I recently styled the hair for a lovely bride at Wimbledon's Cannizaro House, http://www.cannizarohouse.com/ a beautiful venue stacked with contempory art, design features and the little touches lots of venues seem to miss.
The house itself is nestled on Wimbledon Common and walkable to Wimbledon Village..The coolest village by far! Forget what you currently think of as a Village, if you have never been it's definately worth a visit. The high street is filled with delights such as Cath Kidsten, Space NK, Matches, Joseph, Westwood Rocks, Auben and Will and Bang & Olufsen to name a few aswell as countless cool and chic eateries to hang out in. I only mention this becasue the wedding was a late one so after arriving super early I had time to go for a coffee and enjoy my surroundings.
I was in the bride's room for an 11am start to get them ready for 2pm. The later timings meant there was no rushing and everyone was nice and chilled, ready to enjoy the day. The bride went for a full length strapless gown, fitted to the waist with layers of delicious tulle to the floor, against her glossy dark hair the look was somewhere between 5o's icon and Black Swan chic. I look that I personally love.
For here hair, Claire wanted a not so 'perfect' beehive. Think a slightly unkempt but by no means messy updo with lots of height. We decided to use a padding to create the height we needed in her fine hair.
We weren't sure what to use as a hair accessory, she needed something in her day hair but the dress was too pretty to spoil with bling. As I say this is a personal favorite look of mine, at Claire's trial I felt it needed a bow to add the 'perfect something' and volunteered to make a one out of ribbon to finish her look. No need Claire pulled out a cream bow head band that she has brougt for a couple of pounds the year before. It could not have been more perfect if she had speant months searching for it !
If I am allowed to have a favourite I have to say this is one of my best weddings so far this year. The venue and surroundings, the dress and styling and the super chilled, lovely wedding party all made this one very special for me. Thank you for letting me part of your day x