2017 Wedding Hair Trends

Is it your turn to walk down the aisle, and not only wow your guests, but your husband to-be? There are a brand-new array of emerging wedding trends, including wedding hairstyles, for 2017. Bespoke wedding headpiece design house, Rosie Willett Designs, shares the very best 2017 wedding hair trends to help make your hairstyle and accessories decision easier.

Boho Bounce

Boho-inspired weddings have been popular for many years now, and 2017 seems to be no exception. And why should it? The opportunity to wear a crown (albeit one made out of flowers) is irresistible and, of course, mega-stylish!

Soft Waves Wedding Hairstyle with Zara Forehead Band

Your wedding is an opportunity to be a princess for the day, and floral hair vines are the perfect accessory for a princess. Think pearls and crystals with soft waves, and don’t be scared to give your hair some added volume to make it bounce.

Braid It Up

If you have decided on a pin-up for your wedding day then it should definitely include a braid or two. While braids are simple to do, they add a healthy dose of drama to your effortlessly stylish look. They are perfect for achieving a day to night look.

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TV Inspired Hen Party Ideas

Freedom have been in the business of organising fabulous hen parties for over 20 years. Mike, the MD of Freedom since 1996, has identified various hen party options that have taken their inspiration from TV shows…

We’re a nation of TV lovers – fact! We knew it was possible to take a TOWIE tour; actually it’s on our ‘to do’ list. But it got us thinking about the other TV inspired hen parties available.

TOWIE – Essex and Marbella (Marbs)

Let’s start with TOWIE as we’ve already mentioned it, and Essex is home to Freedom. Essex has jumped up the popular UK Hen Weekend Locations leader board, and we believe that’s thanks to the blinged-up, bejazzled cast of this addictive TV show. Shop, drink and of course party where the TOWIE cast do… cameras ready.

TV film camera

No carbs before Marbs has become a mantra now for any hens considering taking their hen weekend abroad. Join the jet set for a hen weekend of champagne spraying beach parties, catamaran booze cruises and clubbing til dawn.

Made in Chelsea – London

London just cemented its top spot by luring in the TV lovers with the chance of a Made in Chelsea hen party tour.

Kensington Chelsea sign

Fans of the show cannot resist an opportunity to see up-close the chic and exclusive world of the Chelsea, Prada bag carrying, Jimmy Choo shoe wearing, high society; to see where they hang out, dine and drink and follow in the footsteps of the rich, famous and elite residents of SW3.

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Our Hen Party Treasure Hunt Experience with Hunt Fun

If you are looking for something a bit different for your hen or stag party then a Hunt Fun treasure hunt is a really fun daytime activity.

I recently organised my sister’s hen weekend in Bath. There was a group of ten of us, and some girls knew each other and some had never met before. I wanted to find an activity for the Saturday daytime that would be fun, different, would have everyone involved and that no one would have done on a hen party before. We could have gone for a soak in Bath Spa, but I had other plans.

Whilst searching for fun activities in Bath, I came across Hunt Fun, who organise treasure hunts across the county. To be honest, I did wonder if the girls would want to walk around Bath with a map and clipboard. However, Hunt Fun is different to the traditional treasure hunts you might be picturing right now.

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GPS Treasure Hunts

Hunt Fun offers GPS treasure hunts in over 200 cities and towns across the UK. There are many different themes you can choose from; hen or stag, 80’s retro, sport, spies and more. The questions are then tailored for your event and city.

We chose the hen party treasure hunt theme. As well as general knowledge questions we had questions about celebrity couples, and even had to find something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.

As the hunt is on GPS it’s fully interactive, so you use your phone or tablet instead of a clipboard.

Hunt fun treasure hunt features

Each team logs into the account created for your event. All teams have the same questions dotted around the city/town so you can go off in any direction to find them. The questions are marked on the map in little circles, and if you want to play with a ‘winning’ strategy (this activity really showed who the competitive ones are!) there are different coloured circles, each with different point scores (i.e. the gold ones are worth more points than the bronze ones). During the hunt there are also some ‘selfie’ questions where you have to take a selfie as your answer.

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Bake with a Legend baking hen party workshop

Hen Party Workshops – Exciting and Creative Activities

Forget about primping and preening with a relaxing hen weekend… it’s time to get crafty. There are a whole load of exciting and creative hen party workshops where you can learn or hone a skill – with the addition of naked men, of course. Lauren of Last Night of Freedom rounds them all up.

Bake with a Legend

Get ready to lovingly erect your buns and conquer the dreaded soggy bottom on your hen do.

Bake with a Legend baking hen party workshop

That’s right – this is baking, GBBO style, with our Bake with a Legend activity. Our all-new and exciting hen party activity will take you on a doughy journey – inspired from the hit TV show.

You’ll bake with former (and legendary, hence the name) contestants of the programme. We’re not talking minor stars. Howard Middleton, the unsuspecting victim of custard gate and Bake Off memes. Paul Jagger, the creator of the world-famous lion in bread (rendering Paul Hollywood speechless…). Ian Cumming, the runner up of season six. Glenn Cosby, renowned for his supersize baking talents. Those are just some of your expert teachers. You’ll even get a glass of Prosecco, snacks throughout the class and prizes for Star Baker. On your marks, get set, bake!

Graffiti Workshop

Get out and paint the streets of London (not literally) on your hen party with a graffiti workshop.

Graffiti Hen Party Workshop

With this activity, anything goes. Channel your inner Banksy and get creative (and covered) as you learn spray paint and stencil techniques under the guidance of an expert (not Banksy – our contacts only stretch so far).

You’ll produce your own masterpiece and go on a whirlwind tour of East London’s infamous street art, seeing work from the likes of Banksy (him again), Shepard Fairey, Invader and Jimmy C.

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Wandering Wings – The Ultimate Festival-Folk Pop Wedding Band

When you plan your wedding you want everything to be perfect. The perfect dress, the perfect venue and the perfect wedding band… Hopefully you’ve got your dress and venue sorted, and as for your perfect wedding band, well… we’d like you to meet Wandering Wings.

Wandering Wings are a talented ensemble of five acoustic musicians, who perform an extensive repertoire of songs in a feel-good folky style. The band features lead singer Danny on keys, Sam singing backing vocals and playing the double bass, acoustic guitar from Dion, Max on the sax and James on the drums.

Wandering Wings line-up

They are extremely experienced, having performed all over Europe and on UK stages, as well as appearing on national TV and radio. Some of their most memorable performances have been at venues such as Wembley Stadium and The Cavern Club! With musical degrees from prestigious universities, the band members have vast musical knowledge, which they use to perform to the highest standards.

Not Your Average Wedding Band

Popularising the folk-pop genre, artists such as Mumford and Sons, Avicii and Passenger have transformed the music industry. Wandering Wings took inspiration from these artists to form the ultimate festival-folk pop wedding band. With their stylish, rustic image, incredible talent and authentic instruments, they are the complete festival wedding band package. If you’re in love with the pop-folk hits of today, Wandering Wings are the wedding band for you.

Wandering Wings heads in picture frames

A Repertoire Full of Feel-Good Hits

Wandering Wings’ repertoire consists of pop, rock, soul and disco songs, performed in their signature, folk-infused acoustic style. With decades’ worth of hits to play, their music suits all audiences, no matter their age. Everyone is generously catered for with anthems from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Queen, Stevie Wonder, Green Day, Oasis, Maroon 5, Adele, Mumford & Sons and many more.

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