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It's all about your wedding hair! 13 Feb 2017
When it comes to your finished bridal look for your wedding; the way you style your hair really completes your look and can take it to another level. Whether you’ve got short or Rapunsel-like hair; there’s an effortless look out there ready to be the finishing touch on your big day. At Innocent Chaos have compiled our top five fave wedding hairstyles to share with you for inspiration and we hope you fall in love as much as we did!
We also wanted to share this stunning look from the very talented Rose from MNX Pro. Rose created this stunning look with one of our crystal hair crowns and we are in love with it!
Ok so top five, here goes!
The messy up do!
Simple, easy but stunningly effective especially with the right bridal accessories. We love the floral touch in this one which creates a natural boho look. Innocent Chaos make a selection of eye cathcing combs and crowns that would compliment this look perfectle! Check out our online boutique.
The classic up do!
For those of you that prefer a more classic, elegant edge for their bridal look. With no hair out of place and very detailed at the back, this hairstyle would add to that fairy tale aspect that every woman wants in their wedding. The addition of a crystal hair comb really completes the look and Innocent Chaos stocks a range of hair combs to suit this style!
Let’s go retro!
For those vintage style girls, the classic wave is for you! Team that with a timeless hair piece to pull one half to the side and you’ll be giving cool retro vibes.
High bun it up!
Another classic bridal look; this high bun look would suit anyone! We love this particular style because it’s so volumous and the bride’s fringe is styled to perfection alongside the bun.
Half up half down!
Not all brides are into overly styled hair so why not keep it natural with it wavy or straight but have it partly up and away? We love this particular style because it’s simple but totally enhances the bride’s natural beauty.
We hope you enjoyed the styles that have inspired us and if you’re after hair accessories to enhance your hair for your big day then check out our range over on our Etsy store- www.etcy.com/shop/innocentchaoscouk
Possibly the best Christmas present ever?? 21 Dec 2016
There's something extra special in the air at this time of year. People seem more expressive with their feelings and want to create a magical time for their loved ones. Now some cynics may roll their eyes at a Christmas proposal, but what better time than when you're surrounded by friends, family and festive spirit to pop the question? Here are some of our special ideas to help you on your way...
Go straight to the big man! No not the father of the bride, although that may help, but why not involve the man who spreads love all over Christmas? Santa! Set up a more personal visit to see old St. Nick and have him ask your fiancée to be what she'd like for Christmas or alternatively what you would like and have one of his elves hand her a present. If you want to go one step further then surprise her by dressing up as Father Christmas himself!
If you're lucky enough to get some snow then a beautiful forest walk would be ideal. Set up some candles, fairy lights in the trees and finish it off with 'Will you marry me?' in the snow.
Wining and dining your love is always a perfect way to go. You can go fancy and book a lovely restaurant that'll pop your ring in a glass of champers or even go a bit more casual with a stroll around your local Christmas market and propose over a stein of German beer!
Cities and towns provide wonderful proposal spots without you even having to try. Get down on one knee below a massive Christmas tree, use a temporary ice-skating rink in the area or if you're really prepared and looking to sweep her off her feet then get some Christmas carollers to serenade your future fiancée.
Keep it cosy at home by making some mulled wine, light a cinnamon candle, get your fave Christmas hits on and decorate the tree together. You could incorporate a personalised bauble into the tree that secretly contains the engagement ring or hang it with ribbon from a branch.
There's always the classic tradition of a kiss under the mistletoe, but why not stretch that to a proposal underneath it or if you have a pet together then get them involved with a ring on a big red bow attached to their collar?
If you want to keep the big moment for Christmas day then make it a bit of fun with lots of boxes inside each other like a Russian Doll! Alternatively, you could make DIY Christmas crackers to really take her by surprise over dinner. Hopefully it doesn't fall in the gravy!
Don't forget about New Years celebrations! Everyone's in the party mood, there are fireworks and there's the perfect sense of togetherness for you to take advantage of. Make it an unforgettable way to end the year and start the new one.
We hope our ideas have given you some festive inspiration for an extra special gift!
Bring your pets to your wedding! 13 Dec 2016
We at Innocent Chaos are obsessed with weddings and pets and if you can combine the two, that’s even better! In this day and age, anything goes and it’s no longer weird to include your furry friends in your nuptials. In fact, it’s something we would love to see more of! Whether you want your pup, cat, tortoise or budgie to walk up the aisle with you; there are plenty of adorable ideas to inspire you! Here are a few of our personal favourites….
Why not include them right from the get go? Your engagement photo shoot is the perfect way of expressing yourselves as a couple and letting the world into your life.
For the big day it’s important to look your best! If you’re getting suited and booted, then it’s only right that your best friend matches.
Not feeling a full suit? Then why not go for a simple bow tie matching the colour palette or a whimsical flower collar. Innocent Chaos recently created a bespoke flower band for an adorable doggie.
Pets are amazingly loyal and loveable family members and they deserve important roles in your big day so how about getting your guests to ‘awww’ by making them the ring bearer or flower girl.
Now as much as we trust our pets, they can be bold characters sometimes so keep the real rings for the best man and make sure you’ve walked them beforehand so they don’t bolt off down the aisle. We’re not too worried about the tortoise though!
There’s always the option of carrying them down the aisle yourself….
Or if you want some subtly in your wedding décor, a lovely cake topper including your animal friend would be a perfectly lovely touch!
We hope we have inspired you to get your furry family members involved in your big day. Have a check on our website for some pretty flower corsages and flower crowns that we could turn into the perfect wedding accessory for your pet.
Let’s be realistic, the bridesmaids you choose have a massive part to play in how enjoyable you find your wedding planning experience. They see everything from the tears to the meltdowns, the ranting to the lovey dovey stuff and they are also the ones that hold you up and guide you through this crazy event planning journey.
Things to consider when choosing who to ask-
How reliable are they?
Do they live in this country? Sounds silly but having a friend that lives overseas can sometimes be more stressful that you think when choosing dresses, planning hen party’s etc and generally being there to help you.
Are they super organised and will help you to run around on the days running up the wedding collecting and finishing favours etc? This is when you need them the most!
Pick someone that you can be yourself with and most importantly someone that will not stress you out!
As well as thinking about who to choose, there also the task of how to ask them! Pinterest is literally buzzing with quirky cards, gifts, jewellery etc to stage that special moment. Be creative! Go for something wacky, fun and a little different! It is super important when wedding planning to simply ‘be yourself’ so kick that off right from the start with how you announce to the world that you are getting married and who you are going to have by your side when saying I DO!
Here are a selection of our favourite ways to ask! All from Etsy, click the images to follow to their shops!
With Grace in Your Heart and Flowers in Your Hair...
Earlier this summer, a creative all female team of entrepreneurs gathered together to celebrate the summer and collaborate in a festival themed photo shoot. What started out as a bit of fun turned out to be way more awesome than any of us expected!
The stunning model Nicola is actually a talented photographer so it was an interesting flip setting the purple haired beauty behind the lens for a change. The style of the shoot was based around our Innocent Chaos colourful floral crowns and celebrating the exciting bursts of colour erupting in the hedgerows at this fresh time of the year. We wanted to style a shoot that could be an influence to both brides to be and also festival goers looking for that eye catching head wear to complete their Coachella and Glastonbury inspired outfits.
The creative shoot was hosted in the up picturesque gardens of Helens Bay Organic just outside Belfast in Northern Ireland. Stunning little gem tucked away!
Innocent Chaos's floral crowns and headpieces are designed and created with an overwhelming love of fresh flowers and the interest in creating everlasting arrangements to treasure long after your most special day. Nicola photographed below wore a delicate crochet and linen dress from her own collection accompanied with a some edgy jewellery from Nicola and Love in the Moon.
Nicola's hair really is the most amazing thing I have ever seen, Coloured and styled by the talented Claire from Vintage Rocks award winning hair parlour in Belfast. Claire created soft natural waves and simple delicate plaits to texture the hair ready for the headpieces. For the Make-up we visited the stunning new studio of MUA Tippy Longorio where we opted for a fresh natural palette with statement pink eye-shadow to give Nicola a whimsical look!
Our photographer for the day was the talented Christin White Photography. Christin was so natural on site and really helped us to achieve that quirky edge in the photographs with unusual angles and a knack for finding the perfect pot for a breathtaking shot!
The creative styling wizards behind the shoot were myself and the awesome Rachel from Love in the Moon. Rachel and I previously worked together in another life as merchandisers so when it comes to styling something fun like this smoke bombs, bubbles and all the fun comes out! Take a peek below at the results and let us know what you think!
If you love our range of flower crowns please be sure to check out our lovely online shop below:-
Accessories: Innocent Chaos
Photographer: Christin White Photography
Hair stylist: Vintage Rocks Hair Parlour Belfast
Makeup Artist: Tippy Longorio
Model: Nicola Matthews
Styling: Innocent Chaos and Love in the Moon