Today is my wife and my 4th anniversary - we had a ceremony on a sailboat in Isla Mujeres 4 years ago.
You did my hair and makeup.
I want you to know that I think often about how grateful I am to you. You made me look beautiful and you made me feel beautiful. I’m want you to know what a huge impact you had on us and our ceremony. I thought I was just getting my hair done, but by the end of the day you had made everything so much better. I’m not sure if you remember, but you arranged a taxi for us and arranged for dinner after the ceremony - we had the most beautiful table overlooking the water.
My words aren’t doing it justice, but every time I look at pictures from that day, I am filled with an enormous amount of gratitude towards you.
I hope you know what a special and great person you are and I hope you know that you make a difference in people’s lives.
We were so lucky to have met you that day.
You will never be forgotten by us, and I’ll probably send you more ridiculous e-mails as the years go on!!
THANK YOU. I have never felt so beautiful in my life.
Genese and Pat May 4th 2015
I just wanted to thank you again for everything you did for me on Saturday! You are so talented, so sweet, FUNNY and gorgeous in your own right! I wish you lived here in NYC!!! If you are every here please call me. Let's definitely keep in touch.
I couldn't have asked for anything more. You exceeded my expectations, and made the day so special. Thank you so much for being a part of our day.
Bridgette April 25th 2015
My experience was incredible. Not only was the hair and make-up perfect and it showed in the pictures, but also I had friends telling me the make-up wasn’t too much even though it felt like it to me b/c I’m not used to wearing much. Anne-Marie has an incredible style - confident, but not arrogant. She listened to my concerns aznd didn’t try to dismiss them and she was 100% right about doing the dry run the day before...it got me away from the craziness of wedding stuff and the best I felt that day was when I lay back to have my hair washed and scalp massaged. Truly heavenly...and yes the laying back was unique with the view of the ocean right at my fingertips. I might have even fallen asleep. The email communication ahead of time was fantastic, timely, and very informative. I also appreciated having the skype call and the information for the bridesmaids also helpful. It was also great that Anne-Marie told me that if I needed her to be the bad guy and shoo people away on the day of the wedding while getting ready, she would help with that. She not only served as my make-up and hair artist (and she’s truly an artist with her crazy make-up cart and collection J), but as my samity and someone i felt very good talking with and relying on.
Would you recommend us to others looking for bridal hair and make-up servies? 100% WITHOUT A DOUBT!!!
~Jugna Shah, April 5, 2014
Anne Marie ~ Thank you so much for making my wedding so very special. I absolutely loved my hair and makeup. You are so very talented and from the moment you walked in the door I knew I was in good hands. You captured exactly what I wanted for my wedding day. I know it was hectic in my room that day and looking back I wish it was just you and me and my sister so I could have actually relaxed. Thank you so much for staying to help with dress and for remembering my veil. I truly wished I wasn't rushed so I could have enjoyed seeing myself all ready! I wanted to share some pictures with you that the photographer took in case you wanted to use any of them. I was extremely disappointed with the photographers photos but thats another story. If you wouldnt mind sharing the ones you took with your phone I would love that! Also, I can probably share all the photos with you through the photo stream on your iphone. Let me know if you are interested. Thank you so much for everything and if you ever need to use me as a reference please do. I know I will be back to the Playa Mujeres and I have a feeling I will see you again in the future!
~ Jessica Meakim, January 25, 2014
Anne Marie was was recommended to me, amongst other vendors, by the wedding coordinator at the Privilege Aluxes. Anne Marie's style struck me right away, and I knew she was the one I needed to work with. I worked closely with The Mail Coordinator up until the day of the wedding to handle timelines, answer questions, and get ready for the big day. The Mail Coordinator assistant, was easily accessible by email and always responded in a timely fashion-this was super important to me, being in the united states and having a very busy work schedule. At the hair and makeup trial, Anne Marie was a delight. She was accommodating, professional, and friendly. I felt very comfortable with her from the start. Not only did Anne Marie deal with difficult personalities in stride on the big day, but she also stepped outside of her "role" as hair and makeup guru by helping to communicate with hotel staff in order to provide the best experience possible (her Spanish is leaps and bounds better than my own). She was so easy to get along with, it seemed as though she was actually a friend/wedding guest who doubled as a make up artist. Her staff was also great, and kid-friendly! My flower girl was floored by her hair, and Anne Marie even added a little sparkly make up to make the ten year old feel like one of the ladies. Her style and personality were so great, it really felt as though we were at a pampering party! She could sense when I was stressed and cracked jokes, ordered Champagne, and turned up the music to make the atmosphere more relaxing. Everyone she worked on looked beautiful, and was very happy with both their hair and makeup. I would recommend make me beautiful bride for any bride looking for a hair stylist and make up artist, especially one in the US having a destination wedding. She was honest and was more about what was right for the bride and the day, and I never felt like I was being pressured to do something I didn't want to do, or pay for something I didn't need to pay for. I love Anne Marie!
~ Michelle Napuli July 19, 2013
Anne Marie and Make Me Beautiful Bride exceeded expectations at every turn. The set up process and use of technology to communicate from another country set my mind at ease when preparing for my destination wedding. Anne Marie did a trial hair day for me, and then my wedding day hair as well. She took care to listen to what I wanted, see the vision, and make suggestions based on her expertise in different hair types but also how my hair would react to the island weather. Not only did she create a masterpiece in terms of the final hair-do, but it stayed all day and looked just as good 8 hours later which is a miracle in itself! :-) I would highly recommend her services to anyone!
~ Melanie Sinclair May 31, 2013
Anne Marie is so easy to work with. She will make sure that you don't only look beautiful but you feel beautiful as well.
I found Anne Marie through my wedding planner, and once I saw Anne's website I knew she is the one.
I highly recommend her services, if you want look great, feel natural and don't stress out on you wedding day - hire Anne Marie Cote!!!!
~ Agnieszka Lachuev May 25, 2013
It was wonderful to have Anne Marie as my hair and makeup artist the day of my wedding, She helped to make me look and feel like the most amazing and beautiful bride ever. She listened to what I wanted and made excellent suggestions. I felt like I was working with a trusted friend. Her skill and talent are exceptional. I wish I had her with me every day of the week. I would fly her in if I could. She and her assistant Vicky were an absolute pleasure to work with.
~ Amy Feingold April 27, 2013
In addition to being very professional and experienced, Anne Marie is an extremely warm person. She was a much-needed calming presence on the stressful wedding morning. She did a great job of suggesting makeup and hair looks, especially since I had no idea what I wanted. I was very happy with the final look, and would recommend Anne Marie to other brides getting married on Isla. Anne Marie also did a great job with my bridesmaids and mother of the bride.
~ Jessica Walker February 23, 2013
To say that Anne Marie Cote is amazing,brilliant, and funny wouldn't be enough. From our interaction via Skype, email, telephone and our first meeting, Anne Marie and her coordinator mail were amazing. She helped me plan a fabulous spa day for my family and bridal party. She showed up early to accommodate a last minute make up request from my sister and when I couldn't fulfill my tradition of doing my mother's makeup for special events, Anne Marie stepped in and did my mother's make up as a gift to the family. She not only provided a great service through her make up application, she also took the time to connect with me and my family. I was insecure about some skin issues that I was having and she made me look and feel more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I love her.. She made me smile and laugh throughout a very stressful time. She came in with her music and her wonderful sense of humor and made the entire room glow!! I must admit as a woman of color, I was a bit scared to get a makeup artist that I had never met in person to do my make up on such an important day but Thank You God for Anne Marie. She made my body and skin look like a million dollars and gave me so many different make up options for the big day and for my all white party!! I would recommend Anne Marie and Make Me Beautiful Hair and Make Up Services to anyone and everyone for any and every event.. Next time I visit Isla Mujeres I plan to visit Anne Marie mi amor!!!
~ Judene Small July 14, 2012