Post # 1
Hello, all! I am going to be wearing a vintage Edwardian tea dress for my upcoming nuptuals in February. The problem I am having is deciding on how I should wear my hair. Although romantic up-dos were the style in the day (Titanic and Downton Abbey are great examples), a part of me wants to wear my hair down for a softer look. My wedding has a vintage rustic theme to it (wood, wildflowers, antiques, pie buffet, etc.). Let me know what you think or if you have other ideas
I will be wearing a white slip underneath it and 1.5-2 inch heels that match the Edwardian style.
Hairstyle 1: Down – loose waves.
I am actually leaning towards this look. It makes the look much softer, and I feel like it helps to keep a more laid back feel (rustic) instead of making it just old-fashioned/elegant.
I was searching for ideas for my wedding when I stumbled across a woman’s blog who not only had an Edwardian dress, but had almost an identical theme to mine. Here is the link for more pictures:
An Original Edwardian Wedding Dress for a 1960s Mod Inspired Brighton Wedding…
Hairstyle 2: Romantic updo.
I love looking at Emmy Rossum’s hairstyles, since I too have long, brown, curly hair.
This is where my whole fascination with the Edwardian era came from, Titanic. I love Kate’s hair here, but the only problem is I can’t seem to find a hair piece like hers.
Hairstyle 3: Romantic updo with a braid.
I’m not sure if I would use as many flowers as in the picture (if any at all).
Post # 3
I voted for the down do – I think it would be lovely! 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I think the down do would look lovely as well, but I voted for the updo so that you can see every single bit of your amazing dress! And all the details on it!
Post # 5
I’d pick an updo, personally. With a high-neckline dress, that might me a little too much going on around your face, particularly if you want to wear earrings.
Post # 6
I voted for the updo with the braid. I think it is a nice compromise between what you like about each style, it’s a softer look like the down-do but still allows the hair to be up since you have the high neckline.
Post # 7
Thank you all very much 🙂
Post # 8
I like both the down do and the braid. I think they both work.
Post # 9
@Rabes87: I truly love the wavy down ‘do, but I agree with other Bees that it would cover up/take away from the pretty top of your dress. So, for that reason, I’m going with the braided up do. 🙂 Best wishes!
Post # 10
I think the braid style would look stunning with your dress.
Post # 11
I voted for Emmy Rossum’s updo, IMO I think it would look beautiful with the style of your dress.
Post # 12
I like all the updos you posted. I think your dress would look lovely with hair down too, but don’t straighten your hair and then re-wave it like the bride you linked to. Not that I don’t like her hairdo, but it’s more like sleek/runway/modern, totally the opposite of vintage, romantic, rustic, and Edwardian.
Post # 13
First of all, love, love, love your dress! I am going for an Edwardian look too and am having lots of issues trying to decide on hair!
I like the down look. BUT…if you want to do Kate’s look from Titanic, what about finding a beaded necklace to weave into your hair? (You also can’t really go wrong with that look — swoon!)
Post # 14
the peice that kate is wearing could be a long necklace. Ladies at thaat time would wrap their hair, so it is not exactly a hair piece. I like the up look, but you could modernize it a little if you don’t want ot look too old fashiond. Down would be pretty too, but you will have to simplify the rest of youe look. Are you wearing a veil?
Post # 16
I like the updo with the braid minus the flowers. I love that look with the dress. I think with your hair down it will hide some of the detail in the dress and it will smother you with all the detail plus hair being draped all around your face. YOU may get lost in the shuffle.