Wedding Hair Inspiration: Romantic Bridal Ponytails

Wedding Hair Inspiration: Romantic Bridal Ponytails

When it comes to planning your big day it can be easy to get stuck into the nitty gritty of décor, guest lists, invites and cakes, but there comes a time when you have to bring the focus back to yourself. Your chosen hair style is a huge part of your overall look, and should complement your dress and overall aesthetic of the day! For example, if you choose a minimalist look, you might opt for a slick low ponytail, or for a boho look you might add beachy texture. We’ve hand-picked our favourite romantic bridal ponytails to inspire your wedding hairstyle, so start creating that moodboard for your hair stylist.

Photo by Jenna McElroy

1. Modern, chic and very laid-back, this slick loop ponytail is ideal for ladies with poker straight locks.

2. A long ponytail with a big wave and plenty of height at the crown highlights the cheekbones and shows off impressive back details.

3. If a super slicked back, high pony isn’t your thing, then try a low-slung, high-texture ponytail with a few face-framing pieces, curled for extra softness. Accent with a heavy metal hair accessory like a gold cuff for a look that’s part wedding, part red carpet.

4. This perfectly polished bridal ponytail with a mesh pearl-studded bow looks effortlessly elegant and gives a touch of grown-up fun to an already beautiful look.

5. An architectural half-bun, half-ponytail contemporary bridal hairstyle that is a minimalist’s dream!

Hair by Emma K Creative Styling

6. Oh the glamour! For brides looking for the wow factor a dramatic ponytail style like this would be perfect.

7. An elegant mid-ponytail with plenty of volume at the crown, and tendrils wrapped around the textured bunch to give it a boho finish.

Hair by Claire Barry Hair Stylist

8. Proof that a bridal ponytail looks just as good in short hair as it does in long!

9. If you have long, thick locks, who needs hair accessories. Use your hair wrap to your bunch for added texture and definition. This sophisticated mid pony has a satisfyingly undone vibe, and is the perfect style to frame your face and show off a statement neckline or open-back gown.

10. Have your heart set on a statement hairband? Then let it take centre stage with a sleek, wrapped low ponytail.


11. For a dress with lots of drama at the back, chose a pretty bridal ponytail with face-framing waves.


12. This ultra-low pony hits right at the nape of the neck and features a sleek crown and long straight strands.

13. Why choose between a braid and a ponytail when you can have both. Frame your face with an undone halo braid, and pull it back into a loosely waved ponytail.

14. Add a loose fishtail braid to your ponytail for added texture and volume. Extra bonus styling points for tying off with a ribbon.

Hair by Hair By Martina King | Photo by Niall Scully Photography via One Fab Day

15. For a more modern bridal look, a bridal ponytail is perfect.


16. Skipping the veil? For the bride set on a ponytail hair style, a chic pony tail wrap is the perfect finishing touch. 

17. We love face-framing waves for extra softness. This bridal ponytail can easily be switched to loose waves after the ceremony.

Hair by Stylicious

18. A soft, tousled textured pony like this beauty would be ideal for a boho or beachy bridal look.

Hair by Dominique Kane Hair

19. Yes, your bridesmaid’s can rock wedding ponytails too. How fab is this look?

20. A relaxed, loosely waved low ponytail with wispy tendrils gives this a laid-back romantic vibe, and is perfect for warmer weather.

Hair by Soyi Makeup & Hair | Photo by Radostina Boseva

21. More of a braided ponytail kinda bride? This intentionally messy look complete with dainty bow is incredibly romantic.

22. Natural looking loose curls, pulled back into a full bunch – effortless!


23. This double knot pony is a creative and elegant twist on a traditional ponytail, perfect for brides who who want something a little more loose or casual as opposed to an updo.


24. Loving the bridal hair bows and ribbons hair accessory look? It pairs perfectly with a wedding ponytail!

Hair by The March Hair | Photo by Gillian Higgins Photography via One Fab Day

25. Think you can’t rock a veil with a ponytail? Think again!

26. Add a bow to your low pony after you remove your veil to dress up that cute bridal ponytail!

Hair by Danielle Whelan | Photo by Under the Veil via One Fab Day

27. Elevate a well-centered style by wrapping a piece of your hair around the ponytail elastic for a chic and polished look.

Hair by Emma K Creative Styling | Photo by Michelle Prunty via One Fab Day

28. A slick ponytail allows your hair accessories and drop earrings to shine.

Reasons to Choose a Bridal Ponytail

  • You can easily take it down after the ceremony to change up your look for evening.
  • It’s a great style to hold a veil in place.
  • You can swap out your veil for a statement bow later on.
  • It’s ideal to keep you cool at a destination or summer wedding.

Looking for even more hairspiration? Check out our favourite bridal hair features and here’s where to shop beautiful bridal bows and ribbons.

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