Autumn/Winter wedding hair styling update

Welcome to the Autumn/Winter update of 'The Real Wedding Hair Blog'. All bridal hairstyles on this blog are created by Chris Fordham twice winner of the title 'Bridal Stylist of The Year' for the South West. For wedding hair styling requests please email or visit

Laurie's Wedding Hair Styling at Barnsley House 

Laurie's wedding was held at Barnsley House near Bibury, one of The Cotswold's premier wedding venues. I have styled hair for quite a few weddings at Barnsley House and I'm always impressed by the standard of service and detail at this beautiful venue.

Laurie was staying in the beautiful 'Secret Garden' suite which is hidden behind a wall in the grounds of Barnsley House, this suite is a very special place to stay for a wedding, very luxurious.

Bridesmaid Helen asked for a half up hair style which  I wove together at the back to create a lattice effect.

I styled Laurie's hair into a side bun chignon with crystals woven into it for added sparkle.

Below is the temple in Barnsley House gardens where the wedding ceremony took place, a truly stunning location for a wedding.

Jo's Wedding Hair Styling at The Bear of Rodborough nr Stroud

Jo's wedding was held at The Bear of Rodborough which is a beautiful hotel set on Rodborough common which is a national trust owned area of beautiful common land of outstanding natural beauty.

Jo had flown over from Australia to have the UK version of her wedding, having bought a sequined 1930's vintage headdress in Sydney she decided to style the wedding around it.

I created low barrel curls in the nape of the neck but kept the top smooth to echo the feel of vintage hairstyles.

Charlotte's Wedding Hair styling in Shropshire

Charlotte is the wife of one of my favourite wedding photographers Russell Lewis  I was thrilled to be asked to style the hair for their wedding in Shropshire.

I curled Charlotte's hair with GHD stylers and then I added clip in hair extensions which I had also curled, these add lots of body and help the style to last longer.

Such a great look for a wedding day!

Amy's Wedding Hair Styling at Kingscote Barn near Tetbury

Amy's side swept hair style was just perfect for her wedding at The Kingscote Barn, using GHD stylers to curl the hair I then added some back combing around the crown area to compliment the side headband headdress.

Frances's Wedding Hair Styling Malmesbury Abbey

Frances's wedding hair style was chosen to compliment the stunning headdress that she had bought from designer Hermione Harbutt , I love Hermiones's work and was delighted to recently attend the opening of her beautiful new showroom in Clifton. Her work is beautiful and very individual.

A beautiful casual up do was curled and pinned softly around the nape of the neck with lift around the crown area and the beautiful side headdress adding the perfect finishing touch.

Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is twice winner of 'Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year' SW in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. With over 20 years experience in styling hair for real weddings, photo shoots and Magazine features he is able to create classical, vintage and contemporary bridal hair styles. Mobile Wedding Hairdresser for Kingscote Barn, Cripps Barn, Barnsley House,Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further...