Connecticut Bridal Makeup Artist | dd Nickel Bridal

Catherine Burnap

Robert Bruce

July 14. 1939

Forest Lawn Cemetery Chapel

62 years of matrimony

Lorena Joas

Frank Nickel

November 10, 1931

Church Ceremony

60 years of matrimony

Connecticut Bridal Makeup Artist | dd Nickel Bridal

DD is an incredibly talented make-up artist! I had her do my wedding make-up and it came out absolutely perfect – just the way I envisioned it! DD is very sweet, patient, professional, and listens to what you want done. I initially went for a trial and she took note of what I wanted, looked at pictures, and asked questions. My face is naturally very oily with some acne scars and redness. I really did not think anything could help but she transformed my face into a smooth complexion with simply a tinted moisturizer! DD really takes her time to create a beautiful and glamorous look for you. I received so many compliments on my make-up the day of my wedding and my make-up lasted the whole day. With so many guests hugging me that day, my make-up did not smudge or rub off. When looking at pictures from my wedding, my eyes really popped and my face did not looked washed out. DD arrived right on time the morning of my wedding and she returns e-mails immediately, without hesitation. You will feel so comfortable working with her. She puts you at ease so you feel relaxed. I highly recommend DD for any of your special occasions! Look no further – she is truly the best there is!


Thank you so much for making me and my bridal party look so gorgeous yesterday.  Your work is amazing.  I can’t wait to have another occasion so I can come and see you.  


I just wanted to thank you again for helping me get ready for my big day.  My mom looked beautiful, everyone thought so as well, and I got many compliments!  You really were a god send!


I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your hard work at making me and my bridal party look and feel beautiful on my wedding day.  My pictures look so much better because of you….Thank you for making me look as good as I felt!  Can’t wait to see you soon…


Thank you for being a part of our wedding day!  You made us both beautiful  brides and our bridal party was happy with their makeup as well!  PS…as you promised our makeup didn’t go anywhere in the rain! 

Hillary & Christy

Thank you for doing a tremendous job for my wedding.  I received many compliments on my makeup and so did my bridal party.  Your positive presence helped to calm me down on that hectic morning.  Thank you so much for your hard work and smiling face!


Thank you so much for making me look like a princess on our wedding day.  You were such a joy to work with and such an amazing artist.  Thank so much for making our special day unforgettable!


A long overdue and formal thank you for your part, huge part, in making my wedding day so perfect! I felt like the beautiful bride every girl wants to be with your magic touch!  All my best!


Thank you so much for doing mine and my bridesmaids makeup last month. We all looked amazing and and felt so pretty!!  The makeup looks great in all of the photos and I couldn’t be happier with it!  Also, thanks so much for being so accommodating and doing makeup in two different locations. It really made it extra special to get ready at the mansion.  It was really great working with you and you’ll definitely be hearing from me in the future when I need makeup help! 


Thank you so much for doing such a fabulously artistic job on all of us for Lissy’s wedding.  She looked beautiful in all of the pictures. And again, thank you for being so professional and organized working with us-you were such a pleasure to work with, we couldn’t have asked for more. Lissy and I honestly had no real idea of how the actual “day of” the wedding would go- we were very glad to have you keeping us on schedule and moving us along. Thank you for everything- You’re the best…


I used DD for my wedding and she was one of my favorite vendors. First off, she made me and my girls look STUNNING. She gave me exactly the look I wanted and it lasted all day. My fake eyelashes were still going strong 36 hours later, and that includes sleeping in them!

Secondly, she is super friendly and we shared a love of all things vintage and girly, so it was a pleasure sitting in her makeup chair during my trial and on my big day. Her prices are not on the super budget end of the scale but are completely reasonable for the level of skill and service provided and looking back it was 100% worth it.

She was also very flexible with the timing and number of people being styled. I wish I could hire DD to do my makeup every day. She rocks!


I’m not used to wearing a lot of eye makeup and I have really flawed skin. Deanna did a wonderful job of making me feel comfortable with more makeup on than I was used to without making me look like a different person. The makeup stayed put all day even though it was 85 degrees out and my face was sweating. She also included some blotting papers and lipstick to take for the rest of the day. I’m glad I went with someone who really knows what they were doing instead of taking a chance with a salon. It was worth it!

Happy Bride

d.d. Nickel has many years of experience and was very flexible with what I wanted for my make-up on my wedding day. I wish I could have her at my house every morning!

Happy Bride

Deanna was incredible and professional. She walked into a hectic situation with bridesmaids, hair stylists, dresses, shoes, and champagne everywhere, like a pro. She has an incredible eye, my bridesmaids and mother in law looked stunning so when it was my turn for make-up, I gave her no direction at all and couldn’t be happier with the outcome. She used water-proof make up which was amazing because it lasted beautifully through all my tears and later on during the reception, jumps in the pool. She left me with lipstick to refresh and to keep as a wonderful memory of such a special day.


d.d. was exactly the kind of makeup artist I was looking for for my wedding. She made up my bridesmaids, my mom, and my mother-in-law all in the same afternoon, and managed to make all of us look beautiful in different ways based on what we told her we wanted. She didn’t apply the same generic shellacked makeup look to each of us, but the makeup really held, and she was available for touchups before the ceremony and between the ceremony and our photo shoots. On top of that, she just has a delightful personality. She wasn’t the least expensive vendor, but I really felt that she was worth the investment.

Happy Bride

I would highly recommend her make up services. She worked with what I needed and made sure I was happy with the look. I had her do my ceremony make up which was in the morning for a natural and fresh look. And for the evening reception added a little more dramatic touches. I will surely use her again for my future formal events.


WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! D.D. is the most amazing makeup artist and hair stylist out there!! Not only is D.D. professional and incredibly talented, she is funny, personable, and beyond sweet! The total package!! My mother and I had our hair and makeup trial with D.D and we instantly knew that we needed to look no further! She listened to what we wanted and created the perfect look for each of us! On my wedding day, D.D arrived on location promptly and stayed until both my mother and I were perfect! She also brought along an assistant for two of my bridesmaids and they looked absolutely stunning as well! I can honestly say I couldn’t be more happy with the way I looked. I view my wedding photos over and over again and my hair and makeup looked flawless. Even throughout the night, my pictures reflect, the incredible job D.D. did! My hair stayed perfectly put and my makeup looked like a hollywood movie star. I’ve had my hair and makeup done before and I NEVER looked as amazing as I did on my wedding day. Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be?? D.D. is reasonably priced, actually she is amazingly priced for the service and results you are getting, and she is hands down the best of the best! Book D.D. for your wedding TODAY!!!!!!


D.D. was wonderful to work with for my wedding. I had two trials with her – the first was great, but I started to worry afterward that I wanted a less dramatic and more natural look. So I emailed D.D. and she booked me a second trial right away! She gave me a much more natural look that I loved. On the day of the wedding, she was wonderful – she was there early, and got to work on my mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law’s hair right away. We hadn’t told her what we wanted, so she did a great job on the fly and everyone looked beautiful! She did my mom’s hair and makeup, too (and my mom NEVER does anything for her hair or makeup!) My mom looked so natural and beautiful – D.D. totally rocked it. As for me, the makeup was really really great – it was natural and just enough of a “look” to make the photos awesome! I was really comfortable the whole night, and I felt like myself throughout the entire wedding. I’m a naturally sweaty person, so i really was worried the makeup would fall off, but i didn’t even look shiny at the end of the night (and I danced HARD!) Overall, D.D. was a total pleasure to work with, and made my wedding day just a little bit more awesome!