About Lauren Wheeler
Hey I'm Lauren,
I'm a makeup artist and hairstylist based in the Oxfordshire countryside. I'm all about chilled vibes and try to make my brides wedding mornings as laid back and calm as possible. Weddings are stressful enough as it is, there's no point in your hair and makeup being so too.
You'll quite often find me out in nature with my two dogs, wearing very little makeup, reading a book or enjoying a good cup of herbal tea.
I pride myself on being 'different' from the rest in that I'm all about naturally enhancing the gorgeous features you already have. I'm not about contouring, insta heavy, slick backed, every hair in place looks and if that's you, that's totally cool but then I'm probably not the artist for you.
I've been painting faces since 2011 + styling hair since 2014 and quickly became very established and highly sought after. In 2015 I expanded and set up the Lauren Wheeler Pro Team bringing together the areas most talented and awesome artist's to work alongside me.
2021 marked 10 years in the wedding industry and over 800 weddings later I decided it was time to start exploring new projects. Therefore I only take on minimal weddings each year and on a bride only basis. Any members of the bridal party will be booked out with a member of the team instead of myself.
Check out my gallery here.
I've been extremely fortunate to now be a multi award winning artist. To name but a few...
-#QueenOf Winner of Natural Beauty in 2015
- Regional Finalist for the Best Make Up Artist, South East, The Wedding Industry Awards 2016
-Top Makeup Artist for 2016 & 2017
-Finalist in the Thames Valley Venus Awards for Customer Service
-Regional Finalist for the English Wedding Awards for 2017, 2018 + 2019
-The Best Hair & Makeup Specialist Oxfordshire - Lux Wedding Awards 2017
-The Best Bridal Hair & Makeup Stylist - Oxfordshire - 2018 Global Wedding Awards
-The Best Bridal Hair & Makeup Specialist - UK - 2018 UK Southern Business Awards
-Excellence in Bridal Makeup Services 2019 - UK- Global Business Insight Awards 2019
-The Best Bridal Hair & Makeup Stylist - Oxfordshire - 2019 Global Wedding Awards
-Best in Bridal Makeup Services - United Kingdom - 2020 Global Business Awards
-Most Outstanding Destination Weddings Hair & Make-Up Artist 2021 - 2021 Global Business Insight Awards
-Outstanding Makeup Services 2021 - The Wedding Emporium Business Industry Awards
I also feel very honoured to be a recommended supplier for gorgeous venues such as Caswell House, Blackwell Grange, Huntsmill Farm, Primrose Hill Farm, Stratton Court Barn and many more. I've had the opportunity to work at prestigious venues Aynhoe Park, Hedsor House, Le Manoir aux Quait'Saisons & Soho Farmhouse.
Outside of weddings I've had my work featured in DeVour Magazine + A-Magazine and worked on 2 AX Paris TV Adverts that were featured on ITV2 & E4. I've worked with a handful of brands for private events including Jimmy Choo + Bicester Village. I've also had some of my real weddings & shoots published on prestigious industry blogs + magazines including Love My Dress, Style & The Bride, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Festival Brides, Rock My Wedding + Your Bucks, Berks & Oxon Wedding Magazine.
Finally, I have been super super lucky that my brides have entrusted my skills enough to fly me across the globe in order to style them for their wedding days to gorgeous destinations like Rome, Vilamoura, The Outer Hebrides, Northern Italy, France, Crete + Copenhagen. To say I love my job is an understatement!