Elegant Wedding Hair Updos

An elegant updo adds formal sophistication to any wedding gown. Choose between a sleek low chignon or an intricate braided updo with braids and twists; one will surely be perfect!

Large Looped Bun

This large looped bun exudes sophistication while remaining casual. A pearl barrette adds the perfect finishing touch.

Braided Bun

A woven braid in a bun is an elegant and creative way to add visual interest and volume to a wedding updo. Give this romantic style a try on your big day to keep hair out of your face– perfect for wearing a birdcage veil.

Grand Updo with Coils and Braids

This grand take on a large updo looks feminine and modern thanks to carefully placed coils and braids while adding flowers adds extra touches of bridal beauty.

Double Crown French Braid Updo

This bridal updo is ideal for brides looking to add an edge and some fun to their look, pairing well with sparkling headpieces. It features a double-crown French braid tucked with loose strands for an unforgettable effect.

Wrapped Bun with Halo Frame

Elegant updos call for stunning hair accessories; this bride’s halo frame adds height and shine to her perfectly tucked side bun while accentuating the vintage charm of her vintage-inspired gown with its intricately embroidered lace applique.

Twisted Crown and Braids Updo

If a chic and sophisticated look is your style, consider an updo featuring a twisted crown and braids. Tease the crown for added volume before finishing this wedding hair updo with small floral or green accessories to further emphasize its organic texture.

Sock Bun

Achieved using proper tools and styling, sock buns may appear complex but are simple to create with the right techniques and styling techniques. This bride shows us how to achieve volume without going overboard.

Topknot Bun

No matter the style, topknots offer an easy yet modern take on old-school wedding hair updos. Create one by coiling a ponytail into a spiral and twisting its lengths around each other for a knotted result.

Topknot with Flower Crown and Birdcage Veil

Combining a topknot and flower crown creates an air of soft romanticism for any bridal look, yet this bride takes it one step further with her breathtaking birdcage veil and face-framing strands.

Textured Low Bun

Lacy Redway, of celebrity stylist fame, created this style for singer Saweetie. Lacy separated and twisted small sections near the base to achieve volume and texture in her locks to add texture and body.

Messy Low Bun

A messy low bun is adaptable for formal or casual events. Pair it with long dresses or jeans; adding an embellished hair clip can further elevate appeal.

Textured Chignon with Hair Accessories

An elegantly textured chignon exudes romance and sensuality, so adding some hair accessories – pearl pins and flowers, headbands, or silk scarves – should certainly be considered in your bridal look.

Twist-and-Tuck Bun

Add vintage flair with this classic French bun style by following De Serio’s advice of allowing some face-framing tendrils to fall freely to avoid structuring the class.

Shoulder-Length Wavy Topknot

Naturalistas with shoulder-length, wavy locks should embrace their curls to create an easy yet timeless top unsuitable for an informal wedding. By either pinning out a few waves or leaving them flowing freely, the result will be an elegant yet effortless bridal updo that won’t require constant adjustment while dancing the night away!

Mother of the Bride’s Bun

Mothers of brides can look their best by choosing a stylish but straightforward updo like this cute bun hairstyle. Add extra sparkle with a sparkly hairpin for added shine!

Ballerina Bun

Consider opting for a ballerina bun if you want a classic updo that still exudes feminine charm. It is an elegant alternative to a dancer’s bun and pairs beautifully with floral hairpieces.

Halo or Art-Deco Clasps

If flowers aren’t your style, a simple halo makes an elegant yet boho statement at your wedding updo. Add decorative hair pins for elegance, or create an understated account with vintage art-deco clasps.

Pearl Barrettes with Low Bridal Bun

Pearl barrettes look chic when worn with a low bridal bun that’s polished but not overly stiff, or you could also mix different pearl sizes to achieve an eye-catching effect.