Naturally Beautiful Wedding Hair + Makeup. Chelmsford. Essex. East London.


So, you’re tying the knot?


Congratulations and welcome to KNOT YOUR AVERAGE BRIDE, I'm Zoe, the creative director, and I'm super pleased you've stopped by..


 Effortless + beautiful - anything that’s too ‘overdone’ = 'Knot Your Average Bride'


Basically we want our clients to feel like themselves but on a really REALLY good day.


We love TEXTURED hair, GLOWING skin and enhancing features rather than hiding them under layers of unnecessary makeup.

Having a background in FASHION (darrrrling!) working with the likes of Topshop, All Saints and Ted Baker means that creating naturally beautiful Hair + Makeup is our first language and we wanted to fuse these skills together so that we could create something that’s wearable for the MODERN DAY Bride.

 Our ethos is about keeping everything ‘REAL’ not only with your Hair + Makeup but also with the way we communicate.

Hi, I'm Zoe.

 So expect a professional but super friendly service on your Wedding day and if you have ANY questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

 We’re excited to share this experience with you!

 P.S If you want to see some of our previous Brides, you can simply click on the 'REAL BRIDE' tab above or find us at @knotyouraveragebride.

raving Reviews

“Before I go into detail about how me and my bridesmaids looked on the day, I just wanted to personally thank Zoe. Whilst she is so so professional, it also felt as if we had a friend there on the day who just slotted in with all of my bride squad. She also went above and beyond and was willing to help with any extras! Now onto how we looked, my husbands first words were to me that he had never seen my make up look so perfect and he usually hates when I get it professionally done. It stayed on all day and even though my veil got stepped on about a 1000 times my hair was still perfect by the end of the night. My bridesmaids all had quite different styles but Zoe made them feel totally comfortable so that they could ask for tweaks if they wanted. Zoe, I can’t thank you enough for making the trip to Ibiza and making our day even more special! Vicky Xxx”

Date: May 2019

Location: IBIZA

“Zoe did my hair and make up (+ 2 bridesmaids!) for my wedding this May 2019. Please don't think twice about booking Zoe, she is so incredibly talented and made sure I looked like the most natural and best version of myself on my wedding day. Zoe was also really understanding of any skin issues (for me eczema!) that I had and worked with me to make sure I felt super comfortable throughout. Through gale force winds and constant rain showers my hair and make up stayed in place all day and I cannot thank her enough! She really is a wonderful human being! Sophie X”

Date: May 2019

Location: Creeksea Barn Place, Burnham

"My wife and I booked Zoe for our wedding for both our hair and makeup and hair for our bridesmaids. We were both a bit nervous about having our make-up done as we both don't wear any day-to-day. However from the first message Zoe put as both right at ease and instantly reaffirmed that we had made the right choice. We had so much fun on our trial and the planning process that followed was so easy - this woman is organised. Zoe understood exactly what we both wanted, and on the day her work far exceeded our expectations. She made us look and feel amazing (and natural)!

It is also worth saying that we sprung the small matter of not wanting to see each other on the wedding morning on Zoe only a few days before the wedding. This meant not only having to do two brides at the same time, but also running between two separate hotel rooms! As a true testament to Zoe's professionalism she made it happen without any issue, you can't ask or wish for more than that.

We would not hesitate to recommend Knot Your Average Bride. Zoe is simply the best at what she does and one of the nicest, funnest people we have had the pleasure meeting. Thank you Zoe, love Vicky & Jade xxx"

Date: September 18

Location: Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

"Zoe is AWESOME! From our very first email exchange to my wedding day, she was absolutely wonderful to work with - talented, professional, responsive, fun and easy-going! My wedding was in Tuscany and I personally flew Zoe to Italy in order for her to do my bridal hair and make-up. I couldn’t have been happier with the results, and I know everyone else (she also did the rest of my bridal party) was equally satisfied. My makeup and hair was completely flawless and I felt like the absolute best version of myself. It's such a personal choice and Zoe listens and customises everything you want. Future brides - remember to still be you on your wedding day, Zoe just makes you look even more beautiful!"

Mrs Grace Pettifer

Date: September 18

Location: Tuscany, Italy

"Wow. Zoe is insanely talented, calm, professional and also extremely funny. She was an integral part of our day - I cannot reccomend her highly enough. Get married just to be able to use Zoe. Total legend x"

Pru xXx

Date: April 18

Location: East London.

"Zoe made my experience of being a bride so special as she is so much more than a hair and makeup artist. I don’t think anyone should under estimate how pivotal this role is to your wedding preparation and special day. Zoe not only made me feel the most beautiful bride, she effortlessly made my family (including my restless Dad) and bridesmaids feel at ease and relaxed.
Thank you so much for your professional but personal service that made me feel at ease. I couldn’t recommend Zoe’s service enough. Thank you Zoe. Love Lucy Mills"

Date: September 18

Location: Maidens Barn, Essex.

Zoe was absolutely superb. She was very professional and it was obvious she knew her job very well. Her very happy and fun personality made the whole process so enjoyable. As nerves run high on wedding days she made everyone feel calm and relaxed. Her timing was fantastic. The makeup application itself was amazing and she tailored everyones visions of what they wanted their make up to be. In fact I had two hair artists due to the number of bridesmaids and everyone commented on Zoe's hair styles. 
Mrs Zoe Rawlings-Brown

Location: Essex

I booked Zoe because her reputation proceeded her. I had photographed models wearing makeup she had applied and I literally hadn't seen someone do it as well as her. There was only one makeup artist I’d book, and it was Zoe! She somehow manages to achieve a flawless finish without cake-ing the makeup on leaving myself and my bridesmaids feeling absolutely gorgeous. She listened to what I wanted and gave me some great skincare advice to practice during the lead-up to the day. She's also a lot of fun to have around and definitely had a way of making everyone feel relaxed on a day where nerves are high. I'd recommend Zoe to anyone! 
Mrs Jessica Lyduch

Location: Oxfordshire, UK

"On my wedding day I felt amazing, I chose airbrush make up, which made me look great in pictures but was so light and comfortable to wear and lasted all day. We went for a natural but glam look, which really worked well. Zoe works with what suits you, so you just feel like yourself on this special day but have much better applied make up than usual which is important when all eyes are on you and constantly having pictures taken. Zoe was a delight to have around while getting ready and was great at putting my Mum at ease who was worried as she had some scaring. 
Zoe made my bridesmaids, Mum and I look fantastic, Thank You!!"

Mrs Laura Loveday

Location: Essex

Zoe created a style which was elegant yet wearable, relaxed yet feminine. She spent the time to discuss and find out my own personality so that she could reflect this in both my make-up and hair. She was helpful with skincare advice prior to the wedding. She made both bridesmaids hair look beautiful with braids and curls. My Make-Up stayed on throughout the day and evening without being heavy and My Hair was in a romantic bohemian up-do into the early hours. 
Mrs Jennifer Kempin

Location: Essex

Zoe is an amazing person and a brilliant make-up artist. She was such a relaxing presence on the day, listened to me very carefully when we did the trial, and I couldn't have been happier with my hair and make-up on the day. She also recommended products to me in the run-up to the day to improve my skin (which worked amazingly) and in general was lovely to work with. 
Ms Emilie Ferguson

Location: Essex

Zoe has a wonderful sense of humour, which is exactly what you want when very nervous on the morning of the wedding. I picked Zoe because she is calm, funny and was amazing at making me look like a beautiful bride! Zoe was absolutely fantastic from start to end. She gave me great advice on my skin care before the day, as I tend to get spots. She was great at communicating and was always so kind (even with my many emails). She is also wonderful at applying make up - she listened to what I wanted and did that and recommended ideas too, which was amazing! Me and my (6) bridesmaids were so pleased with the results! 
Mrs Megan Conway (Wiffen)

Location: Londoin

I loved Zoe and so did bridal party, she has a relaxing ora about her. She started at 7am through to 2pm and was bubbly and looked refreshed. She calmed my nerves down by talking to me about her personal experience of being a bride. I really felt like she made my morning great and after the wedding my family and bridesmaid were talking about Zoe. Saying how great she was and funny and done amazing job at their makeup that stayed on all day. Zoe is very patient and pleasant. 
Mrs Dionne Hawkins

Zoe is simply lovely to spend time with. Funny, and very generous with her tricks of the trade, my mum, my maid of honour and I all learned something from the time we spent with her, and we felt completley comfortable in her care on the big day. Zoe combines a very high level of skill and professionalism with a personality that puts all generations at ease. She truly listens to what customers want, offers suggestions without imposing her own vision and is not satisfied until you are. She mas meticulously organised on the day and was in control at all times, which enabled our wedding party to relax and enjoy the experience. The finished results were perfect, and lasted throughout the day (and night). 
Mrs Kata Fazzini (nee Cserep)

The moment I met Zoe I knew I as going to be in good hands. Zoe was a joy to have around on the morning of my wedding day. Not only did she have my hair and makeup, my mother's and 3 bridesmaids she also helped out with my friends too. Zoe has the ability to strike perfect balance between being a calming & relaxed yet professional. Zoe understood completely the look I wanted to achieve and created the perfect hair/makeup to complement my dress I really cannot recommend her highly enough. 
Mrs Jodi Gilmour (Cullen)

Zoe was amazing to deal with from start to finish, she made me feel completely at ease at my trial and again on my wedding day. Actually, she was amazing on the day. Not only did she make me and my bridesmaids look and feel a million dollars, she is the person you want with you on the day when you are at your most nervous. When Zoe could see the nerves were starting to creep in, she gave me an amazing technique on how to keep myself cool and collected. Would hesitate and have recommended! 
Mrs Hayley Clarke

Zoe was fantastic from start to finish. She was always very professional but very friendly and able to put me at ease the whole way through. She did a wonderful job on the day. She listened to what I wanted and executed it with perfection. She gave me the natural finish with healthy glow I was after and the make up lasted the whole day. I had lots of compliments from people on tbe day. I will definitely use Zoe again and would recommend her to others. 
Mrs Clare loan (Fisher)

Zoe did a fantastic job, I have never felt or looked so good. Her personality is infectious and her skills and experience first class. The morning of a wedding is such an intimate time when you only want your nearest and dearest with you however I loved having Zoe around, she was professional, discreet and great fun. I was an older bride yet she took it in her stride and the result was perfect. 
Mrs Lisa Lewis (Pond)

Zoe did wedding day hair & make up for myself, mum and 3 bridesmaids and was an absolute star! Zoe really understood the look we wanted and we loved the finished result. Zoe is a really lovely, funny person and made getting ready really fun and lighthearted. Our hair and make-up lasted all day and looked fantastic. Would 100% recommend! 
Mrs Laura Cheetham (Matheson)

Zoe was great in giving me good ideas for hair and makeup, but also let me have the freedom to choose what I wanted and working with that to achieve the look I was going for. She was great at advising me at what would work well with my skin colour and incredibly thick hair! She tried several different styles in the trial and sent me pictures so I could make my mind up over time before the big day.On the day she made sure to check regularly that I was happy with her work. She made me feel amazing 
Mrs Sarah Marke (Naulls)

Zoe was recommended by a friend, and when I looked at her portfolio i was incredibly impressed with her amazing experience in the industry. I was always a bit apprehensive about looking too 'made-up' on my wedding day, as that isn't my style, but Zoe's clear skill at creating natural looks drew me to choose her as my make up (and hair) artist. Zoe fully explained all the prices and options upfront, suggested some lovely ideas for both me and my bridesmaids, answered questions promptly via email and met me in person to discuss the plan for the day and have a full consultation. I also had a trial, in which we had the chance to play around with ideas, in the end I went for a natural look as per my usual style. I am quite conscious of my bad skin but Zoe worked wonders with natural coverage so I felt really confident on the day. 
Mrs Caroline Lewis (Flavill)