Unfussy yet elegant, this retro-inspired wedding hairstyle is a must-try for brides with a romantic side. Here, a six-part guide to recreating the look.

Now that your style is set, it should last throughout your big day—so keep those mid-reception hairspray touch-ups to a minimum. (Too much product and your look shifts from romantic and tousled to stiff and shellacked.) Pair it with makeup that's equally girly and light. Think: Tinted moisturizer; crème-formula blush and lipstick in varying shades of soft pink; a dusting of light brown eyeshadow and a few coats of mascara.

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