The bridal hairstyles made for outdoor ceremonies

Outdoor wedding ceremonies make sense for so many reasons. The beauty of the great outdoors provides the perfect backdrop for those very important vows without very little intervention or added extras like wedding decorations. There’s also more space to play with outdoors, meaning your outdoor wedding ceremony venue can cater to parties large and small in the most creative way.

As a leading outdoor wedding ceremony venue – our bandstand is a popular choice with couples looking to tie the knot al fresco at Clearwell Castle – we know more than most the advantages of saying “I do” outdoors. For couples wishing to do just that however, there are various practicalities that have to be considered to ensure your ceremony is as picture-perfect as it should be.

You’ll need to advise your guests on your choice of wedding ceremony to ensure they dress appropriately for your outdoor nuptials. Your wedding ensemble may need to be adapted to provide the coverage you need outdoors. Many brides have to make the decision between a long or short sleeve wedding dress with their outdoor ceremony in mind.

Your bridal hairstyle may also need a few tweaks to make sure it’s outdoor wedding ceremony ready. In this blog post, we take the hard work out of preparing your bridal look with our top bridal hairstyles for outdoor ceremonies.

Beautiful and braided

For a suitably stunning hairstyle that remains in place whatever weather you face on your wedding day, try braids. Long braids are a top bridal hairstyle for 2022, here Wedding Forward explains why:

“While braided hairstyles for weddings are not new, it’s great to see the different ways that they can be applied. From French braids flowing to the side, to loose braided crowns, to half up half down wedding hairstyles with braids incorporated. There are so many stylish ways of using braids on your wedding day. They are also fun to accessorise.”

Bridal braids come in all styles. You’ll find braids that are perfect for long and short hair, as well as braided styles that can be accessorised easily with bridal tiaras for added sparkle.

The perfect ponytail

A bridal hair classic that’ll never go out of fashion, the ponytail is the perfect pick for outdoor ceremonies. Whether you’re going rustic with a bohemian ponytail or modern with a sleeker style, this hairstyle will provide the security needed to look and feel fabulous throughout your ceremony and the rest of your wedding day.

Side-swept with a twist

If you don’t want to deal with complex braids on your big day but still wish to rock a textured and interesting hairstyle, twists are a great way to define a wedding look you love.

When teamed with soft curls and a flattering side parting, twists are an unforgettably feminine and elegant hairstyle that will look the part all day long. If your side-swept, twisted style does slip, it’s particularly easy to touch up.

The half-up, half-down

Want to make the most of your lusciously long locks without the risk of stray, windswept hairs blocking the view of your special someone when you’re at the altar? The half-up, half-down style is the one for you. It’s a style that’s made for the great outdoors, and it looks fantastic with or without tiaras and hairpins.

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