For all those stunning redheads out there who have been naturally gifted with such a fabulous hair colour, we wanted to give you some wedding hairstyle inspiration that will take your breath away.
There is something so elegant about the contrast between a luscious head of red hair, and a simplistic white wedding dress. Your hair is such an important part of the big day and, teamed with some seasonal make-up, will create the perfect glamorous style. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Loose Side Bun
Less is often more when it comes to hairstyles for redheads. You need to allow the beautiful colour to flow through, so a simple design is the way forward.
A loose side bun is a classic hair-do that adds a real sense of elegance. By gathering your hair in a low bun at the nape of your neck, this loose side bun really helps to enhance a wedding necklace. The bun itself can also be made more glamorous by adding bridal jewellery around it.
A normal plait will also be just as effective, but a fishtail braid keeps the hairstyle modern. With the unique shades of red streaking through the plait and catching the light, it’s a great way to showcase your beautiful hair colour.
You could even weave some vines through the plait to match your floral bouquet. As @Dream Irish Wedding tweeted, loose messy curls combined with fishtail braids are ideal for a Boho-themed wedding.
The French twist
This is another classic up-do that is perfect for medium or long hair and will suit redheads of all face shapes. A French twist is created by rolling your twisted hair upwards, and then tucking it through itself.
Allowing you to showcase your stunning pale porcelain skin, your hair will simple fall gracefully down the top of your back. For an autumnal themed wedding, you could add some gold pins to secure the French twist in place.
When you choose a venue like Holmewood Hall with its glorious local red-brick and sandstone, your hair-do needs to ooze elegance for those all-important backdrop photographs. Why not consider a modern ‘doughnut’ bun?
By taking the hair away from your face, your eyes will take centre stage and dazzle your guests with their stunning colours. The modern bun is quite easy to replicate with a pair of socks, simply snip the toes off and roll them into a doughnut shape. Then place your locks of hair in a high ponytail and wrap them around the socks – like you would with a regular bun. Ensure any loose strands are secured in place – and no sock is showing through, and voila! An elegant look created by yours truly.
What better way to show off your stunning red locks than by letting your hair down on your big day. Untamed curls will allow the natural light to pick up on your red shades, but if you’re not fortunate enough to have natural curls, curling irons will do the trick. For thicker hair, tight curls will look beautiful, and if you have thinner hair, opt for looser curls that fall off your shoulders.
We hope that all you lucky redheads have found this inspiration useful, and don’t forget to add something a little blue to your wedding day too – small intricate hair pins are a great way to do this.