My endless gratitude to you Elka for the perfect job you did on the make-up for my mum and I.
Going from my sparse ideas you put together a natural but glowing look that made me feel entirely myself but also entirely glamorous. My mum was also radiantly happy with her look for the day. You were engaging and professional but also super fun to spend the wedding day with, a complete pleasure from start to finish. Thank you for the wonderful work you did for us - it was the best!
Elka took the time to understand...
what I wanted in terms of make up for my wedding. In a trial session she listened to my ideas, but also extended them and created an amazing look. I wanted to look gorgeous but still feel like myself and Elka definitely made me shine. Having Elka do my make up made me feel confident and polished. Elka emphasised my natural beauty rather than transforming me - I looked radiant and I still remember my husband's face as I walked down the aisle. It was important to me that amongst all the ceremony and fanciness he could recognise the woman he fell in love with. Elka's skills and attentiveness enhanced a most special moment in my life.
Elka, just a short note...
to thank you so much in making my wedding such an amazing occasion. The makeup you did for the wedding party, plus the surprise extra guests at short notice, was truly stunning. Despite the incredibly hot weather, we all remained picture perfect!
Ever since I was a little girl...
I've done my own make up. My mum taught me how when i was little and I've been doing it ever since. Consequently, I've never been very adventurous or varied much in terms of my style. So for my wedding I wanted to have something different, but still end up looking like me!
Having Elka do my make up for my wedding was wonderful – I was relaxed because I knew she understood my style but would add a few touches to glam me up from my normal day to day make-up.
Thank you Elka
Elka, thanks for making my wedding a special day.
The make-up was flawless, lasted well and photographed beautifully.
But beyond that, the way that you were there, supportive throughout, and able to contribute to the plan for the make-up beforehand, made my day extra special and really easy.
I have had the pleasure of Elka being my personal makeup artist on several TV Shows.
It is always a pleasure to sit in her chair. Elka is a perfectionist. It is her attention to detail, innate creativity and intuitive feel for a woman's individual beauty that makes her stand out from her peers. Having a stranger come up with a look to suit a client, job or event can be a nerve-wracking process. I have always felt with Elka that we were creating something together. Be it edgy editorial glamour or a natural, effortless beauty. I can be very fussy and I love being able to feel like I am an active part of the process. Some makeup artists find this annoying or difficult but Elka is always open to it being a collaborative effort. Her makeup always has a contemporary glowing edge that enhances and uncovers one's own unique beauty rather than covering it up and manufacturing something clichéd. Being a vegetarian she is also mindful of the quality, ingredients and source of all her products. If I could I would keep her all to myself!
Ella Scott Lynch (actor)
I had the pleasure of meeting Elka when she did my makeup when I was bridesmaid for a friend...
and I was thrilled with the result. As soon as I began planning my own wedding I knew I wanted Elka to do my makeup again. Not only does she put you at ease with her lovely, happy personality she is truly an amazing makeup artist. I was unsure of exactly what I was after and Elka spent a lot of time questioning me and coming up with a look that was perfect for me.
On the day I felt that Elka created a beautiful, natural and long lasting look that made me look like the best possible version of myself. She also did a great job for all of my bridesmaids and was very efficient. We were all ready on time!
I would recommend Elka to anyone who wants to look and feel amazing on their big day.
Elka, thank you so much for sharing in our wedding day.
The make-up looks you created for me, my mother, and my sisters, were just what we wanted. Being someone who rarely wears make-up, I didn’t want to look to “overdone”. The look you created was natural and soft, with a hint of glam and whimsy. From our first contact I felt listened to, and I loved the energy you brought to the trial and the big day. Not only did you nail the brief, but you truly helped to make me feel calm, confident, and absolutely beautiful. I am so glad we had you on our team.
photo credit: Fiona + Bobby Photography
Thank you Elka for doing such a wonderful job.
I'm not sure what I was expecting but you managed to make me look like the most beautiful version of myself. I loved chatting to you and sharing some philosophy during the trial and my nervous excitement on the day.
Thank you for being patient with me and not batting an eyelid when I said I wanted elf-ears. I'm so glad you were part of the whole crazy event.