This summer Katie and Nic did a V.I.Peaches wedding package for Jade. As Jade is also a makeup artist its great that she wanted her feedback to feature on our blog!
“ There's a saying that I was determined not to use on my wedding day: if you want a job done properly, do it yourself. As a trained M.A.C make-up artist who has pampered my fair share of brides, I knew that I'd need someone very special to do my make-up on my own big day - thankfully I found, and hired, the very best.I first came across Peaches & Cream at a wedding fair at St George's Hall, Liverpool, two years ago. I was immediately drawn to their stall by the mass of potential brides surrounding them and their striking, hot pink logo. Amid the crowds and queues of women trying to get a better look were the glamourous girls from Peaches with their flawless make-up and perfectly styled hair.It was when I was looking through their hair and makeup portfolio that I knew I wanted to book them there and then for my wedding. Their styles are so ingenious, creative and elegant, so unlike the usual unimaginitive, stereotypical bridal up-dos. I knew that I'd be able to relax on my big day, safe in the knowledge that I wouldn't feel the urge to pick up a brush and take over.

During the initial consultation with Kate, we discussed the hair and make-up packages available. As I was having seven bridesmaids, the V.I.Peaches package which caters for up to 10 people was a no-brainer! Aside from the general logistics of the day, we discussed the overall look I wanted and any ideas regarding hair and make-up that I had in mind. I knew that I wanted my skin to look flawless, fresh and glowing with peachy tones on my cheeks. As I don't like wearing lipstick or strong colours on my lips, I wore a very sheer, nude gloss on my lips by M.A.C called Cremesheen Glass in Partial to Pink. This lipgloss is divine! It's smooth, smells delicious and unlike most other lip glosses, it's not sticky which I love. Since I was having very little colour on my lips I wanted the emphasis on my eyes. I opted for a less traditional smoky eye with varying shades purple, echoing my wedding colour scheme. I also had individual eyelash extensions as my natural lashes are quite short.

I had so much fun at my make-up trial with Little Katie! She's so bubbly, full of conversation and personality. She really listened to exactly what I wanted and the finished look was just as I imagined it to be. That's one of the many things that the girls at Peaches are very good at - they listen to exactly what their customers want which is partly why the are so successful.

A few weeks after my make-up trial I had my hair trial with Nicola. Nicola is a perfectionist and amazing at what she does. I was in awe of her talent and passion for hair and make-up. Her creativity, professionalism and customer service is commendable as she forms a rapport and level of friendship with all of her clients, creating a very relaxed atmosphere.

I knew exactly how I wanted my hair on my wedding day and luckily I found a photograph on the internet of something similar for her to work from. I wanted my hair half up with some height at the back, a loosely-swept side fringe and long cascading curls. Nicola understood exactly what I wanted and immediately put me ease. I sat comfortably and relaxed whilst talking about the summer holidays then within half an hour I looked and I felt like a real bride.

Nicola also made a big splash with my guests on the wedding day - she was so involved with the wedding that she even cried at the speeches! My friends all loved her and she fit in perfectly.

Peaches & Cream isn't just a hair and makeup boutique, it's a lifestyle! There is nowhere else remotely like it and I can only describe their premises as amazing. The girls there make every customer of any age feel so welcome and they are guaranteed to be pampered and treated like an A-list celebrity. Their constantly busy shop speaks for itself and I urge all brides-to-be to go and see for yourselves and 'get peached'!”

If your interested in experiencing the ‘Peaches’ treatment on your wedding day please call 01512271669 and Cath will book you in for a consultation!

xxx

All photography by Liam Crawley www.cgweddings.co.uk xx