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“You might not think to wear your hair down when you’ve got a lot going on with the neckline,” Vetica says. “But depending on the fabric, it can actually work beautifully.” For Cate Blanchett’s Oscar Award-winning look, Vetica created movable waves that would lie comfortably over her bejeweled lace dress. “It’s elegant and Old Hollywood,” he says, and would be beautiful in a more conservative setting.

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Delphine dress, $3,312, by Sarah Janks at The Dress Theory, 1525 W. Lewis St., San Diego, 619.876.5018

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An exaggerated French twist – like on Marion Cotillard, seen here – looks anything but matronly when paired with a haute couture strapless gown and deep red lips. “This is a very high-fashion look that would be perfect for a black-tie wedding taking place in a glamorous venue,” Vetica says. “It’s chic and sophisticated, and will be timeless in photos.”

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Betrothed dress, $4,390, by Anne Barge at The Bustle, 1011 Camino del Mar #114, Del Mar, 858.523.9254

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The perfect complement to a one-shouldered gown with lots of detailing? A sculpted but soft half updo to give the dress a softer, romantic look. “Anything slick or pulled back would be too severe for a bride,” Vetica says. Channel Naomi Watts and try loose finger curls and an artfully arranged, pin-tucked sideswept bun to keep the vibe fresh for a free-spirited bride saying “I do” on a beach or in a rose garden.

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Silk chiffon RK304 gown, $5,555, by Romona Keveza Collection at Bridal Galleria, 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 415.362.2277

Gowns and hairstyles have a yin and yang quality that’s not unlike a good marriage: Both must work together to create an ideal balance. “Proportion, dimension and silhouettes are all important when coming up with your overall wedding-day look,” says L.A.-based celebrity hairstylist Robert Vetica, who crafted the hairdos below. Here, he shares some tips on making sure your wedding-day fashion and beauty choices bring out the best in one another. “When you’re walking down the aisle, you want to feel confident, beautiful and, most importantly, comfortable,” Vetica says. “The last thing you need is to be fidgeting with your hair or getting it snagged on sequins you’d forgotten about.” By considering the overall look you are trying to achieve, as well as other factors (such as the material of your dress and the weather), you and your hairstylist can create a dream wedding style you’ll be proud to show your future grandchildren. Click through the slideshow for a crib sheet.