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Bridal Testimonials

Bridal Testimonials

On Services and Experience

In the Washington, DC ~ Baltimore, Maryland ~ Northern Virginia area.

For Bridal, Weddings, Galas, Special Events and Occasions.

Nan’s Wedding – Saturday, July 05, 2014.

Audrey is everything you could want in a hair stylist and makeup artist for your wedding day!
Not only does she have an extensive background in hair and makeup artistry, but she really highlights on what’s important for a beautiful bridal look. Having also worked in the fashion/entertainment industry, I was especially careful when it came to picking a hair and makeup artist for my wedding.
I searched for over a year before I finally found Audrey. Her work captures flowy, ephemeral, and cherubic looks that make a bride look glowing, and flawless! I haven’t seen wedding makeup quite like hers! Audrey somehow is able to create a flawless look that stays completely in place without layering on too much of any product. Best of all, she applies the makeup while checking from every angle to make sure that it is perfect on every side. I found that this was really great for when she did my hair. My head wasn’t completely symmetrical, so she did a 360 look with my hair to make sure that it had the perfect amount of dimension from every side. She also worked with a team for all of my 6 bridesmaids’ hair as well. Everyone looked ravishing!! (All photos from
Wedding makeup is a big investment, and it should be. If a bride does not look her best on her wedding day, then nothing else really matters more than that. Audrey is spectacular, and I wouldn’t have gone with any other makeup artist for the big day. Nobody could even come close to what she can do (and I speak from a long experience of working with makeup artists). She is incredibly professional and organized, so she will take care of every step/setup to the big day.
Thank you Audrey so so so so so much for the best wedding ever! My dream wedding came true thanks to you!!!
– Nan Zhang”

Washington, DC.

Maggie & Natalya’s Wedding – Sunday, March 15, 2014.

Same Sex Weddings in DCWe chose Audrey after seeing her beautiful bridal work at our friend Amira’s wedding (below!).
She is fabulous at bringing the bride’s vision to life, and in our case, two brides! During our bridal trial we came with photos of our dresses and vague ideas of what we wanted. Audrey was able to translate our incongruous thoughts into perfectly matched looks for each of us. Our bridal party was small, but Audrey worked in tandem with her beauty assistants to handle hair and makeup for two brides, two bridesmaids, as well as one mother, aunt, and grandmother! Each person’s makeup was flawless and appropriate for our late afternoon wedding. We took pictures around DC in the early afternoon, so our hair and makeup was done earlier in the day, but it lasted well into the night and nary a hair fell out of place! It was exactly what we imagined.           (All photos from Ethan Yang Photography.)
Working with Audrey was a pleasure and we have already recommended her to many of our friends!
Many, many thanks again! Maggie & Natalya.

Washington, DC.

Amira’s Wedding – Sunday, September 01, 2013.

“Where do I even begin!
Audrey is one of the most professional, creative, punctual and sweetest people I have ever met. I am so HAPPY that I found her for my wedding hair and makeup. I felt like the most beautiful person on my wedding day and it was all because of Audrey! She did my hair and makeup for a pre-wedding event (Mehendi/Gaye Holud) – which is a very traditional Bengali ceremony. Audrey did an amazing job not only understanding the cultural aspects of the decor but beautifully applied it to my hair and makeup. On my wedding day, she showed up bright and early with a team of artists. Her team worked on over 10 bridesmaids and family members on the wedding day, every single person looked stunning! She was able to quickly change my ceremony hair and makeup to my reception hair and makeup (all within 30 minutes). Results were amazing! She doesn’t just apply makeup, she is an artist that paints. She understands beauty, colors and most importantly, she understands what makes you look the best. I am so thrilled to have worked with her, she did an amazing job with everyone! And during all the chaotic events of a wedding, Audrey always managed to keep my calm and give me thoughtful inspiring advice about the biggest day of my life!I absolutely love Audrey and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for the most beautiful look of your lives.”
Love, Amira

Chantilly, VA.

Teresa’s Wedding – Saturday, February 25, 2012.

Audrey, Thank you for the blessing of knowing you.
You are an amazing woman who clearly is passionate about what you do. You arrived early and stayed late to make sure everyone and everything was perfect. I was blessed to have found you and will forever be thankful for the confidence I had walking down the aisle. I wanted to take Ron’s breath away and notably, I did thanks to you! Not only did my husband gasp, but the guests did as well. That’s a testament that you were successful. You’ve placed the bar very high!


Amazing gift to turn the ordinary into Extraordinary!!!

God Bless You, Teresa and Ron Leet.

Beltsville, MD.

Alex & Andrea’s Wedding – Saturday, November 06, 2010.

Same Sex Weddings in DCAudrey was truly a dream come true.
We are both so lucky to have had the blessing of her to do our make up and hair. Not only is she an amazing artist but she was so kind and made the whole experience easy, relaxing and enjoyable. We could not have asked for a better person to make us look our very best on our special day. She knew exactly what we wanted without us even having to tell her. Her warmth and personality made everything so comfortable which was important for us since we are a same sex couple, she never once judged and made us feel like we were just like any other brides.
We are truly thankful to have had her, she is an amazing person inside and out.

Much Love, Alex and Andrea.

Washington, DC.

Jenna’s Wedding – Sunday, September 05, 2010.

Audrey is amazing. She made me feel more beautiful than I have ever felt!
She was so professional, and so incredible.
I tried a few other makeup artist and hair stylist prior to meeting Audrey, and they were good, not great. Audrey is on a completely different level than other makeup artist and hair stylist. The way she made me look was breath-taking.Thank you Audrey for making me feel miraculous. You are an amazing person. I am so grateful you were a part of the best day of my life!
I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I only hope other brides are as lucky as I was!

Love, Jenna.

Annapolis, MD.

Tigisty’s Wedding – Saturday, September 26, 2009.

Audrey was such a delight to work with. I told her that I don’t usually wear too much makeup and was afraid of not looking like myself, which she reassured me would not happen. Audrey assured me that her philosophy is to accentuate on your features and make you a more beautiful version of yourself not a different person–which is exactly what I wanted. Once Audrey was finished with my hair and makeup. I definitely felt like the more beautiful version of myself. She kept the colors natural and beautiful and my pictures came out gorgeous!I was very touched by Audrey’s dedication and punctuality. She came exactly on time and finished on time. I am so happy that I used Audrey for my wedding. I recommend Audrey 100% because very bride deserves to feel as happy and as beautiful as I did on my wedding day.

Thank you Audrey! ~ Tigisty.

Washington, DC.

Mubeen’s Wedding – Friday, June 12, 2009.

I am so thankful that I found Audrey for my wedding hair and makeup.
The ceremonies lasted for almost a week, and Audrey was always punctual, professional, friendly, and did an AMAZING job! I absolutely loved working with her to create the look I wanted. Her extensive experience, creativity, and warm and friendly nature made me comfortable and I knew I was in wonderful hands for my wedding. Everyone was so impressed with my hair and makeup, and my aunts and bridesmaids loved her so much that they got their makeup done as well!
Overall, I am very happy at how my hair and makeup turned out, and am very very grateful to Audrey for making it possible.

Love, Mubeen.

Baltimore, MD.

Hedi’s Wedding – Saturday, June 06, 2009.

Audrey: I’m so glad I found you – I cannot thank you enough for all that you did to make me feel like a fabulous bride. All the girls looked amazing and I got more compliments on my hair and makeup than any other detail – that says a lot about your work! I had never had my hair like that and you have no idea how many people said that it was the best bride hair they had ever seen. It was so much fun to work with you during the trial and the day-of. My bridesmaids loved you too! I cannot wait for the next big event I have because I will definitely use you again. Thanks for everything – I appreciate that you cared about what I wanted and were able to turn my description into my reality. I want everyone to know how amazing you are! Please stay in touch! You are a beautiful person, inside and out. “Amazing hair and makeup artist in Washington DC”!

Sincerely, Hedi.

Annapolis, MD.

. kristin Testimonials Kristin’s Wedding – Saturday, September 13, 2008.

I was so happy with my hair and makeup on my wedding day. Audrey did an outstanding job and I would highly recommend her to other brides. I had met with a few other hair and makeup artist – stylists before meeting with Audrey. Each time I came away disappointed, until I met Audrey. I showed her a photo of my dress and we discussed different styles that we thought would work. She created a beautiful look for my wedding day. Even the makeup was flawless!Audrey is a talented artist who is passionate about her work and a pleasure to work with. I am very grateful to her for the wonderful job she did on my big day.
She exceeded my very high expectations!


Nantucket, MA.

Rose’s Wedding – Sunday, May 18, 2008.

Audrey is a wonderful hair and makeup artist and such a pleasure to work with! I did many hair and makeup trials with other people and left each trial feeling disappointed. I almost gave up on my search for the right makeup artist and stylist. That was until I had my trial with Audrey. She asked me to bring sample images of my gown and really worked to create the overall ‘vision’ while still incorporating my request for a sophisticated and delicate style. Audrey also made sure to attend to the “little details” that are often overlooked. For example, she continually positioned herself at different angles while doing my eye makeup and when I asked why she did this, she said that she needed to make sure that my makeup looked good from every angle – wow – talk about dedication! I was even more blown away by her artistry on my special day, and I have never received so many compliments before! One of my friends told me later that when she saw me for the first time walking down the aisle, she thought that I looked like I had just stepped out of a bridal magazine!
Thank you so, so much, Audrey. You made me look and feel completely gorgeous!!!

Sincerely, – Rose.

Bethesda, MD.

Shannon’s Wedding ~ Saturday, October 06, 2007.

Audrey was a pleasure to work with. She listened to everything I wanted.
My bridesmaids looked radiant and she even had enough time to fix up my Nana’s hair which was very cute. Because I work with hair stylists and make-up artists all the time I have pretty high standards and Audrey exceeded my expectations. I have her to thank for helping me to feel absolutely beautiful (in fact my husband should be thanking her too because he was the one looking at me).
Audrey, thank you for everything! You made me feel so beautiful in my wedding day and you did an amazing job!
The best hair and makeup artist ever!
Sincerely, – Shannon.

Washington, DC.