BRIDAL SERVICES: Testimonials
Feedback from the brides:

Joanne, I knew the first time we met you were an extraordinary woman. I am so happy we had the privilege to know you. Thanks to Wedding Belle and you my daughter's wedding was perfection. Who knew the right make up and application could make such a huge difference. I did not look like me!, which was a good thing. Thank you is not enough for all you did. I feel like you are family.

- Jackie Bruno
Anchor & Reporter at New England Cable News (NECN)
Miss Massachusetts USA 2008, top ten at Miss USA 2008
Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2003, top five at Miss Teen USA 2003

Joanne is an unbelievably talented make up artist. She is meticulous, experienced, and knows how to perfect any face. She knows how to make a wedding or even a fashion show run smoothly. I feel lucky to have worked with her in both situations. She did my make up for years at fashion shows and photo shoots. She is organized and keeps the show on a tight schedule. She knows how to do everything from natural make up to dramatic stage make up.

When it came time for my wedding, I knew exactly who to call. I knew my wedding party would be in good hands with Joanne. We were all so happy to have her make us look our best. She did a fantastic job and made the process stress free.

One of the added benefits of working with Joanne over the years is I've picked up a few tips! If you want to learn make up, she's the person to learn from. She is a professional teacher for Make Up Forever and is a sought after instructor. I have to apply my own make up everyday at work, and the things I've learned from Joanne make it much easier to do so. I also used her tips throughout my years in pageants, helping me place at both Miss USA and Miss Teen USA!

If you need a make up artist, a make over, or just need a lesson, Joanne is the best in New England by far!

- Maryanne B.

Dear Joanne,

we got rave reviews on both the hair and make-up! We were so lucky to have you Saturday! I can express how happy we all were with the hair and make-up! I can honestly say I've never been to another wedding with the exception of Jill's and Michelle's where everyone loves their make-up and hair. There is always one person that is unhappy but all the mother, grandmothers, maids and myself felt wonderful and were truly happy with how you and Lena made us look!

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!

- Lindsay, Atlanta, GE

Joanne,

Thank you so much for the makeup lesson you gave to my mother and me. I am so delighted we learned from you. You made us feel at home in your studio and we enjoyed every minute if it, we still talk about the lipstick color you made for me! Your creativity and technical talent is outstanding. My mother applied my makeup (and the rest of the bridesmaids) for the wedding and I have to say I felt beautiful! Thank you again - you have a customer for life!

Best,

- Leah Rastiello

Dear Joanne,

I just received my new makeup in the mail and that reminded me that I've been wanting to write to and tell you what a wonderful experience Leah & I had at our make-up and beauty lesson in preparing for her wedding.

I was very impressed by your knowledge. I had been putting on make-up the same way since I can remember. Having a lesson with you is like going on a Spa vacation!! And a retreat!! And a conference all in one! Spa-because it was very relaxing. Retreat- because I came away feeling a renewed sense of confidence about my changing face. Conference- because I learned so much. ( I still can't believe you made that lipstick for Leah right there).

But that is not even the greatest part of our evening with you. The best was at the end (you might remember this) when Leah gave us both a big hug and exclaimed "out of all we have had to do for this wedding--the flowers, the dresses, the hall, the dj and photographer, this was the most fun I've had!!"
And I thank you for that Joanne.

Best wishes to you! I can't wait until may next 2 get married!!

With Fondest Regards,

- Connie Rastiello

Dear Joanne,

I really wanted to thank you again for making me feel so special and beautiful on my wedding day. My bridesmaids loved you, and I really just enjoyed watching everyone going through the transformation of getting hair and makeup done. Every single girl looked stunning. Overall I could not have been happier. I feel so lucky to have found you and that you were able to be there for my wedding. You know exactly what I wanted when it came to choosing my makeup and look. It was perfect. You are so talented to be able to take one look at someone and know.

I will definitely have to come see you again.
Hopefully a lot of my friends will be tying the knot themselves soon. And of course now I know who I can recommend to do our makeup!

Take care Joanne and I hope to talk soon! Thank you so very much, I can't say it enough!!

Sincerely,

- Katie, Boston MA

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Joanne, you were absolutely amazing! You were professional and responsive from the moment I contacted you! I had a very large bridal party and you were able to coordinate flawlessly with the hair dressers and stay on schedule. You were calm and organized and despite all of the stress, you made the process fun and enjoyable. Every bride wants to feel beautiful on her wedding day and I have never felt so beautiful in my entire life! It was also very important that my mom feel comfortable and look great. She never wears make up and was very nervous about getting her makeup done. I have never seen her look more amazing! She looked and felt great and got compliments all night!! As I look through all of my photos I am reminded at how beautiful everyone looked and how amazing I felt. Thank you for everything!!! You are extremely talented! I have already referred you to friends!!!

- Diana S., MA

Dearest Joanne,

I have been meaning to write to you to thank you again for doing such a wonderful job on our makeup for the wedding.

We all got so many compliments, thanks to you. If you ever need a reference, I am your gal.

I can't say enough good things about you. Neither can my mom. I am sure she will be in touch soon to arrange a lesson.

Your makeup withstood laughter, tears, kisses and plenty of dance-induced sweat. I still managed to look good in the photos that were taken at the end of the evening, which was very impressive, especially considering that I never had time to touch it up. I think my sister still has the lipstick you made for me. I'll be demanding it back at Christmas! Lots of love and many thanks.

- Clare F., London, England

Dear Joanne,

I want to thank you for doing such a great job with my makeup on Sunday. I'm so happy I decided to have my makeup done professionally and by a true professional! Everytime I've had my makeup done at the counter (or wherever) I was always disappointed with the results because I do a better job so I almost didn't call you. I'm glad I did!

I told my sister who is one of the attendants about what a wonderful job you did and she wants you to do hers for the ceremony. I'm pretty sure my other sister will as well and probably one more of the attendants (for a total of three attendants)...

- April, South Berwick, ME
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