Wedding Fair Compleat Angler 19th Jan 2020

What a great start to 2020. It was lovely being back at the Compleat Angler in Marlow. A really pretty setting for a wedding on the River Thames. I work within a group  of other wedding suppliers called ‘The Best Wedding Suppliers’ we are all professionals within the wedding Industry and will help you make your wedding day beautiful and bespoke to you.

My day started with doing the makeup on my model i was working there in front of everyone so brides could see all the  products i use etc. I wanted to go for a pretty and fresh look that i felt suited the model and style of wedding dress she was wearing. I really enjoy doing wedding makeup as well as hair i love to see the  whole look develop it’s so nice to spend time with the brides and so exciting for them and a really happy time.

The hair came next. I like to  work out a wedding plan for my brides in advance which we have discussed. I usually try 3 looks on their hair in the trial from this plan and for this event i showed a very soft modern wave with the hair down, a  low ponytail followed with twist detail at the front, simple and chic.Lastly i showed a low bun with twisted knot detail, a very soft and modern look.

I used some beautiful spring miniature Narcissi which really kept the look modern and fresh. I also showed some detail with a diamante bracelet in the hair which could be worn on a few different ways, this gives brides ideas on what they would like to wear accessory wise in their hair

I also gave a short presentation to some prospective brides on what my company JSB Hair does and my passion for my work in  bridal hair and makeup. I went on to show the models hair and  talk about what i had done and how i had achieved it, this was followed by me giving my ideas on what the Bridal hair trends will be for 2020.

Hair by me using Aveda hair products.

Makeup by me using Charlotte Tilbury.

Dress  Cymbeline UK

Marjans wedding preparation

It was the morning of Marjan and simons wedding. I arrived at the venue and set up for prepping her hair by tonging it into a barrel curl to give soft volume and smooth it. I could then leave this for a while so I could do her make-up. I hadn’t been able to do a pre-wedding trial with the bride as she didn’t have time and was located a fair distance from the wedding location and me. We had discussed ideas via email and she had sent me pictures of what she liked, it was a soft textured bun with some height.

I had also been shown pictures the bridesmaid was considering, we worked out a suitable idea for her hair texture as it needed lots of smoothing and we didn’t have a great deal of time before the service started. Marjan had also asked if I could cut the groom’s hair as he hadn’t had time in the run-up. I was so pleased I could get everyone done in such a time-sensitive situation and they could go on to have an amazing Wedding day.

Although it was an incredibly busy morning for me it was so lovely to meet such great people!

Joint 50th Birthday Party

I’m so lucky in my job to have such a lovely clientele, many who have been clients of mine for many years even from when I used to be based in London and we have built up quite a friendship over the years. It’s always so interesting hearing about their work.

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by a client who is a Sports Journalist to do her hair and makeup for her and her husbands joint 50th Birthday Party at Eton College, he is a House Master at Eton College.

Pre-party was a busy time for me as I also had other hair to do for the party including a lady who is a Creative Executive in the fashion industry.

It’s great to get the chance to be involved in fun and happy occasions and feel I can help to make their plans wonderful memories.

School Prom

Having an eighteen year old son myself I know what an exciting time the summer is for the end of year summer holidays, with school coming to an end and the anticipation of the School Prom.

I love to get the chance to do prom hair and it’s such a pleasure to see them looking so cool and glamorous! A few pictures from the summer Prom. Remember even if you have short hair or you want to create a lot more volume there are ways to add specialist hair pieces to your own underneath to create the extra length or volume!

Windsor Race Course Wedding Fair

The Sunday before last certainly had an Autumnal feel. The Windsor Race course was holding it’s Wedding Fair and I was there talking to potential Brides and styling hair.

I had spent time over the week thinking and preparing a mood board of ideas  and inspirations to show how my design process is brought together. This can help the Bride if she needed some hair ideas to work with her dress/location etc, although some do have a very clear vision and like to decide for themselves and this is of course their choice.

I decided on a theme of natural forms, with subtle emphasis on nature and curve and interpreted that into a simple modern look.

Here are a few  of the pictures from the day!

Vicky and Russell’s wedding, Compleat Angler Marlow

What a gorgeous setting at the Compleat Angler in Marlow for the wedding of Vicky and Russell. She has married her soulmate and it was so lovely to have been involved in their special day.
I’d had a really busy morning styling the Bride and Bridesmaids hair. Vicky was so relaxed and happy while she was getting ready around her bridesmaids sipping the odd glass of bubbly and music playing. I’m sure the day went beautifully, if not, a tiny bit emotional, the odd happy tear but lots of happiness and laughter.

The pretty grounds of the Compleat Angler are perfect for a riverside wedding and private boat ride on the Thames.

Congratulations to Vicky and Russell and wishing you lots of love and Happiness always!

It was lovely to work with such a great team:

Venue – Macdonald Compleat Angler

Ceremony and reception dressing – Seventh Heaven Events

Bouquets and buttonholes – Foxglove Studios, Marlow

Second Photographer – Fiona Norman Photography

See some of the photos of the day below:

Photography by Abi Moore
www.photographybyabimoore.com