Wedding Hair for Emma at Howfield Manor

Wedding Hair for Emma at Howfield Manor

wedding hair for Emma at Howfield Manor

Bridal hair at Howfield Manor

2020 has been a strange year for brides, with lots of ups and downs, date changes, postponements and general anxiety and worry around what would ordinarily be one of the most exciting days of a girls life!

For some brides though, not even a worldwide pandemic was about to stop them marrying the love of their lives and having their dream wedding – and Emma was one of them!

Emma and David got married in August 2020 at Howfield Manor in Kent. It was a beautiful sunny day and the thought of going to an actual wedding , after a summer without hardly any, was very exciting for me!

Emma had the most beautiful blonde hair that sat around her shoulders. She had decided that she would like to wear a half up hairstyle for her wedding day with soft waves and some added detail.

Half up wedding hair has always been a popular choice. It’s classic and romantic, and having hair down and around the face can make a style look soft and natural. We created Emma’s waves using a 24mm tong and brushing them out once cooled to allow them to sit loosely around her shoulders. Her fringe, parted in the centre, framed her face and the little bit of height at the crown area gave her volume and the perfect base for her veil to be added.

I added two braids, swept around from the sides, and joined together at the back of the head. It’s so important when creating a bridal hair style to really think about the style from all angles. Often I’ll remind my brides that you’ll be getting pictures from all aspects so ensuring a style is well balanced and in proportion for an entire 360 view really is necessary – especially at an occasion such as a wedding day when you know there’s a photographer about!

Emma’s beautiful pictures were taken by Emma Midgen, a Kent based photographer. To see more of Emmas work head over to her website

Supplier Spotlight – Photographer Emma Midgen

Supplier Spotlight – Photographer Emma Midgen

Supplier Spotlight – Photographer Emma Midgen

I am always so excited when my Brides send me their professional pictures.  As a wedding hair and make up artist I only ever get to see the very start of the day so getting to look through the wedding pictures of the entire day is really special! I love to see how everything I hear you all speaking about in the morning unfolds!

Last year I worked alongside photographer Emma Midgen at Marleybrook House for the beautiful wedding of Natasha and Danny. The photos were beautiful so I thought I’d take the chance to catch up with Emma and find out a bit more about her and her business…

We worked together at Marleybrook house last year for Natasha’s big day. What kind of day was it?

It was soo nice to work with you, Tasha looked absolutely stunning.  

This wedding was amazing and loved being involved from the very beginning.  Both Tasha and Danny were a real pleasure to work with and their day was full of fun, laughter, and incredible detail.

-When did you first discover your love for wedding photography?

I have been obsessed with photography since I was about 10 years old and used when I used to take my red super snaps compact camera everywhere I went!

-What’s you’re favorite part of the wedding day?

I love the build up to a wedding and so really enjoy bridal prep and seeing everything come together with the dress, flowers, hair and make up.  I also love after dinner photos with a couple, when they are much more relaxed.

-With a venue like Marleybrook, I expect there are so many photo opportunities….

Marleybrook is one of my favorite venues.  It’s a beautiful place, with great staff and is absolutely jammed packed full of fun and unique things to do!

-What kind of brides do you tend to attract?

I think I tend to attract fairly chilled out couples.  I’m a fairly relaxed person and so maybe that helps?  I am very lucky to have such beautiful weddings and couples to photograph.

– Are the couples nervous when you take them out for their first shots as husband and wife?

If you ask them before the wedding they are much more nervous about the thought of it!  I think most couples, even after an engagement shoot, realise it’s not that bad and is actually fun.  I also think that on the day you are so distracted with everything going on that you can easily forget about the camera.

Couple photos are also a great time for them being able to unwind together too.

-How would you describe your style?

I like to think I capture a bit of everything to build a story.  I love natural images and lots of detail.  I also think it’s important to celebrate the key moments and capture some valuable family groups (although not so many that it takes up too much time!)

Where can people find you 

All links are below

Emma Migden Photography


Head over to Emma’s blog at to see more pictures from Natasha and Danny’s wedding day and don’t forget – if you’d like to book my services for your big day please do get in touch!