Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles

Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles
 Are you planning to wear a hair half up half down wedding hairstyle for your wedding or engagement party? Here’s a simple and quick tutorial for a half up half down wedding hairstyle with a little bit extra finesse whipped up by the amazing Jordan Byers.
Half up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles
Half up Half down Wedding Hair
 Instructions

1. Start with loose waves in your hair.

2. Backcomb or tease the hair at the crown of your head.

3. Smooth out the top layer.

4. Twist one side of your hair and ***pin it about 2/3 of the way across your head*** (this is the big trick that will allow you to hide your tracks!)

5. Now twist the other side and tuck it under the first part.

6. Again, pin that piece about 2/3 of the way across your head.

Easy! And so pretty!

Photography: Tec Petaja // Hair and makeup: Jordan Byers // Wedding Dress: Marchesa // Robe:Alexandra Grecco

12.31.12 / DIY Weddings, Featured

Almond Fall Wedding Cake

Fall Wedding Cakes
 Here’s a fall wedding cake you could make at home. Its just a simple tiered cake covered with buttercream frosting and then decorated with rows of sliced almonds. We used sliced almonds without the skins to keep it more toward white and subtle but we also think it would be pretty to use the ones with the skins still on them for more texture and pattern. And then, just for fun, I made a little inspiration board from our Fall Weddings Pinterest board to give you a little more ideas of other weddings you could pair this fall wedding cake with…
 Inspiration board images: fall path by oe-wrout // dresses by asos fall collection // girl: unknown //  pears by margaret and joy
Fall Wedding Cake: Photography: Ali Harper // Cake: Sarah Dodge // Styling: Joy Thigpen

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Fishtail Bun Wedding Hair Tutorial

 Here’s a super lovely wedding hair tutorial we found on Pinterest…its really easy and simple.

Instructions

1) It looks like you want to start with some texture in your hair so go ahead and use some product and curl it up a little. You might want to back comb and tease it up some at the crown and in the back to add some more volume there, too. Then do a fishtail braid. This one is done to the side but it could also be done in the middle.

2) Then pull the braid so it loose and wide.

3)Twist it into a bun and secure with pins. So pretty!

For more wedding hair ideas check out the links below….

Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair

Wedding Hair Updoas

Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair II

(Please let us know if you know the original source for this tutorial so we can credit!)

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Foraged Fall Wedding Flowers

Fall Wedding Flower Ideas
Sarah of Honey of a Thousand Flowers is back with us today sharing more fall wedding flower ideas. Yesterday she showed us how to put together an amazing wedding ceremonies arch while today is all about simple and affordable fall wedding centerpieces. More from Sarah “I think the prettiest thing in the fall, even more so than actual fall wedding flowers, are just plain leaves. They would make stunning and affordable centerpieces. The tutorial below is for a simple fall foliage arrangement.”
 Wedding Flower Instructions
1.     Start with your stems of leaves that have the strongest stems in the vase and build a base for your arrangement, this will create the overall shape.  If you need something to hold them in place you can use chicken wire in the vase.
2.     Put in secondary flowers. For this arrangement it was the bronze colored hanging amaranthus at the base.
3.     Add vine or the flower that is the lightest and airiest to your arrangement. I like to keep the arrangement asymmetrical, so this vine was placed more on one side than the other.
4. You have a finished centerpiece perfect for any fall wedding!

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