Kent Wedding Award Winners

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My Wedding Professionals are extremely proud to announce that 3 of our members are Kent Wedding Award winners!

Massive congratulations go to

By Blossom Stationery who won the Wedding Stationery Award

Shelley’s Cakes who won Wedding Cake Designer of the Year

Victoria’s Bridal Boutique who won The Brides Choice – Great Service Award

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Most Requested Bridal Makeup

Elizabeth Joseph Love MUA shares with us her most requested bridal makeup looks.

Every bride wants to look and feel her best on her wedding day. Choosing the perfect makeup can be a bit daunting. Here are my most requested bridal makeup looks to help you decide.

Naturally Flawless

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Without a doubt, the most requested bridal look is naturally flawless. This look will enhance your own beauty, without giving you the “overdone” look. After all, you want to be the most beautiful version of yourself and be recognisable to your husband to be. Ideal if you don’t usually wear much makeup. This look is especially good for outdoor weddings. With a focus on flawless skin and subtle eyeshadow, any bride will feel calm & confident on their big day.

Dramatic Eye & Nude Lip (or as I like to call it the “Kim Kardashian”)

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Ideal for any season. I love the drama of this look, which includes a fuller brow, a variety of eyeshadow shades from light to dark, a perfectly contoured face, statement eyeliner, luscious lashes and a nude lip. This look requires lots of layering, and blending to give a perfectly polished appearance.

Sexy, Sultry Smokey Eye

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Add a touch of sophisticated drama to your look by creating a smouldering smokey eye. From deep greys to lighter neutrals, the smokey eye is a classic look for your wedding day that will stand the test of time. Apply a medium shade over your entire eyelid and blend into the crease so there are no harsh lines. Eye Liner and false lashes can be added for extra effect. A subtle smokey eye using neutral tones looks fabulous on a mother of the bride/groom.

Going for Glow

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Most brides desire a dewy, fresh complexion that not only catches the light but the groom’s attention. Glowing from within skin starts weeks before the wedding day and takes time and dedication. (See my blog Top Ten Pre-Wedding Bridal Beauty Tips) http://elizabethjosephlove.co.uk/blog.php For a radiant makeup apply moisturiser so that the skin is hydrated and use a primer before foundation. After foundation, lightly dust a setting powder before adding contour & blush.

Highlighters come in powder, cream or liquid form and can brighten the entire face. Using a soft, fluffy brush, apply highlighter carefully on the bridge & tip of the nose, the cheekbones, the inner corners of the eyes, the brow bone, the cupid’s bow and at the centre of the forehead.

Create a lasting luminosity by setting the makeup with a finishing spray.

‘The Only way is Glam’

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Thank goodness celebrities have ditched the orange face, harsh contour & boxed brows and opted for a more flawless skin, blended contour and graduated sculpted eyebrows. Glamorise the eyes by adding a shimmer shadow to the eyelids and a cat eyed, winged out eyeliner to the upper lash line. Fluttery false eyelashes will open up the eyes. Chose a lip liner that is a similar shade or a tiny bit darker than your chosen lip colour, then apply a slightly lighter lip colour on the center of the bottom lip for an ombre effect. Blend in for a flawless fade.

Mesmerising Metallics

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When makeup artist Pat McGrath teased us on the Versace & Margiela spring 2017 runway with her opulent Metalmorphosis eyeshadows, bridal beauty gurus around the world sat up and took notice. Consider adding gorgeous glitter or sparkly eyeshadows to the center of the eyelid and a liquid metal highlighter to the top of the cheek bones. This on trend bridal makeup will certainly dazzle and create dimension to the face.

A Vintage Classic

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Think 1950’s Hollywood legends like Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren. An age of glamour and timeless beauty. This classic look transcends time and is especially striking for a winter wedding. Use a translucent setting powder to mattify the skin and apply a light wash of taupe brown eyeshadow into the crease of the eye. Apply eyeliner and extend it into a kitten flick. A red lipstick is applied and this elegant look is red carpet ready.

Boho Bride

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Romantic, feminine and dreamy. This laid back look is perfect for an outdoor, summer, woodland wedding. Soft and natural, this look can be customized to harmonise with the chosen colour theme. Incorporate diffused highlighter, subtle smoked out eyeliner, pretty blush and a natural toned lip for an effortless, chic and enchanting bridal makeup look.

Bronzed Bombshell (Blush & Gold)

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When I think “bronzed bombshell,” I think of JLO’s iconic, signature look at the Golden Globes. A look that will forever be in style. Perfect for a summer ceremony, this sun kissed look will sizzle at any wedding.

Use rose golds, browns and copper shades on the eyes and bronzer to contour and define the face, Add either a dusky rose colour or a coppery brown shade on the lip to complete this monochromatic bridal makeup.

Picture perfect

 What makes the perfect wedding photos

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We’ve all seen amazing photos gracing the pages of magazines and of course that is what we all want. So here are some tips from Jeff Oliver Photography on how you can achieve the perfect wedding photos.

The Prep

Choosing a great photographer is an obvious start. It’s important to really like their work, but also to like the photographer too as they will be with you all day on your wedding day!

It can be a good idea to have a pre-wedding shoot, this will really help you get used to being in front of the camera and therefore you will be much more relaxed in your photos. It’s great to practice poses and see what works for you and just as important, what doesn’t work.

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The perfect picture

Now that everything has come together, you have a stunning venue, a great photographer and have practiced your posing, its time for the perfect picture.

What makes amazing photos is great light. Photographers call the hour before sunset the golden hour, it’s when the light is softer and more flattering. So leave some time on your wedding day for photos later in the day to make the most of the best light.

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And don’t worry about bad weather; a good photographer will create their own light!

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When it comes to posing there are a few little rules that can make the difference between a good photo and a great photo.  We say “If it bends, then bend it,” all that means is bend your leg instead of standing up straight, bend your elbow to create a bit of space between your body and arm. Bend your head slight to one side. All of this makes for a more dynamic pose (just like the models in the magazines).

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Then all you have to do is enjoy yourself with the person you have just married. Capturing the chemistry between you is what will make the prefect picture.

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If your looking for a wedding photographer or would like to try a pre-wedding photoshoot get in touch with Jeff Oliver, he would be happy to help!

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Beautiful Blossom and Japanese Styling

In the heart of Kent at the stunning Hever Castle we recreated a small piece of Japan, with the spring blossom in full bloom and Japanese styling, you could be forgiven for thinking you were visiting Kyoto.

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The Japanese Tea house tucked away on the lake edge at Hever Castle was where we created our Japanese inspired bridal shoot. With the spring light filtering through the walls and the surrounding trees heavy with blossom this was the perfect blend of orient and romance.

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Styling

Our choice of styling was to use soft pastels that complimented the natural blossom and to keep the table settings simple.

We used an understated grey vase filled with perfect pink blossom on a bamboo runner with plates and bowls in soft pink and grey tones. Decorative chopsticks, oriental fans, blossom themed stationery and an incredible show stopping origami crane chandelier completed this romantic and beautiful Japanese theme.

Stationery

By Blossom created the amazing stationery inspired by Japanese illustrations and spring-like birds and blossoms.

That paired with stylish textured papers and origami paper folding techniques they created these beautifully simple invitations with matching table stationery.

Our Bride

Our bride was dressed in Maggie Sottero and Stella York from Victoria’s Bridal Boutique.

Maggie Sottero’s “Kent” is lace appliquès embellished with pearls and beading, adding a dreamy shimmer to this tulle sheath. With an illusion neckline and button back detail the look was stunning.

The Stella York “6405” worked beautiful with this shoot with its lace and tulle ruffles skirt over organza, creating soft textures that play off of the lace bodice. The asymmetrical layers have a wave effect that adds to the drama whilst flattering and highlighting curves.

Make-up

Make-up was expertly applied by Make-up artist Elizabeth Joseph Love.

Delicate cherry blossom pinks, a modern flick and flawless skin was perfectly balanced and blended to compliment the elegant Japanese styling.

Hair

Angela from RKW Hair was inspired by softness of the blossom, so wanted to ensure our brides hair was soft, free flowing and free to move with her.

This modern look combined with delicate flowers really compliment the colours used in the make up and surrounding styling.

Flowers

Nature had gift Sarah at Wild Idea’s with gorgeous spring blossom in all shades of pink, so she teamed this with white orchids to add a more Japanese element.

To work with the shape and style of the beautiful wedding gown and hair she added simple blossom heads too.

Sweets and Wine

Our wine provided by Bottle Bazaar had labels designed by By Blossom and matched the stationery. The sparkling rosé was a perfect match to the pretty pinks on the table.

Our sweet treats were put together by Flutterbee Me, this was also tied into the blossom theme with little sugar paper flowers and Japanese pocky choccy.

Photography

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We always try to capture the essence of the seasons in our photos, and loved the way we could tie together the blossom on the tree together with the gorgeous blossom table centrepiece, all the way through to the blossom stationery.

The Japanese Tea House was a stunning backdrop for our beautiful bride, complete with reflection too.

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My Wedding Professional’s would like to thank our model Kanae and A Kentish Ceremony Magazine for the feature in the Summer 2017 issue.

To get in touch with My Wedding Professionals contact us here.

Welcome to our new members

My Wedding Professionals are extremely happy and proud to welcome two new members to our group. Shelley’s Cakes and Nova Wedding Planning are at the top of their profession offering a first class service to their brides and grooms.

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Shelley is an award-winning Cake Designer and is very passionate about creating works of art. Her cakes are finished to the highest standard and not only do they look amazing, but that taste delicious too!

Stress Free Wedding Planning

Nova Wedding Planning know how special your wedding is and offer a truly personal service to each and every bride and groom. Whether you need on-the-day co-ordination, help finding your perfect venue or the right suppliers, Nova can help make your wedding dream a reality.

Three ways to choose a style for your wedding stationery 

This month we have the experts on Wedding Stationery ByBlossom sharing their top tips on choosing your stationery.

We’ve always said; book your venue, book your photographer, then get those save-the-date cards out!

It’s so important to make sure that the people you want to share your day with are able to come, so give them as much notice as you can. This is especially true if you’re wedding falls in the school holidays.

So with time being of the essence, my advice for save-the-date cards is this: choose something simple, something you love… but don’t get too bogged down with colour schemes or themes at this stage. Most brides send their save-the-date cards out before they get down to researching and planning the look of their day and further down the line when the time comes to send out invitations, they often bear little or no resemblance to their save-the-dates.

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But next on the stationery to-do list is of course the all-important invitations themselves, along with RSVP cards, direction/accommodation cards and any other information you want to give your guests in advance. These set the tone for your wedding and will offer your guests that first glimpse of your wedding styling. As you’ll probably be posting these 3-6 months before your wedding day you’ll have plenty of time to do your research and find stationery to match your vision.

But what if you’ve seen so many things, you just can’t choose?

1. Let your venue guide you.

On the day itself other stationery items come into play – table plans, order of service, menus and more and it’s great to have these matching the style of your invitations. However, for maximum impact they should also complement their surroundings, particularly if your venue has a very strong style of it’s own. Such a venue is Eltham Palace, an English Heritage property built in the 1930s in Art Deco style. This stunning venue is perfect for strong graphic styles, in particular Art Deco styles but also bold contemporary designs. Gold and silver metallics suit this venue well, and heritage colours such as grape, navy and berry shades.

Another is Leeds Castle in Kent, famous not only for the fabulous castle, but also for it’s swans. Swans could be incorporated into a design in any number of ways… watercolour illustrations, or as part of a motif or monogram.

Or for a festival wedding, go for something fun and playful that makes sure you’re guests know to bring their wellies!

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For those of you getting married abroad, there is so much inspiration! From ticket or passport style designs with tear off RSVP cards, to beach themed styles with beautiful shells, or footprints in the sand, there is so much that your location has to offer the design of your stationery. For stylish city weddings, skylines create iconic imagery and can be very simple, but very cool – think New York or, closer to home, London skylines in metallic foil on beautiful bright white card.

2. Your heritage

Weddings are a time for reflection and a time for family. A stationery design incorporating elements of your family history are wonderfully personal and are always appreciated by close family members. Think national flowers, or emblems comprising of national symbols that represent you and your partner. These examples show a cheetah and kangaroo representing the nationalities of the bride and groom and a beautiful laser cut design… can you see the elephant subtly incorporated into the design, to reflect the brides Indonesian heritage?

3. The season

Weddings are certainly not just reserved for the summer months any more but if your wedding is at this amazing time of year, your wedding stationery style can be inspired by a wonderful palette of bright colour, flowers, lanterns, and so much more.

But winter weddings also offer all sorts of design inspiration. Stunning outdoor landscapes… delicate frosty mornings, the sun glinting through the trees and shimmering snow drifts. Monotone images of snowy vistas or graphic patterns made from winter icons such as snowflakes and deer work so well – use black and white for truly striking invitations with understated luxury, or for a splash of colour think frosty blues and bright purples. Print on iridescent white paper for the ultimate touch of winter wonder. Winter is also the season of sparkle, glitter and gold! Think luxury, glamour and extravagance – the black tie ball – for the ultimate in stationery sophistication.

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Spring is the season of new beginnings; green shoots, gardening, fresh air and sunny days. Spring flowers make for beautiful stationery designs but for a modern twist take inspiration from your own garden – exquisite foliage, from tiny delicate stems to big bold leaves, all with an array of amazing colours. Think greens, grape and ivory paired with silver foils. We also love blossom which is really on trend… delicate Japanese inspired cherry blossoms are super-stylish and work so well with blush and hot pinks, pale greens and greys.

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And lets not forget Autumn… the tail end of summer evokes images of fairly light and balmy romantic evenings, or further into the season then the wonderful colours of autumn leaves work so well on stationery items.

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So many ways to choose a style for your day… your guests will love whatever style you go for, simply because it reflects your choices and you as a couple.

Happy stationery planning!

Top tips on choosing your wedding flowers

Sarah at Wild Ideas shares with us her top tips on choosing your wedding flowers.

At Wild Ideas we feel that your wedding bouquet is a key item on your day as it is fresh flowers that finish your look, evoke emotion and feature in your photographs. We also realise that the choices are vast and choosing yours can be a little daunting. So we thought we would help you by guiding you through the things to consider.

1) Try to choose your wedding dress before your flowers

When you meet your florist for a consultation, remember to bring a picture of your dress. The design of your bouquet is completely dependent on the style, shape and detail of your dress. We think the key to bouquet design is that it should fit you, have the right style and feel for your gown whether that be country, shabby chic, or simple elegance.

2) Consider the shape and size of your bouquet carefully

Shower, hand tied or over the arm ? Do not opt for a trailing bouquet if the feature detail of your dress is on the skirt, but if you have a long train or bustle at the back of your dress you might want to balance the look with a more dramatic bouquet this design can also be elegant and slimming. A hand tied can be soft and textured or sharp and clean. Try not to hide your nipped in waist so make sure the bouquet is narrow enough to not obscure it or will be held in such a way this wont be an issue. Consider how you will hold your bouquet and make sure you will be comfortable all day

3) Find out what flowers are in season on your wedding day

Some flowers just aren’t available at certain times of the year (or are very expensive or weak) so make sure you take this into consideration when choosing which flowers to incorporate into your bouquet. Also in the height of summer some blooms are vulnerable to wilting in some designs.

4) Consider the exact colour of your wedding dress

Colour is key, particularly with whites, ivories and creams. There are so many different shades, we can recommend the right type of bloom to work well with the exact colour of your dress, and to compliment your bridesmaid’s dresses. Remember to show us swatches if you have them.

5) Make it personal

We can incorporate flowers that might have a personal meaning to either you or another family member. If you have a family heirloom such as an antique brooch, a lace hanky, locket or something else to work into your something old, new, borrowed and blue, we can add it into the binding of the stems.

6) How to hold your bouquet

When you are nervous and hold your bouquet for the first time, most brides tend to hold their bouquet with two hands and carry it quite high which immediately lifts the shoulders up. This tends not to make a great picture, particularly if you are wearing a strapless dress.If you can remember,do the “Hello!” pose and lengthen your arm to hold your bouquet below your hip.That way you can see the silhouette of your dress and you will relax and open your shoulders, improving your posture and creating the best shot.

 

Contact Sarah here for more information and help choosing your wedding flowers.

Blush and Gold

Pretty in Pink and Gorgeous in Gold

My Wedding Professionals latest styled photo shoot, featuring styling from Kylie Christie Events – Blush and Gold. We are extremely pleased to have this shoot featured in this spring’s A Kentish Ceremony magazine.

Inspired by this season’s trend of rose gold and shimmer, we created this styling to showcase just how you can incorporate golds in your wedding day.

The blush portrays the air of romance and the gold provides the glamour, what more could you dream of for the prefect wedding styling.

Our Venue for this shoot was the stunning Lympne Castle, well known for it’s amazing views over the Kent coast.

The ceremony room at Lympne Castle has wonderful wood panelling that really compliments the pink and gold pallette.

We opted for soft pink tulle and delicate lace to add a spring feel to the styling. Paired with the amazing rose gold bridesmaids dresses from Victoria’s Bridal Boutique, they really looked fabulous.

Just like the style of the dresses, our models hair was soft with loose curls gently gathered to the side. Angela from RWK Hair wanted to ensure the look was stylish but not over done.

Our make-up artist Liz from Elizabeth Joseph Love also wanted to keep the models look soft and fresh.

The whole ensemble was brought together with gorgeous flowers from Sarah at Wild Ideas. Using roses in different shades of pink, the blush colour palette worked really well against the gold dresses.

The whole shoot was completed by the amazing table styling by Kylie Christie Events.

Shimmering pink gold was the base for the table scape, with a gorgeous sequinned table cloth. Then using lots of glassware, water and candles the look was warm and luxurious. Finishing touches like chocolate truffle favours really made this something special.

Photography by Jeff Oliver Photography

Need ideas for other finishing touches?

What about matching your wedding stationery, table plan and menus to the blush and gold colour palette. By Blossom can help with this, they have a wide range to choose from or can design your stationery just for you to match your theme.

A great idea for adding a bit of yourself to your wedding table is wine from Bottle Bazaar with personalised labels. Also a great idea for gifts too.

Sweetie tables are a fantastic way to really go to town with your theme and styling. Flutterbee Me can help with anything from personalised chocolate to sweets carts and tables.

Weddings at Lympne Castle can be celebrant led, Karina O’Donnell can create a bespoke ceremony just for you, making your wedding entirely unique and personal.

For any assistance with your wedding plans contact us here.

Bright and Beautiful, as seen in Your Kent Wedding Magazine!

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Bold Neon shades to ensure you stand out on your big day!

No longer reserved strictly for on-the-job construction workers, new-wave neon is more high-concept than ever. We believe it is time to inject some serious colour into your wedding plans.

The My Wedding Professionals team got together to create our own Neon styled wedding photoshoot to help give you some inspiration. And we are extremely proud to have this featured in this month Your Kent Wedding Magazine! Including the front cover!

Neon engages hearts and minds as well as the eye, with nostalgia playing no small part in its comeback. So, to help you pull off the highlighter-hues we have gathered the best of our neon finds to ensure that you will stop the traffic on your wedding day— but for all the right reasons.

Teaming Gorgeous Wedding Dresses from Victoria’s Bridal Boutique with neon pink shoes and underskirt was an easy and stunning way to add a splash of colour. Vicky can get shoes dyed in a whole range of colours, you just have to pick which one!

The beautiful backdrop of Nettlestead Place, situated between Maidstone and Tonbridge, with its stunning medieval Manor House and traditional formal gardens, provided the perfect backdrop for our vibrant and eye-catching, fluorescent styled shoot.

Jeff Oliver Photography said, “The classic way to inject a bit of colour into your wedding photos is with your flowers and bridesmaid’s dresses, but we wanted more. With this shoot we decided to go for something daring…. smoke bombs! We not only love the splash of colour this adds, but also the romantic way the smoke billows around the couple creating a dramatic look.

We also used a brightly painted backdrop, which combines the neon colours and geometric shapes. Being so bold, it makes a great backdrop to our photos but it would also make the perfect DIY photo booth back ground”

RKW Hair stylist said, “For me, neon is all about making a statement and standing out so I felt the bridal hair needed to have that wow factor. To pack a punch, I went for a retro feel and added texture into the hair. Incorporating neon accessories into your hair can add a punch of colour to your outfit which can match neon scarves, belts, bags and even statement necklaces. If you want to stand out, don’t be frightened to go bold”.

Elizabeth, makeup artist said, “Bright colours like hot pink, warm orange and sunny yellow declare summer is coming. With my creative energy flowing, I blended soft pink & orange eyeshadows. To enhance and intensify, and for a pop of colour, I added a multi-coloured neon eyeliner, just above the lash line. I decided on a transitional ombre lip using bright pinks and oranges for that extra modern va va voom”.

ByBlossom Stationery said, “We wanted the stationery to be bright, cheery and yet still feminine and elegant, so I chose the delicate gyposphelia flower as a graphic device, paired with a pretty and elegant typeface. The playful theme continues through all the stationery elements, from the invitation to the ‘let’s eat’ menu and place name tags. And to stand out from the other invites, this set would look great stacked and tied with the brightest of pink ribbon”.

Sharon’s Cake Couture said, “Currently trending, are rainbow roses and the fabulous drip cakes. For this shoot I dared to be bold and crafted neon roses that are completely edible and even glow in the dark. I then dripped coloured icing down the cake. Each layer was a different colour but I kept the same colours used on the roses. Topped with a rainbow neon ‘bleeding heart’, I named the cake, Bleeding love.”

Flowers by Wild Ideas Flowers add even more colour and brightness. Using bright orange and lime greens the bridal bouquet held it’s own against the neon back drop and accessories.

Flutterbee Me said, “Finding neon sweets to match our theme was surprisingly tricky. Never one to be deterred, I embraced the challenge! I used crystal sugar canes which come in a variety of striking colours and flavours. It is actually a multipurpose product, as it’s doubles as a table favour or a yummy edible drink”.

And on the subject of drink, Bottle Bazaar created the perfect label to personalise your wine to the neon theme.

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Used correctly, neon, attention-grabbing colours will attract, engage, and inspire your guests. So why don’t you consider adding a splash of neon, flaming orange, dazzling pink, citron yellow, lime green, into your wedding theme!

If you need any help with your wedding planning, contact us here

 

Top Tips on your Bridal Hair

Angela from RKW Hair gives her top tips on getting the best bridal hair.

After a busy wedding season came a bustling run of wedding fairs meeting plenty of newly engaged couples. It was lovely feeling the excitement in the air and chatting weddings! 

Their was a few questions that I notice a lot of brides had on their minds, the most asked questions were:

 “How can I make my hair grow?”

“My hair is too short to be styled up, so I couldn’t have it up?”

“What products do I use?”

It was great being able to surprise brides with my answers and almost educate them. 

Looking after your hair at any point is vital but on the run up to your wedding it’s a wise move to invest a bit of pre wedding hair care. 

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My top tips!..

Don’t think having your haircut will hinder it growing, if anything it will help it, if you imagine a tread on your top, and you don’t cut it off it’ll keep fraying right, the ends of our hair are no different in that respect, those split ends can’t be healed! What grows at the roots will only fray off at the ends! Just make it clear to your wedding hair stylist that you only want a small trim and explain what you’re aiming for within your wedding hair style.  You need to ensure this is done regularly ever 6-8 weeks, this will build up healthy sharp ends to give you that perfect wedding look!

If you colour your hair make sure you only colour your regrowth unless your hair stylist advises otherwise, this will avoid weakening your hair anymore then necessary plus minimise any build up which will dull the hair and reduce that gloss look most brides want on there big day. 

If you can invest in a professional shampoo and conditioner then that will also help strength your hair, most people assume its way to expensive and doesn’t do anything different to there regular supermarket stuff!, well let me enlighten you, a professional product is something you can only get from a salon or an industry professional, if it’s sold in the supermarket then it’s a no go, to compete at those supermarket prices they have to compromise in their ingredients resulting in a low quality product. 

A professional product will cost you more but will be concentrated so you only need a small amount, and therefore

lasting you longer than the off the shelf ones, the cost should even itself out, hay presto! Also remember the supermarket brands will give you that gloss and silky hair buy coating your hair in silicone or substitute, this can cause you problems later down the line leaving your hair resistant to chemical processes. 

At the consultation stage, I assure my brides not to worry about the length of their hair, It’s surprising how little hair your need to make it look longer when pinned up. Don’t forget the use of clip in hair extensions and/or hair cushions can be concealed and none of your wedding guests would even know they are there! They will allow you to build shape, body and volume into you wedding day hair. Your stylist should be able to advise you where best to source added hair and wedding accessories to achieve that all-important extra length.

Most hair stylist are like kids in a sweet shop when it comes to products, so if your wedding hair stylist has a variety of goodies then you know he or she is passionate about what they do. 

Although it’s hard to only pick a few, Some of my favourites are;

Shampoo & conditioner to help look after your hair and improve condition in the run up to your wedding would be the Moroccan Oil range, they have various shampoos and conditioners for different hair types so ensure you pick for your hair type and remember you only need a small amount! 

If you enjoy the results the Moroccan Oil gives you then you will also enjoy any of their range although if you have very fine hair then you may find these to heavy and intense for your hair type. 

If you need to tame your hair texture and smooth then the original Moroccan oil is definitely your best friend! You can apply this to wet or dry hair, or even both on those bad hair days.

For those wanting volume and texture then invest in a sea salt spray, I like Redken fashion waves 07. 

If you want a tousled texturised effect, then a salt spray gives you that on-trend beachy hair effect, with a no-rough touch. Let your mane go wild! Whether you apply at night and leave for a messy-chic finish, or spray before barrel curling for an added texturised effect. This styling essential is perfect for a matte, textured or volumed look on any hair type.

 

 Schwarzkopf Osis Dust It Mattifying Powder Is great for those nights out or if your having you hair styled up, the powered not only absorbs any oils on the scalp but will create texture and volume. The product doesn’t feel particularly nice once it’s in your hair but certainly does the job! – the only way of getting this bad boy product out is to wash your hair so maybe have a practice run when you not going out! 

My final product would have to be KMS California Hair Stay Styling Spray Anti – Humidity, to help guard against that unwanted damp or humid air. This spray will help prolong your style before the affects of humidity hit! 

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