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I had Linda do my hair and make up for my beach wedding and it turned out great, especially my makeup. It was perfect. Linda even offered to stay later to help me get into my dress and get ready for the ceremony because my mom was very late... She got my veil ready and would have probably stayed for awhile if I needed. I appreciated that and would definitely recommend her! She was a huge help and went above and beyond!
Linda is just great to work with. She is so flexible and cooperative with your needs. She truly cares and wants your wedding to be perfect. She is great at what she does and all of us loved our hair and makeup. She was such a joy to have around while we were getting ready , she made us laugh and calmed me when I was nervous. She is an amazing person and I am so glad I booked her for my hair and makeup! She is awesome!
Linda and her assistant were SO amazing!! Not only did they make me look wonderful but my mom looked fabulous! They are so fun and very professional to work with. Even on my wedding day I wasn't sure about my hairstyle so Linda kept working with me to change it how I wanted it off my shoulders! She is VERY flexible with her schedule which helped me a ton when it came time to do my trial as well as when she did my make up for our engagement pictures.
I hired Linda to do hair and make up for myself and my MOH. From the second she came in the door of the hotel room it was like she was family! She called me the evening before and asked if we wanted her to make a starbucks run on her way over, if we needed her to stop and pick up anything etc. That was such as surprise, and so cool of her to do! Our hair and make up was perfect!! She even helped get me into my dress, and assisted my MOH getting into hers. She is a must have for your wedding day!! She is so calm, warm, down to earth, and as I said, it felt like we had known her for years from the moment she walked into the room! I cannot remember the name of the make up artist, but she is amazing!! I cant say enough good things about her and her make up artist.
Linda and her team at A Victorian Bride were absolutely fantastic!! I booked her through the internet since I was an out of town bride (destination wedding). They came to my hotel and spent the day making my mother, step mother, my 7 bridesmaids and myself look beautiful! Everyone looked so wonderful and all the guests/groomsman/groom commented on how great everyone looked. I loved how everyone still looked like themselves, just even prettier! Linda and her team were professional, prompt and fun and handled my very goofy (but fun) family all in stride! It was a pleasant, relaxing day. I highly recommend Linda and her team at A Victorian Bride!!
Thank you for making all of us gorgeous. The hair and makeup was amazing. Linda made me feel special all day. She was very attentive to my needs. Having her and her team was worth every penny!!!
Linda did a wonderful job with my hair for my wedding. There were 30 mph wind gusts on the day of my beach wedding but my hair held up through the ceremony and through pictures perfectly. I received many compliments on the style as well. Her makeup artist was great as well, and I normally don't like how my make-up looks when others do it. Thanks ladies!
Linda and Marilyn were absolutely fabulous to work with. Linda had a passion for her brides, and the result is amazing. They both made my day so relaxing, and my wedding party beautiful. I would recommend her over and over again!!!
Linda made me feel like a princess. She also made my mother look more beautiful than I have ever seen her before. Couldn't be more pleased!
Linda is a true professional! She did exactly what I wanted and listened to my concerns and requests. She came to the wedding venue and did the hair and makeup of the whole wedding party on site...BIG PLUS! She will make you the most gorgeous bride, I promise!
Choosing Linda for my wedding day hair and makeup was the BEST decision I made when planning my wedding (right up there with picking the groom). She was so warm and friendly , calmed all of my wedding day nerves and made me look flawless. I got so many compliments on my hair and makeup, and my pictures turned out amazing. She was on time and so fun to work with. She is a genius, and I would go back to her 100 times. Pick Linda, you'll be so glad you did! Can't say enough good things about my experience with her.
Linda is fabulous!!! I would definitely recommend her for your wedding day!! She is great to work with, does an AMAZING job on makeup & hair and it is SO obvious how much she loves her job!!! When she finished doing my hair on my wedding day...I looked in the mirror and almost cried. It was EXACTLY what I imagined, it was absolutely beautiful. Thanks to Linda everything that I imagined my "look" to be on my wedding day....she brought to life. Thank you Linda (and Marilyn)...you're the best :)
Vendor response to review
Hi Kim, Thank you for having both Marilyn & I on you very special day! You looked stunning in your dress and you were a dream to work with all the way from our first meeting, trial run and wedding day! I was honored you chose me to do your wedding hair & makeup.
Hugs and love, Linda
All I have to say about Linda, is wow! She does amazing work and I looked amazing. Very affordable, flexible and professional. No need to even look for other hair & makeup services! Thanks Linda
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Thank you for having us at your wedding. You looked so beautiful and were an dream to work with as well. I can t wait to get your pictures!
Hugs and Thanks, Linda & Marilyn ;-}
Linda came with Marilyn to do hair and make-up for myself and my bridal party. They are AMAZING. I received so many compliments all day. I looked like a model on my wedding day! Thank you Linda and Marilyn!!!
Linda was great to work with overall. She made my bridemaids, mother and I look absolutely beautiful on my wedding day. She came right to our room so we wouldn't have to travel anywhere which made my life alot easier with my son and guests coming in. She gave recommendations and was very flexible in added services. My only issue, which Linda went above and beyond to address, was her assistant Claire who seemed a bit pushy. As I said Linda addressed the issue and accomodated appropriately. Overall, I was very satisfied with my hair and makeup and overall expirence.
Linda and her crew (Claire & Marilyn) were amazing. We had a wedding day spa experience in our hotel room. Each one of the bridesmaids looked absolutely, uniquely beautiful. The up-do's were modern and VERY well done. Most of us also had our make-up done. All of our make-up looked, clean and fresh. Stunning! It also photographed VERY well. Linda was AWESOME to work with, she is FABULOUS, and she is a TRUE professional. Thank you Linda, Claire and Marilyn! You guys totally rock!!
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Thank you so very much! You and the girls were great to work with and we had lots of fun on your special day! I must agree you all looked stunning! Best wishes, Linda, Claire and Marilyn-A Victorian Bride Hair & Makeup Design Team
Linda did an amazing job! She made me look absolutely beautiful. My husband was blow away! I've never had my make-up professionally done before, and would do it all over again with her! I loved it!!
Great job, my hair and make up were beautiful and they were patient with me!
Linda was nice enough to fit me in at the last minute. I met her at her salon, and she was able to to my hair in about 30 minutes. She also fit in my friend, who was the officiant of my ceremony. Linda responded quickly to text and email. She was also very friendly.
I feel so fortunate to have hired Linda and Ivie to do the hair and makeup for our wedding. Linda offers a practice session which really helped define the look I was going for and also established a rapport for the wedding day session. They came to our hotel which made it so easy on all of the girls. They made sure that each girl was happy with their look and wouldn't leave until everyone was 100% perfect. Linda and Ivie are consummate professionals and I would highly recommend them to everyone! Thanks again, Linda!
Linda and her make-up artist Evie were great! They were so patient with all of us, doing our hair and make-up exactly as we asked. We were a very simple bridal party and were very happy with our end result, which was very natural and not all fake or clown like. Linda was also very patient with my 5 and 7 year old nieces who were wiggle warms in the chair. I couldn’t have been happier with how I looked! Linda also spent several hours with me during my trial to make sure I got exactly what I wanted.
Linda was great to work with. I relied totally on the internet when I hired her. I didn't live in the state I was getting married in so I didn't have a trial run with Linda prior to my wedding. I love how she did my makeup. I liked the makeup she used on me so much I purchased some from her line on her website. She even emailed me letting me know everything she used on my face. I was initially not happy with the way my hair turned out. Linda could sense I wasn't thrilled with it and didn't put up a fuss when I requested we change it. She did as I asked and made it look great! I would recommend anyone needing hair and/or makeup done professionally to call her!
Seriously, from the bottom of my heart thank you again. I was so worried about that stuff, and I have never in a million years liked the way anyone has ever done my hair or makeup…until I met you! I wish I was super rich and could have you do my hair and makeup every day haha! I also know my mom was so happy with hers too.
I am so happy that I met Linda! Linda has many years of experience and is and artist! What a wonderful job Linda has ....she makes people feel good about themselves and makes them look fabulous! Linda and Nicole you both ROCKED my niece's wedding! Linda arrived at the hotel at 7AM along with her smile and energy. I could tell right from the start that she would make us all at ease. Linda and Nicole did a fantastic job with the hair and make-up for all of us. (there was a total of 8!!!) We all looked beautiful! I highly recommend A Victorian Bride!
Linda and her assistant did a wonderful job with my hair and make up for my wedding, I have no complaints there and my makeup lasted ALL NIGHT LONG and my hair was wonderful. She really did a great job.
Some of my bridesmaids however were not so lucky. Linda had done my maid of honor's hair and she was not very pleased with it. There were 3 curls hanging down that she did not like and had asked Linda if she could just pin them up into her updo (this would have taken less than 3 minutes to do). Because of her request, Linda raised her voice to my maid of honor and told her that "she does not have time to deal with this and that this is ridiculous". None of us knew what was happening and the room became silent. It was extremely unprofessional. This caused another one of my bridesmaids to not want to get her hair done by Linda because she was afraid of how she might react if she did not like it.
Linda later asked me if my maid of honor was okay. I told her she was fine. She tried to play it off like she was kidding around with her, but the six other people in the room knew she was not "kidding around". I would have found it much more professional if she had admitted that she should not have yelled and apologized for it. I am a teacher and I always encourage my students to accept responsibility for what they have done wrong and learn from it, not pass the blame on someone else or make up an excuse.
I know it is the "brides day" and all, but my bridesmaids paid money to get their hair done and if they do not like it they should be able to speak up and say something without being scolded. When you provide a service such as this for someone it should be expected that not everyone will be happy. I think it is important to know how to deal with clients who are not happy in a more professional way.
The other bridesmaids and our moms looked wonderful and were very happy with the service. This incidence however caused much tension in the room for the rest of the day.
Vendor response to review
I had a great time with you and your bridal party of great girls from my home town of Chicago! I am truly sorry that both your MOH and you mistook my intentions. However,in all fairness to me, I never yelled at your MOH or anyone else in your bridal party! I do not ever yell or disrespect any of my Brides/clients that way or else I would not be in business for over 25 years. I was calling for her from another room to come in and sit down to fix/adjust her 3 curls hanging, when it was told to me that she was out smoking or had gone somewhere. I was getting concerned about the time and saw the worried look on your face and realized we had not started to work on your hair & makeup. When your MOH finally did return to the room, I then turned her over to my associate who did fix her curls, so I could devote all my attention and time to you in the attempt to make sure you were done on time for your pictures before I could or would address anyone elses's needs or requests.
Linda with A Victorian Bride did an amazing job on my wedding hair! It was so convenient having her come to me at my hotel, rather than having to drive around an unfamiliar city on my wedding day. She went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure everything was as perfect as possible. Thanks so much!
LINDA is a GOD SENT!!! I knew from reading her reviews AND meeting with her for my trial run that I would never regret hiring her. Linda and her makeup artist were at my house at 7:00 AM with smiles on their faces ready to work! I had 4 bridesmaids, plus my mother and myself. Everyone's hair and makeup was amazing, and the best part was that we all looked just as beautiful at 11:00 PM as we did in the morning when we were first done-up. I had SO many compliments on my hair and makeup, and I loved it because I still looked like myself, just better! I am also a HUGE cryer, and I cannot believe that after all my crying AND sweating, my makeup still looked flawless. The only issue we had was that I forgot to mention to Linda that 3 out of 4 of my girls had very long/thick hair, so we really ran late getting ready, but that was completely MY fault. I had also allotted for extra time anyways so we still made it to the church on time!
Linda was absolutely wonderful to work with!! She was easy to get a hold of, flexible and has a fabulous personality. I truly felt like I had known her for years. She did an amazing job on both my hair and makeup, I felt gorgeous all day! I couldn't have asked for a better person to help me get ready on my wedding day!! Thank you so much for everything Linda!!!
I cannot thank Linda enough. She was wonderful I felt like she was a part of the family. She was helpful with all of our needs and stayed longer than she had planned. Our day did not turn out the way I had dreamed. Hurrican winds and pouring rain during the wedding ceremony. Thank God it was in church. Our hair and makeup held up and you would never even think by the pictures that we had to fight the wind getting into church.
The sun did eventually come out and the wedding turned out perfect for my daughter. Thank you again Linda.
Since I was new to the area, I was on my own without recommendations. After a lot of research and reading reviews, I am SO HAPPY to have had Linda be a BIG part of my wedding. She is EXTREMELY TALENTED! If you need one Important person for your wedding it's Linda! She will make your wedding complete! I looked amazing! My eyes, OMG, fabulous! The one word every person (family and strangers) used to describe me is STUNNING and I agree! People I didn't know at the resort the next day came up to me and told me I looked stunning. I was so stressed before the wedding and at our trial run she relaxed me, it was like visiting a friend (thank you). The day of the wedding, she kept me calm and relaxed, by the time she was done I was ready to rock and roll! I ran into the bride from the other wedding and she just stopped and looked and me and said " OH WOW!" to make another bride say that!? NICE!! Thank You SOOO Much Linda You truly MADE my wedding even more Perfect "STUNNING!" ! My make up stayed BEAUTIFUL ALL night long, lasted through heat and crying! Worth Every Penny XOXO
Alexa - Sarasota, FL
Linda and her team were friendly and had a calming effect on everyone which was important! They made everyone look so beautiful and it was fun while they did it. I would not want anyone but Linda to make my daughter and her bridal party look sensational. She was also very punctual and really did care about my daughter's special day.
Throughout the months of planning I wondered to myself if it made sense to pay for make-up. After we saw the results, my answer was a resounding YES!!!! Katie looked like a fairy-tale princess, and many people told my mom that she looked amazing (she's never really done much with make-up). Of course, friends said the same to me. Bryan (Katie's husband) said to me, "Mom, when I saw Kat coming down the aisle, she looked so beautiful. I was thrilled that she was going to become my wife."
You and Ally did a fabulous job. You have my recommendation!
Linda and Ally were very friendly and professional - a plus when your hair and make-up takes several hours! I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my hair or make-up, but when Linda was done I looked and felt like a princess! When I walked down the aisle, I took everyone's breath away - even strangers came up to me after the ceremony and told me they had never seen a more beautiful bride. And even though I looked like a million bucks, she was very resonable.
Linda and her team did mine and my bridesmaids hair/makeup for my 12/11/10 wedding and no words can describe how amazing Linda and her team were. Not only were they fun to be around they were also amazingly talented. I am beyond happy we chose a makeup team that came to us because sitting around in our hotel suite, enjoying our own food and drinks as we pleased - made the experience that more relaxing and special. Linda did my hair and makeup and both turned out perfectly. My hair was more elegant that I could have imagined and Linda knew exactly where to place my hair flowers. I was nervous about makeup because I don't normally wear a lot, but the way Linda does her makeup is with true skill - she makes you look stunning by using the perfect amount of makeup and in the right places to give you a natural yet beautiful look. She also went above and in beyond in other ways (thank you!!!) and I will be forever grateful for making the "getting ready" portion of my wedding day so memorable, enjoyable and relaxing. Thank you again Linda and tell your team the same! -Colleen (Philadelphia, PA)
Linda thank you so much for doing our make-up for the wedding! Horatio recommended you and I can totally see why! All of the bridesmaids looked amazing (hair and makeup), my mom's hair and makeup was also awesome, and I looked SO AMAZING for my wedding day! Thank you for starting the day early with us (8:00 am), you and your assistant were on-time, and knew that it would be a drive so you booked a room at where we were getting married (awesome!). Everything thing went well, you even took the time to fix my mother-in-law's hair even though that wasn't in the contract. We did fall behind a little bit (I'm not quite sure how) and I had to rush myself into my dress and rush my mom and maid of honor into tying me up because we were late for the ceremony... but I looked AWESOME and so did all of my bridesmaids, maid of honors, and my mother :) Thank you and ask Horatio for photos to put on your website!!
I had myself, mother and 3 bridesmaids so a party of 5 to get ready! I met Linda for a pre-wedding trial in May before my wedding in November ( the time difference being I live in London and visit the Long Boat Key area twice a year normally). The test run was great, Linda is a very genuine lady and obviously has alot of knowledge and experience. We took photos of the end product and waited for the day. Her and her team were very professional and the make up was great. The only down side for me personally was my hair was done different to the original photo, ( which I did have for reference) meaning we had to go again and I felt my make up was heavier. They left me to the end as the brides make up needs to be the last but I was up at 7am and the cars turned up at 12.30 and I was still having my make up done which left me with 5 minutes literally to put my dress on and run out the door!. Timing was the only let down for me, but the bridesmaids looked great my mother upstaged the bride and all signs of sunburn were dealt with to give the photos a great finish.
THANK YOU Linda for making all my bridesmaids and I look so flawless on my wedding day! You did such a wonderful job and everyone was talking about how beautiful everyone looked. I didn't even have to touch up through the night and everyone looked great from the first picture to the last! I cannot thank you enough for making me feel so incredibly special on my wedding day! I would highly recommend A Victorian Bride to every bride!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Danielle Davidson (10/23/10)
These girls are AMAZING!!! They were so much fun and my hair and make-up was more than I could have asked for. We had a pretty windy day and my hair was still in full curls by the end of the night! I would recommend them to anyone. They were very perfessional but a fun time too. Thank you guys sooo much for your great service :)
AMAZING!!! Linda Shepard is my fairy godmother!! She made me and my girls look gorgeous!!! By the way...the makeup stayed on for more than 24 hours!! Thru the sweat of an August Wedding and thru all the happy tears (which there were ALOT) my make up stayed PERFECT! I woke up the next morning to leave for my honeymoon with my face completely in tact wedding day fresh! No touch up required!! I felt so comfortable having her in my home while gettin ready...we laughed (ALOT) and all around it was a wonderful experience to start off my fairytale wedding day! Thank you SOOOO very much Linda. You are the best!
I just wanted to say thank you! I am so happy yall were the ones doing our
hair and make-up. Not only did we all look BEAUTIFUL but yall were a blast
to hang out with. My nerves really started to calm down after yall got there
and I could not stop laughing and smiling the whole time yall were there.
Thank you again!
Linda from A Victorian Bride was WONDERFUL! Coming from out of town my hair and make-up was the thing I was most nervous about. Linda made my me look better than I thought anyone could. It was flawless. She was very personable. I would suggest her to anyone. It was so nice to have her come to me on my wedding day and make me look beautiful. Everything lasted the entire day, even in 90+ degree weather. Thank you!!
Linda was more than amazing to work with! She was joyful and has a mastery way with all hair types and skin tones. She even helped me fix my horrible manicure from London Hair and Spa in St. Pete Beach, FL. She did not charge me for fixing it either.
Her make-up is wonderful for the Florida heat. It will not come off no matter how much you sweat, sure thing! She gave my mother a complimentary make-up application and offered valuable information regarding hair and make-up.
Linda would be the best person for any wedding.
A Victorian Bride did make-up only at my wedding.
Linda was so sweet. She is a vendor who will be your friend! Linda and I met well before the wedding at a bridal show and we had a meeting shortly after. Her prices were very reasonable and I booked her right away!
I cannot even tell you how many people said I was the most beautiful bride they had ever seen. I even had people tell me “if someone has said you are the most beautiful bride they’ve ever seen they are not exaggerating” My make-up was extraordinary! I’ve never felt prettier. And I have Linda to thank for that. She is the best in bridal make-up!
During my make-up application I was hungry and Linda was even feeding me snacks during the process. Some of my girls were a bit finicky about having their make-up done and Linda had no problem adding a few girls to the list day of. They even touched up my flower girl so she would feel special.
We had a bit of a time crunch (something unrelated to make-up) and my mother-in-law didn’t finish getting her make-up done before the ceremony. Linda had brought two additional artists with her for my wedding party and one of the ladies, also named Linda, stayed throughout the ceremony to finish my mother-in-laws make-up. She even touched up my lipstick before the dinner!
Overall, I would recommend A Victorian Bride to anyone. I loved working with Linda and the truth of the matter is, my make-up looked incredible!!!
I was very pleased with how I looked on my wedding day. I had tons of compliments from people on how great my hair and makeup looked. Linda was attentive, and my bridesmaids were pleased as well. I would definitely recommend her to any bride.
Linda from a Victorian Bride, what can I say? She is AWESOME!!! She is very talented and hears your ideas and turns them into reality making you look beautiful in the process. On time, professional, has amazing products that won't wash off during your wedding. She also has some cute things to wear on your hair. I already had my main piece but she complemented with some of hers to make it look just gorgeous. She is very organized and her equipment is clean.
Her assistant was great as well. Made my girls and Mom look great.
You can't go wrong with Linda. I love makeup, so trust me when I say she knows her profession really well. Also, she calms you down and is willing to retouch when you shed a tear or two. :)
She is a great makeup artist and hairdresser!
Ashley from Victorian Bride did my hair and makeup, my mother's hair and makeup, and the mother of the groom's makeup. Everyone looked gorgeous, and Ashley was so delightful and fun. The makeup definitely lasted all day, despite November Florida sun & humidity. I loved my hair (long, down, and curled with no veil).
I had my hair and makeup done by Victorian Bride and Linda and her team did such a wonderful time. Linda is very responsive on phone calls/e-mails. She knows what will look good on you and what won't. She is and excellent hairstylist and makeup artist and her team is great as well. Linda is a great wonderfl person and has great humor that just makes your wedding day. She will deff beautify you and much more. I deff recommend Victorian Brides for you hair and makeup
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Linda and Michelle came to the beach house we rented for our wedding back in June. I am from Pittsburgh and did all of my planning online so I was nervous having someone I had never met do my hair. I have never felt so beautiful as I did on my wedding day. Linda came for a test run earlier in the week and I had no doubts after that. Mine and my sisters makeup and hair looked amazing! I was so thrilled. Michelle and Linda were both so friendly and very good at what they do. I highly recommend them. They made me feel like a princess! Thanks girls!
Linda and Michelle came to our place and did hair and makeup for the entire bridal party. they made it a very relxed and fun affair, taking away some of those pre wedding jitters. It was a breezy day on the beach, they made sure that our hair and makeup stayed in place, not only for the ceremony, but the entire evening. I loved Linda's own line of cosmetics...it is a "wedding day pamper" that I highly recommend.
Linda did mine and my bridal party's make-up for my wedding and I believe the woman who did our hair was named Ashley? Both of them were wonderful! They did everything from trying to make us feel relaxed to poking my rented earrings through my slightly swollen and somewhat closed over new piercings that I waited too close to my wedding date to get. (ha!) I was worried that about getting a make up artist because I've had some bad experiences and didn't want to look like I had shown up for prom 10 years too late but the hair and make-up both were completely modern and sleek (exactly what I wanted) and magazine worthy! Not to mention that the prices were unbelievably reasonable. Linda I would be happy to share my pics if you like...
Vendor response to review
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. You looked stunning and I would love pictures of your wedding. I had a fun day with you and cannot wait to see your photos. Please e-mail them to me at email@example.com
All the best,
A Victorian Bride Hair & Makeup
Linda was great! I was having a hard time deciding between updo's and she took my two favorites and combined them for a beautiful style. My makeup was beautiful and me and my husband just loved the false eyelashes. I never even had to touch up my makeup and my wedding and reception were both outside on beach. I didn't use the airbrush makeup either. She recommended that I not use it since I would be outside the whole time. I really felt at ease with her and she made me feel calm during such a stressful time. I would definitely recommend her for anyone's wedding.
As soon as I first met Linda the owner, we just hit it off. We're both originally from the midwest & she made me feel very comfortable. Her professionalism shined especially with her sample book of her work. Being my FIRST marriage at 62 yrs. old I wanted to feel & look extra special on MY DAY. Linda herself was not available on my wedding day so she brought her assistant, Michelle for my preliminary makeup. What a treat! Michelle was just as special & professional as owner, Linda. So on my wedding day Michelle rang my doorbell right on time...what a relief. She proceeded with her expertise with her special makeup. When I finally looked in the mirror I looked like a 'china doll'...the magic was done! Especially to include the individual eye lashes. After the ceremony many told me how wonderful I looked and even the men told my new husband that I looked awesome. What wonderful reviews to hear helping make our day extra special. I would highly recommend Linda, her staff, & makeup to assure you that you will look unbelievable on your special day.
Linda with A Victorian Bride did my hair and makeup for my wedding. I took a photo to her of the hairstyle that I liked, not knowing if it was something my hair would even do. But she did it and it looked phenomenal. I was so happy with both the hair and makeup and I didn't even worry about touching anything up all night. She did my mom's and bridemaid's hair also and they too were very pleased.
To all ladies who want to look amazing on their wedding day,
Linda is such an amazing artist. Her attitude and demeanor are so professional and yet at the same time, so much fun! She made me feel so at home and was patient with all my requests (you know it can be hard to get a hair style right!) and by the time my big day rolled around, she was such a part of our "bridal" team that the day would not have been complete without her. Not only did my mom and aunt love her, but so did my whole bridal party. I received many compliments on my hair and make-up and highly recommend Linda to anyone that wants to splurge and look their best for such a special occasion. How fun is it to have her come to you and your ladies?! Thank you to Linda for a memorable experience!
I used Linda for my Hair and make-up. We met for a consultation and I immediately found her photo album attractive and professional. She was prompt and made me very relaxed. I most definetely recommend brides-to-be to splurge financially on the day of wedding with Linda's service for hair and make-up. It was so STRESS FREE and I am very happy that I chose her. My husband had a tear in his eye at the alter. He said I was stunning. I had so many compliments on my hair and makeup. It is a great opportunity to give Victorian Bride an excellent review. Hair and makeup is a must for all brides on their wedding day.
Linda was great. She showed up on time and with everything she needed. I brought a photo of what I wanted my hair to look like, and she did a great job. I was afraid to wear a lot of makeup, being that we were having a beach wedding, but she did a great job, and it looks beautiful in the pictures. Everyone said I was "stunning"!
It's nice to see that all the other reviewers had a great experience. I, however, did not. A couple of days before my wedding, I called Linda about adding an updo for one of my bridesmaids to her service. She said that was okay, but we would have to be at the location two hours earlier than she originally planned. I thought this was unusual and specifically asked if she meant that all of us, not just the lady getting the updo, would have to be there two hours earlier. She said yes, because once they start working they want to have everyone there so that when they finish with one person, they can start on the next. I was still skeptical but agreed. The day of the wedding, I was angry because we were at the location way earlier than we needed to be and it took her all of 20 minutes to do my bridesmaid's up-do. She asked me why I was upset and I told her that I thought it was ridiculous that we were there so early, then she claimed that she never said we all had to be there and chocked it up to a miscommunication.
I wasn't surprised at all to find out that she had another wedding after mine and the bride had requested that she show up earlier. That later came out while she was talking virtually non-stop while doing our make-up. She soon dashed off to go attend to the other bride. I never saw the complimentary lip-gloss that is promised on her website. I had to use my own (which I thankfully brought with me) for touch ups later in the day. Neither did I see any false eyelashes even though she told me over the phone that she would apply these to myself and the bridesmaids.
Linda and her assistant, also named Linda, are nice ladies but I was looking forward to spending time with my bridesmaids who all live in different parts of the country. Instead, I was stuck listening to their conversations and any effort to start conversation of my own was promptly overtaken by one of them. Linda, the assistant, even requested that I turn the music down that I had playing to set the mood for my big day. So much for my happiness.
I take nothing away from the make up that Linda did, I looked stunning. Maybe I am the one in a million customer who they just don't seem to please, but I really felt that I got second class treatment.
Vendor response to review
Thank you for your review. So sorry that you felt you did not have a good experience with us. I cannot agree with the acuracy of what your review describes on your wedding day, but I will tell you that you knew up front, that we had another wedding booked when you booked your event wth me, also per your photographer's request after speaking to him, we moved your start time up so he could start your pix at 2:30 not 3:00pm as originally planned. I needed to be at my other wedding by at least 3:30pm to start, and your ceremony was at 4:00pm. I agree that you did look stunning for your wedding,and that is what our goal was to make you look beautiful for your wedding and according to you and your pictures we did just that!
If we did a terrible job on your hair & makeup, or were late arriving, or worse yet, did not show up at all, then we would have deserved this very jaded review from you, but, such was not the case and your photographs prove it!
I cannot believe that you waited a whole year from your wedding date of
8-30-08 to say anything about this to me. I could have done something for you if you contacted me a week after the wedding. I do not think that
chastising Linda (my assistant) and I a year later on Wedding Wire site and to the World Wide Web is really fair. All the best to you, Linda, A Victorian Bride Hair & Makeup Design Team.
Linda and her assistant were wonderful! I have used Linda a few times, and she is very professional, and made me sooo beautiful - I would definatley use her again!
I highly recommend A Victorian Bride Hair and Makeup. My wedding day (like everyone else's!) was stressful and hectic, but when Victorian Bride arrived, it was finally able to sit and relax and take a break! My hair and makeup was exactly what I wanted. It also withstood a beach wedding and massive wind and humidity! I was very worried about having my makeup "done." Previously when I've had it done, it comes out looking caked on and nothing like me! But with Victorian Bride, it was just how I would've done it, except better! The best part was the photographs came back and I looked like me, not a done-up version of me! The few hours while I was getting my hair and makeup done was the most relaxing part of the day, and was a wonderful treat (thanks Mom!). Also, I got married on a Sunday, so it was fantastic that they came to our hotel and did it on-site.
Linda was great! She is very responsive and I had alot of fun at my trail run through. They were right on time and very accomodating.
Linda and the A Victorian Bride Team is not only professional, Linda is a true artist and one of the best all around hair and make up artists that we know. We have been working together since 2006 and with hundreds of weddings we never received negative feedback from a customer. She has with Events and More Inc. a 110% satisfaction rate and is our most booked hair and makeup artist on the west coast of Florida.
Linda simply makes brides beautiful. We can only recommend her...
I have worked with Linda many times and she always helps the bride become beautiful on her wedding day.
Linda is a true artist. She listens and creates the look you want. She has been in the wedding business for several years and have made all of our brides very happy on their wedding day! Do yourself a favor and hire Linda for your wedding day!
Linda Shephard is so very talented. Every bride I have referred to her looks amazing on the wedding day. And, it doesn't matter how small or how large your wedding party is...Linda gets the job done and beautifully so.
Awesome up-do or romantic curls, A Victorian Bride has proven over and over to be a great wedding pro.
I refer all my brides to Linda at A Victorian Bride and they all absoluely love her and her work. I highly recommend her! She has been in the business for many years and really knows what to do to make the bride and her bridal party their prettiest on their wedding day!
A Victorian Bride provides a stellar service making each and every bride absolutely flawless on her special day. Linda Shephard, Owner of A Victorian Bride, and her team of professionals are reliable, talented and a pure delight to work with. We will continue to recommend their services to all of our future brides.
They did an excellent job on the make-up and hair of both the bride and her bridesmaids. The team was professional and organized. I enjoyed working with them.
A Victorian Bride Hair and Make up is a fantastic design team. Linda and her staff are wonderful and truly make the day special for our brides. We love having them out at our resort and we hope to see you soon at the Lido Beach Resort.
Linda is amazing to work with! She does a miracle every time; she transforms a Bride into fairytale Princess....
She can work with all hair types and skin tones and creates a flawless look..
Her make-up is wonderful for the Florida heat. It will not come off no matter how much you cry or sweat! It is a proven fact! Linda would be the best hair and makeup person for any wedding.
Linda and her staff will come to your location for hair & make-up. Look your absolute best for your wedding day!
A Victorian Bride is an excellent choice for hair and makeup. Having that done on location is one less thing you need to worry about on your wedding day. The makeup Linda uses will stay on all through your wedding and reception. And it looks so natural. You can't be in better hands for the perfect bridal hairdo. Linda encourages her brides to have a "dress rehearsal" so that you look exactly like you imagined you would look on the one of the most important days of your life. We endorse and highly recommend A Victorian Bride. In fact, they are a preferred vendor on our Web site.
Linda is ALWAYS my go to vendor for on location hair and makeup. She is 100% professional, and has a way of making you feel extremely relaxed and comfortable. My brides always rave about her work, and I was lucky enough to have her for my own wedding this year! First hand testimonial....she made me look flawless and best of all I woke up the next morning to leave for my honeymoon still looking wedding day fresh! Makeup stays on FOREVER and I loved every minute of being pampered! Linda and her team are truly the best on location "Fairy Godmother's" you could ever dream of having for your wedding day! So if you choose Linda for your wedding day...sit back, relax, and enjoy!
If you want to look your best on your wedding day, A Victorian Bride is just what you are looking for. Everyone from the bride to the wedding party can be perfectly primped right on site. You'll love it!
Our Brides always look amazing with Linda's beautiful creations. Victorian Bride Hair & Make up artists are very professional and show up on site early and prepared to greet our clients. We LOVE Linda and her team!
As a photographer, I have learned to appreciate good hair design. The work that A Victorian Bride Hair & Make-up provide is top notch. Their work is truly eye catching!
A Victorian Bride Hair and Makeup Design is one of the best companies we have had the pleasure of working with. Always professional, prompt, and fabulous, every bride has been totally satisfied with both hair and make up from Linda and her team.
I enjoy working with Linda so much, I have even asked Linda to do my own hair and make up for all special events in my life, most recently being my best friends wedding-and I just fell in LOVE with what she did!
Brides-you cannot go wrong with hair and makeup from A Victorian Bride!
A Victorian Bride does the most exquisite work! She is a must-have for the perfect wedding day!
No matter how hot and humid it gets here in Florida, their brides always look beautiful.
Linda Shepard of "A Victorian Bride" has been one of our top notch vendors that we refer. With her exceptional talents of making any bride look more beautiful than she already is! Linda has a way of making the natural beauty of any bride shine! Her devotion to perfection,and class of starting the brides day with her talents is nothing short of phenominal!
The Sun Weddings Team
Linda goes above and beyond to make you and your wedding party look absolutely stunning for your wedding.
Wow, those bridesmaids were knockouts! Seems like everyime I see a bride and bridesmaids that have everything from hair to makeup just right, A Victorian Bride is behind the scenes making it happen. There aren't many days you're going to have your picture taken as many times as your wedding day. Why leave your hair and makeup to an amature. Linda and her crew will make you look your best on the most important day of your life.
It is always a pleasure to work with Linda of A Victorian Bride. Her professionalism and charisma, coupled with her artistry and skill, make her a favorite among brides and colleagues alike. For a beautiful and flawless look that will last from ceremony through reception, choose A Victorian Bride!
I have worked with Linda and her team many many times over the last 5 years and enjoy working with them. They know, what they are doing to make every bride look her very best for her special day. Linda also stays around after the ceremony to do touch up make-up before the formal photos are taken.
Linda does a wonderful job of making brides beautiful on their special day. We often provide flowers for her to tuck in up-dos and have a chance to see her in action where it is in a hotel room or home or one of the great venues in the Sarasota area. A true and talented professional!
Joe and I look forward to photographing a wedding when we know that A Victorian Bride has done the hair and makeup for our bride and bridesmaids. They are so professional in everything that they do. We are alway so impressed with the beautiful hairstyles that Linda creates. The makeup on our brides is always perfect, and it helps the photographs really turn out great!
A Victorian Bride Hair & Makeup: The beauty that Linda can enhance is amazing!!! She has the patience of a saint!
Holiday Inn Lido Beach
Linda will treat you as special care and consideration. You will look as beautiful as you feel. Elegant Sarasota Weddings would recommend them for any special event of wedding.
I recommend Linda and her team to all my Brides, and they always thank me. You will look gorgeous! Your updo will stay in place, your makeup will be flawless, and you will enjoy being pampered. Linda has her own line of organic mineral cosmetics, and she even does airbrushing. Your Mom and your bridesmaids will all be happy, too! From natural to glamorous, why not look your best on your Big Day?
We LOVE Linda! She creates the look the bride is envisioning every time. From the hairstyle to the make-up, a bride always walks down the aisle looking fabulous after hiring Linda. Fantastic artist!!!!
I was amazed when I saw our bride last Saturday. She absolutely glowed! You gave her face the most perfect and natural looking make-up, and her lovely hair was PERFECT. Thank you Linda, for making my job easier by helping our brides look their very best!
~ Leslie Harris-Senac
Film maker/ Owner
There is a small fee applied if I am traveling outside the local area of Sarasota/Bradenton/Venice.
A: No, as it is easier to work with if the hair is "Dirty" or a day old with product. It holds better whether it is for an updo, down style or half up & half down. After washing and conditioning the hair is very slippery and often times does not either take nor holds a curl.
As a hair & makeup artist for over 25 years, I have had the honor of making many brides beautiful and happy for their wedding day! My advice to my future Brides/clients is that because you have hired a professional photographer to do your wedding photos, please take the time to interview and hire a professional to do your makeup & hair. I am proud to say that many of the photographers I work with state that my makeup looks flawless and perfect and my hair does not fall or come out all night while the wedding photos are being taken. The makeup I use lasts all night and does not need any re-touching. Your hair & makeup person is just as important as securing your wedding venue, photographer and offciant! Please consider this when you are creating your wedding budget. Professional hair & makeup artists on your wedding day are a necessity and not a luxury item! Call Linda and her wonderful design team of artists at (941)-928-3651.