I'm fairly certain the saying "her smile light's up the room" came about with a girl like Jackie.
This girl beams, and her laugh is beyond contagious. I kept finding myself laughing on the morning of her wedding, but not really sure what at!

Most of my gorgeous brides are kind and thoughtful enough after their wedding day to send me a note of thanks - it always touches me...

On this occasion it could not have come at a better time, i'd done a flying trip back to work in the USA, and came home to a husband out of emergency surgery.
Life was a little hectic - and then i had this sitting in my inbox...

Jes. O'Brien.

Oh my word.  What a whirlwind it has been since I saw you 7.5 weeks ago!  I still have three eyelash extensions remaining on my right eye and I think about you every time I put mascara on them. :)

Jes, I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for me before my wedding.  You were so kind, understanding and helpful and I will be forever grateful for you accepting my invitation to be a part of my wedding day.  

I've always been the type of person who was a bit self-conscious of how I look.  There have been very few times in my life where I look in the mirror and think 'yep, you look pretty smokin' today!'.  Really, I've just never had much confidence in myself.  

What you did for me on my wedding day is something I will never forget and I will always cherish.  When you finished my make-up, I couldn't believe how amazing I thought I looked!  Pair that up with the fact that it was my wedding day and you get a lethal combination of happiness and confidence!  I always hoped that I would feel beautiful on my wedding day, and thanks to you, my hopes came true.  As a result of feeling so happy and confident, I love all of my wedding photos... something I never thought was possible.  

Since the wedding is so long-gone, I feel like there's a big part of me that has been left behind with some of my favourite vendors... and you, Jes, are definitely among my very favourites.  Not just for the work you did, but for your sweet nature, honesty and professionalism.  If there ever comes a time for you to prove that your work is perfect not only on lighter skin tones, but darker skin tones, I will always sing your praises. 

Anyhow, thanks again for everything, Jes!  Words cannot explain how grateful I am.

Hope you're well,  
Jackie x

Photography Ben Adams
Dress Lover the Label
Venue Wandin Valley Estate, Lovedale Hunter Valley