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I was on my way to pick my dog up from the vets when I received a text from Vicky, my long term client become friend, to say she was engaged! Yay!

Vicky was planning to move in with her boyfriend, Gareth, in New Mill near Huddersfield and they decided to start planning ‘the big day’ before ‘the moving in day’. I was so delighted when she asked me to do her hair and make-up for the wedding and couldn’t wait to start planning with her.

Their chosen venue is the divineNostell Prioryat Nostell near Wakefield but we will be getting her ready at her parent’s house in Holmfirth, so that’s where we decided to do the trial.

After untold traumas with the dress we decided on the hair style and make-up and set to work. There are lots of fabulous photos so I’ll try to keep the commentary short and to the point.

Vicky has long, silky, fine, straight hair and I wanted as much volume as I could get so I blow dried it using a root boost product to produce the lift required.

blow drying to achieve volume

blow drying to achieve volume

I have to say that both Vicky and her Mum (Tricia) seemed to thoroughly enjoy the day and there were smiles all round which was lovely for me.

Having dried the hair I put heated rollers in for body and curl.

Ouch! How many rollers?

Ouch! How many rollers?

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Holdsworth House

Holdsworth House

For those of you that aren’t familiar with West Yorkshire and in particular Halifax, Holdsworth House Hotel is a grand Jacobean Manor built in 1633 and is now run as a wonderful country hotel.  This hotel is a magnificent location for anyone’s wedding and offers wonderful photographic opportunities.  I love working here so much that here’s another view of this magnificent house…

And there's more

And there's more

Arty Black & White

Arty Black & White

Out of the blue I received a phone call from Christina wanting help.  It turns out that after an unsuccessful hair trial with her original hairdresser all did not go well.  In desperation Christina called in the hope that I could fit her in not only for a trial, but on her wedding day.  With a little juggling we managed it – phew!

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Bina

Bina

Sometimes it isn’t until you see the photographs that you can truly appreciate how beautiful someone is; sometimes you just know instantly.

Bina is an ‘instantly’

I had the great pleasure of working with Bina on her wedding day earlier this month. Even the wakeup call at 6am did not dampen the heart – this was a wedding session we stylists and make-up artists long for.

Along for the ride, actually to hand me hairspray, grips, curling tongs etc., was my husband Paul. In between being sprayed by the air freshener and my hairspray, he managed to capture some beautiful moments like the one you see here.

Bina, I hope your day went well and Paul and I wish you all the happiness and success for your marriage and if you want us to come to India with you to cover your wedding, we will be there any time – hint, hint!!

Love to you

Nikki G

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Can I have…

30 hours in a day please?

So much work and so little time to tell anyone about it.

Bridal hair trials galore; the wedding days themselves; the eternal problem of children getting ill and the dogs still need to be walked.  There really isn’t enough time in the day.

The image above is Katie York and Martin Bell on their wedding day in the beautiful West Yorkshire village of Almondbury.  Katie looked stunning but as it’s late I’ll have to come back to the details of this and other weddings another day.

As always, peace, wealth, health and sleep!

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(c)NikkiG 2008

Not alive – it goes without saying that if I were anything other than live this blog would have a hard time being updated.

Anyway, enough of this nonsense.

Just a quick post to announce that I have now got my gallery up, running and looking so sexy so go check it our here

By the end of this weekend I will have the ‘Prices’ page up and able to be viewed so just wait a little longer but I promise, the wait will be worth it.

Thanks for reading and remember, if you need a consultation or simply to check my availability for your wedding day simply get in touch by email or telephone…

[e] nikki@bof.uk.com

[t] 07759 687 549

Wherever your location if I’m free on that date, then I’ll be there for you – any time – any place.

Bye for now,

Nikki


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