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Fashion Forward Bride

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The 6th July 2013 was a date I couldn’t wait to arrive. My bride to be was a very special Nooshin, an award-winning tailor with her very own Savile Road studio. As soon as we met our personalities clicked. Our opinions on styling, attention to detail and finishing touches matched perfectly, and through our practice sessions the classic style was envisioned.

Usually when I conduct a bridal hair trial the bride has an image of her wedding gown or a sneaky picture of her wearing it. With Nooshin’s gown things were a little different. With a high fashion background and friends in very ‘designer’ places, Nooshin’s gown was going to be like none other. Through a joint collaboration with the designer of a very established bridal design house ‘Ronald Joyce,’ Nooshin was able to co-design her gown. Cross sectioning and altering main collection pieces to create a bespoke, one-off wedding dress.

Through lots of discussion and gazing at a few dress images we were able to decide on a hairstyle that would compliment her gown. Nooshin has dark glossy hair with a good thickness so it took well to styling and with a good burst of hairspray I knew it would last all day.

When it came to the eve of the wedding I was unusually nervous. Thankfully summer was in full swing and waking at 6 am with a hint of sunshine helped me start with a spring in my step.

The order of the day was to do the brides hair and the make up for three bridesmaids. As this was a rather large party, my good friend Jodie ( be bold & beautiful )came along to help. Setting off at 7.30am is a little earlier than usual but with our bags packed we couldn’t wait to see the bride.

Lympne Castle is a favourite venue for Bubbles and Bows and even though I have driven to the castle many times this season, there was something different in the air. (It may have been the constant excited, girly chatter on the way?!)

Arriving at the castle cottages I was able to start getting the wedding party ready. The bride was relaxed, calm and obviously extremely excited about the day ahead. The Pinkie Hill cottage was a buzz of activity as the bridesmaids and family were getting ready and it was here I was able to finally get a look at the dress! A delicately laced gown with a soft scooped bateau neck and fit to flare train. The soft lace sleeve finished flatteringly at the elbow and the beaded neckline just brushed the collarbone. With Nooshin’s dark features and beautiful skin the warm ivory worked perfectly.

While Jodie started on the bridesmaids make-up I was able to concentrate on the brides hair. Elegance was key and I scooped Nooshin’s hair into a low bun, peeking at either side.
Large loops and twists created the body with a front section sweeping across to frame the vintage sidepiece from Halo & Co.

A definite knock on the door signaled the arrival of the flowers and the wedding look was now complete.

With the Ceremony taking place at a church in the beautiful village of Tenterden, The couple were lucky enough to have a friend conduct the marriage service, making the whole ceremony much more personal. Guests had traveled far and wide with some having flown over from California. They really had a treat seeing as Tenterden and Lympne are perfect examples of our picturesque country. Once the ceremony was finished the bride and groom, along with their guests made their way to Lympne Castle where the celebrations could begin…

Olivia Skeen from White Hot Weddings coordinated the event making sure the Castle was fit for a princess. The transition from quaint village church to extravagant historic castle married beautifully.

Even though I had left the bride early on in the day my thoughts stayed with her and I was itching to see some images of the event. Luckily I didn’t have to wait long and having seen some glorious photos of the evening reception I can confirm that the hair stayed in place for the duration and survived an evening full of fun, laughter and lots of dancing!

To view a whole host of images from Nooshins wedding please click here.