getting married

Blushing Bride

It is my wedding anniversary today – fourteen years married to my very lovely, sexy hubby, and it got me thinking all romantically about what is trending in the world of weddings… So many brides are opting away from white, and are looking for a little colour… and just a hint of pink on a wedding day adds lots of romance… Just a shade glowing with radiance, emulating that flush of subtle crimson that shone across your cheeks when you first fell in love – That same blush that you felt tingle through your body during your first kiss… just that perfect amount of pink… You see, I said I was in a slushy mood ;o)

Some ladies just don’t do pink, but you can embrace a palette of paler shades… it is an ultra romantic choice of theme; with lightweight fabrics, birdcages, candelabras, and soft tones paired with traditional ivories or contrasting dusky blues or muted minks. The whole day will have a floaty, magical vibe, almost as though the event is happening in soft focus.

It is important to get the choice of ‘blush’ accurate otherwise you may end up clashing reds with pinks and corals with purples. To avoid your colours looking wish-washy, ensure you pop some silver, rose gold or crystal into your overall theme; these will lift the paleness, adding depth and glamour. If ‘glitz and glam’ is not your thing, then opt for wild flowers and lots of deep green foliage to balance out the softness of the day. Wild flowers look amazing in the hair, as do sparkly hair accessories, so make sure you bring some thing extra to your hairstyle.

Above is an image of Anna Williamson, a TV presenter… we did this shoot for a cover of a magazine, and this gives inspiration for how colour can be worn subtly on your wedding day, as well as tonal shades of silk flowers in the hair.

This look was created with extra Balmain hair extensions added to Anna’s already lovely locks. Check out more on my bridal website on

Photo by Darren Brade and makeup by Emily Rose

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Are you getting married this year?

I love weddings… being apart of the team that transforms brides into what they dream of for their special day really gives me a buzz… and bookings are already coming in thick and fast for this year… hectic, but fun!!!

So if you are getting married and need some hair advice then just drop me an email on or check out my website or the about/contact page of this blog for my social networking links.

If you are in the London, or Greater London area and are interesting in booking my team’s services then head to my bridal site for more information, I’d love to be apart of making your day even more special!!

Lots of love your Hairy Godmother ;o)

Beautiful bride - hair by Vicki Lord

Commitment Hair

It is an absolute pleasure being a part of so many beautiful brides’ wedding days – the whole process of me meeting the bride and designing the hair style, to the trial and doing the ‘do’ on the day is all worth the energy and effort once I see them ready to commit to their future husbands.

My lovely client and friend Carly was in this very position on Friday 20th July 2012, here she is in the process of me doing her hair and her becoming a stunning bride.

Carly getting ready for her big day

Having finishing touches!

Carly wanted a soft and full volume updo. Her hair is bob length so being the hairy godmother I am, I yet again worked my magic using lots of extra hair! I also encouraged Carly to purchase a fantastic Jenny Packham head piece. I just love a Jenny Packman creation!  Her pieces are exquisite! These can be purchased online or at Teokath in Canterbury.

After waiting patiently, Carly was transformed into one sexy, hot bride! Ready to strut her stuff down the aisle of commitment…

Ready to say ‘I do!’