Friday, 15 March 2013

Kingscote Barn Wedding Hair Styling for Frances


Normally I illustrate my blog with photos that I took whilst I was styling the hair but I have been able to show you today's gorgeous bride via the official photographers pictures......the uber talented photographer Matt Davis!!


Soft casual up do hairstyles were the order of the day for Frances and her bridesmaids, several including Frances requested very soft tousled looks with loose pieces, a great soft romantic look for any wedding!

I was at Kingscote Barn near Tetbury for the hair styling, a stunning venue that I'm privileged to work at a lot styling hair for weddings.


Side bun chignons are also a great look and this bridesmaid looked fab with this soft tousled bun which I finished with pearl pins.



Today was red nose day so their were plenty of spare noses going around, even make up artist Clare got in on the act!



I love this shot of Frances popping the cork on the champagne, unfortunately it had been stored in the freezer and literally emptied all over the floor! What a waste of good champagne! :)


A fab shot of Frances being handed over to her handsome groom....gorgeous!

If you are planning your wedding at Kingscote Barn Tetbury Gloucestershire and looking for a hairdresser / hairstylist to come to the barn on the morning of your wedding to style hair then drop me an email or visit my website for more information.....

Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is twice 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. All wedding hair styles on The Real Wedding Hair Blog are created by Chris Fordham. 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 Clearwell Castle,  Kingscote Barn, Cripps Barn, Barnsley House,Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... www.fhdmobile.co.uk  

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Louise's Wedding Hair Styling at Clearwell Castle


It was a very atmospheric misty morning as I drove through the Gloucestershire countryside and the Forest of Dean to style hair for Louise and her family at the beautiful wedding venue Clearwell Castle.
As you arrive at the castle you are greeted by the impressive portcullis entrance way which never ceases to impress me, it looked beautiful this morning with the snowdrops in full bloom in front of it.




The 2 bridesmaids had very different hair, Melanie pictured above, had amazing naturally curly hair which I styled into a half up/half down hair style, I then defined some of the natural curls by using GHD straighteners to stop the natural curl frizzing. It always seems wrong to say you curl hair with GHD straightners but they are fantastic at adding curl to the hair.


Louise's niece Abi was the other bridesmaid, she wanted something that felt glamorous but not too set looking or boring. We decided on a 'messy' tousled up do with a braid on one side, braids are hot, hot, hot at the moment and an up do with one side braided like this is bang on trend! As a bridal hair specialist I get to style hair for 100's of weddings and this is a style I am being asked to create a lot.



Bride Louise wanted an elegant look for her big day so we went for a high chignon hairstyle, this look is perfect if you have a very detailed dress as Louise did, it looks elegant and perfectly compliments the dress without taking away from it. Although the style doesn't look curly I actually set Louise's hair on heated rollers to give it body and make the hair style last all day for her wedding.



Louise had a vintage diamanté slide for her hair which she bought from the bridal accessory designer Chez Bec, this provided the perfect finish for such an elegant look.



Louise's dress was by designer Justin Alexander, a gorgeous dress with a detailed lace overlay.



The gorgeous bridesmaids in electric blue dresses.


Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is twice 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. All wedding hair styles on The Real Wedding Hair Blog are created by Chris Fordham. 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 Clearwell Castle,  Kingscote Barn, Cripps Barn, Barnsley House,Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... www.fhdmobile.co.uk