4 romantic wedding updo ideas for the spring and summer bride
by Rachel Geeser

With my own wedding less than three months away, one of the biggest decisions left to be made is how to style my hair on the big day. There's a lot to take into account - the time of day, formality of wedding, dress style and personal style. I've been spending a lot of time over the past few weeks looking for inspiration for my own wedding, so today I have 12 up do's for a romantic wedding style.

Although I love the romantic look of long, flowing locks on brides, up do's can be just as pretty and sometimes more practical. If you're worried about the wind whipping your hair in your face, your locks falling limp a style pulled back and away from your face makes more sense. Plus, if you've chosen a dress with a detailed back as so many styles have now you'll want to be able to show off these details from every angle.

Read on for more romantic wedding updo ideas that I know you'll love!

1. Low Bun

A simple, classic style that can work well with both long and shorter hair is perfect for a modern garden wedding or unique indoor venue.

Photo by  City Sage

Photo by City Sage

Photo by  Jose Villa

Photo by Jose Villa

Steal this look for yourself, and learn how to DIY a pretty, twisted low bun with a tutorial from Once Wed.

For an extra-special touch, incorporate this beautiful crystal-encrusted barrette or jeweled hair comb.

2. Classic French Twist

A french twist is as classic as they come so this style is perfect for a traditional ballroom wedding. If you've opted for a classic ball gown dress, this may be the look for you.

Photo by  Matt Edge

Photo by Matt Edge

Photo by  LH Photography
Photo by  Irrelephant

Photo by Irrelephant

Recreate this gorgeous messy french twist (above) for yourself with this handy lil tutorial.

Dress up your french twist with this elegant floral patterned comb or this flower comb made of crystal.

3. Messy and Whimsical

Flower Crowns made a big statement in 2014 and I have a feeling they will continue to be a big trend this year. If you're a more bohemian bride, flower crowns and messy updo's are perfect for you.

Photo by  Irrelephant

Photo by Irrelephant

Wanna do the messy, whimsical 'do for your wedding day? Get the tutorial here.

Make your whimsical hairstyle even more special with this cute flower crown or organza floral hair clip.

4. 20s Inspired

If Gatsby is your favorite character and you love sipping vintage-inspired cocktails, a 20s inspired look will be a great way to have your personality shine through.

Photo by  Ruffled Blog

Photo by Ruffled Blog

If a Gatsby-inspired hairstyle is your dream, then DIY it with this tutorial from The Beauty Department.

Complete your look with this bejeweled headband or embroidered hair comb.

I've been all over the board with how I've wanted to style my hair for my big day, and after looking through these options I still don't have a clear idea of what I want to do. I am however excited to sit down with my stylist in a few weeks and discuss my ideas and see how she can make my vision come to life! Just remember that no matter what style you choose, be very clear with your stylist with what you want and if you don't like something at your trial, speak up because this is your chance! It's why you do a trial, right?


Rachel Geeser is a Chicago newlywed who can't remember a time when she didn't love weddings. As editor of An Eventful Life she writes about fashion, food, entertaining & DIY projects. You can find her on TwitterFacebook, Instagram and Pinterest.