Happy Friday Lovely People,

To brighten up this wet, miserable and cold winters day, we thought we’d share with you a beautiful shoot put together by Lucy Davenport and Jo of Love Hair. The focus of the shoot was to showcase the gorgeous Kelly Spence hair accessories and to provide hair style inspiration for those of you who are hoping to channel your inner boho beauty on your wedding day.

“For this shoot we wanted a real boho feel with soft textures” Lucy Davenport explains. “From a photographic perspective, I wanted to create fresh, clean and beautifully simple images in order to showcase the hair, make up and accessories.

The model choice was key, we wanted to shoot with two models, with contrasting looks, but ensuring that when the images were pulled together, they worked as a set.”

The shoot features some of Kelly Spence’s most popular pieces and a handful of accessories from their new Gilded Woodland Collection. This new collection is inspired by sunny woodland walks and features golden autumnal leaves, spring blossoms and water droplet jewelled web strands.

MUA Susan Yates and Hair Stlyist Jo from Lovehair talk us through each look…..

Our Blonde Model

To get this minimal and no-fuss look, makeup is kept fresh and clean with no hard lines. 

A light mix of a peachy and taupe colour (Urban Decay Naked) is washed over the eyelid with a small amount of highlighter in the inner corner of the eye to make the eye pop. Black eyeliner is blended into the lash line followed with layers of mascara. Cheeks have a natual flush (Shu Uemura) and lips are filled in with a nude lipliner (Mac Suburgatory) topped with a coat of clear lipgloss.

The Plait


“For this look I wanted to create a plait with a difference.” say’s Jo of Lovehair “So I inter weaved different styles of braids to create this beautifully intricate style. I love how the accessories enhance the structure and show the direction of the hair. I used Percy and Reed’s ‘Volumising Mousse’ blow dried into dry hair before starting to give the hair substance and Casual ‘rough texturiser’ by Toni & Guy for just that.”

Hair Accessories

Image 1: Sprig Hairpins @ £130 for 5 – Ultra delicate pins of golden leafy branches accented with a small cluster of freshwater pearls.

Image 2: Delilah Pearl Hairstrand @ £135 – a long silver flexible tendril, jewelled with tiny freshwater pearls secured with hairpins or tied with an organza ribbon. This versatile piece can also be worn as a choker.

Wedding Dress: Darcey by Belle & Bunty from Bridal Path

The Curls


“With our model’s gorgeous pink hues this style has a real wanderlust, perfect for a ‘Festival Bride’. Central parting, relaxed roots and brushed out disco curls. I used my hands to create volume and Oribe’s texturizing spray to give it a powdery and voluminous finish.”

Hair Accessory

Thea Comb – @ £270 – a statement comb of dazzling Swarowski diamantes in a sunburst design that sits closely against the curves head radiating forward.

Wedding Dress: Darcey by Belle & Bunty from Bridal Path

The Up Do


“Hair was curled and given plenty of volume before gently pinning and twisting in to the nape of her neck. We added a middle parting to stay on trend and keep the front simple. The hair accessory is the focal point here. It makes me think of ‘The Never Ending Story’ like she may or may not have a unicorn waiting to give her a lift home.”

Hair Accessory

Gin Fizz Hair Necklace @ £195 – A silver and Swarovski diamante beaded central motif held on the forehead with a web of sterling silver strands with temple droplets of freshwater pearls and a pearl dotted parting chain

Wedding Dress: Darcey by Belle & Bunty from Bridal Path

The Beehive

“For this look we changed the Make-Up” Say’s Susan. “To get the 1960’s vibe, a darker shade (Prescriptives- Burgundy) is blended into the socket line and under the lower lash line. A thicker layer of black gel eyeliner (Bobbi Brown) is applied to the top lash line and completed with a set of false eyelashes. Lips are as before, filled with lipliner  (Mac Soar) for longlasting colour and topped with a clear lip balm (Kiehls).”


“For the hair with this look we went for more of a sixties feel with a modern edge. I loved this look with the pink candy floss hair and all the ‘nesty,’ messy texture with a lovely solid edge. Totally over the top, but oddly wearable at the same time.”

Hair Accessory

Evette Mother of Pearl Combs @ £210 for 3 – Mini combs of mother of pearl and Swarovski crystals

Wedding Dress: I Dreamed a Dream by Stewart Parvin from Bridal Path

Our Redhead Model

“It’s all about the smoky eyes here, with skin kept glowing (Sleek Face Form) and lips kept clear of colour. For eyes (Dior Nightgolds) sweep a dark colour along the upper and lower lash lid and from the inner corners blend out a small amount of a gold colour for instant vintage glamour. Line the upper lashes with black pencil and apply several layers of mascara to complete the look.”

The Braidy bunches


“I love plaits, especially French plaits and again they have a very bohemian feel.  But often from the from front you can’t see the detail so I divided the hair into 2 and plaited both sections with a middle parting to give a symmetry and add a little innocence.”

Hair Accessory

Larksong double comb hair chain @ £210 – Two small Deco inspired golden Swarovski accented combs connected by a twinkling chain of Swarovski diamantes draped across the forehead.

Wedding Dress: Faye worn with Illusion tulle jacket with lace appliqué both by Sassi Holford from Bridal Path

The Crown Braid



“For me the plait around the crown is the classic festival boho hair style. It’s extremely flattering due to the hair being pulled off the face at just the right angle but still leaving all important height.  I used Label M’s Power paste to seal the hair and give wonderful shine.”

Hair Accessories

Image 1: Bramble Gold & Pearl Hairstrand @ £190 – A strand of tiny golden leaves and freshwater pearls nestled cross the hairline.

Wedding Dress: Darcey by Belle & Bunty from Bridal Path

Image 2: Harvest Comb @ £265 – A stunning comb of cascading golden leaves highlighted with budding tendrils of freshwater pearls

Wedding Dress: Darcey by Belle & Bunty from Bridal Path

The Half Up Half Down




“We wanted more of a relaxed undone look for the final 2 shots as the hair accessories speak for themselves.  I added and scrunched in Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray to add structure to previously loose waves.”

Hair Accessories

Image 1: Betulah May Hair clip @£225 – An extremely versatile accent piece of golden leaves and scattered freshwater pearl petals held in place with tiny invisible clips that hold securely anywhere on the head even on the finest of hair!

Wedding Dress: Faye by Sassi Holford worn with Olivia jacket by Sabina Motasem both from Bridal Path

Image 2: Veil – Bowes Vintage Style Nape Gathered Veil @ £155

Wedding Dress: Faye by Sassi Holford worn with jacket by Sabina Motasem from Bridal Path

Image 3: Provence Lace Cap with Silk Flower @ £143

Wedding Dress: Faye by Sassi Holford worn with jacket by Sabina Motasemboth from Bridal Path

The Line Up

Photographer – Lucy Davenport 
Hair stylist – Jo Irving of Lovehair
MUA – Susan Yates
Hair Accessories – Kelly Spence
Dresses from Bridal Path Wedding Boutique

Thank you so much to Lucy and Jo for sharing this lovely shoot with us.

How amazing was that plait! Wish I had seen that when I was planning my wedding as I would have been all over it!!

Have a lovely weekend peeps and we will see you on Monday.

Big Love

Festival Brides xx


Wedding beauty on its way!

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