21 Wedding Updos That Go Way Beyond the Low Bun

Annie D'Souza


Low buns on blushing brides — gotta love ‘em. But there’s so much more out there to explore. We love (maybe even lurve) to experiment with various updos — and when it comes to the big day, we’re not messing around. Only the best for you, pals! Whether the vibe is classic or bohemian, beachy or Bardot, we’re combing through 21 of the most ravishing wedding hairstyles for brides-to-be.


1. Hydrangea Flower Crown: This lady’s shock of red hair doesn’t hurt her chances of winning a Florence Welch look-a-like contest. The knockout hydrangea-inspired crown is the perfect contrast. (via Gardens of Whimsy)


2. Elopement Elegance: That hair! That dress! (via Ryan Ray)

3. The New “I Love Lucy”: Lucy’s got some ‘splainin’ to do… i.e. the step-by-step instructions for making this hair on our hair. (via Refinery 29)

4. Big Ass Bouffant: Gosh, Lily Collins. Leave some attractiveness for the rest of us, would you? We love this teased coif and velvety ribbon combo. (via InStyle)


5. City Chic 1920s Style: Art Deco is in. We love this bride’s curly mop that would’ve been a knockout on Gatsby’s dance floor. (via Love My Dress)


6. DIY Twist: This hair tutorial was originally intended to be a stylish office look, but with those sparkly pins, it’s splendid enough to wear on the big day… and you can do it yourself! (via Refinery 29)


7. Messy Faux French Braid: Using a banana hair clip, this hairstyle is created to look a little like a braid and a lot amazing. (via Pictures of Hairstyles)


8. Loose Side Pony: Big volume and big bangs make this hairstyle one of our favorite takes on a ponytail. (via Wedding Chicks)


9. Braided Ribbon Crown: Tie your wedding colors (literally) into your hairstyle with this soft braided look. (via Wedding Chicks)

10. Messy 1960s Bun: So yeah, it’s Heidi Klum’s hair, which is hard to top… but anyone can pull off this effortless twist on a ’60s ‘do. (via Woman’s Day)

11. Retro Polished Perfection: The fierceness of this retro chignon-meets-victory-rolls style is undeniable. (via Once Wed)

12. Gold Greek Laurel Crown: Slightly more delicate than a typical Grecian laurelcrown, this side-swooping style is positively brilliant. (via Etsy)

13. Parisian Roll: This dreamy twisted ‘do is a lovely choice for long locks. (via Style Me Pretty)

14. Earrings a la Anna Kendrick: This might’ve started as a joke, but it backfired into a look worth copycatting. Ms. Anna Kendrick hooked her earrings into her updo and Instagram-ed it. Who needs expensive wedding combs when dangly earrings are pitch perfect? (via Anna Kendrick)

15. 1950s Glam: Just go home, everybody. This is the cutest bride ever. (via Style Me Pretty)

16. The Braided Updo: This bride based her wedding day look on one of Diana Agron’s red-carpet hairstyles. And now we need to track down her stylist and find out all the secrets. (via The Hair Blogger)

17. Sleek Low Bun: Alright-alright… we threw one low bun in here! JUST ONE, WE SWEAR. (via Brides)

18. Formal Pompadour: We are obsessed with this souped-up pompadour. (viaBlack Girl Long Hair)

19. Hair Bow: Tie them up in knots with this style that’s just girlish enough without being costume-y. (via Wed Society)

20. Hot Pink Floral Crown: These flowers look so good we wish there was a way to grow them right on our head always and forever. (via Posh by Kat)

21. Simple Top Bun: We love top buns, and this bun is flawless. It’s perfect to keep the hair outta your face on a hot summer day. (via Praise Wedding)w