Tuesday, February 28, 2017

FLORA DORA

Whether worn in a continuous circlet or sprinkled through your hair, flowers are a hot trend still burning like wildfire.   Floral wreaths aren't new to complimenting bridal wear.  Queen Victoria wore a wreath of orange blossoms with a veil of Honiton lace back in the 19th Century when she married Prince Albert. In the 1920s, brides wore a wreath of florals and long flowing veils with shorter dresses.  The trending wave we're seeing now for these spectacular floral accents may have to do with how beautifully this topping-it-all-off accessory goes with Boho as well as styles reminiscent of the 20s-30s era.  Below you'll more than a few options for donning flowers on your wedding day


THE REAL DEAL
There's nothing that looks and smells prettier than a wreath of real flowers circling your head.  Fresh can be ordered through your florist possibly echoing some of those in your bouquet.  
DRIED FLOWERS 
Some florists will also put dried flowers together for you but you can buy them ready made as well off sites like Etsy or in some specialty bridal shops.  Above is a mix of Baby's Breath and dried Roses 
HALF IS SOMETIMES BETTER THAN WHOLE
For some the wreath of flowers can be a bit much even overpowering a great hairstyle  This  floral piece above by Cindy Sheridan is half the size of most floral crowns and has an earthy feel that compliments simpler Boho styles.
SILK  AND FABRIC FLORALS
Did you know some silk florals in wreaths look just like fresh picked flowers out of the garden?  The  wreath I designed above is made up of silk Magnolias mixed with living ivy in both the headpiece and added to the front bodice.  Hand-rolled flowers can be made out of all kinds of fabric: dupioni, organza or shantung, sometimes in the same fabric as your gown.   


These small florals are live and scattered through the hair.  There are small silk florals on pins that an be dappled through long, flowing hair or updos.  Tip They really pop when the color you choose contrasts that of your hair.  Very chic touch!

CLUSTER OF FLOWERS
Real or silk, a cluster of flowers an be a magnificent touch especially if they pick up the accents of your bouquet.



CREDITS

Header Photo via Tumblr
Photo 1:  Floral Crown by Rhapsody Florals //Photography by Winter Tree Studios via Bride Chic
Photo 2: Floral Crown by Three Sisters Flowers and Events///Photography by Retrospect Images via Bride Chic
Photo 3: Floral Crown by Camilla Floral Design//Photography by Grace Kathryn via Bride Chic
Photo 4:  Baby's Breath Bride Lexi Moody Photogrphy via Bride Chic
Photo 5: Floral Wreath by Midge Floral Designs//Photography by Samantha Ong via Bride Chic
Photo 6: Head chic and gown by Amy-Jo Tatum
Photo 7: Photography: Antonio Crutchley //Dress by Amy-Jo Tatum//Hair and Make-up by Julie Morgan via Style Me Pretty
Photo 8:  Photo by Aura O'brien//Gown by Amy-Jo Tatum via Bride Chic
Photo 10: via Tumblr
Photo 11: via Magnolia Rouge

1 comment:

Ashley said...

Magnificent florals! Luv