Wedding Hairstyle Ideas for Short Hair

Looking through Pinterest, it seems like most of the wedding hairstyles often require long hair. From braids to intricate updos, ladies with short hair often feel limited when deciding on the right style for their big day.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need long locks to be a stunning bride. Whether you’ve got a pixie cut or rocking pink ombre hair that reaches to your waist, you have plenty of options when it comes to your wedding hairstyle.

Here are some ideas to consider if you’ve got short hair:

If you have short, curly hair…
Leave it au natural and just accessorize! Sometimes the best thing to do is to keep things simple with your hair and dress it up with an ornate hair clip or a headband. A woman featured on Brides Magazine showed off her natural curls and put on an oversized gold accessory for that wow factor, which can work just as well with your hair.

If you have a pixie cut…
Channel your Audrey Hepburn and sweep your hair to the side. Styling won’t take long, as a quick blowout with a brush should do the trick, finishing off with some hairspray, clay or pomade to keep your hair in tact. The side swept bangs can be held in place with embellished pins or even bobby pins to keep things minimal but classic. Another accessory you could add is a birdcage veil, which can be worn in various ways as seen on Stylish Wife, though it might be best to wear it on an angle, depending on the design of the veil and how much of your face you want to cover.

If you have a bob…
Try beach waves. Those soft, bohemian waves look just as good on short hair as they do on long hair. While a curling iron will get the job done, a one-inch flat iron works best on thicker hair, as Glamour’s beauty editor at large Theodore Leaf explains in a styling video featured on The Scene. Leaf states that the iron will really press your hair and still give you the wave. The key is to section your hair and create curls away from the face but alternate the direction of curls as you move back. Make sure to stretch out each curl and finger comb with pomade once your hair has completely cooled.

If you have shoulder length hair or a lob…
Wear a headband. Thinner bands look best on shorter cuts, which is perfect since most wedding hairbands are quite delicate, accented with crystals, pearls, flowers, etc. To make your hair work around the headband, experts from The Right Hairstyles suggest that you wear your hair half up, teasing the top half to give yourself some more volume. It’s up to you whether you’d like a few strands falling out at the front or keep everything neat by pinning or spraying your hair down. This look almost has a princess vibe that would look gorgeous on any bride with this hair length.


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Welcome, 2017

Happy New Year from our families to yours! We are so thankful for the couples who invited us to be a part of their wedding in 2016, and can’t wait to meet more happy couples that the holiday engagement season brings. 2016 brought us quite a few highlights, including:

  • Tickled Pink’s 7 year birthday
  • One of our favorite styled shoots ever, which you can see here, featured on Ruffled
  • Brittany and her husband Sam renewed vows in a Vegas wedding chapel
  • Our Tickled Pink planner, Michelle, both graduated with an event management degree, AND got married! 
  • Kristi’s promotion to Lead Planner for our company, which has been such an exciting transition 
  • Featured wedding publications on The Knot, and various wedding blogs
  • Time well spent volunteering for Community Based Care of Central Florida’s annual gala
  • Many new friendships within our vendor community!

Looking back, it’s safe to say that 2016 was a fantastic year and we are really looking forward to seeing what 2017 will bring. In the past year I’ve learned that sometimes you just have to put the big scary thing out there into the world. Need change? Say it out loud. Then actually do something differently. Want to try that new project? Then you have to start it.  What’s scarier than the “big scary thing”? Never even trying.  Set small goals, take those baby steps, and over time the transformation will happen. 

So cheers to the coming year, and all the adventure that lies ahead! Happy New Year!

1-of-365

Real Wedding: Michelle + Shane at Cypress Grove

Today’s real wedding post is near and dear to our hearts. What happens when a planner gets married? The most stylish and sweet, fabulous yet intimate feeling wedding, of course! Tickled Pink planner Michelle was married to her sweetheart Shane last weekend at Cypress Grove Estate House. A year’s worth of planning was flawlessly executed by her handpicked team of vendors, and none of us could have asked for a better day. 

Perfect weather? Check.

Handwritten vows that left us all looking for tissues? Check.

Amazing design? Check.

Delicious dinner and dessert? Check.

Music that kept us on our feet all night? Check!

The Robinsons delivered a sneak peek of wedding photos, and videographer Brandon Kari turned around a trailer in a day. Clearly, we couldn’t wait another minute to share with you!

Venue // Cypress Grove Estate House

Photography // By The Robinsons

Videography // Brandon Kari Productions

Floral // Bluegrass Chic

DJ // Our DJ Rocks

Catering // Big City Catering

Desserts // Two Sweets Bake Shop

Dress // Calvet Couture

Rentals // Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Vintage Furniture Rentals // RW Style

Dance, Dream and Inspire with Us in October!

Right now I’m working on decor planning for a special event benefitting Community Based Care of Central Florida. It’s an organization that serves families and children who have been victims of — or at risk for — neglect, abuse or abandonment. With so many programs supporting foster youth in this area, and with the knowledge of the amount of foster youth in Central Florida, it’s been my pleasure to get involved and help in one way I know how…event planning!

Dance, Dream and Inspire is an annual event raising money and awareness for Community Based Care. It’s a dance competition, much like Dancing with the Stars, with local celebrities and professional dancers on stage performing at Hard Rock Live. With the help of friends at Swag Decor and Lowe and Behold, we’re helping to coordinate decor to make this event really pop!

I would love to see you there on October 22, 2016! VIP tickets including a pre-party at Hard Rock’s Lennon Room are on sale now at dancedreaminspire.com. This also includes seating for the live performance. Table sponsors at various levels are also listed on the website. Balcony seats are even on sale for only $20 on Groupon!  This is a night not to miss, and I hope you’ll join us! 

Real Wedding: Alycia & Matt at Bella Collina

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Planning // Tickled Pink Brides

Photography // Best Photography

Venue // Bella Collina

Floral // Velvet & Twine

DJ & Lighting // Our DJ Rocks

Cake // The Sugar Suite

Linens // Over The Top

Rentals // A Chair Affair 

Beauty // LeJeune Artistry