Saturday, 24 September 2011

Wedding Hair Styling at The Rectory Hotel Crudwell


I had a drive through the Cotswolds this morning to get to the lovely village of Crudwell in Wiltshire. Lucy was the bride I was styling hair for this morning and her wedding was being held at the beautiful Rectory Hotel. This is a lovely hotel with beautiful interiors and a lovely homely feel. It even had these wonderful floral pigs on the lawn!!


I was greeted by Lucy and her Mum as I arrived, the hotel is so relaxed that it feels like your own home ( a rather posh country retreat type home!! ) Setting up in one of the stunning bedrooms I soon started styling the hair for everyone. Lucy and her sister Katie both had heated rollers in their hair to add body and curl. I then styled Lucy's hair into this beautiful vintage style chignon ... Audrey Hepburn eat your heart out!




Katie's hair was styled into a deconstructed chignon to give a less formal look to the Lucy's look. I gave the hair a small amount of backcombing before smoothing it over and pinning the side up into a casual chignon with tendrils.


A picture of Lucy, Katie and Mum all styled and ready for the big day ahead


Lucy's Mum made the bouquets, button holes and this amazing wedding cake that she was icing half way through the morning..... an amazing lady!


Lucy had come up with a great idea for the table decorations. each table had a theme of a different author, there were books for that author and props for guests to dress up in! Above shows JKRowling with Harry Potter glasses and wands. Below is the Ian Fleming table with James Bond guns and bow ties! Such a fab idea...



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 to style hair for weddings. If you want to check if Chris can cover your wedding please get in touch.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Cheltenham Park Hotel - Rebecca's Wedding


 Rebecca's wedding was being held today at the Cheltenham Chase Hotel. I arrived early to style her hair into a curled updo.


 I curled Rebecca's hair with GHD's to add body and curl. I then pinned the hair into entwined curls at the back of the head. Once back combing had been applied to the top of the hair I used fixing spray to finish the style before attaching the beautiful silk rose headdress.



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 to style hair for weddings. If you want to check if Chris can cover your wedding please get in touch.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Birtsmorton Court Wedding Hair Styling



 Well as wedding venues go I reckon that Birtsmorton Court has to be up there with the most romantic! Just look at that photo that Matt Davis took , it is just amazing with it's timber framed house and moat! This is where today's wedding was taking place for Sam and Duncan. I was styling the hair for Sam and her party of bridesmaids at Puckrup Hall though not Birtsmorton Court.


 Now this picture (above) was taken by me  on my IPhone (see you didn't know I was a secret photographer!) I have to admit I was pretty lucky as when I arrived it was pouring with rain, as soon as the rain stopped I jumped out of the car to take this picture and the sun came out and shone on the building right at that moment ...lucky eh!


The bridesmaids today had been looking on this blog and my main website for inspiration and loved the side bun hair styles that other bridesmaids had gone for. I styled their hair adding the gorgeous diamante clips that Sam had bought for them all.


For Sam's hair we went with a vintage inspired up do which I created with rollers, soft backcombing and plenty of grips! I always make sure that the styles are fixed VERY securely and even if they look soft and romantic they will stay put all day, every bride needs to feel totally confident that their hair will stay put all day 


I love the way these diamante clips fix into the side of the buns so nicely and really adds a glamorous touch to these bridesmaids hairstyles.


Look what I found! Matt Davis (Photographer extraordinaire) taking photos of the brides shoes on the balcony outside the hotel suite, so I took a picture of him!! Have a look at Matt's blog, he is a fantastic photographer and he always seems to produce some amazing and very original photos of brides shoes!


Hair all styled and ready to head of to Birtsmorton Court for the wedding! Today's make up artist was Sophie Everett who I have worked with before, she made the girls look fabulous, the false eyelashes that she used were brilliant!


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 to style hair for weddings. If you want to check if Chris can cover your wedding please get in touch.




Saturday, 10 September 2011

Manor By The Lake Wedding Hair Styling


Another journey over to Cheltenham today to style hair for Lisa's Wedding at the beautiful gothic Manor house 'Manor By The Lake'. I get lots of requests to style peoples hair for their wedding but this date 10th September was the most requested of the year, I had dozens of requests for just this date!



 Lisa has really lovely hair which this style shows off perfectly, I curled it first before fixing it quite high and into the centre of the head to fall in a cascade, it actually makes the hair look much longer.
Once the hair was styled and fixed into place, diamante pins and a tiara finished the look and created the perfect fairy-tale bridal look! 



 Styling Lisa's Mum's hair (above) was really great! I was given the challenge of taming her naturally curly hair, she had the most AMAZING hair, incredibly thick and naturally curly...just beautiful! She had seen a few pictures on my Wedding Gallery of styles that she liked so we knew what to aim for. Doesn't she look amazing in her 'Hot Pink' outfit with matching fascinator!


In total I styled hair for 5 bridesmaids this morning, the cheekiest one is pictured above! (She made an amazing bacon sandwich!!)


 Clare arrived as I was styling the girls hair to do the make up, it's great to work with such a professional yet friendly person. Regular readers of this blog will know that Clare and I work on LOTS of weddings together, we always have a fab time getting the bridal party ready.


Just look at the angelic face of the bridesmaid above, how cute is she?! Once all the girls had been styled they dashed off to get dressed and then help Lisa get into her dress before heading of to the wedding.





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 to style hair for weddings. If you want to check if Chris can cover your wedding please get in touch.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Saint Briavels Castle Wedding Hair styling



Fancy a fairytale castle for your wedding? Just take a look at this, the above picture is 12th Century St. Briavels Castle in the Forest of Dean, you could be forgiven for thinking it was a rural French Castle. Rose was getting married at the church opposite the castle and then having the celebrations and reception at the castle.


I curled and pinned the bridesmaids hair into half up bridal hair styles which I then positioned fresh roses into for the finished detail.


 Rose has a bob hair style which she wanted to keep quite casual but still look bridal enough for the day. I gave it a soft wave and then pinned some pieces back before pinning individual Singapore orchids into it.


 Clare www.purepampering.co.uk arrived half way through the morning to do Rose and her bridesmaids  make up. All done the pic below shows the girls all ready for the day ahead!



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 to style hair for weddings. If you want to check if Chris can cover your wedding please get in touch.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Cheltenham Wedding Hair Zoe

I'm doing loads of wedding hair styling in Cheltenham at the moment and today was over there again to style Zoe's hair for her wedding later on in Berkley Gloucestershire.

 I absolutely loved the colour of Zoe's hair, such an amazing red colour which her Mum also had and even the sitting room walls!!! This family like red! I styled Zoe's hair into a half up do with the back woven together for detail.

 Zoe's bridesmaid had asked for and up do which was great to do with her naturally curly hair. I pinned the hair up to give the impression of lots of body and a casual bridal up do with french twist in the nape.
 Sophie Chamings www.sophiechamings.co.uk was with me today to create the make up for the bridal party, they looked great!
 Zoe had bought her dress from www.the-couture-company.co.uk at The Custard Factory in Birmingham, it was a bronze and gold dress which was beautiful and very different to the usual bridal dress. The above picture shows the headdress that the company made for Zoe to match her dress, it's fab isn't it!?

Zoe's Mum had a short pixie cut which I blow dried into place then used clay to define the spikes and add texture.
 The 3 photos at the end here are by the official photographer Clint Randall www.pixelphotography.co.uk they capture Zoe's character perfectly and I LOVE the one of her and bridesmaid below!




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.