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Sometimes it's the little things... Special Wedding Stories

Updated: Apr 14

Post written by Michelle Robinson - Content Creator. Story Teller. Copy writer


Ashleigh soft loose bun, soft glam wedding makeup
Beautiful Ashleigh

One of the best bits of being involved in someone's big day is that I get to hear some lovely stories when I'm getting to know brides and their families.

I wanted to share one of the special wedding stories that sticks in my mind.

I did Ashleigh's make up for her wedding to Paul at the beautiful Matfen Hall on 5th December.

The morning was calm and relaxed, and we had a giggle. But before the make up was even on, the tears were flowing.







Helen the doll, carrying flowers, dressed in specially made dress.
Helen the doll bridesmaid


Ashleigh's most prized possession was a doll she had since she was a child. The doll was called Helen and it had been her constant companion wherever she went in her life.

Her family came up with the really sweet idea of making sure Helen was a part of Ashleigh's big day.

Ashleigh's sister, Lesley, who works in a school, asked to borrow the doll to take in to work. She then secretly had a bridesmaid outfit made for it, and it was presented to Ashleigh on the morning of her wedding.

Ashleigh was so emotional at the sight of her doll, which held so much sentimental meaning for her.

Luckily for me, the tears came before I did the make up, so it was all well planned!


Cute bridesmaid pink dress
Ashleighs neice Annalise carrying 'Helen'






People can spend a lot on weddings, but I think that it's the personal touches and sentiments you always remember.


Natural soft makeup with neutral greys and subtle shimmers on eyes.  Cluster lashes.
Me, applying makeup to Ashleigh's sister Lesly






Kenn Reay has since retired from photography.

I have worked with Focal Point many times and are recommended multi award winning wedding photographers


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