My wedding was brought forward due to my mothers terminal illness so to say my morning was stressful & emotional was an understatement.
Not only is Vanessa an excellent make up & hair artist her people skills are invaluable. She really fitted in & made the morning enjoyable & relaxing. I felt beautiful & my hair still looked exactly the same at 11pm, make up was still great I just had to touch up the lipstick.
I can't rate Vanessa highly enough, she contributed positively to my wedding day.
You are the angel who created the glamourous post war bride I'd always dreamed to be.
The effect lasted all day long and was a talking point for our guests as well as looking effective in all our pictures.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The ceremony went brilliantly and finally came the moment when Neil could kiss me. Wow that was amazing........then I realied I'd absolutely covered him in red lipstick.
The ribbing from his brother the best man was inevitable and totally worth it.
Vanessa & Neil
to read full published article on Vanessa & Neil's wedding by Love my dress
My apologies for not returning the conclusion form earlier, I kept leaving it at work and forgetting to fill it in.
Vanessa did three bridesmaids, my mum and I all hair and make-up. Our hair and make-up looked amazing - very natural.
I would definitely recommend Vanessa - prices are very good, knew all her stuff and gave us lots of info. She is also really really nice and so easy to get on with.
Thank you so much for everything we all loved our hair and make-up. Also the groom was very happy with mine!
Thank you for making the morning stress free.
Thank you for making me feel so at ease on my wedding morning. You were just perfect!
Everyone loved my hair and make-up, and it was great feeling like such a princess for a day.
We had a fantastic time, the venue, food, friends and atmosphere all combined to make it a truly memorable day, with lots of love, laughter and happiness (and I only shed a couple of tears!).
All the best
I would like to offer you a massive thank you for being part of our wedding day.
The bridesmaids hair look better than I could have imagined and it was a real treat to have mine
and my mums make-up done. I really appreciate your kindness and support, especially in helping me get into my dress.
I wish you well in your future and with you arrival of your little one.
I will not hesitate in promoting your work to family and friends
Sarah was brilliant on the day - her make-up looked amazing and we can't thank her or your company enough!
Sarah did offer to help with the dress that day but our hairdresser had already offered. We will definately be recommending your company to friends and family.
Big thank you to Ranjeet for doing such a great job with my make up on the day but most importantly for reassuring me when I was panicking. She helped to put on my dress and fixed my hair as well...She was a life saver!
We would like to say a massive thank you for your hair & make-up services provided for the bridal party on our big day. The hair & make-up all looked beautiful and Hannah received many comments throughout the day, especially when it got to 11 o'clock at night and she still looked so fresh considering the 30 degree heat. Thank you so much for your help and support in the morning and for helping the whole bridal party get ready and into their dresses, it wouldn't have happened so smoothly without you.
Thank you for being part of a day that we will never forget.
Best wishes, Josh & Hannah xxx
I just wanted to write you a proper 'thank you' for everything you did on my wedding day. I didn't think the day could have gone any better and it all started with your calm and professional approach in the morning! (even if you couldn't get in the building initially)!!!
Thank you so much Vanessa - I will be recommending you to all of my friends. The hair & make-up looks stunning in the pictures.
Boys Hall, Ashford Kent
I just wanted to say big thank you to the girls (Ranjeet & Sarah) for providing the hair and makeup for my wedding day at Chiddingstone Castle on the 17th August.
They were both fantastic and made us look great on the day and for the photos. Please can you say a big thank you to both of them for proving such a great service.
Chiddingstone Castle, Kent
My husband cut his hand just as Ranjeet had finished my hair so had to rush him to our local minor injuries unit, by the time we got back Ranjeet had gone. I'm just gutted I didn't get the chance to say 'THANK YOU'.
What can I say?
Thank you so much for all of your help on my wedding day!
You created amazing hair and make up styles which really suited all of the bridesmaids and myself. Everyone commented on how lovely we all looked!
Thank you for being so patient and calm on the day, which helped to put me at ease (you know how nervous I was!).
The day was fantastic and not even the thinder storms ruined it for us!
Thank you again for all of your hard work! I am so happy to have found you online and cannot thank you enough for all you have done!!
Nikki Maidment (previously Hall!)
I was really pleased with how everything looked on the day, and Ranjeet was really friendly and definitely put me ease. Thank you very much!
South East London
I wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so very much for all your help on our wedding day. You were incredibly calm, reassuring and supportive and I don't know what I would have done without you; a true professional!
Thank you for making me feel like a princess; I loved my hair and make-up and I felt like a million dollars! So many people commented on the fantastic job you had done not only for me but also for my bridesmaids. You have a truly unque gift and unbelievable talent. I cannot thank you enough!
Lots of love
Lynn Daniels (formerly Castle)
Just a quick note to say a massive thank you to Sarah for not just doing my perfect wedding make up but for being such a help during the 'getting ready' phase. The trial was a great way for us to meet and she listened to everything i said i wanted. On the day she was calm and for someone who doesn't normally wear make up everyday, i wanted a subtle but glam look and thats just what she achieved. All of my guests commented on how my make up suited me.
Thank you again!
I cannot recommend Vanessa and Blushing Bride by HCT highly enough!
When I was looking for a wedding make-up artist I specifically looked at the reviews which is why I have taken the time to leave this feedback.
Vanessa was professional, friendly and efficient. Communications made me feel as though I was her only client, even though I know she is back to back with bookings. The trial was great fun and to be honest it was like being with a friend. On the day itself, Vanessa was on time, calm and great fun to be with.....our make-up, mine, two bridesmaids and my mum looked amazing even at 2.30am when we finanlly left the bar and went to bed, I looked in the mirror and the make-up still looked like it had in the morning.......FANTASTIC!
Hempstead House, Kent
I can't thank you enough for not only my beautiful hair & make-up on my wedding day, but for your help and support leading up to and on the big day itself!
You have such a calming and fun presence - I'm so pleased you were part of my special day. My hair & make-up stayed perfect all day and I felt a million dollars!
Thank you so much
Charlotte Bick (Dixon)
Thank you so much for all your help with hair & make-up for my wedding day, you made us all feel a million dollars!
Good luch for your big day, enjoy every second of it.
Charlotte Bick (Dixon)
Happy New Year to you! I hope all is well with you & you had a fabulous Christmas etc....
I just wanted to drop you a quick but long overdue email to say thank you for working your hair and make up magic on my mum, bridesmaids and myself. We were all absolutely delighted with the amazing results you created and most importantly everyone looked as gorgeous at the end of the day as they did leaving "hair & beauty" in the morning and that's despite the copious amounts of Champagne and non-stop dancing in the evening!!!
It may amuse you to know that my husband, a man of infinite compliments and eloquence (!?!?) told me "I knew you had potential & I think you reached it on our wedding day" so I think he was pretty blown away by your handiwork too! I know Amy, one of my bridesmaids & soon to be sis-in-law is hoping she'll be able to book you for her wedding in June as well...so hopefully see you again then.
Once again many thanks to you and your team, not only for the fantastic looks you created but your practical advice before hand & on the day and most importantly, for creating the calm, stressfree atmostphere we had on the morning of my wedding (and keeping my mum perfectly in check when she tried to wreck that calm!?).
Best wishes to you and the team for a successful 2012!
I am sadly back in the land of living!
Hope you are well! Just want to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for making me look beautiful on my special day!
My hair looked fantastic and so many people commented on it and by the evening it was still looking as gorgeous and so in place i had trouble getting it down!
Thanks also for the help getting dressed etc, and just generally being there to give me reassurance and add to the excitement on that morning!!!
Hope to meet again, Clare xxxx
Vanessa was absolutely wonderful. She did an amazing job on my hair and also my bridesmaids hair. All of the wedding guests commented on how lovely the bridal party looked and my wedding planner will be recommending her to future brides!
Vanessa helped with the dress and managed to keep me calm. I will recommend Vanessa to everybody. Thank you xx
Just to let you know how pleased I was with Nichola, nothing was to much trouble and she helped out at the last minute with a small crisis. I had a lot of comments on how nice my hair was done. Thank you once again.
Tricia Harman (Mother of the Groom)
Hi i cannot praise Vanessa enough. I was let down 3 weeks before my wedding when i couldn't get in touch with another hair & make up company i had booked a year before my wedding to come to my home on my wedding day. I was so stressed and thrown into panic when i realised i was going to have to try and find someone else and it was such short notice i was finding this task very hard and stressful.
I contacted some companies including Vanessa at Blushing Brides explaining what had happened to me and begging for someone to help me. Vanessa phoned me the next day saying she was very booked up for my wedding date but she would try her very best to help me which she did and managed to save my life lol.
I had no idea what i wanted on my wedding day as my hair is so fine so i explained to Vanessa at my trial what i liked and she just got on with it and made me look like a princess. The stress was over and for the last 8 weeks of my wedding i could finally relax knowing that being left in her hands my hair and make up would be amazing.
On my wedding day i was amazed at how great my hair and make up looked and was exactly what i wanted.My make up was natural but flawless it stayed on all day & evening and so did my hair even after i removed the comb that was holding my vail in place it didnt budge ,and everyone just kept telling me how amazing i looked all thanks to Vanessa for saving my life.
So massive thank you to you Vanessa and anyone who is thinking of booking with her or her girls without a doubt it will be one of the best decisions you have made for your wedding day. Big thank you again Vanessa for helping in creating my perfect & special day XXX
I booked with Vanessa a full year and a half before my wedding and was pleasantly surprised with the amount of contact she kept with me during that time. I had had so many suppliers with whom I'd booked a year in advance that I did not hear from until maybe a few weeks before the wedding and this can be sometimes worrying but with Vanessa I had no doubt that I was getting a quality service.
At the hair trials she was incredible! I had myself and five adult bridesmaids and she was here for over 5 hours chatting to us about different styles and trying them out. I was happy to let Vanessa make several decisions about our hair and I was right too because we all looked stunning. Also, one of my girls changed her mind and Vanessa re-styled her hair without question.
On the day itself she was so helpful. She had all of the girls hair and mine done in record time and stayed until the moment I left to ensure any final touching up could be done and to put my veil in for me, which was a godsend! My hair lasted all day and night, and even into the next morning! She is very professional and a lovely woman whom I would recommend to anybody (and just about have!) I owe her a huge, huge thank you!
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your hard work on the morning of the wedding. You made me look and feel like a princess and you were a calming influence on all of us when we needed it!
The day went smoothly and everything was lovely, chris and I will never forget it.
Thanks again for everything, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to any of my friends or family getting married in the future.
Love from Laura xxx
Can you please pass on my complete thanks and gratitude to Jeanette for the wonderful work she did on my wedding day 7th May 2011.
She done an amazing job and I had many beautiful comments regarding my hair. Without her help on the day we would not have got out the door!!!! Jeanette has asked me to forward some photographs which the photographer took. We are still waiting for those but will send some to you to forward on if thats ok as soon as they arrive.
She is a great asset to your company, and my many many thanks go to her for her marvelous work.
Vanessa was fantastic - couldn't fault her. Everyone looked amazing!
Please forgive the late feedback! It has been a very hectic time since we returned from honeymoon.
I just wanted to thank you, so much, for your hard work and wonderful creations with my and my bridesmaid's hair. You were invaluable on the day, with your calm attitude and extensive bridal knowledge! I can't thank you enough for also helping me with my dress and securing the rings on the pillow. You were amazing, and I really can't recommend you enough.
I feel very lucky that you were there to support me that morning, and I know my two bridesmaids felt the same, because you really know what you are doing!
I hope you are well?
Apologies again for this very late feedback!
Very best regards,
Saturday went more perfect than we thought, the church and the castle were amazing they even had fireworks as well. It just all run soooooo smoothly and they were smiling and laughing the whole day! You and Vicky were amazing to and very patient. All our hair and make-up stayed the same all day literally nothing moved and some of the pics look fab!
A big thank you to you both, will be in touch for my wedding.
Just wanted to say a huge thanku 4 Saturday, we're on honeymoon at the mo so will send u a proper note and some pics when we get back but wanted u 2 know that we were all really happy with the end product!
I thought I would drop you a quick email to say thank you so much for all your hard work on our wedding day.
I don't know how we would have got ready in time had you not been there. You were absolutely fantastic and I loved my hair and make-up. I will send you a photo once we have received the "official" pictures.
Hi Vanessa and Vicky
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for yesterday. You were both amazing and everyone loved thier hair and make up. No job was too big or too small for you and you made sure everyone was done in time. You made sure every looked fine - even to the very last detail. I will definately be recommending you.
Thanks once again you were brilliant.
I would just like to thank Jeanette (hair stylist) and Teena (make up artist) for doing our hair and make up for my wedding. Everyone was commenting how good it all looked and we was all over the moon with the outcome. Thank you again.
Gemma, Kelly, Sarah and Ann.
Thank you so much for all your help on the wedding day. Loved my hair and make-up and the bridesmaids too. Will send you over some photos as soon as we have got them. Will see you soon hun at my sisters trial.
Lots of love and thanks again
Vanessa was absolutely wonderful!
Friendly, relaxed, professional, adaptable for the trial and more and beyond on the day.
She was calm, reassuring, professional, relaxed....in a word - BRILLIANT!
Thank you for being part of my day can't wait to see the photos. All the best for the future - you deserve it!
Mary, Angela & Amy
Just a very long-delayed note to say thank you so much for everything you did on Saturday 24 July to help make Mary and Paul's wedding a wonderful day to remember. I know Mary will be writing to you when she returns from Italy but I just wanted to add my own thanks. Everyone at the wedding said how wonderful Mary looked and thanks to her faboulous make-up the photos are great. Your patience and kindness in keeping us all calm was much appreciated. After all your hard work you are the first to see the 'finished product' and then we all disppeared!
Thank you so much Vanessa,
With love from Angela (Mary's mum)
What can I possibly say to you that would convey how grateful I am to you for Saturday?! You were so patient with me while I was feeling unwell and you just sorted everything. Im so so thankful to you, My hair looked great, you stepped in to help me apply my makeup and even helped with lacing my dress! I don’t know how I got through the ceremony, but thanks to you I looked the part and no one noticed! You were invaluable and I will recommend you to everyone I know! I will be sending a special thank you to you shortly.
I felt better after the ceremony but felt very ill again just as we sat down to eat the meal, I had to leave the table after the speeches
Lots of Love
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for all your help on my big day - you were amazing and I'm sure the bridesmaids would have been in meltdown without you.
A belated thank you for the wonderful job you did on the 18th. The hair and make-up was fabulous and stayed the distance despite my frantic dancing in the evening. The bridesmaids and my mum looked lovely too.
Thank you also for the calming effect you had - I know it was a pretty hectic morning, especially towards the end, and it was great having you there.
Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did doing the hair and make-up for me and my bridesmaids on my wedding day. You did a superb job and I felt like an absolute princess. You were so professional and your help and advice in the months leading up to the wedding was much appreciated. I would highly recommend you to any future brides.
PS Please also say thank you to Jeanette who did a fab job with the bridesmaids.
First class and professional service provided. Hair & make-up lasted all day and all night. Excellent!
As soon as I met Vanessa I knew she was the perfect person to take on the challange of my bridal hair. Her calm, professional manner puts you at ease immediately - she really knows what she's doing! On the morning of our wedding she fitted in like part of the family and my hair was absolutely perfect. Thank you over and over. You were an important part of our day. x
Vanessa was amazing - not only did she do a great job of our make-up she rescued my hair. She was a calming presence amidst the morning chaos.
Don't get married without her!
Vanessa was not only a fantastic make-up artist but was a great support too. My moments sat in the chair being 'transformed' were memorable as the calmest time. Vanessa care's, she wants you to have your dream day.
Right from the start she reassured me that I was beautiful and myself and my mum really felt important.
Thank you so much for making us look radient and spending the morning with us.
I cannot thank you enough for what you did to make me look and feel great on my wedding day you were fantastic. Very professional, extremely friendly and made me feel very relaxed. I was very lucky to find you and wouldn't hesitate to use you again and highly recommend you.
Not only is Vanessa a fantastic hair & make-up artist, she's so friendly and easy to get on with that it made the experience even more enjoyable. I was thrilled with my bridesmaids hair and Vanessa made me feel like a princess. All my friends commented on how lovely my make-up looked.
Vanessa truly deserved to win an award in The UK Wedding Retailer Awards 2008.
Thank you for my beautiful hair and make-up on my wedding day. Everyone said 'how lovely I looked'.
We had a fantastic day thank you again for all your help, I really do appreciate it.
Good luck with the award in September.
I will email you some photos.
Thank you again
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for doing such a great job with my make-up and that of my bridesmaids and mum for my wedding on 19th July. Our make-up looked fantastic and stayed on all day and evening. I also wanted to thank you for being such a star on the day, you were a godsend. I lost count of the ways you helped me out - from pinning on the mens button holes to coming to the rescue with my hair and generally keeping us calm. I am so glad my bridesmaid has now booked you for her wedding next year and not surprised - you were fantastic.
Vanessa was very professional and very calming on my wedding day. Both my bridesmaid and I were really happy with our make-up. Apart from having to top up our lipstick we didn't need to touch our faces all day!
We received an excellent service from Vanessa. She was always extremely helpful and friendly. Always got in touch with us when she said that she would, which gave me instant faith that I had picked the right person. On the day she was on time and her light hearted way gave a great atmosphere in the dressing room.
Thanks for everything you done!
Thank you and Rachel so very much for making me feel so beautiful on my wedding day (Saturday 19 April 2008). I was so amazed by my hair - I just could not believe that it was my hair - Rachel is a magician. My make up was just perfection - you picked up on the exact right colouring to bring my eyes out (that small touch of green) - just brilliant. All brides should have your magic touch!!
Most of all, thank you for stepping in at such short notice and being excellent company on my wedding morning - you and Rachel were fun and kept me relaxed. I just cannot recommend your company enough!
I would be honoured to provide a personal recommendation any time!
Thank you and kind regards,
Lauren was excellent. She arrived early on the day and helped to keep me calm. The make-up was admired by everyone - just what I wanted, natural but effective.
She even gave my fiance a quick touch up!!!
Thank you very much
My experience was excellent Vanessa was very experienced in her work and very helpful not only with her work but all the bits and pieces on the actual day, she gave me some very useful tips. Our make-up was very elegant I would recommend them to anyone in the future for their special day.
I tried to send you guys a card to say Thankyou, but couldn't get hold of an address.
So I think its time I send an e-mail!
I know that the morning of my wedding you guys acted more like bridesmaids, as well as hair and make-up with my Mum worrying and a poorly chief bridesmaid! Thankyou both so much.
My make-up was amazing and when I look back at my pictures, I can not believe I looked that glamorous. One of my collegues came to the church to see me, and told everyone at work that I looked like a film star...I felt like one. It was all amazing. My bridesmaids looked great and my Mum was very pleased with her make-up and felt involved, which as you know was important to me.
You both did so much more then my hair and makeup...you calmed me down (with help from Sarah) when everyone else was getting stressed...which I thought was the brides job...I felt very relaxed.
I have to say that I tell the story of my champagne rash to people, I've never needed Priton so fast!
Just thought I'd let you know that we were on the front page of a local magazine and also in Kent Wedding Magazine this month. I did tell them that you guys did my hair and makeup. The day was great and I felt very important and sexy! Thankyou, you both made my day.
A friend from school, whom I hadn't been in touch with for ages, is getting married in March, and spotted me on your web-site! I didn't realise I or Sarah were on there and it was a lovely surprise. We are also featured on John Marsh's website! Famous!
Hope you are both doing well and that you are still successful...you both deserve it.
Take care and kind regards
Royal Tunbrigde Wells
I just wanted to send you a quick email to say a HUGE, ENORMOUS, GIGANTIC, HUMUNGOUS, WHOPPING, MAHOOSIVE thank you!! Not only did you make me look and feel like a princess, you were on hand and ready to help in what could have been a very stressful situation when I realised an hour before I was due in church that my veil was missing!! Thank you so much for everything, you were much more than just hair and makeup artists and I will definitely be reccommending you if any of my friends decide to tie the knot!
We had such a fantastic day on Saturday and I think the veil incident and the rain just added to the fun!
I'll be in touch when we're back from honeymoon and I'll send you a few pics.
K (Mrs King!) x
How are you?? Well now I have finally come off of cloud 9 I thought I would drop you and Hannah an email.
Just wanted to say a great big fat thank you from my mum, sister, nieces, sonja, sals and me of course for the trials and for all your help on my wedding day, I cannot honestly imagine how a)terrible it would have been not to have had you both there and b)how stressful!! you were honestly angels sent from the gods that morning and we all felt so much calmer in your presence.
Everybody commented on all our hair and make up all day and honestly it stayed on all day too (apart from needing some of the mac lip cream in the evening as lips were so dry!!) and night, plus the hair was brilliant it didn't move fan-bloody-tastic when your being dragged around the dance floor!!
Thank you both so much again you are both truly wonderful.
Lots of love