What Wedding Hair Style Will Suit My Wedding Dress?

What Wedding Hair Style Will Suit My Wedding Dress?

What wedding hair style will suit my wedding dress?

A common concern I hear from my brides is that they’re not quite sure what type of wedding hair style to choose to compliment their dress

A preview session with me is an ideal time to show me pictures of your wedding dress so I can get an idea of the overall look and style of your wedding day. Not only do I love to see what each bride has chosen but it also really helps when we’re putting together your hair and makeup look.

By seeing your dress I am able to see what ‘type’ of bride you are wanting to be. Anything and everything from a show-stopping princess gown to a classic lace fitted fishtail…everyone is different. Some people might wear the same style of dress and wear it in such a way that it’s completely opposite to the way someone else has done it.


It’s important that the hair and the dress work together. You want everything to be able to come together perfectly and be a real reflection of the entire theme of your wedding day. If you’re going for lace, romantic and boho – then a tight, slick style probably wont be your first choice. Instead, we might create something more delicate and detailed that lends itself to the effortless, natural look you’re striving for.


One important thing to take into consideration about your dress in regards to your hair is the neckline. A high neckline might be better suited to a higher upstyle, giving the illusion of a longer neck and elegance, whilst a structured dress that falls away at the back might compliment long flowing curls and movement.


I always ask my brides to come along to their preview session armed with photos of styles they have seen that they like. You don’t need to know why you like them, they don’t need to be of someone with similar colour hair to yours – as long as you are drawn to them because they resemble what being a ‘bride’ means to you then have them prepared! You’d be surprised at what conclusions we can come to from having a consultation session about your likes and dislikes! If you have a favourite lipstick, bring that too – even a favourite photo of yourself on a night out where you think you look good- I want to see it all!


I also ask brides to bring along any accessories that they have already purchased that they plan on wearing. Don’t worry if you don’t have any yet – it’s not essential, and some people like to decide on the style first and then work around that. Some brides even have something special, maybe some type of material or heirloom that they want to incorporate into their finished look and that’s fine too.  If you can imagine it, then we can create it! If you do have something specific then by having it available to us at the time of your preview session it means that we can be sure to style your hair in a way that incorporates whatever it is we’re adding. It’s important that we make it look like a part of the style, rather than just something that’s been added last minute as an afterthought.

So if you’re after some inspiration and you’d like to take a look at how some of my other brides  have chosen to wear their wedding hair on their big day then head over to my galleries page and take a look.

Wedding Hair and Make Up at Chilston Park

Wedding Hair and Make Up at Chilston Park

Wedding Hair and Make Up at Chilston Park

It’s a beautiful country house hotel in the Kent countryside and it’s so uniquely styled – filled with antiques, some all the way back from the 17th century and as old as the manor house itself.

It’s easy to see why brides would choose it for their wedding day, the inside is as beautiful as the outside and come rain or shine it’s the perfect backdrop for those wedding pictures….

My bride Carly is someone that I’ve known ever since I took my first ever job aged 14. I was delighted to be able to provide the hair and make up for herself and her wedding party on the morning of her big day, and it was such a lovely morning. Filled with laughter and happiness, Carly and her girls had a great time getting ready together in the Star room , overlooking the beautiful gardens and plenty big enough for the entire bridal party to relax and enjoy.

Carly had decided to go for a natural make up look, enhancing her eyes with a flawless skin finish. Her long dark hair was woven into a low chignon and accessorised with a diamante slide which added a beautiful contrast to her deep brown twists.

For Carlys base , after I had applied primer, I used iconic London highlighter drops. These drops really are little bits of magic as they enhance and radiate the perfect bridal glow and they’ve quickly become one of my firm kit favourites.  For foundation I used airbrush airbase make up. Its high definition formula means I can guarantee that my brides look photo ready all day long and it sits so beautifully on the skin , meaning I never have to worry about uneven coverage or blending lines.

For her hair I created a shine using Kenra 25, this pump action spray means I am able to not only hold, but smooth and finish – a really important factor when it comes to styling dark hair. I didn’t want the hair looking stiff or flat but I did want to ensure that the hold was there, without compromising on the texture. The added bonus of Kenra products are that brides are forever complimenting me on how good they smell – and they really do! They don’t have the usual, typical ‘old school hairspray’ odour which is good considering I reckon I inhale about a million litres of the stuff over a summer bridal season !  

Big thanks to TDH media for sending me these beautiful images of Carly.  These guys offer photo, video and even marry-oke packages so be sure to check them out. 

Over the last month I’ve had lost of organised brides booking in their wedding hair and make up for 2020 so if you’re a bride to be and think you might like to talk to me about working with you on your wedding morning then be sure to get in touch. I only work with one wedding per day so drop me a message and I’ll let you know if your date is still available…

Look forward to hearing from you

Katie x

When shall I book my wedding hair and make up?

When shall I book my wedding hair and make up?

When shall I book my wedding hair and make up?

I get asked this question ALL of the time. Lots of brides will book their venue, and maybe even their photographer and dress before considering looking for their hair and make up artist. If you really want my honest answer to the question of when you should book your wedding hair and make up…. Yesterday! Seriously! And if you didn’t do it then – do it right now!


I see so many ‘Wedding checklist’ blogs that tell you to start looking for your hair and make up artist around 3 months before the big day – some even say later than that! That’s too late. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know exactly what you want, or you haven’t quite decided exactly how you want your hair or what colour lip to wear. What does matter is that if you leave it too late you’ll be left with whoever is available rather than whoever it is you really want. 

If you find a stylist you like, who’s work you admire, and who seems to be able to create the kind of look you can imagine wearing yourself then book them in! Popular stylists can get booked upto two years in advance – seriously! You don’t want to miss out or find yourself frantically hunting for alternatives because the person you really wanted had already been snapped up.  

When brides book with me I take a deposit payment to secure their date and rate. This means they know they’re booked in and they know how much its going to cost them. The final balance isn’t due until 30 days before the big day itself so plenty of time for people who want to spread payments and confirm which members of their bridal party 

I only work with one wedding per day. Your wedding is one of the most important day of your life and it’s important that I treat it with that same type of importance! I like to stay for those final moments, to ensure that everything is just perfect as you head off down the aisle .

I also offer Preview sessions, sometimes known as a ‘style trial’ and these sessions allow us to have a little sneak peek of your bridal vision by bringing it to life! We will work together to create and decide upon your perfect look so you can rest assured that when it comes to your big day, you’ll be looking exactly how you imagined!

If you’re looking for someone to help create your bridal vision then get in touch with me here

It’s never too early to talk ‘wedding’ and once a date is gone, it’s gone !  

I look forward to hearing from you  

Katie x