Swoon-worthy Summer Wedding Hairstyles
Ah, summer weddings. With sweet sunshine and sea breezes on your side, it doesn’t get much prettier than an outdoor, summer affair. But, when it comes to bridal style and hair, the sweltering Southern heat poses quite the challenge. There’s the humidity and frizz factor to consider (no one wants a frizz halo in a wedding photo), and although we’re traditionally big hair fans, the last thing you want to worry about is a huge hairdo making you so hot your makeup is melting.
Have no fear. Today’s wedding hair trends and tricks make it easy for summer brides to look romantic and refreshed, even if it’s pushing triple digits out there. Don’t want to wear your hair up to beat the heat? No sweat. Use strategically-placed pins to pull your hair away from your face. Want to cool down with an elegant up do? Whether you’re throwing a formal affair or a backyard bash, styles from laid-back chignons to sleek, formal ponytails will work perfectly to keep that pesky hair from sticking to the back of your neck. Here, we’ll help you find a flawless summer wedding hairstyle with some of our favorite looks from around the web.
Soft, Romantic Chignon
We love this textured, elegant take on a traditional bridal look.
Rope Braid Low Bun
A subtle braid adds effortless interest to this updo.
Sleek and chic, this classic hairdo proves that traditional definitely doesn't mean boring.
Swept Back with Style
We can't take our eyes off of this wow-worthy updo.
For a soft, yet regal-feeling touch, add a delicate hairpiece to your look.
Textured Ponytail with a Twist
This laid-back style says done up and undone all in one stunning look.
Pretty, Sleek Pony
If the back of your wedding dress will take their breath away, pull your hair up with this stylish ponytail to make sure your gown can be seen in all of its splendor.
This sea-inspired, side swept style is made for a beachside ceremony.
Soft Wedding Waves
For a relaxed, romantic look, you can’t go wrong with long, effortless waves.
Handsome Gold Headband
Add a statement headband for a lovely upgrade on luscious, wavy locks.
Beautiful Baby's Breath
If you're looking for a floral touch but you're over the flower crown trend, a hint of baby's breath is sure to take your guests' breath away.
Things That Only Happen At Southern Weddings
Most weddings have an excited couple, more than a few loved ones, a grand send-off, and an 'I do' kiss – but Southerners have added their own charm to wedding traditions. We've mastered the art of soul food, we usually have fantastic 75˚ (enviable, really) weather, and our wedding receptions are full of syrupy drawls. If you find yourself at nuptials below the Mason-Dixon, you'll find some extra-special moments: seersucker suits, a buried bottle of bourbon, and a wedding cake with charms baked into it. Although very central to our region, these special Southern wedding traditions are celebrated for very specific reasons. We choose seersucker because it'll hold off the strong Southern heat. We bury bourbon so that we won't have to handle so much of that strong Southern heat. And, we pull charms so that our futures will be as lucky and prosperous as the bride and groom's. What's your favorite Southern wedding tradition?
Stunning Side Style with a Floral Touch
Flowers make for flawless finishing touch and fit in perfectly with a summer wedding aesthetic.