Please read through the testimonials Mariessa has received to find out what her clients feel about the hair and makeup she has achieved for them.




Hi Mariessa,

I just want to say a big thank you for doing the makeup for my wedding!

I like my makeup a certin way, so I’m not used to other people doing it, but you completly blew me away at the trial with the finished look, which put me completly at ease. You listened to what I wanted exactly, and I highly recommened you!

My girls all loved their makeup as well, and we had many the compliments on the day.

I also want to thank the hair stylist, Georgie, for doing a wonderful job with our hair!

We were all so happy with the finished look of it all, and I want to thank you for being part of our big day.

Many thanks to Mariessa and her team, Cassandra Rolls



Hi Mariessa

Thank you for helping to make my wedding day amazing! The bridesmaids tans and makeup looked fantastic and my mum’s makeup was simply stunning. Also a special thanks for keeping me calm on the day and giving me a great piece of advice; “You can’t cry because you will ruin your makeup!”

I absolutely loved my makeup and it stayed perfect all day. Everyone commented on how amazing my eye makeup was – especially the lash extensions and it was great that they stayed on for the first few days of my honeymoon.

I will continue to recommend you to everyone I know and cant wait to have another event on so that I can have my makeup done again.

Thanks again Mariessa!



Mariessa, thank you so very much for making me, my bridesmaids and my mum look fabulous on my big day. You were truly amazing right from the very start. I knew you were going to be brilliant from the trials I had with you and sure enough you were that and even more on the day! You and your team were the best, and gave us a very stress-free morning while having a few laughs. Your talent is obvious and you were able to achieve the look I wanted, smoky dramatic eyes but natural… I had so many comments. I was very impressed with your work and your professionalism and would definitely recommend you to all of my friends and family. Thanks again for making the whole experience so enjoyable! :D – Pauline Cockroft

Take care,




Hi Mariessa

I was honestly completely blown away by the makeup on the day. It exceeded my expectations and completed my day.
I really felt that my makeup looked like me, but the most beautiful me. I know that is what you strive to achieve and you could not have done a more wonderful job. I felt you expertly knew what I was loking for and wanted after our trial and were able to deliver that perfectly and I am so grateful for your wonderful work on the day.

Thanks so much again for everything Mariessa and its been an absolute pleasure working with you – I will absolutely be highly recommending you to everyone I know and calling you next time I need expert makeup applied.

Kind regards




Hey Mariessa,

I was referred to Mariessa by one of my bridesmaids, and after the first trial I knew there was no other way to go than with Mariessa! Our wedding was in Hanmer and Mariessa was more than happy to travel up for it. On the day the weather was less than impressive, but one of the first things Mariessa said to me, was that my photos would be amazing and rain was good luck! With any nerves I had put at ease, we were straight into the makeup, and I couldn’t have wished for anything better! Myself, two bridesmaids, Mum, Sister and flowergirl were stunned by the amazing job Mariessa and her assistant Melissa did. I had sent through a few photos of what i was after, and what I got from Mariessa was a mirror image! I had so many compliments from our friends and family, and even a staff member at the venue asked who my makeup was done by! Apart from doing a beautiful job, Mariessa was super professional, so easy to work with, and fun! There were lots of laughs! I honestly could not have asked or hoped for anything more! Mariessa you are an absolute doll, and beautiful person inside and out, and such talented professional, and I can’t stress enough how perfect it was having you there, as part of my day!

Thank you once again for everything, and I wil continue to recommend you wherever I can!

Claire Langrope X




Hi Mariessa

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the hair and makeup you did for my recent wedding.The attention to detail, your strive for perfection and calming presence meant that the I started the best day of my life, the way I intended it to carry on. My bridesmaids,mother and myself all looked amazing – and everyone commented on how great we looked. My makeup lasted all day and

I couldnt have been happier with the way everything turned out.

Once again, thanks so much for all you did.

Kind regards

Katherine Mitchell (nee Columbus)




Mariessa did such an awesome job with my make up ! Her & her assistant were on schedule the whole morning & were truely amazing & talented people to have. I felt so beautiful and so did my bridesmaids & Mum. TOTALLY recommend her & her amazing team. Mariessa’s spray tan was the BEST I have ever had, so natural looking & I had so many compliments on my wedding day about everything – the hair, make-up & spray tan, all thanks to Mariessa and her wonderful team.

Melissa Rothman




Mariessa –

For every bride, looking and feeling the most amazing version of yourself on your big day is one of the most important aspects. My experience having you as our makeup artist was just wonderful. Right from my initial consulultation with you, you allowed me to discuss what look I was wanting and from that created pure perfection. I remember looking in the mirror after you had finished in awe of how you had done such an amazing job.

On the morning of our wedding day you were punctual, prepared and seemed as excited to be there sharing in this day as we were. You clearly have a passion for what you do which is so refreshing to see. You took your time with each of us ensuring perfection before we walked out the door. And not only that but our makeup stayed on all day, as flawless and light as it had felt in the morning. I will now never use another makeup artist – and I would not hesitate in recommending your services to anyone. Even our spraytans were perfect, a beautiful natural colour and no splotchy areas. Mariessa you were a big part of our day and I couldn’t thank you enough.

Thanks again, Rachaelle Stidder




Dear Mariessa,

I can not even begin to thank you enough for all you did to make my special day perfect! From the first time I met you at my make up trial, I knew you were going to be amazing to work with. Your warm, friendly, bubbly personality is such an asset to you and your knowledge, skill and professionalism is outstanding. I felt so beautiful after my make up trial and the colours you suggested were stunning, however I decided I would prefer the overall look to be slightly more natural (yet still dramatic) for my big day. You listened to everything I wanted while offering me your professional advice, and you created a look that well exceeded my expectations. I had so much fun through the entire process with you, whether I was coming to you for make up trials, spray tans, eyebrow shaping or just general girly wedding advice!!

On the morning of my big day I can honestly say I felt a calmness when you walked through my front door, as I knew I was in such good hands. I could not be happier with my bridesmaids and Mums make up, they all looked and felt exquisite. And as for me…what can I say. You made me feel like I was the most beautiful girl in the world and when I walked down the isle and saw the look on my Hubby’s face, I truely felt like a million dollars. The contiuous comments I received about my make up from family and friends was such a compliment to you.

I wish you and your family all the best. You are an incredible person and I know my wedding day would not have been the same without you being a part of it. I am already recommending you to anyone and everyone!! I certainly look forward to working with you again in the near future.

Lots of Love and Thanks

Krystal Khat, 26 Feb 2011




Thank you so much for the wonderful make up you did for our wedding. It was AMAZING! The whole day it did not shift even though it was 28 degrees!! It even looked good at 1.30 in the morning!

Living in the UK while trying to organise a wedding in New Zealand was very difficult but arranging my makeup was made easy by you. You always emailed back promptly answering the million and one questions I had and you were extremely helpful.

On the day, so many people commented on how good my makeup looked and I still have friends who have seen my photos on facebook asking me who did it.

I am glad you were a part of our special day!! I will be recommending you to everyone I know, not just for wedding makeup.

If you are living overseas and looking to get married in Christchurch, Mariessa is a person you can trust if you don’t have time to get a trial!! She is extremely reliable, friendly and does a superb job!

Thank you so much again! It was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Kind regards, Ruth