Thursday, 6 November 2014

Beth's Kingscote Barn Wedding

I cannot begin to tell you how privileged I feel to style hair for brides, it's always the most amazing thing to be involved in somebody's special day, I always say to a bride when I meet them at the trial run that the wedding day will feel like every birthday and Christmas wrapped up into one.....and it always does!! To be a bridal hairdresser in the Cotswolds is such an great job!


I am once again indebted to a fantastic photographer for providing photographs of Beth's wedding. Albert Palmer is a photographer from Bristol that I had heard the most amazing things about from other suppliers and people in the wedding industry so to finally meet him was great. 

We actually first met at a wedding just before Beth's wedding and he is everything that people had said. Not only an incredibly artistic photographer but such a genuinely nice guy. I love his unobtrusive style of working, he never forced people to pose and to be honest most of the time you forgot that he was there, such a great way of working that everyone felt perfectly at ease with having photos taken.


I am very honoured to be recommended as a hairdresser for Kingscote Barn and style hair here so often that it feels like a second home! This year I have had more and more brides getting ready at Will's Cottage which is a beautiful converted barn just down the road from Kingscote Barn. At the barn there are several self catering options including the other cottage 'Spring Cottage' but I am finding more brides are enjoying getting ready 'off site' and loving the peace and tranquility that Will's Cottage offers.


Beth's hair style was an incredibly elegant entwined up do that suited her and her style of dress just perfectly! Having set her hair first with heated rollers I then pinned the hair into place by entwining the hair into curls at the back whilst creating an elegant sleek look from the front, beautifully finished with soft tendrils around the hairline and a soft plait along one side of the hair style to give a slight boho feel.






The bridesmaids all had their hair curled with rollers before I styled the hair into half up styles, a simple but equally elegant option for a bridesmaid wedding hair style.










If you are looking for a Kingscote Barn Wedding Hairdresser then why not get in touch or visit the Fordham Hair Design main website.



Chris Fordham is the National Winner of  'Bridal Hairdresser of the Year 2014' and 3 times winner of 'Best Bridal Hair Stylist for the South West'

Monday, 3 November 2014

Cripps Stone Barn Wedding Hair Styling

I'm so excited to share photos from a wedding I styled hair for recently which were taken by photographer James Melia I really love the retro style of James' photos!

These photos are from the lovely Faye's wedding at Stone Barn a beautiful barn in the Cotswolds, part of the Cripps Kitchen group that includes Cripps Barn another wedding venue that I style hair for. I spent the morning at the fab Wheatsheaf Inn at Northleach to style hair for Faye and her bridesmaids, a lot of brides stay here for weddings locally so I spend a lot of time there styling bridal hair! Styling the make up for Faye and the girls today was the talented Cotswold Make up Artist Emily Tarrant, I have worked with Emily on quite a few weddings now and she always creates beautiful make up.




Faye asked me to create waterfall braids for the bridesmaids, a really great look and perfect for a bridesmaid. For her own hair Faye went for a tousled up do with a plait running across the front and into the tousled bun, a great boho hairstyle which I finished by pinning gypsophila flowers into.








If you are looking for a Cripps Barn wedding Hairdresser then get in touch with Chris Fordham National Winner Bridal Hairstylist of the Year 2014

Monday, 27 October 2014

Catch up!

A long overdue blog update after one of the busiest wedding seasons ever! It has quietened down slightly but there are still lots of gorgeous weddings to come in 2014! I have lots of beautiful pictures to share over the next few weeks of the gorgeous weddings that I have styled hair for.

So starting with the lovely Tara whose hair I styled for her wedding at the gorgeous Coombe Lodge not far from Bristol.

Thanks goes to the super talented Somerset Wedding photographer Sam Gibson who has kindly allowed me to use the photos that he took whilst I was styling hair for Tara and of the rest of the gorgeous wedding day.


Clare Bryce Gloucester based Wedding Make up Artist was with me today creating gorgeous looks for Tara, her bridesmaid and Mum. Styling took place at  Berwick Lodge a gorgeous boutique hotel moments away from the centre of Bristol.



Tara's wedding hair style was a very simple and classical up do, softly curled and pinned low into the nape of the neck, a beautiful hairstyle for a wedding.











A classical wedding in a truly beautiful setting, if you are getting married and looking for a bridal hairstylist then please check out the main Fordham Hair Design Website Chris Fordham is Bridal Stylist of the year 2014 and travels extensively around the Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, and further...if you are looking for bridal hair training courses and 1 day short wedding hair courses then why not check out Chris's Bridal Hair Training Courses

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Old Down Manor Wedding Hair Styling



3 years ago I styled the hair for Rachel's sister Catherine so it was great to come back to the family home to style hair for another family wedding, this time held at Old Down Manor Tockington near Bristol.


Rachel wanted an up do style with a vintage inspired front, a great style that worked well with Rachel's gorgeous hair.


 For the bridesmaid's hair I styled the hair into soft curled styles with fresh flowers for decoration, beautifully classic looks.






If you're getting married in the Cotswolds and looking for an Award Winning mobile hairdresser then why not check out the main website Fordham Hair Design .... as a Bridal Hair Specialist I travel extensively to many exclusive wedding venues styling hair for beautiful weddings, venues covered include Old Down Manor, The Old Lodge Minchinhampton, Caswell House,  The Bay Tree Hotel Burford,  Berkeley Castle, Barnsley House, Bibury Court, Calcot Manor, Clearwell Castle, Eastnor Castle, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Kingscote Barn, The Swan Bibury, Cripps Barn, Stone Barn Aldsworth, Cowley Manor, The Manor House Castle Coombe, Orchardleigh House, The Bear of Rodborough, The Manor House Moreton in Marsh and many, many more!

Cripps Barn Wedding Hair Styling


 

Regular readers here on The Real Wedding Hair Blog will know that I LOVE a Barn wedding and along with Kingscote Barn near Tetbury I also style a lot of brides hair for weddings at Cripps Barn near Bibury.  Bride Jill was getting married at Cripps Barn and along with her bridesmaids was staying at The Wheatsheaf Inn at Northleach which is where I styled the hair for them.


Jill wanted an up do but wanted a relaxed boho feel to it, braiding one side and keeping the rest low and tousled achieved the soft country barn feel that Jill wanted.



Keeping with the relaxed theme the bridesmaids hair were also styled in very soft tousled up do's complimenting the brides look perfectly!






 If you're getting married in the Cotswolds and looking for an Award Winning mobile hairdresser then why not check out the main website Fordham Hair Design .... as a Bridal Hair Specialist I travel extensively to many exclusive wedding venues styling hair for beautiful weddings, venues covered include The Old Lodge Minchinhampton, Caswell House,  The Bay Tree Hotel Burford,  Berkeley Castle, Barnsley House, Bibury Court, Calcot Manor, Clearwell Castle, Eastnor Castle, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Kingscote Barn, The Swan Bibury, Cripps Barn, Stone Barn Aldsworth, Cowley Manor, The Manor House Castle Coombe, Orchardleigh House, The Bear of Rodborough, The Manor House Moreton in Marsh and many, many more!