Sunday, 29 January 2012

Emma's Wedding in Wiltshire & Kingscote Barn Nr Stroud

An early start saw me heading down to Wiltshire to a gorgeous little village where Emma lives and was getting married. The ceremony was held at the village church and then they held the reception at Kingscote Barn 


Clare Bryce was in charge of make-up, it's always good when Clare and I work together as we know what each other is thinking and work so well together making amazing bridal looks, tongue in cheek we are nicknamed .... 'The Dream Team!' 

Adding to the trio of our 'Dream Team' was photographer Matt Davis, the eagle eyed readers out there will notice his logo in the corner of most of the photos on this blog entry, his photos are fantastic!




Emma wanted a very relaxed hair style for her wedding, having added a soft wave to the hair I took the sides back and wove the back together adding diamante clips 


A side bun style was the order of the day for the bridesmaid I styled who, pictured above, looked fantastic in Midnight blue with a silver grey sash. Having styled the 2 girls I turned my attention to helping 'Mum' get ready, blow drying her hair before attaching and fixing the fascinator into place

 

The following pictures  (Credit ... Matt Davis) tell the rest of the story of Emma's day as she finished getting ready, then the ceremony in the church down the road and celebrations at Kingscote Barn near Stroud.






Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is winner of 'Best Bridal Hair Stylist' SW in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. Available to style hair in Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... 

Monday, 23 January 2012

2012 Wedding Industry Awards .. Winning hairdresser


A landmark occasion arrived this week when I attended The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards. Not only was I in awe of being invited to such a glamorous award ceremony but to attend as one of the winners was amazing! 'Officially crowned' (pun intended!) Best Bridal Hair Stylist (South West)


Heading down to the big smoke with me was my partner in crime Clare Bryce (Bridal Make up Specialist) regulars of The Fordham Hair Blog' will know that Clare and I work together on weddings as the 'Dream Team' for wedding make-overs!




Before the ceremony Clare had twisted my arm into styling her hair for her (her exact words were something like... ' you can't expect me to go to the award with a winning stylist without a winning hair do!!' )

As one of the UK's leading bridal hair stylists not only am I passionate about the hair but also the accessories that go into the style. I regularly source vintage pieces for clients of mine. So heading out on a hunt for a bit of vintage sparkle to add the finishing touch to a gorgeous side bun chignon, I found this diamond clip.  





Vintage hair done we headed out to the ceremony but not before stopping in front of 'Eros' at Piccadilly Circus toi take true tourist photos of each other (it's not often our other halves let us leave The Cotswolds for 24 hours of freedom!)


 The venue for the 'do' was the world famous Cafe De Paris in the heart of London's West End. This ultra glamorous club has played host to scores of famous celebrities over the years including Marlene Dietrich, Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly to name but a few!

We had a great night as the awards were handed out on stage and the ceremony was expertly handled by Sky TV's presenter and royal correspondent Sarah Hewson. It was an amazing night of flowing champagne and meeting old friends and making new ones....here's to the 2013 Wedding Industry Awards!!


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' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. Available to style hair in Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... 

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Guyers House Wedding Hair Stylist


Catching up with updating the wedding hair blog, today's post is from the beginning of December. People often ask which are the busiest months for me with bridal hairstyling, December 2011 certainly proved to be one of my busiest months!

I travelled down to Wiltshire to style Amy's wedding hair at the beautiful 'Guyers House' in Corsham, a lovely boutique hotel in a glorious secluded setting.



 I started out with styling the bridesmaids hair, both bridesmaids had asked for a french roll style, a classical and timeless style which I then finished with antique cream roses individually pinned into place.



For Amy we went down the 'Classical' vintage path, there is a real movement in bridal styling towards more classical vintage hair styling, the shabby chic look is still very much in vogue but this more refined vintage look is becoming stronger. Think Downton Abbey, fur wraps, hand finished lace edging to dresses and veils,  elegant Edwardian hair styling and you get the idea!


The last few moments of getting a bridal party ready for the ceremony very often ends in an 'all hands to the deck' moment, here Amy is being laced into her stunning gown whilst Clare Bryce (Pure Pampering Gloucester) applies a final sweep of gloss.


All finished and ready to go the bridesmaids looking fabulous in beautiful 'petrol blue' gowns.....


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...