The Bride Diaries ~ Adeline’s 1920s Flapper Girls Hen Do

I hand you over to Adeline this morning… can you believe Adeline is getting married in under 2 weeks now?! Ekkkk… anyway Adeline shares with us her second hen do today, flapper girls fabulous….. XOXO Lou


Maybe it’s a little greedy or possibly a fantastic idea to split your time between family and friends, but it is clear that the second (or third) hen party is now becoming a regular date in a bride-to-be’s diary! I am here to admit (and share) that I am one of those brides to be!…

I decided to have two hen parties for a number of reasons. The first because I really wanted to have a weekend away with my best girlfriends! I haven’t had this opportunity before and thought that a hen weekend would be the best excuse! It also meant that we could drink a lot and the girls could make me do whatever they wanted without me being embarrassed in front of my mum! That is where the second hen party came in! A classier affair that my mum and other family members and friends could attend with all embarrassing acts and stories left behind in Brighton!

This hen party was planned by one of my lovely bridesmaids, Emily. She put so much thought into this day and it suited me completely! If you have been following my previous posts and our WWW photoshoot on South Farm, I am the ‘vintage bride’, so the 1920’s hen party that Emily had planned was the perfect fit for me!

Emily had managed to hire Elle Hitchens vintage make-up artist to do my make-up for the day. Elle was a make-up artist I had wanted to hire for my wedding day, but was already, unfortunately booked up! I allowed Elle to do whatever she wanted with my make-up, with dark eyes and a deep red lip. She did my full make-up and then touched up the eye make-up and lips of all the other hens. She did a fantastic job, especially as I never wear dark eye make-up. It was lovely to have her do my make-up, although I am now hugely disappointed that she is not free for my wedding day!

Whilst Elle was doing my make-up, the 1920’s costumes and props were out and the girls all had fun playing dress-up whilst afternoon tea was served!

The girls provided me with a complete costume of a cream flapper dress, head band, feather for my hair and feather bower! Emily had even bought some hair crimpers, which completed our look!

We then had a ‘full of giggles’ photoshoot by the wonderful Oxana at Blissful Wedding Photography. She edited the photos to give them a vintage finish. We had lots of fun and I think all the girls look great! It was really nice to get some photos with my mum too as I can’t remember the last time we had any photos of the two of us taken!

The girls whisked me away after for dinner at the Glass Boat in central Bristol and then took me off to The Cube to see the Cabaret of Curiosities. Everyone at The Cube were dressed in clothing from the 20’s through to the 60’s. We fitted in perfectly! I couldn’t believe that Emily, with the help of other hen Helen found a cabaret for us to go to that fitted in perfectly with our theme!

All that is left to do is to share the photos from our shoot with you and now get married!….



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