Morgan Mondays: Perfectly Coiffed

Hello on this lovely Monday!

My hair has always been a private obsession of mine. When I was little my mom used to give me free reign at the salon, and I’d always chop it off – loving the thrill of a giant transformation. Then I’d get home, and cry that I’d shorn my long locks. I dyed it temporary purple in college, not knowing that temporary means mostly permanent to a blonde head, and I reveled in the rebellion of an offbeat color. I’ve gone neon red, dark auburn, almost platinum, and every shade in between. My favorite look was a few years ago, where I had a great angled bob and pink tips!

So needless to say, hair is very important to me on my wedding day. My moms advice was so wonderfully “mom-ish”: “You’re so good with your hair! Can’t you do it yourself?” Knowing how much is involved in teasing, styling and shellacking hair to hold up throughout a wedding day, I don’t think I’d trust myself! As I mentioned last week, the very talented Nicole Nguyen of Blush is doing my wedding day look, and we chatted extensively about hairstyles.

When I first started dreaming up ideas for my hair, I don’t think I even knew what my venue was yet, let alone my wedding theme or my dress! I envisioned something sleek and glamorous, with a little romance.

curled fancy updo

The height and large curls in the back are so beautiful! Perfect for showing off my fabulous wedding earrings!
black tie updo

A style like that’s swept back and off the face wouldn’t require any fussing throughout the day – and it looks lovely from so many angles!

Now, after I’ve found my gorgeous slightly sorbet-hued tulle ballgown, I know I need to soften the look dramatically, and play off the “fairytale” aspect of my dress. Nicole and I have been busy dreaming up the perfect ‘do, and a few different ideas stand out in my mind:

Loose and Lovely

red carpet wedding hairReese gets it right every time. Not only is this look totally classic, but its romantic without looking messy. Since I’m having an evening, black-tie-optional affair, I still want a formal look.

long down wedding hair

 Dianna Agron continues to be my fashion spirit guide. Though this look is a little more retro, with the right accessories it could be tweaked to err on the modern side.

Curled and Coiffed

wedding hair inspirationThis lovely twisted look from a styled shoot on 100 Layer Cake blew me away. It’s like a down and an up look in one! wedding hair photos

This is by far my favorite (I saved it for last!) because of the pure romance of it. So many beautiful tendrils, gorgeous from multiple angles, and easy to tuck in a headband or pretty bobby pins.

We’ll see what I end up with! I hope some of these inspire you!

xoxo – Morgan Elizabeth




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