Arguably one of the most requested bridal hairstyles, the half up, half down is a firm favourite with brides across the globe. Trends for ponytails and updo’s are around too but a half up, half down look manages to look polished and effortless all at the same time, making it the perfect choice for your wedding day.
A half up do provides the best foundation for perfect positioning of your bridal hair accessory and of course your veil, if you are wearing one. This popular style allows you to wear a plethora of bridal accessories such as a wedding tiara/crown, bridal hair pins, a hair comb or a bridal hair vine, it really is so versatile. It doesn’t matter what length your hair either, anyone can achieve it whether you have long flowing locks or a short bob.
Without further ado, let’s take a look through 15 beautiful examples of half up, half down bridal hairstyles. Everything from twisted to braided half up, plus lots more.
Stunning braided half up do, styled by the talented Bespoke Bridal Hair by Nicola, accessorised for maximum impact with bespoke Swarovski diamante pins. Email email@example.com for more details.
Just how beautiful is this braided half up do styled by Sarah Henning Hair, finished off with the gorgeous Eden bridal hair comb that co-ordinates so delightfully with this romantic lace bridal gown.
ACCESSORISING HALF UP, HALF DOWN BRIDAL HAIR STYLES
Half up, half down wedding hairstyles feel both feminine and romantic, and can be accessorised with versatility, suiting a delicate bridal crown just as much as a wedding hairvine or bridal hair pins or even just a pair of beautiful statement bridal earrings.
My collections feature some of the most perfect wedding accessories, as you’ve seen in some of the examples above, that pair perfectly with half up, half down hairstyles. And of course, all my designs are handcrafted in-house and can be fully customised in order to take your dream bridal accessories to a beautiful reality.
If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your bridal look, please send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to work personally with you to create a beautiful heirloom bridal headpiece for your wedding day.
Let me know in the comments if there’s a particular look you would love to see.
Before you even start to think about what bridal accessories you may want to wear on your wedding day, there are certain things that need to be thought about before you purchase anything. Sure, your bridal gown is the main and biggest purchase but the right bridal accessories should not be underestimated and will totally elevate your look and add a personal touch. So, before you buy anything, read my ‘5 things to consider when buying your bridal accessories’:
Please, please make sure you have fallen in love with and purchased your bridal gown! Now, whilst this may seem obvious to most, there are still those that see a hair accessory that they love and go ahead and purchase it before anything else! You cannot possibly make an informed decision on any of your accessories before you know, for example, what the neckline of your gown is. Is it backless or does it have an illusion back? Does it have long sleeves or no sleeves? Will I need to wear my hair up or down? For your bridal look to be cohesive and co-ordinated, your gown should be your first purchase. Only then can every other detail be considered.
2. Hair Trial
If you are confident you know how you are going to be wearing your hair on your wedding day, then you may wish to purchase bridal hair accessories to take to your trial with you. However, like in a lot of cases when purchasing your bridal gown, you may end up with something slightly different to what you were initially considering. Please don’t forget that your wedding dress will likely dictate how you will style your hair. A hair trial first is ideally the way to go as you can be totally confident what you select will be the perfect choice. Bear in mind that your other bridal accessories, bridal earrings, bracelet or even shoe adornments will need to be considered with what bridal hair accessories you choose in order to beautifully co-ordinate.
You should keep in mind what you wear on a day-to-day basis. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel, and make your every day accessories relevant to your wedding day look. For example, if you don’t usually wear statement earrings then there’s no reason to wear them on your wedding day. Generally speaking, less is more. You want to look elegant and demure on your wedding day and so it really isn’t always necessary to have a tiara, veil, necklace, earrings and bracelet. Carefully select the right number of accessories and don’t go overboard. Try them all on together before the big day and don’t be afraid to scale back. The wedding images are a permanent keepsake of your very special day and with this in mind, you want to make sure that your choices aren’t too trendy or your photos will look dated really quickly. Opt for luxurious classics instead and your bridal style will remain timeless and sophisticated in years to come.
4. Comfort is Key
Let’s focus now on footwear, although it is important that ALL of your bridal accessories are comfortable since you will be wearing them all day. This is why most of my brides come to me as not only do they want something unique, they can also guarantee that they will not even realise they’re wearing them throughout the day.
Ask yourself, where are you marrying your beau? Are you having an outdoor wedding? Destination Wedding? Stately Home? Do think carefully about this when you’re choosing your wedding shoe. Clearly heels are not the way to go if you’re getting married on a beach! And if you don’t normally wear heels, then consider beautifully adorned flats for your wedding day.
One of the biggest trends of recent years is instead of buying ivory wedding shoes, buy a beautiful nude heel or a pair of shoes to the colour of your choice so that they may be worn many times after your wedding day. This way, you’ll be able to relive those special memories every time you put them on. My recently launched bridal shoe accessory service is perfect for this as you can purchase your very own pair of shoes and allow me to adorn them with beautiful accessories that will also co-ordinate with your wedding dress and other bridal accessories perfectly. Get in touch for more details.
5. The Most Authentic and Beautiful Version of You
Above all else, don’t stray too far from your normal style! Although it’s the most special day in your life, the idea is to look and feel like the best, most beautiful version of your regular self.
If you require any advice on selecting the right bridal accessories for you, please do contact me or comment below, I truly would love to be able to help you.