Bridal Muses, and specifically Kate -founder and make-up artiste extraordinaire-, saved my wedding day!
I was left last minute (i.e. a month prior) without a hair and make-up artist and needed help. Kate swooped in and not only saved the day but upgraded everything. She saw the photos of my previous hair and make-up trial and elevated the whole; from matching my skin tone perfectly with the foundation, to altering the general colour palette ever so slightly so it matched better with my skin's undertones, to making a hairstyle that was boho, romantic, loose and out of the way which is no easy feat when you know that my hair is about a meter long and gets into everything, my mouth/face/underwear/partner's face included. She was friendly, calm and super relaxed on the day of our trial -an absolute plus when you have had a lot of unexpected troubles rattling your nerves as a 'covid-bride'- and super focused, fast and calm during the actual wedding day, finishing an hour earlier than anticipated allowing for a much needed break for myself, but also for a lot of wiggle room for herself as she then proceeded to confidently and comfortably add a little more flourish to my hair. I would advise everyone needing a make-up artist to reach out to her and I still cannot thank her enough for making me feel gorgeous, confident and that little extra special on my wedding day.
Artemis - June 2021
Kate was a delight to work with. She did my hair and make up for my wedding day and really listened to what I wanted for both. I couldn’t have asked for more. Kate was actually a recommendation from a friend and I would pass on that recommendation to any of my friends or family. Thank you!
Rebecca - June 2021
I instantly loved Kate's work/way of working and was so glad to have her doing my hair and make-up on my wedding day.
Kate made the trial and morning of the wedding super relaxed and easy thanks to her calm approach, guiding me through every step. She was incredibly flexible and open to ideas, creating a look that was exactly what I asked for (so rarely the case in my experience!). She managed to strike the perfect balance (that I'm sure all brides strive for), of making me feel a million dollars without making me look like someone else! This difficult task can only be achieved by someone extremely experienced and great at what they do. I have already recommended Kate's services.
Mel - May 2021
Kate did such a lovely job on my hair and makeup for my wedding. She is so professional, her work is flawless, and she did an equally fabulous job on my bridesmaid/witness, who looked absolutely beautiful. Kate was really kind and calm, and didn't seem to mind that various children kept wandering into the room. My wedding was postponed twice, and Kate was so flexible about rescheduling, which I really appreciated, and her communication leading up to the event was great. She also sent me great product recommendations for doing my own makeup. Highly recommend Kate, and hope to use her again for any future fancy occasions
Emily - April 2021
I called Kate at the last minute to do my hair and make up for my civil wedding, she was incredibly professional, organised and did a spectacular job. I sent her a picture of what I wanted and trust me - her work out shined it, I have alopecia and she covered it all up. I had so many compliments and the hotel where my photo shoot was taken requested to use the pictures of me too! I felt so beautiful on the most magical day of my life. Thank you Kate you are truly talented!
Reena - December 2020
Kate has done my hair and makeup several times over the last 4 years. She is always very professional and has a lovely calming demeanour. She was my first choice when I had my engagement party earlier this year in June and I will using her again to do my bridal makeup and hair next July 2020. Would highly recommend her.
Kirren - November 2019
My sister and I had our hair and make up done by Kate for our brother's wedding. I cant thank Kate enough for the wonderful job she did. We both looked and felt fabulous for the day. In the lead up to the event Kate communicated really well and took the time to understand what we were looking for. We knew we were in a safe pair of hands! On the morning itself it could have been so stressful with the children getting excited, but Kate's calmness and professionalism made us feel like we were in our own private salon. I love how Kate did our hair and make up to suit our personalities and what we were comfortable with. I felt really good and had loads of compliments on the day! Thanks again Kate!
Sarah - October 2019
I was lucky enough to have Kate create my hair and make up for my wedding in August 2019. Not only is her artistry outstanding, but the manner, with which she applies it, is magical. Kate is a beautiful person and her kind, calming nature is a must for the build up to a wedding and the big day itself. She left only positive impressions as a highly competent and talented stylist with great experience, and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Anna - September 2019
Kate is skilled, professional and calm. It was also a pleasure and fun to have her around on the 'big day'. She was easy to communicate with by email, organised and punctual. Most importantly though, she made me feel beautiful, comfortable and confident. And all my friends too. She uses high-end products and is extremely knowledgeable about skincare and makeup products and practices. I picked up quite a few tips and have changed my makeup and skincare routine as a result. I can't recommend her enough. You're in the hands of a true expert.
Miranda - August 2019
Kate, I can't thank you enough for making me look my best on such an important day! I had so many compliments on my make-up, which was all down to you. I really enjoyed our trial session together and was very glad that I had found you. Your calming influence, combined with your experience versus my cluelessness when it comes to make-up, meant I knew I was in safe hands for the morning of my wedding. You were brilliant! Thank you again.
Rachel - May 2019
I was lucky enough to find Kate for my bridal make up. From the onset she was professional and efficient at liaising with me and I felt confident that she was going to be reliable when I had so many other things to organize! From the trial to the day itself I was not disappointed! Kate provided me with sound, realistic advice as to what would work well for my hair and the look I was trying to achieve on the day. She had a calming, reassuring disposition and a real knowledge of creating a beautiful look which was completely natural, exactly what I was looking for! Plus all importantly she was a lovely, unobtrusive person to have around when you are in the throws of wedding chaos and trying to get to the church on time!! I would have no hesitation recommending Kate for a wedding or any special occasion where you want to feel comfortable, confident and look extra special!’
Yvonne - July 2019
Kate did an absolutely amazing job at my wedding in August 2018. I couldn't be more pleased for my hair and makeup, and so was my bridal party. When I entered into the ceremony room everyone was in awe with how pretty my mum and I looked. We received so many compliments throughout the day! I felt that the preparation with Kate really helped me feel relax and ready for the whole wedding. The other best thing is we thoroughly enjoyed the process of working with Kate. She's very fun, friendly, reliable and professional. Thank you so much for your magical work!
Wendy - London
Kate, Just a quick message to say thank you so much for doing such a great job on wedding makeup for my big squad last Saturday. We dashed off to the church so I didn’t get to thank you or say goodbye properly, but everyone was absolutely delighted and stayed beautiful through til 5am! A great day was had by all, and we really enjoyed having you and Sheila around for the getting ready part! Best wishes
Ellie - Dublin
Hiring Kate to do my bridal hair and make-up, apart from marrying my husband, was the best decision I made on my wedding day. Kate delivered above and beyond my expectations - providing me with an edgier and less traditional bridal look that I'd hoped for, even responding to a last minute change to my brief on the morning of my wedding! My make-up was subtle, cool and flattering and I felt beautiful for my entire wedding day, as did the rest of the bridal party whom Kate also worked her magic on. Kate is a skilled professional, she's a pleasure to work with, I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you.
Michelle - London
Dear Kate I really can’t thank you enough for all of your help on our wedding day. I absolutely loved the way you did both my hair and make-up and all of the bridesmaids looked stunning. Perhaps even more importantly for me, I could not have asked for a nicer person to spend the morning of my wedding day with! I am sorry that it has taken me so long to write but we have very limited access to emails whilst we were away. I am waiting to get the photos back from Ed but I will of course send through a few pics as soon as I have them. With best wishes
Liz - Clapham
A huge thank you to Kate for making me look my absolute best on my wedding day! She is extremely talented! My hair is very difficult to style being so straight, thick and silky, it takes a miracle for my hair to hold any kind of curl and Kate managed it and not only that but she managed to style it to. Despite me changing the style since having my trial and the wedding day, through a mixture of ideas found on Pinterest she created exactly what I had pictured! As for my make-up, it was amazing! Again, since the trial I had changed slightly what I wanted and she so kindly accommodated, created and me look what every woman wants on her wedding day, a vision of beauty. She had also done my maid of honour’s (sister’s) make-up and did for her as she did for me, make her look amazing too! On the day, Kate brought with her her lovely self, her easy to talk to personality and her calming vibe. I cannot thank you enough for being there on my special day and making me look better than I could've imagined on my wedding day!
Charlotte Fuerte - London
Just a quick note to say thank you for the hair and make up on Saturday, I was absolutely thrilled with it, it was perfect!! I'm really glad I went for the looser style in the end! We had an incredible day & thank you for your part in it.
Olivia - London
Kate is an amazing makeup artist, she was very professional and listened to exactly what I wanted. The hair and makeup for my wedding reception was beautiful and would recommend her to all my family and friends. I wish there was another occasion coming up as I would definitely ask her to do my hair and makeup again.
Bandna - London
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for all your help on Saturday. I loved the hair so much and thank you for making it so fun and relaxing.
Victoria Pye - London
I cannot recommend Kate highly enough as a makeup artist for an occasion. She drove through falling trees the morning of our wedding and arrived on time and eager to begin! I was absolutely delighted with her work, as were my mum and bridesmaids. Kate works incredibly hard to give you flawless skin and a beautiful glow that looks absolutely natural. She carefully choose colours for each of us that brought out our best features.I can honestly say that our makeup lasted throughout the day and early into the next morning! Kate had advised on lip gloss to buy and that was the only reapplication necessary. Kate is a true professional, she takes her work very seriously but exudes an incredible air of calmness, a very welcome addition on the morning of a wedding!
Emer - Ireland
Sorry this is coming to you late (just back from honeymoon!), but thank you so much for the wonderful job you both did on my hair and make, and for my bridesmaids too. We all looked and felt fab, and lasted all day and night. You were also a very calm and relaxed influence in the morning’s getting ready chaos! Thank you again, and all the best,
Amy Taylor - London
Kate is a very talented makeup artist I met whilst convinced I was going to do my own makeup for my wedding. After she did my makeup I felt so amazing, I completely changed my mind! The makeup felt so light and natural, but looked stunning. I truly felt I looked the best version of myself, whilst still looking like me. Kate was such a lovely and calming influence on the day of the wedding and applied makeup for my mother and two bridesmaids. I would recommend Kate to anyone who is getting married in the future. I'm hoping I will have a special event in the future when she can do my makeup again.
Emma - London
Kate filled in last minute as my original stylist couldn’t keep the date and I am so glad she did! Kate made me feel beautiful and myself on my wedding day. Not only was she amazing at her role as stylist but she has a calm and easy energy which is exactly what you can hope for on the morning of your wedding, when you are spending hours with someone at close range. We just got our wedding pics yesterday and I absolutely love how I look in them. I am so glad to have had the pleasure of working with Kate. I will be more than happy to recommend her.
Dev - London
Thank you for working so hard to make us all look beautiful for Emma's wedding. We had a fabulous time and received so many compliments due to all your attention to detail. We are all grateful and hope you'll honour us by returning for Laura's wedding in May. Thank you again
Hannah - London
A big thank you for the wonderful job that you did with my hair and makeup and with all of the bridesmaids and everyone at our wedding. I must say I felt so good and it was so wonderful to see so many happy young people too. You and Lucy made everyone feel fabulous and so special too. I could not be more grateful. It was a wonderful day. Really could not have been happier. Thanks so much
Lucy - London
My mother, bridesmaids and I were absolutely thrilled to have our wedding makeup and hair done so beautifully by Kate and Murielle. Their longstanding experience at Urban Retreat in Harrods really shone through in their professional, likeable approach and their ability to intuitively suggest the best look for each of us. Both Murielle and Kate made us feel really comfortable throughout the process, right from the trial, which felt like an indulgent treat in itself. I’ve learned make up tips for life from Kate, whose gorgeous Laura Mercier mineral products were ideal for my skin and created a subtle and photograph-friendly look on the big day. Both girls worked incredibly quickly in the morning to get through all 5 of us and were wonderful to have there as part of the wedding morning. I’d highly recommend Murielle and Kate as they’re a fantastic team whom together you can completely trust to transform you and your girls into looking your absolute best, and enjoy the whole experience.
Natalia - London
Hi Kate, just a quick note to say a big thank you for your work at my wedding. We were all thrilled with our look. I have to say you did a spectacular job. Thanks again.
Aileen - Ireland
Hi Kate, I just wanted to thank you again for the amazing job you did on Friday. You are lovely, and my hair and makeup was beautiful!! All the best, Jessica
Jessica - London
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for being so brilliant on my wedding day and for doing such a wonderful job. My makeup was incredible and it never moved, despite my many glasses of prosecco and countless cigarettes to help with the nerves! Thank you so much and hopefully we'll meet again. I'd say with the job you did on myself and Orla, everyone of the girls will be booking you for their trip down the aisle!
Jill - Ireland
Thank you so so so much for everything you did on my wedding day. It was completely amazing and I was so so happy with my hair and makeup.
Laura - London
Hi Kate, just want to thank you again for doing such a great job last Thursday Kate. We all loved our makeup!
Sarah - Ireland
Kate you did such a wonderful job, everyone was so happy with hair and makeup over last weekend.
Kirren - London
A big thank you for the wonderful job that you did with my make-up and with all of the bridesmaids and everyone at our wedding. I must say I felt so good and it was so wonderful to see so many happy young people too. You and Lucy made everyone feel fabulous and so special too. I could not be more grateful. It was a wonderful day. Really could not have been happier. Thanks so much
Lucy - London
Thanks for doing such an amazing job for Lucy’s wedding. All were delighted - Lucy looked amazing, bridesmaids looked enchanting and all of us felt properly spruced up. You were very mellow about the whole thing and it went so smoothly
Laura - London
If you are looking for someone who does exquisite make-up then, no question, Kate Tighe is your girl. She was a joy to work with, brought a calm professionalism to the shoot and happily embraced everything that was asked of her. I look forward to further collaborations with her in the future.
Emma Millar - Model
Kate is inspirational, a make up genius. I have had the honour of working with Kate on several photoshoots, she has the ability to create any style and capture the mood, she is a perfectionist. Kate is calm, relaxed and highly professional, making her the perfect choice for make-up artist, for any occasion
Carron Coakes - Hair consultant
Kate is excellent at what she does, and she put me at ease on my big day. She was relaxed but professional and did a fantastic job. She's extremely talented and I just wish I could have her do my makeup weekly! I recommend her highly
Charlotte Fox Weber - London
Thank you Kate for coming, for being incredibly talented in your craft and for making my baby sister look so beautiful. My family are as mad as a bunch of frogs and so glad they didn't intimidate you too much! Thank you clever girl!
Amelia - London
Finding the perfect bridal stylist for your wedding can be frustrating and difficult but when you find the right one, it is worth it. I was so thrilled when I found Kate for my wedding and with such short notice I was lucky that she was available and very easy going. A joy to work with after a long year of wedding planning! On the day, she was the calming influence I needed and she made me look and feel fantastic which is what you want on your special day. I can and do highly recommend her for bridal and special events as she did my Mum also. Lovely, friendly and great fun to be around on the morning of your wedding.
Tania - London
Kate is an incredibly talented make-up artist who did my bridal make-up beautifully and exactly how I had wanted it. I received compliments on my make-up for days after the wedding and it looked perfect in every picture. Kate also did make-up for all eight of my bridesmaids who loved it and looked beautiful. She is a delight to work with, very organised and calm and just the type of person you need around on your big day!
Kimneeta - London
For any special occasion when you want too look fantastic and confident, I would highly recommend Katrina and Kate who are professional and friendly hair and makeup artists. When they have worked their magic you will look and feel amazing
Fiona - London
Thank you again so much for our hair and make-up. It was amazing to walk down the aisle feeling confident that all was perfect
Esther - London
We had such a fabulous day, and you did an amazing job with everyone’s make-up. Thank you so, so much.I hope all is well with you, and you’re as busy as you’d like to be, and enjoying the Summer.If I have any events, I’ll be back in touch!
This is a rather belated thank you for doing our make-up so beautifully for Tamzin's wedding. I was rather alarmed as you were 'painting' it all on, thinking that I would look as though I were wearing a mask. I was delighted to see that I looked natural, but better - and even more delighted that on such an incredibly hot day, I stayed looking like that all day with no need for any touch-ups! Quite an achievement. Tamzin looked amazing, everyone said so, and my mother drew many compliments too. So, all in all, good job done! Thank you very much!
Polly - London
Just a quick note to say a big thank you for your work on December 30th We were all so thrilled with our hair and makeup. I have to say you did a spectacular job. Thanks again
Aileen - Dublin
Kate, thanks so much for helping me look so beautiful on my wedding day! I felt like Grace Kelly! You are a beautiful person inside and out. The very best of luck and success in your career - just know you are going to do well and I will be proud to be able to say that I was lucky enough to find you before you made it big. Thanks again for all your time and efforts
Regina - Dublin
Just a note to thank you so much of being such a big part of my wedding in September. My makeup was divine and just as importantly you were a lovely calm presence on the morning! I hope you're well and see you soon!
Aoife - Ireland