Stonehouse Court Wedding near Stroud

I headed from Stroud over to the town of Stonehouse for Lou's wedding at the impressive Stonehouse Court Hotel, originally a 17th Century manor house.

I was really looking forward to styling Lou's hair this morning as not only was I creating a really fantastic style but I was doing it for such a lovely bride!

I get to meet brides ahead of their wedding to have a trial run of the style we're going to do for their big day and when I went to do Lou's hair it was such a great experience, Lou is such a great person and creating this style really brought out my creative edge!

The interesting thing with this style is that it looks very simple as if it has just been curled and pinned up deceptive! It's very often the very simple looking styles that take more work to make them look so soft, elegant and effortless!

In this instance Lou had beautiful hair naturally but we needed to increase the bulk of her hair to make the style look 'full' enough, the secret was clip in hair extensions. Once I'd curled Lou's hair I clipped the hair up adding the extensions here and there to seamlessly blend the two together to create this stunning bridal look.

Two of the bridesmaids went for a half up/half down look which is great for bridal hairstyles, individual jewels were added to the finished styles for decoration.

This style shows a classic 'French Pleat roll', a true classical style that is always a winner for brides and bridesmaids alike.

Whilst I was styling, the videographer and photographer arrived, Ben is from The Wedding Cut, a really nice guy who runs this company that will both video and photograph your wedding, you can see a preview of Lou's wedding video on his website. Here are some of his great pics of the wedding preparation that he kindly emailed over...

Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is the winner of 'Best Bridal Hair Stylist' SW in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. With over 20 years experience he is able to create classical, vintage and contemporary bridal hair style. Available to style hair in Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further...