they are and this feedback is lovely to receive and reinforces exactly why I do this job.

I want to share with you some of the comments I received this year, and I have simply copied and pasted the comments from the awards website.  I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did and I’m looking forward to meeting all my 2015 brides very soon 🙂

I have worked with her on a professional level with my fashion brand and having seen the amazing work she does for me there I couldn’t have possibly had anyone else do my own make-up for the most important day of my life!

Rochelle did my make up previous when my best friend got married so when we set our wedding date I had no hesitation who I wanted to make me up for my own big day, she is fantastic and my husband still says everyday how beautiful I looked.

Love her to bits!

My wedding was on last Saturday (2 days ago) so my views and memory of Richelles make up/ work and support us still incredibly fresh! I found Rochelle through an online forum where other brides were raving about her, loved her website and her communication was always so fast. She understood my taste straight away and got my look in one go. She was fantastic on the day, so supportive and made me feel so special. I am so grateful to her- thank you!

I cannot rate Rochelle highly enough. She is absolutely amazing at her job! From my first trial with Rochelle I knew I had to have her to do my make up on my wedding day. She spent lots of time finding out how I would like my make up to look and was able to create that look perfectly.

The best bar far and amazing at wasp removal!

I chose Rochelle on a number of recommendations from friends and I couldn’t have gone wrong. Rochelle is amazingly talented and made me look and feel amazing on my special day. She took the time to listen to what look I wanted to achieve. On the day she took the stress out of getting ready and is also a dab hand at doing up a lace up wedding dress! There is no end to this ladies talent! Would I book Rochelle for my wedding again? Without hesitation!! Thank you so much Rochelle!

My trial with Rochelle was one of the highlights of my wedding preparations, it was great to feel so confident about how good she could make look! When it came to the day she was a wonderful, calming presence when I was feeling overwhelmed by everything, something I can’t thank her enough for!

She recreated my style to match my vintage style theme perfectly. Not only is she a wonderful person but is hugely talented. She made my dreams come true x

From my first enquiry earlier this year until right before I left for church Rochelle was extremely professional, kind and understood the look I was hoping for on my wedding day. I felt a million dollars when I saw my make up. Rochelle’s calming influence on the morning made me feel so relaxed and she even helped me get into my wedding dress when we realised we couldn’t figure out the buttons! She checked that I was happy with my make up before she added the finishing touches. She is a star!

What can I say about Rochelle? Well she’s the most patient and understanding woman on the planet for a start! During my trial I had a major meltdown and she was nothing but compassionate and helpful towards my situation, we tried at least four looks until I was happy which is a hard task in itself as myself and my 3 bridesmaids are very particular about our own make up! Her make up knowledge is huge as well as her make up bag or suitcase should I say? I would recommend her to everybody everytime

I was so unbelievably happy with Rochelle. We initially thought that her portfolio of photographs on her website were fantastic and the group booking which we went for in the end was great value for money. Rochelle herself was so personable and lovely, she made the entire experience fantastic.

Rochelle was fantastic throughout the whole wedding process and particularly on my wedding day. She arrived nice and early, had an excellent choice of products and enjoyed I was happy to continue with the make up style chosen at my trial. She also knew that I had lightly tanned and adapted really well to that without problem. I would recommend her to everyone! She is so easy going and wonderfully calm, which is what every bride needs on a busy wedding day! Just perfect!

Rochelle was nothing sort of brilliant from the moment I first contacted her to my wedding day. Very quick and efficient in getting back to anxious brides like myself. Such a calming influence and really very pleasant to have around on one of the most important days of my life. The make-up trial was amazing, she really understood what I wanted for my big day! The big day was even better! Very talented indeed. Always at the end of a phone or email if I had any questions (I had a lot of questions)

Rochelle is a true professional and put me and my bridesmaids at complete ease. On the day of our wedding, my mum decided she wanted her makeup done too. Rochelle was only too happy to get her done despite the chaos and last minute request. We were all so pleased with the results and I can’t recommend Rochelle enough. She really knows her stuff and is a true pleasure to have around when you need a bit of calm!

It’s testament to a make-up artists art, when everyone asks who has done my make-up, as it has stayed on all day. I was a little concerned as I don’t like people doing my make-up but she took on board just what I like. I cannot recommend Rochelle more highly. Great products, great service, perfect!

Rochelle helped me get from an idea in my mind to a beautiful. I had a 1920’s theme and so wanted old school glamour, Rochelle listened and took note of what I said and created a bespoke look just for me, whereas I think some other make up artists just trot out the same old style time and time again.

The before and after photos on her web page showed me she was good at her job. The make up trial proved the proof is in the pudding. I didn’t expect to feel and look like a million dollars. I immediately relaxed it was one aspect of the wedding I wasn’t worried about. I’d highly recommend her.

Rochelle was fab, she helped keep me calm when my flowers were messed up and late from the florist. She helped get me into my dress. Couldn’t have asked for a better person to help and do my make up on my wedding day

Rochelle helped me last minute as my 1st make up artist let me down 2 months before my wedding. Rochelle was very professional and prompt with getting back to me and very patient to make sure I had the right look that suited me. Our make up was natural with just enough glamour and it stayed all day

I wanted a natural look and had considered doing my own make up. I’m so glad I didn’t – in fact booking Rochelle was one of the best decisions I made. Not only was the make up beautiful, she was such a lovely calming presence to have around on the morning of my wedding. An exceptional make up artist and a lovely person – what more could you ask for?

Rochelle was brilliant!! I love makeup and I live in London and was really worried about finding a makeup artist in the midlands. As soon as I spoke to Rochelle, I knew she would listen to me and would help me to look beautiful. On the day, she acted like a friend and I didn’t want her to leave.

Fantastic recommendation and customer service. Constant open communication Make up is amazing, lasting all day even with the fortunate heat of the UK. The ability of Rochelle is outstanding from full dramatic to minimal but brilliant coverage, compliments were never ending!!! She is amazing!!

Rochelle was excellent with her advise and assessment at my trial. She took on board what I wanted and worked with it. On the day she had everything ready and set up to go, she was extremely professional and such a calming influence to have around. She she went the extra mile for me and helped out with other bits during the morning.y new husband said that my make up had never looked so good!!

A fantastic makeup artist, a lady who knows her craft inside out and who massively cares about each and every one of her brides and there unique look. Totally gets enthused by your vision and the whole process is a joy for both Rochelle and client. An extreme professional and an outstanding lady.

Rochelle was simply amazing! I was so so nervous about having someone do my makeup as I’m a perfectionist (to say the least) and my own worst critic. Mix that in with a serious skin complex and it all could have been a disaster; but she was calming, reassuring and my makeup on the day was beautiful!

Rochelle did my wedding make up and as soon as I had my trial I knew she was the one to do it I loved it instantly and didn’t need to change a thing,I’d had a few previous trials so was apprehensive as I am very fussy,but Rochelle is absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to anyone.

Firstly may I say that Rochelle is super super talented! I honestly could not have dreamed for better make up for our wedding day. Right from the trial Rochelle was so friendly, organised and really relaxed me. Rochelle really listened to my make up idea and then gave her professional opinion and once she had done she made sure I was happy with my make up. She even got my bridesmaids opinions. Nothing is too much and I will recommend Rochelle to anyone, I would definitely use Rochelle again!!

And some of the comments in answer to the question ‘why did you book Rochelle

From my first meeting with Rochelle at my makeup trial I had no doubt in my mind I had chosen the right makeup artist for my wedding day. A lady of such gentle nature and a kind heart, that every bride should have with them on there special day. Her passion for her job shines through and did from the first trail I had. Rochelle really understood my vision, and totally got behind the look I was hoping she could create and with her ideas and expertise she created a look I was overwhelmed with and that I had envisioned. Her enthusiasm and ability to create so many different looks made it clear to me she was exceptionally talented and understood her craft inside out. After my first trial I got more likes on Rochelle’s Facebook page than any of her other brides ever and that’s all down to Rochelle and her incredible talent and skill and although I didn’t have any doubt to start with, it totally confirmed to me I had chosen the correct lady to make me feel a million dollars on my wedding day. Her personality is so genuine and caring and she treats you like your her only bride. I booked Rochelle for her fantastic talent and the total faith I had in her to create an amazing look for me that would last all day. She didn’t fail one bit.

My make up was so important to me for my wedding so I needed someone I could trust with it. Seeing the photos on her website and that she had won awards previously caught my attention and after my trial and meeting Rochelle I was certain she would do an amazing job.

her talent, her ability to listen, to show you and then if needed to advise. She is a lovely person who on the day feels like one of the girls, a friend. She quietly waits until she is needed then very expertly makes a woman look like a better version of herself and gives her confidence to face the day not worrying how she looks.I was so lucky to find her and if I win the lottery she will be doing my make up daily !!!!!!!

Because I could tell that she was a true professional from her website, and feedback from other clients on website/social media, it was obvious that she was the best in the area and I wanted the best for my wedding day.

Recommendation and then such a fab time at the trial – really listened to me when I said what I wanted and helped me see what colours suited me best. Really positive helpful person.

I wanted someone who used great products, that I myself would use on a daily basis for my wedding. Someone who would show up and do the job brilliantly and alleviate any stress on the day of the wedding… she did all of the above. Not only this but she returned later that morning just to help me with my dress, she is brilliant!

I booked Rochelle because she was the most professional makeup artist in the area that I found on paper and she used the standard of makeup I use at home I.e. Chanel, Mac, Bobbi brown, ysl. Her website was well written and very professional and I noticed that she had already won the national wedding award for her category which I think speaks volumes. I would definitely recommend her and I would have her again if I did my wedding again.

I had a gut feeling about Rochelle and I also loved her before and after photographs, as well as her website. The before and after photographs really did help me make my decision, as well as our conversations back and forth via email, where she settled all of my worries and made me feel very secure in the knowledge that I was making the right decision!

When I went for the trial, Rochelle was so lovely and down to earth and made me feel so welcome it put me at ease striaght away and it also made me like her hugley. We had so much fun on the trial and she made the whole experience so easy and exciting. On the day of the wedding she was such a lovely presence to have around. She even stayed to help me get into my dress, shoes and even my veil! She was so personable and lovely it was an added bonus to have her involved on my day.

So a big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me and if you recognise your comment, please feel free to give me a clue as to who you are ;).



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