There’s nothing a Brides editor loves more than fawning over photos from real weddings. Each and every week, we bring you five inspiring real wedding stories, all packed with jaw-dropping details and some of the most stunning snapshots we’ve ever seen of totally-in-love brides and grooms. And while we’re constantly obsessing over the unique decor and out-of-the-box venues, it’s always the bride who catches our eye. Nothing takes our breath away quite like a real bride. And who better to look to for some bridal style inspiration, especially when it comes to the ultimate finishing touch—your wedding hairstyle.
While celebrities strutting down the red carpet and hours spent scrolling through Instagram might be your go-to sources for hairstyle inspo, real weddings are actually the perfect place to start finding snapshots (and then sending them to your ‘maids for BFF approval, of course!) of bridal hairdos.
From pretty ponytails to the classic half-up, half-down style, these are the prettiest hairstyles real brides rocked for their “I dos.” And because they’re all straight from the pages of our Real Weddings section, you know these gorgeous gals pulled off their wedding-worthy looks IRL. That’s without the help of a celebrity’s glam squad!
Some of these wedded ladies wore their lush locks down in romantic, soft curls spilling over their shoulders. Others swept their hair up in chic and clean chignons for a totally timeless formal vibe. A few even incorporated unexpected hair accessories to elevate their big-day ‘do. So no matter your wedding style or whether your hair is curly or straight, long or short, you’re bound to be inspired by these ladies’ locks.
We’ve combed through (pun intended!) hundreds of real weddings and pulled the prettiest wedding hairstyles our gorgeous brides have worn down the aisle. See our favorites below and then save your faves and bring ’em along to your hair trial.
We’ll save you the Pinterest search. Your bridal hairstyle has officially been found!