"As a wedding photographer I've come across lots of wedding make-up artists in my time. But at a wedding a few years ago I came across the best yet. Elle Hitchens.
Not only do I consider Elle THE most amazing make-up artist but she has the perfect personality. She is friendly, relaxed and a true professional.
On the wedding day itself she is a hugely calming influence and the one thing I REALLY love about her is the fact she doesn't impose her ideas on people but works with her wedding clients to come up with a look that not only suits them but they love.
Make-up is a very personal thing and it's a fine balance to get something that looks stunning for your wedding photographs but doesn't look plastered on in real-life. Elle gets that balance right every time. "
Firetop Photography on Elle
“Thanks so much for doing my make-up, I was so pleased with it and the best part was that when I went to take it off at 1am it looked EXACTLY the same as when it first went on - you are a miracle worker!”
“Dear Elle - Just a big thank you for the time you spent with me, my sister, nieces & friend. We had a special evening ahead of us in Bath & you just were the icing on the cake. We all felt so lovely, the care & attention we felt from you was a fabulous experience -Thank you so much. A moment to treasure.”
Hilary Moorey (over the moon customer!)
“Elle, what can I say... You were an absolute joy to meet. You completely understood the look I wanted and got it spot on at the trial. On the morning of the wedding you were so relaxed and I love how you individually worked with everyone to get a look to suit each bridesmaid. You were a really calm and fun person to have around and my make up really was exactly what I wanted, not typical of the usual wedding look. Really unique. You made me feel amazing so thank you so much. I couldn't recommend you more highly.”
“From the moment I looked at your website, I knew you were the one for me, and your emails to me and the trial proved it. I felt very relaxed and felt as if you knew exactly what I wanted. You helped with suggestions and did exactly what I had in my head!Although you didn't have a trial with my bridesmaids , again you took on what they said, made suggestions and they looked lovely. We felt at ease with you too and made us all relaxed. Everyone commented on how lovely the make up looked and we all felt amazing. Thank you Elle, you were amazing x”
“Elle did my wedding make up and for my bridesmaids too. From initial contact she was professional, and at the trial and on the day did an amazing job. My make up stayed in place all day, and my skin looked flawless, which it isn't! She is exceptional value for money, and my wedding photo's are a testament to that. My bridesmaids were thrilled with their make up, which was done to suit their individual looks. I am very pleased I booked Elle, and would highly recommend her.”
Sheeraz (Mrs Lintell-Smith), Bristol
“Dear Elle Thank you so much for the excellent job you did on Friday, the make-up was perfect and lasted all day. You were calm, professional and exactly the kind of make-up artist I wanted for our big day, and to top it all off you're lovely as well! Thank you so much ”
“It was such a pleasure to have Elle at our wedding, I cannot thank her enough for making me and the girls look so beautiful. Everyone commented how stunning I looked on the day, I know without her, It woudn't be the same. I'm so glad that I have found Elle and I will whole heartedly recommend Elle to all my family and friends!.”
“Just wanted to say how pleased my bridal party and I were with our wedding make up! I love make up and Elle gave me lots of tips and advice - was especially pleased with my MAC Eyelashes! Elle created exactly the look I was going for and I didn't have to touch up or reapply my make up all day. Elle is a true professional, she was timely and completely calm, which helped my nerves greatly! I would recommend Elle to all brides to be for their big day - just look at her work in the gallery on her website - fab! xx”
Kate Preece - Happy Bride!
“I can honestly say that having you with us only added to the day! You were amazing and I only hope that I have an excuse to have my make up done again in the future because I would so love to see you again! We all said how you helped keep everything calm and relaxed and we all felt amazing by the time you had worked your magic! Its lovely to hear that you enjoyed it too. Any bride to be who has booked you will be as thrilled as I am.”
“Thank you so much for being my makeup artist! You were amazing from the first time I emailed you - to the trial - to the amazing job that you did on the big day for my mum, the bridesmaids and most of all for me. So many people commented on how natural we all looked and for me you made me feel like a princess for the day. It was also lovely to get to tknow you and you were such a calming and supportive person to have around on the day. Your 'brides-to-be' are very lucky to have you.”
“I did a lot of research into bridal make up for my wedding. After seeing Elle's website and examples on her facebook page, I had high expectations - and I wasn't disappointed! During the first consultation Elle was so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble and on the day she did such an amazing job...I cannot recommend her highly enough! Thankyou again Elle for making the morning so stress- free and for such a fantastic job!
Very satisfied bride
"I have always been daunted by make up and knew I had to have a make up artist. I met Elle through our photographer and she is amazing! I had had my face threaded just before the wedding (BAD idea!) and I was covered in spots; she did an amazing job and made me look flawless!! Yes she is more expensive than the beauty therapist at your local salon, that is because she is a make up artist not someone who has done a 1 day course! She has suitcases of premium brand make up and has the ability to make you look like a better version of you, not a clown!”
“I just wanted to write and personally thankyou for doing such a wonderful job with my makeup on my wedding day. It was perfect and I felt truly wonderful and it lasted till I dropped into my bed at the end of a very happy day. I know my Mum, Nan and best friend all felt the same and I think you'll agree from my wedding photos that they all look stunning. I was so glad to have you around on the morning, your warm friendly face really had a calming influence on what could have easily become a stressful morning. We all felt really special thanks to your wonderful work. Once again thank you for being such a lovely part of my special day"
“Elle was lovely to work with, really pleased I went with her for my wedding make-up. She made the trial alot of fun and very exciting, when some other people were more business like, which isn't what you want for your wedding! Although at the top of my price range, Elle was very skilled, used MAC make-up and her professional yet creative approach justified the cost easily.”
“I just had to drop you an email having watched the wedding video last night - what you do with a make up brush is pure genius!! Seriously Elle, I thought I was pretty good at doing my own make up, but I look stunning (even if I do say so myself!) - still like me, just better! Grace Kelly eat your heart out! Thank you so much. It was a joy to have you as part of my special day.”
“Thank you for being such an important part of my wedding day, you did an amazing job and it was absolutely lovely to have you there on such an important day.”
“Just wanted to say a massive thank-you for the make-up you did on my wedding day. The trial run was great and it was better than I could have imagined then and on the day. It was so calming to have you around my mum loved her make-up too. She looked so lovely and wowed everybody. So much so she's still trying to live down a rumour that she went on some ten years younger-esque make-over show : - ) Thanks so much for everything. x"