Bride Guide Series: Elegant Bride Guide

With bridal season in full bloom, we at Luxy Hair are here to provide inspiration and bring you the ultimate series of wedding guides for every type of bride—from bohemian to elegant to glam. We understand it’s stressful to plan a wedding, but once you determine a clear theme for the event, the process becomes much easier. If you’re an elegant bride looking for inspiration, follow along for all our tips and tricks for the perfect day.

The elegant bride is a sophisticated woman with a penchant for luxury and the finer things in life. Her wedding day will reflect the effortless elegance of her personality, which means an extravagant venue, a polished bridal gown and a smooth and sleek hairstyle. The elegant bride has an innate grace about her and she often looks to the icons for inspiration, from Audrey Hepburn to Grace Kelly and Lady Diana. The event will be a classy affair likely featuring crisp white interiors, elegant ballroom dancing and floating pink petals galore. For further inspo, follow along for our elegant bridal guide for everything from venues and wedding cakes to makeup inspo, and of course, our top picks for elegant, Luxy-inspired hairstyles.

Venue Inspo

The elegant bride has a fondness for all things crisp and clean and it’s likely her wedding venue will reflect exactly that. She embraces leading a luxurious lifestyle, which means she finds beauty in the details such as dainty gold table wear, flowy white draping and extravagant sparkling chandeliers. The evening should have a timeless and upscale feel to it so a museum, a countryside estate or a historic landmark in the city is the perfect choice of venue.

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Wedding Gown Inspo

The elegant bride is not one to follow trends and has a soft spot for the traditional, especially when it comes to her style. She’ll likely seek inspiration from her favorite style icon and her dress will be sleek, sophisticated and smart. She has a penchant for luxury goods so her dress will likely be from a high-end designer or feature lace from overseas. The fit will be rather conventional in nature and feature a slim fit, clean design with minimal embellishment. We also love the idea of a cathedral length gown for an extra timeless touch for the elegant bride.

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Hair Accessories

The elegant bride loves everything classy and timeless, which means pearls are the perfect hair accessory to top off her wedding look. We love the look of pearls laced throughout an intricate braid or complimenting a smooth low bun.

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Hair Styles

Sleek low bun

The elegant bride loves her hair perfectly quaffed and glossy, which means a sleek low bun is a great option for her bridal hair. To achieve the look, tease the crown of the head and smooth the hair back to ensure bump-free texture. If you want to soften the look, feel free to leave a bang or a few face framing pieces of hair loose around the face. For a quick and easy bridal bun, follow our Luxy Hair tutorial for a step-by-step guide to achieve an elegant updo look, or watch the video below for a quick tutorial.

Side swept

If you’re an elegant bride that wants to wear her hair down on the big day, consider a side swept style. The side swept look is a great way to show off the details of the top of the dress, yet still looks formal enough for a black-tie occasion. To achieve thick and voluminous wedding-ready hair, be sure to add in a few wefts of Luxy Hair extensions. Check out the tutorial below by our friend Missy Sue, showing how to create a side swept Dutch braid. If you want elevate the look even further, try to add a few pearls throughout for added detail.

Double Rope Braid Bun

For the elegant bride who wants an intricate and detailed hair look, try a braided rope bun updo. The braid almost creates the shape of a rose when twisted, which looks super romantic and appropriate for a wedding. For a full step-by-step guide to achieve the braided rope bun, check out our tutorial here.

Makeup Inspo

The elegant bride tends to go quite natural when it comes to makeup, but she isn’t afraid to add smokey, sultry colors for the big day. We love the idea of a soft brown smokey eye paired with a pink lip for an elegant bride. To achieve the look, blend together warm matte browns and skip on any shadows that are too sparkly or shimmery. This way the makeup will remain classic and timeless, yet still dramatic enough for a formal occasion.

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Bridesmaid Inspo

The elegant bride’s motto is simple and sophisticated when it comes to fashion, so this is a notion she’ll pass on to her bridesmaids as well. Some brides opt to have a variety of styles or colours when it comes to bridesmaids, but the elegant bride will likely prefer a uniform look. In terms of colour scheme, try soft colors such as blush pink or a dove grey. If you want something a little more dramatic, yet still elegant, try rich shades of royal purple or a deep midnight blue. 

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Cake Inspo

When it comes to wedding cakes, the elegant bride is quite traditional. We love the idea of a classic white wedding tiered cake that follows the colour theme of the evening. The cake will be quite extravagant in terms of size, but to make it even more impressive, add small details such as pearls, soft florals or even gold foil detailing.

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We hope you found some inspiration from our elegant bridal guide. Be sure to tag us on Instagram if you re-create any of our Luxy-inspired hairstyles for the big day. We love to see your beautiful hair looks!

Written by: Olivia Di Pede

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