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ShilvaA
January 4th, 2018, 12:23 PM
I was wondering how you beautiful ladies had your hair on your wedding day (or any other special day!).

I have booked and confirmed my wedding for October, and upon getting into contact with a hair syptylist local to my venue, she has asked what sort of thing I would like to have done... and I have no clue what to tell her, in all honesty, I wear my hair down all lf the time so I am tempted by an up-do, but I have no idea what sort of thing I should do especially as I have been growing my hair longer for this very reason so maybe I should showcase it?

i thought I would ask for inspiration from you knowledgeable folks! :)

victorian girl
January 4th, 2018, 01:05 PM
On special occasions, like prom or friends' wedding, I usually wore (when I had APL to MBL hair) half-ups - it shows all your hair (and visually adds length, that's always cool) and doesn't get into your face (I think it is great for kissing, you know:o) Congratulations to you!

Zesty
January 4th, 2018, 03:12 PM
I wore mine down, but I also got married at the courthouse in jeans. :o

We're talking about getting belated pro pictures taken and I think I'm going to wear it down in braid waves with a flower crown. In that vein, maybe you could wear it down (or in a half-up) to show the length, but have a fancy accessory? Or heatless curls?

Congratulations, by the way!

Groovy Granny
January 4th, 2018, 03:18 PM
Well....back in 1973 I wore my hip length hair parted in the middle and down....with soft curls from top knot ponytail soup can curlers :rollin:

Congrats...you will be beautiful no matter what you do....so do YOU :flowers:

Sarahlabyrinth
January 4th, 2018, 03:25 PM
I wore mine in braid waves with a half-up and roses pinned into it for decoration.(Got married in the court house).

littlestarface
January 4th, 2018, 03:38 PM
Well....back in 1973 I wore my hip length hair parted in the middle and down....with soft curls from top knot ponytail soup can curlers :rollin:

Congrats...you will be beautiful no matter what you do....so do YOU :flowers:

Was the soup cans still in their?? :rollin: now that i'd like to see :rollin:

Groovy Granny
January 4th, 2018, 04:39 PM
Was the soup cans still in their?? :rollin: now that i'd like to see :rollin:

Nope LOL just to curl overnight...but it was a sight to behold ;)

ShilvaA
January 4th, 2018, 04:44 PM
Thanks everyone! So excited, we are eloping whilst we take our first trip the the USA, Disneyworld! So excited!

I really like the half up and curly idea! Although I am not brave enough to try soup cans! I might see if I can find a sparkly accessory of some description. :D

Groovy Granny
January 4th, 2018, 04:56 PM
Thanks everyone! So excited, we are eloping whilst we take our first trip the the USA, Disneyworld! So excited!

I really like the half up and curly idea! Although I am not brave enough to try soup cans! I might see if I can find a sparkly accessory of some description. :D
LOL I don't blame you...your plan sounds very pretty.
Have a wonderful time! :)

ravenheather
January 4th, 2018, 09:21 PM
I had shoulder length at the time. I wore a half up with the top studded with pearls.

sumidha
January 5th, 2018, 03:14 AM
I mean, obviously do what makes you feel happy and gorgeous, but to me the hairstyle kind of depends on the style of the dress.

martyna_22
January 5th, 2018, 03:21 AM
Congratulations!

If you're going to wear something really intricate, I'd go for an updo. If you're going to choose something simpler, though, I think a half-up is the way to go. It also depends on the neckline, if you want something deeper cut, you can go either way, and the other way around - I think the best you can choose is an updo.

When you have the dress, just choose what seems best!

valkyrie90
January 5th, 2018, 03:31 AM
I wanna wear a 50s tea-length dress for my wedding and do a mermaid braid or a really elegant low bun . Have no clues if they go well together but I love the idea haha. Congratulations !

Lisa Long4Life
January 5th, 2019, 11:49 AM
ShilvaA What did you choose for your wedding in the end? I don't know if you've been back to post again. I'm getting married this year - another UK LHC-er getting married in the USA - our wedding will be in Las Vegas. ;)

Begemot
January 5th, 2019, 11:58 AM
Congratulations Lisa Long4Life!! :blossom:

Lisa Long4Life
January 5th, 2019, 12:04 PM
Thanks, we've been engaged for nearly 3 years... I thought we would have been married already. So will be looking for ideas. I've done a search but there are no pics coming up.
I'm having a 50s style dress though.

Begemot
January 5th, 2019, 12:17 PM
Better later than never? :) how about strong wavy hair style? Like this https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHZL_enFI702FI702&biw=1366&bih=626&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=DPQwXInbDeSlrgSSoKvwAQ&q=strong+waves+hair+style+old+hollywood&oq=strong+waves+hair+style+old+hollywood&gs_l=img.3...78023.80511..80698...0.0..1.246.1655. 6j7j1......1....1..gws-wiz-img.0v0Tf_9t2LY#imgrc=OOPN8sJKsHaGLM:

Sorry about the horrid link, I wanted to show all the search results...

Lisa Long4Life
January 5th, 2019, 12:31 PM
Better later than never? :) how about strong wavy hair style? Like this https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHZL_enFI702FI702&biw=1366&bih=626&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=DPQwXInbDeSlrgSSoKvwAQ&q=strong+waves+hair+style+old+hollywood&oq=strong+waves+hair+style+old+hollywood&gs_l=img.3...78023.80511..80698...0.0..1.246.1655. 6j7j1......1....1..gws-wiz-img.0v0Tf_9t2LY#imgrc=OOPN8sJKsHaGLM:

Sorry about the horrid link, I wanted to show all the search results...

Thanks, I've got some similar saved on pinterest. My hair is difficult to curl, (whenever I've done it myself) so would have to see if it would work.

Begemot
January 5th, 2019, 12:39 PM
Thanks, I've got some similar saved on pinterest. My hair is difficult to curl, (whenever I've done it myself) so would have to see if it would work.

Yeah, I don't think I could create that style myself so if it was me I'd consult a hairdresser, make test up do's etc.

Lady Stardust
January 5th, 2019, 01:42 PM
Thanks, we've been engaged for nearly 3 years... I thought we would have been married already. So will be looking for ideas. I've done a search but there are no pics coming up.
I'm having a 50s style dress though.

Congratulations! The dress will be gorgeous Iím sure :) Are you going to have a hat or a veil, or neither? One of those 50s half hat things came to mind, I donít know what theyíre called? Theyíre sort of crescent shaped go roughly from ear to ear and they remind me of Swan Lake! Your hair could be quite simple then because the hat would set it off.

ETA: They are called half hats! https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=50s+half+hat+bridal&prmd=isvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi2xaCjs9ffAhWkSRUIHbE9DbUQ_AUoAXoECA0QA Q&biw=320&bih=529

Begemot
January 5th, 2019, 01:59 PM
ETA: They are called half hats! https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=50s+half+hat+bridal&prmd=isvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi2xaCjs9ffAhWkSRUIHbE9DbUQ_AUoAXoECA0QA Q&biw=320&bih=529

Those are prettiest things!

Lisa Long4Life
January 5th, 2019, 02:39 PM
Congratulations! The dress will be gorgeous Iím sure :) Are you going to have a hat or a veil, or neither? One of those 50s half hat things came to mind, I donít know what theyíre called? Theyíre sort of crescent shaped go roughly from ear to ear and they remind me of Swan Lake! Your hair could be quite simple then because the hat would set it off.

ETA: They are called half hats! https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=50s+half+hat+bridal&prmd=isvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi2xaCjs9ffAhWkSRUIHbE9DbUQ_AUoAXoECA0QA Q&biw=320&bih=529

ooh they're lovely :) I was thinking birdcage veil.

Lady Stardust
January 5th, 2019, 03:43 PM
ooh they're lovely :) I was thinking birdcage veil.

They fit the bill then :) Birdcage veils are so lovely.

Vintage styles are annoying with straight hair arenít they. Mine will curl if I do a wet set but the brush out isnít hair friendly. I donít know how to get those Veronica Lake/Bettie Page style waves. Have you got the Lauren Rennells book about vintage hairstyles because I think thereís a section in there for that style, or something similar. Let me know if you havenít got the book because I can have a look in mine.

Bernie Dexter has straight hair, it might be worth seeing if sheís ever done a wedding shoot, or got married!

Lisa Long4Life
January 5th, 2019, 04:04 PM
They fit the bill then :) Birdcage veils are so lovely.

Vintage styles are annoying with straight hair aren’t they. Mine will curl if I do a wet set but the brush out isn’t hair friendly. I don’t know how to get those Veronica Lake/Bettie Page style waves. Have you got the Lauren Rennells book about vintage hairstyles because I think there’s a section in there for that style, or something similar. Let me know if you haven’t got the book because I can have a look in mine.

Bernie Dexter has straight hair, it might be worth seeing if she’s ever done a wedding shoot, or got married!

Thanks, I've got the first Lauren Rennells book - I think there is a Veronica Lake style in there. I should have some salon credit with the wedding package so I hope their stylist is capable of vintage styles. I'll have to ask next time I email.

Lady Stardust
January 5th, 2019, 04:35 PM
Thanks, I've got the first Lauren Rennells book - I think there is a Veronica Lake style in there. I should have some salon credit with the wedding package so I hope their stylist is capable of vintage styles. I'll have to ask next time I email.

I think it’s worth bearing in mind how beautiful your hair is anyway without any different styling or adornment. A birdcage veil and huge rockabilly style flower would look amazing. The day should be as enjoyable as possible, and simplicity rules sometimes :)

ETA: Are you going to be there for Viva Las Vegas?

Cg
January 5th, 2019, 05:14 PM
I wore my knee-length hair down with not very successful sock curls (my hair insists on being straight). Barely waves on the ends by the time the brief ceremony was over, but all down made for some nice pictures. Side parting and an antique pewter cloisonne hair clasp.

DaniGirl
January 5th, 2019, 07:55 PM
Weíre doing a tiny wedding in Las Vegas. My look is pretty vintage most of the time so Iíll be doing it wedding day as well. I e found someone who specializes in vintage hair and makeup to go with my vintage style dress. Iím going to wet set with pin curls the night before and the stylist will work with my set and touch up with heat only as needed. Then Iím planning to do the gorgeous Veronica lake look from the 40s with one side pinned back with a nice pearl hair clip.

shaluwm_agape
January 5th, 2019, 08:30 PM
As for an accessory I would check out Lilla Rose the headbands flexis or even Upins would look great for what ever you choose

Lisa Long4Life
January 6th, 2019, 07:07 AM
I think it’s worth bearing in mind how beautiful your hair is anyway without any different styling or adornment. A birdcage veil and huge rockabilly style flower would look amazing. The day should be as enjoyable as possible, and simplicity rules sometimes :)

ETA: Are you going to be there for Viva Las Vegas?

Thanks, no it will be Autumn this year probably. (not booked yet, thinking of possible dates).

Lisa Long4Life
January 6th, 2019, 07:08 AM
I wore my knee-length hair down with not very successful sock curls (my hair insists on being straight). Barely waves on the ends by the time the brief ceremony was over, but all down made for some nice pictures. Side parting and an antique pewter cloisonne hair clasp.

that sounds lovely

Lisa Long4Life
January 6th, 2019, 07:09 AM
We’re doing a tiny wedding in Las Vegas. My look is pretty vintage most of the time so I’ll be doing it wedding day as well. I e found someone who specializes in vintage hair and makeup to go with my vintage style dress. I’m going to wet set with pin curls the night before and the stylist will work with my set and touch up with heat only as needed. Then I’m planning to do the gorgeous Veronica lake look from the 40s with one side pinned back with a nice pearl hair clip.


Aww fab, I can do a few vintage hair styles but not enough for wedding hair. Mine doesn't like to curl but I do like the Hollywood waves/veronica lake type look if I don't do an updo :)

Vacurlylady
January 10th, 2019, 12:17 PM
Iím glad to read this thread. Iím wondering how to have my hair done for our sons wedding January 19. I booked my hair to be done professionally onsite with the hairdresser my DIL to be is having hers done with. My hair is SL and curly. At least I learned to say little or no heat, and no back combing. That would ruin my curls! Any words of wisdom from anyone would be appreciated.

Katsura
January 10th, 2019, 12:25 PM
I had a mbl hair then too, I had it made into a bun with some beaded hairpins.

ShilvaA
April 18th, 2019, 03:38 PM
Hi! Elopement went off without a hitch!

I decided to go with hair down in the end and so glad I did.

Absolutely in love with how the lovely lady did my hair and how well it held up in the Florida heat.

https://i.postimg.cc/gchmr0wh/D5469125-1-C43-4-F81-990-C-B96-C7-AB48-E39.jpg

Tinyponies
April 18th, 2019, 04:03 PM
Hi! Elopement went off without a hitch!

I decided to go with hair down in the end and so glad I did.

Absolutely in love with how the lovely lady did my hair and how well it held up in the Florida heat.

https://i.postimg.cc/gchmr0wh/D5469125-1-C43-4-F81-990-C-B96-C7-AB48-E39.jpg
Beautiful picture, and heartfelt congrats to you both (great hair!) :heart:

Lisa Long4Life
April 18th, 2019, 04:34 PM
How lovely! Congratulations! :)

I had a couple of trials for mine this week

https://scontent.flhr6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57159939_10156400165403435_1135914026820173824_n.j pg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr6-1.fna&oh=d588e1a335affbed872c22acf5eb6fc7&oe=5D3542FD
https://scontent.flhr6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57262718_10156400165513435_1376725876669939712_n.j pg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr6-1.fna&oh=7134537064632082ac97968fbceef09a&oe=5D3C1EFF

https://scontent.flhr6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57456987_10156400575933435_7379003927653515264_n.j pg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr6-1.fna&oh=f35f4c1c25e8b3b16a8cebae0afb247e&oe=5D46D868

I may have to grow my fringe a little to sweep to the side

or

https://scontent.flhr6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57162476_10156402655433435_6348822950459736064_n.j pg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr6-1.fna&oh=24d982cedf6317dbd8147abc8a396dd2&oe=5D3F1AA7

https://scontent.flhr6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57192353_10156402655423435_7210609422597357568_n.j pg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr6-1.fna&oh=249ddee077360ece64c06bc8423baea8&oe=5D2E6681

https://scontent.flhr6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57538055_10156402655573435_4529112403123634176_n.j pg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr6-1.fna&oh=84b022830633c9852dbbeb4dd3ae9336&oe=5D453766

I may decide to wear my glasses for the wedding, I think they are "me" these days and I feel exposed without them.

ShilvaA
April 18th, 2019, 04:52 PM
Beautiful picture, and heartfelt congrats to you both (great hair!) :heart:

Thank you so much!

Lisa Long4Life They both look beautiful! I think your glasses really suit your thick fringe! Whatever style you decide, you will look wonderful!

soldierssong
April 18th, 2019, 05:03 PM
Congrats to you and your husband, ShilvaA! You two make a very handsome couple.
Lisa Long4Life, I love all of those,and they look gorgeous. I love your glasses too.

The-Young-Maid
April 18th, 2019, 05:38 PM
Hi! Elopement went off without a hitch!

I decided to go with hair down in the end and so glad I did.

Absolutely in love with how the lovely lady did my hair and how well it held up in the Florida heat.

https://i.postimg.cc/gchmr0wh/D5469125-1-C43-4-F81-990-C-B96-C7-AB48-E39.jpg

Congrats!! You look lovely :o

The-Young-Maid
April 18th, 2019, 05:42 PM
I'll need to think about this soon as well. I'm leaning toward a half up. Maybe with some kind of flower crown (Etsy and Pinterest are major inspos). Not too sure what style dress atm but mom wants to help sew it. It'll be on the simpler side but I haven't chosen anything yet.

Groovy Granny
April 18th, 2019, 05:44 PM
Hi! Elopement went off without a hitch!
I decided to go with hair down in the end and so glad I did.
Absolutely in love with how the lovely lady did my hair and how well it held up in the Florida heat.

You make a beautiful bride and a very cute couple :)

Congrats and blessings :applause:




I had a couple of trials for mine this week

I may decide to wear my glasses for the wedding, I think they are "me" these days and I feel exposed without them.

Very pretty ~ the updo is glamorous; your glasses suit you perfectly :thumbsup:

Begemot
April 19th, 2019, 01:42 AM
Congratulations ShilvaA! Beautiful couple with great hair :toast: :blossom:

I agree with GG, glasses do look great on you Lisa Long4Life. You have to do what makes you happy and comfortable on your big day :thumbsup:

Lisa Long4Life
April 19th, 2019, 04:47 AM
Thanks all :D

spitfire511
April 19th, 2019, 07:00 AM
shilvaA OH MY! What a gorgeous photo and you guys are ADORABLE!! Congratulations! :D

lisalong4life LOVE these (especially the first one!) and love the fringe!

Thank you guys for sharing the beautiful photos and happy, lovey vibes - they were really needed here today!

milosmomma
April 19th, 2019, 11:28 AM
Silva you look so beautiful and you both look so happy <3 your dress too :)
Lisalong4life I love both styles, especially the first one, but you cant go wrong because you look gorgeous in both styles :) good luck to you for your big day

Lady Stardust
May 28th, 2019, 05:11 AM
ShilvaA you both look lovely and very happy :)

Lisa Long4Life I love both of those styles and you look great with glasses.

Lisa Long4Life
May 28th, 2019, 11:49 AM
Thank you :cool::D