Saturday, 26 May 2012

Alice's Cotswold Wedding nr. Northleach


Alice had the most perfect day today for her wedding in the heart of the Cotswolds, glorious sunshine was the order of the day!


I styled Alice's hair into a beautiful chignon into the nape of the neck, this was formed into the shape of a knot, weaving the hair around itself.



A diamante and pearl clip from Glitzy Secrets, the perfect glamorous finish to the chignon.



Alice's sister was one of the bridesmaid and I created this tousled and plaited bun for her. Small pearl and diamante pins used to add a glittery touch.



Alice was getting married in the nearby parish church and then returning to the family home to hold the reception in the adjoining marquee.


Below shows the inside of the marquee, a beautiful setting complete with chandeliers. 



Clare Bryce (Pure Pampering) was in charge of make up for the girls today.


This bridesmaid had asked for a hairstlye based on Eva Longora's red carpet up do that I am often asked to replicate, it's a great hair style and it looks great on this bridesmaid.


The 3 bridesmaids all ready for the day's celebrations!


 Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is the winner of 'Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year' SW in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. With over 20 years experience in styling hair for real weddings, photo shoots and Magazine features he is able to create classical, vintage and contemporary bridal hair styles. Mobile Wedding Hairdresser for Kingscote Barn near Stroud, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... 


Friday, 18 May 2012

Katie's Wedding in Sherston Wiltshire & Kingscote Barn


I started today's hair styling by doing the bridesmaids hair, they had asked for me to style their hair into a style similar to the one that The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, had recently worn for a red carpet do.


This woven chignon is a great bridal hair style for both brides, bridesmaids....and Princesses!





I used fresh rose buds for the decoration and had told Katie to ask her florist to individually wire them so that I could weave them into the finished hair styles and pin them firmly into place.




Clare Bryce (www.purepampering.co.uk) created gorgeous looks for the bridesmaids and bride Katie.


For Katie's hair she wanted the classical half up hair style which looked really beautiful, we used a silk rose headdress for the finishing adornment, Katie looked beautiful in her wedding gown.




It was a fantastic morning with lots of laughter, as can be seen in the above photo!

Below is Mother of the bride looking radiant and ready to see her stunning daughter get married at the nearby family church before heading over to Kingscote Barn for the reception.


Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is the winner of 'Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year' SW in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. With over 20 years experience in styling hair for real weddings, photo shoots and Magazine features he is able to create classical, vintage and contemporary bridal hair styles. Mobile Wedding Hairdresser for Kingscote Barn near Stroud, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... 

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Liz's Wedding at Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel


 As I arrived at The Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel Liz's gorgeous flowers were also being delivered and how lovely they looked!! We were in a gorgeous suite in the hotel, the morning had a lovely luxurious feel to it.


I soon set to work prepping the extensions that we were using for Liz's hair.


The one thing I always pride myself on with my work is that hair grips should NEVER be seen and people should never realise that extensions have been used. I like my hairstyling to look as 'perfect' as possible even if we go for a tousled relaxed look. Liz's finished style looked amazing!


Having curled Liz's hair I attached the extension clips which added body and length to the style.



I had a great morning helping Liz get ready for her wedding to her lovely partner Jo, they are both regular day to day hairdressing clients of mine and I have been styling their hair for a year or so now so it felt like I was helping family today!



Liz had seen a photograph of one of the vintage clips that I used for a wedding recently and had fallen in love with it. I source these clips for my brides to either buy from me or hire for the day, so I was very happy to provide this 40's vintage clip for Liz.




Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is the winner of 'Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year' SW in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. With over 20 years experience in styling hair for real weddings, photo shoots and Magazine features he is able to create classical, vintage and contemporary bridal hair styles. Mobile Wedding Hairdresser for Stroud, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... 

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Sarah's Wedding at Minchinhampton & Westonbirt School


Today was Sarah's wedding at Minchinhampton church in Gloucestershire which is just a mile or so from where I live in Stroud so I had a very leisurely start to the morning driving 2 minutes from my home to her parents home on Rodborough Common. After the wedding ceremony Sarah's reception was to be held at the stunning Westonbirt School near Tetbury



A team of bridesmaids awaited my arrival ready for hair styling, I loved this style which was a half up hair do with vintage inspired clips which I placed in for detail below the crown area.




 Clare Bryce (www.purepampering.co.uk) was with me again today doing the make up for the girls, it's always great to work with Clare, she's such a brilliant make up artist and great fun!



Sarah went for a romantically curled hair style for her wedding with a vintage inspired side clip.


I curled her hair with rollers first to add body then pinned it into tousled curls at the back of the head and twisted sides to keep the style looking soft and romantic.



Another style I created for one of the bridesmaids was this fantastic 'Waterfall Braid' a really great style if someone wants detail but doesn't want their hair to be put up. The braid is woven through the hair to leave pieces of hair falling below.


Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is the winner of 'Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year' SW in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. With over 20 years experience in styling hair for real weddings, photo shoots and Magazine features he is able to create classical, vintage and contemporary bridal hair styles. Mobile Wedding Hairdresser for Stroud, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... 

Friday, 4 May 2012

Katherine's Wedding at Kingscote Barn


Having finished styling hair for a bride already this morning I headed over to Kingscote Barn near Tetbury to style Katherine's hair for her wedding.


A beautiful casual updo was the order of the day for Katherine's hair, I curled it using GHD stylers then loosely pinned it into a soft updo. I then placed jewelled pins into the side for detail



Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is the winner of 'Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year' SW in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. With over 20 years experience in styling hair for real weddings, photo shoots and Magazine features he is able to create classical, vintage and contemporary bridal hair styles. Mobile Wedding Hairdresser for Kingscote Barn, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further...