Wedding Trend We Love: Bridal Braids

Putting a twist on traditional bridal hair, braids have proven to be a romantic – and versatile – wedding trend. Whether your hair is short or long, straight or curly, thick or thin, there is a beautiful bridal braid perfect for your “I do” moment! What we love about braids is, like our brides, there are so many ways to express your personal style. If you want a more boho look, try fishtails or a braided crown. For something more sophisticated, try a braided bun or side braid with cascading loose waves. Any way you braid, you can’t go wrong! Check out our favorite bridal braids below and tell us how you wore your hair for your wedding in the comments below!


The High-Braided Crown

Perfect for the romantic, boho bride, this braided style takes a unique approach on the traditional braided crown wedding trend. With a sweeping  front, the back of the hair is highlighted with a beautiful, braided ring. Add some extensions into your braid for a fuller effect.



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Braided Bun

A simple braided braid takes this sophisticated top knot to the next level. This hairstyle is perfect for keeping your hair out of your face on the dance floor and will look amazing with a long veil attached underneath.


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Fishtail Braid

Channeling a modern-day mermaid, this side-swept, loose braid gives off an air of romance and whimsical beauty. Pull a few strands of hair out around your face for a wispy, boho style.


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Rapunzel Braid with Flowers

A dramatic spin on the traditional  braid, this pumped-up pony would work best with boho or beachy styles. Add whatever flower you used in your bouquet for a look that is as unique as your love story.


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Layered Braids

Layers of intricately braided hair come together in this style to form an elegant, romantic, modern look. This style would accent the back of a detailed gown perfectly. Leave the rest of your hair out in wavy, loose curls for an effect that is one-of-a-kind.


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Dutch Fishtail Braid

With face-framing layers, this braided halo brings a romantic approach to the braided crown wedding trend. Add a flower crown of baby’s breath for a boho look. If you’re really daring, true dutch braiding down the side of your face, framing it out, then switching to a voluminous fishtail braid once you’ve reached the nape of your neck.


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Side Braid into a Low Bun

A flirty, fun update to a basic bun, this playful look would be an amazing addition to your rehearsal style.


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Loose Dutch Braid with Ballerina Bun

A winding braid and elegant top knot are the ultimate combo for a chic and sophisticated style!


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