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Previous testimonials from 2006 – 2014


Testimonials for 2014

Dawn Bothamley 12 th July 2014
Once again I would like to thank you for everything you did for my wedding. You made me feel beautiful and you were a very relaxing influence too! Everyone commented on how beautiful we all looked. One very happy Bride.

Elisa Monk 29 th July 2014
I just wanted to write you a quick note to say a massive thank you for the hair and make up you did for my wedding and the extremely pretty hairstyles you created for the Bridesmaids.
The 'before' and 'after' photos certainly highlight what a great job you did, so thank you!

Anna Campbell-Lee 19 th July 2014
I just wanted to drop a line and thank you for all you did for us on our wedding day. It was such a pleasure to have you there on the morning of our wedding and all the girls have said how lovely you were and what a excellent job you did of our hair and makeup.

Danielle Donaldson 7 th June 2014
Thank you for your help during the wedding day. I loved and appreciated your kindness that morning when I was so nervous.

Emma Calder 26 th April 2014
Just wanted to write to say thanks very much for doing my hair and make up a few weeks ago.  I was really pleased with the outcome.  We had our Australian wedding ceremony on Saturday and I took photos of my wedding hair to the hairdresser but he completely mucked it up and it didn't look anything like it looked in France! It made me feel so grateful that it turned out so well on the big day in France, when it mattered! 

Jennifer Hird 17 th May 2014
Thank you so much for doing such a fabulous job on the hair and make up for me and the Bridal party. You were very patient, professional and I loved the end result. I would definitely recommend you to other brides and you especially helped with the ‘getting ready’ stage of the day. Calm and collected.


Katie Lenko-Hiess – August 2013
It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and to have been lucky enough to have enjoyed your company, calming influence and incredible expertise as part of our wedding weekend.  The hair and make up you did for both me and all the girls was absolutely fantastic.  Everyone, including me, felt beautiful, happy and confident after you had worked your magic and it really was great to have you around both on Friday and Saturday when nerves were most definitely running high.

I can't thank you enough Carey; really, you did a fantastic job and made me feel very special on the happiest day of my life.

Catherine Henderson, Mother of the Bride, September 2013
It was delightful to meet you and thank you so much for the excellent makeup and hair on the whole wedding party and myself.  As an ex makeup artist I was little apprehensible on having my make up and hair done for the first time on such an important day.  You were outstanding and I was extremely happy with the end result.  Not only are you very talented at your job, you added a calming influenced to what can be sometimes a stressful pre wedding time.

Kelly Jones - July 2013
Carey made me feel at ease from my initial trial right through to the wedding day. I completed trusted her with my make up and she did a fantastic job creating the natural glow I was hoping for. I would recommend Carey to any bride to be as she is experienced, professional and made me feel extremely relaxed on my special day.  The only downside is that Carey lives in France otherwise I would be using her every weekend!

Sam Hayton – August 2013
Thank you for everything! You made the process so stress free, knowing you were just at the end of an e-mail really put me at ease. To say that you made my bridesmaids and mother look beautiful would be an understatement – everyone looked so amazing without looking like they had any makeup on at all. As for me, I can honestly say I have never looked in the mirror and said ‘wow’ to the way I look – Carey achieved this and I still look back at the pictures and think to myself, wow that looks great. The best thing about it, I didn’t feel as though I had any makeup on. I cannot thank you enough for making everyone look wonderful!

Sharon McHugh – April 2013
All I can say is, thank you. Thank you for making me feel like the most beautiful woman at my wedding and also the most beautiful I have ever felt. My 2 year old son looks at our wedding photos and says "mummy is a beautiful princess", I don't think anyone could ask or wish for more than that. You listened to everything I asked and delivered 100%. I only wish I could have taken you back with me to Australia to teach me all your tricks.

Ciara Kelly – June 2013
Carey, thank you so much for the fantastic hair and make-up you did for my wedding on June 8. I felt amazing!

My hair was perfect. You managed to create that natural, romantic look I so wanted. I loved how you did my make-up, again so natural, exactly how I wanted to look. My hair and make-up lasted the entire day, no hairspray needed and just a little lipstick top up later on. I was delighted with how I looked and the great photographs by David Page Photography highlight that. Thank you!


2012 Testimonials

Hayley McCarthy - September
Your service was absolutely flawless.  We really enjoyed your company in the morning and loved how relaxed you were and how relaxed that therefore made us. Thank you so much, you really helped make our day special. I also got loads of compliments on the make up.

Nic Chambers - September
Thank you so much for my gorgeous hair and makeup on Monday! Steven and all our guests thought I looked beautiful. You kept me really calm and relaxed which made it such an enjoyable experience for me.

Charlotte Key - August
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you. Even though I had the trial with you before the wedding, my hair and makeup on the wedding day exceeded my expectations! My mum was absolutely thrilled with her hair and make up too, you really made her beam with confidence!  
 We had a party when we returned from France and I had my hair put up in a similar style, the difference was by 10pm it was falling out. When you styled my hair it lasted all night, even when I hit the dance floor!

Diane Panther - June
I found Carey extremely professional and was impressed with the engagement process from start to finish.  It was great to be able to relax and feel I was in the hands of an expert!  All the treatments, hair & makeup were done brilliantly and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Carey. 

Sarah Kirkland - June
Just want to say how over the moon I was with my hair and make-up on the day of my wedding! I absolutely loved it and the photos look amazing!  Couldn't be happier with your service from beginning to end.  My mum was also extremely pleased with her hair up and make-up and my bridesmaid’s just looked stunning all day with their fabulous hair!


2011 Testimonials

The overall service was top notch.  Carey was very calming and a pleasure to be around.  For such a potentially stressful situation, Carey made me feel totally relaxed.  I was so happy with my hair and had countless compliments on how it looked.  I never imagined I could be that happy with my hairstyle on the day.
Olivia – 11th June 2011

Thank you Carey for taking care of me on my wedding day. You did excellent work and understood how I wanted things to be. You also were a great person to be around, calm, understanding and sweet. You made a beautiful day even more beautiful!
Synnøve Helland – 1st July 2011

Thank you so much for making my hair and make-up look so natural. I was reluctant to use a make-up artist as I was worried about looking too made up and not like me. Now I am so pleased that you did it for me as it looks great in the pictures and stayed on all evening!
Antonia – 18th June 2011

Many thanks for the brilliant job you did on my hair and make-up. I felt completely relaxed in the hands of a true professional and was so pleased with the finished look, which was flawless.  Would highly recommend your services to any future brides who want to look totally fabulous on their big day.
Lucy – 9th July 2011

My first real contact with Carey was a phone call at home one evening about 5 months before our wedding. It was wonderful to speak with someone who immediately put me at ease and who was so obviously well experienced and professional. Even at this stage I was happy with my choice. Time never seems to be rushed with Carey.  I was given her complete attention during the trial and the morning of the wedding. Her approach is extremely friendly and natural. I had mailed Carey some photos of hair and make-up that I liked and she adapted these looks to suit me, nothing is overdone, I loved the natural look. My bridesmaid, mum, mum-in-law and I really enjoyed the morning. Thank you so much Carey, I can’t recommend you enough!
Una – 23rd July 2011

Thank you so much for the wonderful hair and make up you did for me it truly was amazing and it stayed on all day even in the 42 degree heat!
Carla – 20th August 2011

Fantastic service from Carey, she made me feel very special and look gorgeous on our special day.  Thank you Carey for making me look a million dollars on my wedding day.  You made me feel very relaxed and confident before the ceremony.  As well as being a wonderful makeup artist you are also a really lovely lady too which makes all the difference on such an important day.  Thanks again.
Rachel – October 2011

Carey was simply fabulous.  We first met for my trial before the wedding and it was so wonderful to have somebody who really listened to how I would like to look, and feel on my wedding day.  Carey is so professional, and personable, and someone who also sees what works for you.  A few hours after we began, the image I had fixed in my mind as to how I would like to look on my wedding day was staring back at me in the mirror.  Then the excitement really set as I could see the strands of our wedding starting to come together.  The morning of the wedding was organized chaos and Carey was brilliant.  Calm and reassuring throughout, she put everyone at ease as she set to work.  In the previous few days I had had very little sleep and was feeling anxious, but thanks to Carey's make-up skills I had a fresh, dewy complexion with bright eyes and delicately blushed cheeks a lips.  What really made me happy was that I didn't feel as though I was wearing make-up, and it lasted the 32 degree heat all day and my dancing all night too!  As well as my make-up Carey worked wonders with my hair.  I wanted a vintage side-do, and had had a special pearl comb made for the occasion. My hair was brilliantly styled, without being constricting or looking over-done, and absolutely gave me that classic 1940s vintage edge I so desired. Throughout the day people told me how wonderful I looked, and how my hair was "stunning", "very elegant" and "chic" and it was perfect, just perfect. Thank you Carey!
Jennifer –September 2011

"Carey worked really hard to understand exactly what was required and remained calm and focused on a busy and very hot day in order to provide the highest standard of professional support.  She was great company for the Bride and the hair and make up results were everything I could have wished for!"
Jan Wood - June 10th 2010
"Just to say that you were fantastic!  You made everyone feel at ease!
The hair and make up for everyone was just so natural and your simplicity makes everything go smoothly.  Please do not change a thing about yourself or the service."

Maria Vaz – July 6th 2010

"Carey is very professional; she listened to the brief, was well prepared and kept us up to date throughout.   I highly recommend her services and will definitely use her again for other occasions.   Thank you Carey, you did a wonderful job.  Our daughter looked fantastic and your services made her Wedding even more special.   We hope to see you again soon."
Stephanie Nevitt -July 15th 2010

Carey Hawkins Make Up – from press release 2010:
“I am so excited about living and working in this beautiful region of France.  Also it is a real privilege being able to work with Brides from all over the world on the most important day of their lives.  Make Up and Hairstyling is now such an important part of the ‘Big Day’ and I feel very lucky to be part of that."

"I thought the service you provided was perfect.  I am not a big fan of make up and have never had my hair styled before so I was a little nervous before the trial. I was soon at ease while discussing what type of look I wanted to go for.  All I gave you was to have my hair up but to have a natural look as possible. How you managed to achieve that with that amount of information is beyond me but it was perfect. My hair looked stunning and the make up looked so natural and did not need a touch up all day. I felt amazing and this shows on the pictures. You also did make up for one of my bridesmaids who only the week before had a double mastectomy, she had never worn make up before. She was also nervous about the whole process but soon relaxed and enjoyed her time with you. She also felt and looked gorgeous for the whole day too so there is a heartfelt Thank you from both of us"
Kirstie Hamilton July 2009

"Carey is very professional.  She listened to the brief, was well prepared and kept us up to date throughout.   I highly recommend her services and will definitely use her again.   Thank you Carey.   You did a wonderful job.  Our daughter looked fantastic and your service made her prom even more special.   We hope to see you again soon."
Melanie Nevitt – June 2009

"Carey was friendly yet very professional at all times.  The hair design was particularly gorgeous after only minimal input from me."
Donna King - June 2009

"Great experience.  Friendly and accommodating. Carey did just what I wanted with no fuss. I wanted a really natural look, but yet to look like a bride and that’s exactly what I got! I was made to feel very relaxed on the day and I loved every moment of it…thank you Carey!"
Panna Shah - September 2008

"Thanks again for all you did to make me and my bridesmaids beautiful! I felt fantastic and my make up still looked perfect at the end of the day and it was certainly tested!"
Dani O’Farrel – November 2008

"I hired Carey to do my make-up as I had previously seen her work on a close friend who married a couple of years ago and she looked stunning and very natural. Carey was very professional and did an extremely good job of the bridal party make-up, we all looked fantastic. Carey was also very flexible and happy to work around my hair stylist. It was very useful to be provided with a list of the make-up used at the trial. I would recommend Carey to any future bride.
Lorna Vincent 19th June 2008

"Thank you for all your hard work in preparing me for my Wedding Day.  From my initial contact with you, you have been extremely professional but add a wonderful personal touch, accommodating all my wishes.  By ensuring you listen, you made the whole experience comfortable and relaxing and I could not imagine a better personal approach that is needed on your Wedding Day morning."
Alix Cooper 17th May 2008

"I had never had my makeup and hair done professionally before and was so delighted with the end result of my hair and make-up on my wedding day. Carey was truly professional from the initial consultation to the actual day, listening to what I wanted and suggesting what would work best with my wedding flowers and dress. I felt comfortable, relaxed and confident with everything on the day and couldn’t have been happier. Thank you!"
Nicky Matts 30th June 2007

"I wanted to say a huge thank you for everything that you did.  My hair and make up were perfect for my dress and location.  I was impressed by everything about your service – the professionalism, the quality and the ability to make everything run like clockwork, whilst been very relaxed!"
Heather Batemen 9th June 2007

"Thank you for the absolutely wonderful job you did with my hair and makeup for my wedding on the 17th November last year.  We had a wonderful day and neither my hair nor makeup moved all day. My mother and sister were equally delighted with their hair and makeup. I have recommended you to anybody who is getting married, you did a fantastic job and you're the kind of person that you need around on the big day. Once again thank you."
Niamh Kelledy 17th November 2006



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