The South has many faces, some traditional and tied to its past and culture while others express the New South with a flavor of its own. We often think of Charleston and Savannah as the South, but don’t forget the Lone Star State. Texas has a unique brand of Southern that can be found in its metropolises and small towns. By the Gulf, Galveston has its individual traditions and spirit.
What theme and look do you want for your Big Day? Is it elegant and formal or soft and romantic? Hair and makeup are favorite topics with brides-to-be. How are you going to wear your hair on your wedding day? Decisions! Decisions! Up, down, or half up/half down?
We’ve done some of the research for you on gorgeous hair for your Southern wedding. Hopefully, these tips will reduce the stress that can accompany this important choice.
Consider such factors as wind, humidity, how long the ceremony will last, and manageability when selecting your style. Take into account the shape of your face and hair type. Pick a hairstyle that compliments your wedding gown. Show your stylist the hair inspirations you’re considering. She/he will be able to advise you whether your hair is right for that elaborate up-do.
Today, the up-do is in high demand, and braids are in. Add glamour to your up-do with a crystal broach for a vintage inspiration, a pearl hair comb with a stylish braid, or a beautiful flower (with elegant ribbons perhaps). Don a loose braid to look chic and sophisticated while retaining a touch of bygone days. More volume at the crown adds an intriguing intricacy to your fishtail braid. Coil the braids into a bun. Choose a half up-do embellished by miniature braids. Miniature braids are a subtle way to dress up a classical style. There are many, many lovely ways to braid for that WOW effect.
Will you order half-and-half? Wear your hair in a loose half-up-do, curls flowing in a romantic cascade. If your hair is long, take a fashion tip from Kate Middleton Windsor. In her half up-do, the hair is worn free in a graceful tide, adorned with curls in the up part of this striking style.
Do you recall the hair-sprayed, molded-fiberglass-look of the chignon at your senior prom? These days, brides are reinventing the chignon with soft asymmetricals or face-framing curls for a more fluid, softer appearance.
The Ballerina Bun takes its name and its aspect of graceful, poised, and dramatic from the talented performers who are its inspiration. This style can be worn low or high on the head. In either position, the bun is a statement of elegance. Add a bit of sparkle with a patterned hair clip.
If you love the vintage look, borrow from past decades with curls and twists. Roaring Twenties hairstyles are a current rage. In the 1920s, we met Dorothy Parker and Clara Bow. This era women gained the right to vote. These women weren’t afraid to cut their hair, or drink and dance. The flappers tended to cropped dos, the Gibson girls to more refined and conservative hair aesthetics. Recreate the Gibson girls’ charm or bump up the glam with modern pin curls.
For rustic or beach weddings, loose, free-spirit curls or miniature braids combined with free-flowing tresses fit the bill.
When making the important selection of your hair’s presentation, don’t forget to think about the do’s longevity in the beauty arena. From ceremony to reception, a hairstyle can take a beating. No bride dreams of showing up with her formerly exquisite style in ruins.
To make your wedding day more bliss and less stress, consider letting Roof Garden help. In beautiful, historic Galveston with spectacular views, Roof Garden provides all of the amenities you need. Contact us today to tour our facility or to reserve your date at (409) 762-5921 or check your date now.
About Roof Garden
The Roof Garden is a charming, vintage wedding venue and sophisticated corporate/private event facility located in the heart of The Strand overlooking Galveston’s Historic National Landmark District. Our elegant, signature Galveston architecture creates a warm, inviting atmosphere your guests are sure to enjoy. Learn more about our venue and view facility photos to understand the true essence of the Roof Garden.