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Emma Souslbywww.fl o wersladybird.com
I’m keen to get some portraits done
of me in my wedding finery but I’m
camera shy. How can I overcome my
fear and get the shots I want?
The most important thing is to find
a photographer whose style matches your vision
for your day.The next step is to find someone
who’ll make you feel comfortable and help you overcome
your shyness.The essential job of a wedding photographer
is to make the bride feel beautiful.
An engagement shoot is a very popular way to get
comfortable in front of the camera.You’ll be able to practise
portrait shots, so when it comes to the big day both you
and your photographer are happy and hopefully you’ll feel
at ease during this hectic but special day.
fashion and beauty
Get the look: floral garlands
Hair stylist and
I love the look of floral garlands, but have no
idea how to co-ordinate my hair and make up to
complement the look. Any ideas?
If you’re considering bright, summer flowers,
then I’d suggest a natural base with a pop of colour on the
lips. For a wintry vintage posy with whites and greens, I’d
suggest a subtle dewy look.
As for the hair, your style should complement the shape of your
chosen design, whether a crown or a tumbling garland. Coronets look
best with loose tumbling waves, while a chic up do is better suited to
a cascade of flowers.
You can create beautiful
waves with a few simple
When using straighteners
to curl your hair, use a large
paddle brush and just a spritz
of hairspray at the end to
reveal sleek waves that will
last all day.
Curl away from your
face for beach waves and
curl towards your face for a
She wore flowers in
I love the idea of wearing real flowers in
my hair but I’m worried that the blooms
will wilt in the heat. What’s your advice?
During your initial consultation,
you should discuss the style, colours and
theme of your floral crown with your florist.
Not all blooms are suitable for a floral crown, such
as jasmine, but more durable flowers such as roses
are perfect. Each stem should be chosen, conditioned
(stripping the leaves and cutting the stalk correctly),
then stored at the perfect temperature to ensure
they’re open just enough to be glorious but not
enough that they over-bloom.
Your floral crown should be made on the morning
of the wedding to allow each bloom a chance to drink
plenty of water before they’re wired together, which
in turn means they last as long as possible. I’m yet
to find a bride that doesn’t delight in wearing one,
they’re so much fun.
Your LondonWedding would like to thank all the contributors to the stunning images
used on this page. Styling, hair and make-up by Love Hair by Lou; Photography by Jay
Anderson Photography and Lucy Pelham Burn Photography; Dresses from Heart Aflutter,www.heartaflutterbridal.co.uk
; Flowers by Ladybird Florist; Model Christina Curly.