22 Wedding Hairstyles That Placed All Eyes on the Bride
Unforgettable wedding hairstyle ideas straight from the aisle.
One way to wow on the big day is to wear a hairstyle that turns your whole bridal look up a notch. Seeking inspiration? These real brides braided, twisted, curled, and accessorized their locks to perfection.
For her Ontario wedding, Natalie complemented her Jenny Packham gown with an elaborately coiled updo embellished with a crystal J.Crew hair accessory.
Braided Half-Up-Half-Down Hairstyle
After the ceremony at her Rhode Island wedding, Jola dressed up her braided half-up-half-down hairstyle by Jennie Kay Beauty with a flower crown that coordinated with her bouquet, a cascading arrangement of vibernum berry, tuberose, dahlias, figs, variegated tree ivy, roses, pepper berry, scented geranium, and blushing bride.
Because of the humid weather on her big day at a Maryland nature sanctuary, Beth opted for an updo. Her hairstylist Carissa Lawlor of Locks & Lace used extensions to add volume before braiding and coiling Beth’s hair into place. White spring roses were the finishing touch.
Affixed to the side of her short locks, Trish’s elegant Jenny Packham headpiece was the perfect finishing touch for her gown by the same designer.
At her Berkshires nuptials, Maureen had her stylist Kate Hanley create a cascading fishtail braid to add a romantic touch to her wedding look.
Adebisi had one of her bridesmaids weave fresh orchids into her updo, which peeked out from under her sheer eyelet veil at her Minneapolis wedding. Ebony Davis for Brian Graham Salon created the bridal look.
Our deputy art director Genevieve did her own hair—a loose bun on the side of her head—that she finished off with a fresh gardenia in lieu of a veil for her Martha’s Vineyard wedding.
Tara opted for a different kind of flower crown for her California ranch wedding. The beautiful vine draped around her head with cascading curls beneath.
At her Harlem Renaissance-inspired wedding in Virginia, Dayna’s stylist Dene’t Radden created a classic side-parted low bun with two pastel peonies to add a pretty touch.
Hanna wanted something low and sculptural for her hair at her California wine country wedding. With help from The Powder Room, she got just that.
At Carla and Luis’s grand destination wedding at St. Peter’s Church in Vienna, the bride’s side braid in her updo from Alice Retzel was a modern touch.
Meaghan decided to add an antique touch to her beauty look at her San Francisco wedding. The bride tucked a vintage hairpin from Doyle & Doyle in a loose bun.
Since bride Thea owns a bridal accessories company, she designed her own floral headpiece for her North Carolina wedding. The red silk flowers complemented her dress and tied in the color scheme of her traditional Indian wedding the previous day. Gold accents added a rustic touch, while crystal vine details completed the look. Thea worked with her hairstylist from New York City, Stacy at StylesOnB, to figure out the best way to secure the piece to her head.
For her Hudson Valley barn wedding, Kristy had her blond locks styled into a milkmaid braid by her hairstylist Diana Streany. A golden mesh headband from Anthropologie that was embellished and restructured with porcelain roses and seed pearls by a bridesmaid was incorporated into the ’do, which stayed in place well into the wee hours of the morning.
At Susan and Cartter’s sunny Georgia soirée, the bride simply styled her pixie cut with a gorgeous headpiece from Kelly’s Closet.
For her backyard ceremony, Erica added a bright boost of color to her twisted fishtail braid by Gracia Conway with a large godetia bloom. The flower was also used as centerpieces at her New Jersey wedding.
Julia’s elaborately structured updo by It’s A Date was made garden-party appropriate for her Northern California nuptials. The bride and her bridesmaids all wore hair combs laden with flowers and herbs and tied off with rustic twine.
Alex’s structured chignon comprised intricately rolled and woven strands. The elegant and sleek look allowed her to show off the lace details in her Claire Pettibone gown at her Montecito, California wedding.