I am utterly thrilled and excited to announce that our styled shoot, shot at wedding venue Hale Park in the New Forest is currently featuring on Rock My Wedding. We’re ecstatic to be involved in such an epic wedding blog and the coverage our shoot will received because of it. We want to inspire everyone who see’s it to realise their romantic dream, and know that it’s not difficult to achieve. We’re there to make your aspirations into reality x
The Team // Charlotte Wise Photography Frances Moore MUA JMS Hair Design Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Jo Hicks Flowers Tara Keely by Lazaro Rachel Simpson Shoes La Petit Box Peony & Rose Wedding Stationery Just As Delicious Donna Crain Surrey Hale Park Weddings
Last Monday I had the very wonderful privilege of organising a styled shoot for a new wedding venue in the New Forest. Hale Park is a privately owned country estate in Fordingbridge that is poised to host all sorts of grand events including weddings. There is even the local village church in its grounds!
Charlotte Wise and myself wanted to create a very feminine and delicate styled shoot for Hale. Using the stunning grounds as our playground and backdrop. We think it has a very french chateaux appeal and we hope you like it just as much as we do.
Look out for it when it goes viral soon! In the meantime, here are a few sneak peaks x
Suppliers Charlotte Wise Photography Hale Park JMS Hair Design Frances Moore MUA Jo Hicks Flowers Just As Delicious Peony & Rose Wedding Stationery Donna Crain Surrey Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Tara Keely by Lazaro Rachel Simpson Shoes La Petit Box | Model Jess J IMM International Model Management
Your bridal makeup trial is a vitally important element to your overall makeup design. It gives us the opportunity to discuss and look through any images of your wedding gown, flowers and theme. To also talk through what you want from your bridal makeup – do you want to have a subtle or bold approach? Or do you want the makeup to follow a 1950’s, Boho or Art deco theme?
I believe it is paramount for you to have choices for your wedding, but I am also there to help guide and advise.
I treat the trial as a completely open forum where any idea and opinion is welcome.
I have had the enormous pleasure of working with some of the top wedding hairstylists in Hampshire & Dorset for a few years now, and I’m always excited to see their work and how they interpret a brides brief. While I trained many years ago on how to dress hair whilst in my makeup artistry course, I never felt it came as naturally to me as makeup design – much preferring makeup brushes to hair brushes! So like many a bride I turn to the professionals, people that dress hair everyday much like I design makeup everyday.
I love how different hairstylists work in so many different ways, and how you can spot a ‘signature’ look from each stylists (I’ve stared at a lot of hairstyles in my time!) I’ve listed a few of my favourite stylists, in case you need a pro on your big day…x
When I was training to be a Makeup Artist I was taught how to style hair and apply theatrical bald caps and wigs. I did enjoy it but often felt that I lacked the natural talent of hairstylists and much preferred having a makeup brush in my hand rather than curling tongs! I often watch hairstylists at work and admire their focus and knowledge of being able to twist a single strand into an intricate design like a rose (I mean, where do you even begin!) So while I can style hair I choose to leave it to the experts, and just concentrate on being as good a Makeup Artist as I possibly can.
Having a separate Makeup Artist and Hairstylist is actually very common in TV and Film, with producers just wanting the best of each discipline for their production. This combination may seem excessive for your wedding day, but believe me, it’s a god send with keeping to a time schedule! Your also safe in the knowledge that both suppliers are at the top of their game, and you don’t get someone who is ok at makeup but fantastic at hair. You also find that the bridal party is being nicely rotated between hair and makeup, so they are not sat for too long getting bored – and it makes the morning flow really well, keeping a nice atmosphere rather than a rush to the finish!
Bridal Hairstylists I recommend
Jodi at JMS Hair Design
I love working with Jodi. She is so lovely and really keeps the atmosphere calm and happy. She is simply a great hairstylist, and excellent at achieving a very ‘natural’ looking hairstyle that really does last for the whole day.
Anne at Simply You Bridal Hair
I actually met Anne when we did two consecutive weddings in a week, and just keep bumping into each other ever since! Anne is incredible at keeping to a time schedule, and often keeps me in check! Love it! She is VERY good at hairstyling, and has been in the industry for 25 years.
Kayleigh at Pin Curls Styling
Kayleigh is relatively new to the industry, but she specialises in vintage hairstylists – mainly from 1920’s/50’s era. She’s one of those rare gems that once you’ve had her style your hair you’ll want her to do it every morning for work!
Susan at Susan Humble Wedding Hair Specialist
I love Susan. She’s like a mother hen, she is really lovely and only wants the very best for her brides. She is an excellent hairstylist. Susan is amazing at keeping everyone going in the morning, and keeping emotions happy.