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  1. Cotswold-wedding-hair-stylist-Bibury-UK-ZRDA-1 (4)
    This entry is for the one and only Catherine Zoraida! Yes the Catherine who makes such beautiful and delicate jewellery and even Princess Kate Middleton wants some of it!http://catherinezo raida.com/blogs/news/8182921-kate-middleton-glitters-in-gold check her out here! Yes here on my website! I was ecstatic when I received an email from Catherine and nervous at the same time as I didn’t know what kind of person she would be. The shear thought was freaking me out!

    However, one should never judge a book by its cover. So true was this when it came to dealing with Catherine. Here I was, thinking I was going to have to deal with some really highly demanding celebrity! I was in for a shock! A positive shock! When we met, she was bubbly kind at heart, a real down to earth person and her sincerity in the way she dealt with me was simply humbling.
    My heart warmed to her and the moment I saw her big smile, I knew then that it was okay for me to relax and be myself. Even though she had a lot of London contacts in high status circles and she could have had any higher end hairdresser at any time, she chose me of all people to see to her hairstyle needs for her wedding day! With that, I couldn’t have been more honoured. 

    “Far far away from the all the hassle and buzz of London city, I want to be in the country side and be myself on my wedding day surrounded by those close to me at heart.” She wanted those close to her to see her as the person she was. And so she wanted a style that would show her true self, a wedding hairstyle that would let her enjoy the day with no fuss, hassle and worry. It is with great pleasure I share these images with you from her wedding day. 

    The wedding images were all taken by yet another one of those really great photographers and easy to work with Tom cotswold-wedding-photographer I like to call him the silent photographer but I can assure you there is more to him than that. He is a contemporary and modern wedding photojournalist. You will hardly notice he is there when at work. In his own world, when you catch him unaware, you would almost think his camera is a part of himself.Enjoy the rest of the images and thanks for browsing.Cotswold-wedding-hair-stylist-Bibury-UK-ZRDA-1 (5)Cotswold-wedding-hair-stylist-Bibury-UK-ZRDA-1 (1)
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    The wedding was featured in the wedding hair ideas magaz ine!
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    My next bride Hilary has got to be on the list for the most relaxed brides I have had in the Cotswolds. She had been recommended to me by Emily Tarrant. Finding time to take off her busy work schedule and in the middle of moving house and wedding planning, Hilary took a train from London to come and see me for a trial. She was very kind and very easy to please.
    “I want to be me, free, have fun and enjoy every bit of the day. I want a hairstyle that is simple and allow me to feel relaxed and Sheena, I want you to enjoy yourself too as you style my hair on my wedding day so please don’t fuss too much!” 
    I could see why she had picked that particular Jesus Piero wedding dress. It suited her personality perfectly and beautifully. For wedding hairstyling, she was staying at Barnsley house Hotel in Barnsley a magnificent Cotswolds village and getting married at Cripps Barn.  
    Emily Tarrant as usual was great with the make-up. The wedding day was captured with a sharp eye here by the award winning international photographer Martins Kikulis http://martinskikulis.com/blog/cripps-barn-wedding-photography.I had a great pleasure working with Martins whom I had not met before. Hilary`s kindness to me was a knock out. I love this job. It is always exciting and I get to meet some of the most amazing people from all over the world. Their kindness to me has really kept me happy in this job. Barnsley-Cotswolds-wedding-hair stylist-UK-HLRY-4
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    Hilary love her style very much that she had a friend,a talented illustrationist  to draw her hair style!They are beautiful aren`t they?

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    Thanks for visiting.Sheena

     
  3. Tewkesbury-gloucestershire-UK-wedding-hairdresser-EMHKS (4)

    Met Emma on one very dark cold evening. She had been worried about how her hair was going to look like as she had fine and delicate hair. She had a dream of having this specific style for her wedding day but she didn’t know whether it would work with her hair. So she said to me, Sheena, if you can do that, I will be a very happy bride.
    That is all she wanted and I am proud to share these images with you from her wedding day.

    The wedding hairstyles for the brides maids were created with Emma`s wishes in mind. Location for the wedding hairstyling was Puckrup Hilton hall wedding venue in Gloucestershire-Tewkesbury-Uk Images are by the courtesy of  
    http://www.russelllewisphotography.co.uk/ Thanks for browsing and if you have a specific style that you have dreamed of having for your day, then get in touch. I can help. Thanks,Sheena.
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  4. Cheltenham-Cotswolds-mobile-wedding-hair-stylist-UK-FLYN (1)

    On this one occasion, my bride Jemma was a recommended to me by Clare Bryce. She most certainly and kindly recommends me more than I deserve and for that I am very thankful. I have worked with Clare on so many occasions and I have so many great works from those weddings with her and it is difficult to pin down my favourite but let me share this specific one with you.  

    Jemma contacted me well in advance and she had 6 bridesmaids all of whom needed hairstyling but I was not going to be able to meet before the wedding day. We kept in touch mostly by email through which we organised different wedding hair ideas to suit the individual so as to make sure all were happy with the styles. Again, as is always the case this was a very early start for all the girls. But they were all ready for me when I arrived. Jemma was so organised with the times schedule that I didn’t worry about time at all. Gemma`s wedding style was naturally simple and relaxed. That shone through even with the hairstyles that she and the girls chose.
    “I want to be me”. She had said when I first met her. Knowing that whatever I did was still going to have to fall back on that request, we stuck to the simplest form of hairdressing that one can have for a wedding day. Throughout the hairstyling, I kept in mind what each girls hair texture was like and what their fears wear regarding hairstyling. We all have those fears don’t we? Because I have been there and I too have my own fears when it comes to hairdressers, I could relate to some of the girls requests. All hairstyling was done according to the persons specific requests and all went perfectly well. Jemma`s bridesmaids were a real treat on the day. There was so much fun with the girls right from the start. And on especially this occasion, she was so happy no one could take the smile off her face. She smiled all morning and from the images, I can see that she smiled all day! Perhaps the only time she looked serious was when I was fixing her veil. I had to ask her to hold the mirror for me so I could see where and how it was going to be fixed. Obediently she concentrated for a good solid 5minutes and probably the only intense 5minutes of the whole morning for us all.And when I was done, Jemma smiled again.

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    On that note, what makes me smile at work? The answer, in my case, has got to be seeing a perfectly happy bride/client after the job is done. I hope that you can see all the above clearly in the images here captured by Caroline Alexander.  Special occasions are never complete without a camera these days. I met Caroline on Jemma`s wedding day. I didn’t talk much to her through the morning as I was consumed by my work but she had something about her that made me feel at ease. She works very quietly and illusively and so calmly too. I think this is the secret of capturing great images….perhaps??? What do I know of photography? Ignore me. Might not know what I am talking about but any way, many days after the wedding, I asked her how she would describe herself as I wanted to blog about this wedding . “How would I describe myself, hmmm.... :)”She answered, “Relaxed, approachable and fun I hope. I like for people to feel they have a friend along with them for the day, someone they can trust and feel comfortable around. My work I think of as being warm, bright and airy. I am a documentary photographer on the whole and prefer to stay back and document what happens with no interference, except for the couple portraits which I also take a relaxed approach to but has some direction. “
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    Hair for the girls and Jemma was styled by me-www.sheenasweddinghairstyles.co.uk Makeup was done by Clare Bryce. Special thanks to Jemma and Caroline-  http://www.caroline-alexander.co.uk/for allowing me to use these images. I hope that you have enjoyed them. X Sheena.

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  5. Cheltenham-Northleach-mobile-wedding hairdresser-LREN-4

    Spring or winter weddings? What is your preference?
    If you asked me, I know I would choose spring without a doubt as I am a very cold blooded person and I think my lips would be too frozen to say my vows if I was to choose a winter wedding. When I go walking in the country side in winter time my body parts especially my lips and hands freeze to the point where It`s difficult to say hello! Weather wise, I am truly not cut out for the cold weather. If I had another choice again, I would choose a summer wedding on a beach somewhere on one of those beautiful dreamy islands like the Seychelles! This is a great honey moon destination rather expensive but one to choose if you are looking for the perfect beach. Shall I dream on? Hm….. Perhaps on another day. I have some work to do.
    This wedding was a spring one. I personally associate spring with warmth and beautiful colours of the first shoots of flowers in the fields. You know, sometimes you can be very well prepared for the weather and then it plays some tricks on you for no reason at all just like that!  The snow had fallen heavily the night before and I was keeping my fingers crossed that the roads were okay. On the morning of the wedding day, there was more snow and was slightly worried about the road conditions. Cheltenham-Northleach-mobile-wedding hairdresser-LREN-0
    Luckily, the roads were still safe and open for use so it was a straight forward drive to the hotel on the morning. Plus I was only driving to Northleach in the Cotswolds so it was an easy road. I arrived really early for the hairstyling and Lorraine and the girls were already up and ready for me. On mornings like this, you want to have a lie in and cuddle up to the warmth of the blankets but no the girls were all up and even though some had flown from abroad, there was no sign of lack of sleep at all on this day, the moments of Lorraine`s special day which I have a pleasure to share here were captured by Stewart here http://www.smcphotography.net/blog/?p=2000. Lorraine and Chris were brave to take some snow images outside! Who says its cold when it snows? Here is a sweet message to me, ”You did an absolutely fabulous job. All the girls commented on how calm and professional you were- not only did you finish ahead of time but everyone loved what you did, it made me really happy. You were a star!”  Thanks Lorraine.

    Here are some images of the hair before we did final checks.
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    Images for this blog entry are by the courtesy of Stewart Clark 
    http://www.smcphotography.net/

    Thanks for browsing.
    X Sheena.