Danniella and Ewan were married in September at Paintworks in Bristol – a stunning blank canvas venue with a cool industrial feel. Think high ceilings, exposed brick and stonework, with stylish adjoining courtyards outside.

The couple chose a colour palette that included shades of pink, red and orange. Each of Danniella’s 13 bridesmaids picked out their own dress to suit their personal style. I absolutely love this approach, and as you can see from the photos, they all looked stunning! The bride herself wore a Justin Alexander gown accessorised with a delicate floor-length floral veil. But what about her bridal hairstyle?

The Brief

Danniella wanted a simple, stunning hairstyle that made the most of her beautiful, thick hair. I created large bouncy curls, pinning back the crown to create a twist and add some volume. Daniella wanted her ‘bangs’ framing her face, so I blow-dried them to achieve natural bounce and volume.

With 13 bridesmaids, this was by far my largest bridal party of the year. Each bridesmaid opted for an individual style, so there was a mix of Hollywood waves, low up-do styles, relaxed buns and sleek hair worn down.

Amelia Carmela Bristol and Wiltshire bridal hair stylist curling blonde hair at a wedding
blonde bride and 13 bridesmaids in matching pajamas

How I Achieved These Looks

With a large wedding party, being organised is key. Ahead of the wedding, I asked all the bridesmaids to select a style and provide inspiration photos. This meant we didn’t waste precious time on the day itself as there was no need for in-depth consultations. I was also able to advise everyone on the best way to prepare their hair. In this case, I asked them to arrive with clean, dry hair, free of any products. This gave me the perfect foundation for the styles they’d chosen and saved even more time.  

My kit is always filled with Colour Wow products. Their texturizing spray, Style on Steroids, is a must when it comes to creating big, bouncy curls as it gives hold and texture without leaving any residue. For Danniella’s curls, I used the Babyliss Pro 32mm Curler. For her bridesmaids, I used a selection of curlers and tongs. I was also fuelled by coffee and a croissant!

Amelia Carmela styling blonde bridesmaid hair at a wedding

Kind Words

‘Amelia was amazing, and I absolutely loved my hair on the day. The booking process was seamless and super easy to organise my trial along with my mum. It was an incredibly busy wedding morning with 12 of us to get ready and Amelia made sure each of us felt beautiful.’

bride and groom hand-in-hand wedding ceremony at paintworks, Bristol

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Amelia x 

Photo Credits:

(Venue) Paintworks // (Photography) Lucy Sugden-smith // (Floral Design) Wren and May Flowers // (Prop Hire) The Planning Lounge // (Bride’s Dress) Justin Alexander // (Bridal Makeup) RAW Bridal // (Bridesmaid Makeup) Leanne Hart // (Hair) Amelia Carmela // (Additional Hair) Ria Rosen Bridal Hair