One of the weddings from summer 2014 at beautiful Häringe Slott, Stockholm

Last weekend’s wedding was our last booked wedding of the season for 2014 in Stockholm. I’m so grateful for all the lovely brides I had the pleasure to work with this year so i thought I would share a few of them from this year with you in my upcoming blogposts.

The first wedding I would like to share with you is Clara and Joakims wedding at Häringe Slott just South of Stockholm.

Foto: Härninge Slott

I met Clara through my collaborating wedding planner Wedding In Sweden. Clara and I first met for a trial run to decide which hair and makeup style she wanted to go for on her wedding day. She had beforehand sent me a few images of hairstyles that she liked and also a photo of her dress so that everything would come together beautifully. Clara told me she loved braids and that she wanted to incorporate that into the hairstyle somehow and also that she wanted to to have all her hair up.

We tried some different hairstyle types and finally decided on a low bun with a french braid lying on top of the bun. As for makeup Clara wanted a nice natural makeup with the focus on her eyes. I used the shade Vex from Mac as a lid colour (my favourite for brides!) and different shades from the palette Butt naked eyes by Nyx. I also did hair and makeup for Claras lovely bridesmaid and hair for her gorgeous daughter both of them also got braids incorporated into their hairstyles to match Clara. It was a lovely happy wedding day and everything went really well, to read Clara’s comment about my work, please go to the testimonial page. The photographer at the wedding was Daniel Gual, below are a few of his photos from Clara’s wedding day. To see more of Daniel Gual’s work please click here.

Foton: Daniel Gual,

In a few days I’m going to London to Salon international to find out the latest of what’s happening within the industry. I’ll keep you updated in my next blogpost!

Catrin Söderdahl, Absolutely Gorgeous BCN/STHLM hair and makeup for weddings and other events in Stockholm and Barcelona.

Winter wedding inspiration

In addition to wedding blogs and wedding magazines, Pinterest is an ideal source for inspiration when planning your wedding. In Barcelona the sun is shining but in Stockholm we’ve had the first winter days already. This post I want to share some lovely images that I found in Pinterest for some winter wedding inspiration.

Love the white and silver combination

Light pink, white and shades of orange.

White and natural colors.

Classical winter and Christmas colours

All the best for 2014!

Catrin Söderdahl

Hair & Make Up Artist, Barcelona & Stockholm

Looking back at 2013 and wishing you a Happy New Year!

The year has almost come to an end it has been a very busy year with lots of changes, I moved back to Stockholm after 13 years living abroad. It has been a great wedding year with over 30 weddings completed between my excellent team in Barcelona and myself in both Stockholm and Barcelona.

I’ve gained lots of new contacts this year and among them I started to collaborate with Wedding In Sweden, see previous post where we interviewed Johanna. We already have weddings booked together for next year and I’m very excited to join Wedding in Sweden at Bröllopsfeber at Nacka Strand 26-27 January 2014, Sweden’s largest Wedding event. More about this and where you can find us at the event soon.
Apart from weddings Ive also been busy doing other things. In June for example, I completed the mentoring project for Karteena in Malaysia where I supported her to grow her mobile hair treatment business and it was really giving and we still stay in touch. I was also doing hair and make up for Wivica Oest where it was a tough 11 day work at the photo shoot but I really enjoyed it so might be something I will do more of in the future. There I also got a chance to work with very skilful wedding photographer Ian Johnson who I worked with at an Austrian/Swedish wedding in October this year.
I hope you all had a great 2013 and that next year will be even better. I’m excited to work with more international brides both in Stockholm and Barcelona and will also get married myself in March (!) so then it’s my turn to be beautified for the big day 🙂

Thank you all for your support in 2013 and I wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Catrin Söderdahl

Hair and Make up artist, Absolutely Gorgeous BCN/STHLM

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