Bridal Hair Updos

20 Bridal Hair Updos for Modern Brides

When it comes to wedding hair, an updo is a classic hairstyle option. From sleek and elegant chignons to tousled wavy boho braids, I’ve bought you 20 of the best bridal hair updos for all the wedding hair up inspiration you need.

Updos highlight your face, as well as your gown’s neckline and back detail.  From high to low, perfectly coiled to messy and everything in between, your options are endless.

Updo hairstyles are practical as well as elegant and wearing your hair up on your wedding day, allows every spectacular detail of your wedding dress and bridal accessories to be seen.

Scroll on to see some truly beautiful inspiration for your bridal hair on your wedding day…


bridal hair braided updo

Here’s a stunning example of a textured bridal hair updo, with braids, from my incredibly talented friend and ambassador Danica Zurawel Hair.  Enhanced here with beautiful Swarovski hair pins from my new collection.

textured low bun

There’s nothing I don’t love about this updo!  Messy and low, it provides a gorgeous canvas for the pretty floral ‘Louise’ hair vine to complement.  Hair styled by the insanely talented hairstylist Emma Kim Hairdressing.

Photography by Nikkis Moments.

bridal hair updo
textured hair up do

Two stunning examples of textured hair updos, are the beauties above styled by my friend and uber amazing hairstylist, Sarah Henning Hair.

bridal hair updo

Now comes some of the most beautiful updos from the queen of hairstyling herself, Belles Beauty! Her work floors me everytime and I’m always happy to adorn my accessories into her styling.  This beautiful hair vine is new and available at Rachel Sokhal Bridal.

bridal hair updos

Beautiful ‘Sacha’ bridal hair pins enhancing the gorgeousness from Leah at Belles Beauty.

bridal hair pins

This is one of my favourite bridal updos ever! Complemented perfectly by the ‘Madeline’ bridal hair pins.

floral hair pin

Hair up by Kim Sandford Hairdressing, finished off beautifully with the ‘Caterina’ bridal  hair pin.

Photography Bond Photography

leaf hair comb

Beautiful bridal hair up from Charlotte Jay, complemented by this stunning bridal hair leaf comb, ‘Honor’.  Such a captivating and versatile piece to complete that finishing touch.

Photography Nikkis Moments

floral hair pins

Love, love, love this updo from Kate Atalay Hairstyling and perfected with the gorgeous ‘Sacha’ bridal hair pins.

Photography FJS Photography

Delicate and pretty little ‘Jasmine’ bridal hair pins enhance this gorgeous hair styling by the amazing Danica Zurawel.

bridal hair updo

Styled hair up do by Emma Kim Hairdressing.

bridal hair updo
floral headband

Beautiful braided updo from the uber talented Charlotte Jay, with this gorgeous floral headpiece, ‘Magdalena’. 

Photography Nikkis Moments 

Another gorgeous bridal hair up do, styled by Kate Atalay and fully complemented by these beautiful ‘Adeline’ rose gold leaf hair pins.

Photography Emily Little Photography

bridal hair vine gold

One of my absolute favourite bridal hair updos to date is this beauty from my wonderful friend and talented hairstylist, Kim Sandford. One of my favourite bridal hair vines too, the delicate and oh so pretty, Valentina, just wrapped around the hair and finished this look to perfection.

Photography Nikkis Moments

Accessorising Bridal Hair Updos

Bridal hair updos can feel both feminine and romantic, and be accessorised with versatility, suiting a delicate bridal crown just as much as a wedding hair vine or bridal hair pins or even just a pair of beautiful statement bridal earrings.

My collections feature some of the most beautiful bridal hair accessories, as you’ve seen in some of the examples above, that pair perfectly with bridal hair updos. But of course, all my designs are handcrafted in-house and can be fully customised in order to take your dream bridal hair accessories to a beautiful reality.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your bridal look, please send me an email [email protected].  I’d love to work personally with you to create stunning and unique, heirloom bridal accessories for your wedding day.

Let me know in the comments if there’s a particular look you would love to see.

Rachel xx