Saturday, 16 June 2012

Michelle's Wedding Hair Styling at The Matara Centre nr. Tetbury


Back over to style bridal hair at one of my regular wedding venues The Matara Centre near Tetbury. Based in the village of Kingscote in Gloucestershire The Matara Centre is one of the more unusual venues, inspired by Eastern and oriental style the collection of buildings that make up Matara are based around impressive Japanese style water gardens and then to the other side is the original old house 'Kingscote Park'. 


I was hair stylist for Michelle's wedding at Matara and was in Kingscote Park where the girls were staying and getting ready. Michelle had the beautiful bridal suite overlooking the gorgeous gardens.


Hair styling started with the bridesmaids who were all having up do's. Having curled the hair with heated rollers I pinned their hair into place to create a tousled style for 2 of them and a true classic chignon for the other one.


I took a breather from being hairdresser to take this picture of the view over the cloistered gardens beside Kingscote Park, the domed roof of the adjacent Matara centre can be seen behind the garden.



For Michelle's hair we went for an elegant up do with lift around the crown area.


The back was twisted into knots and loops to create interest and secured with plenty of grips and spray!





Once the style had been finished we pinned pre-wired flowers into the hair for decoration, Michelle's sister in law was doing the flowers for the wedding and we had free reign to choose whichever flowers we wanted for the hair, the colours matched the theme for the wedding perfectly and even matched the dresses of the gorgeous bridesmaids!


To view more images of wedding hair and for further information on my services as a wedding hairdresser please check out my main website www.fhdmobile.co.uk  As one of the UK's leading Bridal Specialists I cover many areas including Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, Bath, Somerset, Wiltshire and further! Chris Fordham .... Bridal Hair Stylist of The Year ... South West - The Wedding Industry Awards

Friday, 15 June 2012

Wedding Hair Styling at Kingscote Barn Nr. Tetbury


How great do these lovely girls look!!! This was the scene about 40 minutes after I arrived at Kingscote Barn to style hair for Sarah's wedding and I had put heated rollers into the bride and bridesmaids hair.

We were in the Tallet House Rooms adjacent to Kingscote barn, these gorgeous en suite rooms are perfect for the wedding party to stay in and great for getting ready for the wedding ceremony.


First style to be completed was for one of the bridesmaids, she wanted an updo in a chignon style. Having curled it first I curled the hair onto itself and fixed it into place with pins before adding jewelled pins for decoration.


Sarah went for a half up hair do for her wedding day hair style, I added volume to the crown area before creating a half up hair style by pinning the hair into a lattice design at the back.



Bridesmaid No. 2's hair was styled into a beautiful chignon side bun hair style, I love this sort of style, so classical and yet very much an on trend hair style for weddings.




 Clare from Pure Pampering was back from her holidays and was doing the make up for Sarah and her bridesmaids.


Sarah's dress had some amazing detail at the back.


Sarah chose a jewelled headband to wear, it really added the perfect finishing touch for her wedding day hair.



Mother of the bride helped Sarah in to her dress and then secured the clips on her jewellery before I stepped in to attach the veil, I used the double fix technique to attach the veil and voila.... a gorgeous bride!!!


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 Matara Centre, Kingscote Barn, Cripps Barn, Barnsley House,Stroud, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... www.fhdmobile.co.uk  

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Matara Centre Wedding nr Tetbury


Today saw me whizzing from Stoud over Minchinhampton common then through Nailsworth to the gorgeous wedding venue 'The Matara Centre' in the village of Kingscote. I have styled hair for lots of weddings at the Matara Centre over the last 4 years so it feels like a home from home for me!


Alison and her family were staying in Kingscote Park House at 'The Matara Centre' , I arrived early to style hair for Alison, her bridesmaids and the mother of the bride.

The Matara Centre is a really beautiful Eastern inspired venue for weddings and celebrations, it has a great vibe, such an amazing place. 



To create wedding hair styles you need to give the hair lots of body, I put the 2 bridesmaids hair into heated rollers before styling the hair into curled side buns.




Alison wanted a curled up do with a textured soft feel, having curled it with heated rollers I then pinned the hair into curls before attaching the gorgeous veil.



 Bridesmaid pictured above in stunning blue dress.


The flowers were sourced from an organic florist in Oxfordshire, using fresh in season flowers. Beautiful sweet peas with fresh mint and Lady's mantle made amazing bouquets.


The gardens of Kingscote Park House looked amazing, they were being prepared for an open garden weekend, they looked amazing!


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 Matara Centre, Kingscote Barn, Cripps Barn, Barnsley House,Stroud, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... 

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Jasmine's Kingscote Barn Wedding


I had a really lovely morning helping Jasmine, her bridesmaid and family members get ready for the wedding held at her nearby church then over to the gorgeous Kingscote Barn nr. Tetbury I think I style hair for more  brides getting married a Kingscote barn than any other venue!


One thing I am finding has become very popular for brides hair for their weddings are braids and plaits, Jasmine wanted to have her hair styled into a half up do, I curled her hair using GHD stylers then added a chunky plait to one side, having curled the hair first it gives the plait loads of texture.




Bridesmaid side curled hair style, created by curling the hair with rollers then adding some backcombing around the roots of the hair whilst pinning the hair up into curls on one side.



I loved this picture of the photographer capturing a picture of Jasmine finishing her make up in the sitting room mirror, a great action shot.


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...