I am so excited to be announcing that this week’s blog post about Beach Wedding Hair was written by Dean Sanderson! For those of you who don’t know, Dean Sanderson is a popular destination wedding photographer based in one of my favorite places in the world: Riviera Maya, Mexico! There are so many great tips for you to consider when choosing your Beach Wedding Hair – from a photographer 🙂

Beach Wedding Hair: The Photographers Opinion.

Photo Credit: Dean Sanderson

As a wedding photographer in Cancun and the Riviera Maya I can assure you that it’s the little things that will become the big things on your wedding day. And one of those little things that can become a big thing is not thinking about the wind when you choosing your hairstyle.

I love beach weddings. They are romantic and beautiful, but they are also windy. Not the kind of wind that will blow sand in your face or make it unbearable, but just enough to cool you and your guests off… And blow your hair in your face.

So when choosing a how to wear your hair, please think of style where it is under control. Personally, I prefer a lose updo as I like to see some hair blowing in the wind rather than a ballerina style tight bun. But there are a lot of styles to choose from that will work with your hair and your style.


Photo Credit: Dean Sanderson


And if you are one of those girls that prefer to have her hair down because it thins out your face or you just simply prefer it, then not all is lost. It’s not all about having your hair up, it’s more about having your hair under control. Choosing a style that is brought to one side or down the back might be right for you.

If you need some inspiration, then we have put together a Pinterest Board that has a lot of great styles we love.

Which brings me to another great point, please have photographs to show your hair stylist what you want. In Cancun and the Riviera Maya most of the stylist speak Spanish as their first language and a picture is a much better method to communicate.

Photo Credit: Dean Sanderson

When I talk about hair, people often ask me about a veil. A veil will blow in the wind, and in my opinion, they look great. However, I suggest getting a veil that is at least fingertip in length as any shorter and it will be difficult to control.

And please pin the veil in. If it is not pinned in with a bobby pin through the comb, it’s almost guaranteed to come out. I’ve seen it where a hair stylist says to not worry as it’s in there ‘really in there tight’, only to see the bride walking down the aisle with her father and the veil come out and land 15-20ft in a tree.


Photo Credit: Dean Sanderson


I hope this helps you be that little bit better prepared for your wedding. If you are getting married in Mexico and are looking for a wedding photographer in Cancun and/or the Riviera Maya, please check out our website at Dean Sanderson Weddings as we would love to hear from you.

Thank you,
Dean Sanderson


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