Chloe Smith 29, was very excited to get married but there was just one problem - her smile in her wedding photographs. Gaps in her front teeth made Chloe very worried about having her pictures taken on her big day, and she was concerned that she wouldn't be able to smile with confidence on what should have been the happiest day of her life.
Celebrity Hair Stylist Phil Smith, Creator of award winning haircare brand Phil Smith BE GORGEOUS, gives us his top tips for getting perfect wedding hair.day.
Grow your hair
Clients usually start growing their hair from the day they get engaged as they know that a longer hair style means their hairstylist has more to work with on their big day. We always find that as soon as they return from their honeymoon, the first thing they do on their return is book an appointment to cut it all off again!. I also advise clients not to colour their hair less than two weeks before their big day. This way it has time to settle and get in great condition for all the pictures
Keep your hair nourished
Are you looking to lose pounds in time for your big day but struggle with portion size and the urge to snack? Skinny Sprinkles could be your saving grace.
This clever weight loss aid contains glucomannan, the only clinically proven ingredient to be recognised and approved as a safe supplement to aid weight loss by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Glucommanan is derived from the konjac plant, an exotic plant native to China and other parts of Asia and known for centuries as Devil’s Tongue due to its unique point red flower.
For the brides-to-be out there desperate to drop a dress size or two before wedding season, it's worth knowing the impact yo-yo dieting can have on your health in both the short and long-term. Nutritional Therapist Natalie Lamb from Lepicol Lighter’s gives us the dangers of crash dieting you need to be aware of:
Loss of Muscle Mass
Crash dieting encourages the body to hold onto stored fat as it believes it is being starved and will need all the resources it has in order to survive. Although, those who do crash diet may notice weight loss very quickly, this weight loss is usually due to the loss of fluids and lean muscle mass.
This is such an exciting time for you! But instead of using the time leading up to your big day focusing on a ‘magic’ dress size, this is the time to start your healthy lifestyle. You should avoid the temptation to go on a crash diet closer to the big day, as all this will do is leave you stressed, tired and cause a lack of motivation further down the line. The best thing to do is start making healthy choices in your everyday life.
Results with Lucy, share there top tips to keeping motivated and sticking to a healthy lifestyle:
Your wedding is one of the most important days in your life. All sorts of things will be keeping you awake at night and may stop you from having a great night's sleep in the run up to the big event. Will I remember my first dance? Is everyone seated in the best place? Now I’ve found my perfect dress, how can I find dresses that all the bridesmaids will wear? You could end up overly tired, over-stressed, or worse - sick – when the day final arrives.
How can you increase the odds of getting your eight-a-night before you head down the aisle? To break your bad habits and increase the chance of a great night’s sleep, our Sleep Well independent sleep expert, has the following advice;
Frida Harju-Westman, in-house nutritionist at the health app Lifesum, comments on the things you can do to keep fit during the run-up to your big day.
Cut back on sugar - In the run up to your big day, things are sure to be hectic, and when we’re feeling tired or sluggish, we quite often reach for the sugar to give us a quick boost. But the truth is, sugar simply isn’t great for the body. Not only that, it is addictive and that quick pick-me-up will only leave you more exhausted in the long run. It can be difficult, but try to cut back on refined sugars and get a natural energy boost from things like bananas or protein-rich nuts.
Click, stream & sweat your way to your special day. Tips to get fit on your wedding day.
There’s no better way to get fit and feel fabulous for your special day than by kick starting your home fitness programme right in your front room! We spoke to the team at Beachbody On Demand, creators of over 600 world famous workouts including the legendary Insanity, for their wedding workout top tips.
Top 5 tips to get fit for your wedding day
Home workouts at the click of a button
Get your bridal glow: quit sugar for glowing wedding day skin
When it comes to getting your wedding day glow, there’s no such thing as starting too soon! So once your big day is finally on the calendar, you can officially start the countdown and preparation.
Apart from going through your skincare regime and scheduling facials, start from your diet. They say ‘you are what you eat’ for a reason! So 3 months before your wedding make sure your diet is ‘skin-friendly’: include lots of oily fish packed with omega 3 acids, snack on fruit and veg for anti-ageing antioxidants, but most importantly, quit sugar!
You want your wedding to be the most special day of your life, you want everything to be perfect, but all the planning and organising can be very stressful. Dr. Marilyn Glenville, one of the UK’s leading nutritionists and author of The Natural Health Bible for Women, gives us her top tips to de stress before your wedding.
Tips to de stress before your wedding
Steady your sugar levels
The bizarre hack that could help you stay calm on your wedding day... Raisin meditation
With winter wedding season in full flow, there’s no doubt that the most amazing day of your life can also be the most stressful. Not only do you want to look your most fabulous and host an “Instagram-worthy” event, disagreements with your parents and in-laws, and panicking about whether you might trip over as you walk down the aisle (graceful as always), there is no doubt it can push you to the edge.
The answer? A raisin.
Psychological health expert at AXA PPP healthcare, Eugene Farrell, explains why raisin meditation is the mindfulness exercise you need to know about to help keep you calm on your big day.
Simple steps to help you prepare for a healthy wedding day
While it’s important not to fluctuate too much in the run up to your wedding (or at least not past the final dress fitting!), keeping your heart healthy by working out and eating well is a fantastic way to tone up, improve health and produce those much-needed endorphins.
To boost your body confidence well in advance of your big day, why not try changing up a few of your routines so that when it comes to picking the perfect dress, or just feeling confident walking down the aisle, you’ll be feeling and looking fantastic!
Change up your diet for a healthy wedding day
For every bride on their big day, having radiant skin is one of their top priorities when it comes to looking and feeling great and at their most confident. MasterChef finalist Angela Langford has created an award-winnning organic, natural, cruelty free skincare range inspired by ingredients from natures larder.
Here, Angela gives some easy to implement advice on how to prepare your skin for your wedding day. Over to Angela ..
Every bride dreams of looking and feeling their best on their special day.
A smile and being deliriously happy can play a big part on looking and feeling fabulous but there are also a few easy tips you can start using now to prepare your skin for the big day.