Posts Tagged ‘Luxury Bridal’

Sikh Temple Wedding in Victoria BC || Union Club Wedding Reception

November 15, 2012

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry had the pleasure of working with SR Bride Christina for her wedding day.  We arrived on-location to her family home in the Uplands of Victoria, BC early in the morning.

Christina wanted her look to be elegant and flawless, one that suited her style.  We went with a smokey eye to define her eyes, with flawless skin contouring her structure.  With hair, we added in hair pieces and extensions to give a full look, to finish we added in Orchids which completed the look.

The wedding took place at the Sikh Temple on Topaz in Victoria, BC, and the wedding reception was held at the Union Club of British Columbia.

Christina wanted to look her best, a result that was achieved by working together on her wedding – she wanted it to reflect in the photography.  View more images from her wedding, by Ronnie Lee Hill a Vancouver based photographer, she did an amazing job on the photographs.


After Session Winner! – FREE After Session!

November 10, 2011

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artisty & Jesse Holland Photography are pleased to announce our After Session Contest Winner!  Kulwinder Sall is the lucky winner, she will receive the After Sesion Package Including:

Her own private Studio

Professional makeup application

Professional hairstyling

Styling session

Professional 90 minute couples photo-shoot with guidance

20 edited images on disc

On-site stylist with touchups

Here is her story from her wedding day that she submitted:

“My husband and I got married 23 years ago when I was 18 years old.  It was a different era then and I hadn’t yet had a chance to develop my own sense  of who I was or what my style would look like.  Weddings were not elaborate affairs and very few people had professional hair and make-up. 

I graduated from highschool in June 1988 in Campbell River, BC.  My wedding was set one month later on July 30th of that same year.  My dad picked an ordered the wedding invitations and we bought everything for my wedding in one trip to Vancouver’s main street.  There was no shopping around for the perfect wedding outfit or reception outfit.  We walked into Frontier and looked at the 5 or so wedding outfits and picked one.  We then proceeded across the street and bought a gold set and bangles and called it a day.

Back in  Campbell River, I popped into the Shoppers Drug Mart and bought burgundy lipstick and nailpolish and that was the totality of my wedding makeup.  On my wedding day, my 18 old self  crowded into my parents bathroom (which consisted of a toilet and sink) and proceeded to do my own make up.  A friend came over and helped me put my hair up in a bun making sure to leave my bangs out in a messy bird’s nest type concoction.  She tied my chunni and I grabbed flowers that my dad had ordered from a local florist and off I went to get married.

My Dad had hired a professional photographer but my husband’s family didn’t have the patience to wait for the pictures because they wanted to catch the next ferry back to the mainland.  The pictures that were taken included everybody under the sun but none of just my husband and I or us with my family.  My husband’s family friend took pictures for them and there are hundreds of 5X6 pictures but none of us…lots of his family etc.

To this day, I don’t look at my wedding pictures and have not watched my own wedding video.  Even though we are a lot older, I would love to have some beautiful pictures that I would be proud to frame and place in my home.”

Kulwinder Sall

We are pleased with all the interest in After Session and are now taking our last set of bookings for January – April 2012.  This is a limited time offer of $299, so please book your session by December 31st, 2011.  For more information please email.

Married at the Laurel Point Inn – SR Bride Tells her Story….

November 2, 2011

“Shortly after becoming engaged I was eager to find the perfect person to stylize my hair and makeup for my engagement shoot and my wedding day. It was important to me that I was able to find someone who specialized in bridal hair & makeup. Since I’ve only lived in Victoria for 5 years I wasn’t familiar with anyone who provided these services. It was through word of mouth I learned about Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry. After meeting with her, I decided she was definitely the perfect stylist I was hoping to find to be a part of this big event in my life.

Initially I wasn’t entirely sure of how I wanted my hair and makeup to look the day of the wedding, other than it had to look and make me feel completely fabulous. Sharon was fantastic at brainstorming different ideas based on my skin tone, the shape of my face, the length and colour of my hair, the style of my dress and my personality. 

I loved having the wedding day preview, I found this was really helpful to see how I would look on the day of my wedding. This included appetizers, trying different styles of hair and makeup, then getting into my wedding dress with all the accessories and having a mini photo shoot. It was really helpful to take these pictures because we could then see how well everything photographed together. This allowed us to make some changes we felt were necessary.

I loved having Sharon come to my hotel room the morning of my wedding. It just made my life so much easier that she provides mobile services. All I had to do that morning was wake up, shower and eat breakfast, the rest was in her hands, and I felt so excited and relaxed having her be a part of the big day. Once she had finished with my hair and makeup I couldn’t get over how AMAZING I felt and looked. I still get excited just thinking about it. My hair and makeup held up the entire day which was from 1pm til 3:30am! When my husband first saw me he was completely blown away with how I looked. He had loved what she did with my hair and makeup for our engagement shoot, but just couldn’t get over how she topped herself even more with our wedding day.  Everyone at the wedding  and those who have only seen some of our wedding photos have commented how stunning I looked.  I’ve been asked many times who did my hair and makeup. I definitely feel it was worth the investment I made to have Sharon’s services for my wedding day and engagement shoot.

I would highly recommend Sharon and her team for any occasion! She just makes you feel and look amazing. You will still look like yourself, but just a more fabulous self and honestly who doesn’t want to feel that way!”

Rebecca Corriveau Visser
Wedding Location:  Inn at Laurel Point – Victoria, BC