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.
A gauzy ribbon and a pretty posy make for a romantic combination.
A Full Ponytail
Ponytails can be oh-so flirty and romantic. Gathered at the base of the head, Christina's pony erupts in a full show of curls without detracting from her intricate lace dress.
A Low Chignon
When model Shanina Shaik wed Gregory “DJ Ruckus” Andrews in the Bahamas, she chose a chignon with loose tendrils for her romantic wedding hairstyle.
A Sporty Vibe
This bride's no-fuss ponytail and red flower crown looked right at home at her Spanish countryside wedding.
A Messy Alternative
Thanks to a certain duchess, undone messy buns are trending amongst brides everywhere.
A Trail of Blooms
How romantic is the baby's breath trailing throughout this bride's down 'do?
A Floral Tuck
Dotting a classic chignon with dainty pink roses is an easy way to up the romance in your look.
A Feminine Tie
For her romantic ranch nuptials, bride Samantha opted for a chic low ponytail tied with a pink velvet ribbon.
A Delicate Gather
New York-based accessories designer Arden Wohl wore her glossy long locks in a simple, partially pulled-back hairstyle.
A Little Glitz
This bride went for a romantic wedding hairstyle that was effortlessly feminine, thanks to soft strands framing her face and a sparkly hairpiece.
A Classic Case
Nothing beats a classic: This half-up, half-down 'do is a surefire style.
A Regal Finish
"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.
A Twisted Take
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.
Keep It Soft
Use a big-barrel curling iron to create romantic soft curls like this bride. Then, add a smattering of blooms.
A Perfect Pair
This pair of intricate updos couldn't possibly be any prettier.
Pick a Posy
This relaxed updo is accented with pretty posies for an added romantic vibe.
Stick to the Basics
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.
On the Low
This beautiful bride's glossy low bun is proof that a romantic wedding hairstyle can be perfectly polished.
A Budding Hairdo
Bride Gilda topped her chignon with a wreath of fabric rosebuds that echoed the white roses in her bouquet.
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.
Weave a braid into an otherwise down 'do for a romantic touch.
A Halo of Greenery
When Breana McDow wed Matthew Helders of the Arctic Monkeys, she piped her undone updo with a few sprigs of fern and greenery.
A Rosy Disposition
Two single rose blooms accented this bride's gorgeous natural coils.
We're head over heels for Haniya's soft, shiny curls and chic center part.
This bride weaved a bit of greenery into her effortlessly wavy locks.
Bring on the Bounce
Anita's strong, blunt lob was softened up with brushed-out finger waves through the midsection that added considerable bounce.
A delicate, modern tiara and a few wispy face-framing pieces soften this princess style.
A Bevy of Curls
Sharrah paired her beaded blush dress with lush and loose half-up curls.
A Braided 'Do
Carissa was all about the relaxed romance with her braided updo.
An Organic Crown
This London bride's wild waves and crown of rosebuds and olive leaves melds the romantic with a touch of boho.
A Gilded Touch
This bride topped off her tresses with a pair of chic golden hairpins.
Mess It Up
How perfectly imperfect is this bride's messy updo?
This Miami bride twisted her locks away from her face for a half-up, half-down look that was totally effortless.
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.
A Fishtail Flourish
Jenneh's playful fishtail braid takes on a romantic twist with the addition of a swag of eucalyptus, pale roses, succulents, and greenery that matched her bouquet. The floral piece molds to the side of her head as wispy tendrils fall around her face.
Tousled, touch-me waves completed this bride's romantic wedding-day look.
A Lovely Lob
Sherita's windblown waves make her stylish lob totally fitting for her backyard ceremony.
An Ample Updo
When one of our fave wedding photographers, Jen Huang, walked down the aisle, she rocked a soft and romantic low updo.
Short and Sweet
Kelly's flirty bob was nuptial perfection with a side part and tons of volume at the crown. Playful curls added levity to the sophisticated style.
A Tender Display
Lillian's ethereal look included a combed-back 'do that let her gorgeous face be the shining star. The hair flowed into gentle waves that played up the softness of the style.
Barely-there waves flow beautifully about My Yen's face accentuating her bridal glow. Two ivory rosettes secure a few tucked-back pieces in place.
A Chic Hairpiece
Erika added a draping hairpiece from Twigs & Honey to her undone curls.
A Bridal Bun
We're simply swooning over this bride's wrapped low bun, complete with face-framing locks and a gilded floral hairpiece.
A Floral Fantasy
An entire bundle of blooms was weaved into this bride's silky strands. How stunning!
Romantically rolled locks, with the front pieces tucked underneath, were the perfect finishing touch to this bride's wedding-day look.
A Fairytale Look
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.
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.
A Beaded Braid
Allie's whimsical loose braid was dotted with beaded pins that resemble tiny floral buds for her vineyard wedding.
A Dreamy Bun
Felicia's Lake Como nuptials were just as dreamy as the hairstyle she chose to wear. Her glossed-out bun was accented with a floral headpiece that hugged the style just above the veil.
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.
Simplicity Is Key
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.
A Touch of Gold
Heather donned an intricately woven chignon with a tiny gold bloom peeking out of the top for her dreamy French Riviera wedding.
A Bridal Blowout
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.
Flirty Finger Waves
Who wouldn't want to run their fingers through this waterfall of finger-wave curls?
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.
A Beachy Bun
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?
A Vintage Vibe
Large barrel curls twisting away from the face are an oh-so romantic touch to this bride's vintage style.
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.
True romance lies in a center part and gentle waves. But that ethereal Marchesa Notte dress doesn't hurt either.
A Perfectly Imperfect Chignon
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.
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.
A loose gathering can create a captivatingly undone look that's far more deliberate than messy. Candiace's wedding hairstyle allowed for locks of curls to flow freely in the front while the longer lengths were tucked away in the back.
A Blooming Pony
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.
A Curly Chignon
Adeline's traditional gather wasn't lacking in texture thanks to her natural curls. The spirals provided the perfect anchor for those stunning Jennifer Behr barrettes.
Chloe's woven chignon sat low at the back of her head, just grazing the nape of her neck. A dainty floral topper was added for a hint of sparkle as delicate waves framed her lovely features for a look befitting the elegant and boho Tennessee wedding.