Saturday, 30 July 2011

Catherine's Wedding hair styling at Tortworth Court Gloucestershire

Catherine's wedding was held at the family church near to Tortworth Court in Gloucestershire and I was there early styling the hair for her and the bridesmaids at her parents cottage just down the road.
Catherine's sisters and good friend were her bridesmaids and they all had very different hair, the above picture is one of the bridesmaids that decided on having a side swept curled do.

After I had styled all the bridesmaids hair I arranged fresh roses into the style, fresh flowers are a great way to add detail to bridal hair styles.


Catherine's hair was curled with ceramic curling tongs to add body and waves to her beautiful hair. I then pinned it into place to form some lift around the crown area which complimented the crystal tiara beautifully.

The bridesmaids looked stunning in their 'pistachio and pink' dresses, it was lovely to see something a bit different and they certainly looked gorgeous!

Catherine and her glamorous Mum pictured above, ready and waiting for the vintage car to arrive and take them to the church, they all looked stunning, ready for the rest of the day's celebrations.

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Monday, 25 July 2011

Clearwell Castle Wedding hair

What a fantastic morning for a wedding at this stunning location! I am always impressed by the entrance to Clearwell Castle, doesn't it look amazing, you can imagine a knight on horseback coming through this arch at any moment! Anyway...... today was Lauren's wedding and I had a great time along with make up artist Sarah Brock getting the girls ready for the big day.
All the girls had fresh flowers for their hair and it was lovely to create these styles and weave the fresh flowers through.
Most of the styles were formed by adding body to the hair with heated rollers, these really give the hair loads of body and shine, the above picture shows a beautiful french roll which was the curled up, the flowers sit in the crease of the french pleat beautifully.


Lauren (the bride) wanted a half up style which really suited her, once I had curled it with GHD's I pinned sections up and created some lift around the crown area and curled detail at the back.

Sarah Brock ( www.sarahbmakeup.co.uk ) was creating the make up for the girls today and she did an incredible job, they looked amazing. This is the second time that Sarah and I have worked together on a wedding and it was great to see her again today.

The back of Lauren's hair shows the curled detail and fresh flowers which I pinned in after.


Once I'd pinned the flowers into place I fixed the tiara and suddenly Lauren looked every bit the stunning bride!

The last one to receive my styling was small bridesmaid Megan. It's always difficult knowing what to do to a child's hair for a wedding, I think this style is great as it looks bridal and styled enough without making her look too grown up. I plaited the hair on either side and then finished it by twisting the ends into a bun / chignon and then fixing fresh flowers into the back.

The girls looked great and I left as they finished getting ready for their big day.

Visit www.fhdmobile.co.uk to see more images of wedding hairstyles from Bridal Hair Specialist Chris Fordham. Chris is one of the UK's leading Bridal Hair Artists and travels extensively across many counties including The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset, Avon, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and further.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Sam's Wedding - Tetbury and Eastington Hall Gloucestershire

Today was an early start to drive down to a village just outside Bristol for Sam's bridal hair styling. I started by curling everyone's hair first with heated rollers before then creating the bridal styles.

Sam's look was an incredibly elegant curled up do that was very suited to the look she wanted for the day. The pictures here shows Clare ( Pure Pampering ) completing Sam's make up and the picture below then shows me attaching the veil, it always looks like a painful procedure!!



I loved this photo (above) we all said how stunning Sam looked, an incredible figure and she looked so beautiful in her amazing wedding gown.

The above picture is actually one that I took at the trial run a month or 2 before, it shows how intricate the detail was at the back, the curls look great looping around each other.

Sam's mum was next in the line up of people to be styled. She had great hair that suited a flicked blow dry to add volume, the result was a youthful mother of the bride, a really fresh look which was complimented perfectly by the lilac coloured fascinator.
Sam's bridesmaids all wanted to have side bun chignons, this photo shows them all once I'd finished styling them and they had changed into their stunning purple dresses.


The above picture shows one of the bridesmaids hairstyles in the side bun style which was created completely with clip in hair extensions. The hair was actually too short to do this style on it's own but by clipping in extensions I was able to create the same look as the others. Clip in extensions are perfect for adding volume and length when creating bridal up do's for weddings and I would defy anyone to know that this style wasn't done with just her own hair, the blend was so natural.
This last picture shows Sam's sister Jo, her hair had big bold flashes of blonde colour through it which actually worked brilliantly with this 'messy' bun up do.

Clare and I finished just as the vintage cars were arriving to take the girls off to the wedding at Tetbury church and reception at Eastington Hall near Stroud.

Visit www.fhdmobile.co.uk to see more images of wedding hairstyles from Bridal Hair Specialist Chris Fordham. Chris is one of the UK's leading Bridal Hair Artists and travels extensively across many counties including The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire,Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset, Avon, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and further.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Rachel's Wedding at Kingscote Barn


Today was Rachel's wedding, she is one of the wedding coordinators for the stunning wedding venue Kingscote Barn in the Cotswolds near Tetbury and had decided to hold her own wedding reception at this beautiful venue. I style the hair for lots of the brides that have weddings at this fabulous venue so it was very flattering to have been asked by Rachel to style her hair.

I had created a beautiful up do for Rachel which really flattered her faceshape, dress and style of wedding.

I used heated rollers to add body and volume to the hair before styling it into an elegant up do with curls.
Clare from Pure Pampering was with me today, styling the make up for the girls with mineral make up she created a flawless natural look.

I was also styling the hair for the bridesmaids, setting their hair into heated rollers to create a soft natural bounce to the hair as they both wanted to keep their hair loose and natural looking.
Once I'd finished the styling I was able to take a few photos of Rachel as she was being fastened into her wedding dress.

Once Rachel was into her dress Clare and I were able to add the finishing touches, Clare touched up her lipstick whilst I added the final spritz of spray and fixed her veil, Rachel really did look spectacular!

Visit www.fhdmobile.co.uk to see more images of wedding hairstyles from Bridal Hair Specialist Chris Fordham. Chris is one of the UK's leading Bridal Hair Artists and travels extensively across many counties including The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Avon, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and further..




Friday, 15 July 2011

Wedding in Wales

I'm starting this blog entry with a photo of today's bride Angharad, in rollers!! It's not a lot of people that can still look glamorous whilst they have rollers in their hair but Angharad looked fabulous!

I had an unbelievably early start today, I was up at 4am to drive over to Wales to style the hair for Angharad and her bridesmaids. The wedding was held just outside Usk in Wales but the reception was being held at one of my favourite venues Kingscote Barn in Gloucestershire so the wedding had to be an early ceremony to allow travelling time over to Gloucestershire.
Once the heated rollers had done their magic I styled Angharad's hair into this ultra romantic up do. Finishing the look was a crystal tiara and veil.
Dressed and looking unbelievably stunning Angharad was ready for the rest of the day's celebrations.

For the bridesmaids I styled the hair into elegant curled up do's with these glamorous 'butterfly' feather clips added for detail.

Once the bridesmaids were all styled they disappeared to get changed and they emerged looking fabulous in gorgeous purple dresses.


Visit www.fhdmobile.co.uk to see more images of wedding hairstyles from Bridal Hair Specialist Chris Fordham. Chris is one of the UK's leading Bridal Hair Artists and travels extensively across many counties including The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Avon, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and further..

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Kingscote Barn near Tetbury Wedding Hair

One of my all time favourite wedding venues has to be Kingscote Barn near to the Cotswold town Tetbury.

The venue is simply stunning set in a hidden valley, secluded but easily accessible from most areas and you will find it hard to meet nicer members of staff!
The girls were staying in Spring Cottage which is one of the venues self catering cottages, it's a great place for the mornings preparations.

Both the mother of the bride and mother of the groom were very excited, I blow dried their hair and added lots of volume to withstand the stunning hats that they had chosen. Mother of the brides hat had even been spotted at the recent royal wedding!!


One of the bridesmaids had a short bob which we decided to give an elegant sleek feel to. The hair was blow dried, given body around the crown and then pearl gems added below.

This side bun chignon is a very elegant style that works well for bridal hair, it lasts brilliantly so work well with hair that would ordinarily drop out a style easily. It looks timeless!

For Katherine's hair I curled it and then styled it partly up with a detailed curl design below the crown.
The curls around the back gave a beautiful tousled feel to the look. These can be created in several ways but I used a combination of heated rollers and then finished the look by adding a few firmer curls with GHD's.

Clare Bryce from Pure Pampering was created stunning make up for Katherine, the Mums and bridesmaids.


The finishing touch for Katherine's hair was this detailed crystal comb, a very elegant touch to a simple hairstyle.
Visit www.fhdmobile.co.uk to see more images of wedding hairstyles from Bridal Hair Specialist Chris Fordham. Chris is one of the UK's leading Bridal Hair Artists and travels extensively across many counties including The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Avon, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and further..