Saturday, 19 June 2010

Great Tythe Barn Cotswold Wedding Tetury

Kate's wedding today was being held at the stunning Great Tythe Barn in Tetbury. I was doing the styling at her parents cottage at the beautiful Cotswold village Ewen near Cirencester.
I arrived just after 7.30am to style the hair for Kate and her bridesmaids.
Putting the bridemaids hair into heated rollers first I then curled Kate's hair with GHD's to add body and curls. Once this was done I styled the hair into place giving the crown some body to create balance for the beautiful crystal tiara, I then pinned pieces of hair into place to create a half up hair style.

Clare (Pure Pampering) was doing the make up for Kate and her bridesmaids and arrived as I was finishing Kate's hair. I styled the bridesmaids hair and attached the diamante clips into place and then blow dried mother of the bride Carol before attaching her fascinator.

Just as Clare and I were finishing the girls changed into their dresses and were ready to be driven over to The Great Tythe Barn, Kate had the most fabulous silver dress, very unusual and simply stunning!!!

Clare and I left Kate's parents cottage and went for a well deserved lunch at the gastro pub 'The Wild Duck Inn' just down the road in Ewen.
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Saturday, 12 June 2010

Barnsley House Wedding / Cripps Barn

I felt very privileged to be styling Rachels's bridal hair today at the stunning Cotswold location 'Barnsley House'.
Barnsley House was owned by Rosemary Verey (Eminent Garden designer, writer and broadcaster) until her death in 2001 when it became an exclusive hotel. As a huge fan of Rosemary Verey's I had always wanted to see Barnsley and it's gardens and visiting Rachel there today I wasn't disappointed, it really is the most beautiful venue.
Arriving early I was escorted by one of the Barnsley house staff through the grounds to the 'Secret Garden Suite' that Rachel was staying in. The suite is the most amazing set of rooms set within it's own private award winning gardens and pond with stepping stone bridge to access the rooms, this is one venue that looks like it is out of a film!!
Once I had crossed the pond to the rooms (tricky carrying my hairdressing case and equipment across the pond!!) I set to work styling Rachel's hair.

At the trial for Rachel's wedding hair we had created an elegant updo that looked stunning with her brunette hair, once I'd finished curling the hair today I then recreated this style and pinned the silk and pearl flower into one side before attaching the veil.
Once I'd finished Rachel's bridal hair I left Barnsley House and had a quick drive over to Tetbury to 'The Close Hotel' to do number 2 wedding of the day for Tania ....
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The Close Hotel Tetbury

Having just completed Rachel's bridal hair over at Barnsley house about 20 minutes away from Tetbury I had a quick drive to get to 'The Close Hotel' to style Tania's hair for her wedding.

Tania was getting married in the hotel's private chapel which is situated in the hotel grounds . I started by putting her bridesmaids and Mum's hair into heated rollers to add body and curl before styling Tanias.

Tania's hair was curled with GHD's to create soft curls and waves. Next I gently backcombed the crown to add lift and create balance for the headdress which was place just in front of the crown.

Tania's bridesmaid and Mum next, I pinned bridesmaid Jo's up and created a feature at the back with the curls before fixing her fascinator into place. I styled Tania's Mum's hair and attached her fascinator.

Clare (Pure Pampering) applied make-up for the three ladies doing an amazing job as ever, as she finished Tania's make-up I added some finishing touches to her hair and attached the veil. Tania looked beautiful and had a real sparkle in her eyes as she was about to be buttoned into her stunning wedding gown. Tania's was a really lovely wedding to be invoved with.
Clare and I left as the sun was beaming down in the stunning hotel grounds. We decided to go for a well deserved coffee and chat at The Priory Inn and Hotel just down the road (well worth a visit!) a busy day with 2 weddings but a great feeling of satisfaction too!!
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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Clifton Wedding

I travelled to Lucinda's home today to style her hair for her wedding in Clifton near Bristol.
Lucinda was wearing a STUNNING dress from Valentino's latest collection, one of the most stunning dresses I have seen!
For her hair Lucinda had decided it styled into a very classical chignon bun which is proving to be a very popular bridal hair style at the moment. I curled her hair to add body and then pinned it into the chignon finishing it with a beautiful pearl and beaded comb.
Bridesmaid Kimberley had asked to have her hair half up. Curling it first with heated rollers I styled Kimberley's hair into place before attaching the vintage clips into place for the final detail.
The last one to receive my styling attention was Lucinda's toddler flowergirl, I tamed her hair into ringlets with GHD's and then fixed a flower ring into place.

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Friday, 4 June 2010

Eastnor Castle, Ledbury Wedding

An amazing wedding today at the FABULOUS location Eastnor Castle. I have been styling hair at for weddings at Eastnor Castle for around 17 years now and I never get over how amazing this venue is!! Have a look at their website to see how beautiful the venue is and just PERFECT for a wedding

Gemma and her fiance Nas were having an English and Asian wedding so Gemma had a gorgeous traditional white wedding dress and an amazing jewel red Asian dress for the later ceremony.
Gemma had decided on a very classical Audrey Hepburn type style. I curled it firstly with GHD's to give the hair body and then set about pinning it into place. As I was completing Gemma's hair Clare ( Pure Pampering ) arrived to do her make-up. As Clare worked her magic I styled Gemma's Mum's hair before adding the final details to Gemma's hair by attaching a beautiful diamante clip.
Clare and I left Eastnor castle as the guests were arriving, it was a gorgeous day and Gemma and Nas had chosen the best venue to celerate their wedding.

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