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39 Braided Wedding Hair Ideas You Will Love


With so many different themes to choose from, it may get difficult zeroing in on the hairstyle that will work best for your walk down the aisle. To start your decision making journey, think braids! With thousands of options to choose from and becoming more and more popular each year, braided wedding hair is a great option to start with. Braided hair works wonders with almost any theme like boho, classic, rustic, and so much more. This list will walk you through today’s trendiest braids.


Photo 1-6: Braided Updo & Half Up Braids

For the bride looking for the most ornate hairstyle possible, put them together! Half updos are standalone gorgeous. Braids are versatile and can fit any scene. Combining these two looks will produce simply stunning results. Long-haired brides may have an easier time experimenting with all twist and weave options, but this style suites short and medium hair alike.

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Photo 7-12 Messy Braids

Messy braids are the perfect way to modernize a classically themed wedding. Traditional gowns in traditional venues receive a refreshing update with messy braids weaved together with precious pins, combs, and other accessories. Although not as neat and tidy as a tightly pulled back braid, there’s just something special about messy braids that looks so naturally beautiful. Every woman wears this look differently, which is just perfect for brides who want their bridal party to follow the theme.

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Photo 13-18: Curly Half Updo With Braids

Curly half updos are a growing trend, and for good reason. This gorgeous wedding hair style pairs luscious waves with a variety of straight, side and waterfall braids. Not every hair style goes with every wedding gown, but this look sure does come close. This style goes with all sorts of gowns regardless of theme, cut, or color, and compliments all types of fabrics and textures. Consider your gown, your shoes, your venue, and your theme and you’ll almost certainly find a perfect match with this bridal hairstyle option.

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Photo 19-24: Side-Swept Ponytail With

Even a simple braid can make for the perfect bridal hair style. Side swept pony tails can be loose or tight, and worn strategically to highlight exposed shoulders or open backs. Adding an accent braid, using many strands or just a few, hasn’t received a lot of attention over past years but is quickly making a comeback. This look was re-introduced as a popular wedding style in bohemian wedding ceremonies, and has quickly grown to fit right into many different themes.

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Photo 25-30: Braided Wedding Updos

Wedding hair in boho and rustic themed weddings work especially well with braids. Boho and Rustic themes are poised around nature and simplicity, and braids fit right in here. Adding flower crowns, combs, tiaras, and other headpieces are a classy way to add some romantic flair to braided bridal hair.

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Photo 31-36: Gorgeous Braids

Braids have been coming back into trend over the past few years, and with so many interesting braid options it’s no wonder. The combination of braids and updos work with most venues and themes, work with most gowns and fabrics. Bring photos of your ensemble and an open mind to your hairstylist. You’ll both of tons of fun finding the perfect look!

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Photo 37-39: Mermaid Braids For Gentle Braids

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