Real Brides

Take inspiration and see what these gorgeous real brides have to say about their big day!


Hair + Makeup by Michelle    |   Red Berry Photography    |   My Little Peony    |   Spring Grove Dairy, Kangaroo Valley

“Thank you so much, Michelle, for being apart of my wedding day! You made both my beautiful bridesmaids, my mother and I feel so special and beautiful! I loved your presence in the morning of, you were cool, calm and collected and just such a beautiful person! Michelle, thank you seriously so much from the bottom of my heart for your hard work”- Alana



Hair + Makeup by Michelle     |    The Evoke Company    |    Little Bird Bloom   | Peppers Manor, Sutton Forrest

“I just wanted to properly say thank you. You made me, Lauren and mum feel a million dollars on the wedding day. Not only that  but you brought with you a fantastic attitude, a sense of calm, great advice and best of all loads of fun and laughs. Anyone that needs a true professional to look after them on their big day should look no further and I’m happy to tell anyone that who will listen. No many how many times I cried or danced like a crazy person my hair and makeup stayed flawless (as you said it would :)) so thanks a million times over Michelle you really helped make my day”- Kim



Hair + Makeup by Michelle   |   Holly Prins  |   Botannica Style & Co    |   Mali Brae Farm, Moss Vale

“I was so blessed to have Michelle be a part of our special day. From the moment I first contacted her, she made me feel completely comfortable, and was clearly someone who loved her job. She is incredibly knowledgeable, and offered great advice, whilst staying true to my envisaged style. On the day, she was an incredibly calming presence, who made my very nervous mum, who doesn’t like anyone doing her hair or makeup, look and feel incredibly beautiful! And calmed down a nervous bride, who did not even realise she was stressing! Our makeup was perfect until the very end of the night, and my new husband thought I looked like the most beautiful version of myself, which is the most important thing. I could not recommend Michelle enough to anyone who is considering her for their hair and makeup!”- Simonne



Bridal makeup, bridesmaid hair and makeup by Michelle    |   John Benavente   |  Unbridalded By Dan Jones  |  Centennial Parklands, Bowral

“Can I just say again how amazing you are – the makeup quite obviously looks great (flawless!) in these photos, Julia & Bec’s hair just gorgeous… but best of all your presence on the morning of the wedding was a true blessing. You made sure my face was perfect, even if I have terrible timing & cried after you had done my eyeliner – you calmed me down & helped us out … you are the best. I think this is reflected in the photos & the fact you feature in a few! The Green’s love you Michelle! Thank you again”- Sarah



Makeup by Michelle       |     Gavin Cato Photography     |    Moby Dicks, Whale Beach

“We got married in Sept 2017, it was a 2 year engagement. From the minute I contacted Michelle about my makeup, she was professional, fun and made me feel confident in the person I had chosen. At times throughout the 2 years I would contact her for ideas or advice, and she always had the time to help. Her knowledge on different skin types, products to use and the right regimen for my skin leading up to the big day was a true testament to her passion for what she does.  I can’t thank Michelle enough for how calm she was on the day, helping to calm my nerves, and cracking jokes when I needed a good laugh.She is a wonderful soul, a true delight to have with you on your day and a real professional in all aspects of her job!” – Kate




Hair + Makeup by Michelle   | Gavin Cato Photography  |  Flowers a Bunch   | Briars , Bowral

“I have nothing but the highest of high praise for Michelle and if I could give her more than 5 stars I would in an absolute heartbeat! Michelle completely understood the vision I had of how I wanted to look for my wedding day and delivered above and beyond my wildest dreams! She made my mother, my two bridesmaids, my 4 year old flower girl ( who might I add she knew exactly how to handle with- Elsa sparkles!) and myself feel like absolute princesses on my wedding day and all hair and makeup lasted the whole day an absolute treat! But beyond that and what I didn’t expect and really appreciated was the way she helped to keep me calm on the day by just taking a second to tell me to take a deep breathe or smell some lavender essential oils when she could see I was starting to get overwhelmed and that made all the difference! Michelle you are an absolute legend and I will recommend both you and Gavin to anyone who asks and everyone who doesn’t as I can’t stop talking about the amazing job you both did- you guys are the wedding dream team!!”- Theresa



Hair & Makeup By Michelle  | Strawberry Fields Photography  | Grace Loves Lace  | Libs Little Studio   |  Driftwood Shed 



Hair + Makeup by Michelle    |   Gavin Cato Photography    |   Little Bird Bloom      |   The Loch, Berrima

“My wedding day morning was really special, thank you for making us all look and feel fabulous! I couldn’t have been more pleased with my hair and make-up!”- Elise



Makeup By Michelle     |     Gavin Cato Photography     |   Centennial Vineyards, Bowral


Hair + Makeup by Michelle   |    Gavin Cato Photography    | Louise Alvarez Couture  |  Gibralter Hotel, Bowral


Makeup By Michelle | Natasa Manojlovic  Hair | Gavin Cato Photography | Viktoria Novak | Wildflower


Hair & Makeup by Michelle |   Gavin Cato Photography  | Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, Blue Mountains


Makeup by Michelle  | Shelley Graham Hair  | Gavin Cato PhotographyBotannica Style & CoBendooley Estate, Berrima


Makeup By Michelle | Gavin Cato Photography |   Affair With George  | Bendooley Estate, Berrima| Sarah Joseph Couture  | Real Wedding Feature in Brides Diary


Makeup By Michelle | Hair by Jaala  | Gavin Cato Photography | Centennial Vineyards, Bowral

“I would just like to say a big thank you for your time on Friday!! You did an amazing job! The girls looked stunning and so did pat and my mum!! Thank you for helping me with my nerves too- I was very grateful for your calming advice! You did such a beautiful job and I’m so thankful you were part of the day! Thank you again Michelle”-  Erin