30 Messy Up-Dos you're going to Fall in Love with
Embrace loose tendrils and low buns for a laid-back bridal look that suits all styles, from boho wedding dresses to princess gowns.
Meghan Markle's wedding hair
There was no way we could write an article about messy wedding hair and not include Meghan's perfectly imperfect dishevelled 'do...<br /><br />Meghan's evening reception hair was styled by George Northwood, with loose tendrils framing her face - we love!
Messy wedding braids
Braids are one of the most effective ways to rock messy up-dos - just pull a few tendrils loose for a gorgeous undone look. <br /><br />Image: Charlotte Balbier
Messy wedding ponytail
<a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/hairstyles/pretty-ponytails-to-wear-on-your-wedding-day/22757.html" target="_self">Wedding ponytails</a> are a huge trend for 2018, and we love this messy take on the style. <br /><br />Check out <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/real-weddings/autumn/real-wedding-a-whimsical-day-at-syon-park-with-alice-in-wonderland-inspiration/22817.html" target="_self">how this real bride styled her wedding day</a> for inspiration.
Messy up-do hair inspiration
Twist the hair around your face into relaxed curls for a lovely laid-back look, like this real bride did at her <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/real-weddings/destination/real-wedding-a-relaxed-day-in-skiathos-with-jimmy-choo-wedding-shoes/22566.html" target="_self">wedding in Greece</a>.
Dramatic wedding dress with messy hair
Statement wedding dresses like this <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/real-weddings/summer/real-wedding-a-botanical-themed-wedding-with-a-jesus-peiro-wedding-dress/22588.html" target="_self">Jesus Peiro one</a> look fab with messier, undone hairstyles.
Low messy bun
A low set bun looks lovely in a relaxed style. <br /><br />Image: Kate Edmundson
Messy milkmaid braids
Milkmaid braids needn't be perfect - a halo of loose strands creates a gorgeous, relaxed wedding look. <br /><br />Image: Berta
Intricate wedding hairstyles
Intricate hairstyles can be messy too - leave hairs unpinned for laid-back glamour. Up-dos like this are perfect for showing off dresses with <a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/23-beautiful-backless-wedding-dresses/18586.html" target="_self">pretty back detailing</a>.<br /><br />Image: Charlotte Balbier
Messy wedding up-do with a hair accessory
Add a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/hairstyles/19-beautiful-hair-accessories-for-your-wedding-day/18065.html" target="_self">statement hair accessory</a> to a messy wedding up-do for a more polished look.<br /><br />Image: Justin Alexander
Messy up-do with flowers
Add fresh flowers to your messy up-do for a beautiful bridal take on the look.<br /><br /><a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/hairstyles/27-ways-to-wear-flowers-in-your-hair-on-your-wedding-day/21156.html" target="_self">READ MORE: 27 ways to wear flowers in your hair on your wedding day</a>
Low messy bun
A low, messy bun is perfect for a <a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/best-embellished-and-low-back-wedding-dresses/21644.html" target="_self">wedding dress with an embellished back</a> like this Sottero and Midgley gown.
Messy up-do hair with accessory
Add <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-rings-and-jewellery/29-statement-earrings-for-your-wedding-day/22368.html" target="_self">statement earrings</a> to your undone hairdo for an injection of glamour. <br /><br />Image: Justin Alexander
Wedding hairstyles for thick hair
This intricately plaited hairstyle is perfect for brides with thick hair.<br /><br />If you love this printed Charlotte Balbier wedding dress, check out our edit of the <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/beautiful-floral-wedding-dresses/21599.html" target="_self">best floral wedding dresses</a>.
Wedding hairstyles with a fringe
A low bun looks beautiful on brides with a fringe. <br /><br />Image: Sottero and Midgley
Messy wedding updos
Pull strands of hair at the front of your face loose to recreate this bride's style - it looks amazing with a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/high-neck-wedding-dresses/18750.html" target="_self">high-necked wedding dress</a>.<br /><br />Image: Kate Edmundson
Messy wedding up-dos
<a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/best-wedding-dresses-with-an-illusion-neckline/21643.html" target="_self">Illusion neckline wedding dresses</a> like this Zuhair Murad one look fabulous paired with a messy up-do.
Curly wedding hair ideas
Tightly curled wedding hair looks beautiful bundled into a messy high ponytail. <br /><br />Image: Victoria Kay
Messy wedding up-dos
High buns look beautiful with a few strands left loose and lightly tonged.<br /><br />Image: Sincerity Bridal
Messy wedding up-dos
Wear your hair in a messy up-do to allow the details of your wedding dress to shine - we adore the pearls on the sleeves of this Moon River wedding dress.
Relaxed wedding hair with a head band
Add a vintage style head band to your braided wedding hair for a Great Gatsby inspired style.<br /><br />Image: Charlotte Balbier
Laid-back wedding hairstyle
Complement your <a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/31-beautiful-boho-wedding-dresses/19485.html" target="_self">boho wedding dress</a> with a laid-back wedding hairstyle. <br /><br />Image: Francis Bridal
Wedding hair inspiration: Milkmaid braids
Milkmaid braids are a fabulous way to rock a messy up-do on your wedding day. Wear with a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/40-of-the-best-cap-sleeve-wedding-dresses/20804.html" target="_self">cap-sleeved wedding dres</a>s to copy this bride's look.<br /><br />Image: Emma Victoria Payne
Relaxed wedding hairstyle inspiration
We love this dreamy relaxed wedding hairstyle.
Soft wedding hairstyle
Up-dos needn't be perfectly sleek - we love the matte look of this wedding hairstyle.<br /><br />Image: Justin Alexander
Messy wedding up-do
Messy up-dos make brides feel more like themselves than a perfectly preened hairstyle.<br /><br />Image: Charlotte Balbier
Relaxed wedding hair with a veil
Add a veil to your messy up-do for a traditional bridal vibe.<br /><br /><a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/hairstyles/19-wedding-hairstyles-that-look-amazing-with-veils/22643.html" target="_self">READ MORE: 19 Wedding Hairstyles that Look Amazing with Veils</a>
Relaxed braided wedding hair
Twist the front of your hair for a summer-perfect wedding hairstyle.
Long wedding hair style inspiration
A long loose braid looks beautiful with an accessory intwined into it.
Plaited wedding hairstyle
Pin your plait in a circular position for a pretty, intricate style.
Relaxed wedding hair with fresh flowers
Match the flowers in your hair to the blooms in your bouquet for the ultimate in cool coordination.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/hairstyles/nine-things-you-need-to-know-before-your-wedding-hair-trial/22515.html" target="_self">READ MORE: Nine Things you Need to Know before your Wedding Hair Trial</a>