First wedding of the year in Stockholm/ Första bröllopet för det här året i Stockholm

Today 16th of Feb 2013 I did my first bride of the year in Stockholm, an English girl called Anita who was getting married to Ben in the Finnish church in Gamla Stan. Here are a few photos I took myself of the hairstyle, I wanted to create a romantic wedding hair style that I thought looked stunning on Anita and the type of dress she was going to wear. Cant wait to see all the photos when she is wearing the dress 🙂 Im so excited to have started the wedding season, will soon update you with more weddings and tips!

Idag 16e Feb 2013 gjorde jag mitt första bröllop för i år i Stockholm. Det var Engelska Anita som skulle gifta sig med Ben i Finska kyrkan i Gamla stan. Jag ville skapa en romantisk frisyr på sidan som jag tyckte såg jätte vacker ut på Anita och passade till den typ av klänning hon skulle bära. Ser fram emot att se bilderna när hon bär klänningen 🙂 Jag är så glad att bröllops säsongen har startat, jag är snart tillbaka med mer bröllop och tips!

Catrin Söderdahl, Hair and Make up artist, Absolutely Gorgeous BCN/STHLM

Scandinavian Summer Weddings

As you might know, I am originally from Sweden and every summer I love to spend some time whenever I can, at my family’s summer house 5 hours south of Stockholm.  Today, I want to share a few inspiring and lovely images of Scandinavian Summer weddings that I spotted on the Pretty Chic Blog that I blogged about in the previous post.

Yellow colours

Danish Green

Lovely setting with nature, white and different reds

Romantic hair & make-up styling for Emily from Chicago, who got married in Barcelona

The start of the wedding season! In February,  I had one of my first brides of the new season to use the services of Absolutely Gorgeous BCN for her wedding. This time the couple, Emily & Patrick were from Chicago and had chosen Barcelona as the city to get married in because they wanted to do something different and Barcelona happens to be one of their favourite cities.

Absolutely Gorgeous BCN - Wedding Styling

Wedding couple from Chicago

Emily had contacted the wedding planner Clare from Barcelona Wedding for some help with the organisation of their wedding. Barcelona Wedding had recommended Absolutely Gorgeous BCN and so I met Emily for her wedding hair and make-up trial at the end of February.

Absolutely Gorgeous BCN - hair & make-up for weddings

Wedding Hair & Make-up Style – a Romantic Touch

Emily requested a romantic style for her wedding and she had brought some pictures to show me as examples.  This always makes it a bit easier as I can get a clearer picture of which hair and make-up style the bride was looking for exactly.

The actual styling of the hair

Emily has long, naturally wavy hair but she had it blow-dried straight when I met her. I curled it with the GHD Straightening iron (yes you can curl with it as well!) and I created something I thought looked similar to the pictures she had shown me and that worked well with the style of her dress as well. For the day of the wedding, Emily also wanted a flower attached to the hair, which was a great idea to give the hairstyle an even more romantic touch.

Absolutely Gorgeous BCN - wedding hair styling

Soft Pink Glossy Lips for a Romantic Wedding Make-Up

For the make up I wanted to create something romantic as well and used soft tones such as pink on her cheeks, gold shimmery eyes and soft pink glossy lips. To make her eyes stand out more and for an even more romantic look I also used false eyelashes.

Absolutely Gorgeous BCN - Wedding Make-up

Absolutely Gorgeous BCN

Absolutely Gorgeous BCN  - wedding stylist

The Result

“Catrin did such an outstanding job on making us look gorgeous for my wedding. She did an exceptional job on my hair and makeup for and the rest of the wedding party looked just as wonderful. She is extremely talented and made us all look absolutely fabulous for the event. Even though she was behind the scenes, her work was right in front of the crowd and was the perfect hair and makeup artist for the occasion. I would highly recommend her for any event. She was perfect”

Emily was very happy with the trial and so was I. Our next meeting was for the wedding day on the following Saturday when I also, in addition to the bride, prepared her mother’s hair & make-up and the make-up of three other guests.

Absolutely Gorgeous BCN - bridal styling

A great start to the season, I have to say.

Catrin Söderdahl, Hair & Make-up Artist specialising in weddings in Barcelona