Say “I Do” to These Unconventional Wedding Hairstyles

From Alison Pill’s canary yellow dress to Solange’s white jumpsuit, 2015 is shaping up to be the year of anything-goes wedding style. While throwing out conventions can be liberating—no more last minute scrambling to find something borrowed and blue —it can also make every decision that much more daunting. This is especially true when it comes to bridal hairstyles, so we’ve rounded up four examples from the wedding gurus at Style Me Pretty that give classic styles a modern twist.

The Untraditional Updo

Wedding Hairstyle - Topknot

Buns have a reputation for being traditional, but they’re also the best way to avoid fussing with your hair throughout the big day. Go with an unexpected messy top knot to offset a classically elegant dress, or a sleek ballerina bun to dress up a more casual frock.

The Trendy Half-Up

Wedding Hairstyle - Half Up

It’s been four years since the royal wedding, but Kate Middleton is still our go-to inspiration for balancing modern and classic style. Her half-up look was glamorous-yet-accessible (she saved the drama for her 9-foot train). If you're a fan of that easy-going glamour, try an updo alternative like this Brigitte Bardot bump. It combines sleek lines, sexy volume, and loose romantic waves.

The Unfussy Braid

Wedding Hairstyle - Side Braid

Braids are classic, yet carefree—perfect for an outdoor wedding. Try a braid crown if a real tiara is too girly for you, or a side braid if you want a casual, feminine way to keep your hair out of your face. Both looks are so simple, you can do them yourself.

The Whimsical Flower Accent

Wedding Hairstyle - Fresh Flowers

From Frida Kahlo to Marie Antoinette, fresh blooms have a long history of decorating the heads of style icons. While classics like baby’s breath and roses are stunning choices, there are plenty of alternatives for the nontraditional bride. Check out the succulents, berries, and vines that adorn the heads of these bohemian beauties.

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