Side Swept | Side wedding hair with veil or flowers
Side swept wedding hair is the ultimate in effortless and romantic chic. The great thing about them is they look super cute with or without hair accessories and/or a veil and they offer a relaxed vibe like no other.
But you might be scratching your head wondering how to accessorise side wedding hair with a veil or headpiece? If the bun is on the side, so then where does the veil comb go? And if the bun is on the left side, does the hair piece go on the right or the same side? Or is it best to position it on the other side to fill the gap? And also, how to decide which side should the hair bun to be on?
These are very great practical questions – and very common too. I thought I’d dedicate this post to some great inspiration photos I’ve found which will hopefully help you visualise and style your side wedding hair with a veil or headpiece.
Choosing your best side
When it comes to the position of the bun or side swept hair, some things to consider include whether you have a prominent side part or side fringe, whether you have a ‘good side’ or prefer a particular side for any reason, and also whether your dress features a one-shoulder which you may need to balance out with your hairstyle and accessories. Chat to your hairstylist about which side will work best for you, and be sure to mention whether your dress neckline and other accessories.
Photography credits: Lora Grady Photography | Adam Barnes Photography via Wedding Chicks | Picture Perfect Photography via Style Me Pretty | via Pinterest | Jessica Lorren Organic Photography via Ruffled Blog |
Positioning the veil
Side wedding hair with veil (angled/vertical)
This might sound a little confusing at first. Vertical? Really? It might sound unusual but it’s a great way to frame your hairstyle from all angles, and it’s oh-so unique and pretty. I love this fresh look when it’s adorned with a bridal comb or headpiece to create a softer finish.
Side bridal hair with veil (comb positioned horizontally)
This is a more traditional and classic look but it definitely doesn’t lose points for timeless appeal. Your veil can be positioned at the crown or a little lower, in line with the top of your side bun. You can play around with your look by finishing your hairstyle with a comb or flower. Or perhaps even a pretty headband.
Positioning the headpiece
Side wedding hair with a floral headpiece or comb
The positioning of your accessories depends on a number of things including your face shape, the type of side swept hairstyle you’ve chosen and your chosen accessories. Generally speaking, I like balance so I like the idea of distributing the details. So if your bun or wavy pony tail is on the left, a birdcage veil or headpiece that’s positioned on the right is a great way to frame your face. This tends to translate beautifully across wedding photos as it means there’s some pretty points of detail from all angles.
However, it’s not uncommon for brides to wear their accessories on the same side as their side bun. This is a great way to style your look if your comb or accessory is small to medium sized as it will fit snuggling in amongst the pretty curls and details. At the end of the day, your accessories should accentuate your hairstyle so positioning the comb or flower on the same side is often a beautiful way to frame those soft curls.
If you’ve fallen in love with a larger headpiece or comb, these can look great on the other side of your hairstyle. So rather than competing for space, work it into the opposite side for a balanced look or perhaps positioned in the middle at the back.
Photography credits: Love Made Visible Photography via Confetti Daydreams | via Project Weddings | Jean Laurent Gaudy Photography via Style Me Pretty | Shelly Kroeger Photography via Brides Magazine | via Pinterest | via Pinterest
Chat to your hair stylist
Your best option is to book a hair trial and chat to your wedding hair stylist about what look will work best for you. If you have your hair accessories handy, be sure to bring them along with you to the trial so your hairstylist can design your look around it. However, if you’ve left ordering your headpiece to the last minute, not to worry – your hair stylist can easily work from a description or a photo of the piece (including dimensions).