“Sonia was an absolute delight to work with. She is everything you could want in a makeup artist: super talented, professional, organised, relaxed and fun.
From the very first interaction, I knew I was in good hands. Everything went smoothly and perfectly with Sonia. She was an amazing listener and really took the time to understand what I wanted. My mum, bridesmaids and I could not have been happier with our makeup. Sonia knew exactly how to make us look like the best version of ourselves and we felt so comfortable and confident. My makeup lasted all day, despite the Sydney summer heat and lots of tears and hugs!
My experience with Sonia was nothing but positive and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone. Thank you Sonia!!“
– Kara Hill, 2017 | Cell Block Theatre, National Arts School, Darlinghurst, Sydney
“Sonia, just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing work that you did on myself and my bridesmaids last month. I knew when I met you to do my makeup trial that I was in good hands and that you would make me look the best version on myself on the day, and you did not disappoint! I felt confident with how I looked and the makeup photographed beautifully. My bridesmaid and junior bridesmaid looked beautiful and natural, exactly the look we were hoping to achieve.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to any bride-to-be! Wishing you all the best!”
– Josette Sammut, 2017 | The Rocks, Sydney
– Kerry Shields, 2017 | Luna Park, Sydney
“Sonia – you were amazing! From the initial consultation to the big day Sonia and her team were professional, organised, incredibly talented and a lot of fun to have with us on the day of the wedding. The way Sonia operates is like no other; she is systematic, attentive, flexible and very experienced. Not only that but she is genuine and warm. Sonia and her artists made my family and I feel beautiful, glamorous, and most importantly very comfortable with our make up. I cannot thank you guys enough for what you did for us on the day, you were incredible!”
– Gracie Garber, 2017 | Sergeants Mess, Sydney
– Victoria Cotter, 2016 | Wallalong Estate, Hunter Valley NSW | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“I can’t say enough good things about the experience I had with Sonia Allen Bridal Makeup! From contacting her initially, to having my initial consultation and through to the wedding day, it was clear that Sonia had so much experience, expertise and professionalism.
She took the time at the initial consultation to ask me what makeup I wore day to day, and really wanted to get a feel for exactly what look I wanted on my wedding day. It was really good to have a trial of my wedding makeup to see how it lasted etc.
I felt completely confident the entire time that Sonia knew exactly how to do my mum’s, the bridesmaids’ and my makeup – and I was blown away by the end result! Not only is Sonia incredibly talented, but she is also a genuine, kind and warm person to spend time with. It was so lovely having her presence there on the morning of the wedding – she made everyone feel at ease and we all enjoyed her spending part of the special day with us!
Thank you Sonia for your amazing work – I am so happy I was given your details and you were available on the day!”
– Emily Stephens, 2016 | Catalina, Rose Bay, Sydney
– Kayla Stanton, 2016 | Seclusions, Blue Mountains, NSW
Makeup by Sarina of Sonia Allen Makeup
– Deniz Durmush, 2016 | Taronga Zoo, Sydney | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“I cannot thank Sonia enough for everything she did for me leading up to and on my special day. She was truly amazing and I looked exactly as I had hoped for on my big day – natural, flawless and glowing. I rarely wear makeup and wanted to make sure I looked like myself, Sonia nailed my brief and I felt amazing the entire day. My makeup looked flawless right up until the end, even through the heat and sweat!
She is a true artist and her calming nature relaxed me during my bridal preparations. Her professionalism blew me away. Sonia organised trials, care packages, schedules, an assistant and was punctual. This ensured my large bridal party were all beautiful and ready on time. I am so grateful that my event planner recommended Sonia and I will be recommending her to all my friends and family in the future.”
– Rebecca Solomons, 2016 | Sergeants Mess, Sydney, NSW | SEE MORE PHOTOS
Assisted by Amy of Sonia Allen Makeup
“I wish to extend the biggest thank you to Sonia for doing the bridal makeup for myself and my maid-of-honour on my special day! She delivered the exact bronzed and dewy look I wanted to achieve and my makeup stayed put the entire day despite the unusually warm spring weather. I had so many compliments on the day for my makeup from friends and family. It was icing on the cake to what was an incredible day. Thank you thank you thank you!”
– Kasia Piotrowski, 2016 | Avalon Sailing Club
“Sonia was an absolute dream! My brief was that I wanted to feel like myself, nothing too over the top but still fabulous for the big day!
She absolutely nailed it, my husband to be said to me when I reached him at the end of the aisle “oh you look so stunning, your dress wow, and your make up is perfect Poppy”! No joke, he knows I am super fussy when it comes to anyone doing anything to my face! Not only did she make me, all my girlfriends and my mum feel great for the day, but she was also just an absolutely beautiful, warm person that was a super nice influence to have on a day that can get a bit crazy!! – Feel very lucky to have had Sonia as my makeup artist for the wedding! Thank you again!! The best!! Xx”
– Stephanie Corp, 2016 | Inglis Stables, Randwick, Sydney
Assisted by Alex of Sonia Allen Makeup
“On the morning of the wedding I couldn’t have hoped for any better than Sonia Allen and her team. I’d already heard such amazing reviews from friends that had recently married, and Sonia arrived on time, set up and made the morning stress free and so much fun!
She adapted her techniques to suit not only myself and the bridesmaids but also my Mum and aunts. It was such a relief to have the ‘natural’ look perfected and it was the best I ever looked. Just trying to find an excuse to work with Sonia again!”
– Moira Hughes, 2016 | Ram Station, Dungog NSW
Assisted by Sarina of Sonia Allen Makeup
– Fay Liu, 2016 | Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant, Gladesville, Sydney
Makeup by Alex of Sonia Allen Makeup
“Every time I look at my wedding photos I do a little mental “thank you” to Sonia. I don’t know what sorcery she used on my hair and face, but it worked! And she made the whole preparation process very relaxed and enjoyable, I never felt stressed once.
In the lead up to the big day, Sonia was available to answer all of my clueless questions and she provided a lot of useful advice on skincare and other things I would never have thought of – like the types of lipsticks that are best for the ceremony (for kissing) vs. the reception (for eating and drinking).
Thank you again for all your help and hard work!”
– Sabrina McCrady, 2016 | Bendooley Estate, Bowral NSW
Assisted by Amy of Sonia Allen Makeup
– Joy Tarasenko, 2016 | Mt Annan Botanical Gardens, Sydney | SEE MORE PHOTOS
– Nalini Rozario, 2016 | Ripples, Chowder Bay, Sydney
Sonia is a true professional and did an incredible job for our wedding party. From the initial consultation she is warm and welcoming and listens to what you want, then creates a stunning look that lasts all day! Her make up was just divine and I cannot recommend her enough!
– Elisa Guerin, 2016 | Doltone House, Sydney | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“Sonia, thank you for being a big part of such an important and emotional day. You did amazing work on everyone’s makeup including all your prep work in the lead up and patiently helping me to find that perfect balance between looking natural and flawless. Our mothers and bridesmaids all looked incredible on the day, natural and glowing, and I felt truly beautiful. It was lovely to laugh and chat with you while getting ready and I know I was all the more relaxed because I was in your calm and capable hands. You are a warm and talented professional and I am so glad you were recommended to me! Of course my new husband is biased, but he insists I was the most beautiful bride he had ever seen.”
– Jess Whalan, 2016 | Margan Estate, Broke NSW | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“Working with Sonia and her team was incredibly easy and fun! She was very professional and thorough, listening to what products I normally used, how I like to look on a day to day basis and how I imagined I’d look on my wedding day (which was quite natural). My makeup lasted all day and night through crying/kissing/sweating and I was really happy with how I looked. Thanks Sonia and team!”
– Mim Binskin, 2016 | Roseville, Sydney NSW
Assisted by Amy of Sonia Allen Makeup
– Kay Walker, 2016 | Camden Park House | SEE MORE PHOTOS
Makeup by Alex of Sonia Allen Makeup
The Robertsons Photography, Valley of Flowers and Eternal Elegance
“I couldn’t have been happier with Sonia from Sonia Allen Makeup to style me on the day. She was diligent, very organised and understanding of my needs leading up to my wedding. Sonia was easy-going but at the same time, so professional. Thank you, Sonia!”
– Noolee Han, 2016 | The Old Dairy, Wallacia NSW
“My only hesitation in writing a testimonial for Sonia is the fear that I might undersell just how fantastic she is.
I don’t wear much makeup on a day-to-day basis and haven’t had great experiences with event makeup in the past but, from our very first meeting, Sonia’s warm personality and complete professionalism made me feel totally at ease. Across the lead up to the wedding, I always felt listened to and looked after – from tweaks to the run sheet, to remembering what we’d talked about at the trial months before.
On the day, my Mum, bridesmaids and I had so much fun getting ready. It was such a joyful morning – really setting the scene for the day – and much of that came down to how organised, friendly and collected Sonia was in her approach.
Thanks to Sonia, I felt ridiculously beautiful, confident and happy on my wedding day! I am so grateful for her wonderful work!”
– Bec Beard, 2016 | Bendooley Estate, Bowral, NSW
“Sarina did a great job, we really loved the make up!”
– Tess Scully, 2016 | Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney | SEE MORE PHOTOS
Makeup by Sarina of Sonia Allen Makeup
“It’s a pleasure to work with Sonia! She effortlessly understands & brings out the natural style & beauty in a person. On my wedding day, she made me look beautiful and feel at ease. I would surely recommend her for bridal make up!”
– Vidya Almad, 2016 | Gunners Barracks, Sydney, NSW | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“Sonia was absolutely amazing on the day. Kept everyone relaxed and calm. Everyone was glowing and every make up was specific to each person to enhance their natural beauty. I was thoroughly impressed with her professionalism and organisation. We even finished early!
I was very teary during the ceremony but my make up was still perfect throughout the evening. So glad you were there to give us a great start to the day. We wouldn’t have it any other way! x”
– Melissa Koronel, 2016 | Sergeants Mess, Sydney
– Alexandra Walker, 2016 | Art Gallery of NSW | SEE MORE PHOTOS
Makeup by Alex of Sonia Allen Makeup
“I found Sonia by luck; I just happened to pick up one of her cards in a bridal store, dropped her an email and the whole thing was wonderfully smooth and easy from that point on. Sonia was completely flexible and fitted in with everything that was going on during the wedding day.
My makeup was perfect; just what I had wanted, to look like the best me that I could be. My sisters and sister-in-law all commented that it was the best makeup they had ever had done! And how much they liked Sonia! I can’t recommend her highly enough.”
– Natalie Mohr, 2016 | Balmoral, Sydney
“Sonia is beyond talented! At our trial we worked out a look that suited me perfectly. I loved how carefully she listened to what I wanted, and made sure that I was happy with every aspect of my makeup and hair. She’s a total perfectionist and took detailed notes at the trial so we could recreate the exact same look on the day. Her timekeeping is exceptional, there was no stress and never a doubt that I’d be on time! Can’t thank her enough!”
– Fiona Richardson, 2016 | Basket Range Winery, South Australia NSW
Samuel Connelly in association with James Thomson Photography
– Siobhan Drury, 2016 | Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW | SEE MORE PHOTOS
Assisted by Angie of Sonia Allen Makeup
“I first met Sonia at a bridal event, where her warm nature immediately made me feel comfortable and confident in her work. This is true of all our interactions where Sonia’s calm and professional approach made working together seamless and stress-free. Sonia took the time to really understand the vision for the wedding, and what I was after for my bridal makeup. As someone who normally doesn’t wear a lot of makeup, I still felt like ‘me’ on my wedding day – with a natural, flawless glow.
Despite a rainy day and lots of dancing after the ceremony, my makeup stayed perfect the whole night, as did that of my bridesmaid’s! Sonia was an absolute pleasure to work with and someone I highly recommend. Thank you Sonia xx”
– Christina Glitsos, 2016 | Inglis Stables, Randwick, Sydney
“I have absolutely loved working with Sonia for my wedding day! From our initial contact, during the lead up and on the big day she has always been very professional, helpful and not to mention so much fun to be around. There were a lot of laughs on the day and Sonia was very organised which really made me feel at ease so that I could enjoy the whole experience. I love her style and that she worked closely with me about the look I wanted to achieve. Especially since I don’t usually wear much makeup, I felt I was in good hands that she would make me look and feel amazing – which she did! I honestly cannot thank Sonia enough and would definitely recommend her services to any bride. Thank you Sonia again so much!!”
– Melanie Munoz, 2016 | Le Montage, Lilyfield, Sydney
“Thank you Sonia for sending your wonderful makeup artist Sarina to take care of my makeup on my wedding day. She did an amazing makeover with warmth, calmness & grace. Jamira xx”
– Jamira George, 2016 | Centennial Park, Sydney
Makeup by Sarina of Sonia Allen Makeup
“Sonia Allen is amazing!
From the very beginning, she was so friendly, helpful and organised. Sonia immediately understood the type of makeup I wanted and she made sure it was natural and I still looked like myself.
Having Sonia do my bridal makeup, and the makeup of my bridesmaids was like having an extremely talented friend helping us for the day. She was so much fun to have around and we were ready to go with time to spare!
Sonia is such a legend and I couldn’t have been happier with everything on the day! In fact, my bridesmaids were so happy with her work that my maid of honour booked Sonia for her wedding!“
– Marisa Ronsisvalle, 2016 | Sergeants Mess, Sydney
“As I’m usually a no-makeup kind of girl, I didn’t really know where to start with wedding makeup and almost considered going DIY… Thank goodness a friend of a friend sent Sonia my way!
With her warm easygoing personality she made the wedding prep a stress-free breeze. She is also a consummate professional who spends a great deal of time listening to your wants and needs. Although professional wisdom would recommend a bit more pizazz for the photos, Sonia found a way to pare down the makeup to my ‘barely there’ brief so that I felt like my true self.
Thanks again Sonia!
PS. She has the best collection of trousers!”
– Leeanna Spencer, 2016 | Coogee, New South Wales | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“Sonia is so warm, friendly and patient – I knew I was in good hands from my first trial! Sonia took the time to understand the look I was after and worked closely with me to achieve it. She was a warm, calm presence on the big day and is the exactly the type of person you want around on the morning of your wedding. Sonia and her team had me and my girls running on time and looking elegant and flawless. I highly recommend Sonia and her team for wedding makeup and hair.”
– Kathryn Turner, 2016 | Hunters Hill Sailing Club, Woolwich NSW
Assisted by Amy of Sonia Allen Makeup
“Thank you Sonia for everything you did on my wedding day! Your calming nature, friendliness and work ethic are a credit to you, as you and Amy worked through eight different ladies. Each and everyone on them looked absolutely amazing! All my bridesmaids, my mum, my mother-in-law and myself were bombarded with compliments on the day and felt amazing representing your wonderful work!
Before the wedding I had two consultations with you and you were beyond professional and extremely welcoming. It was fabulous getting to know you on those occasions and for you to meet my mum before the big day!
I felt truly beautiful on my wedding day and I couldn’t be any more grateful for everything you have done! Thank you again Sonia, you are a star!”
– Sarah Jewell, 2016 | Milton Park Country House & Spa, Bowral NSW | SEE MORE PHOTOS
Assisted by Amy of Sonia Allen Makeup
“My husband and I eloped from Switzerland to get married in Australia in a small ceremony with our two friends as witnesses and their two babies. Five days before the wedding date I started to look for someone who would be able to help me on such short notice and “THANK GOD” – I found Sonia.
From the first moment I spoke to Sonia I had a very good feeling. She was so nice, responsive, helpful and relaxed. Although we had such little time until the wedding and she was already very busy during this period, she never gave me the feeling of being someone that just squeezed me in. She gave me a wonderful service – asked for pictures to prepare, my wedding inspiration and even took time for a trial session.
During the whole process, Sonia was extremely professional and there was no moment where I felt I was not in good hands. At the same time everything was so personal with her that it somehow felt like we had known each other from before. It was a pleasure to spend the (very early!) morning of my wedding day getting ready with Sonia. Although we had only a small window of time to get done and the house was bustling with everyone getting ready, Sonia was a calm presence in the midst of all of the excitement.
My hair and makeup was everything I had hoped for and I felt so beautiful and confident thanks to Sonia’s handiwork. Usually I don’t wear a huge amount of makeup, so I was hoping for a natural look that would fit into the relaxed atmosphere of our small wedding and allow me to still feel like myself and not too “done up”.
Having Sonia around truly contributed to making it the happiest day of my life – she comes with experience, creativity, and professionalism and I wouldn’t hesitate a second to recommend her to other brides. Thank you so much, Sonia!”
– Sarah Blaettner, 2016 | Balmoral Beach, Sydney | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“Firstly thank you so much for making me feel so beautiful on my wedding day, I absolutely loved my makeup and I honestly had the best and happiest day of my life. Thank you for being a part of my day, it was everything that I had ever hoped for. It was a pleasure to have you and Elly in the room with us whilst getting ready, you were both so calm, confident and FUN. You were so easy to get along with and did such an amazing job with our make up it was flawless, I couldn’t stop looking at the bridesmaids how perfect and pretty their makeup looked.
You did an amazing job from the makeup trial to organising the wedding day run sheet, you were very professional and I am so glad that I had you as my makeup artist on our big day. The day was perfect! I hope I get to work with you again one day soon and will definitely recommend you to friends and family!“
– Lisa Ann, 2016 | Dunbar House, Watsons Bay, Sydney
“When it came to making decisions for our January 2016 wedding, choosing Sonia to be my makeup artist was quite possibly the easiest decision I had to make! I had perused her wedding testimonials page prior to contacting her and loved the way she seemed to enhance the unique beauty of each of her brides, while still making them look natural.
In the lead up to the wedding she was beyond professional, sending through an indicative running sheet, locking in a reasonable arrival time, and explaining she was happy to coordinate with my hairstylist to ensure the girls and Mum were all ‘touched up’ before our photographer arrived.
I managed to get no more than 2 hours sleep the night before the wedding and hilariously, one of the first thoughts that came into my mind upon waking was, “thank god I have an awesome makeup artist to disguise my fatigue!” Her calm confidence put everyone at ease over the course of the morning and we were all beyond pleased with the final product – not to mention the fact we still looked fresh after a 2 hour drive to the Riverland on a 36C day!
Thank you so much Sonia xx “
– Mel Cecko, 2016 | Morgan, South Australia | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I loved my makeup and hair so much – you made me feel so pretty and comfortable in my own skin! And everyone was still able to tell that it was me. Thank you again Sonia.“
– Kirsten Leong, 2016 | Little Bay, Sydney | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“Sonia is amazing and I really cannot recommend her enough!
Her expert makeup application makes you looks like a stunning, radiant version of yourself, which was very important to me as I believe makeup should enhance your natural features, not mask them!
She is so warm and friendly, and like a true artist has the amazing ability to translate all your abstract ideas and inspiration photos into a flawless glowing look that works for you – she nailed it first go at my trial. And on the big day, she was so organised and calm which instantly put me at ease to actually enjoy the preparations.
Thank you so much Sonia. You an amazing artist with utmost professionalism – you will always be my choice whenever I need a pretty face!“
– Ellen Ant, 2016 | Quay Restaurant, Sydney | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“Having tried several makeup artists with poor results I can honestly say Sonia Bridal delivers. The difference in service with Sonia was immediate. She carefully listened to me and we developed on my ideas, with colours and textures to suit my skin as well as for their performance under all weather conditions! That’s what I call attention to detail. Sonia answered any questions I had even after the trial and her knowledge on products was always helpful.
Sonia is bubbly and efficient and I can’t recommend her enough. Sonia even looked after my other half too. Thank you so much Sonia for making my new husband and I look so effortless on our special day. x “
– Vi Dinh-Tsagarakis, 2016 | National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney
“Sonia Allen provided hair and makeup services for my wedding party and all of us were extremely pleased from start to finish. What I valued the most was her openness to work collaboratively with me and the calmness of her temperament, which is exactly the type of vibe you want on your wedding day. I have no hesitation in recommending her to all of my family and friends.”
– Jess Lee, 2016 | Catalina, Rose Bay, Sydney
“Thank you so much Sonia, you were amazing. You made the morning feel so relaxed and fun. The girls absolutely loved their makeup and we received so many comments on how beautiful we looked.
I would highly recommend you to any upcoming bride and I couldn’t have selected a better person!!”
– Lisa Little, 2015 | Pepper’s Craigieburn, Bowral, NSW | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
“Thank you Sonia for doing such a fantastic job with our makeup on my wedding day. From understanding my brief of achieving a natural, fresh look to your professionalism in timing to fit with our busy day – I couldn’t have asked for anything more. The bridesmaids looked gorgeous and both my mother and mother-in-law felt like a million dollars and received so many compliments!
My makeup remained flawless through the tears, dinner and of course dancing. I felt at once beautiful, but still very much myself. I look back on the photos and feel so lucky we had you doing the makeup on our special day!”
– Lucy Uther, 2015 | Fernbank Farm, Central Coast NSW
“Thank you so much again for your amazing work, kindness and general awesomeness both in the lead up to, and on our wedding day. Myself, the bridesmaids and my mum all felt just beautiful and walked down the aisle with glowing radiant skin, and confidence.
Firstly, I think the best thing about you is your personal touch. Right from making contact, to answering all of my questions promptly, being super helpful, to the trial, all of the excellent, personalised skin advice and tips in the lead up and then of course, your amazing work on the day.
We all spent the day bombarded with compliments on how beautiful we all looked, and specifically, how perfect and glowing our makeup was. In fact, on the way to the wedding, I looked at myself in the mirror in a weird mix of shock and awe and turned to my maid of honour saying “Oh my god, I look beautiful. My skin actually looks perfect. It’s amazing.” Trust me, this is definitely not something I would normally say about myself! If there was one thing I wanted to be perfect on the day, that was my makeup, and this was even better than I could have hoped for!
I also wanted to say how we all raved about how great you were at taking direction, meeting each of our wants and needs perfectly – it felt like you gave each of us a personal touch, as well as being such an inspiring, friendly, calm, positive, easy-going spirit on the day – you brought the good vibes :). You’re seriously a superstar!“
– Helen Cameron, 2015 | Centennial Park, Sydney | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“It’s not every day, or even every girl, that gets to have her best friend do her makeup on her wedding day. So it was all the more special to me having Sonia as my makeup artist, particularly when we live on the other side of the world from each other.
For any normal person, I would think it a big task to be both the matron-of-honour AND the hair and makeup artist at the same wedding, but not for Sonia – in my opinion, she’s superhuman! She was extremely well organised and planned everything from my pre-wedding beauty regime and providing makeup ideas to the beauty products she needed to bring for her arrival to London.
Sonia is an expert in makeup – you can see this from how well prepared, calm and friendly she is. Even if she wasn’t my best friend I know that she would have got along with all of the bridesmaids, made everyone feel comfortable and done an amazing job, and do it all with her infectious smile which puts you right at ease. She listened to my requests and made me feel, and look, like a princess. I wanted my makeup to be natural, with a gorgeous healthy glow, so that when my husband saw me coming down the aisle, I didn’t look like someone he couldn’t recognise!
Not everyone gets to have their best friend do their makeup, but Sonia has a way of making you feel so comfortable and happy, that it will feel like having your best friend right there with you, I promise!”
– Louise Henderson, 2015 | Botleys Mansion, Surrey, London | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“Quite aside from her bubbly and fun personality that puts you at ease from the moment you meet her – Sonia is, and I can not stress this enough – a PROFESSIONAL. As a classic “Type A” bride (that is, fussy!), I really appreciated that Sonia took the time to listen to my personal preferences, and was also impressed at how detailed and meticulous she was, taking notes on the products and makeup shades that I was happy with at the trial so that she could re-create the look EXACTLY on my wedding day.
With her skill and technique, I could literally feel the difference it made having her do a full face of makeup on my sensitive skin, as she uses high quality products and is extremely gentle in her application. The end look was precisely what I asked for – light, natural, and long lasting. My bridesmaids and I were all so happy with the final results.
THANK YOU Sonia for making the preparations leading up to the wedding such a breeze!“
– Adelle Ho, 2015 | Bendooley Estate, Southern Highlands NSW
“Sonia was an absolute delight and her work was incredible – I cannot recommend her highly enough. As someone who does not wear makeup often and wanting a more natural look I felt incredibly safe in Sonia’s hands and was absolutely delighted with my hair and makeup on my wedding day. Right from the trial, I felt that Sonia was extremely professional but absolutely personable and helped to make both the lead-up and the big day really personal.
Sonia was more than happy to help with any information or suggestions I needed (including honeymoon destination must-sees!) along the way. Her relaxed and calming presence on the day was really appreciated and made getting ready part of the celebration.
Thank you Sonia for helping to make this such a wonderful and special day!“
– Laura Kirby, 2015 | Merribee, Southern Highlands NSW | SEE MORE PHOTOS
Assisted by Amy of Sonia Allen Makeup
“Sonia, I can’t thank you enough for doing such a fabulous job with my wedding day makeup! You have such a calming and friendly manner, which really helped on the day.
I appreciate how organised you were with making a schedule for the day and liaising with my hair stylist. My makeup was so natural and beautiful, it stayed on the whole evening. All the girls looked so lovely on the day and you really understood what makeup style I wanted.
I look forward to getting my makeup done with you again soon.“
– Gretel van der Griend, 2015 | Park Hyatt, Sydney
“Sonia was not only so patient with me during our trials, she really listened to what I wanted and responded – I could not have been happier!
I am not a big makeup person and Sonia was able to artfully blend ‘special wedding makeup’ and ME, with my more natural style. The real testament was that Steve thought I looked my most beautiful self…but still his Angela. That. is. perfect.
Also, her organisation and calm, happy attitude on the day was perfect. Sonia worked with a schedule, gave my sister advice and more…provided Band-Aids when everyone else had forgotten! I cannot thank you enough for your contribution to my special day. You are a rockstar and a lovely lady!“
– Angela Koepp, 2015 | Woolwich, Sydney | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“I cannot thank Sonia enough for her amazing work on my bridal makeup. She made me feel relaxed at both the makeup trial and on the morning of the wedding despite me running late! Her rapport with the photographer was terrific and I would have no hesitation in recommending Sonia’s services to friends or family as I’m sure they would be as delighted with her work as I was.”
– Fiona Clelland, 2015 | Sydney Botanic Gardens
“Sonia is simply amazing. She is very organised, professional and her makeup is stunning. Sonia knew exactly what kind of look I wanted for the wedding and I was very happy with her work. She also did the makeup for my mother and my three bridesmaids which all of them loved. Sonia was fun to work with and made us feel very relaxed as she has a great personality and got us all ready in time.
Thank you for a perfect start to my wedding day!“
– Nele Jooste-Jacobs, 2015 | New Market Stable, Sydney
“From the very start of our interactions, Sonia impressed me with her thoroughness, patience, attention to detail – and above all, her friendly and positive attitude! For someone like me, a makeup novice, to end up wearing smokey eyes on her wedding day took a lot of hand holding and exploring and Sonia was full of good ideas and thoughts on how to experiment before the big day to make sure that I looked exactly the way I wanted to on my wedding day. And it was perfect – mostly natural, but with some drama going on with the eyes; just what I wanted!
As well as being fantastic with makeup, her presence on the day was exactly what was needed – she was cheerful and friendly despite the long hours and made sure everyone stayed positive too. I couldn’t have asked for more and would gladly recommend her to anyone looking for a fantastic makeup artist who has the added bonus of a positive attitude.”
– Divya Rajagopalan, 2015 | Queen Victoria Tea Rooms, Sydney
“I was so thrilled to have Sonia Allen working with us on my wedding day. The weeks leading up to the wedding she was on top of everything, super organised, and even arranged our hair stylist for us.
The morning of the big day we had lots of girls to get in and out and everything ran smoothly, we all had fun. Everyone looked beautiful, and even at 4am, after a full night of partying, my makeup was still perfect! Thanks again for everything.”
– Ariel Heller, 2015 | Blue Mountains, New South Wales
“I cannot thank Sonia enough for the work that she did on our wedding day. Her professionalism, attention to timing and natural talent contributed to making the day perfect.
Sonia was very patient with my indecisiveness in the lead up to the wedding, and was both prompt and extremely helpful with any questions that I had (and there were lots). She uses a beautiful range of luxury products in her kit and has a great approach to hygiene. Sonia’s extensive knowledge of makeup and skincare gave me great confidence that she’d do a fantastic job on myself and the bridal party on the day, an achievement considering how makeup obsessed I already am.
I would definitely recommend Sonia to friends and family that would like to use a makeup artist, as she made me a very happy camper for my wedding day. Thanks so much Sonia, you are truly amazing.“
– Lisa Marinic, 2015 | Strathfield, Sydney
“I just wanted to say just how special it was to have you as my makeup artist. I truly don’t have words to express just how lucky I felt to have you in the room that morning – not only because your makeup was absolutely STUNNING and resulted in SO many comments during the day, but also because your spirit and genuine joy at being there really set the mood for our special day.
The fact that I genuinely felt beautiful on my wedding day thanks to your amazing skills, really was something special.“
– Emma O’Neill, 2015 | Little Bay, Sydney
“I had two weddings (yes two!) so it was crucial for me to choose my make up artist diligently as I wanted to ensure I had two different looks, one more exotic and colourful for the Indian wedding and then for our Palm Beach wedding something more natural. I met Sonia at One Fine Day and she came across as really fun yet calm but mainly I was really wowed by her international experience, having come from London myself. I decided to book in a trial and never looked back since. She was a perfectionist whilst taking in all my likes and dislikes. I could tell that she wasn’t going to stop until I was happy and she very quickly found my style for me.
During both my weddings, Sonia was not only a friendly face to make you remember to relax but to also enjoy the day. She made me feel at ease, even though there was family and chaos around me. Once I opened my eyes, I dashed over to the mirror and gasped! Holy cow, she was right, I looked amazing!! I just was in awe of her work. I did a little happy dance and then right off to finish the look and get married! The whole day was spectacular and everyone commented on how I looked like a princess … well, that was all thanks to Sonia.
I cannot recommend Sonia highly enough, she is a true professional and new found friend. She will make you feel like a superstar on your wedding day, trust me (say’s the control freak)!“
Indian Ceremony: Lions Gate Lodge, Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Western Ceremony: Snappermans Beach Reserve and The Boat House, Palm Beach, Sydney
– Saarika Chotai, 2015 | Sydney Botanic Gardens & Palm Beach, Sydney | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“It was an absolute pleasure having Sonia do my makeup for myself and my wedding party. She is a genuinely kind and lovely person who listened very carefully to what everyone wanted and made everyone look amazing.
Sonia was really helpful in letting me know what sort of makeup would suit me, and the theme of my wedding. She offered suggestions and made me feel like a princess, I am so happy with how my makeup turned out.
Sonia is super easy to work with, easy to find time to meet and organise a trial with. She offered wonderful suggestions on skincare and even checked up on me during the lead up to the wedding.
My wedding day was not stressful at all and Sonia kept things under control with her knowledge of timing and organisation. I would highly recommend Sonia to anyone – she really is the greatest!“
– Belinda King, 2015 | Centennial Park, Sydney | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“Sonia was amazing on my wedding day! With all the usual wedding morning dramas and six women to do make up for, we actually finished a little earlier than planned, which really helped ease the stress on the day!
She listened to what I wanted in the trial and delivered exactly that, she was professional and friendly and really put us at ease on the day so that she was a joy to have around.
Having problem skin for years and being self conscious of it, she really made my skin look flawless on the day so I cannot praise her enough and would really highly recommend Sonia, love her!“
– Kalliopi Papoutsakis, 2015 | Mosman, Sydney
“I was very happy with Sonia’s work and it was a wonderful day.”
– Patricia Popiela, 2015 | Manly, Sydney
– Caroline Hill, 2015 | Centennial Park, Sydney
“Thank you so much for the beautiful work you did on our wedding. Sonia you really are such a talented makeup artist. Everyone looked stunning and I felt so incredibly beautiful on my wedding day.
Sonia was not only so amazing on the day, she was also so helpful in the lead up to the wedding. She is extremely organised and professional. After the makeup trial she gives you skincare tips so that your skin looks its best on the day.
The bridal party looked incredibly glamorous! We were all really happy with the way we looked. The day would not have been the same without Sonia.”
– Kira Marshall, 2015 | Point Piper, Sydney | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“Sonia is the absolute best in the makeup business and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
On my wedding day, I wanted to look natural and flawless, and Sonia delivered above and beyond my highest expectations. Sonia managed to enhance my best features and give me flawless skin, and yet I felt and looked as though I was wearing very little makeup.
My makeup, including my lip colour, lasted all day through humidity, rain and sunshine. Even my husband, who would rarely comment on such things, felt compelled to say how natural it looked.
Not only did Sonia provide exceptional service on my wedding day, in the months leading up to it, she provided support to tailor my beauty routine as well as, and importantly, taking on feedback from my trial to make sure I got exactly what I wanted.
My only regret is that I live in a different state to Sonia so I can’t have her do my makeup for other special occasions!”
– Connie Blefari, 2014 | Nepenthe Winery, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
“It’s hard to put into words how happy I was with my makeup on my wedding day, one of the most wonderful days of my life to date.
Sonia was so calm and professional on what was a very busy day (and very organised!). She is a true professional, yet so personable and wonderful to have around. She made me and my bridesmaids feel relaxed and confident.
I would absolutely recommend her for brides who want a thoughtful and talented makeup artist, who is responsive to suggestions, yet has a very clear vision and a keen eye for accentuating your best features. Sonia knows how to make a bride look beautiful and that is exactly how I felt on the day.
It was so lovely to have Sonia be a part of our day. We were all so impressed by her talent. I cannot thank her enough.”
– Corina Pantelos, 2014 | Centennial Park, Sydney | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“Thank you Sonia for making my wedding the day I always dreamed about. Sonia’s professionalism, organisation and exceptionally high standards were what first impressed me. It began with a pre-wedding questionnaire which ensured all my needs and details of the day were clearly communicated. From there, my pre-wedding trial was thorough and I felt my vision was listened to as.
I was also offered lots of great advice about what products to use coming up to the wedding to best look after my skin. On the wedding day, Sonia was set up and ready before I even stepped out of bed and her timing and organisation made us all feel at ease on the day.
Her products and tools were of the highest quality as was her careful and meticulous attention to hygiene. My makeup was natural, gorgeous and from the moment applied needed no touch ups throughout the whole night except for a little lippy! I could not have been more impressed. One very happy bride!!”
– Erinne Kuranty, 2014 | Newcastle, New South Wales | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“I had an amazing time with Sonia on our wedding day and couldn’t have been happier with her work. We didn’t have time for a trial beforehand but I trusted her completely and I wasn’t disappointed. My bridesmaids and I all looked very natural and our makeup complemented our individual looks.
Sonia was very professional, used amazing products and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her. She definitely made you feel at ease on what can be a very nerve racking day!”
– Hilary Hayton, 2013 | Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“Thank you so much for your amazing work on our make up for the wedding. I absolutely loved it, as did my bridesmaid and mum with their make up. I received many compliments from guests but most importantly my husband Charlie who loved it because I still looked like me.
My make up was flawless and without looking or feeling too done up. The natural look you gave me was exactly what I was hoping to achieve and looked great in photos. You are a true professional and brilliant at what you do. Your friendly and calming influence helped to keep us all very relaxed on the day where we could just enjoy the process of getting ready.
I cannot recommend you highly enough. Thanks again for helping make my wedding day so special.”
– Sarah Aust, 2013 | Longview Winery, Adelaide Hills, South Australia | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“Sonia is a truly wonderful and talented makeup artist. She was a true professional, totally reliable and always there when needed. She brought a calm and serene assurance to the whole wedding process and especially so on the day itself, which was so important for me.
My husband to be loved my trial makeup and from then on I was completely happy, relaxed and confident with Sonia’s skill in her art. She is to be thanked for helping me look the radiant bride that everyone said I was. I cannot recommend Sonia highly enough.”
– Annerlie Gardner-Brown, 2013 | Chelsea, London, England | SEE MORE PHOTOS
“It was such a pleasure to work with Sonia for my wedding. She was so knowledgeable, talented and friendly. Sonia was the ultimate professional the whole way through, from the trial to the day. She got back to me straight away with any questions I had in the months leading up to the day (which were numerous!). She also recommended some wonderful products which I still use now.
On the day itself, Sonia was so organised and brought everything she needed with her. Most importantly, she made me feel beautiful! I will definitely be recommending her to all of my friends!”
– Catherine Earnshaw, 2012 | Chelsea, London, England | SEE MORE PHOTOS
Paula McManus Photography
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for the amazing job you did for my wedding. I could not have asked for a more professional and talented make up artist. You put me right at ease at the make up trial and understood exactly what I wanted for my wedding day. I had many comments at how lovely my make up was on the day and it photographed so beautifully.
You are dedicated and a true professional and this is evident through the fantastic work you do. I would have no hesitation in recommending you. Thank you again.”
– Cristina Blefari, 2012 | Stonyfell Winery, Adelaide, South Australia