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Lovely Wedding Hairstyles for Brides with Long Hair

From boho-chic braids to classic curled styles, gather beauty inspiration for your big day.

For brides with long hair, there are a number of beautiful hairstyles that will accentuate your lovely locks. Take a look at the photos of real brides below to gain inspiration for your wedding hair.

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Once you select your bridal gown, venue, and wedding date, you'll likely start planning how your hair will look during the ceremony. Many brides who want long hair on the day of their wedding start planning early – taking steps to ensure their locks are healthy and ready to be styled just in time for their walk down the aisle. While there are a number of hairstyles that work well with each face shape as well as 'dos that complement certain veils, it's entirely up to personal preference when deciding how you want to wear your hair on your wedding day. 

Like a makeup trial, we recommend having a hair trial with your hairstylist to ensure you will absolutely love every part of your look as you walk down the aisle. A professional hairstylist can also recommend what styles will complement your gown, venue, and wedding date. For example, if you're planning on wearing a low-back gown while exchanging vows in a tropical location with 90% humidity, you may want to pull your locks into an updo or a side braid so your hair doesn't stick to your skin. For an outdoor winter wedding in the snow, you'll likely want your hair worn down instead of in a raised coiffure – leading you to be chilly during the vows.

For brides with longer hair, there are a number of beautiful 'dos that will accentuate your lovely locks. Take a look at the photos of real brides below to gain inspiration for your wedding hair. To see more from these celebrations, click on each photo!


When marrying LA Dodgers player Kiké Hernandez, actress Mariana Paola Vicente wore her hair in bouncy curls with a floral headpiece to complement the gorgeous embellishments of her bridal gown. Photo by Branco Prate


If you'll be wearing your hair down for the ceremony, consider adding a headdress to your 'do for a refined, boho-inspired look. Photo by Duke Photography


This bride's beautifully unique gown was on full display since she donned a long braid pulled gracefully to one side. Photo by Amanda McKinnon Photography


Evoke vintage-inspired glamour with long, loose curls and a side part. Photo by Kevin Weinstein Photography; Planning & Design by Geller Events


This lovely winter bride wore her brunette locks half-up, half-down so loved ones could see her face as the couple exchanged vows outdoors in the snow. Photo by Handeland Tesoro Photography


A fishtail braid accented with a floral accessory perfectly complements a destination wedding at the beach. Photo by Jose Villa Photography


Consider styling your hair to match your venue. This bride wore her long locks in glamorous, Old Hollywood-style curls since the venue was home to events attended by Charlie Chaplin and Rudolph Valentino, among others. Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle & Design


A classic wedding calls for a classic hairstyle featuring tight curls pulled to the side to show off the gown. Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Bridal Salon: The White Dress; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events


Alfresco, boho-chic nuptials lend themselves to more relaxed hairstyles, such as a sweet low ponytail with a twist. Photo by Honey Honey Photography


Accent long, curled locks with a floral headband that provides an air of whimsy for a ballroom wedding. Photo by Justine Ungaro


A crown of greenery and fresh flowers can add a verdant touch to any boho ensemble. Photo by Michael Svoboda Photography; Bridal Salon: Bridal Reflections; Planning & Design by Thomas Bui Lifestyle


Ideal for a beach wedding, wavy locks pulled to the side with a braid and crystal headpiece provide stylish mermaid vibes. Photo by Lucy Munoz Photography


Keep it classic with long, loose curls and a middle part for a city celebration in any season. Photo by Roey Yohai Studios; Bridal Salon: Mark Ingram Atelier


For an elegant look that will never go out of style, pull curls to the side and fasten with a glimmering crystal headpiece. Photo by Sakosan Photography


Soft, bouncy locks are particularly lovely for a winter wedding since they'll bring warmth to the season. Photo by Vue Photography

For more beauty tips and advice, discover tips for maintaining your long locks, find out which bridal manicure style is right for you, and learn wellness tips for eliminating stress while planning.

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