Elegant Side-Swept Braided Updo

Though Susan is a fan of tousled bohemian hairstyles, she wanted a structured, elegant updo that would complement the evening’s polished, formal feel. “It was big and romantic,” Susan says. “I wanted the style to be off-centered to help balance the dress and give off an effortless feel. The look had to be formal enough for black tie, but—as with everything else in my wedding—I didn’t want it to look too fussy.”

Though Susan is a fan of tousled bohemian hairstyles, she wanted a structured, elegant updo that would complement the evening’s polished, formal feel. “It was big and romantic,” Susan says. “I wanted the style to be off-centered to help balance the dress and give off an effortless feel. The look had to be formal enough for black tie, but—as with everything else in my wedding—I didn’t want it to look too fussy.”

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