Posts Tagged ‘VANCOUVER ISLAND WEDDINGS’

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

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SR Bride, tells all, “I got so many compliments on my look, my makeup was flawless.”

September 16, 2011

Having Sharon do my hair and makeup for my August wedding was an amazing experience for me as she was able to put together my exact vision of how I wanted to look for my wedding.  As a result, for booking her I was stress free the entire time, it was such a relief not to 

have to run around on my wedding day all I had to do was go to the SR Studio and everything was looked after for me and I was able to relax have a cup of tea and talking with Sharon really calmed me down and put me at ease. From her services, I got so many compliments on my look, my makeup was flawless! Sharon did my hair and makeup for my ceremony then again the second day for my reception.  Sharon achieved the exact look I was going for, flawless, soft and sexy.  She is on time, prepared and has a calming presence about her which was 

just what I needed as I was a nervous bride! My advice for those thinking of booking Sharon and her team is, don’t hesitate, just book.  I would recommend Sharon without hesitation to any brides working with her was such an excellent experience and I felt truly special and beautiful on my wedding day all thanks to the flawless work of Sharon!  Thanks again for the beautiful job you did with my hair and makeup!!!!

Katie Andrews
Wedding Location:  Victoria, BC

On-Location Bridal Makeup Artist | Bridal Hairstylist for Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa

August 2, 2011

Angeigh, our beautiful SR Bride from Australia, arrived in-studio for her Wedding Day Preview three days before the big day!  She loved the 50’s looks for makeup and hair, she did her research finding beautiful hairstyles and makeup looks.  From all the looks, we took what we liked best from each one, and created her wedding look, making sure it suited her face shape, dress, style and theme.  The result was amazing, see image below:

The Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry team arrived on-location to the Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa, in Brentwood Bay, BC to stylize Angeigh and her bridal party for her big day!  We recreated Angeigh’s wedding look, making a few enhancements!  Below is an image of Angeigh, before getting into her dress.  Im excited to see the wedding images, by the talented, Kim Kalyn Photography.

Keirestell Bed & Breakfast Bridal Makeup Application & Bridal Hairstylist

May 31, 2011

Read UK Bride, Anna’s experience as a SR Bride and working with Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry on-location at the Keirestell Bed & Breakfast in the Cowichan Valley.

“When my fiancé and I decided to get married on Vancouver Island I knew I may have a challenge finding a hair and makeup artist on the internet. I needed to find someone I could communicate with through email and telephone only, and someone I could trust to help me decide on my bridal look 2 days before our wedding……I found this in Sharon!!

I found Sharon through a search engine, her website looked very professional and models looked glamorous and stunning so I got in contact and Sharon was very sweet and helpful on the phone and decided to make a booking.

I had my wedding day preview at Sharon’s studio with my bride’s maid, my mum and mother in law, she provided sparkling wine and canapés and we had a great afternoon and she helped me to decide on my look, and the added touch of professional photos enables you to really see what you will look like.

Sharon being able to come to our wedding location was great help and made the day less stressful.

I was so happy with all of our makeovers; you made me feel truly amazing on the most special day of my life.  Thank you”

Anna

“Below is our favourite photo. We feel it captured the day perfectly….raining but beautiful with the fog up in the mountains and lush green trees, and also shows the beauty of Canada even in the rain…..what we love so much.”

 

 

Parksville BC Wedding Hairstylist & Makeup Artist – Sharon Rai

May 30, 2011

Read Jennifer’s experience as a  SR Bride working with Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry:

“I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic job you did doing my make-up and hair. I feel really lucky to have found such an experienced, professional, and creative make-up artist, as well as being a really nice and warm person. I felt totally confident for my wedding day. Sharon made lots of great suggestions on how I might like to have my hair and make-up, whilst also listening to what I would like. I would highly recommend the “Wedding Day Preview” that Sharon offers. The preview was informal and relaxed. It made my wedding day much less stressful, and it was fun to put on my dress and accessories to see how everything looked together in advance of the big day.

Sharon was always really quick to respond to my emails and I cannot wait to have another occasion that will mean I can ask Sharon to do my make-up and hair again! I would recommend Sharon to anyone who wants to have their make-up and hair professionally done for any special occasion. Quite simply she is fantastic!

Thank you Sharon so much for all your help and advice leading up to and on my wedding day!”
Jennifer Fletcher