Sunday, 10 April 2011

Cadbury House and Coombe Lodge Blagdon

Another Sunday wedding for me today, weekdays and Sundays are quickly becoming as popular for weddings as Saturdays. Jo was getting married at the beautiful manor Coombe Lodge at Blagdon in Somerset, a really beautiful location and fabulous venue for a dream wedding.
Jo and her bridesmaids had stayed at Cadbury House hotel near to Bristol and this was where I went to style there hair. Jo had decided to have a beautiful tousled curl chignon for her bridal hair style and the finished look was amazing.
Curling Jo's hair with GHD's added lots of body and curl, this makes the hair hold the style in for longer meaning you won't find the style looking flat halfway through your wedding day.
I added some body and lift around the crown area which always gives a more flattering shape for a bridal hairstyle. People can get scared if you mention the word 'backcombing' but if done properly and in a subtle way it looks stunning!Once I'd finished pinning the hair into place I placed the crystal and pearl clips on one side of the chignon, they added the perfect finish to this beautiful bridal hairstyle.
Jo had printed lots of images of bridal hairstyles from my website to let the bridesmaids decide on the style that they wanted. This is a great way to allow bridesmaids to decide on the look they want, The gallery of hairstyles on my website ( http://www.fhdmobile.co.uk/ ) has a couple of hundred photographs on it and it's very printer friendly so easy to print images.
Several of the girls decided on up do's with tousled curls and one had a half up half down style all finished with silk rose hair clips. I curled all the the bridesmaids hair with heated rollers which like Jo's hair added lots of body to make long lasting hairstyles.When pinning the hair into the curls I always make sure that hair grips are 'invisible' by hiding them within the style, hairgrips should never be obvious to anyone looking at your hairstyle, it might sound fussy but it is a small detail like this that will make your hairstyle look stunning.
It was an incredible day with the sun beating down and better than most summer days, Jo had really fallen lucky with the mini heatwave that we were experiencing! After adding final touches of hairspray to the girls finished styles I left the girls to finish getting ready before the cars arrived to take them to Coombe Lodge.


To view photographs of bridal hairstyles and more details of the service that I offer as a Bridal Hair Specialist please visit http://www.fhdmobile.co.uk/ .... offering wedding hair styling across the South West, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Bristol, Bath and further...