Julianne Hough's romantic, rustic wedding day was chock-full of wedding inspiration. From her clean and classic Marchesa wedding dress to the reception fireworks show, the Dancing With the Stars pro and her hockey-player hubby certainly served up a Pinterest board's worth of big day details and inspo for fellow brides—and that includes Hough's wedding beauty looks. With the DWTS pro's flirty hairstyles and stunning makeup, we wouldn't be surprised if brides everywhere started to show this famous bride's wedding photos to their stylists to copycat the looks. And now, duplicating Hough's style just got even easier: Her hairstylist and makeup artist just spilled the details behind the star's bridal beauty looks. Time to break out the brushes and that curling iron!
Apparently, Hough didn't just change outfits throughout her wedding weekend. (Remember her sheer, sparkly reception dress?) She also switched up her bridal beauty looks a total of three times, according to People magazine. However, this bride had one unifying style in mind. "Jules has done so many amazing things with really strong looks on Dancing With the Stars…so she thought, 'I just want to be super fresh, radiant, clean, and minimal. I just want to feel and look beautiful and timeless,'" Spencer Barnes, Hough's makeup artist, exclusively told the entertainment mag. "Brooks also prefers her with little or no makeup, so he was delighted of course as well to see her just glowing and not so made up."
The same no-fuss, classic aesthetic also went for the star's ceremony hairstyle. "Her dress was very simple, so for her hair we wanted to do the same," noted Hough's hairstylist and BFF Riawna Capri. "She had this vision from the get-go of a high ballerina bun. She knew she wanted a center part, which put a little twist on the classic bun."
To get this wedding-ready look for yourself, Capri has some expert tips. "In order to get it to be so perfect, we actually did three ponytails," she explained. "The first was to make sure the center part was perfect. Second was to perfect the sides, and third, we grabbed everything underneath and then twisted all three together into the bun. That’s the best way to get a perfect pony."
The finishing touch? Hough's long (and we mean long!) veil. "Let me tell you, she wanted the veil on," said Capri. "Most brides, I’m like, 'No, let’s wait till you get in position for your first photo to put the veil on because it’s long and it’s heavy. Nope. She wanted to walk out the door with it on. That thing was dragging on the floor. She wore the veil the entire day. She was not irritated by it at all. It was a part of the hairstyle in my opinion."
On the big day, Hough kept her getting-ready group small, easing some of that pre-wedding stress. (Not a bad idea, TBH.) "Jules decided to do her glam first, before her bridesmaids," said Capri. "It was just me, her, Spencer [Barnes], Anita [Patrickson], Julianne's assistant Kristy, some of her bridal party, and then her and Brooks, whose hair I did too. It was so relaxing and so peaceful and quiet, which ended up being perfect because she was stress free and ready while all the girls were getting ready." Part of the squad was of course actress (and bridesmaid!) Nina Dobrev, who complemented her blush-pink bridesmaid dress with an equally soft makeup look.
Post-ceremony, it was time to change up Hough's hair and makeup. For the reception, Hough apparently had her heart set on rocking a bob and committing to a major chop right before the wedding—something most stylists would advise against. "Julianne’s original idea—this is not a joke—she really wanted to cut her hair short,” Capri shared with People. "We went back and forth for about a month about whether or not we’re gonna cut her hair right before the wedding. We really wanted it to do it after the ceremony, before the reception."
However, Hough's stylist found a solution that didn't include pulling out the scissors in the middle of the celeb's wedding day. "We both agreed upon doing a faux bob," explained Capri, a style done in just 10 minutes with bobby pins and curling irons. How cool is that?
Meanwhile, Hough's makeup artist added some intensity to her eyes post-ceremony. "I did add a little bit of sheen and luster to catch a little reflection in the nighttime hours, but we stayed with the same neutral palette," said Barnes. "It was just a little more defined, a little darker on the eyes. I used some metallic bronzes on the lid, a little bit of gold, and then added just a tad more eyeliner and smudged it at the lash line."
As the night wore on, Hough switched it up one last time with a free-flowing hairstyle. "I was taking out all the bobby pins of her faux bob and pulling her hair down," Capri shared of Hough's final look. "She was just free in her bodysuit with her long blonde hair down for the rest of the night."
"She knew she wanted her hair up, she knew she wanted the faux bob, and then she knew she wanted it down," Capri explained. "At the end of the night, she knew she wanted to be free and dance."
While three different hairstyles may sound like a lot of work, these looks are easy enough to pull off and a simple way to switch up your ceremony and reception looks—without shelling out the cash for a second wedding dress!