Hair Today

My goodness. I feel like each time I do a post these days, we're hitting a wedding countdown milestone! Tomorrow will be the official one month mark and I'm definitely starting to feel it. While I swim among the thank you notes, seating charts, and craft projects, I'm really looking forward to heading up to Sebastopol for my hair trail next week! I'm still not 100% sure what I want to do with my hair, but I'm hoping a pile of photos will provide the needed inspiration for my stylist to come up with something fantastic.

I love braids and twists. I know it's trendy, but I like the boho feel to it (I do live on the Berkeley border after all). I'm thinking a loose braid or twist is a must. Aren't they gorgeous?

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The wedding is fairly casual and I typically wear my hair down, so something pulled all the way up doesn't really feel like me. That said, I definitely want my hair to feel special (and to stay off my face when dancing). I'm thinking a side pony is a great solution to achieve both a casual and special feeling together in one style.

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So take one part braid and mix in one part side pony tail, I guess this is what you get!

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What do you ladies think? Any advice, do's or don'ts for wedding day hair?

Picking The Perfect 'Do

I am still coming down from the high of one of my best friend’s wedding this past weekend. It was amazing – I am actually kind of sad it is over! And I am hoping to share more details of her wedding in a future post. But this weekend did get me thinking about something that I hadn’t really thought about before – how am I going to wear my hair on my big day? I know that might be a weird thought, but all of us bridesmaids had our hair done this past weekend and several people asked me how I was going to wear my hair for my wedding and I had absolutely no idea!

For the last two weddings I was a bridesmaid in, I went with a high ballerina bun. I like that it is off my face, it’s fun and I don’t have to worry about wind or my very aggressive dancing messing it up.

And though I still love this look, I am not sure if I want it for my big day. Niall has said he wants my hair down (he also wants me to wear no make-up – obviously not happening!).

But I think my dress might look best with an up-do. And I also like not worrying about wind, or curls falling out (which is basically inevitable with my hair).

Any advice on figuring this out? Did you figure it out at your hair trial or know all along what you wanted?

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Desperately Seeking Hairstyle

I have always thought I'd wear my hair down for my wedding.  I wear my hair down 75% of the time, and I want to look like myself on my wedding day - except a little more fancy!  But then I think, will I be too hot dancing?  Will my hair flower look okay?  I bought earrings (that okay, now I'm not feeling so sure about) but if I wear my hair down will they be totally hidden?  I also like a few lowdo's, but I think they look cool from one angle, but plain from the next.  So, will I hate half the pictures?

I'm torn between wearing my hair down and wavy like this:

 or this (which I love so much I'm tempted to go back to my natural color):

Or curled in a low do on one side of my head...

Here are a few more hairstyles I have pinned that I really like.


 Simple side ponytail:


Or this intricate twisty updo

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I bought a tulle birdcage veil, that I'm not entirely sold on.  And a hair flower that is fairly large, that I really LOVE, and am definitely wearing!   I can't show you though, since my fiancé could see it.  Which hair style do you like best?  How did you wear your hair on your wedding day?  Did it take more than one trial to find a style you loved?  I'd love to hear your experiences!