56 Romantic Hairstyles to Wear on Your Wedding Day

Bride with floral braid

Kaylee Chelsea Photography

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 decor 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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Effortless Sophistication

A bride smiling on her wedding day

Courtesy of Getty Images

To add a subtly effortless touch to a sleek and sophisticated updo, leave a few face-framing pieces of hair cascading down for a lovely bridal look. What's more romantic than that?

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Ribbon Romance

Bridal hair

Tom Leung Photography

A gauzy ribbon and a pretty posy make for a romantic combination. You can really play around with different hues and fabrics to create a look that aligns with your own bridal style.

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A Low Chignon

Newlyweds

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. Elegant yet understated, you can't go wrong with a timeless look like this.

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A Full Ponytail

Bride with ponytail getting veil put on

Robin Harper; Event Planning by Tara Cathcart of TMC PR; Hair by Matilde Campos

Ponytails can be oh so flirty and super 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.

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A Messy Alternative

Bridal hair with flower crown

Volvoreta

Undone messy buns are trending among brides everywhere—and we're certainly not complaining. This tousled style exudes effortless elegance in the most breathtaking way.

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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. Pair it with a simple (but sparkly) earring, and you're ready for that walk down the aisle.

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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. Both feminine and unexpected, this is a pretty look we're obsessed with.

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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. Giving you the best of both worlds, this look allows a bride to achieve the romance of soft waves while also keeping her hair tucked away.

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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 the face-framing soft strands and a sparkly hairpiece, her beautiful face instantly became the focal point.

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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. You'll never question an elegant look like this.

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On the Low

Bridal portrait

KT Merry Photography 

Let your accessories take center stage with a sleek updo like this one. This beautiful bride's glossy low bun is proof that a romantic wedding hairstyle can be perfectly polished.

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A Regal Finish

Bridal hair

Juanlu Real 

Bride Jimena let her tousled locks cascade down onto her shoulders and paired it with an incredible headpiece. "My headdress was made with more than 800 natural tiny pearls intertwined to make the whole tiara," she said of her romantic hair accessory.

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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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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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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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Glam Factor

Vow exchange

Lauren Alexandra 

Voluminous curls and a crystal hairpiece are glamorous additions to a romantic wedding hairstyle. A look like this is both striking and memorable.

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Woven Wonder

Newlyweds with dog

Clayton Austin

Weave a braid into an otherwise down 'do for a romantic touch. With proof that it keeps your face free of any flyaways, it's ideal for any smooching you may be doing throughout the day!

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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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Shine On

Newlyweds

Gianny Campos 

We're head over heels for Haniya's soft, shiny curls and chic center part. She kept it polished and clean with a hint of drama by adding statement pearl earrings.

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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. This look complements the outdoor nuptial space beyond perfectly.

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A Rosy Disposition

Newlyweds

Two Twenty by Chi Chi 

Two single rose blooms accented this bride's gorgeous natural coils. The substantial size of these blooms adds the most dramatically romantic touch.

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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. Adding contrast and dimension, this is a combo we can't get enough of.

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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. This updo is lovely for the bride seeking ultra-feminine features and delicate details.

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Bring on the Bounce

Bride showing off veil and gown

Chi-Chi Ari; Event Planning by Tiffany Rivera of Simply Breathe Events; Hair by Hair by Fran 

Anita's strong, blunt lob was softened up with brushed-out finger waves through the midsection that added considerable bounce. How fun and flirty is that?!

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A Bevy of Curls

Bride

Suzi Jacobs 

Sharrah paired her beaded blush dress with lush and loose half-up curls. The voluminous body of her hair instantly elevates this effortlessly dramatic look.

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A Braided 'Do

Bride and groom dancing at wedding

KLC 

Carissa was all about the relaxed romance with her braided updo. Her beaming smile is an accurate representation of how we feel about this gorgeous bridal style.

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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. We picture this free-flowing look in a garden ceremony or for mountain-top nuptials.

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A Gilded Touch

Bridal portrait

Greg Finck

This bride topped off her tresses with a pair of chic golden hairpins. This reminds us why we love the asymmetrical placement of a pretty hairpiece.

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Touchable Tendrils

Bridal portrait

Becca Lea Photography 

Tousled, touch-me waves completed this bride's romantic wedding-day look. Uncomplicated and soft, this style screams romance.

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Face-Forward

Vow exchange

A Heart String 

You can never go wrong with a classic half-up, half-down look. This Miami bride twisted her locks away from her face for a look that was totally effortless.

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A Fishtail Flourish

Fishtail braid with flowers

Kaylee Chelsea Photography; Event Planning by Novelty Events; Hair by Tiara Evans & Janet Miranda 

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.

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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. Simple and effortless, this style is just as low maintenance as it is stunning.

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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. She looks edgy, chic, and super romantic at once.

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A Bridal Bun

Newlyweds

Mariel Hannah Photography

We're simply swooning over this bride's wrapped low bun, complete with face-framing locks and a gilded floral hairpiece. Seriously, what's not to love?

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Elegant Waves

Newlyweds

Cassandra Castaneda; Event Planning by Sarah-Allen Preston Designs

Romantically rolled locks were the perfect finishing touch to this bride's wedding-day look. Keeping her stunning face as the focal point, the tucked front pieces of hair keep it clean and chic.

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A Tender Display

Bridal portrait with beaded cape

Stephania Campos; Event Planning by Daryl Wilson of D Concierge Events; Hair by Nikki Garcia; Makeup by Stacy Kent

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.

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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. Plus, the embellished hairpiece adds just the right amount of irresistible shimmer.

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Subtle Waves

Bride kissing bride on the forehead

Luna de Mar; Event Planning by Gold Leaf Event Design; Hair & Makeup by Gambuti Robsin Hair & Makeup

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.

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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. This ultra-organic look is beyond dreamy for any outdoor nuptials.

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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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A Dreamy Bun

Bride in lace robe looking out window

David Salim; Event Planning by Design Anarchy Studio; Hair & Makeup by Lala Barbie &  Marcela Bantea 

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.

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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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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 bloom peeking out of the top for her dreamy French Riviera wedding. We love how her hair's highlights add dimension and texture to this pretty updo.

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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? This stunning style is ideal for brides with thick, luscious locks.

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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 this bride's beachside nuptials in Tulum, Mexico. And how stunning are those statement earrings finishing off the look?

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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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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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Deliberate Details

Bride with pearl-embellished straps

Abby Jiu; Event Planning by Strawberry Milk Events; Hair by Stephanie Harris 

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.

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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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A Perfectly Imperfect Chignon

Newlyweds

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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Tousled Waves

Couple dancing on their wedding day

Courtesy of Getty Images

Romantic and effortless, some tousled waves are an easy choice. Sweep back a section of your hair with some flowers or greenery for an organic touch.

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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. She then tucked a bouquet of freshly foraged, pastel flowers into the base.

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Bohemian Elegance

Bride holding bouquet by a window

Molly Peach; Hair by Leah Wilson

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.

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A Curly Chignon

Newlyweds

Lauren Baker

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.

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