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,

Bridal hair and makeup consultation, what to expect.

Im so excited that bridal season has started! Many brides have already booked their hair and makeup consultation for their upcoming wedding, and in this blogpost I wanted to share with you what happens during our meeting.


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The reason why meeting for a consultation before the wedding day is important both for the bride and the stylist, is to make things run a lot smoother on the wedding day. Its a day when you should be happy and excited and focus on your big day, and just sit back and relax while having your hair and makeup done.

Its great if you can share your ideas for the wedding. Is it a beach wedding? formal/casual? Or perhaps a special theme wedding, whatever you decide the first thing I recommend before meeting for the consultation is that you know which wedding dress you will be wearing, that way we can create a beautiful style that goes well with the dress. I also always recommend to look for hair/makeup inspiration images that you can send beforehand to your stylist, just to get an idea what kind of style you like.


(Norwegian bride getting married in Barcelona, hair and makeup by Catrin)

A consultation takes about 2 hours and  its great if you bring with you any accessories you will be wearing. Then after discussing what I mentioned in the text above, we start trying out which hair/makeup style that will look the best on you. Sometimes it feels right straight away and sometimes you need to try different options first. Its important that you give your honest opinion, as during the consultation we have time to try different options -but not so much on the wedding day 😉

Another thing to keep in mind is that it might feel a bit strange to have a bridal hairstyle and makeup when you are in your normal clothes, when the wedding dress and accessories are in place, it will feel totally different.

Absolutely Gorgeous BCN - wedding hair styling

If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation, we are looking forward hearing from you!

Best wedding regards,

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

5 Useful makeup tips before your wedding

Makeup is something amazing, you can for example transform, beautify, hide, conceal, cover and bring out whatever you want in your face. Makeup for your wedding is a very important part, its purpose is to make you look like a more beautiful version of yourself. Even if you never wear makeup I think every bride should use a little bit to enhance their beauty and to match the choice of the dress and hairstyle, also for the photos it does look a lot better, remember they’re photos you’ll be looking at for the rest of your life 🙂

Here are 5 great tips when  considering  your wedding makeup.

1, Hire a professional to do your makeup – You might be great at doing your own  makeup, but when your wedding day arrives, Its really nice to sit down and relax with perhaps a glass of champagne instead of being stressed and worrying your makeup is going to be perfect. Also a professional has the products to insure that your makeup lasts all day and night, she/he  also has the experience to know what will suit best with your hairstyle and dress for the big day. Make sure to book a consultation 1 month or closer to the wedding date to match the skin tone you will likely have at your wedding. If you have a certain makeup style in mind its great to bring along a picture for your makeup stylist.

2,Get your lashes tinted and brows tinted and shaped 1 week before your wedding – Doing this means you don’t need as much mascara on your wedding day, and especially important is to have nice eyebrows as they really frame your face. Its never a good idea to pluck your eyebrows on your wedding day as it might irritate the skin and make it red. If you find it hard to know what shape will suit you best, let a professional help you.

3, Try not to stress and keep hydrated – Lack of sleep and stress including not drinking enough water shows immediately on your skin. Its great if you can avoid this as much as you can before the wedding day.

4, Do a face peeling a couple of days before the wedding day – This will help the skin looking extra smooth and glowing. You can make your own peeling by mixing a nice olive or almond oil with sugar  and gently massage it over your face and neck.

5, Consider wearing fake lashes – I use false lashes on 99% of my brides and they have all been really happy with the result. It really makes your eyes “pop” and they’re great for photos, you can either go for the full strip ones or just a few individual ones. Definitely try it out at your makeup consultation.

I hope you find these tips useful, if you have any questions or would like to book a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us on

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