Flowers bring the romance, beauty and whimsy to a wedding day, and I am sure most of us can agree the more the merrier.There are so many different ways to include flowers in your special day beyond bouquets and centerpieces. Today we’ll be looking at a few different ways of incorporating flowers into your hair, a fun and creative way to enhance your hairstyle and overall bridal look.
For all of you flower children out there, a flower crown is a great way to channel your bohemian spirit. When designing a flower crown for your wedding day, there are a few different routes you can take.
A simple wreath of greens is always an elegant choice, and many types of greenery lend themselves well to crown making including Lemon Grass, Eucalyptus, Pine, and Rosemary. Rustic and ‘outdoorsy,’ these crowns are perfect for a forest wedding. Vibrant greens offer a great contrast to your white gown, while keeping your overall look modest and natural. Small-scale blooms like Baby’s Breath or micro Daisies are a great option if you want to add a light touch of florals to your otherwise all-green crown.
If you’re designing a full flower crown, playing with the crown’s symettry will help you decide what type of look you want. A crown that has flowers around the full perimeter means the crown will be fully symmetrical and have the same amount of flowers in the front and back. Some brides choose to have a crown that is all flowers in the front and just greens or ribbon in the back. Another modern look is to create a crown that has a large floral focal point and is heavily structured to one side. For example, the right side of the crown could host a cluster of flowers while the left is scarce.
While creating a crown it is important to pick flowers that go with your other arrangements and align with the season. It is also key that the flowers compliment your dress style. For example, if you’re wearing a silk low back dress, adding in White Tibet Roses or a single Orchid will flatter the sleekness, while a lacey Boho-inspired dress will respond beautifully to brightly colored Garden Roses or Daisies.
Flowers in the Rose family, especially Garden Roses and Spray Roses work very well for headpieces, as well as Mums, Sunflowers, Ranunculus, and Tropical Orchids. If you want to have multiple people in the wedding party wearing crowns, a great way to find that balance is to have your bridesmaids wear crowns of that same greenery that serves as the base for a more elaborate floral bridal crown.
Have fun with it and don’t be scared to experiment with wild and free and clean and simple.
If you’re looking for something a little more subtle, floral hair placements are a great option with limitless possibility. This can include a flower cluster on one side accentuating your profile, a flower barette placed in a low bun or one or two flowers highlighting a side ponytail.
When designing a floral hairpiece, you often want to pick a floral focal point and then play around the the space around it. A large garden rose, for exmaple, can be placed in the center, while smaller spray roses and greenery fill in the surrounding space. Attaching a cluster of blooms to a clip,comb, or barette ensures they will stay secure as you dance the night away.
Another popular bridal hairstyle is a low bun that rests right above your neck. Adding a floral piece right above the low bun (as seen below) can imitate a flower crown without covering your entire head. Starting with greens, and adding in a few special flowers really dresses up this simple and elegant look and adds a touch of romance.
Finally, there’s a new popular trend of attaching a cluster of flowers to the comb that holds your veil in place. Baby’s Breath, Greenery and even smaller flowers like Spray Roses serve this purpose well. This simple touch allows you to have the best of both worlds: the coveted classic veil with a festive touch of stylish florals.
Depending on your bridal style, sometimes the best way to incorporate flowers into your hair is by avoiding structure entirely. After you’ve chosen your hairstyle, be it a French twist, a Dutch braid, or a messy low bun, you can simply add flowers whereever you see fit! This works well with smaller clusters of blooms like micro Daisies, Lavender, Baby’s Breah, and Spray Berries. Braids lend themselves well to this because there are so many nooks and crannies to house the flowers, and creates a long sough after Rapunzel look. Adding flowers to a messy braid or bun is a great way to polish it up and keep it looking intentional.
Enhancing your wedding hair with flowers is a great way to incorporate romance and elegance no matter what style you choose.