luxury bridal makeup by rhia rose makeup artist based in essex and kent

bridal makeup

Firstly, congratulations! My sole objective is to make you feel like the most beautiful version of yourself on your special day. It is a privilege to spend a morning with a bride and her party. Each of my brides is special to me and is treated as a complete individual.

A professional makeup artist has become an essential part of the modern bride’s entourage and plays a role in creating beautiful photographs that you will treasure forever. I understand how important it is for you to feel gorgeous on your wedding day, and I will ensure that you have a friendly and relaxed experience.

On your wedding day, the makeup application takes approximately one hour and 15 minutes, during which you can sit back and enjoy some well-deserved pampering.

I use only the best products from renowned brands such as Dior, Charlotte Tilbury, and YSL Beauty to make your dream look come to life. Above all, my goal is to create an unparalleled experience that helps you feel confident, relaxed, and, of course, beautiful. 

bridal makeup Trial

A trial is recommended no earlier than 6 months before your wedding day. This will include testing for any sensitivity to the products used. The trial is a good way for me to learn what is important to you on your wedding day so I can bring your vision to life and make you feel beautiful. Everything that’s agreed upon during the trial and the products chosen will be documented, and photos will be taken of your finished look for you to look back on in the lead up to your big day.

Rest assured, you’ll radiate beauty on your special day. If you have any adjustments in mind between your trial and wedding day, simply share them with me, and I’ll update your file accordingly. Typically, a trial session for makeup lasts between 1.5 to 2 hours. Should you wish to explore additional looks beyond this timeframe, I recommend scheduling a second trial. I also offer trial sessions for the mother-of-the-bride/groom and other members of the bridal party upon request. 

Weekdays during peak wedding season (April to October and December) offer the best availability to schedule your bridal trial, while weekend appointments are more feasible during off-peak months. However, I am dedicated to accommodating your preferences to the best of my ability. 

For destination weddings, I’m able to travel to you; please reach out to me directly for a personalised quote. Furthermore, if I am unavailable on your wedding date, I’m happy to provide a lesson on applying your own wedding makeup.

luxury bridal makeup by rhia rose makeup artist - bridal makeup Artist at Nettlestead Place
I cannot thank Rhia enough. From the moment I met her at my makeup trial, I felt calm and knew that my glam was in safe hands. She was completely unfazed by my non-traditional dress and created the most beautiful, soft retro glam for my special day. Rhia handled myself and five family members, each with different levels and tastes of glam, with ease and professionalism. She kept us all calm and stayed with me until the final touches right before I got in the car. My makeup was still flawless the following day! If you're looking for a makeup artist, look no further. Thank you once again, Rhia. You were a superstar!
Meg Blyghton


I am based in Grays, Essex, which allows me to cover Essex, Kent, and London. I am able to travel, so if you are unsure whether I can cover your location, please do get in touch!

I am always happy to provide destination services if required! I have worked in locations such as Cyprus, Greece, and France, to name a few. If you would like a quote for your destination wedding, please use the form below to send an inquiry.

My diary is open two years in advance, and I recommend booking as early as possible to secure your wedding date in my calendar. The peak wedding season gets busy quickly, and I hate turning anyone away, so the sooner, the better!

My price list is available on my website for you to review at your leisure.

Please send me an enquiry using the form below. 

You can rest assured that I am fully qualified and insured. My insurance documents are available upon request.

Usually, I can do makeup for six people on a wedding morning. However, this is dependent on the time allowed for getting ready. If required, I have a few select makeup artists that I can call upon for assistance.

This is becoming very popular and I am happy to offer this service. If this is something you are considering, please mention it at your trial, and we can discuss the logistics.