Saturday, 29 December 2012

Autumn/Winter Wedding Hair Styling Update #2




Here on 'The Real Wedding Hair Blog' is the final Autumn/Winter update showing 4 more gorgeous weddings I styled hair for in Cheltenham, Barnsley House (always a favourite of mine to style wedding hair at!), The Bear of Rodborough nr Stroud and The Matara Centre at Kingscote. All hair styles are created by me... Chris Fordham .. twice winner of the title... 'Bridal Stylist of the Year'...  2012 & 2013 South West.






Bonnie's Wedding Hair Styling in Cheltenham

Wedding hair styling very often means an early alarm call for me, today was no exception with Bonnie's wedding ceremony being an early one and I had 6 hairstyles to create! 

Bonnie and her family were staying in a stunning Regency house in the Lansdown / Montpelier area of  Cheltenham, the ceremony was taking place her family church near Evesham, then the celebrations were taking place at 'The Daffodil' restaurant in Cheltenham which is a stunning converted art deco cinema!




A trend I am seeing more of is for hair up with plaits and twists and up styles that are very soft and almost 'messy'. I love this look as it is very flattering and a little bit 'boho chic'!





All of the bridesmaids had up do styles which I fixed diamante clips into for that little bit of sparkle and finish!




For Bonnie we also did an up do hair style to compliment the 50's style birdcage veil that she was wearing for her wedding.


Bonnie's headdress came on a headband (from House of Istria) I fixed this into place then pinned the veil into this so that it fell seductively over one side , a truly gorgeous look for a bride!





Lara's Wedding Hair Styling at Barnsley House near Bibury

Another return to Barnsley House for me to style hair for Lara's wedding. She had just flown into the UK from her home in California and had spent a couple of days enjoying the beautiful spa at Barnsley House.



Lara was staying in one of Barnsley House's beautiful suites the 'Rosemary Verey Suite' which has some amazing styling details including this gorgeous 4 poster bed made from forged metal into the style of climbing roses.


 Lara's neice was one of her bridesmaids, a half up curled style was perfect for her naturally curly hair which I tamed into a softer curl with GHD stylers.



I styled Lara's hair into an elegant side chignon. A perfectly elegant style for a wedding hairstyle.





 Make up artist Sophie Chamings created the make up for the wedding party.





Once I had finished styling Lara's hair she was helped into her dress in the conservatory that adjoined her suite at Barnsley House.



Kirsty's Wedding Hair Styling at 'The Bear of Rodborough' near Stroud


Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud so it's always a pleasure to style hair for weddings at one of my VERY local wedding venues. I live about a 2 minute drive from The Bear of Rodborough so it really is my closest venue for styling bridal hair. 


Kirsty wanted a classical half up curled wedding hair style which I created by curling her own hair then adding clipped in hair extensions to give more volume and a longer lasting curl to the finished style.




A small tiara finished off the look perfectly then I created another half up style for Kirsty's bridesmaid with jewelled clips for decoration.




Laura's Wedding Hair Styling at The Matara Centre Kingscote near Tetbury

Laura's wedding was at The Matara Centre in the village of Kingscote, this unique wedding venue has Eastern influences with a Japanese water garden where ceremonies can take place.



Laura wanted a very unstructured look for her wedding hair style, I love creating soft and romantic styles like this and this type of style has become one of my signature looks. 




Softly curled and then securely pinned into a loose up do, relaxed tendrils allow the style to look soft and romantic.




For the bridesmaid's hair I curled it and pinned it into a soft up do low into the nape of the neck to one side, again leaving it loose and with an unstructured tousled feel.


Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is twice winner of 'Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year' SW in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. With over 20 years experience in styling hair for real weddings, photo shoots and Magazine features he is able to create classical, vintage and contemporary bridal hair styles. Mobile Wedding Hairdresser for Kingscote Barn,The Matara Centre, Cripps Barn, Barnsley House, Bibury Court, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... www.fhdmobile.co.uk