Braids – Beautiful Bridal Updos

September 3, 2012

** If you’d like to see more braids, take a peek here at an all new list of 20 beautiful and bride-worthy braids. **

It has been impossible not to notice, and fall in ♥ with the Braid revival that has been occurring of late…..

Lavender Inspiration Shoot with Braid Updo from Ruffled Long Loose Braid

The perfect alternative to the formal bridal updo braids are ideal for creating a little interest in long and loose hair, and for creating a relaxed boho bridal style, which would be beautiful for a beach babe……

Waterfall Braids - perfect for the boho beach bride

 Waterfall Braids on Style Me Pretty

Waterfall Braids Waterfall Braids

Half Braid Braid on Style Me Pretty

Half Braid Half Braid from Confetti

Or a new take on the floral crown, how about a braided crown weaved with flowers…. could anything be more pretty?…..

Flower Weaved Braid Crown Flower Weaved Braid Crown

Braid Crown with Long Loose Hair Braided Crown on Style Me Pretty

Highlighted Braid Crown Highlighted Braid Crown

Half Braid Crown Half Braid Crown

Cute and a little bit retro braided bands frame the face and look fab with a fringe…..

Braid Band Braid Band from Style Me Pretty

Braid Band

Braided Band Braided Band

Braided Band Braid Band from Wedding Chicks

Braided Band Braid Band from 100 Layer Cake

Now who could forget how chic the Duchess of Cambridge looked at the London Olympic Gala with her ever perfectly coiffed hair in a braided updo, so glamorous and just right for a formal affair….

The Duchess of Cambridge's Chic Braided Updo The Duchess of Cambridge’s Braided Updo

Braided Bun Braided Bun from Style Me Pretty

Braided Updo Braided Updo from Style Me Pretty

Braided Updo Braided Updo on Style Me Pretty

Braided Updo Braided Updo

Braided Updo Braided Updo on Style Me Pretty

Braided Updo Braided Updo on Style Me Pretty

Braided Updo Braided Updo from Everything Fabulous

Or to show off your luscious locks keep it simple with a long side braid…..

Side Braid Braid from Onewed

Long Side Braid Fishtail Braid from Wedding Chicks

Long Fishtail Braid Fishtail Braid

Fishtail Braids Fishtail Braids from Bridal Musings

Fishtail Braid Fishtail Braid from Project Wedding

Twisted Braid Twisted Braid from Style Me Pretty

From formal finished updos, to fishtails and waterfalls, dutch braids and milkmaids, there are braids galore – something to suit everyone. And if you’re tempted to give this trend a try at home, fashion and bridal blogs are awash with DIY tutorials like these…..

DIY braided updo DIY Bridal Updo

DIY braid halo DIY Braid Halo

They make it look so easy I might even have to try an alternative to my usual pony tail! Don’t panic if you have short hair, Braided Updos are possible for hair shoulder length and longer – this DIY ‘Hot Cross Bun’ from The Beauty Department is for shorter hair…. Braided Updo for Short Hair Which is your favourite style? Are you going to be a braided babe for your big day? Amy x


18 responses to “Braids – Beautiful Bridal Updos”

  1. Luna says:

    I’ve always loved braids… ever since I was a girl trying to compete with my girl cousins who could braid the fastest! The games we played.

  2. Beautiful updos!! Loving these :)

  3. Stephanie says:

    Thank you so much for the shout out for short hair braids. I chopped my hair off in April and the man proposed in July we set the date for November… Love braids but haven’t seen anything I could pull off for our beach nuptials. Pretty!

  4. Amreen says:

    Beautiful stuff , braids <3

  5. Thank you so much for posting one of my braided creations on this blog! How sweet of you! Please check out more of my work and


  6. Stephanie says:

    At the top of your post there’s a man in the ‘Long Loose Braid’ picture… can you find out where that blazer/coat is from? Love the shorties braid at the bottom. I’m going to the salon in a few days to try it out for my final dress fitting as a “hopeful” hairdo! Thank you so much. <3 Love Your Site!!

  7. […] From Chic Vintage Brides, a new take on the floral crown, this braided crown weaved with flowers […]

  8. […] courtesy of Chic Vintage Brides, Hair Romance, Joanna Goddard, The Style Spy, […]

  9. […] This whimsical, floral crown is too pretty not to share with you! […]

  10. Nice to stumble upon the wonderful collection of distinctively reviving braids. There are more amazing stuffs to learn here. Love them :-)

  11. Barnabas says:

    Totally stunning collection of Bridal Updos, I wish to have some of these dresses. :)

  12. Marissa Lee says:

    Gorgeous collection! Braids are totally awesome although I still help with some of the more complicated ones. I’ve been rocking the fishtail and twisted braids on a daily basis and it never fails to get me compliments. :)

  13. […] Credits} Allison Harp Photography via The Lovely Find, A Creative Universe, BHLDN, Chic Vintage Brides, Wedding Bells, Love ‘n Fresh Flowers, 100 Layer Cake, Sarah Kate Photography via Style Me […]

  14. Hannah says:

    Thank you so much. I love your tutorials. I have hair the same length as yours and have been putting up the same boring way for years.

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