Barnsley House and Cripps Barn Wedding

Stephanie's wedding was to be held at Cripps Barn which is close to Bibury in the Cotswolds, she was staying at the nearby stunning boutique hotel Barnsley House. To call Barnsley House a hotel almost feels wrong, it is simply stunning and feels as if you are staying as honored guests at a country house (which it is!). Stephanie was in one of the luxury garden suites which have been styled with impeccable contemporary style and taste.

Normally on my blog I jump straight in and show you the hairstyles but I just had to show the accessories first! One of Stephanie's bridesmaids is a shoe and jewellery designer at the fashion house Alexander McQueen and so the bridesmaids were wearing these amazing navy shoes and Stephanie was wearing the white version, both shoes had fantastic sparkling gems on them and beautiful heart shaped peep toes.

Styling make up today with me was Sophie Chamings, it was great fun working together and the girls looked amazing after Sophie had worked her magic!

For the bride's hair we had tried a couple of ideas at the trial run but Stephanie decided that she wanted to wear her hair loose and softly waved and I think she made the right choice.

To add some detail to the style I took the sides loosely back to below the crown area and styled the hair in a lattice effect to give a nice finishing detail at the back. Stephanie had commissioned a cabochon pearl hair brooch to add the finishing touch.

I always love styling the hair for the Mum of the bride, it's always nice to give them some pampering and help them to look their most glamorous for the big day. Stephanie's mum had very strong beautiful hair which we decided to leave loose but to tame the hair with a soft curl and wave. Once I'd styled the hair I attached the fascinator which added the perfect finish.

The bridesmaids were next to be styled with a classical chignon style for one and a high ponytail with volume for the other.
Both girls had their hair styled with heated rollers to give body, shine and control to the hair.

It was a great morning styling the hair for all the girls in one of the stunning Barnsley House suites. I left them to finish getting ready for their short journey over to Cripps Barn.

Visit to see more images of wedding hairstyles from Bridal Hair Specialist Chris Fordham. Chris is one of the UK's leading Bridal Hair Artists and travels extensively across many counties including The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Avon, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and further..