Weddings

Weddings

Working with brides, on the build up and on their big day is a part of my job I really enjoy. Over these last 14 years I have been lucky enough to work with some of the loveliest women, please see testimonials for some of their kind words.

I cover weddings all throughout the UK and internationally so please get in touch for further information and package details. I have been featured on two of the biggest wedding blogs, ‘Rock My Wedding‘, ‘Style me Pretty‘ & ‘Love My Dress‘. In wedding magazines ‘Pure Weddings’, ‘Lancashire Life’ and ‘Yorkshire Bride’.

Please browse through some of the gorgeous brides I’ve been lucky enough to make over and some bridal shoots I’ve worked on.

I was lucky enough to have Erika as the make-up artist at our wedding. She is incredibly talented. She took the time to really understand what I wanted and was able to create a look that was perfect. I have had problem skin my whole life and I can hand on heart say Erika gave me confidence and made me feel beautiful. She’s an absolutely lovely person too and she was so kind helping me on the morning of the wedding. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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Gill Kendall

After being a bridesmaid for my sister a couple of years ago, and seeing how amazing Erika was, I knew I only wanted her for my wedding!! Her attention to detail is amazing.  She made sure she knew my skin type by having a trial a few weeks before and advised me on skin care in the run up to my big day. Erika stayed right up until I got in the car completing the final touches as long as she could! I’m not the most confident person in the world, but on my big day, I felt like the most beautiful bride ever, and that’s how a girl should feel when getting married!! Make up lasted right into the early hours with very few touch ups needed! thanks so so much Erika. Can’t recommend you enough! If anyone’s reading this and still looking for a make up artist…look no further!!!“

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Frances Howland

The best wedding make up artist! Being a wedding planner I have seen quite a few but no one quite compares to Erika. Even before the trial session I knew I was in safe hands, flexible and approachable, she made a very simple bride feel very special. Completely felt at ease to follow Erikas judgement on style – she’s one very gorgeous lady, who wouldn’t! On my special day, she was superb both in her art and in person. Calm and personable she was a pleasure to have around especially when the nerves hit! Would (and do) recommend to every bride I encounter!’

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Emma Davidson

Erika is awesome. Not only is she an awesome make up artist but she is a lovely and wonderful person too! She did mine and my bridesmaids make up on my wedding day! I was very lucky to have her x

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Alexandra Smith

Erika did my hair and make up for my wedding in 2012 and she made me look and feel amazing! We had a trial a few weeks before the big day and discussed ideas and tried out a couple of looks.  Erika is so warm and friendly and she made me feel at ease straight away. On my wedding day Erika arrived early and worked her magic and she made me look even better than I could have imagined! She also made my bridesmaids and mother in law look absolutely stunning too. I would definitely recommend Erika to anyone looking for a make up artist xx

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Alison Turner

Thank you Erika for doing such a wonderful job on my wedding day From start to finish you were an absolute pleasure to work with and you created such a beautiful and natural look on the whole bridal party. We all felt like a million dollars. Highly recommended to anyone wanting a professional and friendly MUA for their big day xx

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Natalie Ford

I wasn’t sure that I wanted my make up done for my wedding as I don’t usually wear that much and was scared that I would look “over-done”. My friend had booked Erika for her wedding 6 months before my own and as I was a bridesmaid I decided to have my make up done as a trial. I absolutely loved it and had no doubt that I wanted Erika to do my wedding make up. All of my bridesmaids loved their make up too. Erika is very professional and a lovely person to have around on the morning of your wedding. Thank you so much Erika!

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Nicola Williamson

Erika did my make up, my mum’s and my bridesmaids. We all had different looks which she managed to pull together to look similar for the overall appearance of the wedding. Professional and friendly from the word go, I couldn’t have asked for anything better for my wedding day. Amazing x

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Lisa Oddie

Erika did my hair and makeup for my wedding and she also did makeup for my bridesmaid and mother in law. I’ve never felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day and I can’t thank Erika enough for that.  She was so professional and organised, I didn’t need to worry about a thing. She even helped me in to my wedding dress and zipped me up as my bridesmaids were busy getting ready. Thanks again Erika! I recommend you to every bride-to-be I meet! Xxx

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Ashleigh Parker

Erika did my make up on my wedding day along with my mum and future mother in law. She made us look and feel amazing and I would definitely recommend her. She made us all feel calm and at ease. She has a bubbly and professional attitude. Would love it if she could do my make up all the time!

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Amanda Coe

Erika did my hair and make up for my wedding day in May 2016. I could not recommend Erika enough, she was absolutely brilliant, she knew exactly what to do, what colours to use and exactly how to do my hair, I felt so beautiful on my special day and it was all down to you. She made me feel very comfortable in telling her what I wanted and was constantly checking to see if I was happy with the way she was doing it. I have since purchased some of the products she used on me because I liked them that much. I had a trial a few weeks before and I totally recommend that because it gives you a chance to explore different things. I would not hesitate one tiny bit in recommending Erika and if I needed a make up artist again I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

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Lora Evans

I’m a wedding photographer that’s seen Erika’s beautiful work first hand, she has an amazing talent for seeing people’s beauty and enhancing it rather than applying the same look over and over. This lady makes you realise you’re beautiful and doesn’t cover your face with a one size fits all pallet. She sees what works to be your favourite version of you, I can’t explain how perfect that is to see as a photographer.

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Rachel Victoria Pettit

Erika did the make up for my wedding and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. As well as getting the make-up spot on she was a joy to have there on the morning of the wedding. Friendly, calm and unflappable Erika is the ultimate professional and just an all round lovely person who happens to be incredibly talented at what she does. Thanks Erika! Xxx

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Steph Atkinhead

I can’t recommend Erika Swinn enough. After having my trial make up done for my wedding I knew instantly I was going to book her for my big day. She was very professional, caring and went above and beyond on the morning of my wedding. I got so many compliments on my wedding day about my making up. Can’t thank you enough Erika xx

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Nadine Sutcliffe

I first came across Erika when she did the make up for my sister’s wedding in 2012. After doing such an amazing job, I absolutely had to book her for my wedding in 2014. Not only did she make all my bridal party look beautiful, she was a very calming influence when the butterflies started and was just such a pleasure to be around, helping to make the morning of my wedding so special. My whole bridal party absolutely loved their makeup and felt amazing. My bridesmaids were so pleased with their makeup that they also booked Erika for their own weddings. Not only is she a brilliant makeup artist, she is trustworthy and professional, which is so important on one of the most important days of your life.

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Lynsey Clarke

Erika did my hair and make up for my wedding, she made me and my bridesmaids feel amazing and kept me calm on the big day! We had her colleague and sister assisting to make sure everything ran on time and they helped out with extras such as my mums hat, they really couldn’t have been more helpful! We had a trial of hair and make up a few weeks before and based on that knew what we would go for on the big day. She listens to you, makes recommendations but isn’t pushy-I tried false eyelashes and decided they weren’t for me on actual day. Super relaxing and fab results, you’re in great hands with Erika!

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Helen Baxter

I only ever wanted Erika to do my make up for my wedding in 2013. She made me feel so comfortable and listened to everything I wanted. I was apprehensive at first as I had never really worn make up and never had professional make up and still wanted to remain natural looking. From trial to wedding day being around Erika was so effortless.  She understood exactly what each of my bridesmaids preferred and the same with me. We all really loved working with her and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her or use her again. Thank you Erika, you really made me feel and look special.

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Holly Fielding

I knew before I even planned my wedding I wanted Erika to do my hair and make up for my big day. The whole experience was amazing, starting with my trial. Like a lot of ladies (and men) out there I was unsure on what would work best for me in both the hair and make up department. We discussed a few ideas that I had and Erika gave her professional opinion, which in the end was better than what I could imagine. I had a trial a couple of weeks before my wedding which was a great opportunity to play with different ideas. Erika will make you feel at ease with her lovely kind personality, which is great for anyone who is feeling a little nervous. As it is a big thing to trust someone with your hair and make up. Then it came to my big day. Erika was up bright and early with me and my bridal party. The whole morning was really relaxed and the whole experience with Erika was truly special, I felt very pampered. The hair and make up stayed perfect all day and night and did not need touching up, although, I did want a slightly different look at night which I left in the creative hands of Erika. Throughout the whole day and night, and even now when people look through my wedding photos, I always receive compliments on my hair and make up. I could not recommend Erika enough, she is very talented in what she does but also is one of the nicest people I have come across. She will make you feel very special on your big day.

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Naomi Swinn

Thank you Erika for doing such a wonderful job on my wedding day from start to finish you were an absolute pleasure to work with and you created such a beautiful and natural look on the whole bridal party. We all felt like a million dollars. Highly recommended to anyone wanting a professional and friendly MUA for their big day xx

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Natalie Garvey

Erika is a talented, passionate and dedicated make up artist. Our make up was done for my mums wedding and also my baby shower and we were blown away with the service. From the moment we had our first conversation to the actual day of wedding everything was exceptional from the make up to her caring, loving friendly self. I couldn’t recommend Erika any highly than I do, the service we received was exceptional and I can’t thank her enough x

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Leanne Dawson

Erika did my wedding make up and I couldn’t believe just how good it was! Every single person, even the men, commented on how beautiful it was. It lasted all day with no top ups what so ever, even though Erika was around should I have needed!  A pleasure to have around on your big day with no end of experience, knowledge and talent.

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Adele Gardner