Festival-themed weddings are on the rise, especially with outdoor celebrations being a popular (and safer) choice this summer. From full-scale festival-inspired weekends with live music, teepees and food trucks to small at-home celebrations with just a touch of boho, there are so many possibilities for incorporating this vibe into your big day! And, of course, you’ll want to carry that through to your bridal look too. Festival brides need a hairstyle that’s as free-spirited as they are and that suits the whimsical, romantic nature of boho bridal fashion. Whether your style is Glastonbury Glam or Coachella Cool, you’ll find a look to inspire you among these beauties created by the talented Make Me Bridal hair pros.
Hats are trending among festival brides, adding a touch of ’70s boho cool to any ensemble. Here, a floral-brimmed hat adds the perfect finishing touch to long, loose curls. If you love the look but feel that it’s a little too bold for the ceremony, you can always save the hat for your reception or portraits.
Space buns are an unusual choice for bridal hair, but they’re perfect for a festival wedding! Here, space buns are paired with braids for an effortlessly undone woven effect. Loose tendrils and a floral-feather headpiece complete this stunning look.
This bride kept it simple and natural with hair mostly down and a centre parting, with makeup to match. A hair chain adds a bit of boho edge to the traditional veil.
If you want to keep your hair out of your face but don’t favour an updo, a braid is a great option. This one has all the boho vibes, with a side plait worked into a larger pull-through braid accented by fresh flowers and tiny buds.
A floral crown is a classic look for a boho bride. For a festival wedding, you can afford to push this look to the max with a beautiful Frida Kahlo-like halo of blooms. And why not combine it with a beautiful updo like this one, which has some lovely volume at the crown.
Why have one braid when you can have multiple? Here a larger side fishtail braid combines with edgy mini braids for an intricate half up half down style.
Speaking of gorgeous half up half down styles… This fishtail braid combined with soft waves is a stand-out. In addition to a floral crown, bits of floral and foliage are tucked into the braid for maximum free-spirited hair romance.
Twists and knots make a great alternative to braids in this pretty updo made for a festival bride. Dried flowers and grasses (especially pampas) have been a major boho trend for a couple of years now, and here they make a pretty addition in the place of flowers or greenery tucked into the hair.
If you’re going for a festival-ready look, then you’ll want to avoid any style that looks too perfect or overly done. Loose and unfussy is the way to go, and that applies to updos too. A relaxed updo with a statement accessory looks effortlessly chic. And the best part is, if a few tendrils come loose on the dance floor later, it won’t matter one bit!
Just because you’re a festival bride doesn’t mean you can’t rock a tiara or crown! This celestial-inspired statement piece is perfect for this kind of wedding. Combine it with glossy Hollywood waves or softer beachy ones.