Post # 1
How did you wear your hair on your big day?
I am absolutely not going to straighten. I love my hair natural, and my husband would be crushed if I flatironed or artificially curled it.
Did you wear a veil? Or did you stick with a headband? Or a headpiece?
Here is my texture and length (a little bit above shoulder-length).
I’ll be wearing the Vera Wang Gemma gown: http://www.engagedandinspired.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Vera-GemmaLook-03.jpeg
Post # 4
I have no advice but I love your curls too! I hope you find something gorgeous to do with them. So pretty!
Post # 5
@levisrictusias: gorgeous, I have nothing, but am looking for ideas for my oldest daughter for her hair for my big day, her hair looks similar to yours, just longer. please let me know what you go with.
Post # 6
My hair is naturally curly/wavy! Here’s a pic!
I’m planning on wearing mine half back, kinda loose so the pulled back part is still curly-looking. Here’s my inspiration pic:
Post # 7
I think I’m going to wear my hair half-up and/or wear a flower crown kind of like this:
I just don’t like updos on myself. They aren’t the most flattering and they’re too much of a hassle for me. I like my hair as natural and low-maintenance as possible. =) I spent so many years trying to control my hair.. I am over it!
I think you would look good with your hair half-up maybe =)
Post # 8
@YogaFaerie: Im the same…I actually tried to order that exact wreath for my hair..but theere was no time for shipping…..i himmed and hawed tooo long 🙁 I did endup braiding some hair from my face and slappin on a homemade crown. I originally had bough exxtensionsand was going that route but my husband was upset as he loved my natural hair.
Post # 9
Ah just what I’ve been looking for!
I’m a naturally curly redheaded bride and I knew from the outset that there was no way on EARTH that my hair would be straight for my wedding. I used to straighten my hair so much that the curl fell out, and I only realised then how much I had been taking my beautiful curls for granted!
My wedding is in five weeks, and this is (roughly) what I’m doing – it’s a pic from my hair trial (apologies for the size):
Which, from the front, looks like this (FYI please ignore the cleavage, I lost a lot of weight and my dress was too big for me!):
Post # 10
I cheat. I chemically relax my hair! Seriously though, it isn’t even nice when it curls. It’s just an insane, frizzy, multi-directional mess. It needs urgent action!
Post # 11
Great ideas so far ladies!
I’m seeing a lot of floral motifs though, which, while they’re undoubtedly beautiful, would be inconsistent with the overall theme of my wedding.
Any other ideas?
PS: You all look GORGEOUS. 🙂
Post # 12
My natural hair is very curly:
but for our wedding, I am probably going to have it down with loose curls like this girl. My dress is a similar fit to Gemma – very fitted with large mermaid bottom.
I have a simple fingertip veil, and will probably remove the veil and wear a headband for the reception. I just like the way it looks and feels when I have loose curls – when I leave my hair naturally curly, I don’t feel like it is “done” (only on me, definitely not judgment on everyone else’s beautiful curls)!! Below is my hair from a wedding I went to, you could probably do the same – pull your hair back on one side with a simple clip. It would be very elegant.
EDIT: I just noticed your hair in your photo is pulled back similar to the last look, and I think it looks great on you!
Post # 13
I am just pulling the sides of my hair back. I am wearing a Victorian tea hat instead of a veil.
Post # 14
My hair is a lot like yours, only a tiny bit longer (just below my shoulders). I haven’t had my hair trial yet, but I’m planning to do something like this. Basically a soft updo that can still utilize my natural curl, but not turn me into a poodle for my memorial day weekend wedding, haha.
Post # 15
@levisrictusias: Oh, me, too!!!! I’ve got very fine hair with about a 3a curl (guessing; I’ve never been too good with the classifications!). I use Deva products, which have been great for me, but sadly, there’s no Deva salon in or near the city where I’m getting married. I definitely want to wear my hair up, but I do NOT want the types of products that I’ve been avoiding to get anywhere near my hair, and I’m also hugely opposed to any heat-based styling. So, professional salons are pretty much out. 🙂 I’ve asked my sister-in-law to help with my hair, and although she has very straight hair herself, I know that she’s pretty good with styling and she’ll try really hard to do whatever I say I want. So now I just have to decide…. :-p
I had VERY long hair, but I cut it to about chin length last May:
I actually liked it pretty well this length (considering that it had previously been over a foot longer than this! :-P) but after we got engaged in September, I decided that I really wanted to wear it up for our June wedding—-whooops! So now I’m growing it out again, and it’s somewhat past shoulder length when dry. Here it is at the beginning of October for our engagement pics:
It’s about 2.5-3 inches longer now (grows pretty fast), and I’m hoping for another 2-3 inches by June for the wedding. BUT, I do have to get it cut eventually. Looks kinda bad right now, which is why I’m not posting a current picture!
For the wedding, I’m thinking maybe to pin up the curls loosely so they still LOOK really curly, but are out of my face. I REALLY like this picture, but will have to see if my SIL and I can figure out how to do it! 🙂
Anyway, good luck!!! You have really lovely hair, and I hope this was in some way helpful. 🙂
Post # 16
@curlymeg: Aww thank you! Your hair is goooorge! You look like your’e a 2c/3a mix (looking at your hair at chin-length). I’m a 3b myself and I think that’s the cut-off where you stop seeing picture of naturally curl hairstyles lol.