What's a wedding if not romantic? And what's a more fitting finishing touch than one of our favorite romantic wedding hairstyles?
From your vows to that newlywed kiss to the first dance, rest assured that there'll be no shortage of romantic moments on your big day. So why stop there? Brides often incorporate romantic elements into everything from the wedding decor to their bridal gowns and, yes, even their lovely locks. And if you consider yourself amongst these passionate brides, you're in luck! We've rounded up a collection of romantic wedding hairstyles just for you.
Whether it's tousled, touch-me waves, a swoon-worthy updo, or dainty floral embellishments, the options for romantic wedding hairstyles are virtually endless. Want to show off your shoulders? Rock a romantic style with your strapless wedding dress by opting for a messy updo with face-framing tendrils. (Thank you Meghan Markle for the wedding hair inspiration!) Throwing a boho bash? Tuck bits of floral and foliage into your lush curls for some seriously romantic vibes. With a ton of ways to incorporate some romantic elements into a wedding hairstyle, there's a 'do out there for every personal style, wedding theme, and gorgeous wedding dress.
While there aren't necessarily any hard-and-fast rules when it comes to romantic wedding hairstyles, there are a couple of things to keep in mind while styling your tresses. For an undeniably romantic hairstyle, brides should aim to keep things soft and relaxed (think loose curls and texturized, wispy updos) and feel free to accessorize with delicate bits of sparkle or ethereal blooms.
Need some inspiration? Scroll down to see the most romantic wedding hairstyles below.
A gauzy ribbon and a pretty posy make for a romantic combination.
With some tendrils held back with a jeweled hairpiece, this bride's wind-swept locks are the epitome of relaxed romance.
This bride's no-fuss ponytail and red flower crown looked right at home at her Spanish countryside wedding.
When model Shanina Shaik wed Gregory “DJ Ruckus” Andrews in the Bahamas, she chose a chignon with loose tendrils for her romantic wedding hairstyle.
This bride's soft, glossy waves are positively flawless.
Thanks to a certain duchess, undone messy buns are trending amongst brides everywhere.
Headbands are an unexpected, surprisingly chic accessory to add to a romantic bridal bun.
How romantic is the baby's breath trailing throughout this bride's down 'do?
Dotting a classic chignon with dainty pink roses is an easy way to up the romance in your look.
For her romantic ranch nuptials, bride Samantha opted for a chic low ponytail tied with a pink velvet ribbon.
New York-based accessories designer Arden Wohl wore her glossy long locks in a simple, partially pulled-back hairstyle.
This bride went for a romantic wedding hairstyle that was effortlessly feminine, thanks to soft strands framing her face and a sparkly hairpiece.
Searching for a romantic wedding hairstyle that's out of your face? Try a twisted ponytail like this bride. You can even accessorize it with some sparkly hairpins.
Nothing beats a classic: This half-up, half-down 'do is a surefire style.
"My headdress was made with more than 800 natural tiny pearls intertwined to make the whole tiara," bride Jimena said of her romantic hair accessory.
Use a big-barrel curling iron to create romantic soft curls like this bride. Then, add a smattering of blooms.
This pair of intricate updos couldn't possibly be any prettier.
This relaxed updo is accented with pretty posies for an added romantic vibe.
Bride Julia looked to iconic brides like Grace Kelly and Kate Middleton when choosing her bridal look. We think they would definitely approve of her romantic wedding hairstyle!
Sometimes, you just have to keep things simple. Case in point: This bride's romantic wedding hairstyle that consists of just her gorgeous, voluminous curls and a center part.
This beautiful bride's glossy low bun is proof that a romantic wedding hairstyle can be perfectly polished.
Another way to romantically style a ponytail is with a few fresh flowers.
Voluminous curls and a crystal hairpiece are glamorous additions to a romantic wedding hairstyle.
A romantic bride can still be a princess bride! This lovely lady accented her face-framing tendrils with a regal crown.
Bride Gilda topped her chignon with a wreath of fabric rosebuds that echoed the white roses in her bouquet.
Weave a braid into an otherwise down 'do for a romantic touch.
When Breana McDow wed Matthew Helders of the Arctic Monkeys, she piped her undone updo with a few sprigs of fern and greenery.
Two single rose blooms accented this bride's gorgeous natural curls.
This bride weaved a bit of greenery into her effortlessly wavy locks.
We're head-over-heels for Haniya's soft, shiny curls and chic center part.
A delicate, modern tiara and a few wispy face-framing pieces soften this princess style.
Sharrah paired her beaded blush dress with lush and loose half-up curls.
This London bride's wild waves and crown of rose buds and olive leaves melds the romantic with a touch of boho.
How perfectly imperfect is this bride's messy updo?!
For her vintage-inspired Wisconsin nuptials, Megan accessorized her wavy brown tresses with a delicate gold-chain hairpiece.
Actress Carlson Young of MTV's Scream dotted her fishtail braid with tiny white buds for an ethereal touch.
Carissa was all about the relaxed romance with her braided updo.
This bride topped off her tresses with a pair of chic golden hairpins.
This Miami bride twisted her locks away from her face for a half-up, half-down look that was totally effortless.
Don both a traditional veil and flower crown like this beautiful bride for double the romance.
This New Zealand bride's twisted updo allowed her to showcase the luxurious lace of her wedding dress.
Tousled, touch-me waves completed this bride's romantic wedding-day look.
With her blond tresses swirled into a chignon, this bride's romantic hairstyle was formal enough for her black-tie ballroom wedding.
Romantically rolled-up locks were the perfect finishing touch to this bride's wedding-day look.
For a boho touch, this bride completed her curly, casual updo with bits of foliage and florals.
Sherita's windblown waves make her stylish lob totally fitting for her backyard ceremony.
When it was one of our fave wedding photographers' turn to walk down the aisle, Jen Huang rocked a soft and romantic low updo.
This bride's loosely-woven locks make for an über-relaxed, naturally-pretty style.
Erika added a draping hairpiece from Twigs & Honey to her undone curls.
We're simply swooning over this bride's wrapped low bun, complete with face-framing locks and a glided floral hairpiece.
An entire bundle of blooms was weaved into this bride's silky strands. How stunning!