Going for Gold: African Vintage Wedding Inspiration

There are many people going for gold at the moment at London 2012, but here on the blog we are going for the golds, blacks, whites, reds and purples of the African sub-continient! This African vintage styled shoot is a contemporary interpretation of Africa’s diverse and unique cultural heritage and an homage to the modern day African princess, using colours ranging from dramatic... Read More

Free Wedding Magazine with Mollies Makes

If you are a crafty bride and like DIYing bits for your wedding, Let’s Get Hitched (produced in association with Etsy Wedding Registry) is a free wedding lookbook featuring handmade inspiration from real brides. The free lookbook is included with issue 14 of Mollie Makes – on sale on newstands from 11 May 2012! US brides have to wait an extra 2 weeks before the magazine... Read More

Wedding Hair Inspiration: Hair Pieces – The Messy Half Up Do/Down Do

Hi all, Cassie here with another instalment in the wedding hair inspiration series. This post we are going to be talking about hair pieces and how to incorporate them in your wedding day look. Hair pieces are not just for adding length, they can also be a great way of experimenting with new looks without cutting or constantly using heat on your hair. This style is the messy half... Read More

How to wear an Afro on your wedding day

Back again with more Afro hair inspiration for your big day! Champagne Cream Flower Bridal Headband by BoutiqueDeBandeaux, on Etsy. At many a wedding, I have seen brides and bridesmaids choosing to wear their natural hair in weaves or straightened with hair pieces. To be honest I haven’t seen many women wear their hair in an Afro for their wedding day. Maybe it is seen as not... Read More

Big Veils are Back!


What with royal weddings, plus Kate Moss and Lilly Allen getting married recently, the focus has turned back onto big veils. The bigger the better! Also the larger floor length cathedral length veils are making a swift comeback! Make sure that if you are going for a dramatic length or big veil that it doesn’t overpower your wedding dress or obscure your face to avoid the net... Read More

Wedding Hair Inspiration: Dreads and Locks


Carrying on with the 3rd installment in our series of how to customise your hair for your wedding, today we are going to be talking about locks, twists and dreads. Your options are to either to have your locks out or tie them back (at least some in part) so that they don’t fall into your face when you are saying your vows or go for a full updo/bun! Organic Dreadlocks have... Read More

WEDDING HAIR INSPIRATION: 1940’s Glamour with neutral Hollywood Style


Back again with the second in our wedding hair inspiration series! If you missed our first article on styling Bantu Knots for your big day, you can check it out again here. Today we are talking about the retro 1940’s pin curl hairstyle and using inspiration from real brides, we are going to mix it up with a modern glamourous twist. If you have relaxed, pressed out hair or... Read More

NEW SERIES: Wedding Hair Inspiration – Bantu Knots

Today we are starting a new series, where we look at different wedding hair styles and give you inspirations on what wedding jewellery, tiaras and veils would suit that look. Every little helps right? The term, Bantu Knots, also known as China Bumps originated from the Bantu peoples of southern Africa who were characterised by their hair texture. Bantu Knots can be used to give... Read More

Afro Wedding Hair Inspiration

Cassandra, here! You’ve got ‘the’ wedding dress and you have followed the haircare tips provided by Fiona and now you’re ready to choose the all important ‘do’ for the day. With Afro hair, the sky really is the limit on how to wear your hair for your big day! From china bumps, finger waves, weaves,braids, half up dos, sleek , straight, curly to... Read More

Does the Brazilian Keratin Blow Dry work on Afro Hair?

While Tasha prepares to jet to sunnier climes shortly to attend a destination wedding, Cassie and me get to stay on in good old Blighty and enjoy the delights of grey skies and rain. Is it just me or is February 2011 seem really long? It is only 28 days, but it feels like 100! Anyway,  on the one sunny and mildly warm day so far this month, I took myself off to have a consultation... Read More