I did this stunning up-do at a L’Oreal Professional Class. The class was about matching bride personalities to their hairstyle. Each Stylist was given a wedding scenario.
This up-do was to fit a down to earth bride that was having her reception at Sundance Resort. I especially liked the final touch of color, adding a gradient of green leaves to her side bun.
The model had very thick hair! To get this same look with thinner hair, try using a foam base. Foam Hair Foundation for Hair Bun