30 Second Supplier Spotlight // Diane from EMPIRE ARTISTRIES

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30 Seconds with Diane from Empire Artistries

What’s your name? Diane Grover

What's your Business name? Empire Artistries Hair & Makeup

Your Nickname? Di, Disey, Diz/Dizzy as my dad calls me.

What do you do? Make brides feel more beautiful than they ever have before with fabulous hair and makeup!

How long have you been doing it? Yikes! Hair for 23 years, Makeup for 13 years and running my own business for 10 years.

If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing? A cake maker, a florist or interior designer; something creative.

Best part of your job? Watching the brides body language and posture change, knowing that they look and feel amazing as their moment arrives.

What are you binge watching at the moment? I’m normally a true crime fan but I’m bingeing on “how to get away with murder” at the moment.

How do you have your coffee? Strong and white, no sugar, full cream milk.

Favourite beverage? Water, followed closely by wine!

Favourite part of a wedding? When the groom sees him bride for the first and tears up. I imagine everything else falls away in that moment.

What do you love most about weddings in Port Stephens? Being close to the water always comes with a chilled vibe amongst the bridal party.

Why do you love working with A Beautiful Occasion? They do the best floral arrangements to compliment our hair styles.

You’re on a deserted island and you’re allowed to take three things, what are they and why?

  1. My husband, because he’d make it fun.

  2. A full brimmed hat because the makeup artist in me would be freaking out about sun damaged skin.

  3. A boat so I can leave once I’ve had my fill of desert island life.

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