My aim for this blog is to help you with your wedding day hair style and hair accessories options
I love doing bridal hair because I love to create with my hands, seeing a creation come together gives me joy , I am a little bit of a perfectionist which can leave me hanging on to your hair moments before you walk down the aisle. I promise I will let go before you say I do. 😉
For 2019 I predict hair up will out shadow the half up half down creation we have all been obsessed over, it does tick a lot of boxes and does look dreamy when paired with the perfect hair accessory. But this coming year it could be time for the modern updo !
I love looking through Pinterest for inspiration and on Instagram the Russian hairdressers create some crazy but very talented creations. I tend to take bits from all and make my own designs.
All hair types will work differently so you have to take that into consideration when looking as inspiration , just like make up and different eye shapes. I will create what suits you and your hair best.
I find if you have your hair coloured you need to make sure the colour highlight / lowlights run underneath as it can sometimes look dull if not coloured like the top section, I find my past brides have just added some colour to these sections before the big day. It helps complete your desired look. Just don’t get your hair coloured the day before as it will be way to soft to work with. I would recommend a wk before and it should of been washed a couple of times since before the wedding day.
I will always prep the hair and section to help create a sturdy long lasting up do. I often get emails saying it lasted all day and night and even into the next day. I also feel up-dos can be quicker to do then half up half down so if your short of time on the wedding morning maybe suggest a up-do for your bridesmaids.
I have recently been sent some lovely bridal hair accessories from the
They are very handy to have in my kit, when brides have there hair trial with me they can try them on when there hair is in place and it can help give them an idea on what to go with. wedding fairy and friends have lots to choice from and she will even visit you home for a little home shopping experience. she is located in the north west so you won’t have to order anything from China and wait months for delivery. She is reasonably priced as well.
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I’ve attached some inspiration styles i found on pintrest I feel will shine next year I hope it gives you some inspiration for your big day.
Any questions on your hair trial just drop me a email.
Above are some hair up inspiration pictures and below some hair accessories I came across and love.
Here is a link for some wedding accessories
wedding fairy and friends
Hello I am sorry it’s been a couple of wks I do like to try and blog wkly but sometimes life just goes by and before you know it it’s been a few wks. Also I like to be passionate about what I blog about so I have to wait for the inspiration to hit me and then it just flows. This blogging game is serious business.
This blog is all about……..
My top 5 wedding Instagram profiles
We are all looking for inspiration, recommendations and the best advice so I thought I would rustle up my top 5 Instagram sites that could help a bride out in the run up to her big day. Let’s start with the one thing we all dream about the dress !!!!!!!
This has to be my dream account for all things DRESSES they are so beautiful, elegant & a little bit sexy In so many ways, we can make the other half desire us some more hey 😉 I think they cover a lot of styles to suit all. And even if you can’t afford the price tag you can definitely get some serious inspo from them.
It was created by a Israel designer and is now located in nyc as well as Israel , you can find supplies in the uk easy enough.
This is where I dream about being a florist and working with such beautiful nature everyday ,then I come off Instagram and realise I am not a florist creating flower art to lovely people in the sunshine of Byron bay. This is ultimate flower display inspo at its best. This company is located in Australia so don’t get ya uk hopes up that they will dress your wedding , sorry !!! But you can defo get ya inspiration from them. I don’t know if you guys have noticed but pampas grass is massive right now I love it so much I might even try and grow it in my garden.
Lauren is a bride to be who lives in London and is letting you follow her wedding journey I love her variety of posts and inspiration , she would definitely help me if I was on the wedding path.
‘How to I do ‘are a great Source for the new bride to be , they have your back in all departments so I guess you would say they are a free wedding planner , that sounds pretty good to me.
It’s ran by 2 women, Clare and Rachael and they are doing a pretty awesome job having only stared the business up recently.
They are focusing on the north west of England so if your a northern lass be sure to let them guide you.
This one is a house focus but you all need a new project when the wedding is over and the one thing that keeps us busy is keeping on top of that dream home. I think her name should be ‘bob the builder ‘ as she does pretty much it all her self. Very impressive and inspirational , I have been known to re paint a room while my baby has his afternoon nap but I am no Chelsea. Also check out her pre wedding shoot it’s all to die for , that dress and mountain top has inspired me to do a shoot in the wild.
I hope I have pointed you in some kind of right direction towards the day of dreams and if not then just enjoy the lovely images .
I have a couple of collaboration blogs coming soon so make sure you check them out
Love Rebecca 💋
how to I do
My working life
Well this wk’s blog is all about how I manage my ‘working’ life and the balance of running a family home and running my own business. Both are just as busy as the other maybe the family home more so because I am constantly picking up odd socks off the floor between my partner my baby boy and a chocolate Labrador who LOVES to eat smelly boy socks they keep me busy. ( we Also have 2 cats and 3 chickens ) 🤦🏻♀️
Before I had the baby I used to work 6 days a wk with out even thinking about having a day off , I worked right up to having the baby I think I had about 7 days off before he arrived as he was early, but weddings used to BREAK my body when I was pregnant I didn’t realise how much energy i used to stand there and intensely focus on making a bridal party perfect. I used to go home with sciatica and was unable to walk that day. Anyway fast forward 1 year and I am back to business but now i choice to not work 6 days a wk as I want to be there for my baby and watch him grow but since becoming a mother I now want my business to thrive so I can enjoy a good balanced life with my baby and be a successful working mum even though all mums are successful working mums in there own right!!!!! I have always had a great work ethic and even more so now. my time is precious and so is yours but the most important thing we can give are selfs is time , time to enjoy life as well as work play, learn & love. I love my work so to me it’s not work , some nights I am coming back from working in Manchester on a shoot for a clothing brand and then I will put the baby to bed as I am still breastfeeding then either one of us will cook tea but I prefer to do it as I Keep the kitchen tidy as I cook , and then I will go on my computer and catch up with my bridal business either replying to brides / prepping my blog or working on some social media content. Before you know it it’s time for that ritual skin care routine and I like to read or meditate before I sleep to wind down and detach from this technical world we live in. I tend to work in Manchester a few times a wk, I will also do wedding trials in the wk or wk end and then most Saturdays I will do a wedding. I would say I now work 3 1/2 - 4 days a wk which I am finding it’s great as I still love to be busy with my business and I also get time with my family. We get to go swimming , play dates and just enjoy life together.
Another change I am making is to offer a base close to me for my wedding trials because I found my self driving A lot and I have been freelance for over 10 years so A base to just express my talent will be a pleasure. I will still happily drive to brides for a trial but I will also offer my location (still trying to find the right space ) I know the universe will deliver at the right time 😊 I believe in all that magic 😉
How to balance business and baby ??? me and my partner are both self employed so we can take control of are working days and wks , Phoenix goes to nursery twice a wk and his dad stays at home on a Monday and he doesn’t work wk ends which benefit in my favour. It’s a good 50/50 balance on both behalf’s - trying to keep the business going day 2 day and also look after a toddler can be a challenge as all are work is done via that device we call a mobile telephone. Not missing calls , checking your emails , keeping on top of social media can take a lot of focus and I don’t want my baby to see me on the phone all the time so when he has his big 2 hour sleep in the afternoon I tend to catch up on all my admin as well as stick a broom up my bum and clean the kitchen floor. 😜
Since having the baby I am a bit obsessed with cleaning , or maybe I am just growing up and realise it’s essential to keep on top of a busy house hold , I could always get a cleaner but doesn’t everyone clean up for the cleaner to arrive 🤷🏻♀️
I love to cook fresh so I am always batch cooking for the baby so I have meals in the freezer for him which can make life easy for my self. I don’t really get time for the gym any more as I kinda feel guilty leaving the baby (unless it’s at night after he’s gone down ) which is insane but that’s just how I feel about it, maybe it’s because I am still breast feeding??? so Instead I either take the baby swimming or we go on a family walk ( do I need to explain that the dog is a family member?? Surly not ? )
Ruby the chocolate lab was my first baby and she is such a softy. she does get kinda jealous that my attention is on the baby but she shows it in a way of ‘ love me !!! Hug me !!! ‘ and not towards the baby , they are slowly becoming best of pals I think the food drop Phoenix delivers has helps enormously, the other day Phoenix went into Ruby’s bowl when she was eating and she didn’t do anything she just let him take her food which is amazing in my eyes , she must of thought ‘ well you share your food with me it’s only fair to return the favour’ I could go on all day about my dog and baby so maybe I shall leave that for another blog.
As I finish this blog I am baby free and work free which doesn’t ever happen but I am having to leave the baby with his dad and go visit my friend alone as he hasn’t been well so I thought it was best for him to stay at home while I go to the big smoke for the wk end , it was a hard decision as I wanted him with me (selfish reasons )and I am going to have a pump attached to my boobs the whole time but sometimes you just got to be strong and now I can have some me time with my best friend and her baby. I guess it will recharge me!!!
Thanks for reading and if you know of any brides to be who fancy reading what I have to say or you don’t even have to be a ‘bride to be’ , just a human will do, then send them my way.
Love Rebecca 💋