Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Summer/Autumn Wedding Catch up

Following on from my last post earlier this week, I am still updating the blog with all the fantastic weddings that I have been privileged to style this summer and Autumn. Travelling around Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, The Cotswolds and further styling hair for weddings is such a great job and I'm very proud to have been shortlisted in The 2013 Wedding Industry Awards! I was very proud to have won the Bridal Stylist of the Year 2012.

So here are some photos of some of the goregeous brides, bridesmaids and Mums that I styled this summer....



Lois's Wedding at Curradine Barns Worcestershire



Beautiful Lois went for a classical bridal hair up style for her wedding at Curradine Barns, Shrawley in Worcestershire. A great hair style that looks soft and elegant but will withstand everything that a wedding day can throw at it!





Styling hair for Mum and bridesmaids too adds to the fun of getting everyone ready on a wedding morning.



Lucy's Bridal Hair Styling at Clevedon for Priston Mill Wedding 



A mega early start to style hair for Lucy and her family for her wedding in Clevedon followed by reception at the Tythe Barn at Priston Mill near Bath. The above photo is a fantastic shot of Lucy and her husband shot by Robin Bradshaw of Bullit Photography whose recent accolade was to be official photographer for Dermot O'Leary's wedding!

I sat watching the sun come up over the seafront as I arrived at Clevedon, there are some perks to being up so early!




 A fabulously elegant up do created with individual clip in hair extensions, complimented by a stunning jewelled headband! 









Katie's Wedding Hair Styling at Bibury Court Hotel in The Cotswolds


Another stunning bride at a beautiful Cotswold location. I was styling hair for Katie's wedding at the recently refurbished Bibury Court Hotel, a beautiful hotel impeccably styled and just the most perfect location with the village church literally situated on the other side of the hotel's garden!


A truly gorgeous bride, Katie's hair was styled into a side swept half up style, just perfect!


Jessica's Wedding Hair Styling at Malvern


Jessica was married at Malvern College which was her old school, I spent the morning in Great Malvern styling hair for her and her bridesmaids. Jessica bought a vintage brooch from my collection to use in her hair,

I source these antique and vintage hair clips and brooches as they are a fraction of the cost of modern replicas and they make the perfect 'something old' for your wedding, they look great in most modern or vintage bridal hairstyles and a they are also beautiful heirloom to pass on! They are priced from £30-£45 depending on size and design, I carry a constantly changing collection so please email  me if interested and I can send images of the current ones available.




An elegant up do suited Jessica's hair perfectly and the sparkle for the vintage clip was the perfect finishing touch!

All the bridesmaids wanted 'messy' up do's, once I had curled, backcombed and pinned the styles into place I pinned fresh flowers in to add the finishing touch.




I loved the style of the bridesmaids dresses, the 'Two Bird' dresses are designed to be tied into over a dozen different combinations making it the perfect choice to suit all bridesmaids.









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  

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Wedding Hair Styling Blog Catch up!

This year has been SO incredibly busy that it's been very difficult to find time to add articles to this blog, as always there are lots more photos on the 'Fordham Hair Design Facebook Page', just over 900 photos arranged into nearly 90 albums! Anyway here is the latest catch up with a few of the weddings I styled throughout the summer....



Verity's Wedding Hair Styling at The Matara Centre


Verity's wedding was at The Matara Centre near Tetbury, having decided to go for a half up romantic curled hair style we decided to curl Verity's hair with GHD stylers. Once curled I pinned the hair up and fixed below the crown into a 'hair rose'. A crystal tiara added the finishing touch.




 Verity's bridesmaids all wanted different styles. This style was braided on one side then formed into a tousled side bun.






 Louise's Wedding Hair Styling at The Swan Hotel Bibury 


 Louise's wedding was at the beautiful Swan Hotel in the Cotswold village of Bibury. The girls were staying in one of the luxury cottages next door to the hotel it even had a hot tub in the garden!





For Louise's hair we decided on an up do with curled area around the nape of the neck. A lovely headband with pearls and flowers finished the look.




Beautiful exotic flowers were the order of the day for Louise!


Louise's sister was her bridesmaid and for her hair styling I curled it into an elegant side bun chignon.



The sisters just after I had finished styling the hair, ready to go and change for the wedding ceremony which was held in the Swan Hotel's river side gardens.






Lisa's Wedding Hair Styling for Wedding at Pershore Abbey




An glamorous up do hair style was the perfect look for Lisa's wedding at the wonderful Pershore Abbey in Worcestershire. Having curled Lisa's hair with heated rollers I pinned it into place with high lift around the crown to compliment the style of her dress.





Sam's Wedding Hair Styling at Sandhurst

I was in the village of Sandhurst near Gloucester to style Sam's hair for her wedding at Sandhurst church followed by the reception at Kingscote Barn near Tetbury.



Sam wanted a curled high up hair style, with fiery red hair it was a look that suited Sam perfectly. I curled the hair first before adding back combing and pinning the hair into curls on top of the head.




This picture shows a good example of how hair extensions can create the illusion of long hair! This bridesmaid had a short bob hairstyle which I curled then I added individual clip in hair extensions which I had pre curled before pinning the hair below the crown.








Alice's Vintage Wedding at Westonbirt


Most brides that want a vintage feel to their wedding will have to buy vintage accessories but for Alice the entire wedding was styled around her vintage veil that had belonged to her family for the past 130 years!


The wedding was held in Westonbirt Arboretum so had a really lovely vintage rustic feel, the style was so unique and photographer Jonothan Watkins pictures were so beautiful that it was recently featured on the well known wedding blog 'Under The Vintage Veil' (rather an apt name!)





I styled Alice's hair by curling it with GHD stylers then braiding it down one side before pinning it into a half up wedding style, it had a fantastic boho rustic feel and once I had fixed the vintage veil into place the look was complete!




 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