With hitching season in full swing and a Royal Wedding sending everyone into a frenzy, it’s the perfect time to talk about bridal styling.
Social media now gives us first-hand inspiration from our favourite celebrities, and with the invention of Pinterest, brides are becoming increasingly focused on a styled-to-perfection wedding.
We meet with most of our brides at least 12 -18 months prior to their wedding so we can go through their inspirational pictures and plan their hair journey, ensuring the colour and condition of the hair is at its best for the big day.
Discussing the dress and shape of the neckline and back detail is vital when guiding a bride, so we can design a look that works perfectly for the detail of the dress, and from every angle.
For us the perfect look for a bride is something that reflects her own personal style; if a bride never wears her hair up and feels most comfortable that way then we design a look where the majority of the hair can be worn down.
If an up-do is what the bride has her heart set on, we guide her through timeless styling to create a look that will still look beautiful in years to come - something that seems fabulously fashionable now might look horribly dated when you flick through your wedding album in ten years time. So we create something in between half up and half down but with detailed tweaks to show bohemian, romantic or classic styling.
There really are no rules or trends to follow when it comes to bridal styling. It should be as individual as the bride herself; enhancing her style and complementing her dress and face shape. A bride’s hair is the finishing touch that makes her feel like the best version of herself.
For the mother-of-the-bride, we want them to feel pampered. As they play a vital part in the wedding and tend to be in most of the formal photos, we encourage them to choose an outfit that will work with the bride and her maids, so that the focus remains on the bride and groom.
If the hair is short to mid-length then a long-lasting blow dry is all that’s often needed after talking through her options of hats and accessories.
When hair is longer, again working with natural styles that appear softer and less “done “ using the hair’s natural texture ensures the mother-of-the bride feels like she’s in her own skin but in their best possible way.
The day may be over in a flash, but photos last a lifetime, so we want everyone to look back happily on the day that they looked and felt their best. This comes from creating something that isn’t too far removed from their usual look, it’s just enhanced. Condition of the hair is paramount, so a series of treatments alongside their daughter makes for some lovely mother / daughter pampering that is one of the least stressful but most beneficial parts of the wedding planning.
Lucy and Toby Meyer