Clearwell Castle Wedding

Hannah's wedding today was at Clearwell Castle in The Royal Forest of Dean. I have styled hair for several brides getting married here but I have always done the styling elsewhere and never been here. I was very excited to go here today and I wasn't disappointed!!
Recently voted as the Best Wedding Venue 2010 it really has got the edge and provides an amazingly romantic wedding location.
Hannah and here bridesmaids were staying in 'The Keepers Cottage' set by the side of the impressive castle walls so that they were ready nice and early for the wedding preparations.

Starting in the cottage I managed to put heated rollers into all the girls hair to give the hair body and bounce ready for the styling process. I was working with my good friend Clare Bryce (Pure Pampering) who was creating stunning make-up for the girls and both Clare and I were thrilled that Hannah's official photographer was Russell Lewis. (Both pictured above) Russell is one of the best photographers EVER!!

Halfway through the morning we were able to move over to the castle itself to finish getting ready. The bridal suite has a very impressive view of the courtyard below so we could watch all the guests arriving ready for the days celebrations. Hannah had arranged for some vintage MG sports cars to arrive and take the guys for a spin around the area before the wedding as a treat!

We decided to create chignon bun hairstyles for Hannah's bridesmaids, these are very classical styles that work well with most hair types and suit most people.

Once I'd styled both bridesmaids hair I wove individual pearl clips into the edge of the chignons to add extra detail.
I styled Hannah's mother's hair and attached her hat for her and I'm sure you'll agree she looked amazing!! An incredibly elegant mother of the bride!

Hannah had a short bob and I think she proved that a bride doesn't have to have long hair for her wedding day. By setting it with heated rollers I was able to pump loads of body into it and by finishing it off with the stunning pearl, crystal and diamante tiara Hannah looked fabulous!!

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