Are floral crowns a classic wedding element, or a trend that has managed to stick around? It’s hard to say. In Ancient China, brides traditionally wore orange blossom wreaths on their wedding day, and Elizabeth Taylor crowned herself with hyacinths before she said “I do” to fellow actor Richard Burton in 1964. Throughout the centuries, brides have worn flowers in their hair to symbolize youth, fertility, and the natural cycle of life.
Modern flower crowns are less about tradition and symbolism than they are about color-schemes and overall aesthetics. Floral wreaths work at any time of year, but with the vibrant Spring and Summer wedding seasons quickly approaching, we need even more inspiration to fuel our creativity here in the Bride & Blossom studio.
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We love the juxtaposition of ripe berries and petite pink roses in this wreath. The great thing about berries and sturdy little flowers like these is that your crown will stay fresh throughout your entire ceremony and reception!
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Succulents are a major floral trend right now, so making a crown out of the tiny green plants is a natural extension of everyone’s succulent-obsession.
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If a full crown isn’t your style, weaving individual blooms into an elaborate updo may be the perfect way to subtly embrace this floral design element.
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For Bohemian brides, brides with shades of purple in their color palettes, or couples who want to embrace nature during their ceremonies, nothing beats a classic lavender wreath. When made out of dried lavender (see image below), this crown will literally last forever.
If you’ve been dreaming of a veil since childhood, or have a family heirloom that you’re planning to wear, that doesn’t mean that flower crowns are out of the question. You could wear one for the ceremony and another for the reception. Another option is to make your flower girl’s life (so far) and have your florist put together a festive design for the fairy princess in your life.