The Big Day

Wedding Day makeup

What to expect on the day of the trial

The trial is held at Niamh’s studio based in Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. Firstly, We will sit down and double check all of the details on your booking form & then discuss the look you want to achieve. It’s very helpful to have any pictures of ideas you may have. You could follow Niamh’s Facebook page or Instagram for inspiration of recent brides. A picture of your dress and any accessories you may be wearing will help work out what will be best for you. We can just as easily do your trial without these items though and we can get a great idea for the ‘final look’, but obviously it will all come together much better on the wedding day.
Some people choose to have trials for their bridesmaids. This needs to take place on the same day as your trial (the bride). The trials can sometimes take longer than expected because we are discussing ideas and it’s a very relaxed atmosphere, so please bear that in mind. At the end of the trial We will take pictures of the look and take any notes which will be kept in your file. Niamh will also advise which products were used on the lips (incase you wish to purchase them) and any other products we feel would benefit you throughout the day for small touch ups.
It is important we do our best to achieve your perfect look so always be sure to tell Niamh of anything you’re unsure of as that’s what the trial is all about!

On the morning of the wedding...

Niamh will arrive at the agreed time on the morning (usually bright and early!) Don’t worry brides are usually up at the crack of dawn! She will then need to set up the makeup kit ready for action. An area with a large table and good lighting will be required. Every wedding is different and she will adapt to fit each wedding but usually we will start with one of the bridesmaids and work through the entire bridal party leaving the bride until last. This leaves the bride free to relax during the morning and have breakfast and be available whilst flowers arrive etc.
Each face takes approximately 30mins. Once the bridal party is complete, the bride can take her last moment to relax, maybe have a glass of champagne and take everything in, before beginning to put on her dress. Once the bride is looking amazing, Niamh will then finish of any last makeups and any touch ups needed whilst the bride is getting dressed.

Niamh Martin Bridal Makeup artist in Dublin

Once the bride is dressed, Niamh will make any last touch ups to the bride to make sure she is completely happy and then the job is done! Then it’s time to pack away the kit and leave you to have an amazing

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