Saturday, 30 October 2010

Tortworth Court Wedding Hair

Closer to home for this mornings wedding but still an early start, I arrived whilst it was only just getting light!
Fran's wedding was at the beautiful Tortworth Court in Gloucestershire, a fabuous luxury hotel created from a stately home.

Fran's hair was styled by using GHD's to curl the hair before backcombing the crown to give balance to the style. The finishing detail was a beautiful diamante headband.

The chief bridesmaid had a long bob which she was keen to have put up for the wedding, by curling the hair with GHD's first and backcombing the roots of the hair I was able to put the hair up and give the illusion of much longer hair.I then styled the hair for Fran's sister who was also a bridesmaid. I put heated rollers into her hair and the added finishing touches with GHD's to curl the finer pieces. By backcombing the crown it gave a great shape to the back area to pin the sides into.I then styled Fran's mum's hair with rollers to give it body and once styled I attached her fascinator for her.
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Friday, 29 October 2010

Eastnor Castle Wedding Hair

I was at Eastnor Castle near Ledbury this morning styling Alison's hair for her wedding. Eastnor Castle is a fabulous venue for a wedding and offers exclusive use for the wedding party. I started the hair styling at a cottage down the road where the wedding party had stayed the night before then we moved over to the castle to finalise the styling.We were in the Castle's 'Tulip Room' for the styling, all of the interiors at the castle are beautiful and this room is no exception. Clare (Pure Pampering) joined me at this point to work her usual magic and created fabulous make-up for the girls.Alison had chosen an Alice in Wonderland theme for the wedding and the bridesmaids all had butterfly's woven into the finished hairstyles.Alison's hair was put into heated rollers to add body and curl then styled into a side ponytail with a raised crown area to compliment the headdress.
Clare and I finished our styling and left the girls to finish getting ready for their exciting day ahead.
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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Clearwell Castle Wedding Hair

My morning started at 5am today to drive over to the Forest of Dean to style Rebecca's hair for her wedding at Clearwell Castle. The entrance to the castle is through this rather impressive gate-house to be greeted by the north front of the castle. Rebecca and her bridesmaids were staying in 'Keepers Cottage' adjacent to the castle. This beautiful self contained cottage allows the bridal party to get ready in comfort before moving over to the castle later in the morning (it also has a beautiful pond and garden viewed from the upstairs window here)

All of Rebecca's bridesmaids had decided on elegant side bun chignons which were beautifully complimented by the headdress combs that Rebecca had chosen.Rebecca had decided on a beautiful half up hair do with ringlet curls and a gorgeous tiara. Rebecca's hair was so strong and thick that my GHD's went into hibernation mode twice whilst I was styling it! (To those of you who don't have GHD straighteners take it from me this shows how thick the hair was!) I had a great morning getting the girls ready and also Rebecca's Mum, it was a really great atmosphere and the girls were certainly full of high spirits for the rest of the day.
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Saturday, 16 October 2010

Wiltshire / Kingscote Barn Wedding

An amazing Autumnal start this morning, a cold morning but the most amazing clear sunny morning! I left Gloucester early to get down to Wiltshire to style Robyn's bridal hair for her wedding at Kingscote Barn near Tetbury. The girls were getting ready at a family friends beautiful home before driving over to Kingscote Barn.
I started by curling chief bridesmaid Liz's hair as she was having a half up do. Using heated rollers and curling rods Liz's hair was given loads of body, perfect for this look. The crown was backcombed to add lift and balance to the style and individual diamante gems were woven into the loose hair to add a real sparkle!Robyn had decided on an elegant tousled chignon with soft tendrils to create a great soft romantic wedding style.Once I'd curled the hair with GHD's to add body and bounce to the hair I then pinned the hair into the nape area of the neck. Once it had been fixed into place I attached Robyn's stunning headdress which gave the style a really elegant vintage touch.
To complete the look Robyn had chosen a beautiful lace edged veil ....
I also styled Robyn's Mum's hair and helped her fix her amazing hat, she looked the perfect Mother of the bride.

I finished and left as the girls were getting changed ready for their half hour journey over to Kingscote for the church ceremony followed by reception at Kingscote Barn ( a fantastic venue! )
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