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CJ Beauty & Co’s Recommended Supplier: Wedition

Back in 2016 I got to know one of my brides really well by doing a number of skin preparations leading up to her wedding day at Farnham Castle – as well as doing her on the day wedding hair and make up and a ‘Rock the Frock photoshoot at a Celebrity’s home!  

It turned out, that this particular bride had plans to leave her job as a nanny and work within the wedding industry! 

This bride was Liz Gatherer, owner of the multi-award winning Wedition. We literally LOVE Wedition (no wonder its a multi award winner!) at CJ Beauty & Co and quite literally can’t talk about it enough!

CJ Beauty & Co are Wedition’s Star Supplier for Bridal Hair and Makeup and so as Liz recommends us to her Brides we get to work a lot with her!  

We thought it would be fun to chat to Liz and bring you 3 Wedition customers across 3 different counties who became CJ Beauty & Co and Wedition Brides!

Surrey Hair and Make Up Artist for Sam (and Mike)

The Venue: Pennyhill Park

Wedition Wedding Style: Sam and Mike had a gorgeous lilac theme for their wedding at Pennyhill Park in Surrey. There were little nods to their favourite football team the Bristol Rovers as we included the team’s logo of a pirate throughout. Sam asked me to do something I had never included within a Wedition before, the name of every single wedding guest along with a fun fact for each one! What a fantastic conversation starter and ice breaker at the wedding breakfast! 

We also included the story of Mike’s proposal to Sam, an article written by their much loved dogs Monty and Milly, a wedding party who’s who, a brief history of their venue, Pennyhill Park, the order of the day and we included the menu on the back cover, making this Wedition practical as well as great fun!

The look: Sam wanted something that enhanced her natural features and disguised anything she wasn’t happy with, as international hair and make up artists, we are experienced in areas of hair and make up and this Surrey wedding was no exception!

Top tip: Book 3 wedding facials with Colette: 3 months before your wedding; 2 months before your wedding and one week before your wedding. Colette will tailor make the facials to your skin to make sure that your skin is wedding ready! Great make up starts with a great base.  When you go for your second facial with Colette, you’ll already have your first proof from Wedition so you can take it with you to show her, Colette will love hearing about your wedding plans and seeing them come to life!

“Our Wedition’s (other than the getting married part!) were one of the best parts of the day, everyone was speechless and the fact they all had a part in it made it so special and a keepsake forever. Liz was amazing the whole way through the process and I can’t recommend her or her services enough.” – Sam

Hampshire Hair and Make Up Artist for Zoe (and Jon)

The Venue: Audleys Wood Hotel

Wedition Wedding Style: Zoe and Jon planned a bright and bold wedding at Audleys Wood Hotel in Hampshire, the dominant colour of yellow with plenty of bursts of all the colours of the rainbow made this wedding a visual feast for the eyes. Their flower arrangements were particularly stunning and they used a classic Mini as their wedding transportation. Zoe and Jon had the usual wedding cake along with a wedding cheese tower and surprised their guests with a bouncy castle! I created another ‘first’ for Zoe and Jon, they asked me to do a guess who wedding party baby photo game, what a lot of fun this was! The couple secretly contacted the parents of all their wedding party members and were able to get a baby photo of each one, on the day, guests could see if they could match up the correct photo to the name!

As well as this fun game, there was a fabulous introduction to the wedding by the best man (football commentator style), we included the story of Jon’s proposal to Zoe in Rome, the alphabet story of Jon, a poem for Zoe written by Zoe’s mother, the honeymoon information and our story in numbers – fun numerical facts on the couple. There were also wedding party introductions, the order of the day, the readings, the history of the venue, an in memory of page, a thank you page and the menu.

The Look: Stunning neutrals and a fresh faced base complimented Zoe’s beautiful bridesmaids and a pleasure for us to work at one of our favourite venues where we are also recommended suppliers!

Top Tip: Ask Colette or one of her team to do your hair and make up trial the same day as your pre-wedding photo shoot with your photographer, this means you will look absolutely fabulous! Have fun picking a few of your favourite photos and send them to Liz so she can send you mock up Wedition front covers and you can see which one you like best for your own Wedition front cover!

“Working with Liz on our Wedition was so easy. We explained the theme of our wedding and somehow Liz took all our ideas and turned them into this amazing little book. Our family and friends loved our little books and I keep one on my desk at work to show everyone. I think I’m just as excited to show these as I am the photographs, something to keep.” – Zoe

Hampshire Hair and Make Up Artist for Zoe (and Jon)

The Venue: Royal Berkshire Hotel

Wedition Wedding Style: Danielle works as a wedding coordinator at Pennyhill Park so she and Matt had a very clear idea of how they wanted their day to look at their Berkshire wedding venue, The Royal Berkshire Hotel, as well as a clear idea of which suppliers to use. They opted for a modern classic look of white with an occasional hint of blush, they used mirrors and glass surfaces to create their dream look. For Danielle and Matt’s Wedition, we included messages and poems for them from their parents and wedding party, photos and a message from their adorable and mischievous dog Milo, a Mr and Mrs quiz, the proposal story that involved the whole family, an in memory of poem, the wedding day details and honeymoon information, pictures of the couple when they were children, as well as hen and stag party photos.

The Look: Danielle wanted a soft glam flawless look for her big day, and a more natural look for her bridal party.

Top Tip: Danielle booked an evening service with Colette and her team. Did you know that you can book a glitter bar with CJ Beauty & Co? A really fun way to add extra sparkle to your wedding reception! Make sure all your guests know that the glitter bar is there for them to use by including the time that you have it booked from inside your Wedition, you can also include other important details such as the complete timings of the day, the special touches that you have planned – perhaps there is a story to your colour scheme that you would like your guests to know or maybe the flowers you have picked hold significant meaning, Danielle and Matt wanted to let their guests know about the story behind their wedding rings as well as their first dance choices.

“Wedition is a fantastic company, well thought out and made our guests smile. When we heard about Wedition it was already a signed deal, the thought process that must of gone into this company clearly shows how personable this company is. When seeing our magazine brought to life for the first time it gave us goosebumps and made us think what the reactions of our guests would be! It went down a treat on our wedding day and we are so grateful they were a part of our day.” – Danielle

Wedition: Bringing your wedding story to life

Wedition create a beautiful personalised wedding magazine styled to your wedding theme and colour scheme. A bespoke memento of your day that your family and friends will cherish forever.  Wedition is a unique way to make your wedding stand out and bring your wedding story to life for your loved ones.

Get in touch with Liz on 01483 677987 or email liz@wedition.co.uk to arrange your Discovery Session and share the story of your wedding with your guests in a way they will remember forever!  Be sure to quote CJB-PLUS to receive an EXCLUSIVE deal on your Wedition package, only available to CJ Beauty & Co Brides! 

Colette Johnson
CJ Beauty & Co
CJ Beauty Services Ltd