We are so excited to announce we have a new team member joining Bride and Tonic! Today’s post is to introduce to you the lovely Amanda Steed, makeup artist based in the south east of the UK. Amanda will be joining us to provide lots of information, top tips, tutorials and reviews of makeup and hair – something Elle and I are not best equipped to provide! So lets hear from Amanda herself!
Hi there my name is Amanda Steed and I am a fully qualified makeup artist who specialises in Bridal makeup. Having trained with the internationally acclaimed Samantha Chapman of Pixiwoo, I started my own Bridal Hair and Makeup business which has grown from strength to strength over the last 10 years. I now employ five stylists covering Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire as well as London and European wedding venues.
I am a mother to 2 boisterous boys and wife to a rugby loving husband and my house is filled with testosterone! I take my solace in retreating to my girl cave and indulging in my love of all things pretty and feminine. I have always loved cosmetics and beauty products, experimenting on my dolls and then moving on to my unsuspecting friends as a teenager! I found that I had an aptitude for makeup and hair and was an avid follower of fashion.
As the years have rolled by I discovered that most of all I love weddings! Being a part of someone’s special day and helping the bride to look beautiful is the most gratifying job in the world. I can honestly say that I love every minute of it. It can be incredibly early starts and very long days, however at every wedding you get a glimpse into another persons life and become part of their memories which they will cherish.
I’m really looking forward to writing for Bride and Tonic about lots of amazing products and services out there for brides this season.
Love Amanda ❤️
Thanks so much Amanda – we can’t wait to see what you have in store for Bride and Tonic readers! If you have any particular questions or topics you would like to see on the blog, do get in touch and let us know!
Photography by Alysa Bajenaru