The New Mrs Blakeley

I first met Sophie last year when she came to me to get her hair curled for an event. Sophie is such a lovely person who is laid back and so easy to get along with, so I was really happy when she contacted me again to do her hair for her Wedding day. 

We arranged a trial and Sophie brought along her beautiful daughter Grace. I went through three different styles, adding her hair piece, and the chosen one was perfect for Sophie’s fine hair. 

On the morning of Saturday 8th July I arrived at Long Furlong Barn with Sophie’s makeup artist- the lovely Jenna Marie Stannard. We were greeted by Dom who works on the Weddings there and taken to the gorgeous Bridal room where we were getting everyone ready. Long furlong barn is a stunning restored Grade II listed barn, carefully designed for wedding receptions. The views were beautiful and just made a perfect setting for Sophie & Steve’s Wedding day. 

Sophie arrived looking very calm, but you coukd quickly tell that this mother of two wasn’t used to sitting still very long! (Us mum’s know that feeling 😉 ) 

I started by doing the Bridesmaids hair, they had all chosen different styles which were lovely. Two of the went for a low Chignon style with Bridesmaid Laura choosing a more texturised finish, and Chelsey had a more ‘classic’ chignon. I kept them all soft around the face. Carla went for a lovely Fishtail braid into a curled ponytail which showed off the lovely blue/blonde colours in her hair. All the styles, along with Sophie’s Bridesmaid Donna who did her own hair were finished off with some Gypsophilia, an absolute must have for a summer barn wedding! 


I then went ahead and added two rows of clip in extensions to Sophie’s hair, curled, pinned and set, to give some volume and texture to her fine hair. This will set an amazing base for her chosen hairstyle. 

Sophie’s mum Yvonne was then in the seat for a Blowdry with a bit of volume which was perfect for her short hair to which when I was finished I added a lovely fascinator. 

Then the little Princess arrived…..Sophie and Steve’s daughter Grace. She is the absolute model of her mummy and a dream to do hair for. She sat there loving the pampering from Jenna and I, telling me all about her Princess dress. I wanted something a bit special for Grace more than the usual Braid or Bun. So I decided to keep it young and soft, so I made a bun out of her hair. She also has really fine hair with her being so young so I did some curling on a very low heat and did some backcombing using Bedhead’s Oh Beehive matte dry shampoo. She was very happy with her beautiful hair and it complimented her Princess look! 

Then my work was nearly done here. The bride to be was in the seat! The hairstyle went really well. It made Sophie’s hair look a lot thicker than it was, and with the weather being really hot and updo was perfect! The hairslide that Sophie chose just topped off the hairstyle and went beautifully with her dress too! 

Again, myself and Sophie’s makeup artist, the lovely Jenna Marie Stannard worked really well in alternating the ladies to get them ‘Wedding ready’. Please go over and check out Jenna’s amazing work on her Facebook Page or Instagram Jenna Marie Makeup Artistry. 


Sophie, Thankyou so much for choosing me to be a part of your Wedding morning. It was an absolute pleasure to do hair for you all. You all looked stunning, but I have to say, you stole the show and looked breathtaking! 

I wish you both Mr & Mrs Blakeley and your beautiful children all the luck for your future! X



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