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Bonita was, by far, the most professional person with whom I dealt - throughout the entire planning of my wedding. Bonita not only sets herself apart by her incredible talent for make-up but also in her overall service and professionalism.

With the pressures of planning a wedding, it was a dream to have Bonita contact me to reconfirm arrival times, ask and listen to my make-up requirements, make notes of the brands and colours used during the make-up trial (to which she referred to on the wedding day), ensure I was happy - not only with the trial but the wedding day itself.  Bonita even packed an emergency touch-up kit!

While many other wedding contacts delivered exactly what they promised, Bonita continued to over-deliver and exceed my every expectation.  All brides are beautiful because of the smile they wear on the wedding day but when Bonita waves her magic wand suddenly you feel and look so special.  My make-up lasted the entire day and simply glows in photographs.

I am genuine when I say I have recommended Bonita to six future brides (so far!) and the wedding was only 2 weeks ago.  Bonita, my referral of you to friends is a testament to your flair and passion for make-up.

Lots of love,
Kristiina  xxxxxxxxx

Dearest Bonita,
I just wanted to write & touch base with you after our Big Day on Friday at Peppers Convent & Roberts Restaurant in the Hunter Valley!
 Well, I really don’t know how I can ever Thank you enough for being such a significant part of my special day – it feels that words will just never do justice! I cannot express the amazing work you did, you are simply incredible! You work with such grace & finesse, like an artist you spend time making sure every last detail is perfect, and perfection is exactly what you created! I have never ever felt so beautiful in my life Bonita, you simply took my breath away with how perfectly you did my make-up (& I am never really happy with myself so that’s a true feat!!) I am in awe at your talent!  
 My Mum & Chris’ Mum both looked absolutely stunning, youthful & radiant. And the Bridesmaids, wow – I have never seen such beautiful bridesmaids in my life!! Their skin, their eyes, their beautiful facial features that I know & love were accentuated perfectly & we all felt incredible! Your gorgeous assistant Jinny was so sweet & completely wonderful, to think she was still learning with Caucasian faces, well you wouldn’t know it because she just seemed an expert in everything she did, & I’m sure she will go far!! 
 Thank you also for doing some extra little touches on our Flower Girls – they felt so very special thanks to you!! And Thank you for spoiling us with our lippy pots, it was so kind & generous of you, I will keep mine for special occasions only! Our styles were soft & gorgeous, & I had SO many compliments about my make-up, I truly felt like a movie star & I never wanted to take it off!! As much as I wanted a shower that night after being out in the sun & heat, I dreaded having to wash my face LOL!! I wish I could wear false lashes all the time & I know I will search for reasons just to have my make-up professionally done by you again Haha!! 
 What can I say other than that you are magic, & I am SO blessed to have had you do my wedding make-up... You will always hold a special place in my heart for I will always think of you when I see my gorgeous make-up in wedding photos & I will remember how glamorous I felt!
 From the beginning, nothing has been too hard for you, and the amount of time you spent helping me find a hairstylist due to yours being unavailable, I will always be so appreciative of. Deena was the perfect choice & I thought you all worked so splendidly together, so the biggest Thanks for that too!  I will always highly recommend you & Your Big Day & I thank you with all of my heart for making my dreams come true, my wedding day was the most magical day of my life & I wouldn’t change a thing!! I just wish we could do it all over again!!
 I will most definitely forward on any professional photos of you & your work when we receive them (in 4-6 weeks), but for now I’ve attached a few photos taken by our guests just to show how beautifully everything turned out!

All my Thanks & Warmest Wishes,
Bec AKA the new Mrs Bruzzone! xo
Written on 17 Nov 2014, at 11:07 pm, from Bec and Chris

Dear Bonita

I just wanted to thank you very much for the beautiful make-up on my wedding day.  The make-up lasted really well, in fact it looked no different at 1am, after many tears and much dancing! 

All of my bridesmaids looked stunning.  I know they are naturally beautiful girls but you really highlighted their beauty, and the mother of the bride was glowing.  I love the fact that your make-up is not overdone or overstated - and so far from the standard "caked-on" effect.  Simon even commented on how nice my make-up was, and you know what boys are like!

Having you there on the morning of the wedding was very much like having a friend over instead of someone just doing a job.  On such a special and emotional day this is so very important.
I also really appreciated the time and effort you took in discussing the make-up and doing a practice run - all made me feel so comfortable that it would be just perfect on the day - and it was.
Look forward to seeing you before the next event, if not sooner.

With kind regards
Amanda Meehan

Hi Bonita!
Hope you're well.  Thank you so much for the photos :)  Sorry it's taken me a while to reply we just got back from Europe.
I just want to say what an absolutely stunning job you did with our make-up, I couldn't be happier!  I'll certainly keep recommending you in future :)
Take care & best of luck


Hi Bonita,

Hope all is well and the exhibition was a huge success!

Thank you so much to you and Jo for being so fabulous on the day!  I had an absolute ball and felt like a million dollars!  Everyone wants to know what brand make-up you use (sorry I've forgotten the name!) as they think it looked so wonderful on the day.

Will definitely spread the news.  Looking to get some pics in one of the bridal mags, so will let you know how we go and if it goes ahead will let you know as it will no doubt include a contact list.

There are some pics attached, and I will get a few hi-res copies that show the make-up well to send over to you.  Will check with John the photographer, but sure he will be ok if you wanted to use them on your website etc.

Anyway it's back to reality now!  Very hard to get back into work after all the excitement and 4 weeks holiday!

Jen :)

Hey Chica

Hope you are fab!

I will let the photos speak for themselves... you are an amazing artist...

Can't wait for another opportunity to see you...

I felt like a princess on the day!  I hope you enjoyed yourself as well...

Big hug and kiss

Julie x

Thanks again for doing such a great job on the make-up for my wedding.  Aside from your technical excellence and punctuality, both of which are extremely important for any bride, you are also extremely friendly, warm and considerate.  These qualities I believe distinguish you from your competitors and make you a perfect choice for any bride.  Looking back on my wedding day, I have very fond memories of the lead up to the wedding ceremony.  Both you and Jo fitted in perfectly with our intimate group and it was lovely sharing that time with you both.  I experienced none of the panic other brides have spoken of on my wedding day and I think that was largely due to the professional and sensitive way you looked after our make-up (and Jo our hair).

Thank you again!

Lucy (Walker) x

Being the most important day of my life - I couldn’t have found anyone better than Bonita.  She is very friendly and makes you feel real comfortable being around her.  I was very impressed with the make-up that she did on my wedding day and every other occasion (since) - her divine work always makes a girl feel like a million dollars.

Love u heaps!
Zehra xx

Hi Bonita,
Thanks so much!  The pics are great!
This is my first day back at work today and I have 492 unread emails.  Eeekkk!
Thanks so much for your part of my wedding day.  It was so much fun and such a pleasure having you at my house.  I felt so relaxed and happy.
Rest of the wedding went really well too.  It was all very colourful and lovely.  Christian was a real sweetheart.  I’m a lucky girl.
A guest at my wedding actually asked about my make-up as her daughter is getting married in October.  I gave her your details so she might contact you.
Hope you are well.  See you soon hopefully – hmmm just thinking of when I can get my make-up done again.  Absolutely love love Loved it!! xxx
Gemma Cook

Dear Bonita,

How are you gorgeous?  As promised please find a few pictures from the wedding.  The make-up really lasted well.  Thank you so much for being my make-up artist.  You are gorgeous and I will definitely use you again, although not for another wedding I hope, and recommend you to friends too.

…The party was fabulous and everything went perfectly.  There were so many shocked people and it was so much fun.  The make-up lasted and looked fabulous.  I can't believe how much you transformed me.  I was so happy with your work and have already recommended you to people.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU…

THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN...  It was fun having you a part of my special day. xx

Take care,

Cheers Jane xx

Hey Bonita!
How are you?  The wedding was absolutely fabulous.  The honeymoon was even better!  We have been back for a month now.
I get my professional photos in 3-4 weeks.  I will forward them to you!
I just want to say a big thank you for your help on the day – I love your work and am so glad Sabrina referred me to you.
I will definitely keep in touch... You too!

Thanks Bonita!
The make-up was hot!!!!

Renee xxx

Hi Bonita!!

The wedding went very well... I can’t believe it's all over now.  I have some photos that are on my Facebook account.  Are you registered with Facebook??  I can add you as my friend if you have one.  If not, I’m still waiting for the professional photographer to set up the website that was part of the package.  He mentioned it will take 10 weeks so when it finally comes through I will send you the link.

I’d also like to take the time to thank you a lot.  You are the best make-up artist ever.  I will definitely recommend you to my friends and will keep definitely in touch with you. 

I'm back in the UK now.  We have found a place to live but are waiting until the end of the month to move in.

I can't wait.
Anyways will leave it here for now...

Take care
Eva Kuziak  xo

Dear Bonita,

I'm writing to let you know how happy I was with my make-up which you applied for my wedding on 27 October 2007.  Today, I received my photos from my photographer and in every photo my make-up looks absolutely amazing.  From our first meeting to the actual big day, you listened, gave advice and demonstrated your expertise.  The natural, yet elegant style was exactly what I wanted.  You truly made me feel like a million dollars!  I would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a professional, friendly service with an absolutely fabulous outcome.

You are a star!  Lots of love, Eva Vaitusi (Kuziak)

Hi Bonita!

Sorry I have been a bit slack in returning calls of late... I only seem to remember to call people at 6 in the morning or at 9.30 in the evening!  I have been really good thank you - how have you been?

Thank you soooooo much for doing the make-up for our wedding... I received so many compliments on the make-up (I also handed out your phone number to a few people so you may end up getting a few calls towards the end of the year!).

Sarah (Mason)

Hi Bonita

I just wanted to forward this picture on…

THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your help on my wedding day!  I honestly can't thank both you and Jo for doing such an incredible job on my hair and make-up.

I was already asked by a friend getting married who did my make-up and hair - so you should be receiving a telephone call soon! 

Thank you so much again!

Deb xo

Hi Bonita and Jo

I just wanted to send you both a quick line to thank you for the hair and make-up that you provided for my wedding on February 24th.  You both did a great job and make the day a lot less stress free.  The photos also turned out very well (I liked the simple understated look that we achieved) and the day went well too.  Well that is from pouring rain, thunder storm over the top of the venue and power cuts during my reception causing people to eat by candlelight.  Not by choice that is! In the end it doesn't really matter if you are both there for the right reasons.  Married life is very nice by the way!

Take care and I hope everything continues to go well for your industries.

Melissa Miceli

Bonita is a Sydney-based Makeup artist, and Director of Your Big Day - Hair & Make-up. She co-ordinates a team of friendly and talented, professional Makeup Artists and Hairstylists in Sydney City and Sydney Metro suburbs, and also has a network of Makeup Artists and Hairstylists extending up to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley region. Her titles include: Sydney Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist, Wedding Makeup Artist Sydney, Wedding Hairstylist Sydney, Bridal Makeup Artist Sydney, Bridal Hairstylist Sydney, Mobile Hair and Makeup Artist Sydney, TV and Commercial Hair and Makeup artist, Freelance Fashion Makeup Artist Sydney, Presenter and Celebrity Makeup artist Sydney, MECCA Makeup Artist Sydney, Asian Makeup Artist Sydney. Bonita's work also includes Hair and Makeup for Special Occasions like School Formal Makeup, Parties, Birthdays, Photoshoots, Sports modelling / Fitness competitions, Corporate Head shots, Actor Head shots. Bonita is an Asian Makeup Artist herself and is experienced in Chinese Bridal Wedding Makeup, as well as darker complexions like Sri Lankan and Indian Brides. We service All Sydney suburbs, but especially: Sydney City, CBD, Eastern Suburbs, Vaucluse, Bondi, Bronte, Tamarama, Clovelly, Coogee, Maroubra, Botany, Kensington, Edgecliff, Dover Heights, Randwick, Bellevue Hill, Rose Bay, Double Bay, Point Piper, Darling Point, Potts Point, Darlinghurst, Balmain, Rozelle, Gladesville, Hunters Hill, Lower North Shore, North Sydney, Crows Nest, Mosman, Neutral Bay, Balmoral, Cammeray, Northbridge, Castle Cove, Cremorne, Kirribilli, Lane Cove, Chatswood, Upper North Shore, St Ives, Gordon, Roseville, Lindfield, Killara, Turramurra, Pymble, Wahroonga, Warrawee, North Ryde, Normanhurst, Hornsby, Hills District, Dural, Castle Hill, Beecroft, Pennant Hills, Seaforth, Balgowlah, Manly and the suburbs of the Northern Beaches. Your Big Day - Hair & Make-up is based on the Upper North shore of Sydney, NSW.