Monday, 10 September 2012

Summer Wedding Catch up!

Regular readers of my Wedding Hair Blog will know that I normally write quite detailed entries for each wedding that I style hair for, this summer has been SO busy that I haven't been able to keep up with updating this blog but most of the time I put photos straight onto my Facebook page.

Anyway, I'm very keen to show readers some photos from the summer brides that I haven't had chance to update so I'm going to cheat and do a photo update with less written detail to catch up on the missing entries. Four updates are below with more coming soon .....enjoy!.....


Angela's Wedding .... Kingscote Barn

The beginning of July saw me heading up to Kingscote Barn near Tetbury to style Angela's wedding hair, a great venue and to date this is my most popular wedding venue with me having styled hair for 12 weddings there this year alone!


A curled nape chignon with crystal tiara for the bride.


Half up curled hair for bridesmaid.



I loved the 2 birds bridesmaids dressses that the girls wore, this dress can be tied into a dozen different variations to give different looks and styles.




Katie's Wedding Hair Styling at The Great Tythe Barn Tetbury

The beginning of July also saw me styling hair for Katie's wedding at the beautiful Great Tythe Barn at Tetbury

A side curled up style with amazing pearl headdress for the bride.


Short hair was transformed into an elegant chignon as I used clip in hair extensions.



Katie very kindly forwarded the following photos to me taken by her official photographer, she looks fabulous!





It might have been the wettest summer on record but Katie showed that a bride can still look stunning even holding an umbrella!!



Sarah's Wedding Hair Styling Stanway House

Sarah's wedding reception was held at Stanway House near Cheltenham, I styled her hair along with her bridesmaids whilst make up artist Sophie Chamings created the make up for the girls.



An elegant updo hair style with a right on trend boho braid along one side.


Sarah's headdress was made form an original 18th century piece of material beadwork.



The bridesmaids had different hairstyles, one into a chignon, another a curled up do and the other a half up style. All had a butterfly crystal clip for the finishing detail.










The theme for Sarah's wedding was a Bronte sister type feel, this dress from COCOA in Cheltenham was perfect with delicate lace cap sleeves. More photos can be found on the official photographers website HERE



Rebecca's Wedding at Red House Barn Stoke Prior 


Rebecca and her bridesmaids spent the morning getting ready at her parents home just outside Worcester. This was where I styled the hair and Clare Bryce Make up artist styled the make up.


Rebecca decided on a gorgeous half up half down hair style with added curled detail below the crown.




 Photographer extraordinaire Russell Lewis was on hand capturing memories from the big day, below is the montage that he created for his blog which can be viewed HERE.

More updates and pictures will follow soon!

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, Cripps Barn, Barnsley House,Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... www.fhdmobile.co.uk 

Venue Spotlight .... ' Le Manoir ' in Oxfordshire


As a Bridal Hair stylist Specialist I attend some breath-taking weddings at some incredible wedding venues. One of the perks of my job is to work in some of the UK’s finest & most luxurious wedding venues and I’m often asked which my favourite are, this is an incredibly difficult question to answer as each venue offers unique elements which give it individuality.


One venue that oozes luxury and individuality is the esteemed and world famous ‘Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons’ often simply referred to by its shorter title of ‘Le Manoir‘.


Created by the renowned French chef Raymond Blanc in 1984, Le Manoir has recently celebrated 28 years at the top, Monsieur Blanc says … "Le Manoir is the fulfilment of a personal vision, a dream that one day I would create a hotel and restaurant where my guests would find perfection in food, comfort and service." ….this is certainly something he has done and has been awarded many accolades not least 2 Michelin stars.


Le Manoir is licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies, allowing you and your guests to enjoy both the formalities and reception in comfort and style. From small weddings for up to eight guests, to parties for up to 50, or even exclusive use of the hotel for 120 revellers, Le Manoir can cater for the most intimate or lavish events. The secluded garden makes the perfect backdrop for photographs.
Le Manoir is perfectly set in the quintessentially peaceful English village of Great Milton nr Oxford, Oxfordshire yet literally minutes away from the M40 motorway making it very accessible.



If you are looking for a bridal hairdresser to create your dream look for your wedding at Le Manoir then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  Based in the Cotswold town of Stroud, I am currently the ‘Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year’ for the South West in the 2012 Wedding Industry Awards. I offer a 5 star mobile hairdresser service, bringing everything needed to create enviable, timeless and classical bridal hair. Visit www.fhdmobile.co.uk for more details or contact Chris at … chris@fhdmobile.co.uk


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, Cripps Barn, Barnsley House,Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... www.fhdmobile.co.uk