Friday, 7 October 2011

Clearwell Castle ... Charlotte's Wedding


I had a really early 4am start again this morning to drive over to the Forest of Dean for wedding hair styling at Clearwell Castle. Today was Charlotte's wedding and I was styling the hair for her, 4 bridesmaids and Mother of the bride.


Clare from Pure Pampering was creating some stunning make up for the girls and together we styled most of the party at the small cottage adjacent to the castle where they had all stayed the night before. Once the bridal suite was ready in the castle we moved over there to finish the styling.



Here is a picture of one of the bridesmaids that I styled into a curled side up do. All the girls had silk rose hair accessories to finish the look.



 Mother of the bride Jacki was super glamorous in this pale silver/lilac outfit with FABULOUS hat!



Charlotte's hair was styled into a classical half up curled style. I curled it by using heated rollers and also GHD (straighteners) I then inter wove the back of the hair to create detail. Once finished I pinned the tiara into place.


I loved this tiara, a stunningly simple classical tiara.


I also loved this bouquet, the colours were beautiful!


The girls (or 'Team Charlotte' as they preferred to be called!) all ready for the celebration to come.


 The fantastic portcullis entrance way to the castle courtyard, a great entrance for guests to come through to a 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, 1 October 2011

Stanton House Swindon ... Wedding Hair Styling


Wedding hair styling normally means an early start but today involved a crazy alarm call of 4am!! I was styling hair for Julie's wedding at Stanton House Hotel near Swindon. I arrived whilst it was still dark and there were still stars in the sky....dedicated or what! :)

Stanton House is a beautiful Cotswold stone Manor house in the Wiltshire countryside. A really beautiful hotel in a stunning location, perfect for a wedding with a gorgeous parish church within the grounds.




I carried out a trial run for Julie and her 3 bridesmaids way back in May. Julie's hair was styled into this classical bridal curled updo, having curled it first I twisted the individual sections up onto the crown area and pinned. Once the pieces were all curled and pinned into entwining curls I fixed the crystal tiara band and veil into place.



Both of Julie's sisters were bridesmaids, I was set an amazing challenge to curl and style their hair which was almost waist length! They looked fantastic with the hair curled and pinned up and cascading over to the one side.



The third bridesmaid had a chignon side bun hair style, a truly classical and very now hair style for weddings!

Clare from Pure Pampering was creating the make up for the girls today, she arrived a couple of hours after I did at around 8am and set to work making the girls look stunning!


We left just as the girls were about to walk over to the church next to the hotel, guests were arriving and the incredible weather made it feel like a summer 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 to style hair for weddings. If you want to check if Chris can cover your wedding please get in touch.