Fishtail Braid Hair Tutorial

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Just before the end of the year I teamed up with a great little team to bring some step by step hair tutorials to Dubai. I know that many of us (myself included) can often feel uninspired to change our hair day to day and I hope that these tutorials will inject a new spark of creativity into your locks. This is something that I’m really excited about doing more of so do let us know if you find these tutorials useful.

We’re kick-starting this with an absolute favourite look of mine; the fishtail braid. This braid is an increasingly popular choice for stylish brides and works wonderfully as a chic weekend look.

Louise Auckland created the most beautifully messy braid with a little twist and Maria Sundin was on hand to capture it step by step. The lovely and talented Ashleigh King finished off our model’s look with soft natural makeup that made her eyes pop.

I’ll pass you over to our hair guru Louise for all the details, ‘the fishtail braid is so unique, elegant and flexible you can create a sophisticated braid or you can go for the funky, casual messy version’….

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Stone Fox Bride

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I adore Stone Fox Bride. Fresh, no pomp and bags of boho perfection. This collection is the result of a marriage between Honor and Stone Fox Bride for a one off exclusive collaboration and it is stunning.

Located in New York be sure to stop by the foxy bridal store if you happen to be passing through.

If this bohemian vibe is exactly what you’ve been dreaming about but you can’t hop on a plane to New York then contact them directly for international shipping.

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Modern Indian ~ Styling with Petals & Pearls

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We are kick-starting 2015 with some very special projects and this is one of them. Back in December I had the absolute pleasure of seeing duo Asha and Jamila from events company Petals and Pearls in action. They were excited to bring a modern twist to an Indian Wedding set up. With the help of a beautiful model, hair and make up artist Mel from Y-12 Salon and the talented photographer Melissa Beattie they pulled it off in spectacular fashion.

Having an exquisite sari to hand with all the intricate detail and accessories meant that our bride looked absolutely stunning. The deep and bold colours of the raspberry and teal meant that the look was the perfect blend of modern and traditional. The jewellery completed the look with the headpiece being a particular favourite of mine.

A sweetheart table for 2 was set up using sari fabric and again the mix of modern and traditional was clear with bold coloured bottles, gold chargers, fans and the most enormous display of roses. The brightly coloured pergola was draped in chevron fabric and enhanced using paper balls and flowers.

From the girls at Petals and Pearls“Creating an Indian wedding is not just about enhancing a venue it’s a whole lot more , there’s a certain zest to indian decor.It includes the right choice of fabrics, colours and textures. We wanted to bring modern accents whilst maintaining the indian decor tradition of colourful materials.”

“Styling such decor with a modern twist has certainly allowed current Indian brides to look at their wedding decor choices from a new angle. It’s now very far from what used to be considered as traditional and old fashioned”
Hopefully they’ll be more to come from them but for now, enjoy this modern Indian shoot and know that if you need an events company this duo is at hand.

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I have had a few brides recently approach me about bridesmaids dresses and it reopened my eyes to how hard it is to find the perfect dress for your girls. Factor in the fact that many brides have to choose dresses for girls flung around the globe and the whole scenario gets even trickier.

So today I’m sharing the bridesmaids range from BHLDN. They ship internationally and have classic feminine silhouettes to suit every shape in an array of shades; tick, tick and tick.

If you’re concerned about the whole buying on line aspect then you can also schedule a phone call with one of their stylists to chat through the dresses. How great is that?

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A simple DIY affair ~ Catalina & Rueben

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Sometimes gazing up an intimate DIY wedding is exactly what you need to remind you of what it’s all about. Today’s wedding from Mercedes Morgan Photography is one of those; small budget, a whole lot of DIY, a non-wedding dress dress, small guest list but great big heartfelt emotion captured in every single shot…and at the end of the day, that is the best bit.

Catalina made her own button bouquet (which I love), birdcage veil, Rueben’s buttonhole and cord which they braided.

These images are not only beautifully captured but will make you realise just what your wedding day is all about….enjoy.

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