Edmonton SR Bride talks about her Bridal Experience

April 12, 2012

“My advice to anyone considering hiring Sharon & her team – DO IT!  You will be like me and consider it the best decisions you ever made…” 

Other than AMAZING, I was unsure how I wanted to look on my wedding day so I knew I needed someone special to help in that department, after all, as we age all a bride has is her memories and photos and photos last forever!  Being from out of province I wanted to make sure I had someone very skilled and from everything I heard in the industry, Sharon Rai was the answer.

I booked four sessions with her:  wedding day preview, makeup lesson, wedding day session and a boudoir – simply radiant session.  For the wedding consultation I did my homework (had my top 5 photo picks of makeup and hairstyles) and from that she worked with me to create the vision I had in my mind.  The result was breathtaking!  For the boudoir, she just did what she does best – create the sizzle I needed and ensure it would look fantastic on camera.  The best part of both sessions was that I still looked like me but the best version of me in different flavours.  And on the wedding day……… I spent the morning laughing with my girlfriends and being pampered while overlooking the ocean because Sharon came to me!

From her I got the WOW factor.  She passed along knowledge of products and services and application techniques so I could replicate it again at my reception (scheduled for a few months later) and for whenever I wanted.  She was very gracious with all my detailed questions and there were lots, after all, when you are in the presence of an expert you want to learn as much as you can!  I can now look drop dead gorgeous in different ways and at any time.  My husband likes my new skills too.

As a result of all of this, my wedding day was only filled with the joy of my experience!  I didn’t have to wonder how I would look on camera or have to rush around.  Sharon came to me – it was relaxed, stress free and I was able to focus on relationships – not the details of the day.  The most rewarding aspect was knowing I looked my best when I celebrated joining my life with my best friend (let’s just say he was very appreciative of the fact – lol).

My advice to anyone considering hiring Sharon and her team – DO IT.  She is worth every penny and the knowledge you will gain is immeasurable.  Even if you are on a very tight budget, consider her teaching session or just booking her for the wedding day.  You will be like me and consider it one of the best decision you ever made.

Cindy Steinkampf – Edmonton, AB
Wedding Location: Sooke, BC


Wedding Featured in WedLuxe Magazine – Read all the Details!

February 17, 2012

Want a closer look at Stephanie & Clark’s wedding which was featured in WedLuxe Magazine, learn about all the beautiful details that took place at their wedding on Poets Cove ResortPender Island.  Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry had an amazing time working with all the talented vendors involved with the wedding process, Jennifer Bergman WeddingsC.J. Scott Photography & Verbena Floral Design.

Read all the details now, below is the beautiful Bride before heading to the ceremony!

Boudoir Hair + Boudoir Makeup Styles in Victoria BC – Villa Marco Polo

January 4, 2012

Beautiful SR Bride Stephanie, surprised her husband with an amazing boudoir photo-shoot.  She arrived in-studio for hair & makeup, we went with bold eyes, and smooth straight hair.  The shoot took place at theVilla Marco Polo in Victoria, BC, and photography was done by CJ Scott Photography, view more images of Stephanie.

SR Bride Stephanie, with her experience. “I would highly recommend Sharon to any bride-to-be or anyone looking to have their hair and make up done professionally for any occasion”

September 30, 2011
“Sharon Rai provided my hair and make up services for not only my wedding but also my engagement and boudoir photo shoots. I would highly recommend Sharon to any bride-to-be or anyone looking to have their hair and make up done professionally for any occasion. I found Sharon to be an absolute pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to enlist her services for any future occasion. Sharon listened to my thoughts on the type of look I was looking for and she also offered advice and recommendations of what hair and make up would look best on my wedding day (and withstand the elements of an outdoor ceremony).

 Sharon was very calming and a lot of fun on the morning of the wedding. Sharon and her team did the make up and hair for my five bridesmaids as well as my own make up and hair. We received so many compliments on the day and when I received the wedding photos from our photographer I couldn’t believe how fresh and flawless we all looked. Our hair and make up really looked fantastic in the photos and that is thanks to Sharon’s expertise and experience in bridal hair and make up. I would recommend Sharon to anyone who wants to feel extra fabulous for a special occasion!”


Wedding Location:  Pender Island, BC

Bridal Makeup Artist | Bridal Hairstylist for Poets Cove Resort on Pender Island, BC

August 4, 2011

The Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry team had the pleasure going over to Pender Island, BC this past weekend.

The ferry ride was beautiful, during the ride we ran into Vanessa Watters, from Verbena Floral Designs with vans full of the beautiful wedding flowers!

We stylized the beautiful Stephanie & her bridal party for her luxurious wedding that took place at the Poets Cove Resort & Spa.  Stephanie was amazing to work with, she loves makeup, she loves hair, and has incredible style, what an honor to be chosen to be her artist!

Her look was glamourous, wearing an original, Vera Wang Dorothy wedding gown, with custom made jewelry to match the detailing.  Makeup, was sultry glamour, with smokey charcoal eyes, and glowy flawless skin, giving her the ultimate simply radiant look!  With hair, we went with a polished romantic look, below is an image from her wedding day preview, where we created the look:

It was a pleasure working with Stephanie’s amazing wedding team, Jennifer Bergman WeddingsVerbena Floral Designs, and C.J. Scott Photography.  Below is an image from C.J. Scott Photography, stay posted for more wedding pictures!

Congratulations Stephanie & Clark, wishing you all the best!