Bridal Testimonials

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Lara Hotz Photography

Miss Sonia, I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful job you did on my wedding day. Not only did you make me feel like the most beautiful women ever, but you laughed and joked along with all our silliness. Cannot recommend you highly enough.

– Hannah Roache, 2017 | Centennial Park, Sydney

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Lara Milenko Photography

“Sonia was my makeup artist for myself and my bridesmaids for our wedding day in Jan 2017. She was a dream to work with and knew instinctively what I was looking for. I would highly recommend her for bridal makeup!”

– Christina Larkin, 2017 | Gunners Barracks, Mosman, Sydney NSW | SEE MORE PHOTOS

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Studio Something Photography

“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

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Nadine Saacks Photography

“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

Assisted by Kim and Alex of Sonia Allen Makeup

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Emma Sharkey Photography

“Sonia was fantastic to work with from the very beginning. She really took the time to understand the theme of our wedding and during our make-up trials, offered a number of make-up suggestions that would suit the style of the dress, hair and theme of the day.

On the morning of the wedding, Sonia was well organised. Setting up her “makeup station” in advance to ensure there were no delays. And, that morning there was never a moment that I felt stressed – Sonia worked professionally and timely to ensure the bridal party were ready.

Our make up was weightless and natural – exactly what I wanted. I was still able to look like me on my wedding day, yet with an inner confidence and glow, that only good make-up and technique can achieve.  And the best thing was – I didn’t need a touch up. Maybe a bit of lippy and gloss, but that’s standard after sneaking a glass of celebratory champagne and nibbles between ceremony and reception.

Thank you Sonia for your professionalism, technique and warm approach.”

– Haley Welch, 2017 | Kingsbrook Estate, Currency Creek, McLaren Vale, South Australia | SEE MORE PHOTOS

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Creek Street Photography

“Thank you again for not only the incredible job you both did with the make up, but the wonderful energy you brought to the trial and on the day. You made it enjoyable, calm and fun. It was a wonderful start to such a special day.”

– Sophie Cooper, 2017 | Sergeants Mess, Mosman, Sydney | SEE MORE PHOTOS

Assisted by Amy of Sonia Allen Makeup

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Image Couture Photography

“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

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Jessica Rae Photography

– Sarah Isaacson, 2017 | Merribee, Kangaroo Valley

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Aex Marks Photography

Sonia was an absolute dream to work with on our wedding day. She was unbelievably professional but also immensely talented. Mine and all FIVE of my bridesmaids makeup were exactly on point! Sonia is absolutely incredible and I cannot recommend her enough.

– Erin ​Fowler, 2017 | Gunners Barracks, Mosman​,​ Sydney

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Kieran Moore Photography

“My experience with Sonia’s team was exceptional from start to finish. Communication in the lead up was flawless, and the amazingly talented Kim did a fantastic job on myself and my five bridesmaids on the day. Not only is Kim exceptionally talented, she also has a beautiful calming and warm nature which is exactly what you need when your belly is full of butterflies! I couldn’t recommend Sonia’s team enough!”

– Aoife Boothroyd, 2017 | Deckhouse, Woolwich, Sydney

Makeup by Kim of Sonia Allen Makeup

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Dan O’Day Photography

I had a great experience having Sonia for my bridal makeup!

I’m not the most organised person, and I felt she was excellent at keeping things on track to ensure that everything would go to plan for my bridal party. Having an interstate wedding, it was really lovely knowing that she would be reliable and help me to put my best face forward (literally)!

Sonia was very accommodating, especially with me being indecisive. It was wonderful to be able to try a different style/product and to feel comfortable in communicating if something was or wasn’t working for me personally. I had a splendid day and Sonia had a big part to play in helping me feel courageous, ready to walk that aisle! Thanks again Sonia.”

– Ingrid Van der Griend, 2017 | Kuitpo Forest & Coriole Vineyards, McLaren Vale, South Australia

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Jonathan David Photography

– Kerry Shields, 2017 | Luna Park, Sydney

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Shirin Town Photography

“We had such a great wedding day! Thank you Sonia for being a big part of that.
From the first call to check availability through to my trial, prep and the big day I knew I was always in the best of hands. A massive thanks again for keeping me calm throughout the morning and making me look and feel beautiful. My mum is normally a big pain in the butt about being made a fuss over and even she was beaming. Absolutely LOVED her work!! I cannot recommend Sonia enough!”

– Sandra Beerenbrock, 2017 | Bendooley Estate, Bowral, Southern Highlands NSW

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The Robertsons Photography

– Melrose Xiam, 2017 | Newcastle, NSW

Makeup by Alex of Sonia Allen Makeup

 

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Victor Caringal Photography

– Rosie Henshaw, 2017 | Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

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Edwina Robertson Photography

“Sonia is a one of a kind superstar! I can’t say enough great things about her and the experience she provided us with on my wedding day. Sonia is not only extremely talented, professional and organised, but more importantly she is warm, calm and very attentive to the look and feel we were after. Sonia really took the time to make our day feel special and ensured we were all 100 percent thrilled with her work. I would highly recommend her to all!”

– Victoria Cotter, 2016 | Wallalong Estate, Hunter Valley NSW | SEE MORE PHOTOS

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Weddings by Tim Photography

“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

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Daniel Griffiths Photography

– Kayla Stanton, 2016 | Seclusions, Blue Mountains, NSW

Makeup by Sarina of Sonia Allen Makeup

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Sarkodie Photography

– Deniz Durmush, 2016 | Taronga Zoo, Sydney  |  SEE MORE PHOTOS

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John Benavente Photography


The White Tree Videography

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

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Sarkodie Photography

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

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Diego Arango Photography

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

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Mint Photography


Hello Sweetheart Videography

“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

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Girl in the White Dress Photography

– Fay Liu, 2016 | Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant, Gladesville, Sydney

Makeup by Alex of Sonia Allen Makeup

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Girl in the White Dress Photography

“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

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Michelle Dellis Photography

– Joy Tarasenko, 2016 | Mt Annan Botanical Gardens, Sydney | SEE MORE PHOTOS

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Robert Meredith Photography

– Nalini Rozario, 2016 | Ripples, Chowder Bay, Sydney

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Phao Photography

“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

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Tracy Beveridge Photography


Tracy Beveridge Productions

“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 

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Hello Sweetheart Photography


“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

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Artof2 Wedding Photography

– Kay Walker, 2016 | Camden Park House  | SEE MORE PHOTOS

Makeup by Alex of Sonia Allen Makeup

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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

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Anna Turner Photography

“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

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Kevin Lue Photography

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

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Stuck in a moment Photography

“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

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Dan O’Day Photography

“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

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Reel Imagination Photography

– Alexandra Walker, 2016 | Art Gallery of NSW | SEE MORE PHOTOS

Makeup by Alex of Sonia Allen Makeup

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Andy Green Photography

“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

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Rachel Elizabeth Photography

“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

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James Thompson Photography


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

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T-One Image Photography

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

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Nattnee Photography

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

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Tony Potts Photography

“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

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All Grown Up Weddings Photography

“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

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The Bow Wedding Photography

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

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Tim Williams Photography

“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

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Inlighten Photography


D’nM Wedding Films Videography

“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

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Milton Gan Photography

“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

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Dean Snushall Photography

“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

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Luke Greaves Photography

“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

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“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

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Tom Psomotragos Photography

“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

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