A Beautiful Bridal Photoshoot

Editorial Bridal images for Rock My Wedding online magazine. To see the full publication go to www.rockmywedding.co.uk/magazine

Editorial Bridal images for Rock My Wedding online magazine. To see the full publication go to www.rockmywedding.co.uk/magazine

Last Autumn I worked as part of the Rock My Wedding team on an editorial photo shoot for the launch of their upcoming online magazine. The shoot was a lovely girly day collaborating on a number of Brigette Bardot inspired images. Every shot told a different story, drawing from everything from 1970’s rock icons to 1960’s Italian styling, all with a modern Rock My Wedding twist! To see the final editorial visit http://www.rockmywedding.co.uk/magazine/

In this latest blog post I wanted to share some of my favourite images from the day and some tips on how to recreate a few of the looks either for your big day or if you just feel like doing something different with your locks.

LOOSE SIDE BUN

Editorial Bridal images for Rock My Wedding online magazine. To see the full publication go to www.rockmywedding.co.uk/magazine

Editorial Bridal images for Rock My Wedding online magazine. To see the full publication go to www.rockmywedding.co.uk/magazine

Curl through all the hair using tongs or a curling wand to create a loose wave and spray through with a texturising spray. I used VO5 Give Me Texture to help create a natural tousled look. Then using your fingers push the hair back from the front to create a natural lift and break up the curls. Bring the hair into a very loose ponytail down the side of the head to secure the base of your bun. Then twist sections and pin to cover the hairband and build the shape of the bun. Because this is a natural, messy look it doesn’t need to be perfect and you can make it as loose or as neat as you like. Make sure it is secure with plenty of hair pins and then spray with hairspray to keep it in place.

FLOWER BRAID
Editorial Bridal images for Rock My Wedding online magazine. To see the full publication go to www.rockmywedding.co.uk/magazine

Editorial Bridal images for Rock My Wedding online magazine. To see the full publication go to www.rockmywedding.co.uk/magazine

Create a loose wave through the hair using curling tongs then using your fingers break up the curls to soften them and bring all  the hair over to one side. Lightly spray with hairspray to stop the hair from moving too much while you create the braid. Starting from just above the ear create three sections and plait them until you reach the end of the hair, then tie off with a hair band. Go through and loosen the plait to create a softer finish. You can then add your flowers (ensure they have a long stem as this will make it easier to twist into the hair). Using either fabric or real flowers work them through the plait, starting with the larger flowers towards the top. Use a grip to secure and spray with hairspray to finish. Perfect for a quirky bridal look or as an easy festival look during the summer.
BARDOT BEEHIVE
Editorial Beauty images for Rock My Wedding online magazine. To see the full publication go to www.rockmywedding.co.uk/magazine

Editorial Beauty images for Rock My Wedding online magazine. To see the full publication go to www.rockmywedding.co.uk/magazine

To create this 1960s inspired look its best to create as much lift as possible so before styling blow dry your hair up at the roots. You want to get the hair to look as sleek as possible, I used Bumble and Bumble Holding Spray to eliminate any flyaway or frizzy hairs. Using your fingers section the hair at the crown, lift and backcomb to create a high section at the back. This will give your beehive some height. Go heavier with your backcombing if you want a higher, more dramatic style. Section the hair just above the ears create a half ponytail, lifting it slightly higher at the back of the head to emphasise your backcombed section and tie off with a hair band. Add a simple piece of ribbon or wrap with flowers to hide the bobble. Work through some Bumble and Bumble Spray or serum through the rest of the hair to complete your sleek finished look.
Editorial Bridal images for Rock My Wedding online magazine. To see the full publication go to www.rockmywedding.co.uk/magazine

Editorial Bridal images for Rock My Wedding online magazine. To see the full publication go to www.rockmywedding.co.uk/magazine

 

To see more of my Bridal work and images of my real brides visit http://www.hatmakeup.com/work/bridal/

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To see the full publication go to www.rockmywedding.co.uk/magazine

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