Wedding Hair and Make Up for Alex at Cooling Castle Barn

Cooling castle is undoubtedly one of the most popular wedding venues in Kent. The bridal suite is large, light and airy and the perfect place for you and your bridal party to relax on the morning of your big day. It’s a fairly new addition, being only a few years old, but it means that your entire bridal party can be together to relax and enjoy those last few hours before you head off down the aisle. If you haven’t already seen the room for yourself then pop over to my facebook page where you can find a short video and a sneek peek of what its like inside!

Thankyou to David Fenwick for use of these photos. I provided both hair and make up to Alex and her bridal party and even mum got in on the action too! It’s generally quite a big thing for mum’s to trust someone with their hair and make up – sometimes it’s the first time they’ve ever had it done by someone else, but it’s so nice to have them feel like a special part of the whole process too.

Alex was a beautiful bride – she wore a stunning embellished fishtail strapless gown which showed off her figure perfectly. Her long blonde hair was curled and pinned into a relaxed half up style with the addition of a tiara. We wanted to create a really gentle and naturally beautiful look so I pinned the top of her hair loosely to ensure that it didn’t give too much of a structured or formal effect.  I used the side sections of her hair to hide the band on the tiara, giving the illusion that it was simply placed at the front of her style, sitting just behind her fringe which we swept across her forehead. This, along with a few loose side tendrils to frame her face, helped to create an overall softness to her style. At the back, I folded the pieces of hair together to give a woven effect and add a little bit of extra interest so that if she did decide to remove her veil her hair still had plenty of detail.

The bridesmaids both also opted for half up, undone flowing, curled hair styles. For one bridesmaid we used blonde extensions to add length,  and then curled to give the illusion of thicker and longer hair. Clip in extensions are a great way to add length, thickness and even colour to a style,  and when used correctly and blended seemlessley you would never even know that they were present! If you’re considering extensions for your wedding hair style and want to chat in a bit more detail about your options then please do get in touch. I offer all of my brides the chance to colour match their hair for free, ensuring that we can be sure to create the most natural hair style that matches perfectly with your own hair- whatever your need may be!

I look forward to speaking with you!