33 Ways to Wear Your Hair Down for Your Wedding
For every bride who dreams of a dramatic updo for her big day, there’s another who decides to let loose and wear her hair down. These women each found a unique and stylish way to make the most of their locks—whether topped with a veil or flower crown, worn half up half down, or simply sweeping over their shoulders au naturel.
Model Renee Puente wore her sun-kissed tresses in a wavy, side-swept style—crowned only with a simple wreath of bay leaves and ocean spray roses—for her Hawaii destination wedding to actor Matthew Morrison.
For her “formal rustic” wedding to actor Donald Faison, both CaCee and maid of honor Jessica Simpson opted for classic golden ringlets styled by Roque.
After holding a traditional Indian wedding (for which she put her hair up), Sejal switched to a Claire Pettibone gown and had hairdresser Max Sanchez of White Salon and Spa style her long locks into loose curls.
Model Chrissy Teigen wed singer John Legend in a white Vera Wang gown with upswept hair, then changed to this bright-red number (also by Wang) and a long, flowing hairstyle by Juan Carlos Maciques of See Management for Rita Hazan Salon to hit the dance floor.
A Riviera Maya beach wedding was the perfect setting for Olivia’s simple Grecian-style 3.1 Phillip Lim gown and relaxed, softly pulled-back hairstyle.
In keeping with her wedding’s modern gourmet style, this bride—a judge on “Top Chef”—crowned her elegantly simple Carolina Herrera gown with the veil from her mother’s nuptials and a sleek, nearly straight ’do by Jessie Riley and Jeff Chastain of Jeff Chastain Parlor.
For a romantic, rustic event at a California ranch, Tara went wood-nymph chic with simple buds wound through gentle ringlets.
To complete Maureen’s fairy-tale look, hairstylist Kate Hanley designed a cascading fishtail braid for her woodland Berkshires wedding.
Corbin married fellow photographer Thatcher in a voluminous Vera Wang gown that reflected their 19th-century Irish venue, and topped it with equally luxuriant hairstyle by Ashley Brook Perryman.
Glowing bride Justina topped her abundant curls with a floral headpiece of balsa wood flowers, acacia, leucadendron, waxflower, and seeded eucalyptus, adorned with a small faux bird.
To reflect her wedding’s nautical theme, this Connecticut bride let her sea-swept blonde hair flow free (styled by Michelle Leone from Fredric & Company), and adorned it with a simple floral pin.
When Sandy’s husband-to-be surprised her by proposing and wedding her on the same day, her daughters styled her shoulder-length blonde locks into soft, natural waves.
In the Hindu part of her wedding, Tina chose a simple, nearly straight ’do to contrast with her colorful lehenga by Marish Malhotra, a favorite designer among the Bollywood set.
For a colorful and casual backyard wedding, natural tresses were the perfect touch.
Amanda and Johnnie
Both brides at this Washington wedding sported similar natural waves, styled by Laura Anderson of Stylus Salon, over a Hugo Boss dress (left) and a Monique Lhuillier gown (right).