Friday, 11 March 2011

Kate's Wedding at Kingscote Barn Tetbury

My blog entries normally start with a beautiful picture of the venue the bride to be is getting married in but I just loved this picture of all the girls and Mum once I'd put heated rollers into their hair! Don't they look fab! Well maybe not yet in this picture but they were a happy bunch!
Bride to be Kate had decided on a classical curled updo for her big day and once I'd taken out the heated rollers I set to work curling the hair into loops and pinning it up, the curls looped around each other beautifully to form this classical bridal style. The finishing touch to the style were diamante pins that I placed next to each other to give the impression of one jewelled hairpiece.
All the bridesmaids wanted a similar look to each other which was the very popular vintage style side chignon. This is a really good style for a wedding day as it suits most hair types and there is no danger of it coming apart or curls dropping out. With most hairstyles needing to last 12 hours or so on a wedding day this one is just perfect.
It's always nice to give the Mum of the bride a little bit of extra pampering. For many Mum's it can be a time of nerves and wanting to look their best for the big day. Kate's Mum entered into the spirit with the girls and looked fabulous with a bit of bounce to her bobbed hairstyle. The perfect finishing touch was the red and black fascinator coloured to match the outfit that she would be wearing later for the big day.
The bridesmaids were wearing beautiful Olive green dresses for the day and they looked simply gorgeous.
Soft curls around the edge of the hairline can soften a hairstyle and make it less severe and a small amount of lift around the crown area gives the style a little bit of elegance and style which is perfect for a wedding day.
Diamante clips or combs are great for adding a finishing touch to the hairstyles for bridesmaids and they needn't cost a fortune. I will be posting a blog entry in the next couple of weeks showing different clips and combs for bridal hairstyles and where to buy them from so keep an eye out!

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Once all the girls were styled I left them to finish their final preparations before they were driven to Kingscote Barn in the Cotswolds near Tetbury for the ceremony and reception.

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