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7 Romantic & Elegant Hairstyles For Your Wedding Day

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Your chosen wedding hairstyle can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it to.

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For some brides, deciding on a wedding hairstyle can be a difficult task when it comes to finding the right balance between a timeless, yet trendy, romantic look. Your chosen style can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it to. From half-up to top knot buns or the straightforward wavy look, there are plenty of options to be considered. We’ve curated a few ideas to give you some inspiration.

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Half Up Elegant Fishtail Braid

Braids are currently on-trend, so why not take a simple plait to the next level with a gorgeous fishtail braid. Consider it with your hair half up or swung over your shoulder loosely. You can give yourself a messier and thicker look, by loosening the plaits. An elegant fishtail braid is perfect for a classic boho themed wedding.

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Sophisticated Top Knot Bun

There’s something about a top knot bun that makes it an everyday kind of hairstyle. From the messy effortless look to the pulled back, sleek ballerina style, there’s an array of variations. However, it’s a style that can be made formal or relaxed, even for a wedding. Spruce up your top knot with an upside-down braid or a braided halo for a fresh, romantic take on the classic bun. This style is particularly great for adding that extra volume and height to your hair, while also being a wonderful choice if paired with a veil.

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Simple Ponytail With Loose Waves

This is a good choice for any bride looking for a simple, no-fuss but relaxed style. Perfect for country laid back weddings or beach themed. There’s no reason why a ponytail can’t be elevated, especially when you choose to add a sparkly accessory.

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Side Part with Wavy Locks

When it comes to wearing your hair down and showing off your long locks, an easy style is a side part with loose or tight waves. Remember it needs to last the day, so the key to this look is applying product. Don’t be shy with the hairspray. Side part styles can often look glamorous, even with short hair. Twisted and Curled Updo If you’re looking for a style that’s classic and timeless, why not go for an elegant updo of twists and curls. The style is sophisticated and can be given more of an edge by adding some fashionable bling. Alternatively, add some loose curls around the face to help soften the look and create that touch of romance.

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Silky Centre Part with Jewels

Love to wear your hair down and want to take the no-fuss, effortless approach? Then try the centre part and add some gentle waves. Finish it off with a flower crown or eye catching bling.

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A Touch of Florals

Gather some blossoms or touches of baby’s breath for that romantic fairytale style. Bits of florals and foliage is the perfect complement to any garden or summer wedding and for brides that don’t want a full flower crown.

As you can see, a romantic wedding hairstyle can be created in so many ways. Think about the overall vibe of your wedding and choose a style you feel will work best, not only for your wedding theme but for your dress too.

This article was written by Jasmin, from Blush & Pose Photography, an international wedding photographer based in Adelaide, South Australia. She also provides wedding videography services as well as photo booth hire for weddings and special events.

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