There is nothing better than knowing you’re in great hands on your wedding day! Take inspiration and see what these gorgeous real brides have to say about their big day!
Bridal Hair and Makeup by Michelle | Bridesmaids Makeup by Michelle
“Michelle, wow where do I start!? Not only are you so lovely, caring and professional, but you are so attentive and amazing at the small details of both hair and make up. You nailed the entire look of myself, the bridesmaid and also my mum! Your make up felt so perfect all day, and my hair didn’t budge just like you said it wouldn’t. My mum who never gets her make up done felt so amazing and comfortable all day and everyone commented on how beautiful our hair and make up was!
You made each of us girls feel comfortable, confident and ourselves which I feel is the biggest thing when getting your make up done a lot of women don’t look like themselves, you brought each of our features to life and made me feel so beautiful as a bride so thank you!
All my love, Josie xx”
“Michelle you were so amazing! My curls are still lasting strongly ( the next day!) I could not have asked for anyone more incredible and thoughtful and above and beyond on my day. Thank you !!!!!”
“Absolutely LOVED my hair! It stayed PERFECTLY all day I have never gotten so many complements in my life! I am so grateful for your help in getting ready for such a special day. You are a pleasure to work with! And my makeup was such a dream and it basically looked the same at 11pm as when you put it on my face in the morning! And I cried A LOT through the day! <3 ”
Hair & Makeup by Michelle | Gavin Cato Photography |
Pepes Garden | Sublime Point
“Michelle makes dreams come true! She has a wealth of experience and talent and her work is flawless. She’s so professional and reliable and very organised. The best part about Michelle though is her personality. She’s so warm and fun and the type of person any girl wants around on her wedding day!”
“Michelle went above and beyond of what Dan and I hired her to do. She kept saying she was just doing her job but I truly felt genuinely taken care of. She was by my side the whole day, from 7am-9pm. The passion for what she does was coming through everything. When I went for trial I asked for her opinion cause I knew she knows best. She does her job with high professionalism and love. I received unending compliments on my make up and hair. In the evening I had to changed to a Masquerade Ball make up which we did gold leafing mask and this is exactly what I wanted from the very beginning. Beautiful, comfortable and unique. Michelle did exactly that! Thank you! Everything was just AMAZING. I am so glad Michelle was there the whole day! I felt very spoiled! Dan was stunned by the job Michelle did”.
“Hi Gav & Michelle, Just a note to say thank you so so much for all your efforts on Saturday. It was truly a beautiful day and we thank you for all your efforts in making it so perfect! Our friends and family can not stop talking about the two of you! (Think you might get a few more weddings coming you way!) Thanks again for everything – what a beautiful couple you are and a dream team to work with!
Michelle’s hair and make up skills were everything a bride could ever dream of of their wedding day. She arrived on time and wants to works with you to create something wonderful. She brings fantastic vibes on the day and her hair and make up skills are truly amazing. My styles photographed perfectly and stayed on for the whole night (even after the dance floor!). Things could not have gone any better!
Thanks, Ellyn & Charlie “
Hair & Makeup by Michelle | Gavin Cato Photography | Gostwyck Chapel
“Michelle is a true magician! She did hair and makeup for me, my 3 bridesmaids and the 3 mothers on our wedding day! From the moment of engaging her to well after the wedding she has been nothing but helpful and has gone above and beyond, making it so easy to communicate and to ensure we both understand what we each needed. She is clearly a leader in the industry which is evident by how equally quick and meticulous she is in her work! She has such a lovely calming presence which was perfect for the morning getting ready. Michelle is super friendly and made me feel like id known her for years. She was amazing at making all of us look and feel beautiful. Thank you so much Michelle! I still cant believe that even after a 36 degree day with a full face of makeup, an outdoor wedding, running through fields and dancing up a storm, that when i washed my face that night, my skin had never felt better! You are amazing!” – Michelle
“I can’t thank you and Gav enough! We loved having you two apart of our day! You guys are practically celebs with our bridal party and guests”!
Hair and makeup by Michelle | Gavin Cato Photography | Sylvan Glen
“Dear Michelle & Gavin, First of all a big thank you for everything that you both did to make our wedding day a smashing success! From making us look and feel so beautiful ( I hear you also helped fix Andrews hair!) to taking the most stunning photographs! Our friends and family were blown away with how amazing your photos were and of course, the quick turnaround. We are so so so happy to have had you both on our special day and we really hope we get to cross paths again 🙂 Much Love, Alison And Andrew”
“Michelle, your work is honestly amazing. The bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning and so did my mum! For her to be that happy with her hair and make-up is a testament to your work, she can be very particular so well done!! Haha. So glad that you were there with us. You made it so fun, easy and relaxed, along with Shelley who did a beautiful job with the hair.Also thank you so much for going along with all my nit picky things haha! You did an amazing job very happy bride! Xx”
“Hi Michelle! I just want to say a massive THANK YOU for your hard work at my wedding. Although your hair and makeup skills are off the charts, it was your beaming personality and the energy you brought that really meant a lot. I wish I could get married again just so I can have you there again!”
“Michelle- you are definitely the BEST makeup artist all five of us have ever experienced. I am beyond appreciate that you went out of your way to buy a special foundation for me. Thank you so much for contributing so importantly to our wedding day. Love Sarah”
Sincerely, Jess x
“Michelle is a wonderful person with amazing skills. The whole experience was amazing! Love Michelle!! “
Hair and makeup by Michelle | Gavin Cato Photography | Silvergum Stables , Helensburgh
“Highly recommend Michelle!! She did my Bridesmaids & My hair & makeup for my wedding over the weekend & she was fabulous !!
Lovely lady, lots of fun & laughs and made us all feel pretty relaxed the morning of .Everyone looked stunning and our hair and makeup lasted all night , Thankyou so much for being a part of our special day xxx”
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Michelle is absolutely amazing! My hair and makeup were so beautiful and so much better than I had ever imagined. Michelle is very professional but was also laidback and added a lot of fun to the morning of my wedding when we were all getting ready. She is just amazing and I highly recommend her to make you into a stunning bride!”- Laura
“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