Thursday February 23 2012.


This time last week I had the pleasure of attending ‘The Complete Marylebone Bride’ an event showcasing fashion forward wedding hairstyles by Daniel Galvin hairstylists,  teamed with wedding gowns from Stephanie Allin, shoes by Aruna Seth and floral wonders by John Carter Flowers.  We were treated to a fashion show of 6 key looks and words from Stephanie Allin herself on the inspiration behind her Jazz Age Collection.

stephanie allin fashion showBijou readers will have seen Stephanie’s Jazz Collection featured previously but I must say the dresses are even more magnificent up close.

stephanie allin wedding dresses

john carter wedding flowers

And here are some close ups of the gorgeous Wedding hairstyles by Daniel Galvin’s team.  This messy bun is a masterclass in laid back elegance.

wedding hairstyles by daniel galvin

Channeling Princess Kate’s favourite half up, loosely curled hairstyle here.

daniel galvin loose waves

And my favourite style of the night has to be this Oriental inspired bridal look, Stephanie Allin’s Hayworth gown with its dripped sequins really stole the show and the flower infused hairstyle was just divine.


stephanie allin hayworth dress

Superstar hairdresser Daniel Galvin and his team have worked with hundreds of brides so you would expect them to know a thing or two about wedding hair.  They’ve kindly shared their top tips here just for you Bijou brides …

1.  BOOK EARLY – “Your hairstyle can make or break a look.  You’ll want to really explore the different styles that you can achieve according to your overall concept, your dress, the height of your shoes etc; everything needs to be taken into account.  You’ll also want to discuss with your hairstylist your colour, the length of your hair and the condition.  Ask them to develop a programme for you which will mean that your hair is at the ideal length and in the peak of its condition.

2.  BE HONEST – “Confide in your hairstylist and be honest with them about what you really want and what makes you feel happiest.  The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable with your look when you should be enjoying the special occasion.  Remember less is sometimes more!

3.  PRACTICAL MATTERS – “Firstly, try not to choose a veil that is too heavy otherwise you may find that your carefully crafted hairstyle will be flat by the time you get to the reception.  Secondly, if you are having a veil, tiara or some other accessory, make sure that your hairstylist is aware of the mechanics as they may have to create a style around it.  Thirdly, avoid a ‘do that involves too much hair in the front.  Bear in mind that if your face is covered with a sweeping fringe or wispy curls, it will be obscured in your precious photographs.

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And here’s me schmoozing, I promise to be more inventive with my hairstyles from now on!

All photography by Krishanthi Williams –