Hair flowers what to think about, an interview with Melody Flowers

Flowers and weddings go hand in hand, and many brides are asking for hair flowers to go with their bridal hairstyle. I have always thought that incorporating flowers in the hairstyle looks really pretty. They can help give the style a lift and and add an air of romance.



To help you to know what to consider when choosing flowers for your bridal hairstyle, I thought I’ll ask the very talented florist Viktoria Falen who is a partner at Melody Flowers in Stockholm.

Are you seeing an increase in brides who would like to have flowers in their hair for their wedding?

Yes, absolutely! More and more brides are asking for flowers in their hair as an extra detail and to complete the look at the wedding. I think we find inspiration from other countries where flowers in the hair is more usual than unusual. Its a trend we see on social media and different wedding magazines and we love it!

Can the flower be made to fit in the hairstyle?

Of course! We look at the hairstyle and consult with the hairstylist about what will look best , taking into consideration style, colour, make-up and hair type. I work with the look as a whole and will adjust the flowers there after. The flowers should both suit you individually and add an extra detail to the bridal look.



Which flowers would you recommend / don’t recommend to wear in your hair for a wedding?

Practically all flowers can be used depending on your style and the rest of the look. What is most important to me is a personal style that is connected all through the wedding. It could be a colour or a specific flower. If you want small flowers I recommend Miniature roses, Baby’s breath or peonies. To make them last throughout the day a nice idea could be to make flower jewellery such as a tiara, a crown or perhaps a hair comb. We can make the flowers to fit your style.

Why do you think a bride should choose real flowers in their hair instead of fake flowers?

Today we are aiming for a look that reflects that extra something, we want to stand out and at the same time be fashionable. The feeling we want right now is a summer field of blooming flowers. Its natural and beautiful and gives that special detail many are looking for. I think real flowers gives a more natural and alive impression, where fake flowers don’t give the same feeling or impression.


I hope this gave you some inspiration and tips, please let us know if you have any questions or would like to book a consultation.

Best wedding regards,

Catrin Söderdahl, Hair and makeup artist, Absolutely Gorgeous BCN/STHLM
Veronika Falen, Melody Flowers, Roslagsgatan 25, Stockholm, Phone : +468156464,

Wedding lips

I’ve already in previous blog posts written about wedding eyes and eyebrows, now lets focus on the lips!

Beautiful lips are essential for a bride, and it is a very important part of the bridal makeup. You can choose from a wide range of  lip products such as matte, sheer, shimmery, glossy and creamy lipsticks.

Firstly its really important to take care of your lips as, they are very sensitive and tend to dry out easily. I always tell my brides to moisturize their lips even more the week before the wedding as cracked lips are not very nice on your wedding day and the lipstick goes on unevenly.

Secondly, always remember to use sunscreen for the lips when you are out in the sun!

My favorite moisturizing lip product at the moment is Lip care mix from Makeup Store.

Try using a combination of three lip caring products – peeling, mask and lip balm. The green crème is a mild peeling. The white creme is a softening mask that can be used during both night and day. The white creme can also be used as a remover for lipstick. The pink creme is a lip balm that can be used everyday.

So which colour should you go for on your wedding day? Most brides prefer a neutral shade like pink, nude, beige pink or rosy brown. If you go for a soft eye makeup it looks pretty to have a stronger lip colour on most women. The best way is to try out different shades on the day of your trial and decide from there which one you like the most. One good thing to remember is that small lips look bigger in softer glossy colours where bigger lips tend to look better with a darker shade with a matte texture.

Here are 3 great ways make your lip colour last longer on your wedding day:

  • You can use a lip primer before applying the color (I like lip insurance by too faced)
  • Line your lip with a lip pencil before or after applying the lipstick.
  • Another great tip is to apply the lipstick 3 times and after each time you bite off the colour on a piece of tissue paper and after the last time divide the paper in 2 so you end up with a thin layer of paper, hold it over your lips and gently powder with a loose powder on the paper over your lips.

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Hope you found this helpful, keep enjoying the summer and I ll see you in my next blog post!

Catrin Söderdahl, Hair and Makeup artist, Absolutely Gorgeous BCN/STHLM

My own wedding story

In today’s post I would like to share with you my own wedding story!

After doing hair and makeup for lots of brides from all over the world, it was my turn to become a bride 🙂
I knew already I wanted a 1950s inspired shorter wedding dress, and one day my lovely mum found it for me! When I tried it on it was just perfect!

Once I had the dress I started to think about which hairstyles and what makeup would suit it the best.
The hairstyle I was after was something loose and romantic with curls. I searched the internet and found a few nice pictures that I liked.
I then had a trial with myself! I tried 2 different hairstyles and took photos of them. I liked both but I decided on one of them that I liked the most. With my makeup I tried one eye with a soft pink eyeshadow and the other with a soft purple eyeshadow. I decided the pink eyeshadow looked better.

I always recommend my brides to do a trial before the wedding day, it takes away so much stress on the big day I f you already know and have tried out beforehand what you are going to do.

I chose to do my own hair and makeup. Now even though I knew what I was doing and have done it at least a 100 times, I wouldn’t recommend anyone doing this! Looking back, it would have been so much nicer to relax with a glass of champagne and let anyone of my great, skillful colleagues help me instead, but oh well.

We were so greatful and happy that our dear friend and excellent photographer Oliver Hinds took our photos on the day. We are so pleased with the photos, having nice memorable photos from your wedding day is so important, as you will look at them for the rest of your life!

To see more of Oliver Hinds photos please click here.

It was so far the happiest day of my life, you really have something beautiful to look forward to if you decide to get married!

Hope you have a lovely start to spring, and I’ll see you in my next blog post!

Catrin Söderdahl, Professional hair and makeup artist for Absolutely Gorgeous BCN/STHLM

All photos taken by Oliver Hinds

The perfect eyebrows

In today’s post we’re going to talk about eyebrows. It’s amazing what eyebrows can do for your face, the right shape and colour can really lift you face. Having nice eyebrows for your wedding is especially important since you are going to be photographed a lot and you want to look your prettiest 🙂

If you are not sure about which eyebrow shape you should go for or if you find it difficult to shape your eyebrows yourself, I suggest you let a professional help you, and after that it’s easy for you to follow the shape at home.

Same as for hairstyles and makeup eyebrows also have their own fashion that comes and goes, although nowadays we advice you to have the shape you feel most comfortable in and suits you the best. Here are a few examples of different eyebrow fashions over the decades:

In the 1920’s the eyebrows were suppoused to be very thin and arched.

In the 1960’s women wanted natural looking eyebrows, but strangely enough many shaved their entire eyebrow off and pencil them back on again.

Today 2014 the eyebrow fashion is big, bushy eyebrows that still has a nice shape but is definitely not plucked too much.

If you have any questions regarding your eyebrows or want to book a consultation and at the same time having your eyebrows taking care of, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

(Photos and info of eyebrows

Best regards,
Catrin Söderdahl, Professional hair and makeup artist, Absolutely Goregous BCN/STHLM

Attending Swedens largest wedding fare and finding out what the 2014 bridal trends are!

Last weekend I attended together with wedding planner Wedding In Sweden the largest wedding fare in Sweden, called “Bröllopsfeber“, held every year in Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö.
Over 4000 visitors came to the event to get inspiration, ideas and finding suppliers. My job was to give hair and makeup consultations, and trying out suitable hair and makeup styles on becoming brides.

When I got a chance I went to have a quick look around and stopped at the catwalk bridal fashion show, where the big wedding brands showed the trends for 2014. What I saw were wedding dresses with lace, braids, loose up-dos, hair flowers (crown of flowers is a big trend 2014), big  hair accessories, tiaras, pearls. As for makeup eyeliner and nude lips seem to be the big wedding makeup trend for this year.  To sum up I can say I thought a lot of the Great Gatsby movie.

Here are a few images I found on Pinterest which well describe the trends for 2014:

I hope you found this inspiring and good luck with your wedding planning! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Best regards,
Catrin Söderdahl, Professional Hair and Makeup artist, Absolutely Goregeous BCN/STHLM