Amazing Wedding Venue In Casuarina!

I was asked to be involved in a styled wedding shoot last year in Casuarina, approximately 40 minutes drive from the Gold Coast. I had never been to the venue before so didn’t know what to expect. The venue is called ‘Osteria‘ which is a restaurant that you can dine at during the week, but they also host weddings. There is space for both the reception and ceremony that can hold up to 170 guests in the garden and up to 220 people in the hall.

I found myself standing in an industrial style hall with bulb lighting and an amazing tree which had been handmade by a company called ‘Autumn Grove Events‘. I had seen nothing like it before! It was like I had stepped into something from a movie or a magazine.



Every detail was perfect, from the table settings and chairs to the lighting. What I love most about this venue is that you can decorate the hall to suit your own personal style.



Amy Louise from Varsity Lakes created soft vintage waves. I was in charge of creating the makeup look to match this romantic theme. Brown and gold tones were used on the eyes and soft pink hues on the lips and cheeks.



If you are on the hunt for an amazing wedding venue I definitely recommend you put this one at the top of your list!




Makeup: Melanie Jane Makeup Artist
Hair: Amy Louise Hair Stylist
Photography: Bek Grace
Styling: The Collector & Co
Autumn Grove Events
Florist: Elyssium Blooms
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How am I different from other makeup artists on the Gold Coast?

When you’re looking for a wedding makeup artist on the Gold Coast, sometimes the choices can be overwhelming. It’s hard to tell how much experience an artist has had and how trusted their work is.

I have been in the makeup industry for nine years, and more than three of those were spent working for MAC Cosmetics. I have experience with the best professional cosmetics on the market. As a MAC Product Specialist, I was trained in everything from ingredients to texture. I know what products will best suit your skin type and more importantly, what doesn’t. Need a product recommendation? I am more than happy to help!

I offer a mobile makeup service! This takes a huge amount of stress off the bridal party. I will come to you in the comfort of your own home or hotel. The last thing you want to be doing on your wedding day is traveling to and from a makeup studio, causing unnecessary stress. I work as a mobile makeup artist on the Gold Coast and also travel to Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sunshine Coast and surrounds.

After nine years in the makeup industry, I have networked with some incredibly talented wedding vendors. You might be looking for a recommendation for a photographer, florist or hairdresser. I can offer you honest advice as I only recommend the best in the business.

You can check out what my past clients have said in my testimonials section. I look forward to helping you out on your big day!

Melanie Jane Makeup Artist


Photography: Hayley Williamson Photography

‘Melanie Jane has the ability to make every woman feel a million dollars’

timandjody‘From her product knowledge to her expertise in identifying skin tones and hues, Melanie Jane has the ability to make every woman feel a million dollars. During the makeup trial, practice tans and on the big day, she was always professional, amazingly talented and actually listened to what I wanted. Melanie’s makeup knowledge is second to none and, being the true artist she is, accentuated my best facial assets in a natural way making me feel fully confident in my appearance.

On my wedding day, Melanie arrived promptly and was very efficient, working on six different skin types and tones and managing to make all of the wedding party look absolutely fabulous. From the her airbrushing technique to traditional makeup and eyelash extensions, our makeup remained flawless throughout the day and night.

A big thank you Melanie.’
– Jody, Bride

Some kind words from a past bride, Connie.


‘Dearest Melanie,
I Just wanted to thank you for doing the make up for my wedding early April. It was important to me to have someone look after me and my bridal party for this very special day. Your professional and polite personality was welcomed and everyone looked amazing. You listened to the look I was after and you captured it perfectly and I loved the look not only for myself but for my bridal party, Mother of Bride, Mother of Groom and Flower girls. I would highly recommend your services to anyone on the Gold Coast wishing to have a friendly technician work on them for their special occasion. Wishing you all the success in the world, thank you again Melanie.’Photography: Kylie Maree Photography 

Gold Coast Based Wedding Makeup Artist|Tweed Heads|Kingscliff|Byron Bay

Gold Coast based Wedding Makeup Artist. Melanie Jane provides a professional, friendly and personal makeup service, I offer both mobile and in-home studio options.

Having trained in bridal, photographic and fashion makeup, I have been working as a professional mobile makeup artist on the Gold Coast for 9 years. In my time as a makeup artist, I have worked for leading cosmetics companies including; Mac Cosmetics, Inglot and Benefit. I don’t believe in stocking my kit with just one brand, my kit is stocked with the best products, these include: MAC Cosmetics, Inglot, Urban Decay, Stilla & Nars to name a few.

I service the following areas: Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Kingscliff, Byron Bay, Uki, Ewingsdale, McLeods shoot, Newrybar, Myocum, Ballina, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast. (Travel fees may apply)


Gold Coast Formal Makeup | Grace

Grace had the opportunity to attend two school formals this year. I had the pleasure of doing her makeup on Saturday for the TCC School formal. Grace wanted a dark smokey eye and red lips, we went for a brown rather than a black shadow on the eye, as red is such a strong lip colour. I will be doing Grace’s makeup again later this year for her own school formal. What a lucky girl, two school formals in one year!