The Classic Updo
The updo will always be a wedding classic, and is perfect for displaying a beautiful headpiece, tiara/headband or even a wedding veil, depending on the style/height of the hair. Make sure to bring your hair accessories along with you for your hair trial, so that your wedding hair stylist knows what he/she will be working with on the morning. Also remember that sometimes what we see in the mirror can be somewhat distorted, so take some photos from a couple of angles and pop some make-up on so that you can get a good idea of how the style will look on you and in photos.
These two 'messy updos' are great examples of semi formal hair dos. They will look beautiful on boho brides who don't like feeling too constrained or restricted but still want something 'bridal' and different for their big day.
The Top Knot, the Side Bun and Hair Accessories
The top knot (above right) has been a big beauty trend all year, both on the catwalks and on the aisle (in fact we loved the look so much we dedicated a whole blog post to it! Brides on Trend - The Top Knot) This look is perfect for hanging a long veil below, or for sporting a particularly beautiful bridal headband such as a hair vine. The side bun (below right) is a more casual, romantic take on the bun and provides a nice frame for brides who perhaps aren't used to wearing their hair off their face and fear feeling a bit exposed with a tradional updo. This look will go perfectly with one of Stacey Hannan's hair combs, or these striking twisting star flowers.
Sian Sharkey's gorgeous blonde bride (bottom left) needed a style to support a full veil, and we love this romantic look Sian did for her on the big day - the side swept fringe sat gracefully with a neat up do and complemented both the bride's style and hair colour perfectly. The more unusual but equally romantic hair style (bottom right) is one of our favourite formal dos as it also shows great movement and femininity in a hair style.
This style (top left) is a fabulously modern updo, for brides who want to look trendy without worrying if their style will age too much. The soft but structured look is balanced perfectly with a more fun element in the braid. If it's not for you, it's definitely a look to try on your bridesmaids!