Monday, 26 December 2011

The Greenway Hotel Cheltenham Wedding Hair Styling


The Greenway Hotel and Spa was the venue for Carole's wedding in November. This is a truly gorgeous luxury hotel just outside the regency spa town Cheltenham.


Starting with the bridesmaids hair, I curled them both then styled one into a half up hairstyle with woven detail below the crown area and diamante finished hair pins.


The other bridesmaid went for a side bun hairstyle which looked ultra glamorous with a vintage diamond clip added for detail.


Carole chose a half up hairstyle which I took to one side to add interest and also I wove curls around each other at the back for more detail. A simple diamante hair band added the finishing touch to this stunning elegant bridal hairstyle.


Completing the look with a beautiful feather shrug, Carole looked stunning and ready for her winter wedding!



Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is winner of 'Best Bridal Hair Stylist' for The South West in the 'Wedding Industry Awards'. Available to style hair in Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further...

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Thornbury Castle Wedding in October

Abbie's Wedding at Thornbury Castle


I'm playing catch up with the blog at the moment. This year has been one of the busiest ever for Fordham Hair Design, I have travelled all over the place styling hair for some stunning weddings, counties and areas include ...  Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Wales!

So here is the first catch up Wedding from October ...



 Abbie's wedding was at Thornbury Castle in Gloucestershire, this castle just oooozes with history, once owned by the Tudor royals you feel as if Henry VIII is going to walk around the corner any minute!


 Abbie's bridesmaid went for an all down do that I created by using heated rollers to add body and volume


Abbie, went for a curled up do with a vintage feel, perfect for her stunning wedding dress with lace bolero jacket and perfect for the historic castle venue. I styled it with GHD's, curling the hair before pinning up and finishing it with fabric and bead tudor roses.




Clare from Pure Pampering was with me creating gorgeous bridal make up for the girls, we had a great morning helping them get ready and it was lovely to meet up with Sarah Cameron again who was photographing Abbie's wedding.







Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Happy Christmas!

At this time of year there are loads of Christmas engagements and of course during the Christmas break there is time to sort out booking wedding stuff! If you are thinking about booking me for your hair drop me an email and I can check out if I still have the date available.

2012 is already proving to be a popular year and having recently won the title of 'Best Wedding Hair Stylist' -South West in the Wedding Industry Awards my email inbox has not been empty! I do still have a few dates available for 2012 so get in touch soon. If your wedding is 2013 then get in touch now as my diary is also starting to fill for then too! Mad hey!?


If you need some inspiration then have a look at pictures here on the blog, then have a sneaky peek at my facebook page where there are even more photos (click on the photo label on the left hand side on Facebook and then click on 'show all photo's - there are LOADS!) Then (if you aren't bored to death!) have a look at my main website where there are even more pics!!


Keep an eye on this blog over the Christmas period as I've got some great photos of weddings that I have done over the last month or so ready to blog. With the surge in period dramas over the last year or so we're finding that weddings are having even more vintage feel to them and in particular the 'Country House' styled weddings (think 'Downton Abbey' inspired hair!)


2011 has been an amazing year for me, I had an editorial feature of my wedding hair work published in a wedding magazine, won the award mentioned above, moved house to Stroud in the Cotswolds and even found time to have my own special day when my partner of 10 yrs and I had our civil partnership. ( I can now empathise with people organising a big day!) Thank you to all of my beautiful brides this year, I have loved every wedding!


2012 is going to be a good year, if you're getting married I'd love to be a part of your big day. I hope you all have a great time over the festive period.

Chris x