Choosing the final touches for your wedding day look, you’ve been flirting with the thought of wearing hair flowers. But all the ideas you are finding in bridal magazines and on Pinterest and Instagram seem a bit ‘extra.’ While the floral fantasy headpieces and crowns look incredibly beautiful in fashion editorials, they may come across as ‘over the top’ in real life. You invested so much time, energy, and let’s be honest, money, in finding the perfect wedding dress after all – flower accessories should complement your bridal ensemble rather than distract from it.
We always get excited when our brides bring up the topic of hair flowers, asking for ways to accentuate their locks with a floral touch. We start the conversation by considering their bridal style and how they will be wearing their hair in combination with their floral theme, wedding colors, and the season in which they will be getting married. Read on for inspirational hair flower looks worn by our Real BB Brides over the years.
Loose Tresses With Subtle & Sweet Blooms
Pretty, effortless, understated. Adding a flower or two to a long, pinned-back hairstyle or chignon helps to create an undeniably romantic vibe.
For her mid-summer garden wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Upstate New York, bride Emma secured her half-up/half-down do with a fresh cluster of white jasmine flowers.
Brides Katie and Kara were married in fall at Stone Mill at New York Botanical Garden. Florals took cue from the autumn beauty emanating from the venue’s natural setting. The couple fashioned their loose, low buns with seasonal touches of baby’s breath and sprigs of cedar.
Bride Cammie’s summer wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden was the epitome of natural enchantment. Cammie accented her half-up, half-down do with white spray roses, dahlias, and eucalyptus. Her bridesmaids wore headpieces made of fuchsia spray roses, red dahlias, and eucalyptus, followed by the flower girls who wore crowns made of lavender.
Bridal Flower Crown
Perhaps, the most obvious choice for wedding hair flowers is a floral crown. This is an ideal look for the bride who wants a little more blooming flair than a single flower and a few pieces of greenery.
At first thought, you may associate the bridal floral crown with styles that lean toward bohemian and rustic. But bride Christina showed how a circular headpiece made of fresh flowers is used to complete a look that is organic, yet elegant. For her wedding at The Foundry, she and her Maid of Honor accessorized with graceful floral crowns of spray roses, ranunculus, baby’s breath, and parvifolia eucalyptus.
For her beachfront nuptials at Gurney’s Montauk, bride Shelley finished her special day look with a delicate floral crown of Italian ruscus, jasmine vine, spray roses, and baby’s breath accented with cascading ivory ribbon.
South Indian Long Floral Braid
From rituals to decor to accessories, flowers are an integral element of Indian weddings. Brides wear a long braid adorned with colorful, sweet-smelling florals. Instead of a bouquet, bride Rashna honored her culture by wearing the South Indian traditional hairstyle. “Brides usually wear carnations,” she says. “But I went with roses, because I liked their dramatic look.” Rashna complemented her vibrant saree with red and coral hued roses and baby’s breath cascading down her back to striking effect.
Brides have been wearing flowers in their hair since the medieval times. Even if the jaw-dropping floral headpieces splashed across the Internet and social media are not for you, there a plenty of ways to wear incorporate flowers into your wedding hairstyle. We hope these these lovely looks worn by Real BB Brides inspire you to consider this blossoming trend that has stood the test of time.