English Bluebell Woodland Wedding Inspiration

It was a beautiful sunny day in April as I left the house wearing a short wax jacket a thin jumper and pumps and headed to the train station.  I regretted my choice in clothing as soon as I stepped outside it was freezing at just 2 degrees!  The location for this shoot was a forest filled with a carpet of blue bells. Picturesque with the sun filtering through the tall trees which gave a magical mystical feel on this bitterly cold day.  I was so grateful for the supply of hot lattes which Amy’s husband provided although he did have to drive 15 minutes or so to the nearest village for them.

This gorgeous styled shoot organized and styled by Amy from Vintage Amy was filled with layers of delicate lace, blush pink roses and cute little hanging circles of moss with delicate flowers.  She had chosen a neutral palette with hints of gold to contrast against the magnificent bluebells and intricate details of the stunning bridal dress by Jenny Packham.  It was a luxury palette of prettiness all round with mixed textures of brass, velvet and lots of foliage.  Our photographer Katie Rogers was happily snapping away as Natasha our makeup artist for the day got our model photograph ready with dewy skin and soft smokey eyes.  It was the first time I had met the team as with most shoots I attend, but we all clicked straight away and got busy helping each other to set up each station ready to be photographed.  The brief was an English bluebell wedding and Amy had certainly picked the right spot for it.

As with most shoots I don’t normally meet the models until I arrive, but this was no ordinary shoot we were not in a cozy studio with heating or mirrors or the use of hair dryers or curling tongs.  I had to think of a hairstyle that would complement my model, but also fit the brief which was a whimsical soft elegant up do armed only with bobby pins and hair spray. No pressure right?

Our beautiful model Chloe had very fine long hair and ordinarily I would set the hair into pin curls to add texture and volume.  Preparing the hair in this way allows you to style it into pretty much any design.

I decided to part the hair into three sections. A parting just behind the ears on both sides leaving the back section of hair out at the back of the head. I gently backcombed this back section of hair to add volume and began to roll it up to the base of the neck using my bobby pins and hair spray to hold the roll into place. To keep the sides looking soft I decided to part the side sections into two and twist them around each other before pinning them over my roll of hair at the back.

This was the easiest style which required little product nor any heat.  I could have opted for braids or maybe even a loose ponytail, but this would not have complimented the beautiful bridal gown nor would they have fit the brief. Come to think of it given that my models hair was so fine they wouldn’t have complimented her either.

With the flower crown pinned into place our model looked stunning against all the gorgeous props that Amy and the team had prepared and placed so thoughtfully in the forest.  She looked picture perfect on her own to.

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