Thursday, 24 October 2013

Here Comes the Bride: Edinburgh Wedding Hair & Make-up

With my wedding now less than six months away (how did this happen? where did the time go?), it has come to the time where I need to make actual decisions.  And so armed with my trusty weddings Pinterest board I've been putting a lot of thought into the details of the day and in particular how I'd like to look.  Wedding hair and make-up is something I've never been too sure about, especially as there are so many options out there.  My indecision is not exactly helped by the fact that this will likely be my most photographed day ever!  I would like something true to myself but also fun.  Spending time looking at Pinterest and wedding blogs is plenty good for inspiration - there are so many gorgeous styles out there!

All images from our Pinterest

One thing I am sure about though is that I need professional help.  Even though I love trialling new make-up and hair styles, I know I'm going to feel far more confident in the hands of people that have done this many times before.  I've searched high and low trying to find Edinburgh-based bridal hair and make-up artists that offer something a bit different - an extra bit of awesome.  From modern to vintage, these are the ones that I have liked the look of most and seem like interesting choices.  Note that these are not personal recommendations, I'm highlighting these ones in particular as they can do both hair and make-up, be mobile and have beautiful portfolios.  Feel free to add any further recommendations in the comments!

   ♥  IQ Beauty cover a wide range of styles and have an impressive Pinterest page
   ♥  Eileen Nugent has a lot of experience and some gorgeous ethereal pictures in her portfolio 
   ♥  Miss Dixiebelles Vintage Parlour specialise in glamorous retro looks from your favourite era
   ♥  Jak Morgan has a portfolio full of gorgeous fashion forward looks
   ♥  Julie McGuire & Made Up are experienced hair & make-up artists based at the Drill Hall in Leith
   ♥  Emma Motion does fresh faced and classy bridal glamour
   ♥  The Make Up And Beauty Studios keep brides pampered & happy with gorgeous classic looks


  1. Ooh thanks for this! We've just booked our wedding venue and have less than 10 months to plan our Perthshire wedding from Manchester, so any recommendations are very helpful!