Getting to know H&V Wedding Coordinator...
Sheilanne has been with H&V Weddings as our dedicated wedding coordinator for over 5 years. She is passionate about weddings and organising the H&V bridal hair and makeup team; it can get very busy during wedding season!
For any information regarding booking bridal hair and make up, she is your gal!
What was it about Honey and Violet that inspired you to work here?
I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to work here. The girls were advertising for a receptionist exactly when I first started looking for a part time job to work around uni. I was in my second year and struggling to find anywhere that would employ students. I applied and was delighted to get an interview at all! When I got my job I actually couldn’t believe it.
I love the whole vibe and aesthetic of the salon. Lisa and Nicola are incredible and so talented at what they do, and the team as a whole are just the best. It was all a bit like the stars aligned and it was all just meant to be! It’s been a wonderful – and quick – five years.
What made you become a wedding coordinator?
Initially I was a receptionist for the business and it kind of evolved from there. The girls had enquiries for bridal services coming in left and right, and I kind of naturally started handling all of that on their behalf. After a year I was promoted to Wedding Coordinator which I just love. I’ve always been a bit of an old romantic at heart, I love everything about weddings and my flare for organisation goes hand in hand with this in a professional capacity.
Whats your Favourite wedding venue?
This is such a hard question! I may be biased, but in my opinion, Scotland is one of the best places to get married. There are so many beautiful locations and venues on offer, I sometimes wonder how couples finally choose where to tie the knot!
My favourite luxury venue would be either Carlowrie Castle or Mar Hall. I also really love Bachilton Barn which is only a short time away from my hometown Crieff, so this holds a bit of a special place in my heart. I’m also a big fan of Cardney Steading in Dunkeld, Monachyle Mhor, Branxholm Park and Secret Herb Garden… There’s just too many to choose from!
Two main things that would be personally important to me when choosing a venue is whether it’s exclusive use and the grounds (bonus points if there’s a walled garden – I’m a sucker for these!)
What is your favourite H&V bridal look?
The girls nail every look our brides ask for! I really like Nicola’s ethos of highlighting your natural beauty and creating a timeless classic look, and Lisa’s updos – and styling in general -needs to be seen to be believed.
For me, I love the dewy, fresh face look, soft eyes with subtle hues matched to make your eye colour pop, and a nice creamy lipstick in a light pink or nude tone to compliment. I would combine this with soft waves and minimal detailing by pinning back pieces of your hair to sit nicely with the veil or hair accessories.
The looks we create are really dependent on the individual and the style they go for, which of course dictates the dress, venue and overall theme of the wedding.
Any top tips for brides to be?
There’s no such thing as starting to plan too early – do not believe anyone who tells you this. Moodboards are a great way to get all of your thoughts and ideas out, and visualise what you’d like to finally go for.
Regular facials are a must, dermaplaning in particular will really help your make up to sit perfectly on your big day!
Word of mouth recommendations and wedding fayres are a great way of sourcing reliable and high quality suppliers.
Have trials, ask for samples, don’t say yes to anything unless you’re 100% comfortable!
Just try to enjoy it all. Even the stressful parts – it’ll all be worth it in the end and it goes so quickly when you’re in the moment.
Contact H&V wedding coordinator…
Contact our wedding coordinator by clicking on ‘Booking‘ at the top of the page and from there you can fill in a wedding contact form that will go directly to our wedding coordinator. She will then send you a personalised quote.
Alternatively, you can call the Honey and Violet salon on 01786 479120.