Interview with James White Wedding Bridal Hair Stylist

Interview with James White Wedding Bridal Hair Stylist

James White – Owner of James White  – Luxury International Wedding Hairdresser

Wedding Hairdresser of the year 2012 at the Wedding Industry Awards

Tell us a little about yourself and your company?

My company is me. I work on my own and travel throughout the UK and Europe creating bridal hair for
sophisticated and disconcerting brides. I’m currently The Wedding Hairdresser of the Year 2012 which
has been a wonderful honour to receive such title.


What made you start your business & how long ago did you start?

I started my focus on bridal hair back in 2009. The move into the bridal world was completely organic.
I worked and still do with private clients, on photo shoots and backstage on fashion weeks. With
gathering the skills from different hairdressing fields it gave me a unique style for bridal hair. I never
anticipated that the demand for my service would be as great as it is.

What services does your business offer?

Well I own a private studio in the heart of the Lace Market in Nottingham which is where I can be
found most of the time when I’m not out working on location. Here I carry out private one on one hair
appointments for cutting and styling along with colour services. I also work for photographers creating
hair for magazines and advertisement campaigns. I also work for designer backstage at fashion weeks
creating the hair looks. I run a limited number of courses educating hairdressers on bridal hair over the
year which is fantastic fun. Then finally creating Bridal hair – which I am most known for.

What words best describe you?

Passionate, Energetic and approachable.

What’s going to be popular for 2012 / 2013?

Like with the whole of the bridal industry it’s much more relaxed. Brides are moving forward being
inspired by celebrities and red carpet hair. The hair is much softer and romantic.

What inspires your styles?

I have to be honest I don’t look at other wedding hairdressers or wedding magazines for hair inspiration.
I get my ideas from the Oscars and other red carpet events. Also working in the fashion world it is a huge
source of inspiration.

What’s your favourite part of your job?

I can’t really pin down one part of my job. I can actually say I don’t see myself with a day job I just do
what I enjoy. Also being my own boss is the only way for me.

What’s the hardest part of your job?

Being away from the Wife and Children.

On average per year how many weddings are you commissioned for?

I averagely work on 50 weddings a year however I’m looking to limit myself to just 30 Brides a year in
the future.

How far in advance should clients book you to avoid disappointment or recommend placing
an order/booking?

In my eyes I think a bride should book “people” as soon as they know there date. If it’s the person you’re
booking for their skills I don’t see the harm in booking as soon as they have set the date and venue. I’m
booked as far as December 2013 at the moment.


What has been the most unusual request you’ve had?

Can honestly say I haven’t had a real unusual request, being in the hair industry nothing shocks me
anymore.

Do you have any exciting projects coming up?

I’m always trying to push forward and I do have a few exciting projects coming this year. I won’t bore
you with them – just watch this space.

Where can we find you?

My base is – 12 High pavement street, Unit 3, Lace Market, Nottingham

Contact

All bookings to my PA – info@jameswhitehair.co.uk

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This interview with Interview with James White Wedding Bridal Hair Stylist was brought to you by

Nottingham Wedding Photographers Neil & Becky Butterworth, Butterworth Photography.

Many Thanks to James

A Stapleford Park Wedding for Sarah & Scott

Scott and Sarah’s beautiful Stapleford Park wedding was a very special day to capture.  They were married in the Orangery and then they led their guests to the beautiful St Mary Magdalene church.

On the morning of Sarah and Scott’s wedding day Neil and I arrived at Stapleford Park and I joined the girls whilst they got ready in one of the beautiful bedrooms.  It was one of the many wet and rainy July days that we had, however the park and house still looked so very beautiful. Neil joined the guys as they arrived from Nottingham, they enjoyed breakfast before getting ready then photographs in readiness for the guests arriving.

Behind the scenes Tillyboo Events had been styling and ready coordinating the day, the orangery and reception room were looking amazing, which was enhanced by the stunning  displays from Tineke Floral Designs.

The bouquets by Tineke arrived up to the room and after hair and make up were finished it was time for Sarah and her father to take the beautiful walk down the staircase.  Each step was a little emotional for Sarah, the last minute rush of getting ready and the excitement probably had it’s moment, but by the last step, she was ready to meet the registrars and then take the little drive from the house to the orangery.

It was Scott’s turn to get a little emotional as Sarah walked down the aisle, then a wonderful ceremony followed and with a little magic the rain had stopped for us all to follow Sarah and Scott over to St Mary Magdalene’s church, which is located within the magnificent 500 acres of Capability Brown landscape gardens of Stapleford Park.

From here we returned back to the orangery for drinks as the rain came down once more, it was then time for dinner and as the rain stopped between courses we took opportunity of it and had a little walk around the grounds with Sarah and Scott before the speeches.  A welcomed little moment as we could step outside and enjoy the grounds.

The speeches were heart felt and comical then it was outside again for some documentary photographs whilst the weather seemed to keep nice.  To end our day we captured dancing to Campbell Bass .

Scott and Sarah, we wish you all the happiness, we enjoyed your day so very much and it has been a real joy to be a part of your day.  Neil & Becky x

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If you are considering having a Stapleford Park Wedding please contact Becky or Neil to discuss how we can capture the story of your wedding day.

Butterworth Photography at the mill is apart of the experience included is our wedding day photography and gives you the opportunity to watch the story of your wedding day after the honeymoon.

Relax and enjoy your wedding day on big screen. The Mill is exclusive to appointment only, if you would like a to arrange a wedding consultation please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.

Butterworth Photography ©2012, Neil & Becky Butterworth, Nottingham, Leicester and Derby Wedding photographers. A Stapleford Park Wedding for Sarah & Scott

 

 

 

 

Carriage Hall Nottingham Wedding of Michelle and David

Carriage Hall Nottingham Wedding of Michelle and David.  It was a beautiful day and included a very special ceremony at Good Shepherd church in Woodthorpe.

 

David and Michelle booked us as their Nottingham wedding photographers back in January 2011, since then we’ve loved seeing Michelle at many wedding fairs and hearing about how her plans are developing, Michelle has been so well organised and creative, she would make a fab wedding planner and stylist!!

 

I joined the girls for bridal preparations at their hotel Colwick Hall, then from here we left for the ceremony at Good Shepherd Church in Woodthorpe.  This church is simply amazing inside I love it.  The ceremony was wonderful, with special readings from friends, beautifully sung hymns (yes A* to the guests for your singing I was really impressed!) and children from the school that Michelle teaches at were involved in the ceremony too.

 

After the ceremony the steps from the church were lined with confetti filled hands and ribbons to wave Michelle and David off to their reception at the Carriage Hall.  Once at the reception guests enjoyed a drink and ice cream and Neil and I captured some of our signature images along with some group photographs.  There was also a balloon for each guest to release in celebration, so in unison everyone realised them before the big group photograph.

 

After dinner  we captured the first dance then we left Michelle, David and their guests to enjoy the evening celebrations, it had been a glorious day and Michelle and David looked stunning.

 

Mr & Mrs Salvin, we wish you all the very happiness for the future, your wedding day was beautiful and we are so happy that you invited us to capture it for you.  Neil & Becky xx

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If you are considering having a wedding at Carriage Hall Nottingham then please contact Becky or Neil to discuss how we can capture the story of your wedding day.

To view more Carriage Hall Nottingham wedding photography photographed by Butterworth Photography click on the link.

Butterworth Photography at the mill is apart of the experience included is our wedding day photography and gives you the opportunity to watch the story of your wedding day after the honeymoon.

Relax and enjoy your wedding day on big screen. The Mill is exclusive to appointment only, if you would like a to arrange a wedding consultation please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.

Butterworth Photography ©2012, Neil & Becky Butterworth, Nottingham, Leicester and Derby Wedding photographers. Carriage Hall Nottingham Wedding of Michelle and David.

Alistair & Laura Chatsworth House Wedding Day

Alistair and Laura had a beautiful Chatsworth House Wedding day,  starting at the Devonshire Arms bed and breakfast on the Chatsworth estate.

 

I first met Alistair and Laura at a wedding fair when they chose us as their Derbyshire wedding photographers.  I quickly found what a wonderfully warm couple they are are.  Through out the whole wedding planning journey I’ve grown so very very fond of their gentle nature and excitement for their special day at what has to be one of the nation’s favorites.  It was wonderful to hear that Alistair and Laura had been in contact with some of the fabulous suppliers that we work alongside and to truly complement their day, they had booked Tineke Floral Designs for bouquets and venue decoration and to arrive at Chatsworth in the timeless beauties from Dennison Classic Cars.

 

It was a late afternoon wedding and as Neil and I drove to Chatsworth the windscreen wipers were swishing ten to the dozen, as we drove we hoped, that we’d turn the corner and like a glorious seen from a movie the grey sky would lift and the sun and blue skies would shine.  It didn’t quite happen that way, but this is Britain and the villages and wonder of Chatsworth estate shone and although wet and grey it was magical.

 

As I greeted Laura and Alistair separately at the hotel, they were so full of excitement and Jo and Peter from Dennison Cars did the most fabulous job of getting them all off to the ceremony under cover. The registrar was a treat too, a memorable chap with a nice humor and very personable.  After the ceremony we were in quite a frequent situation for this Summer of being faced with the rain.  But amazingly we were offered five minutes inside the gallery of Chatsworth House, it was getting late, the last visitors were now just starting to vacate the gift shop and we were given permission to spend a short time with access to what felt like we’d just got a gold ticket to go inside Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

 

On our return to the reception we were able to capture the group images inside the wonderful court yard area of the old stables, before heading inside the reception room for dinner and speeches.

 

Laura & Alistair, we wish you both such a very happy lifetime together.  It was such a memorable day and one will continue to remember, thank you so very much for asking us to become a part of your day.  Neil & Becky xx

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If you are considering having a wedding  at Chatsworth House then please contact Becky or Neil to discuss how we can capture the story of your wedding day.

Butterworth Photography at the mill is apart of the experience included is our wedding day photography and gives you the opportunity to watch the story of your wedding day after the honeymoon.

Relax and enjoy your wedding day on big screen. The Mill is exclusive to appointment only, if you would like a to arrange a wedding consultation please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.

Butterworth Photography ©2012, Neil & Becky Butterworth, Nottingham, Leicester and Derby Wedding photographers. Chatsworth House Wedding in Derbyshire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claire and Peter wedding at East Lodge Derbyshire

Butterworth Photography captures Claire and Peter wedding at East Lodge Derbyshire

Claire and Peter got in touch after booking Kerry from Tineke Floral Designs who put together the beautiful bouquets and flower decorations, we have worked together on a number of weddings in 2011, so look out for more of these weddings to come this year too.

Claire booked a consultation and I popped to see them both as they were flying home back to Australia the next day, they had seen a few photographers but not clicked with any of them so I felt privileged that they had booked me there and then.

As the wedding approached we meet at East Lodge to discuss the wedding day plans and to photograph their engagement shoot.

For those who have not been to East Lodge Hotel, it is set in 10 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, it is the nearest hotel to Chatsworth House and recently voted Britain’s finest stately home. East Lodge is very close to the Peak District National park, Derbyshire.

As I arrived on the wedding day walking into reception I saw Peter all relaxed chilling in the bar area with friends and family both bride and groom was staying in the same place but different rooms, it must be hard knowing you’re so close and not being able to see each other. This was to be an extra special wedding for me to capture as as it was mine and Becky’s wedding anniversary of 12 years and Becky was photographing Amy and Henry’s wedding.

Claire, family and bridesmaids were all getting ready in two of the luxury 4 poster bedrooms and with 5 bridesmaids I have to say it was quite tidy. Claire and the Bridesmaid looking stunning as Claire’s mum and dad came in to see her for the first time in her wedding dress, the photographs show how hard it was hold the tears back.

The guests started to arrive with Peter greeting them outside in the gardens where the wedding was going to take place,  even the weather was behaving,  overcast but warm.  Claire’s room overlooked the gardens and she could not resist peeking out to have a look at everyone which added to the excitement.

With all in place Peter waited at the archway to the arbor and Claire walked down the red carpet aisle with very proud dad in arm. As Peter and Claire stood side by side they both had to fight back the tears of emotion and feelings for each other. In Peter’s words “don’t look at each other or we’re gonna blubber”.

The rest of the day was awesome everyone having a great time and later in the day with the strong English and Australian connections the cricket bats came out but it quickly became battle of the sexes boys vs girls who knows who really won the match with the dodgy rules and scoring which was going on, but I think it’s fair to say Claire and Peter were the real winners, fabulous couple, friends and family.

Wishing you all the best for the future Neil & Becky xx

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If you are considering having a wedding at East Lodge then please contact Becky or Neil to discuss how we can capture the story of your wedding day.

To view more East Lodge wedding photography photographed by Butterworth Photography click on the link.

Butterworth Photography at the mill is apart of the experience included is our wedding day photography and gives you the opportunity to watch the story of your wedding day after the honeymoon.

Relax and enjoy your wedding day on big screen. The Mill is exclusive to appointment only, if you would like a to arrange a wedding consultation please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.

Butterworth Photography ©2012, Neil & Becky Butterworth, Nottingham, Leicester and Derby Wedding photographers. Claire and Peter wedding at East Lodge Derbyshire.

Beth and Toms wedding at the Priest House

Wedding Photographers Butterworth Photography capturing the story of Beth and Toms wedding at the Priest House, Derbyshire

It was at short notice that I was available to shoot Beth and Toms wedding at the Priest House along with follow photographer Wayne Robinson.

Having known Beth for a good number of years it was a great honor to be able to capture the wedding day adventures to tell the story of their wedding day.

As I pulled up to Beth’s parents house I was surprised to see a friend and Becky’s Bride Philippa who’s wedding was captured earlier in the year at the Priest House.

Being a glorious sunny day bridal preparations were outside in the garden, not something I’ve been able to say a lot this year. With champagne flowing and friends chatting the time quickly passed by.

Groom Tom was also very keen to be photographed and off Wayne went to have fun capturing him and the groomsmen.

Tom and Beth were married at All Saints Church Sawley and then chauffeured by Jo from Dennisson classic cars using ‘Olivia’ a Classic White Daimler V8

On arriving at the Priest House I quickly created one of our signature Butterworth Photography images using Olivia and the picturesque grounds surrounding us and taking full advantage of the sun.

Look out for our new Butterworth Photography signature images page coming to the blog soon.

The pink and white polka dot theme was excellently created by Sarah from Tillyboo and matched with the impressive cake from Jo at Cakey Wakey.

After group shots it was down by the river to continue with capturing images with just Tom and Beth, set in a stunning location on the banks of the River Trent it was picturesque and peaceful, the Priest House Hotel was the perfect setting for this sunny wedding.

Both Tom and Beth make a beautiful couple and I’m looking forward to catching up with them next week at the Mill for their exclusive viewing of the their wedding day.

Wishing Beth and Tom all the best from the Butterworths, Neil & Becky x

 

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If you are considering having a wedding at the Priest House then please contact Becky or Neil to discuss how we can capture the story of your wedding day.

To view more Priest House weddings photographed by Butterworth Photography click on the link.

Butterworth Photography at the mill is apart of the experience included is our wedding day photography and gives you the opportunity to watch the story of your wedding day after the honeymoon.

Relax and enjoy your wedding day on big screen. The Mill is exclusive to appointment only, if you would like a to arrange a wedding consultation please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.

Butterworth Photography ©2012, Neil & Becky Butterworth, Nottingham, Leicester and Derby Wedding photographers. Beth and Toms wedding at the priest house

 

Rachel and David wedding at Shottle Hall

Derby wedding photograhers Butterworth Photography capturing the story of Rachel and David’s wedding day at Shottle Hall

I met Rachel and David whilst down in London after visiting the society of wedding and portrait photographers convention in January this year, we then went to discuss their wedding day at Shottle Hall and to photograph their engagement photo’s near London’s Kew Gardens.

Half a year goes so quickly and the big day was quickly upon us, In the morning I travelled up to Chesterfield, Derbyshire to start the day with Rachel and her family to capture the story of getting ready with hair and make-up. Rachel was complete calm during bridal preparations even when it had emerged the bridesmaids accessories had been locked in the boot of one of the cars along with the keys….. after numerous attempts to break into the car the AA was called to assist, this did not work and it was left down to the trusty old brick.

With no serious delay’s we were off to the picturesque Shottle Hall to complete bridal preparations.

As Rachel added the finishing touches and the bridesmaids re-covered from the days earlier events they were all ready to be greeted by Dad who was very keen to see his beautiful daughter ready to walk down the lisle.

David during this whole time was relaxed and enjoying the time leading up to the ceremony. As Rachel and her dad walked down the aisle their smiles lit the Lounge room at Shottle Hall and the lovely ceremony began. I throughly enjoyed capturing the story of Dad with his none stop smile throughout the ceremony.

The speeches was great filled with laughter, crying, emotion and embarrassing photos. Then on to the beautiful gardens over looking the Peak District, within the picturesque Ecclesbourne Valley to capture some one to one Butterworth Photography signature images. I finished the evening with a group shot of the balloon release and first dance.

Wishing Rachel and David all the best from the Butterworths, Neil & Becky x

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If you are considering having a wedding at Shottle Hall then please contact Becky or Neil to discuss how we can capture the story of your wedding day.

Butterworth Photography ©2012, Neil & Becky Butterworth, Nottingham, Leicester and Derby Wedding photographers. Rachel and David wedding at Shottle Hall

Sam and Dave Wedding Photography at Carriage Hall

Nottingham Carriage hall wedding photographers capturing the story as it unfolds

I started the day capturing Sam’s bridal preparation just down the road from where I live the closest I’ve ever had to travel. It was great, Sam was feeling relaxed during the morning enjoying the time being pampered.

Sam looked stunning as final preps were completed and the tears of joy from bridesmaid Laura confirmed how beautiful they all were.  Well on time Peter from Dennisons Classic Cars arrived to chuffer Sam to St John’s Church, Colston Bassett. Dave was equally impressive all suited and booted waiting for his bride to be to arrive.

The ceremony was nice and personal, it was great to see Sam & Dave smiling and looking at each other.  As it was time to leave the church and head to Nottingham’s Carriage Hall wedding venue there was one last story to capture – the confetti shot, both Sam & Dave was repeatedly fired upon.

Once arriving at Carriage hall they were greeted by bag pipes playing and drinks waiting. I managed to grab the main group shoots just before the heavens opened.

The wedding breakfast seemed to be enjoyed by all and with my sweet tooth the Eton Mess was fantastic. After the speeches we got out and about the grounds of Carriage Hall to capture some of Sam & Dave signature images.

Finally to round off such a fabulous daywe shot Sam & Dave’s first dance.

I was truly thankfully for being part of Sam & Dave’s wedding day and capturing the story of the day as the day unfolded. Becky and I wish you all the very best for the future together.

 

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Click here to view Sam and Dave’s engagement photography

If you are considering having a Church wedding or getting married at Carriage Hall then please contact Becky or Neil to discuss how we can capture the story of your wedding day.

Butterworth Photography ©2012, Neil & Becky Butterworth, Nottingham and Derby Wedding photographers. Sam and Dave Wedding Photography at Carriage Hall

Sarah and Chris Elvaston Castle Engagement Photography

Engagement photography in Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derbyshire

There seems to be a re-occurring theme these last few weeks to capturing my engagement shoots, rain, rain and more rain, however this trend does not follow me to the wedding days. My fingers are crossed that this continues!

I came prepared with my two umbrella’s and a lot of enthusiasm which was equally matched by Sarah and Chris, Chris was so excited to have his photo taken. We all continued to walk, talk and capture images using the picturesque woodlands, parkland and formal gardens as cover.

I get so excited capturing engagement portrait sessions and having the freedom to have fun photographing couples enjoying themselves.

It’s always nice to receive an email knowing ours couples really enjoyed themselves too …..

“Just wanted to say thank you for yesterday! We really enjoyed our engagement shoot, even though it rained the whole time!! We felt really relaxed and had a great time! Can’t wait to see the photos and really can’t wait for our wedding day! see you soon!

Sarah and Chris xxx”


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If you are considering having a Priest House wedding then please contact Becky or Neil to discuss how we can capture your engagement photography and wedding day.

Thanks, Sarah + Chris, for the photo adventures around the woodlands and castle grounds and for inviting us to capture your engagement and wedding later in the year. We wish you both the very best for your future!”

Butterworth Photography ©2012, Neil & Becky Butterworth, Nottingham and Derby Wedding photographers. Sarah and Chris Elvaston Castle Engagement Photography

Erin and Pete's Dovedale Engagement Photography

Engagement Photography In Dovedale, Derbyshire

As a wedding photographer in the UK the weather is always going to challenge you to deliver great images in the cold, wet, windy, snowy months and it’s spring after all. The key is to have fun and enjoy yourselves.

When I meet with Erin and Pete last year and they decided to book me for their 2012 summer wedding I was delighted to be involved.  I captured their engagement shoot a few weeks ago the day after the hard snow fall. We headed to Dovedale in Derbyshire and walked along the stepping stones, the mountains were covered in snow however the ground was clear  with some nice sunshine yet freezing cold water.   This did not stop Erin and Peter taking a dip in the water and having a splash, mainly splashing in the direction of Pete.

The action did not stop there Pete tried to climb every hill top with various degrees of success but in between the fun you can see the love they both share for each other and the special day I feel glad to be part of. Roll on their wedding day at Shottle Hall

Here’s a small selection of my favourite images from Erin & Pete’s engagement photo’s from Dovedale. Please feel free to comment and share on your social networks.

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If you are considering having a Shottle Hall wedding then please contact Becky or Neil to discuss how we can capture your engagement photography and wedding day

Butterworth Photography ©2012, Neil & Becky Butterworth, Nottingham and Derby Wedding Photographers Erin and Petes Dovedale Engagement Photography