It has been an incredibly busy month as a wedding makeup artist in Cheshire and North Wales now we are in peak wedding season. However flaming June hasn’t really arrived yet and…. well…we are all saying”flaming June” for the wrong reasons with some of Cheshire and North Wales being submerged last week in 12 inches or more of rain. Fingers crossed that summer is on its way and we can start whinging about how hot it has been instead!
I wanted to tell you all about last Wednesday, when I got all dolled up in my pretty black dress and headed over to an awards ceremony at the Mere Golf & Spa Resort near Knutsford, Cheshire.
I was nominated in 2018 and again in 2019 and having the support all of my previous Brides, I was proud to make it to the finals. Exciting!
Leaving Chester, the weather was pretty grim, dressed up to the nines, my phone was pinging with over twenty+ messages from previous Brides wishing me all the luck in the world. I felt so incredibly proud to have so much support and so privileged to be a makeup artist to my Brides.
When I arrived at the Mere Golf and Spa Resort, the car park was full to bursting but I managed to sneak into a space near the main entrance. I struggled with changing into my heels, almost head butting the steering wheel on one occasion! I even plucked up the courage to make a video for facebook, saying thank you to each and every person who voted for me. You can watch it here: Pre-Awards Video
As I got out of the car, I opened up my brolly and started to run, as well as you can in stilettos. My phone continued to buzz all night with “good luck” messages but I made the most of the event chatting and networking with fellow wedding suppliers from Cheshire, Merseyside, Wirral, and the rest of the North West of England. Wedding suppliers had travelled far and wide, from Carlisle in the North to Stoke in the South.
AS I walked in, I had my virgin bucks fizz (sensible, as I was driving) and queued up for the photo mirror (on my own, how brave!) provided by “A Touch of Glamour” and listened to the talented solo artist who was entertaining the crowds.
There was a really fantastic atmosphere and I was standing there, taking it all in when we were called into dinner. The coolest green lighting in the room made it a really “wow” moment as I entered and headed for my table, Magnolia. The meal was amazing, as were the singing waiters, the charity Auction to raise money for Destination Florida Children’s Charity and on the night, raised a staggering £6503.50.
The awards ceremony began about 9.30pm and yet seemed to be over in a heartbeat but unfortunately, this year wasn’t my year. A huge congratulations to all the nominees and the worthy winners. My hands are still sore from all the clapping. I left the awards evening feeling upbeat and proud knowing that I am working to a fabulously high standard, amongst the best in the north west, in an industry that is fabulous from head to toe.
When I jumped in the car, I checked my phone for one last time before setting off and read this message from my Daughter. As you can image my heart burst with pride.
Once again, a HUGE thank you to each and every Bride who showed me all of your love, kindness and support and here is to winning in 2020!
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