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Engaged? Rachel absolutely MUST be your FIRST booking!!!! Before you solidify your date/venue, make sure Rachel is available and confirmed. There is nobody better at making every single girl she touches feel like the most beautiful and incredible version of themselves. As our 2/4/2017 celebration grew near, Rachel provided me with unbelievable support and suggestions as my anxieties were rising. She provided a listening ear and appropriately offered her expertise with so many years in the field. She is the nicest, most genuine and wonderful person, who truly connects with each person she meets and makes every effort to build a strong, lasting relationship. Rachel is your strongest ally on your wedding day, working flawlessly with, and more so friendly with, all other vendors in the industry. She knows what needs to be done and when, and is the biggest asset in navigating any situation that may come up throughout the day. I can honestly say I would not have survived my wedding day without her calming demeanor in my corner. Every single bridesmaid and family member who was lucky enough to have their makeup done by Rachel was overwhelmingly thrilled with the outcome. She understands what each person wants and only works to enhance everyone’s features, so you still feel like you, just better! Rachel just gets it! She has worked in this industry for years and has come to comprehensively understand the way of making the entire day perfect for every bride she meets. I was lucky enough to have Rachel stay with me through our pictures and for a post-ceremony touch up, and she was incredibly attentive to every and anything I needed, beyond just blotting and reapplying lipgloss! I felt my best and am beyond thrilled with my makeup in all of the pictures and videos we have received! Throughout our journey together, I am so lucky to say Rachel has become a close friend and confidant. She is the exact aura you want with you on your happiest, though often stressful, day. Strongest recommendation EVER! <3 brett sherman

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Rachel is the best of the best! From the first time I spoke to her even before my trial she made me feel so comfortable and confident I knew there was no other option better than Rachel! She went above and beyond for me every step of the way! Rachel helped make my Dream wedding a reality and I cannot thank her enough! She has an unbelievable talent and made me look and feel as beautiful as ever on the most important day of my life. I cannot thank you enough! Love, Heather

Seriously not sure where to begin about Rachel! It goes without saying- she is hands down the best in the business. Besides her insane talent, she is the most friendly, personable and professional makeup artist, who connects with every person she works with. I am so grateful to have her calm on my craziest days, and feel so lucky to know she's fully invested in making me feel like the best version of my self. Hiring her will be the best decision you ever make :)

After I had my first trial with Rachel, I knew I didn't need to look any further. She was exactly what I wanted in a makeup artist for the most important day of my life. Right off the bat she was confident and calming and so easy to get along with as if I had known her for years. I knew immediately that she was the one who would make me look and feel beautiful yet, still myself. She's efficient, professional, and extremely talented. She just knows what to do! She was a huge component to making my wedding day perfect and I am so thankful for her expertise and passion. I couldn't have been more pleased with her work from start to finish. All in all, she is absolutely amazing at what she does! In addition to a fabulous makeup artist, Rachel became a friend. She is a joy to be around, so much fun, and a pleasure to work with. I had a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Rachel's Brides for any and all special occasions, especially weddings! Jessica Cohen

Rachel is simply the BEST

Rachel, First off, I just have to say that to me you are not just a person we hired to do the most amazing makeup at my rehearsal dinner and wedding!!! Throughout the ENTIRE wedding planning process you were someone that I was able to go to for anything and you were straightforward and honest with me. You gave me such amazing advice and I am forever grateful! Now---let’s talk about your ridiculous talent as a makeup artist. One of my biggest concerns was will the makeup last? Well ladies let me tell you—not only did it last but I got complements on it all night and it was still on the next morning (oops didn’t wash my face J). Your ability to ask a few questions and know exactly what I was looking for in terms of my makeup for the big day was amazing. It was above and beyond what I would have wanted. Wow. Thank you for being so amazing and professional throughout the entire process. Look no further than Rachel when it comes to the most amazing Makeup artist!! You are fabulous and I cannot say enough great things about you. Best, Brooke Pillinger

-Tara Gelfant

"The first time I spoke with Rachel, it felt like I was talking to a best friend. She has this natural likeability and special quality about her - one that makes you feel like you've know her for 15 years. The first time I met Rachel was no different. She has a gift that allows her to envision a look for each client and bring it to life. The transformation from beginning to end was unbelievable and for the first time, in a long time, I felt beautiful. I consider myself very blessed to have met Rachel and look forward to sharing my wedding day with her." -Tara Gelfant

-Ariel Greenspan

Rachel made me as beautiful as I had always wanted to feel on my wedding day. No one realizes just how much time you will spend with your makeup artist and it is so important that this person becomes seamlessly part of your wedding party! Rachel is such a pleasure to be around and I would recommend her to anyone. I had seen 3 makeup artists before Rachel and as my bridesmaid's attested, she just "get's it". I hope to share events with Rachel for years to come. -AGK

-Erin Fields

The perfect complement to my fairytale! I am not really a make-up person so I was apprehensive about the whole wedding make-up process. I originally reached out to Rachel because we grew up together and I know I needed to feel comfortable doing something that is normally uncomfortable for me. When we met up for my trial I let her know my concerns and she immediately put me at ease! At my makeup trial just hours before my engagement photo shoot, Rachel reassured me that she understood my vision and my need to not look overdone - keeping my makeup simple and classic. As we journeyed through the trial, she explained what she was doing step-by-step, why she was doing it and taught me a thing or two about cosmetics in the process which was super helpful. The engagement photos came out AMAZINGGGGGG - thanks to Rachel for making me feel like much more polished and brighter version of me! I would also like to mention she is the ultimate wedding guru. She made countless recommendations about every vendor, from flowers to photographers and gave me insight on what to do and what not to do which I definitely appreciate. I am beyond excited to have her share this crucial part of my special day! I appreciate her making me feel confident about the many, many phases of the wedding process and I am extremely excited (and I am sure my bridesmaids are too) for my day of bridal makeup in November. Thanks Ray! You’re amazing! -Erin Fields


A perfect wedding starts with having the perfect Makeup Artist and Rachel is exactly that! She is truly so talented. I received so many compliments about my makeup on the day. Thank you! Xo, Lauren

-Jamie Lipman

I “absolute”ly highly recommend the makeup services of Rachel Golden to anyone who has ears! Rachel is one of the most loving and happy individuals I have ever come across. Those traits define her business and the service that she offers. She has incredible skill with make -up especially for such momentous occasions like that of a wedding. She also has extensive knowledge in skin care and product, which is instrumental when one is trying to look their very best. She makes anyone around her instantly feel at ease and excited because of her bubbly and outgoing nature and ability to connect instantly. I not only speak from personal experience as one of her loyal and privileged subjects but then I had the honor of being Rachel’s wedding planner and it was truly one of the greatest experiences of my professional career. -Jamie Lipman


Thanks for all your help with the entire wedding process. From my engagement photo shoot to the wedding, you were always there to help! Not only did you do makeup for over 12 people (including myself), you also helped me to prepare for the most important day of my life. Most makeup artists would do their job and leave.You stayed the entire day to help me get dressed, assist with photo shoots, and anything else that was thrown your way. Your work speaks for itself. Rachel, you are an incredible person. I would recommend you to any bride-to-be!!!!! -Xoxo Erica

-Andrea Lamont

"For someone like me, who also does makeup, I was a little worried I would have a hard time finding the perfect makeup artist, since I tend to be quite picky. Boy, oh, boy was I WRONG! I am so lucky Rachel noticed I was looking for a makeup artist and sought me out! Not only is she professional and talented, but she is the type of person who connected with me on a personal level and treated me as one of her friends. If ever I had a question about something or maybe wanted to try something different, she was completely understanding, patient and willing to make me the happiest bride. Rachel's bubbly, kind hearted, and talkative personality made the wedding day makeup experience much more enjoyable!!! Her makeup application was PERFECTION! I felt like I looked flawless, radiant and absolutely beautiful on my big day!" Thank you so much Rachel Shapiro! You are an amazing and talented woman, and any bride would be lucky to have you be a part of making their big day special! xoxo Love, Andrea Lamont

-Erin Friedman

When it comes to wedding makeup- Rachel is THE expert! She knows exactly what to do to make you feel the most beautiful for your special day. She is extremely talented- a true professional and a master of her craft. Rachel's experience, passion for makeup and all things beauty are demonstrated through her artistry. She is truly one of a kind! Thanks Rachel for making me feel beautiful on my Wedding day! -Erin Friedman

Rachel is AMAZING

What can I say? Rachel is amazing at what she does. She made myself, bridesmaids and mother all look and feel absolutely beautiful on my wedding day. Not only is she fantastic at makeup and really understanding what looks best on everyones face - she is incredibly calming, easy to work with and extremely professional. She also worked greatly with my photographer and videographer to stage shots. She truly is amazing! My makeup lasted all night and even after a night full of dancing, I still felt gorgeous!

There are many wedding makeup artists. There are not many wedding makeup artists who will text you several times in the weeks leading up to your wedding to remind you to drink water, get plenty of sleep, and to keep calm! Rachel Shapiro is one of these makeup artists. Not only does Rachel do fantastic makeup but she also goes above and beyond her job description. Rachel is a calming force on a very emotional day. She makes you feel and look your absolute best, and will not leave when all makeup is done but rather will only leave when all makeup is done, touched up, and every single member of the bride's wedding party is happy. You will have your wedding pictures for a lifetime. Why not hire the person who will make you look and feel your best?


Rachel is amazingly talented and great at what she does. I looked and felt flawless on my wedding day and that would not have been possible without her. She did such beautiful make up on not just me and my bridesmaids, but she even got my grandmother in her chair and glammed her up a bit! Rachel is a perfectionist and does not settle for less, she listens to any requests you have and will not let you out of her chair until you are completely satisfied. She truly wants her clients to look like the most beautiful version of them self and that's how I felt on my wedding day. She's super easy to work with and makes you feel very comfortable, she's the best! Thank you, Rachel for being a big part of making my day perfect! Xoxo, Angela Gutierrez