Regional Finalist for North West's Best Makeup Artist

The Wedding Industry Awards 2016

Regional Finalist for North West’s Best Makeup Artist
12th November 2015 samanthamercer
The Wedding Industry Awards 2016 for suppliers

On Monday I attended the North West’s Regional Finals at Heaton House Farm to network with the best in the business. It was jam packed, there are lots of us! I didn’t end up winning the but it was my first year entering so I will be back on it again next year after another wedding season under my belt.

This year I will be making lots of changes with my branding, I have millions of ideas floating around my head so over the next few months you shall see the web designer working hard to make it all a reality.

From entering The Wedding Industry Awards you get all the comments brides left when voting and also your scoreboard. I can’t explain how moving it was reading through all the bridal testimonials – They’re alone enough to make me feel like best makeup artist ever! I work really hard behind the scenes and it’s nice to have the recognition especially about my website!

The Scores

Below shows the votes from brides covering 2014/2015. I’m super happy to have the ‘Quality of finished makeup’ a big fat 10… After all that’s what I’m booked for!

A selection of my brides kind words

I wanted to include some of the lovely comments I have had back from my brides too. I wouldn’t have got here without their votes and reading through them all just proves I do honestly have the best job in the world!

“She was absolutely fantastic – she knew so much about make up and what suited different people best. She spent hours with me for my trial until I was happy and made it feel effortless. She was a stand out supplier on my wedding day for her relaxed nature and great talent! All of my bridesmaids loved their make up too and we agreed that it was the best we had all ever had! It remained flawless throughout the day and the only thing I needed to top up was my lipstick!” Mrs Stephanie Higgs (Francis)

“6 days prior to my wedding I emailed Sam at 3am in a panic. She responded straight away that morning. She did her best to accomodate me and my 4 bridesmaids. Communication was fantastic. The questions she was asking about us and our requirements I knew she knew what she was doing. On the day it was very relaxed we all had a laugh. Withought having a trail beforehand I was amazed my bridesmaids and I looked stunning and I felt like eveything had come into place service like that is priceless.” Mrs Rachel Cummings (Steele)

“She was absolutely fantastic – she knew so much about make up and what suited different people best. She spent hours with me for my trial until I was happy and made it feel effortless. She was a stand out supplier on my wedding day for her relaxed nature and great talent! All of my bridesmaids loved their make up too and we agreed that it was the best we had all ever had! It remained flawless throughout the day and the only thing I needed to top up was my lipstick!” Mrs Stephanie Higgs (Francis)

“Just fabulous! Attentive, friendly and willing to go the extra mile!m even when it wasn’t wedding related! Really talented and professional and passionate about her trade and willing to learn new skills to add to her service e.g airbrushing which I had for myself and the bridesmaids.” Mrs Linda O’Neill (Pang)

“I was nervous about having my make up done & planned on doing it myself- it was only the quality of Sam’s blog & gallery that changed my mind! She put me at ease and the make up was exceptional. She even understood my admittedly ridiculous brief to look ’Australian’, didn’t laugh or question it & interpreted it perfectly. In fact it was beyond perfect- it was more than I could have ever imagined. Sam’s expertise was central to making me feel beautiful on my wedding day. She’s the best bar none.” Mrs Carrie Nelson (Smith)

“Living in London, meant I needed to do a lot of research into the right makeup artist for me. I just didn’t see any websites or artists that really stood out to me, but I then came across Samantha’s site, and loved it. I checked her blog, and social media pages, and loved her portfolio. She was more than just a wedding make up artist, she was an expert with a passion, who luckily for us brides, is a wedding makeup artist! I sent her an initial email, and having liaised via numerous emails, i had a trial. It was great, we had such a giggle and she put me at ease, and my makeup stayed all day and eve.” Miss Ruth Gillespie

The Wedding Industry Awards 2016 - Regional Finalist

I couldn’t leave the post without popping on my certificate. I will be back for the winners title next year along with more 10’s on the scoreboard!