- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
So in deciding on what to do with my hair, I went through a range of pics as inspiration. Being a natural hair bride, I wanted to be true to me, look hot and have a practical hair do that would survive Caribbean heat, humidity and potential rain with an August wedding.
Below are some options I went through in my search for the ideal updo. Idon’t own the rights to any of these pics. I sourced them through pinterest and google images
I call these the braided options. I went for this option.
Loved this messy updo. At the pointin which I’d chosen this picture, I was at my whits end on what style to choose for my hair. I was just like “screw it! Pin this hair up, stick a veil in it and be done.” But I really do like it and I think it could work for a bride out there.
Super elegant. Super sleek and for me…it missed a bit of pop. Think it would work well with a birdcage veil. I had a finger tip length one with a blusher which I used. This wouldn’t have worked.
The Locked hair inspiration. My final hair style choice was led by the locked hair updos.
I call these options the use your own hair…styles. While I admire the brides in these pics, I could not go this route because:
1. Aug in St. Lucia = chances of rain and an occasional tropical storm/hurricane/weather system. There’s no predicting how my hair would react based on the weather conditions. The week leading up to the wedding it was a bit rainy.
2. I had a bridal party outing the night before the wedding. Cornrowing up would mean my hair would have to be done the day before the wedding…i.e. everyone seeing my hair do. Which was a nono. Or me getting it cornrowed the day of the wedding. Frankly that’s just one more stress on the day, which needed to be eliminated.
3. I wanted to have a special updo for my day which would have only been for that one day. Cornrowing would have left me with an awesome updo, which can be heartbreaking to remove while it’s still fresh.
However if my husband and I should do another wedding some time in the future, I would definitely go the simple updo or cornrowed option.
Your own hair options with a few pieces.
The Flat iron root which I was persuaded into by a hairstylist. I tried it, I hated the flat look and feel and I will never go there again. For those who can do it,go for it!