Sunday, August 20th, 2017

As a professional makeup artist – planning my own Italian wedding – i knew it would take someone special to achieve the high standard of work I would expect from myself.

That someone special was Gemma Sutton and what she did for me was so much more than make me feel beautiful.

I am quite particular about my skin and it’s texture and at the trial Gemma listened intently to my concerns and then discussed the options with me, taking into account the heat of an abroad wedding and the longevity required of the makeup.

On the day, I not only knew my hair and makeup was going to look incredible (the trial was fantastic and a great opportunity to try out a few looks if you’re unsure what look you’re after) but I knew that whatever might go wrong, be it a late shower or a disruption to the preparation, I had someone with me with years of experience who is cool, calm and collected. Gemma simply absorbed any anxiety or nerves i had.

I’ve always felt that morning getting ready with your oldest friends and family members is one of the most special parts of the day and was worried my nerves might stop me from enjoying this precious time. I need not have worried…and I credit my relaxed, happy and excited enjoyment of that morning down to Gemma.

We didn’t get in from our wedding night until 5am & my makeup was still perfectly in place, (despite the heat) and my hair looked fantastic even when posing for photos on a roof in the wind.

Gemma – you are one in a million and I can’t thank you enough for everything you did for me. I’ll never get to relive that day so I’m so lucky that I have no regrets… you made me feel and look perfect.