I was awarded ‘Best Wedding Make-up Artist Regional Finalist for London and South East at The Wedding Industry Awards, 
Here are the comments from the 40 brides who voted for me...

"Without a doubt Tania is the perfect choice in winning this award. All year round fully booked, hard working, super professional, that makes Brides look beautiful, calm and relaxed." 

"Tania was fantastic to work with and really understood the natural look I wanted for my wedding. She was very professional and reassuring at our consultation and on the wedding day. We were very impressed with the make up which lasted very well throughout the day and looked lovely in the photographs.”"

"Tania was great on my day-I booked her really late but she was nothing but helpful over both email and the phone. She arrived punctually and was really calm and soothing, which was great as I was very nervous! All of my friends commented in how pretty I looked, but still natural and still "like me". My make up lasted well all day, and with the tips she gave me my (day disposable) lashes lasted all week too! She was so good that I’ve booked her again for my blessing at the end of October."

"Tania was excellent and she really added to my enjoyment of the whole day. I would certainly recommend her to other brides to be. She was extremely knoweable and very friendly. She also gave me a lot of good general advice.”

"Tania was an absolutely fantastic make up artist. She made me, my Mum and bridesmaids feel incredibly relaxed on our wedding day and made us all feel incredibly special. The trial was incredibly helpful and informative and made us feel very confident in Tania. She was a calming influence on the day and advised us on little things that we might forget. We all had a fantastic day and Tania’s confidence and skill really helped to start the day well. Thank you!”

“Tania has an amazingly relaxed approach. She did make up at my sister’s wedding and so I called on her again for my own. Tania provides continuous professionalism throughout. She is exceedingly effecient leading to a smooth running wedding day. Somehow, she worked her magic, even amongst the numerous tears, and turned this self proclaimed tomboy into a beautiful bride (apparently, so people said!). My Mum has only ever had her make up done twice in her liffe and both by Tania, as she trusted her"

"Simply amazing!! Professional, caring, fab advice on make up (although my husband may disagree, as I was so wowed by the quality of her make up that I pretty much bought out Bobbi Brown, MAC and Laura Mercier,,.opps!) She was quick to realise what I wanted and made subtle and insightful suggestions to make everything come to life. She really did so much more than what she advertises, showing her true professionalism in the last panicked mins helping me put my dress on - honestly, a super star! X”

“Impeccable make up artist with excellent customer service”

“Tania was not only professional but so accessible and open. According to my new husband she "made me look like a princess". Such a nice person and such a talented professional. I cannot speak highly enough.”

“The whole ’who is going to do my wedding make up’ was one of the biggest decisions as i’m so particular about my make up. I knew that i would probably need to do a few trials with various MUA’s to find the best match for me. Tania’s calm and open nature made me relax instantly and she listened to what i wanted so there was no doubt that she would be my MUA. My make up lasted the whole day as well which was a bonus. Tania also applied my eyelash extensions. They are the best i’ve ever had.”

"Not only did Tania make us all look absolutely stunning, she was a much needed calming influence when I most needed it going beyond the call of duty to creat an air of calm and stepping in to help in many other area eg helping me into my dress when my family had forgotten how it was done! Everyone needs a Tania on their wedding day!”

"I do not normally wear make up, Tania was completely understanding of the fact that I do not understand what colours etc suit me. She guided me through what she was doing and made recommendations as to what would suit me, my venue, flowers and dress. Tania was approachable and turned me into a beautiful bride, I have had so many comments since. After my make up trial, my mum was so impressed that she also booked Tania! I would recommend Tania to everybody, she made my day perfect.”

"Tania was lovely from the very first email! She understood what I wanted and provided a huge amount of knowledge and experience which was invaluable to a bride who knows nothing about makeup or the wedding process. She offered suggestions on what would suit me, what sort of styling would suit my dress and my country farm venue without ever pushing me out of my comfort zone. The makeup lasted the day and looked great in the photos even though it was hot. A lovely and talented makeup artist.”"

"Tania is a very lovely and warm person,she has a lovely venue for meeting people and is very polite, she listens to what you want in detail and offers advice also. She makes you feel special and never makes you feel uncomfortable, I don’t feel very confident in myself and she certainly helped with that. On the day she was very good at organising making sure that everything happened on time and helped calm me at 1 point, she also worked very well with all my family and my hairdresser.”

"I was really pleased with my make up on the wedding day, Tania gave me options of what to have and recommended lots of things. My mum also had her makeup done and everyone said she looked 10 years younger! She was professional at all times.”

"Tania was so friendly and relaxed she helped to make me (and the other ladies) relax and enjoy having our make up done too. She managed to get a natural look which was exactly as I wanted - not too OTT!! I was impressed by how calm and organised she was, both before and during the day. The quality of her work was exemplary, as was her advice about what make up would suit everybody in both looks and skin type. She also has a wide range of talents - she also gave me a beautiful french manicure.”

"Tania Stephenson Oliver; she is a delightful lady and expert makeup artist. Even before meeting with her we talked and exchanged emails, then agreed to meet and trial makeup for my wedding day. Tania listened to what I thought I would like, asked me to bring photographs of my dress, hair ideas and to make sure I wore an ivory colored top to ensure she got the correct shading and shadowing to my makeup. Wow, I looked stunning. So much so, I also asked Tania to do my maid of honour. 10 out of 10!”

"Fantastic ! Was worried as I don’t normally wear much make-up but it looked so natural. Also the bridesmaids looked fab too.”

"From the first phone call I felt very comfortable speaking to Tania, with her listening to what I wanted throughout both the trial and ’big’ day. The week leading up to the wedding Tania communicated with me various times. On the day she arrived very punctual, giving herself plenty of time to set up Whilst applying my make up, I felt fully confident in her, allowing me to relax. I’m so pleased I was recommended Tania. She is such a lovely person and has a very calming nature about her.”

"I was over the moon with both the trial and my make up on the day. Tania had an amazing rapport and really listened to my ideas and any concerns I had. She was extremely friendly and professional and has a true skill with make up!”

"Tania went above and beyond her services as make up artist and assisted greatly on the organisation of the morning, getting everyone ready and keeping us all calm. Her professionalism and get attention to detail is fantastic. The lashes I had were just perfect and it’s all thanks to her taking such pride in her work.”

"I would recommend Tania to anyone.”

"Tania was a great calming influence on the day (especially when I had doubts about my hair do!) and all my bridesmaids looked so beautiful - it was great to make them feel so pampered, especially as they spend so much time running around after their kids! The makeup was perfect, I couldn’t fault it, it’d stayed put all day. I really couldn’t have asked for anything more. Tania was the perfect MUA, I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!”

"“I did not have much idea of how I wanted my makeup to look on my wedding. Day but Tania did a trial run and the look she achieved was perfect for my colouring and dress. On the day, my skin looked flawless and was glowing . My make up lasted all day , only had to reapply lipstick.”

"I was keen to have a make up artist who could apply a natural look to me as the bride but also to my much younger bridesmaids. I was keen not to look over-made up. I was attracted
by the gallery on Tanias website and she made me feel very comfortable with the look that we wanted to achieve. She also did the most amazing job with my daughter and step daughters make up.”

"Tania was great throughout the wedding process. When I had my trial she listened to my requests, talked me through what she was doing and made sure that my make up was exactly as I wanted it on the day. During the frantic hours before the service Tania was totally calm and reasuring, despite an unexpected last minute additional person to look after, she was just lovely. I looked and felt amazing during my wedding and Tania was a key part in making that happen, I am very grateful.”

"Tania is a fantastic make up artist and such a nice lady. she was lovely and very helpful on the day of the wedding and we all looked better than we ever have done! I can’t recommend her highly enough.”

"Tania was absolutely fantastic at understanding what I wanted on the day and creating exactly that. She was great to have there on the morning of the wedding - so helpful, friendly and a very calming influence as well which was brilliant. I wholeheartedly recommend her.”

"As well as doing a professional job on the day, with her many years of experience Tania was very good at giving tips, hints and advice on minor points and things we hadn’t thought about to make the preparation stage of the day go very smoothly. She has a very calm manner, which put us all at ease in what could have been a stressful time. Everyone who had their make up done by Tania felt very comfortable and happy with the finished look.”

"Tania was so wonderful to have, she calmed me and all the bridesmaids and made us look gorgeous, (all 5 of us in record time!) I’ve already recommended her to others and am still abiding by all her makeup tips!”

"From the moment I booked the appointment to the finishing touches she gave me when my veil was going on, Tania was fantastic. Not only is she a real professional but she is so warm, kind and helpful. She really listens to you. She also kept us all organised and on time on the day which was an amazing help. Best of all though, she made my bridesmaids, my mum and I look absolutely stunning on the day. We all looked so beautiful and it was all down to her. Tania really is a credit to her profession”

"Tania was so friendly and approachable from the very first enquiry contact. She was completely flexible and accommodating when arranging to meet. Her expertise and skill is first class and the finishedd result was flawless makeup! I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a make up artist and will definitely be using her for any future events I have to attend.”

"Really friendly, professional, made me and my mum feel very at ease.”

"Tania Stephenson Oliver is a wonderful artist, her makeup, her understanding, preliminary meetings and on the day, so calm, reassuring and she made me feel so beautiful. I would recommend Tania to everyone I know.”

"Tanya is very professional and personable. Tanya had the ability to totally put me at ease, she was reassuring and made me feel like a million dollars.( And my lashes lasted ages too!)”

"Tania is a first class make-up artist , she makes you feel relaxed gives out advise and tips. She did my bridal make-up and three bridesmaids. We all looked beautiful, everything was done in high standard professionalism using high standard make-up. Judges, Tania definitely should win this award!”

"As a bride to be choosing my make up artist was one of the most important decisions in my wedding planning process. From the instant I made contact she was professional, clearly very experienced & made me feel at ease straight away. She has great ideas tailored to each individual & uses the latest products on the market. She fitted into my wedding perfectly & provided fantastic support on the day. She is flexible, friendly, extremely personable & willing to go the extra mile!”

"Tania was very caring, calm and understanding at a time when you feel nervous and anxious. The make up trial and communication before the wedding day was excellent and unlike my other suppliers DID NOT let me down on the day. My makeup was absolutely, perfectly, outstanding and I felt and looked totally amazing for the whole day. I would highly recommend Tania to any bride thinking about having their make up done. Of all the money spent, Tania worth every penny!!!”

"Not only is Tania a great make up artist. But a lovely person and although this may seem irrelevant given that I am voting for a make up artist and should be basing my comments on here make up skills. The fact she is very good friends with most of the brides she works with obviously suggests she not only does good makeup. But is a great person too!”

“Recommended her services by a friend”

"After speaking with Tania at the wedding fair I felt she had listened to me and understood the look I wanted for my wedding. She made suggestions, but never lost sight of what I wanted and I felt I could trust her judgement.”

"She was recommended by my venue and I liked the initial communications from her (this is why I chose her over the other recommended artists). My make up trial was amazing.”

"I asked for advice off a professional in the industry, living abroad I needed to trust that i would be in safe hands as couldn’t shop around. I was blown away with the trial my mums and I had and so happy to have someone so down to earth with me on the day, a calming soul that felt more like a sister - a great sister that made me look more than what I could have dreamed of! Her natural and fabulous style was exactly what I was looking for.”

"Tania was highly recommended to me, she came to my house for a trail make-up session, my "temporary" eyelash extensions lasted 5 days, I certainly didn’t need to look no further.”

"She was recommended by a friend who looked beautiful on her wedding day. When I emailed her she was friendly, easy going but still professional.”

"She listened, she observed, she asked me all the right questions and offered great advise both before and on our wedding day”

"When I rang to book Tania, I could tell that she was really tuned into what was important for me on the day and this gave me a lot of confidence and made me feel relaxed. This was just what I was looking for, especially as I hadn’t worked with a Make Up Artist before.”

"I wanted to look not unrecognisable on the day of my wedding but a way people had never seen me before and tania showed me the lashes and explained them, I had a set applied as a trial and loved them”

"Recommendation from my hair stylist and so glad I did.”

"I’ve had my lashes done with tania on a couple of occasions. Each time they looked stunning, and more importantly lasted for almost 4wks! I would highly recommend her”

"“She was recommended by a friend, who I now most definitely owe a drink!”

"Her pricing was extremely competitive and flexible and she instantly made me feel very at ease and comfortable.”

"“Professional, warm, caring, understanding, from start to finish!”

“Recommendation.”

"Tania was very friendly and approachable and professional. She looked amazing herself and had lots of before and after pictures of brides she had made up and I was very impressed with the results.”

"She came recommended and every interaction I had with her (website/phone/email) reassured me I was in safe hands and that she was a professional. I would enthusiastically recommend her to others.”

"I found Tania’s website on the internet and read some reviews recommending her. When I contacted her I found her prices reasonable and she was very approachable and accommodating on the phone. I found Tania to be very nice and after the results of the trial I booked her for all my wedding party.”

"Tania was recommended by my Godmother as she had used her for her daughter’s wedding a few year’s ago and said how good she was.”

"Highly recommended”

"Because they looked stunning and natural”

"I was confident that she could produce the look that it wanted.”

"Liked her and her make up”

"I booked Tabia having got cold feet about my other make up artist. When I rung her, she was so attentive and warm. Then when I went to her home studio, it was clear she was such a professional, having been a make up artist for years, including working on TV. She gave such good advice and I was really happy with the natural look she gave me. She really understood the look I wanted without me really knowing (!) and executed it perfectly.”

"She was extremely friendly and understood exactly what I wanted for my (and my bridesmaid’s) make up. The make up that she did at my trial (and the day itself) was an extremely high quality and I would happily have her do it all again.”

"Tania was calm, professional and so friendly throughout my wedding day planning. I spoke to several other makeup artists before engaging Tania; why did I book her, she is simply the best in the industry, listens, looks and transforms you from everyday life to the princess you dream of being on your wedding day. Thank you so much Tania.”

"Because she was recommended to me and also because she came across as being very understanding of my requirements and she had a very reassuring way about her. She seemed to know just what nerves I had about my big day and totally put me at ease.”

"I booked the lashes as I wanted false lashes on the wedding day and also to have my make up done. My trial was perfect so that is why I books her for wedding day”

"Because she came highly recommended, and I would certainly pass on her details to all my friends and family that I know.”

"Tania’s advice and reassurance, made the day a reality. She has great patience to ensure that the brides day is perfect.”

"Tania is extremely knowledgeable iand very helpful, she certainly knows her stuff. I would recommend Tania to anyone”

"To enhance my eyes”

"Her friendly and approachable manner; her apparent calming nature; the evident quality of her work following the trial.”

"She was recommended to me by my friend who had used her for her wedding.”

"I was recommended Tania through my Bridal Hairdresser. And after visiting her wed site and reading reviews, I felt very confident in choosing Tania for my bridal make up.”

"As was highly recommended”

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