Here at Elle Au Naturel we love to receive a “kind word”.  Wedding hair and makeup testimonials are so important for our business.  Firstly it allows prospective brides to read comments previous brides have left, endorsing our work and hopefully encouraging them to place a booking.  We have also put a face to a name, where we can,  on this page to make the wedding hair and makeup testimonial more personal.

Please click here see our voters comments from our recent entry into The Wedding Industry Awards 2012.

Nigel Harper Photography

Thank you so much for making Lee and I look so fantastic on my wedding day.  Thanks also for calming me down! I felt amazing walking down the aisle and the investment of your time and expertise was worth every penny.

Laura - 28th February 2015

I just wanted to say the wedding was perfect and, wait for it, the photos are amazing! Thank you so much for making me look and feel so good on my wedding day. I thoroughly enjoyed our lovely morning together, on that Saturday it set me up for the day!

Sarah - 6th December 2014

I just wanted to say a huge, well, enormous thank you for making me look and feel so amazing on my big day. I had so many compliments about my hair and makeup, which not only looked incredible but also lasted all night and looked great right up until the music stopped!!! Aaron was stunned at “how beautiful” I looked, and the whole look worked so beautifully with my dress and jewellery.

I am not a real girly person, and don’t wear a huge amount of makeup as you know but the way you made me look and feel was out of this world, and something I will never forget! So much so that when I saw you in The Buttery, when I was fully dressed, I think we all got a bit emotional!!

Thank you also for making my bridesmaids look and feel amazing too, they all said how wonderful they felt and how comfortable their looks were which was very important. So much so that I will pass your details onto both Nicola and Harriet who were both so impressed and want to know more about the products you discussed.

Thank you also for working your magic on my mum’s hair, which looked fantastic and worked so well with her outfit and style. She looks fabulous in all the photos!

Harriet - 31st August 2014

Sarah Legge PhotographyI just wanted to send a quick email to say a huge thank you as I didn’t get the chance to yesterday. The hair and makeup yesterday was absolutely stunning, and all the bridesmaids loved their final look. My mum received compliments all day and was so happy with both her hair and makeup. Thank you very much for making the morning go so smoothly. Massive thank you again.

Jennifer - 5th September 2014

Nigel Harper PhotographyWe are back from our honeymoon,I just wanted to write a message to say a huge thank you for doing my hair and make up and the bridesmaids so beautifully – I had so many comments all day long on how lovely my hair and make-up looked. We all really enjoyed getting ready in the morning and found you and your assistant really lovely to share it with. Our whole wedding day was a dream come true.

Josephine - 3rd July 2014

Lucy Walters PhotographyWe were all so happy with our hair and makeup on the day! I was over the moon!! I didn’t even re-touch once and Clare woke up the next day with her hair still looking great! We really enjoyed having you with us in the morning! Thank you so much once again!!

Kate - 27th December 2014

Claire Hewitt PhotographyI hope this mail finds you well! I just wanted to say thank you so much for my wonderful hair and make up that you did last Saturday. I felt amazing and have seen some of the guests photos and you really did a fantastic job! My bridesmaids, mum and Ingrid also said the same thing so thanks for making us feel special!

Laura - 5th July 2014

I just wanted to say thank you so, so much for all your hard work yesterday, I couldn’t have asked for more. You made the morning so calm for myself and Charlotte and our hair and make-up was stunning. It all lasted fantastically well and we had lots of lovely comments from the guests. Thanks for meeting us at The Dairy as well, you went above and beyond. We had an absolutely perfect day – I will send you some photos when they come through! Again, thank you ever so much.

Melanie - 15th November 2014

I just wanted to thank you for doing my hair and make up for my wedding at the walled gardens on the 19th July. I was so pleased with what you had done and I had so many people comment on how good everything looked, especially with the humidity and heat we had! Thank you so much for also helping me into my dress and veil, don’t know what I would have done without you. My bridesmaid Jess’s curls also held for the entire day, a first!

Natasha - 19th July 2014

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Your presence on Saturday was so appreciated – not only for your talent & wizardry in transforming Victoria & I … Victoria into a fairy princess & me into a presentable Mum 😉 but also for your calm & serenity in the lead up to the ceremony. The reception, where we got ready, was an oasis of tranquillity & much of that was down to you, it was a wonderful morning & time to share with you. Also a huge thank you for getting Victoria ready, again that was of such great help, rather than having me get hot & bothered trying to do up those fiddly buttons and cause panic, the dressing process was cool, calm & collected and Victoria remained relaxed, poised & composed 🙂

Victoria & Harry looked so happy & positively radiated joy and many people said it was the best wedding they had ever been to!

I am very aware that this would not have been the case without the people who helped put the whole thing together – you were one of those people Antonia & I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I have attached a few pictures that Stuart, the photographer, has put on face book & a couple of others from the day – he is a whizz with the camera – but much of Victoria’s breath taking beauty on the day I put down to you! You certainly know your craft and thanks to you her natural beauty was enhanced & she looked stunning, her hair was amazing & stayed beautifully in place through the whole night and her make up looked beautiful too, right to the end. The pure joy and happiness of the day shone out through her face (Harry looked pretty joyous too!!) it was perfect.

Many thanks once again Antonia & if I need a magician again I know exactly where to come, I also know who to recommend if asked!

Mrs Rusz - 14th June 2014

We’ve just returned from our honeymoon, and I just wanted to say thank you so much for doing our hair and makeup on the 19th – everybody looked beautiful, Amanda did a fantastic job as well, and it was all just really perfect.Thank you for your support and expertise in getting there, it is all greatly appreciated, thank you!!

Kate - 19th June 2015


Just want to drop an email to say massive thank you for your work last week. The look you created was stunning and I cannot thank you enough. It lasted all the way into the night as well! Thank you once again and if we have another event in the future, I shall be in touch! Hope you had fun doing Chinese makeup as well. 🙂

King Sin - 26th July 2015

I’m sorry it has taken me so long to write to you, but just wanted to say a huge thank you for being so wonderful and making preparations such a pleasure on the 26th September. I absolutely loved my hair and make-up for the day – it helped me feel fantastic! Thank you also for helping Mum out with her hair – I know not quite in the remit, but she was just so happy with the outcome.

Fiona - 26th September 2015

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I wanted to say such a huge thank you for everything you did for me and my mother and bridesmaids at my wedding. I absolutely loved what you did with my hair (nearly reducing me to tears at the trial!) and the make-up was perfect, just what I wanted. Your skill with the make-up for the younger bridesmaids was brilliant and Steph looked absolutely gorgeous too, as of course did my mother! One of her more tactless friends pointed out that she looked the best at my wedding than she had in years!! I also wanted to say that you just being there made us feel so relaxed and under control. Your timing was impeccable and my mother and I left your house after we ran through the timings knowing that we were in safe hands!

When I get through the photographer’s photos I will send you through the link but in the meantime, thank you so much again for everything. You were absolutely fantastic and I would recommend you to absolutely anyone who was looking for someone to do their hair and/or makeup for the wedding… though with my experience I would tell them to make sure you do both!

Miranda - 25th July 2015

I just wanted to write and thank you for everything you did on our wedding day; you were so much more than a (wonderful) hair and make-up artist and helped to keep me calm and see the humour in what might otherwise have been some tense moments!!

I absolutely loved my hair and make-up look and have never received so many compliments (also, not one person noticed that I had hair extensions!!) Mum and the Bridesmaids looked so elegant and were all delighted with what you did (no small achievement as they are a discerning bunch!) and they all commented on what a professional demeanor you have.

I can’t thank you enough for making the long journey to Dorset and for making us look our best for what was such a wonderful and memorable occasion. I would not hesitate to recommend you to any Bride-to-be (although it does feel slightly like I’d be divulging my secret weapon, haha!!)

Vanessa - 12th September 2015

I just wanted to say thanks again for making me and my bridesmaids look amazing. Both Renee and Ellen (not makeup wearers) were supremely impressed with how you made them feel comfortable in the makeup without feeling “made up.” They felt beautiful and it certainly made my photos lovely! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Suzanne - 20th June 2015

Portrait, Wedding & Fashion Photographer I just wanted to send you a quick note to say hi and to thank you for your hard work making us all look so effortlessly beautiful.

Louise - 29th October 2015

I want to thank you for all the time, attention and help you provided on Sunday.  You made the experience of getting ready and absolute joy.

Kyra - 24th March 2013

I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help in making me feel like a beautiful bride on my wedding day.  Your service and assistant were fantastic – nothing was too much trouble, including helping me calm my nerves before I walked down the aisle.  I didn’t have to reapply my makeup throughout the day, which in itself is an amazing feat.  I also wanted to say thank you and express my gratitude for helping us out with my mum’s facial bruising.  No one noticed and the photos we have seen, she looks amazing.

Samantha - 4th May 2013

Nick Rose Photography

I just wanted to express my immense gratitude for everything you did on my special day.  You were so much more than a makeup artist….. you were my friend.  And I knew my day wouldn’t have been the same without you.  I have always had huge issues over the way I look and my skin has always been a massive problem for me.  Not only did you put me at ease,but not for one moment did you make me feel self conscious or let me feel that it would be problematic.  All of this means more to me than you know.  You gave me the confidence by providing me with beautifully applied makeup and it really did make all the difference.  You are immensely talented and utterly fantastic at what you do, I hope you never forget this. xx

Victoria - 14th December 2013

I just wanted to thank you again for being so wonderful on the morning of my wedding.  Such a down to earth and calming presence! And I felt beautiful on the day yet totally me.  Thank you. Sam Gibson Photography

Lisa - 12th December 2015

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Thank you for everything you did on the day….. you were amazing and it was perfect.  I couldn’t have wished for anything more!!

Sheri - 30th May 2016

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I just want to thank you so very much for the amazing work both you and Amanda did on me and the bridesmaids.  I thought we all looked fabulous on the day!  You and Amanda were so efficient on the day and slipped away so discretely.  I don’t think I thanked you or said goodbye properly on the day!  I also wanted to say that I was super pleased with the whole experience with you, form the trial (which was really enjoyable) to the actual day itself.  I’d definitely be recommending Elle Au Naturel in future.  Thanks once again and all the best, Amanda.

Amanda - 20th June 2016

I just wanted to drop you a line (very belated, apologies!) to say a HUGE thank you for all your work and your calming presence on my wedding day!  I was so delighted with both my hair and make up 🙂 I felt beautiful and that’s what every bride wants, but more than that you were so kind, calm and lovely that morning, I was really pleased to share that time with you.I didn’t realise until it was too late that you’d just quietly slipped away, and when o realised you’d gone once I’d said bye to my bridesmaids I thought how lucky I was to have a real life fairy godmother who just came, made me look and feel so great and then quietly went on your way 🙂 I will never forget walking down those stairs and seeing you in the dining room doorway, smiling 🙂  Thank you so so much, I am so grateful for your work and your presence.

Emma - 29th October 2016

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I can’t thank Antonia enough for the gorgeous work that she did on me and my bridesmaids on my wedding day. She kept me calm, was extremely professional and helpful and made me look like a princess. I received so many compliments about my hair and make-up, as did my bridesmaids. The hair extensions were incredibly natural-looking and no one could even tell that they weren’t my real hair. All in all, I am so lucky to have chosen Antonia for such an important day of my life. I’m so fussy about my hair and make-up I thought it would be a real challenge to find someone who could achieve the right results. From the trials to the wedding day itself she exceeded my expectations by a long way – I can safely say that I will be recommending her for years to come to any brides-to-be. Congratulations Antonia, you deserve every success! Alba x

Alba - 17th August 2016

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Antonia created beautiful hair and makeup for me, my bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom, and she also created such a lovely calm atmosphere that my wedding morning was a special event in its own right. Thank you!!

Stephanie - 14th May 2016

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Just got back from honeymoon and just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did for the wedding! We were all over the moon with our hair and makeup and all got so many compliments. I absolutely loved mine, and it all stayed in place despite the rain and despite getting very sweaty on the dance floor. It was the best day of my life and everyone was so fantastic in making it so special so thank you so much!!!

Caroline - 3rd September 2016

I cannot praise enough Antonia’s work – she was so patient and understanding from the date of the trial until the wedding day. She followed and listened carefully every detail I had and did an excellent job ? She is a delight to work with… has an easy-friendly and calming personality which is important to have in one of the most important days of ones’ life.

Blerta - 11th May 2015

From the moment we were in contact I knew I was only going to get the best from Antonia and having met her and seen her work at my trial, I knew she wouldn’t settle for anything less anyway! Nothing was ever too much trouble and she was incredibly accommodating which goes a long way when you are a bride trying to multi-task. On the day, Antonia took control in such a way that made me feel I could completely relax and everything was left in her capable hands, I can honestly say I didn’t feel stressed once! I was also bowled over by how many people commented on the hair and make-up during the day, not just to me, but to my mum and the bridesmaids – they all looked absolutely stunning. I have to say, I felt a million dollars and everything came together so well, the hair, veil, make-up, hair piece – I’ve never been happier. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second in recommending Antonia to anyone, she is a true professional. I am so grateful to her for all her support and contribution to making the wedding day the best day of my life.

Stephanie - 22nd August 2015

I wanted to sincerely thank you for all of your help during the wedding process. You made me feel beautiful on a day where I didn’t know if I would feel pretty and helped me feel less anxious on such a big occasion. My family was impressed with how professional you were. And I was blown away with how sweet you were. Thank you showing me new products to use when I was so frustrated with makeup. The products I bought from you are fantastic! Perfect and easy application! Thank you again for everything! I am so happy we crossed paths and I was lucky enough to enlist your services.

Camille - 9th December 2015

I cannot recommend Elle au Naturel highly enough; Antonia is a true professional and extremely talented at what she does. From my first enquiry she was efficient and put me totally at ease so I had every confidence placing my trust in her for the big day. She understood exactly what I wanted and was absolutely brilliant from my first make up trial, to fitting hair extensions and was a very calming influence on the morning of our wedding. My mum and adult bridesmaids were also extremely happy with her work and they are a discerning group! I received many compliments specifically on our hair and make up and it lasted so well. Brilliant service.

Vanessa - 12th September 2015

I don’t know where to start! Not only did Antonia help me through some stress breakouts and giving me some advice but she made me and my girlies feel absolutely stunning on my wedding day! I’ve never felt so confident! Thank you so so much!

Rebecca - 27th August 2017

Thank you so much for all your help and advice pre-wedding and for the wonderful hair and makeup on the day.  I had so many comments on how natural my makeup looked, which was exactly what i wanted and why I chose you, as you understood this completely.  The bridesmaids and mothers looked gorgeous too.

Catherine - 17th July 2017

Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so perfect (and stress free). You and your assistant did such a fantastic job of mine, Mum’s and the bridesmaid’s hair and makeup.  I felt truely stunning on the day and the girls and Mum also looked absolutely gorgeous!  You really helped us to relax and enjoy the morning of the wedding so thank you for those special memories.

Vicky - 5th August 2017

Thank you so much for doing my mum’s, bridesmaid’s and my hair and makeup.  Everyone was thrilled with how things turned out.  We got so many compliments.  Thank you also for dealing with my indecisiveness and nerves on the day.  You are ever the professional! Thank you.

Annabelle - 1st July 2017

Apologies that is has taken me so long to send this card but I wanted to write to thank you properly for the stunning job that you did with the hair and makeup for myself, my mum and my bridesmaids at my wedding in July.  I have never felt so glamorous or confident before and a huge part of that was down to you and Cherie.  Thank you for all your help and advice along the way with the hair extensions – it all looked perfect on the day and the wedding was all I had hoped for.

Lucy - 24th July 2016

I cannot speak more highly of Antonia’s work. She is hugely talented, not just with the effortless hair and makeup looks she creates, she is 100% professional, reliable and calm and confident – everything a bride and entourage needs to feel tip-top on their wedding day. Worth every penny.

Lucy - 29th August 2017

Before we are on another continent, I just wanted to say a quick thank you for all your amazing work!! I’m not good at compliments but I got so so so many and my bridesmaids and mum looked absolutely stunning. You made the whole morning so relaxed and we all really enjoyed it. I know that my Mum was very nervous about having her hair and make up done and you did such a fantastic job that I know she felt her very best all day. I will be thoroughly recommending you to all my friends that get married in the future (we are one of the first!). I hope your afternoon wedding went well and you got some time to relax over the weekend. Please also pass my thanks onto Cherie.

I can’t thank you enough!

Rachel - 29th July 2017

Antonia and her assistant Fran, came to the venue to get my bridal party and me ready on the big day and they were just amazing all morning long! They arrived exactly on time, and were perfectly organized and calm. It was such a lovely morning I couldn’t have asked for a better team to look after our beauty needs on the day!!

Additionally, as an overseas bride, Antonia was able to fit in a trial around my travel schedule and was brilliant with communication via email. I truly couldn’t have found a better professional for the day and can’t recommend her enough!! I promise you won’t regret booking with Elle Au Naturel!

Antonia, thank you so much for everything; you were a dream to work with!!

Jennifer - 10th June 2017

I contacted Antonia in a panic a couple of months before my wedding after another make-up artist had pulled out. I will never forget how Antonia calmed me down on the phone, confirmed she could do my wedding and got me in for a trial quickly.

I knew once I got to her house and had the trial that I was so lucky to have found her. Her work is exquisite and a cut above. She made me look like the best version of me.

On the day Antonia and her colleague Fran worked on me, four bridesmaids and even fit in my mum. Antonia kept us all on track and we were done with time to spare. The make up and hair was beyond my imagination.

My husband told me at the alter that he couldn’t believe how good I looked and the bridesmaids were complimented so many times throughout the day.

Thank you Antonia – you are truly fabulous.

Hannah xxx

Hannah - 14th July 2017