Posts Tagged ‘Sharon Rai Brides’

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

SR Bride – Married at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse in Victoria BC

January 4, 2012

Sandra was married at the Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, photographed by the talented Kim Kalyn Photography, with hair, makeup & styling by Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry, view beautiful images of Sandra.

She wanted an elegant glamourous look, with full emphasis on the eyes.  She arrived in-studio for her Wedding Day Preview, with her two bridesmaids, where we tried out different looks until we found the one that suited Sandra the best.  We went with flawless skin, keeping with pink tones, and dramatic eyes for makeup, with her shoulder-length hair, we added in hair pieces to create a beautiful side up-do.
On the wedding day, Sandra & her bridal party arrived to the SR Studio where we recreated her look, and pampered her bridal party.  She had an amazing SR Experience, where she said “hiring Sharon to do my hair and makeup was a great decision….”.

“My wedding hair and makeup was exactly what I wanted” – The Royal Victoria Yacht Club Bride

November 22, 2011
“My wedding was Magical, it was everything we had wanted and more… Everything came together so nicely, My bridal party and I really enjoyed getting ready with the SR Team in the morning.  We had them come on-location, it made it that much more exciting and memorable, it was really a stress-free day.  My bridesmaids and I even had a chance to have a margarita each that morning cause we were all soo relaxed.  I could never imagine having to get ready on our own, that would just have been a mess of grumpy girls not happy with their hair or rushing out the door with just lipstick on our lips.

Your team was great!  Having an artist follow us between the ceremony and reception, was really worth it, we all looked great in our pictures, and timing wise it would have been impossible to fit in touchups and doing photos in such a small window of time.  I really loved all the girls looks, they all looked very classic.  My hair and makeup was exactly what I wanted, thanks to you and our wedding day preview, and the fact that I got to see how I was going to look like in person and in camera, thank you for letting me evolve the look right before the wedding.  My hair stayed in perfectly, all day, and all night, until around midnight (but I think me being a dancing fool had alot to do with the little pieces coming out).  I was really pleased with Sharon and her team and will recommend them to my friends, I will also probably see Sharon again, for another milestone in my life!”

Joy Beuzlin
Wedding Location:  The Royal Victoria Yacht Club

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

Book your After Session Today! – Brides, an excuse to put your wedding dress on AGAIN!

November 2, 2011

Thank you for all the interest in After Session we are now all booked up until the new year!  We are taking our last set of bookings for January – April 2012.

Limited time offer of $299.  Please book by December 31, 2011.  Go ahead you deserve it!

Relive your moment together, and have the look and photography you always wanted.  Take a moment to pull our your wedding dress from your closet, and be a bride again.  Let us show you the wedding pictures you deserved.

Package Includes:

Your 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


Ange, tells all about her SR Experience for her Brentwood Bay Resort Wedding

September 30, 2011

Investing in Sharon’s expertise for our wedding was without doubt the best decision I made. The wedding day preview was a lot of fun and Sharon created the look I had envisioned to a T, really creating a dialogue between us so that we were on the same page with everything. It was great knowing that me and my girls would be more than taken care of on the big day.

Having Sharon & her team come to us took that stressful element away from the day, allowing us all to just enjoy the hours before the festivities started. The look on my husband’s face when he first saw me was one that I’ll cherish forever, and Sharon played a big part in creating that memory. I received so many compliments from our guests, and most importantly, I felt fabulous! 

I know some people opt to do their own hair and make up for their weddings but looking back I know there’s no way I could have created that look without some help. If you want to look and feel your best on your wedding day then I would highly recommend using Sharon’s superb services.

Wedding Location:  Brentwood Bay

Top Hair & Makeup Trends for Fall & Winter Brides – Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup

November 2, 2010

Fall and winter are my favorite wedding seasons of the year! They are for the ultimate chic bride with a love for trends and timeless elegance. The Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry Winter/Fall Bridal Collection features sassy, romantic updo’s, bejeweled styling, smoky hues and subtle shimmer for any SR bride.

Top Bridal Trends for Fall and Winter

Hair: Fall and winter hair is less about structure and all about movement. Let’s blend styles to create a relaxed romantic updo that truly expresses your personality. For ladies with short sassy sexy hair, a beautiful flower piece or jeweled accessory is the ultimate striking centerpiece. For brides with long beautiful hair, dare to bare your tresses in silky layers or soft bouncy curls. But be sure to steer clear of the straightening iron this season! Instead, create a straight but voluminous look by creating a few loose waves with velcro rollers or winding your hair around a full-barreled curling iron.

Skin: Fall and winter bridal skin is clean and matte with cheek colour looking very subtle. Soft and sexy complexion is the key for this earthy season, with a hint of colour on the eyes.

Lips: Indulge your lips in dark berry tones and rich reds for a regal elegance.

Eyes: It’s all about the eyes! This season’s brides are adorned with beautiful smokey eyes. But instead of using typical blacks and charcoals to achieve that sexy, smokey look, bridal fashion is leaning towards  lush and sophisticated colours. Think deep purples, smokey greys and blue jewel tones–you can’t go wrong!

Lashes: Long lashes are big this season! A huge trend, especially on the West Coast, is the permanent eyelash extension. Brides all year round are treating themselves long, natural looking, lustful lashes! Not keen on the glued route? No problems, simply layer on the mascara. Several coats will create a full dark set of lashes that is bound to turn heads!

Touch Up Kit: A wedding day MUST! Carry a touch-up kit with concealer, pressed powder, lipstick or gloss, lip liner, tissues, and mints.  Make sure you also have a mini sewing kit (for emergency clothing fixes like a dropped hem or popped button), static spray, a lint remover and pre-wrapped wipes to remove makeup and food stains.

So there you have it: Insider tips and tricks for the Fall and Winter Bride!  Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry takes the latest in bridal trends to highlight your features, your dress and your jewellery to create a one-of-a-kind style on your wedding day.