As two bloggers, with very long, very straight hair (that struggles to hold even a wave for more than an hour or two) Elizabeth and I are always very jealous when we feature brides with curly hair.

But we get it. Even though it looks natural, gorgeous, and versatile, curly hair also has a tendency to be unruly, unpredictable, and notoriously difficult to style.

And when it comes to selecting a style for your wedding day, ideas for curly and afro hair styles are certainly thin on the ground.

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How pretty is this curly side pony with a flower adornment?  Photo by Elizabeth Messina via Munaluchi Bridal

But instead of pulling your hair out (see what we did there!) listen up to the beauty team at Martha Stewart Weddings, who have come up with simple, yet chic ideas for styling curly hair for your wedding.

And, as with their long-haired inspiration last week, they’ve been kind enough to share them with us.

So whether you want to let your locks loose, tame your awesome afro, or find a style that’s sleek and straightened, check out these three ways to style your curly hair for your wedding day.

Simply Adorned

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Perhaps our favourite look for curly haired brides, keeping it simple with some premium conditioning products and pretty accessories is all you need to rock your killer curls on your wedding day.

The organic look of your curls will contrast so nicely with dainty, pretty hair accessories like these little beauties from Twigs & Honey.

The team at Martha Stewart Weddings suggest standing in front of a white wall to work out if you have any problem curls, then perfecting their shape with a 1/4 inch curler.

Falling Softly

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This is such a pretty look for brides who want to let their curls fall naturally, while also keeping things a little neat and under control.

Half-up half-down hairstyles work as such a soft way to frame your face, while keeping your hair off it.

Chic, relaxed, and romantic, try securing with a braid at the back to add a little interest and detail from behind.

Primed & Polished

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While we’re all for natural tresses, for some curly haired brides, loose wavy locks on their wedding day simply won’t do. And if that’s you, a chic, coiffed style is the way to go.

The team at Martha Stewart Weddings created this look with “A little patience and a lot of heat” – applying plenty of heat-protecting serum, before blow-drying and straightening the hair.

Twisting it into a low pony creates an elegant, low maintenance finish, to a (secretly!) high maintenance style.

The Real Wedding Issue

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Let us know how you’re planning to wear your curly hair on your wedding day!

The Special Real Weddings Issue of Martha Stewart Weddings is on news stands now (in the US and Canada) and the digital edition (with nifty bonus features) is available to download on your iPad wherever you are in the world.

You can also shop the issue over on Revel!

For more wedding day hair inspiration, hit Our Hairstyle Archives + our Hair Ideas Board on Pinterest. 

Photographer: Tamara Schlesinger