Hair Stylist tips for your Winter Wonderland Wedding
The Internet and magazines are full of inspirational images for Summer festival brides, and Spring brides and Autumn time brides, but what about Winter wonderland brides? December is a beautiful time to wed, and January is ideal, because it is quiet. Whilst February is still very chilly, Valentine’s is sure to add a loving glow to your wedding day.
We always worry about the sun not shining for our big day and the outdoor photos not being a wash out, but opting for a Christmas wedding means you have the best of whatever weather comes… If it snows, it is a bonus; if it is bright blue skies with sunshine, then the contrast looks beautiful with bare trees and seasonal flowers.
So with the weather not an issue, you can focus a lot of your attention on what hairstyle to choose.
Here are award-winning hairstylist, Vicki Lord’s tips …
Most brides this time of the year will probably wear a lovely furry snug or soft shawl, and this is a good idea to keep the chill off them whilst walking down the aisle and having their pictures taken.
If you are planning on wearing a shawl you must take into consideration your hairstyle first. For example, if you decide to wear a low side bun or back bun, then the chosen cover-up garment may cause stress on your hairstyle. If the bun is too low, the bottom of the bun may rub against your shawl then your hairstyle may become weak and fall out. So always make sure your hairdresser is aware of everything you plan to wear, as it may be worth opting for an alternative hairstyle, or catering for the extra clothing… So you could still wear a bun to the side or back, but instead of it being a low do, it can be a bun set more central.
For those of brides opting for beautiful lace sleeved dresses. I would recommend having your hair up. Most of the time these types of dresses may have many buttons at the back, which you would hate for your hair to get tangled on! Also you don’t want to hide any intricate detailing of the dress! You could opt for hair to be swept to the side if you feel uncomfortable with all of your hair up!
Brides choosing a high necked dress can try wearing the hair up as high as possible to create height. This will elongate the neckline and make you feel tall and slender!
There are some beautiful crystal skull caps, mini top hats and bride cage veils available, so try adding a more elaborate head dress to your hairstyle keeping the jewellery simple, as you may find flowers are more limited this time of the year.
Perks to being a winter bride
- For a start, brides can create a wonderful winter ambience for their special day with twinkly winter lights, rich vibrant colours, glowing candles and roaring open fires.
- They also avoid make-up meltdown, or expensive flowers wilting in the summer heat.
- If they are very lucky they have soft sparkling snow, which looks absolutely amazing in photographs.
- Some of the other main advantages include a wider choice of dates as not everyone is rushing to get married at this time of year – as it is not conventional wedding season, so suppliers have more availability in their winter schedule and guests always welcome a winter party during the festive period.
- Brides will also benefit from lower prices across the board as suppliers will be cheaper during the quieter winter months. It is of no surprise then that brides are increasingly choosing to get married during the colder season, creating their own winter wonderland of love and romance.
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Vicki Lord is a celebrity hair stylist based in Kent who has appeared on QVC, Sky and the Crissie B show.