Every bride expects her wedding day to be the best day of her life. She doesn’t want anything to go wrong – most of all, her dress, make up, and hair. If you are a bride to be, the two main factors that you should keep in mind while choosing your wedding hairstyle are your dress and your hair type. Updos go with all kinds of dresses and look elegant no matter what your hair type is.
Updos are not only weather proof, but they also highlight your radiant face, as well as your gown's neckline and back details. We’ve highlighted 8 Elegant Wedding Updos that are beautiful from every angle, from one hairstyle & 8 different accessories. Consider switching accessories for a different look, without completely changing your hairstyle, from the ceremony to the reception.
We have compiled a list of 8 beautiful bridal updos to help you decide on your wedding look:
With Comb Veil
High wedding updos are all about elevating your look. This style works well with cascading veils and classic tulle veils. Generally the veil is worn below the updo, but it all depends on the length of the veil and what looks and feels good to you.
A sheer drop veil pairs beautifully with a high wedding updo. Simply position the veil’s comb above the bun and the sheer fabric will gracefully drop over the bun for a look that’s ethereal and romantic.
If styling your veil with a hairpiece, nestle your veil comb between your updo and headpiece to create a beautiful image. Consider wearing a blusher for that touch of mystique. We suggest a delicate veil to contrast this classic hairstyle. It will add softness and grace as it frames your face.
With Flower Comb
We’re in love with this elegant wedding hair perfect for a white floral themed wedding. Hair combs are by far the most popular choice among brides. With so many different styles to choose from it is easy to find something that fits in with the style of your wedding and your personal style. Combs work best accenting an updo in the back or side of the head. You can't get more romantic than a beautiful bridal hair flower. Choose a simple hair flower for a casual garden or backyard wedding or opt for a beautiful embellished look for a more elegant look that is still soft and romantic.
With Veil & Head Chain (aka Brow Band)
Bridal head chains and headpieces that are made specifically to be worn across the forehead look great with any type of hairstyle, but look striking when paired with a classic updo. This style has made a comeback thanks to celebrities like Kim Kardashian. Bridal head chains, sometimes called brow bands, are a great way to accessorize your wedding dress. We love bridal head chains because they work with multiple wedding styles, from retro to boho. It’s a great way to add some extra bling and sparkle to your overall look. Pair it with a beautiful veil for a romantic look.
With Veil & Headband
Easy to wear and perfectly pretty, a sparkling headband adds sweet shimmer to your bridal look. This light little detail may be “dressed up” with a dramatic veil or worn alone for a simple bohemian style. An elegant, shimmering design adds a hint of timeless beauty to your bridal look and wonderfully complements a beaded or embroidered veil.
With Birdcage Veil
Nothing says vintage like the birdcage veil. If you have a hairstyle that is inspired by the Great Gatsby, then a birdcage veil could be the veil you are looking for to go with your eclectic style. A gorgeous wedding updo looks beautiful with a birdcage veil and it is a veil style that usually covers the face with a sheer netting & is held in place by a barrette or headband.
A birdcage veil is another option that will look great with retro and boho hairdos. If there is a side bun or ponytail these veils are usually attached near that feature. If the style is symmetrical often beautiful clips are added as an additional feature.
Generally made from tulle or net, it is attached to one side of the hairstyle. The French or birdcage veil is a beautiful choice for brides seeking a veil without too much fuss that matches all hairstyles. They are also ideal for windy venues where it can be difficult to control a long veil.
A headband or tiara can create a beautiful classic look or a dramatic statement depending on the style. Choose a dainty understated look for a more traditional style or a blinged out glamorous look if you want to make a statement. Headbands and tiaras can work great with any style hair including an updo hairstyle.
With Barrette & Facinator
But to really rock that vintage look, go for a fascinator. It’s dramatic and bold and sexy. There is probably not a single film from the 1930s in which the female star did not wear a fascinator. And with this accessory, you’re not evoking just the 1930s — fascinators in one shape or another have been worn for centuries, so they are quintessentially vintage.
A gorgeous wedding updo looks beautiful with a Facinator and it is a veil style that usually covers the face with a sheer netting & is held in place by a barrette or headband.
With Spanish Mantilla Veil
Of Spanish origin, the mantilla veil often falls to the elbows in a circular shape. They are attached to the head through a buckle and leave the face exposed, so it is very flattering for brides with triangle-shaped features. They give a unique romantic touch and are often embroidered or have very detailed work. They are ideal to enhance a simple dress, and for those brides looking for originality.
This veil is usually crafted in tulle or lace. Its style is very similar to Spanish dresses with details on the edge, or subtly embroidered appliques.
The mantilla can be attached in a variety of ways depending on the bride’s preference. Today, stylists can recreate real wonders and all kinds of “retro” looks, combining it with vintage jewelry pieces, brooches and hair combs or tiaras.
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