Although genius hairstylists Richard Ward and James Pryce are still by Kate Middleton‘s side for the rest of her wedding day (and night), they managed to sneak us an email with the inside scoop about bride’s gorgeous down ‘do. Turns out, it was mostly her idea. “Catherine was very involved in her style and the look was her based on her personal preference,” they wrote to InStyle. “It was a matter of finding that balance between feeling natural and reflecting the occasion.” The style looks fairly simple, but the hairstylists noted that it was actually a thoughtfully-executed look. “The front was swept back in two sections on either side [of her head], and then twisted loosely and pinned gently at the back of the head,” they explained. “Her fringe was draped over her forehead to keep the style soft and romantic.”
PLUS! Click through our gallery to get more details on how Ward and Pryce created the world’s most famous bridal hairstyle!