Ballet Buns

Sources: Elizabeth Messina via Wedding Chicks (left); Jonas Peterson via Once Wed (right)

So there I was a few months back working a styled shoot with Sev Hubert of The Hepburn Collection (who happens to be a hair god) and I was having a minor OMG-I-didn’t-know-I-was-going-to-be-on-the-video-but-my-hair-is-just-stuck-back-in-my-go-to-bun freak out moment. And he just sort of looked at me appraisingly and said: “It is fine. A bun is always chic.” And you know what, the man knows what he’s talking about. A bun IS always chic, and never more so than at the moment, where the ballet bun/top knot/high bun has become the hottest style of the season. From sleek to a little messy, piled on top of the head or a little lower, it’s been an unexpected and welcome addition to the bridal hair repertoire, and has featured in some of my favourite wedding looks this year. I thought it was about time I collected some inspiration for you, so that’s what we’re doing today!

First off, here’s some sleb-spiration – Hilary Duff, Molly Sims and Nicole Richie:

Simple and unadorned, it’s perfect:

Sources: Row 1 – Ashley Rose Photography via Green Wedding Shoes (left); Jen Huang Photography via Style Me Pretty (centre); Honey Heart Photography via Bridal Musings (right); Row 2 – The Becker (left); Diana Elizabeth Photography via Style Me Pretty (right); Row 3 – Caroline + Ben Photography via Style Me Pretty (left); Love Life Studios via Bridal Musings (centre); Christian Ward Photography via Rock My Wedding (right)

But you can also add a bit of sparkle and adornment:

Sources (clockwise from top left): 1- via Zimbio; 2 – Caroline + Ben Photography via Style Me Pretty; 3 – Vela Images via Magnolia Rouge; 4 – Marry Me Productions via Style Me Pretty; 5 – Lara Hannah via One Fab Day. 

Can’t decide between a bun and braids? You don’t have to!

Sources (clockwise from top left): 1 – Anushe Low/Always Andri via Rock My Wedding; 2 – via Total Beauty; 3 – Tec Petaja; 4 – via Sequins & Stripes.

If you don’t want to rock the look yourself, it’s perfect for your bridesmaids:

Sources: Row 1 – Pobke Photography via Polkadot Bride; Row 2 – DuRall Photography via Classic Bride (left); Jonathan Wherrett via Bridal Guide (right); Row 3 – Benjamin and Elise Photography via Green Wedding Shoes.

And don’t forget the littlest members of the party!

Sources: Louisa Bailey via Karen Willis Holmes (left); Q Weddings via Grey Likes Weddings (right)

Ballet Buns for Brides

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