I love Hampton Manor, this is one of my favourite places to visit. I especially love that the interior is adorned with Willian Morris throughout. I am OBSESSED with William Morris! It is also ideal for wedding guests to travel to, right next to the train station and only a few stops from Birmingham centre.
Here are a few examples of my makeup work at this venue.
Hampton in Arden, Solihull B92 0DQ
Modern country house hotel in Solihull, set in a 45 acre estate, minutes from the NEC, Birmingham. Offer award winning food & an exclusive use wedding venue.
Hair and Makeup is an important part of your day, it would be my absolute pleasure to assist in making you feel your most beautiful .
Bee Yourself , Bee Lovely.
I had the pleasure of doing Megs Hair and makeup for her wedding at Davenport house.
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Shoes: Amy Blue Blossom | Clutch: Amelia Blue Blossom Clutch | Photographer: Mister Phill | Hair and Makeup: Nicola Honey Artistry Hair and Makeup Artist | Gown: Pronovias Veil & Regina Dress from Silk Brides | Seamstress: Sew Chic by Helen | Live Music: The Distractions | Florals: Wild Bunch | Wedding Rings: James Newman Jewellery | Venue: Davenport House | Hire Car: Fiat 500 from Kiss Fabulous Rides | Groom Suit: Marc Darcy
As soon as I met Nicola at a Wedding Fair I knew she was the one to do my make up & Hair for my wedding. She understood exactly what I visioned for the Bridal party and listened (rare in the wedding industry lol). She keeps in touch through the run up to the big day, for timings on the day, arranging a trial for Brides Hair and Make up and turns up well on time to get ready on the morning (essential). Nicola settled my nerves (& slight hangover) with her laid back calm attitude which is exactly what I needed. All timings were bang on time for all 5 bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride & Me (Bride) to get on our way. Nicola was so helpful whilst getting dressed, putting my veil on my hair and making sure I looked the part, she was wonderful to have around and apart of the morning.
All makeup used was top quality and knew exactly how to get the hairstyles I wanted perfect on the day. Endless compliments were given to me and my bridal party throughout the day, now looking at photos loved my makeup and hair so much and wouldn’t change a thing. Your a fantastic Hair & Make up artist & to have the personality to match 👌🏻 perfect! Lots of love to you xxx
A few months ago three of use ventured first to Cow Birmingham for styling and then to the Botanical gardens to take some photos amongst the beautiful greenery.
Model: Amy McCranor | @amymccranor
Here are a few of my favourites and then the set published on Fashion Grunge website
A few weeks back I had a wonderful day out in Birmingham with an amazing team to create these awesome images. Shot on 35mm
Model: Kirstin Gribbin
Assistant: Josh Cutts
Recently I was asked to do the hair on a shoot at Irregular choice in Birmingham along side the amazing The Couture Company who specialise in custom made, alternative, quirky, unusual and unique bespoke bridal wear.
We had an awesome day! With Models, Megan, Lily, Claire, Lauren who all work at Irregular choice in Birmingham
Along with an amazing talented team of creatives, I had the most wonderful day!
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Alternative Bridal Dresses
The Couture Company
The Couture Company Designer wedding gowns
Curious Coco- Maid with Love
Make Up Artsist
Natalie Flewitt Make-Up Artist
Nicola Honey Mua
Shoes and Bags
Irregular Choice Midlands
Jamball _ Bouquets
Working Clasp – laser cut necklaces and hair pieces
Working Clasp Jewellery
Crown and Glory- Star Clips and Veil
Crown and Glory
On location at the Irregular Choice , Birmingham Store https://www.irregularchoice.com/birmingham-store
and Cereal Killer Cafe
Coolest wedding ever! Electric cinema ceremony and Hatton Village hall reception.Read More
What an incredible find! I booked Nicola for my wedding make-up (as well as hair and make-up for my bridesmaids and Mothers of the Bride & Groom); it is easily one of the best decisions I made for my big day! She was friendly, professional and expertly created my perfect bridal look. I honestly couldn’t be happier with the results!
I was hugely impressed with Nicola at my make-up trial. As someone who does not wear make-up on a regular basis, I was quite unsure as to what I wanted for my wedding look and more importantly, what would suit me best. Nicky was fantastic at guiding me and helping decide on my bridal make-up with me. She was supportive and offered honest, friendly advice and talked through the options I had researched. The make-up at the trial was stunning and stayed put all day. I was able to easily discuss my look with Nicola both before and afterwards and she was patient and reassuring.
With a bridal party consisting of 10 bridesmaids, there were a lot of girls to cater for and everyone was absolutely thrilled with their looks on the day. Nicola was brilliant to deal with in the run-up to the wedding and sourced talented additional artists to make each of my (many) girls feel their best.
On the morning of our wedding, Nicola was punctual, organised and as friendly as always which helped keep me calm; I felt in very safe hands throughout. My make-up was flawless and lasted all day (and I happy-cried a lot!). I lost count at how many people complimented both mine and my bridesmaid’s hair and make-up. My look was beautifully natural and was exactly what I wanted.
Thank you so much for making me feel every inch the beautiful bride that I wanted to be; I am beyond thrilled with your work. I cannot recommend you enough and my army of bridesmaids have all said the same! Thank you for being so wonderful to work with before and on the day of the wedding- it is so appreciated! We were a big party to deal with and we loved having you as part of the day. You are a hugely talented and very lovely lady!
Thank you Nicola, you are a star!Read More
I will be exhibiting at this beautifully unique event! This Wedding fayre is like no other! Do you want to break free from the shackles of what is considered 'normal' and not sure where to start? Then free up the weekend of the 1st /2nd April as you NEED to attend this event at The Bond in Digbeth. I would love to see you there to chat about your hair and makeup ideas for your awesome wedding.
Last month I had the absolute pleasure of doing the makeup at Alexandra Cameron's and Rosie Hardy's photography workshop . I have been following both their work for a while now and was delighted when I got the opportunity to work with them , both creating the most beautiful, ethereal and delicate photographs. I could not wait to see the final images , here are a few of my favourites.
Location - Castle Ashby Gardens
I am pleased to be exhibiting at Hogarths in Solihull on the 15th January. If you need a hair and makeup artist for your wedding day I would love to chat to you .
Happy new year ! 2016 has been amazing and I thank you all for your continued support ! Congratulations to any newly engaged couples . If you need a hair and makeup artist I would love to hear from you ! 2017 looks like it's going to be super busy. Love Honey x
Nature always gives me inspiration, these gorgeous crispy leaves inspire me to use the following shades from MAC to create a lovely soft smokey eye :
BRULE - soft creamy beige ,
SADDLE - golden orange brown
MULCH - warm red brown with golden shimmer.
BRIDES MAGAZINE is an American bimonthly magazine , sister magazine to VOGUE. , it is designed to be an in-depth resource for brides to be , including the latest up and coming bridal fashion, beauty, venues, honeymoons, decor and planning for your amazing day.
I am feel so lucky and excited to be in this amazing magazine!
Get your copy - HERE
Here is the write up :
Nicola Honey is a freelance Hair and Makeup Artist specialising in Bridal. Based in Birmingham she has over 17 years experience in all aspects of makeup artistry, including Bridal, Editorial, Beauty, Body art, Commercial and Catwalk makeup. Her ethos is to create a flawless, long-lasting, photogenic and timeless look designed just for you, so you feel beautiful and confident on your special day but essentially feel like you. Visit www.nicolahoney.com or call 07768 579448.