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Braids are one of the MVPs in wedding hairstyles. After all, they're romantic without even trying and can be styled in so many different ways. If you're looking for fresh ways to upgrade a braided hairstyle, take a cue or two from Tatiana Irving, owner of Braid Studio Santa Monica & Westwood, and Katelyn Webb, owner of Katelyn Webb Beauty. Here, 10 braided wedding hairstyles to inspire your own bridal beauty look.
Mermaid Fishtail Braid
Calling all brides with long, luscious hair! "This romantic messy side fishtail with a flower weave and band is a gorgeous and popular bridal hairstyle that will complement any contemporary dress," Irving says. Finish the bohemian look by pulling out a few strands of hair to frame your face.
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Modern Braided Crown
Webb's braided crown is right on trend for modern weddings. Adding a flower in your braided bun is a super easy way to incorporate your flowers or color palette into your look.
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Regal Braided Updo
Looking for a braided style that's not too casual? This hairdo takes braids to whole other level. Webb used multiple braids to create a regal look that's perfect for a formal wedding.
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Classic Fishtail Braid
A fishtail braid with a delicate flower intertwined is just as beautiful as it is fuss-free. "A stylish vintage lace dress completes this modest but sweet look," explains Irving.
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Romantic Braided Low Bun
If you want a romantic but subtle look, opt for a braided updo that sits at the nape of your neck. Webb weaves in a few flower stems into the braid for a softer look.
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Messy Side Bun and Braid
For a new spin on the classic bun, move your bun to the side of your neck and adorn it with a loose French braid. Irving adds a small pearl hairpin where the braid and bun meet.
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This unique braided style is the twist on a chignon you didn't know you needed. Webb combines a chignon with a fishtail braid to make a super sophisticated bun that's not too stiff.
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Dutch Braided Crown
This double-braided crown is made for flowerchild brides. "Everything about this hairstyle from the double row Dutch braids to the wispy flyaway hair and colorful flowers will make the bride unique and romantic," explains Irving.
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Braided Barrette Updo
This intricate updo will draw all eyes on you as you walk down the aisle. For some extra glamour, Webb adds sparkly barrettes to the side of this braided 'do.
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Brides who are planning a romantic wedding will adore the loose and effortless braids in this updo. "One tip is to leave wavy strands on both sides of your face for a sexier, sophisticated look," Irving recommends.