Tropical Bridal Shoot at Wollaton Hall
Updated: May 26
Back in the beginning of September, I had the pleasure of providing the hair styling for this beautiful shoot with some incredibly talented suppliers! I absolutely love the opportunity to work with other suppliers, and challenging myself to create looks slightly out of my comfort zone. I have to say, I think this is the hair style I am most proud of. It can be really daunting when you are faced with a lot of hair, and extensions too, but it also gives you the opportunity to try new techniques, and hair styles you don't normally have enough hair to do! We were also fortunate enough to have this shoot featured over on Save the Date Magazine's Blog. Head over there to see the full feature. Below are some of my favourite shots, as well as a full list of suppliers involved with the shoot.
It can be really hard arriving at a shoot having never met the model and not having had the opportunity to test anything before hand (which is why trials are so important!). I had a vague idea of the direction I wanted to take the hair, but nothing specific in mind, so the first thing I did was prep her hair by curling it all and clipping in a brick set to allow the curls to take shape while she had her makeup done by Ruby.
While Sophie was having her makeup done, I started our little flower girls hair. Where possible, I like to avoid heat on young childrens hair, because I find it's more susceptible to damage, and it never holds the set as well as adults hair. I wanted to keep the whole hair look quite textured, so I created 2 fishtail braids, one coming from either side of her head, that I could tease out to add more volume and texture, and wrap around each other to keep it neat. Our little page boy didn't want to feel left out, so once I'd finished our flower girl, I ran some clay through his very short hair, just to give him a bit more texture too.
When I got Sophie, our bride, back in my chair, after taking out all my clips, I created one standard braid to go down to the nape of her neck, before turning it into a fishtail braid down the lengths of the section, which I could then use to secure everything else to. As you can see from the images below, I started from the top down, creating lots of twist, and different braids, and teasing everything out to create more volume and texture. My mantra of the day was definitely 'More volume and texture!'. Once everything was securely pinned in place, we set it with a light layer of strong hold hair spray, before applying the gorgeous floral comb provided by our incredible florist!
Photographer EKR Pictures
Venue Wollaton Hall
Peacock Chairs Tipple Adventures
Styling and Planning Perfect Day Chair
Stationary Design by Emily
Makeup Ruby J Beauty
Flowers and Planning Silver Sixpence Florist
Details and Decor Wild Calligraphy GB
Mazz Loxton is a professional Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist, helping brides capture their wild and romantic soul in their hair and makeup for their wedding day. Based in Sheffield, and carrying out services across South Yorkshire, The Peak District and Beyond