2012 Wedding Industry Awards .. Winning hairdresser

A landmark occasion arrived this week when I attended The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards. Not only was I in awe of being invited to such a glamorous award ceremony but to attend as one of the winners was amazing! 'Officially crowned' (pun intended!) Best Bridal Hair Stylist (South West)

Heading down to the big smoke with me was my partner in crime Clare Bryce (Bridal Make up Specialist) regulars of The Fordham Hair Blog' will know that Clare and I work together on weddings as the 'Dream Team' for wedding make-overs!

Before the ceremony Clare had twisted my arm into styling her hair for her (her exact words were something like... ' you can't expect me to go to the award with a winning stylist without a winning hair do!!' )

As one of the UK's leading bridal hair stylists not only am I passionate about the hair but also the accessories that go into the style. I regularly source vintage pieces for clients of mine. So heading out on a hunt for a bit of vintage sparkle to add the finishing touch to a gorgeous side bun chignon, I found this diamond clip.  

Vintage hair done we headed out to the ceremony but not before stopping in front of 'Eros' at Piccadilly Circus toi take true tourist photos of each other (it's not often our other halves let us leave The Cotswolds for 24 hours of freedom!)

 The venue for the 'do' was the world famous Cafe De Paris in the heart of London's West End. This ultra glamorous club has played host to scores of famous celebrities over the years including Marlene Dietrich, Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly to name but a few!

We had a great night as the awards were handed out on stage and the ceremony was expertly handled by Sky TV's presenter and royal correspondent Sarah Hewson. It was an amazing night of flowing champagne and meeting old friends and making new ones....here's to the 2013 Wedding Industry Awards!!

Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is winner of 'Best Bridal Hair Stylist' for The South West in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. Available to style hair in Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... 
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