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Wedding hairstyles: how to do your own!

March 31, 2011

Have you guys seen Joanna‘s cute series on hair tutorials? We love them! Wouldn’t they be such a perfect way to style your own locks for the wedding? Seems like if you practice a few times before the big day, you’d be able to get it down and save a bit on your beauty budget.

But wedding hair isn’t complete with a little piece of decoration, preferably of the petal-y persuasion, right? We thought we’d show you a bunch of different flowers that would look pretty in your hair and a few of the hair styles we mentioned with said flowers in place.

Be sure to pick a flower that will stay pretty without water for a few hours. And/or bring a second bloom for later in the party.

Gardenias (a la Billie Holiday) are always delicious-smelling and pretty, though we couldn’t get our hands on one to photograph. Or a tiny spidery air plant, like Alyson rocked at her wedding. What about a big peony poof or a wintery camellia? Nothing says romance like the smell of jasmine on a spring evening. So many options!

We tested a few styles out ourselves over the weekend. Srsly, with a little practice, you could nail this!

Amanda is wearing three twisted buns with a trio of sweet ranunculus and a camellia.

Kristina is wearing half-up Heidi braids with a pretty pink flower whose name we don’t know (there wasn’t a tag at the farmer’s market, sorry!).

So here’s the plan:

1. Choose a super cute hair style from Joanna’s series, Who What Wear Daily, or any place else.
3. Give yourself plenty of time to get it right on the day of the wedding (even better, enlist a friend who has a way with hair to help). And to finish, pin a little spray of pretty, fragrant flowers in your ‘do.

Et voila!

Orrr, if you’re not brave enough to use one of these for your wedding, hello engagement shoot, rehearsal dinner, and honeymoon!