Hello Brides! I have been a professional hair and makeup artist for 27 years, working for the most part in the film industry. I would love to turn you into the leading lady on your special day.


What products do you use?

All the big hitters - Bobby Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, Nars, Mac, Benefit, Illamasque, Dermalogica, Laura Mercier...

Do you do trials for bridesmaids?

I will do a trial for anyone who wants one.

Can you do larger weddings.

Yes! I can accommodate as many people as you like. I work with a team of artists (all ex-film) so invite all your mates to be beautified too!

Have you got experience with certain skin tones.

Yes! In the 27 years that I have been putting makeup on people's faces, I have covered a fair few, as you can imagine!

Can you suggest looks that will suit me?

I certainly can. Some brides have a clear idea of what they are after and others have absolutely no clue. Either is fine. We can work together at the trial until you are completely content that you could never look more fabulous.


Gemma is reliable, creative, and extremely professional. She did my wedding hair and makeup and was great at coming up with ideas and working with my suggestions. I was thrilled with the results. She is clearly very experienced and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a first-class makeup artist.

Marrianna and Duncan Turner

Madeleine G. Married on 03/09/2022 4.8 Amazing work! Gemma was quite responsive when I contacted her for my wedding on Sept 22. When I explained what I wanted and if she could do also my mother's makeup it was always so easy to communicate with her. Her work is immaculate and she made me feel really special on my day! Thanks.

Magdeleine and Robert Garcia

I feel extremely grateful that I found Gemma Booking & Trial: Gemma was really quick to respond to me and answer questions that I had. Really quickly we booked a trial. I chose to come to Gemma for a trial, on my way I got hungry (I was 8 weeks pregnant) and Gemma offered to make some food for me, but I decided to order takeaway. She started with makeup but then switched to hair when the food arrived so that I could eat without worrying. I was very happy with my trial hair & makeup, but we ended up doing everything completely different on the day. 1st wedding: We were sure that we wouldn’t be able to get officially married on our wedding day due to Brexit and mix-up with our “notice to marry” so we planned to have a very relaxed day. Gemma was supposed to do hair & makeup for myself, my mother, and my sister-in-law as well as just hair for my best friend. There was no other stylist booked, so Gemma was supposed to come to us and start around 8 (if I remember correctly) and finish around 1. On the day of the wedding, we found out that our notice was approved and we could get married officially! Which meant a complete change of plans! This meant that Gemma only had 1 hour to do my hair and makeup, and she was very successful! Of course, that meant that she had to do something completely different to what we did on trial. She was also happy to stay at home and wait for us to come back from the ceremony so that she could touch me up and finish everyone else’s hair and makeup. 2nd wedding: Our second wedding was a Hindu wedding, Gemma freestyled and I was really happy with the result!

Diana and Fabio Kalmakova

I cannot recommend Gemma highly enough. Throughout the whole process, she was calm, friendly, and just lovely. Gemma was very accommodating and I didn’t feel ‘caked’ in make-up (my main fear!) and I became a complete convert to false eyelashes!! She has the ability to make you feel amazing and yet look so natural. She is just brilliant. Make sure she’s the first thing you book!!!

Mariska and Rhyan Layton

Gemma is exactly the person you want around on the morning of your wedding. Her calm, confident, and professional attitude made me feel completely at ease and allowed me to really enjoy getting ready with my bridesmaids. I had no idea what I wanted for my hair and makeup, but Gemma helped me find a style that suited me, and that I felt comfortable with – I was still keen to look like myself on my wedding day! I felt fantastic on the day, and looking back through my wedding photos, I couldn’t be happier

Katie and Nick Cork

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