Katie and Myles’ garden tipi wedding with rustic decor, a horse riding bride, and a skiing inspired wedding cake
A beautiful garden tipi wedding to end the year with, complete with a bride who rode in on her horse. It was my childhood wedding dream, to ride to my wedding on a grey horse, so it seems fitting to finish the year like this.
This year has been a bit all over the place, mainly due to the arrival of my second daughter in the summer. Any mums running their own business will know the challenges a new baby brings. Next year our family has exciting, possibly life changing, plans, which I will share when the time is right. I am looking forward to what the new year will bring, both personally and for The Natural Wedding Company.
I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and all our best wishes for next year. Snuggle up with a festive drink and some chocolate and enjoy this beautiful garden tipi wedding. Over to Katie to tell us all about their wedding…
A garden tipi wedding
Natural ideas and inspiration for wedding hair styles featuring tiny flowers – from hydrangea blooms to tendrils of jasmine
Natural wedding hair styles featuring tiny flowers
I have been seeing some lovely inspiration for tiny flowers incorporated into your wedding day hair style, here are some of my favourites…
Dainty sprigs of golden dried grasses woven into wavy locks
Sprigs of flowers pinned throughout your hair alongside a flower crown
Tiny daisy-like flowers woven into a braided crown
Single hydrangea flowers wired into a loose braided bridal up-do
15 Natural Wedding Hair Styles: for the bride looking for a down-to-earth and effortlessly beautiful look
I thought we would welcome in 2015 with a series of features of some of our favourite 15 wedding ideas, a great introduction for new brides-to-be to the kind of style and things we love here at The Natural Wedding Company.
Throughout my childhood and teenage years I absolutely adored playing with my hair and trying out different hair styles, I loved having my hair done by the little girls I babysat for, and when my own little sister came along I had so much fun styling her hair too – so what better place to start than 15 of my favourite natural bridal hair styles.
All of these natural wedding hair ideas can be found on our Pretty Wedding Hair Pinterest board, along with hundreds more like them. I only really like to share images on the blog where I can track down the original source and credit the photographer, so some of my particular favourites didn’t make it here to the blog.
They were too good not to tell you about – such as this incredible fairytale hairstyle, this dreamy pinned up do which reminds me of Jane Austen heroines, and this Grecian knotted plait entwined with subtle glittery jewels.
Natural Heidi plaits
Why not add a tiny spring of ferns to your Heidi plaits/braids like we did here for this photoshoot?
Relaxed and natural wedding hair bow
A great alternative to wearing flowers in your hair or a veil – perfect for bridesmaids in fabric or colours to complement their dresses.
Loose twisted natural wedding hair up do
Such a natural and effortless style, creating a blank canvas to add a pretty hair clip or some fresh flowers.
Today I wanted to bring you something a little different and share some inspiration for more natural wedding hairstyles, many of which I feel have that hint of a bygone era. From romantic historical novels to Mediaveal woodlands, pre-war country cottages to Grecian shores.
Undoubtedly I’m looking at all these styles and what they evoke for me through very rose tinted spectacles, but then again what’s the harm in that? These natural hair styles are here to inspire you for your wedding day, not to recreate in perfect detail a historic look.
Inspiration for natural wedding hair styles
It’s not much of a secret here on the blog that I love inspiration that evokes childhood memories, in particular books with beautiful illustrations such as Brambly Hedge. Another collection of books I loved as a little girl were the Flower Fairies (anyone else?), my mum even made me a celandine flower fairy dressing up outfit that I decided I would have recreated for my bridesmaids when I got married one day – needless to say this didn’t happen.
This hair style below, with its loose waves, twists of hair pinned up and delicate floral decoration, reminds me of those Flower Fairy books, but a more grown up version. I imagine with this simple style that it’s all about getting your hair looking beautiful because you are doing so little to it.
I never really put much thought into how my hair would look at my wedding, but I’m wishing I’d done a bit more research after seeing these lovely old images of Edwardian hairstyles.
Unless your wedding is aspiring to be completely Edwardian themed, I think images like this are a great means of inspiration for you to pick and choose certain elements. I often think that the best wedding inspiration is found in places that aren’t at all about weddings.
So taking ideas from those beautiful Edwardian hairstyles with their plaits, soft curls, buns and ribbons, here is some modern inspiration for wedding hairstyles…
Today it’s all about my wedding accessories – from my vintage inspired shoes to the heirloom lace veil, natural make-up to a gorgeous garters. It’s all here including the details of how I came to choose them for our wedding.
I spent ages looking for the ‘right’ shoes. So many wedding shoes are elegant but modern, and my dress was so delicate and had a country feel to it, that I wanted something with an old-fashioned feel. I also didn’t want really high heels as most of our wedding was spent walking on grass.
In the end I came across the gorgeous designs by Diane Hassall and fell in love with a pair called ‘Liliana’ – I managed to track them down to a bridal shop in nearby Knutsford and despite being loads more than I’d ever imagined spending, they came home with me. They came with a choice of floaty organza or velvet ties – I went for the velvet ones.
I particuarly love this picture above of my shoes on the windowsill in my parent’s bedroom, with all those personal bits you find in people’s houses in the background.
I hadn’t planned on wearing any veil…and I ended up having two! My mum spent ages trying to track down the family veil, which she had worn when she married my dad, and my granny before her, and so on back through the generations.
I love this photo of my little sister Izzy holding my parents wedding album open at a photo of my mum wearing the veil, with it hanging behind Izzy from the cupboard…
So pretty and sweet, lovely for all those whose hearts are in the country – I still can’t decide how I want my hair…and I’m not sure ‘natural’ is a look…have you seen any great ideas?
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