67 Romantic Hairstyles to Wear on Your Wedding Day

Floral chignon

Mackensey Alexander 

From your vows to the first dance, there will be no shortage of romantic moments on your big day. Brides often incorporate romantic elements into everything from the wedding décor to their gowns and, yes, even their lovely locks. Because what's a wedding if not romantic?

Whether it's tousled, touch-me waves, a swoon-worthy updo, or dainty floral embellishments, a romantic wedding hairstyle can be created in seemingly endless ways. 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. 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.

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 our picks for the most romantic wedding hairstyles.

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Ribbon Romance

Bridal hair

Tom Leung Photography

A gauzy ribbon and a pretty posy make for a romantic combination.

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An Embellished 'Do

Ring exchange

Braedon Flynn

With some tendrils held back with a jeweled hairpiece, this bride's wind-swept locks are the epitome of relaxed romance.

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A Sporty Vibe


Sara Lobla 

This bride's no-fuss ponytail and red flower crown looked right at home at her Spanish countryside wedding.

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Glossy Waves

Bridal portrait

Giuseppe Marano 

This bride's soft, glossy waves are positively flawless.

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A Low Chignon


Sara Lobla

When model Shanina Shaik wed Gregory “DJ Ruckus” Andrews in the Bahamas, she chose a chignon with loose tendrils for her romantic wedding hairstyle.

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A Messy Alternative

Bridal hair with flower crown


Thanks to a certain duchess, undone messy buns are trending amongst brides everywhere.

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A Trail of Blooms

Bridal hair

Brittany Sidwell

How romantic is the baby's breath trailing throughout this bride's down 'do?

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Add a Headband



Headbands are an unexpected, surprisingly chic accessory to add to a romantic bridal bun.

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A Floral Tuck

Bride and bridesmaids

Kerry Jeanne Photography 

Dotting a classic chignon with dainty pink roses is an easy way to up the romance in your look.

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A Feminine Tie

Bridal hair

Red Aspen Photography 

For her romantic ranch nuptials, bride Samantha opted for a chic low ponytail tied with a pink velvet ribbon.

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A Delicate Gather

Bridal portrait

BFA for BFA Weddings 

New York-based accessories designer Arden Wohl wore her glossy long locks in a simple, partially pulled-back hairstyle.

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A Little Glitz

Bridal portrait

Treebird Photography

This bride went for a romantic wedding hairstyle that was effortlessly feminine, thanks to soft strands framing her face and a sparkly hairpiece.

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A Twisted Take

Bridal hair

Cynthia Chung

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.

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A Classic Case

Bridal portrait

Ryon Lockhart Photography

Nothing beats a classic: This half-up, half-down 'do is a surefire style.

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A Regal Finish

Bridal hair

Juanlu Real 

"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.

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Keep It Soft

Bridal portrait

Carmen Santorelli Photography

Use a big-barrel curling iron to create romantic soft curls like this bride. Then, add a smattering of blooms.

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A Perfect Pair

Bridesmaids in window

Imogen Xiana

This pair of intricate updos couldn't possibly be any prettier.

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Pick a Posy

Bridal portrait

Erich Mcvey

This relaxed updo is accented with pretty posies for an added romantic vibe.

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Newlyweds exit

Rachel May Photography 

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.

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Stick to the Basics

Newlyweds Kissing

A Heart String

Sometimes, you just have to keep things simple. Case in point: This bride's romantic wedding hairstyle that consists of just her gorgeous, voluminous spirals and a center part.

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On the Low

Bridal portrait

KT Merry Photography 

This beautiful bride's glossy low bun is proof that a romantic wedding hairstyle can be perfectly polished.

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Keep Things Fresh


Wendy Laurel Photography 

Another way to romantically style a ponytail is with a few fresh flowers.

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A Budding Hairdo

Bridal hair

Bottega 53 

Bride Gilda topped her chignon with a wreath of fabric rosebuds that echoed the white roses in her bouquet.

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Glam Factor

Vow exchange

Lauren Alexandra 

Voluminous curls and a crystal hairpiece are glamorous additions to a romantic wedding hairstyle.

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Crowning Glory

Bridal portrait

Cinzia Bruschini

A romantic bride can still be a princess bride. This lovely lady accented her face-framing tendrils with a regal crown.

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Woven Wonder

Newlyweds with dog

Clayton Austin

Weave a braid into an otherwise down 'do for a romantic touch.

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A Halo of Greenery

Vow exchange

Cinzia Bruschini 

When Breana McDow wed Matthew Helders of the Arctic Monkeys, she piped her undone updo with a few sprigs of fern and greenery.

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A Rosy Disposition


Two Twenty by Chi Chi 

Two single rose blooms accented this bride's gorgeous natural coils.

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Shine On


Gianny Campos 

We're head over heels for Haniya's soft, shiny curls and chic center part.

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Green Goddess

Bridal portrait

Peyton Rainey Photography and Chelsea Denise

This bride weaved a bit of greenery into her effortlessly wavy locks.

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Dainty Details

Bride putting on shoes

Sally Pinera

A delicate, modern tiara and a few wispy face-framing pieces soften this princess style.

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A Bevy of Curls


Suzi Jacobs 

Sharrah paired her beaded blush dress with lush and loose half-up curls.

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An Organic Crown

Bridal floral crown

Emilie White 

This London bride's wild waves and crown of rosebuds and olive leaves melds the romantic with a touch of boho.

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Mess It Up

Messy bun

Austin Gros

How perfectly imperfect is this bride's messy updo?

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Go Grecian

Bridal portrait

Kate Weinstein Photo

For her vintage-inspired Wisconsin nuptials, Megan accessorized her wavy brown tresses with a delicate gold-chain hairpiece.

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Pretty Plaits

Bridal fishtail

Kristen Kilpatrick 

Actress Carlson Young of MTV's Scream dotted her fishtail braid with tiny white buds for an ethereal touch.

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A Braided 'Do

Bride and groom dancing at wedding


Carissa was all about the relaxed romance with her braided updo.

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A Gilded Touch

Bridal portrait

Greg Finck

This bride topped off her tresses with a pair of chic golden hairpins.

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Face Forward

Vow exchange

A Heart String 

This Miami bride twisted her locks away from her face for a half-up, half-down look that was totally effortless.

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Adequately Accessorize

Bridal hair

Jamie English 

Don both a traditional veil and flower crown like this beautiful bride for double the romance.

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Showcase the Dress

Bridal portrait

Jordan Voth

This New Zealand bride's twisted updo allowed her to showcase the luxurious lace of her wedding dress.

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Touchable Tendrils

Bridal portrait

Becca Lea Photography 

Tousled, touch-me waves completed this bride's romantic wedding-day look.

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A Formal Swirl

Bridal hair

Elisa Bricker Photography 

With her blonde tresses swirled into a chignon, this bride's romantic hairstyle was formal enough for her black-tie ballroom wedding.

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An Ethereal Style

Bridal hair

Studio Elle Photography 

For a boho touch, this bride completed her curly, casual updo with bits of foliage and florals.

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A Lovely Lob

Newlyweds dancing

Kelly Anne Berry

Sherita's windblown waves make her stylish lob totally fitting for her backyard ceremony.

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An Ample Updo

Newlyweds on motorcycle

Jose Villa 

When one of our fave wedding photographers, Jen Huang, walked down the aisle, she rocked a soft and romantic low updo.

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An Interlaced Ponytail

Bridal hair

Sally Pinera

This bride's loosely woven locks make for an uber-relaxed, naturally pretty style.

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A Chic Hairpiece

Bridal portrait

The Goodness 

Erika added a draping hairpiece from Twigs & Honey to her undone curls.

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A Bridal Bun


Mariel Hannah Photography

We're simply swooning over this bride's wrapped low bun, complete with face-framing locks and a gilded floral hairpiece.

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A Floral Fantasy

Bridal hair with flowers

Mackensey Alexander

An entire bundle of blooms was weaved into this bride's silky strands. How stunning!

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Elegant Waves


Cassandra Castaneda; Event Planning by Sarah-Allen Preston Designs

Romantically rolled locks, with the front pieces tucked underneath, were the perfect finishing touch to this bride's wedding-day look.

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A Fairytale Look


Mike Larson; Event Planning by Bash Please; Hair by Katie Nash Beauty; Florals by Marigold

Sarah gathered some of her relaxed curls into a half-up, half-down style and tucked a few dusty-hued blossoms into the mix. A perfect complement to her autumnal vineyard wedding.

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Raked-Back Curls

Bride getting ready

Rebecca Yale; Hair by Trine Juel 

Claire embraced her naturally curly texture by simply finger-combing it back and securing it into a loose chignon. Her hair's natural shape adds so much volume and dimension at the crown but still maintains an effortless simplicity.

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A Beaded Braid

Bridal hair

O'Malley Photographers; Event Planning by Valley and Co.; Hair by Misbehaven Spa & Salon

Allie's whimsical loose braid was dotted with beaded pins that resemble tiny floral buds for her vineyard wedding.

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Tousled Texture

Bridal portrait

Rachel Havel; Hair & Makeup by Kyrsten Bryant


Ashley's perfectly disheveled, undone waves are relaxed in the sexiest way possible. She looked every bit the romantic bride for her mountainside Colorado nuptials.

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Simplicity Is Key

Bridal portrait

Henry + Mac; Event Planning by Unique Weddings by Alexis; Hair by Kacie Corbelle

Sometimes a single blossom is all you really need. Bride Nicole accented her loose, voluminous waves with a single white flower that blended magnificently with her modern, architectural gown.

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A Touch of Gold

Bridal portrait

Nancy Ebert; Event Planning by Estelle Kouma; Hair by Makeup Riviera  

Heather donned an intricately woven chignon with a tiny gold boom peaking out of the top for her dreamy French Riviera wedding.

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A Bridal Blowout

Bridal portrait

Roey Yohai; Event Planning by JZ Events; Hair by Hair by Halli

With a smooth, bouncy blowout that features gently sculpted waves and tons of volume, Sydney's bright blonde mane created all the spotlight she needed for her wedding in the Hamptons.

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Flirty Finger Waves

Bridal Portrait

Erich McVey; Event Planning by Paper Diamonds; Hair by Alexandul 

Who wouldn't want to run their fingers through this waterfall of finger-wave curls?

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Boho Braids

Bridal hair

Juan Trijillo; Event Planning by Organización de Una Boda; Hair by Oui Novias

Alicia's honey-colored tendrils were shaped into a bohemian take on a classic half-up, half-down style with fuss-free curls and thin braids both securing the look in place and sporadically peppered in throughout the loose ends. A magnificent headpiece completed the ensemble.

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A Beachy Bun

Bridal portrait

Katie Ruther; Event Planning by Destination Weddings Tulum; Hair by Dahena Buhaya 

This low, textured bun with wispy flyaways framing the face was the perfect complement to the bride's beachside nuptials in Tulum, Mexico. And how stunning are those statement earrings finishing off the look?

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A Vintage Vibe

Bridal portrait

Whitney Darling; Event Planning by RO & Co. Events; Hair by Dry Bar Del Mar 

Large barrel curls twisting away from the face are an oh-so romantic touch to this bride's vintage style.

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Captivating Curls

Bridal portrait

Rebecca Yale; Event Planning by Matthew Oliver Weddings; Hair by Ava Belle 

Monica's elegant half-up, half-down style is made all the more enchanting with thick sheaths of hair freely framing her beautiful features. She looked every bit the princess bride at her French château wedding.

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Center Stage

Bridal portrait

Kelly Brown; Hair by Sabrina Ranà 

True romance lies in a center part and gentle waves. But that ethereal Marchesa Notte dress doesn't hurt either.

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A Perfectly Imperfect Chignon


Katherine Ann Rose; Event Planning by Lynden Lane Co.; Hair by Simone

Tracy's rich, tousled tendrils were loosely pinned back into an easygoing, just-messy-enough chignon with tons of rogue wisps falling around her picture-perfect face.

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Au Naturel

Bridal hair

Rach Loves Troy; Event Planning by Tara Skinner Weddings & Events; Hair by Salon Aqua

This bride's natural curls were let loose to freely cascade about her shoulders in an unfussy style. The innocent and youthful appearance kept with the celebration's organic, whimsical theme.

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A Blooming Pony

Bridal hair

Kate Headley; Hair by The Village Parlor; Floral Design by Susan McLeary 

For her Detroit wedding, Diana gathered her ample spirals into a soft ponytail just at the nape of the neck and then tucked a bouquet of freshly foraged, pastel flowers into the base.

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