The best fairytale wedding idea would be to give the Bride herself a romantic, whimsical look, starting with the hairstyle. We have already featured casual, romantic bridal hairstyles for long hair in the past, but this lovely and elegant half-up half-down wedding hairstyle reminds us only of a Cinderella-style fairytale wedding bride.
Created by top hairstylist Eric Mayost for his must-read book Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles: A Step-by-Step Guide to 34 Spectacular Hairstyles, this breathtakingly beautiful bridal hairstyle is created by combining the looks of wavy curls and a braided headband. Large waves framing your face will make you look like a princess on your wedding day. With or without a wedding veil, this half up half down hairstyle will make you a picture-perfect bride.
The look of this hair-do lends itself to using old-fashioned hair accessories and head pieces like a floral comb or a real flower. The half-up half-down also makes it easy to pin the bridal veil if you are going to wear one. The highlights in the hair make the long locks even prettier. But if you are planning to go for hair color or highlights, do keep in mind our guidelines mentioned in Checklist for a Perfect Wedding Hairstyle and Tips to Get the Perfect Wedding Hairstyle on when to do what, in order to achieve the perfect hairstyle on your wedding day.
If you are planning a DIY wedding hairstyle or enlisting the help of a friend to help you with your wedding hair, the book lists illustrated steps on achieving this hairstyle including the special technique of braiding that gives the braid a unique texture. Your hairstylist, if you are hiring one, could also find it useful in achieving the desired look. Keep in mind, though, that the book features only wedding hairstyles for long hair.
As always, do make sure to take your hair type, texture, length, face shape and the style of your dress and wedding theme and other factors we noted in Choosing the Perfect Wedding Hairstyle into consideration when deciding upon a hairstyle for your big day.