Saturday, 19 October 2013

A beautiful American Wedding in an English setting!

Welcome to the latest update on 'The Real Wedding Hair Blog'....I have some beautiful photos to share with you today from photographer Joe Short of Casamento

These beautiful photographs are from Melinda's wedding which I styled hair for at The Manor House   Castle Coombe in The Cotswolds.


Melinda her family and bridesmaids had flown over from America earlier in the week for the wedding at The Manor House which provides one of the most beautiful settings in the UK for a wedding, a truly wonderful 5 star experience! 

Styling hair for the girls was a LOT of fun, we had a mad few hours getting everyone ready, I created different hairstyles for the bridesmaids, some up, some down, some in side bun chignons....all VERY GLAM!

Bride Melinda wanted an elegant look to compliment her Jenny Packham dress, as it was halter neck we decided on keeping the hair down but styled to one side. I braided the side and back bringing it around and curling it across the right shoulder into a Hollywood wave.

Make up artist Sophie Chamings was with me today. Sophie is a Cheltenham based make up artist who specialises in bridal make up, we work a lot together and she creates stunning looks! The soft dewy bridal look that she created for Melinda complimented her perfectly.

Melinda really was a stunning bride, effortlessly elegant and her wedding oozed style and sophistication. The 14th Century Manor House Hotel is set in a wooded valley next to the centre of the historic village of Castle Combe, one of the most idyllic romantic settings you can have for a wedding.

All of the wedding details from the flowers to the the organza veils softly draped around the garden pavilion were exquisite.

My thanks again to Joe from Casamento for these beautiful photographs, I think you'll all agree that they are stunning images of a beautiful Cotswolds wedding.

If you are getting married in the Cotswolds and looking for an award winning mobile hairdresser to style your hair for your wedding then please check out the main Fordham Hair Design a bridal hair specialist I travel extensively styling hair for weddings at some of the UK's most prestigious venues including The Manor House Castle Combe, Eastnor Castle, Berkeley Castle, Thornbury Castle, Calcot Manor, Barnsley House, Cowley Manor, Kingscote Barn, Bibury Court, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons and many, many more!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Zoe's Hair Styling for Kingscote Barn Wedding

Jonathan from Taphouse Photography sent me some beautiful photographs recently which I'm pleased to show you here on 'The Real Wedding Hair Blog'. More of Jonathans photos of this wedding can be seen on his blog here.

This was Zoe's wedding at the beautiful Kingscote Barn in the Cotswolds near Tetbury, as regular readers will know I style hair for Kingscote Barn brides A LOT! It's a beautiful venue, a restored and converted barn set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

As well as the brides hair styling I was also tending the locks of the bridesmaids. Hair adornment featured heavily with this wedding as the bridesmaids had beautiful mini flower arrangements fixed to small combs that I pinned into the completed hair styles, these were created by florist Sara from 'Aqua Wedding & Event Flowers'. The bridesmaids hair styles were classical french pleats (sometimes called french rolls ) having used heated rollers to give the hair body and shine I pinned it into the pleats and attached the flowers.

Zoe had chosen an exquisite headdress from the super talented Hermione Harbutt. Hermione is based in Clifton and designs and makes her gorgeous headdresses by hand, this one was called the 'May Blossom Headdress'.

I styled Zoe's hair into a beautiful chignon and then pinned the headdress around it, it was the perfect hairstyle to show off the pearls and crystals of the design.

The following 3 photos are quick pics I took to show close up details of the girls hair, I think the flowers and  Zoe's headdress are just beautiful details that made this wedding really stand out!

If you are getting married at Kingscote Barn and looking for an award winning mobile hairdresser to style your hair then check out the Fordham Hair Design website I am a recommended hairdresser supplier for Kingscote Barn .... I travel extensively styling hair for weddings at some of the UK's and Cotswolds most prestigious wedding venues such as Barnsley House, Bibury Court, The Swan Bibury, Cripps Barn, Kingscote Barn, Calcot Manor, Ellenborough Park, Eastnor Castle, Thornbury Castle, Berkeley Castle, Cowley Manor, The Manor House Castle Combe, The Manor House Moreton In Marsh, Clearwell Castle, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons and many, many more......

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Wedding Hairstyling for Birtsmorton Court Worcestershire

I'm very excited to share today's photos with you here on 'The Real Wedding Hair Blog' ...... my thanks to Cheltenham based photographers 'Weddings by Nicola & Glen' I love these photos of bride Julia and her groom Mark. 

I spent a lovely morning styling hair for Julia and her bridesmaids at her parents house near Ross on Wye before they headed over to the wedding ceremony at Cheltenham College Chapel and then a reception and celebrations at the stunning moated manor house Birtsmorton Court.

Julia chose a curled up do styled to one side with a beautiful side tiara headband.

A beautiful hair style for a bride, I used heated rollers first to add extra body and hold to the hair before styling it into the curled side bun hair style. The preparation before the final styling is VERY important and it's this that gives the final polish and superb hold to the hairstyle making sure it lasts throughout your wedding celebrations .... no one wants a collapsing hairstyle halfway through the wedding!

A lot of my brides book me because of my signature look, the soft tousled bridal hairstyle that looks effortless, natural and timelessly elegant.

Thanks again to Nicola & Glen for these stunning photographs of this Birtsmorton Wedding hair styling. If you are considering getting married a Birtsmorton Court and would like a freelance hairdresser to style your wedding hair then check out the Fordham Hair Design website or send me an email I am a two times award winning bridal hairdresser based in the beautiful Cotswold market town of Stroud but I travel extensively designing hair for beautiful weddings at some of the countries premier wedding venues including .... Birstmorton Court, Eastnor Castle, Thornbury Castle, Berkeley Castle, Barnsley House, Kingscote Barn, Cripps Barn, Bibury Court, The Swan Bibury, The Great Tythe Barn Tetbury, Ellenborough Park, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons, The Manor House Castle Combe, Clearwell Castle,

Monday, 7 October 2013

Clearwell Castle Wedding Hair Styling for Julia

Welcome to another beautiful wedding here on The Real Wedding Hair Blog ... A gorgeous autumnal morning as I arrived at the beautiful Clearwell Castle in The Forest of Dean to style hair for Julia's wedding.

You really have to admire the drama of Clearwell, you drive through 2 amazing entrances as you approach the castle, a great dramatic arrival for guests to a wedding! This castle just oozes style and is the perfect Downton Abbey type venue for your wedding!

I was with Vanessa Smith make up artist today, she created beautiful make up for the bride, bridesmaids and Mum.

I loved creating this side swept hair style for one of the bridesmaids, I'm a big fan of heated rollers, they give a great finish and polish to the hair with loads of volume....very Hollywood! Once I'd styled the hair I attached the vintage style hair clip to the side pinning it into place.


 I'm a stickler for detail when styling bridal hair, and I love all the small details that a bride puts into her wedding. Julia had chosen some beautiful accessories from the gorgeous Jimmy Choo shoes to the stunning flowers and stylish headdress from Chez Bec.

 For Julia's wedding hair style we chose a vintage inspired up do, softly framing the face with waves and curled above the nape of the neck all complimented by her jewelled band headdress from Chez Bec, a great stylish look and very Lady Mary Crawley from Downton!!

If you are holding your wedding at Clearwell Castle and looking for an award winning bridal hairdresser to style your hair then why not check out my main website  based in Stroud in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, I travel around the UK styling hair for beautiful weddings at exclusive wedding venues including Clearwell Castle, Kingscote Barn, Cripps Barm, Barnsley House, The Swan Bibury, The Manor House Castle Combe, The Manor Moreton in Marsh, Calcot Manor, Ellenborough Park, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons, Cowley Manor, Thronbury Castle, Berkeley Castle, Eastnor Castle etc....