Sunday, 31 May 2009

'The Manor House' take 2!

So having spent the day at 'The Manor House' - Moreton in marsh yesterday I returned today for my next wedding! Having never been to this venue before it was rather surprising to get 2 weddings in 2 days at the same place!

Sara had her trial a few months previously and we spent a couple of hours deciding on which style would work best for her beautiful blonde hair, we tried 2 different styles one up and one down before we decided on the upstyle for the big day.

Sara chose 'Apple Cottage' to stay in which is the new cottage in the hotel grounds. I arrived at 9.00am just as the girls were getting out of the hot tub in the private courtyard garden belonging to the cottage. I styled the three bridesmaids hair before doing Sara's elegant upstyle. Another beautiful sunny morning in the Cotswolds!

Saturday, 30 May 2009

The Manor House Hotel - Moreton in Marsh

A new venue for me today - 'The Manor House' Moreton in Marsh in the Cotswolds. If you want a picture perfect Cotswold wedding venue then I think this 15th century Manor house with secret passages and secluded walled gardens is the one!

Rachel, whose trial I conducted last week, was staying in the suite on the first floor which consisted of an elegant sitting room, four poster bedroom and luxurious en suite bathroom. I was styling the hair for all three of her bridesmaids and for Rachel too. It was the start of a wonderful few days of heatwave weather and we had a great morning with lots of fun whilst getting ready for Rachels big day.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Bank Holiday at 'Calcot Manor'

My Bank Holiday was spent at the beautiful setting of 'Calcot Manor' in the Cotswolds. Sarah was getting married at the nearby 'Matara Centre' and was using the sumptuous accommodation and facilities of Calcot Manor to prepare.I also styled the hair for Jo, Sarah's bridesmaid, it was a really nice relaxed morning helping the 2 girls get ready for the rest of the big day.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

The Northleach bridesmaid trio

A beautiful sunny day in the cotswold town of Northleach. Today I was styling the 3 bridesmaids for Alison's wedding, the three girls had great hair to do, Alison had decided she wanted to have their hair up in curls/tousled with gorgeous jewelled crystals through the curls. The 2 older bridesmaids had shoulder length hair which once styled on heated rollers went up like a dream. The youngest bridesmaid however had hair halfway down her back but this gave me a brilliant excuse to use a new long hair styling technique I learnt on a course recently. The hair is woven like lace and then pinned up into place ... it worked like a dream!!!
Clare Bryce (my make-up artist friend) was also there doing all three girls and Alison's make up for the big day, as ever she did an amazing job!
Once finished in Northleach I drove over to Cheltenham for Rachel's trial for her wedding in Moreton in Marsh next week.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Gloucester wedding

Today's wedding was very near to me, Rachel lives about 5 minutes from me so it made a change from all the mad dashing about I've been doing lately!
Rachel decided on a beautifully tousled half up hair style when we did her trial earlier in the year, it worked brilliantly with her hair and once the tiara was in place at the end she looked a dream!
I then had a quick jaunt to Kemble near Cirencester in the afternoon to do a trial run for Gemma who is getting married later in the year.


The Close Hotel in Tetbury, Gloucestershire was today's destination to style Laura Hilton's hair for her wedding. Laura had chosen a beautiful 1950's style dress and a 'Bird cage' veil.

Together, during her trial consultation, Laura and I came up with the idea of a 50's inspired hairstyle with a contemporary twist which worked wonderfully on the day, something a little bit different.I then styled the hair for Mother and Mother in Law and Laura's siter who had the most fantastic naturally curly hair!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Moccas Court Wedding

Today saw me driving almost into Wales to do Anna's hair at the beautiful setting of Moccas Court. This is a truly stunning venue, a superb country house to hold your wedding at.
At Anna's hair trial in March, we chose to style her hair in to a beautiful chignon hairstyle, very elegant and classical, perfect for her hair and the amazing venue.
I also styled her 2 bridesmaids hair and her Mum's hair, I had a really relaxed and enjoyable morning at this elegant country house.