53 Inspiring + Romantic Wedding Hairstyle Ideas You’re Gonna Love

bridal hairstyles- pearl studded ponytail

Searching for the perfect finishing touch to your bridal beauty look? These 53 wedding hairstyles are unique, modern, and just plain gorgeous! We bet you’ve thought about your gown, your accessories and your veil, but did you know your bridal hairstyle can say just as much about your personality as anything else?? Maybe you’re wanting to wear your hair in a chic bun, or maybe wavy and flowy in a half up, half down style. Long hair, short hair, and everything in between, there’s a stunning style for you below!

Nowadays, the sky is the limit when it comes to what hairstyles a bride can wear. Because there are so many options, sometimes it can feel overwhelming to choose the perfect ‘do for the I-Do’s. Just remember, there’s no wrong way to do it, and although you may want to consider the cut of your dress, the style of your wedding, and what jewelry you’ll be rocking, ultimately, your hairstyle is all about you and what you love! It’s important to feel comfortable on wedding day, so never let others pressure you into doing something you don’t want to do. Wear your hair the way YOU want to and you’ll glow from the inside out!

So, are you ready to see the 53 inspiring looks that made our list? Braids, waves, curls, twirls… plus some fun hair accessories thrown into the mix. Let’s find the style that will take you everywhere from down the aisle to the dance floor! (seen above: A cute bridal pony with Jax Pearl Hair Wraps from Untamed Petals)

Bridal Curls + Wavy Hairstyles

1. A Bow to Bow Down to

wedding hairstyles with bows

photo: Untamed Petals

Have you ever seen anything as dreamy as this pearl and rhinestone studded bridal bow? You might typically think of this as a way to top a pony or half up hairstyle, but we love it clipped into loose, tousled waves too!

2. Big Blooms + Bouncy Curls

peony headpiece

photography: Jenn Emerling | hairpiece: Flower crown by Foxglove Los Angeles | via These Vintage Shop Owners Threw a Colorful Wedding Celebration in the Desert — Part 1

Show off your naturally curly hair with a statement floral hairpiece like these big and beautiful coral charm peonies.

3. Pretty Pearled and Curled

white bridal headband

photography: Morgan Hydinger | hairpiece: Mignonne Gavigan | hair stylist: Janet Villa | via Whimsical Sophia Coppola-Inspired Wedding + the Bride’s Mindful Wedding Budget Tips

A modern yet sleek wedding hairstyle idea? Classic, soft curls topped with a fun headband! Very Grace Kelly ala 2021.

4. Boho Waves + Dried Flowers

Dried flowers boho hairstyle

photography: Andrea Posadas Creative | hair stylist: Barb of The Pine Petaluma | hairpiece: Papaver Flower Co. | via Relaxed Outdoor Wedding Vibes With 1970’s Inspiration + Dried Florals

We’re crowning this as the most boho bridal hairstyle we’ve ever seen!

5. Natural Curls + Minimalist Vibes

Anna Be Wedding Dress

photography: June Cochran | hair stylist: Liana Conway | via We’re All About the Modern Monochrome in this Wintry Wedding Inspiration

Minimalist brides- go for the unfussy look and wear your hair loose, down and au naturel.

6. French- Inspired Curly Hairstyle

Black Velvet Bridal Bow

photography: Lauren Renee Photo | hair + makeup: True Beauty MarksMariah Pizzo | via How to Slay 3 Different Bridal Looks with Styles from BHLDN

Looking for a playful bridal hairstyle? Tie off your curls with a sweet bow!

7. Messy Waves + Tiny Flowers

Sienna Inspired Wedding

photography: Evangeline Lane | hair stylist: Rachel Hummel | via Earthy + Autumnal: Burnt Sienna Hues Inspired This Modern + Free-Spirited Editorial

So easy and oh-so-stunning! Wear your hair down and tuck in tiny blooms for an ultra romantic wedding hairstyle.

8. Boho Goddess Curls

gold bridal crown

photography: Alex Mari Photography | hairpiece: AW Bridal | hair stylist: Locks and Lashes VA | via Of the Earth: Salt, Crystals, and Rose Gold Rounded Out this Eclectic Elopement Inspiration Braids

This hairstyle is extra in the best way possible. Luscious curls tops with an ornate bridal crown? We’re loving it of course!

9. Soft + Romantic Bridal Curls

Scout Bridal

photo: Scout Bridal | via New Nostalgia: Latest Collection From Sustainable Wedding Dress Brand Scout Bridal

Give ’em angel vibes with wavy bridal hair and dainty blooms.

Braided Bridal Hair

10. The Rapunzel Braid

Boho Loft Wedding Inspiration

photography: Enje Daniels Photography | hair stylist: Kuhler | makeup artist: Erin Look Devine | via Three Boho-Vintage Brides Showing Off Gorgeous Black Wedding Hairstyles

Long hair, don’t care! Bring the drama with a full-on Rapunzel style bridal braid.

11. Braided With a Twist

Germany Modern Wedding Inspiration

photography: Kathrin Krok | hair stylist: Der Brautsalon | via Luxe Meets Boho for this Modern White Wedding in the Ruins of a German Abbey

Looking for a bridal braid hairstyle that’s a little different? This is the perfect twist! (pun intended)

12. Princess Jasmine Inspired

celestial hair piece

photography: Katie Lively | hairpiece: Twigs and Honey | hair stylist: Genica Lee | via Boho Princess Jasmine Inspired Elopement in the Ojito Wilderness

A romantic braid with celestial hair pins? It’s a whole new world!

13. Messy Braid Topped With a Crown

rustic crown

photography: Harmony Lynn Photography | hairpiece: Brittany Weza | hair stylist: Moments Metro Salon | via One Ring to Rule Them All: A Fantasy Forest Wedding Bonded by Fellowship

Release your inner forest nymph with a messy braid and bridal crown.

14. Braids on Braids on Braids

braided bridal hair

photography: Kayla Fisher Photography | hair stylist: Ash Petty Hair | Desserts in the Desert: A Peachy Keen Valentine’s Day Dinner Amongst a Cactus Garden

Why decide on one type of braid when you can have them all?? French braid, dutch braid, fishtail braid, bring it on!

15. Perfectly Imperfect

boho bridal hair

photography: Hana Gonzalez Photography | hair stylist: Judi Scharfman | via Handmade + Thrifted Mountaintop Wedding with all the Fringe + Florals!

Messy hair is in, so why not bring those laissez faire vibes to the big day too!?

16. Knotted + Plaited Hairstyle

fishtail braid

photography: Alyssa McElheny Photography | hair stylist: Kelli VanHarn | via As Winter Shifts to Spring: Modern + Moody Wedding Inspiration

Extra long haired brides, don’t worry about your locks getting in your way on wedding day. Tie it back with a beautiful bridal braid!

17. Twisted + Moody Vibes

black bridal hat

photography: Love Bears | bride’s hat: Johnny & June | via Get Lost in this Puerto Rican Elopement Inspiration That’s Oozing With Style

Twisted, rope-style braids and a chic black hat are all you need to bring the drama.

18. A Braided Bridal Pony

braided bridal pony

photography: Rachel Takes Pictures | hair stylist: Hannah Monk | via MOHO – Learn About This New Wedding Trend!

Bridal Braid vs Bridal Pony? We say you can have ’em both!

19. Boho Braid Topped With Flowers

photo by Sarah Brookes Photography | hairpiece by Folky Dokey | via Reign Supreme with These Dried Flower Crowns + More Bridal Hair Ideas!

She wore flowers in her hair and it was total romance.

Wedding Hairstyles for Short- Haired Gals

20. Short Wedding Hair With Flowers

Babys Breath Flower Crown

photography: Nisha Ravi | hair stylist: Marianna Nomikou | makeup artist: Renia Bledaki | via This Art-Inspired Wedding Decor Brought Salvation Mountain to Santorini

Short haired brides- are you feeling like you don’t have options?? Why not bring the wow-factor with a dramatic floral hairpiece??

21. Pulled Back Barrette

Hushed Commotion Belmont hair barrette for brides

photography: Hadas Peretz  | hair + makeup: Ana Makeup | via Bows, Barrettes, Bars, Oh My! All the Popular Hair Trends for Fall Bridal Hairstyles

Or, go ultra chic with a sparkly bridal barette.

22. Crowned With Tiny Braids

Dried Floral Crown

photography: Pierra G Photography | hairpiece: Saint Beth Official | hair stylist: Suzy Stockwell | via Here’s The New Boho Twist on the Old-Fashioned Rustic Barn Wedding

Braided bangs give your wedding hairstyle a little bit of subtle mystery and fun!

23. Big Hairpieces for Short Hair

floral hair piece

photography: Enje Daniels Photography | hair stylist: Kuhler | makeup artist: Erin Look Devine | via Three Boho-Vintage Brides Showing Off Gorgeous Black Wedding Hairstyles

Wedding Hairstyles for Short Hair + Big Attitude!

24. A Fab Fade

Fashion Forward Joshua Tree Micro Wedding

photography: Lorin Kelly Photography | via Fashion Forward Wedding Outfits for an Ethereal Elopement in Joshua Tree

For short hairstyles, it’s all in the details!

25. Statement Hairstyle for Short Haired Brides

blue crown for wedding day

photography: Judy Nunez Photography | hairpiece: Floral Stylist Co | hair stylist: Natalie Dent | via A Blue Wedding Dress + Bold Flowers for the Edgy Bride

Rock a gorgeous bridal crown and you’ll bring all the wow factor to the wedding day!

26. Mermaid Vibes Are for Short Haired Brides Too

silver bridal crown

photography: Juliann Cheryl | hairpiece: DIY, Bride | via Sequins + Secrets! Totally Unique Silver Monochrome Wedding at a Surprise Tropical Location

Think mermaid hairstyles are just for the long-haired ladies?? Think again! This short-haired bride is proving you wrong!

27. Fun + Flirty Pixie Cut

wedding cape

photography: Tess Laureen | via Spectacular Spring Wedding Colors at This Stunning Tulum- Inspired Greenhouse

Bring the flirty vibes to your bridal look with a cute pixie cut.

Beautiful Bridal Buns

28. Bridal Bun Hairstyle with Bling

bridal comb

photography: Cody James Barry Photography | via It’s A Terrific Time To Blossom With These Spring Wedding Flowers

The bigger the bun, the greater the power.

29. A Pinned Chignon

bridal hair ideas, low chignon, pearl pins

photo: Untamed Petals | via Bows, Barrettes, Bars, Oh My! All the Popular Hair Trends for Fall Bridal Hairstyles

Brides that love classic and elegant will love a chic chignon with a touch of modern fun!

30. A Classic Top Knot

boho chic messy bun hairstyles for brides

photography: the saums | hair stylist: Stella Loewnich Makeup & Hair | via Trending Now: Boho-Chic Messy Bun Wedding Hairstyles

Give ’em carefree vibes with a classic, messy top knot.

31. A Softly Swept Low Bun

quartz head piece

photography: The Rowlands | hairpiece: DIY | hair stylist: Abigail Manning | via Elegantly Emerald: A Modern Take on a Vintage-Inspired Wedding

Ballerina buns for wedding hairstyles never looked sweeter.

32. Braided Bun for the Bride

Top Bridal Hairpiece Trends for 2019

photo: Kelly Brown | headpiece: Lelet NY | hair: Amy Lawson | via Top it Off! The Bridal Headpiece Trends We’re Loving and How to Wear Them

Give your bridal bun hairstyle some pizazz with braids and flowers!

Cute Bridal Ponys

33. Bridal Ponytail with Baubles

modern wedding hairstyles

photo: Untamed Petals

The perfect way to accent a sleek bridal ponytail? A pretty hairpiece of course!

34. A Bubble Pony

puffy pony

photography: Braedon Flynn Photography | hair stylist: Fiore Beauty | via Modern Marble + Copper Wedding Inspiration

Rock this current hair trend and be ready to dance the night away!

35. Bridal Pony with a Headband

bridal pony hair

photography: The Zamudios | hair stylist: Kacee Geoffroy | via It Was Pastels and Painted Palms for this Funky Outdoor Wedding

Flirty girls with love a classic pony hairstyle with a delicate bridal headband!

36. A Voluptuous Ponytail

bridal pony hair

photography: Silvia Galora Photography |hair stylist: Suely Menichetti | via Love in Technicolor: Vibrant Elopement Inspiration in Florence, Italy

That’s why her hair is so big… It’s full of secrets!

37. Low Bridal Pony With Hairpin

cute bridal ponytail hairstyle

photo: Untamed Petals

A cute hair pin keeps a casual ponytail bridal.

38. Intricate Ponytail With Braids and Rings

Colorful Italian Elopement Inspiration

photography: Erica & Manu | hairpiece: La Fiorellaia | hair stylist: Lina Pagano | via This Italian Elopement is a Wedding Party of Colors + Festival Vibes

Festival hair on wedding day? We say yes, yes, YES!

39. Chic and Sleek Bridal Ponytail

floral back dress

photography: Hannah Costello | hair stylist: Shelby Pence | via Minimal Aesthetic + Bougainvillea Pops Make for a Stylish Palm Springs Wedding

Elegant wedding hairstyles don’t have to be all buns and updos. A sleek high ponytail does the job!

Intricate Updos

40. All Wrapped Up on Top

pampas grass bouquet

photography: Enje Daniels Photography | hair stylist: Kuhler | makeup artist: Erin Look Devine | via Three Boho-Vintage Brides Showing Off Gorgeous Black Wedding Hairstyles

We love a non-traditional wedding hairstyle, and this bridal updo with dreadlocks is STUN-NING.

41. Tousled + Messy Bridal Updo

Elizabeth Dye Gown

photography: Hazelwood Photo | hair stylist: Kirstie Wight Makeup | via Sleek 70s Bride Inspired by Iconic Halston Fashion

Can you be both carefree AND elegant? A loose wedding updo says you can!

42. Braided Crown for the Bride

Hispanic Heritage Month Styled Shoot

photography: Marcela Pulido Photography | hair stylist: Cristy Bonilla | via Vibrant Wedding Inspiration Highlighting Hispanic Heritage Month + Alpacas!

Who needs a tiara when you’ve got a milkmaid-style braided crown??

43. Intricate Updo With a Delicate Crown

braided crown

photography: The Kismet Collective | gold crown: Mint Lola | hair stylist: Krystle Waivio | via Dried Textural Florals + Sleek Stylings: Winter Inspiration for the Modern Bride

Braided bun meets braided bangs and we are most definitely here for it!

44. Twisted Chignon With a Touch of Tradition

flower hair piece

photography: Carlos Hernandez Photo | hairpiece: Erica Elizabeth Designs | hair stylist: Shelby Renee xoxo | via How To Plan An International Destination Wedding That’s Much Closer To Home

Bring culture to your wedding hairstyle with beautiful, traditional headpieces, and hair jewelry!

45. Updo Hairstyle for the Royal Bride

Emma Katzka Nightbird Collection

photography: Rachel Red Photography | accessories: Emma Katzka | hair + makeup: Ash & Co. | via First Look at Emma Katzka’s “Nightbird” 2021 Bridal Accessory Collection

Bow down to the wedding-day classic, the chic updo and bridal tiara.

46. Loose Wedding Updo With Flower Crown

bridal floral crown

photography: Volvoreta via BRIDES | via The Prettiest Wedding Hairstyles with Flowers

Flower crowns pair so beautifully with messy, tousled updos. We love the garden, fairytale vibes!

47. Messy Updo With Hair Pins

Emma Katzka Collection

accessories: Emma Katzka | photography: Rachel Red Photography | hair + makeup: Ash & Co. | via Emma Katzka’s New Parisian-Inspired Jewelry + Accessory Collection is Très Chic

Add fun and unexpected hair pins to your loose bridal updo to show off your personality.

Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles

48. Twisted Up With Flowers Throughout

fresh flowers in bridal hair

photography: Lauren Feddersen Photography | hair stylist: Status Salon | via Disco Sparkles + Sprinkled Florals All Over This New Year’s Eve Elopement Inspiration

This one’s for the flower lovers! Accent your hair with top to bottom blooms for a show-stopping wedding day hairstyle.

49. Khaleesi Inspired Bridal Hair

Lelite Wedding Dress

photography: Cody James Barry | hair stylist: Styles By Callie | via A Marriage of Ice and Fire: The Game of Thrones-Inspired Wedding You’ve Got to See to Believe

Mother of dragons and a kickass hairstyle- rock some Khaleesi-style braids and make them worship your greatness.

50. Half Up Half Down With Falling Florals

flower hair

photography: Photography Anthology | hair stylist: Cotton Rouge | via Moody, Romantic Wedding Inspiration

Want a unique way to style flowers in your hair for wedding day? Pin your hair half up and then cascade tiny blooms for an ultra- romantic wedding hairstyle.

51. Half Up With Romantic Waves

wedding hair ideas, flowers in hair

photography: Meaghan Brianne Photo | hair stylist: Hair by Kayti | via The Prettiest Wedding Hairstyles with Flowers

Add a little oompf to the classic half up, half down wedding hairstyle by creating a twisted bun at the crown.

52. Trendy Half Up Half Down

bridal hair ideas, pearl bar, pearl barrette

photo: Amber Fillerup Clark of Barefoot Blonde | via Bows, Barrettes, Bars, Oh My! All the Popular Hair Trends for Fall Bridal Hairstyles

Bring on the bridal barrettes and style your half up bridal hairstyle with a modern touch!

53. Half Up and Braided Down

braided boho hair

photography: Olivia Markle Photography | hair stylist: La Belle Boutique & Beauty Lounge | via Rad Magenta Maids at this Colorful Boho Wedding in Cedar Rapids

Can’t decide if you want your hair up or down, braided or loose? Try this braided back + half up hairstyle for the best of both worlds!

We can’t possibly choose a favorite wedding hairstyle from the list above, can you?? See more bridal beauty inspiration on the site here!