I was delighted to be styling hair for a wedding at Ellenborough Park Cheltenham this week. This is a hotel I had heard a lot about due to it's magnificent setting overlooking the world famous Cheltenham race course and also it's recent refurbishment which has made this hotel a 5 star hotel that not only impresses but certainly delivers with bags of style and impeccable service.
I was here styling hair for Natalie's wedding, I started by styling her 2 bridesmaids first, both went for side swept curled styles that were first curled with hot rollers and heated rods. Once curled the hair was swept over to one side pinning it into place.
Creating make-up for the wedding party was make-up artist Sophie Everett. Sophie is a great make-up artist who works on lots of weddings and fashion shoots.
For Mother of the bride I styled the hair into a gorgeous nape chignon style, classically simple and very elegant. This is a great style for a wedding as it looks SO elegant and is a very secure hair style and holds in place well.
For Natalie I created a vintage waved hair style. I curled Natalie's hair with rollers to give the hair a very vintage 'set' feel before forming it into deep finger style waves on the sides, these waves were then pinned away from the face to finish this 1940's style. Natalie had seen similar vintage styles on Lauren Bacall and Veronica Lake which were the inspiration behind this look.
Ellenborough Park was a great venue, effortlessly elegant and stylish, having finished styling the hair I left them to finish getting ready for the ceremony and have 'before' wedding photos taken.
Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is the winner of 'Best Bridal Hair Stylist' SW in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. With over 20 years experience he is able to create classical, vintage and contemporary bridal hair style. Mobile Wedding Hairdresser for ... Ellenborough Park Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further...