6 Tips for a stress-free wedding day morning

Ensuring you have the best possible hair outcomes on your wedding day is actually not all about the hair! These tips are an essential guide to starting your wedding day of right. Beginning from the moment you wake up, creating the right atmosphere and setup ahead of time will ensure you have a stress free morning full of bubbly and girly fun. Get ready to take notes brides-to-be….

#1 Timelines are key 

Having a wedding day timeline is absolutely crucial to how your day will run, and it all starts with getting ready.

Ask your photographer what time they require beauty services completed by to ensure there is no confusion with timelines on your wedding day morning. If your beauty vendor does not provide a schedule for the services, create your own and allocate a time slot for each bridal party member. When you put your day-off timeline together, keep these time frames in mind:

  • Hair: 30-45 mins for each bridesmaids, MOB/MOG, attendants. Bride 60- 90 mins

  • Makeup: 30-40 mins for each bridesmaids, MOB/MOG, attendants. Bride 60 mins

  • Touch up time for all bridal party members at the end of services 10-15 mins


#2 Prepare your space

The best rooms to get ready in are large enough for your bridesmaids, hair and makeup artists, photographers and anyone else who might stop by. Don't over look the importance of a room with great natural lighting, your beauty team and photographer will thank you. Try to prepare two separate areas for your beauty team, one close to a window for your makeup artist  and the other close to a power out-let for hot tools. Clear tables and have chairs ready for your team so they can set up and get started straight away!


#3 Hang your dresses and veil

The wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses and veil should be removed from the bags to allow the fabric to settle and air first thing in the morning, This also makes for a cute photo opportunity!


#4 Plenty of food for your crew

Everyone will be busy and focused on getting ready on the wedding day morning, put your MOH or bridesmaids in charge of pre-ordering nutritional food to snack on through out the day. And call ahead for your coffee orders to avoid waiting in queues.


5# Create a playlist

Great tunes can set the perfect vibe, create a playlist that reminds you of the fun times you shared with your squad. And don't forgot to pack a speaker so you can get those tunes pumping!


6# Steam your dresses

I have saved the best for last and this one is so often overlooked. Ladies steam those dresses before your beauty team arrives! No wants their hair done in a room full of humidity!

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A Garden Wedding at White Oaks Resort

I get downright giddy whenever a friend asks me to be apart of their wedding day celebrations and it was no exception when the first assistant we employed at BHC asked me to do the honours for her special day! A hairstylist in her own right I knew I had to pull out all the stops!

Lexi surrounded herself with the ultimate girl squad for her morning preparations they offered the right amount of support, laughs, stories and of course a mimosa or two.

Her gorgeous wedding venue in White Oaks resort in Niagara-on-the-lake  offered the convenience of a short walk down stairs to say her "I do" in an elegant outdoor celebration complete with an English garden vibe.

 Photographer Jessica Douglas captured all the fabulous florals, intimate moments and never ending smiles, from the beautiful bridal party to the elegant reception you can soak it all up here.



Photographer Jessica Douglas | Venue White Oaks Resort | Wedding dress Vera Wang

 Bridesmaids dresses David's bridal |Florals Cathy Martin  

 Hair Bridal Hair Collective | Makeup Mobile bridal

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An elegant wedding at The Belcroft estate

Hello melt your heart wedding...I have been dreaming about sharing this gorgeous affair on our blog since last summer, when I saw the sneak peak captured by Purple tree photography. 

It's a given that the Belcroft Estate is gorgeous all on its own, but when you throw in Veronica's and Daniels impeccable style it takes this venue to a whole new level. What makes it more extraordinary is how they pulled of this magazine worthy wedding in just three months of planning!

Veronica's bridal hairstyle was the perfect mix of modern meets timeless, to create this look I added hair extensions for volume and length with  hair padding at the nape of her neck to create the perfect chignon . Scroll below for some of the prettiest backdrops and picture perfect moments you ever did see...


Photographer Purple tree photography | Venue Belcroft Estates | Florals Passion flowers | Hair Bridal Hair Collective 

Wedding Dress  Camellia wedding gowns  | Designer Pronovias | Bridesmaids dresses Davids Bridal

 Makeup MUAVEE | Dessert  Dulcia by Sarah | Officiant Your special day

Rentals Glamour Affairs | Dance floor + seating Finer events 

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A wedding at The Whistle bear golf club

There is so much to love about this romantic wedding at The Whistle bear golf club, Natalie's eye for detail and impeccable taste was evident through out the day. The morning started in the stunning Orchid suite at Langdon Hall an elegant retreat fit for a queen  surround by rose gardens and English ambience the light rain seemed only fitting in a place like this! Natalie's nearest and dearest had no problems filling up the gorgeous suite although it never seemed crowed, renowned for their cocktails this place knows how to treat a lady on her special day!

Decorated in crisp white details and hints of greenery Whistle bear provided the perfect backdrop to capture Natalie and Dylan's beautiful and seemingly effortless wedding day. With the dreamiest of lighting the entire celebration was picture perfect, I am in love with the overall look and I know you will be too! 

This stunning wedding was Beautifully captured by Kayla Yestal and was recently featured on The Wedding Co.



Photographer Kayla Yestal | Venue Whistle bear golf club | Florals Living fresh | Hair Bridal Hair Collective 

Wedding Dress Sash & bustle Designer Robert Bullock | Bridesmaids dresses Bari Jay Shoes Jimmy Choo 

Suits Tolo Clothier | Makeup Taylor Swizter | Cake The cake box | Officiant Kettle creek weddings 

Calligraphy Laurel bloom lettering

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A Spring Wedding at The Gladstone Hotel

As the 2017 bridal season comes to an end its nice to have a moment to reflect on our BHC brides we have had the pleasure of working with. and I am excited to  finally be  sharing our first real wedding with you from this season!

Our gorgeous bride Melanie said 'I do' on a rather chilli spring day in early May. With grey clouds looming and a predication of rain Melanie was not taking any chances her bridal party was adorned with the most adorable polkadot umbrellas as they took to the streets! From roof tops to graffiti walls and riding on street cars this adventures bride and groom did not let the weather rain on their parade. And with a wedding this gorgeous who wouldn't want a little rain which is rumoured to bring good luck and prosperity on their special day! 

Olive Photography captured every moment of this wonderful celebration at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.



Photographer Olive Photography | Wedding Dress Essense of Australia

Hair Bridal Hair Collective | Makeup Mobile Makeovers

Florist Wild North Flowers Venue The Gladstone Hotel

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One Fine Day Wedding Fair, Sydney.

The One Fine Day wedding fair was held at the newly opened Barangaroo cut away earlier this month, a spectular partially outdoor venue on the edge of Sydney Harbour. The One fine day fair provided a selection of  perfectly curated vendors, featuring your must have staples such as florists, photographers, cake makers and bridal wear as well as a quirky DIY screen printing station where you received your own  take away print.  There was also a collection of  VW camper vans in a rainbow of pastel shades! Tell me who wouldn't want to arrive in a mint green camper van on their wedding day?

The bridal runway show was filled with fun, unique and wearable bridal gowns with refreshing skirt and top combinations, low back gowns and off the shoulder dresses there was nothing ordinary about any of these gowns!

Tickets to the One fine day fair were extremely well priced and you could upgrade to a VIP pass to gain access to the exclusive VIP space with complimentary canapés, cocktails and front row access to the fashion show and a take home  goodie bag.

After a chambord cocktail, an abundance of cake samples and an overload of inspiration I left the One fine Day Fair feeling like I could  get married all over again! And yes I will be getting the VIP ticket next year!

The Next One fine Day fair is in Melbourne May 6 + 7 2017.

Photo credits: Michelle Fiona & One Fine Collective.

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English Garden Party Wedding at The Henley


From the moment our bride and groom viewed The Henley Room they new it would be the perfect spot to celebrate their nuptials. With a stunning Lakeside view, gorgeous out door patio and the perfect "old man" pub to please all of their British guests. The finer details of bunting draped from the ceilings, DIY Pimms cocktail station and a late night ice-cream truck ensured guests experienced the quaint vibe of an English garden party.

Jannah wanted her wedding day hairstyle to have elements that would reflect her vintage gown and complement her stunning head chain which she created herself after seeing a designer version at Kleinfiled's. We absolutely adored working with such a creative and talented bride to create the perfect hairstyle for her wedding day.


Photographer Tamara Lockwood | Wedding Dress Eddy K Superior | Bridesmaids Dresses Made by Brides Mom | Grooms Suit Next | Hair Bridal Hair Collective | Makeup Beauty of Makeup  | Florist Lunaria Floral Expressions | Cake Brides sister-in-law | Venue The Henley Room