Photo sources: 1. Once Wed / Rylee Hitchner Photography 2. The Knot / Ciara Richardson Photography 3. Celadon Celery
Floral crowns as a wedding headpiece instead of a wedding veil are hot on the scene and today Strictly Weddings shares inspiration that we are certain will tug at the heartstrings of every kind of bride. Popularized by the recent love affairwith the 'bohemian chic' wedding style, the renaissance of flower head pieces has kindled the creativity of floral designers around the world. What began predominantly as whimsical and wild has now evolved into a range of looks from sophisticated, romantic to dramatic. We've selected some of our absolute favorites and in this feature show you seven different ways to rock your floral crown.
1. Select Monobotanic Blooms
We love the impact and drama of selecting one type of floral and letting its intrinsic nature shine. Whether it's the lushness and particular hue of a coral rose or the delicateness of a royal purple dendrobium orchid, the effect of bundling mono botanic buds provides all the beauty of the most fashionable statement piece.
Photo Sources: 1. Bridal Musings / Lora Grady Photography 2.Wedding Chicks / Michelle Warren Photography 3. Art of Love / Design by Table Art 4. Strictly Weddings / Paula Ohara Photography 5. Sweet Violet Bride / A.W. Photography
2. Style with Asymmetric Design
As these gorgeous floral crowns illustrate, there are many creative ways to incorporate floral into your crown. Tuck in a cluster or a single large bloom to the side. For an ultra soft design, incorporate drippy floral like amaranthus. Or for a more whimsical look, allow the floral to cascade over the shoulder on one side.
Photo sources: 1. Style Me Pretty / Kay English Photography 2. Style Me Pretty / Life in Bloom Photography 3. Alixann Loosle Photography 4. Celadon Celery 5. Wedding Chicks / Michelle Warren Photography
3. Go Big & Bold
Strong and sophisticated, we love the editorial feel of these bold looks. For our brides with a lot of spunk and a penchant for high style, an ultra lush combination of dynamic floral and lots of texture is a fabulous way to express it!
Photo Sources: 1. Original Source Unknown 2. The Brides of Oklahoma / Amanda Watson Photography 3. The Frosted Petticoat / Creatrix Photography
4. Combine with a Drop Veil
For those who wouldn't dream of forgoing the classic beauty of the bridal veil, consider combining it with an elegant floral crown. Reminiscent of the timeless elegance of a royal wedding, the result is a soft ethereal look that oozes vintage romance.
Photo Sources: 1. Erica Elizabeth Design / Caroline Tran Photography 2. Green Wedding Shoes / Laura Gordan Photography 3. Erica Elizabeth Design / Caroline Tran Photography 4. Head Pieces by Mignonne / Rachel Soloman Photography 5. Bridal Musings / Design by Enchanted Atelier
5. Stay Seasonal
While we see the majority of floral crowns donned by summer brides embracing the natural beauty of an outdoor ceremony, these head pieces are just as beautiful in every season. Consider an elegant autumn crown of dried blossoms or this deep, rich red floral crown for a striking contrast to your winter white wedding.
1. 100 Layer Cake / Design by Tinge Floral / Blush Photography 2. Style Me Pretty / Judy Pak Photography 3. Red Leaf Boutique / Simply Rosie Photography 4. Hello May Bridal Blog 5. Original Source Unknown
6. Embrace the Greenery
Channel your inner Greek goddess with a leafy green crown with simple floral adornment. How gorgeous is the natural look of this grape vine crown? Equally stunning is the soft greens of beautifully bound eucalyptus with the refreshing pop of orange ranunculus.
1. Polk A Dot Bride / Ella Gamlen Photography 2. Lace in the Desert
7. Don Fine Silk Floral
Without a water source, there is always the worry of fresh floral crowns wilting before the bride's walk down the aisle. If you are getting married in the height of summer or are planning on an extended photo session, a finely crafted silk floral crown may be the perfect option for you. Not only are they often indistinguishable from fresh floral, your head piece becomes a special keepsake for forever after.
1. Design by WhichGoose / Yuna Leonard Photography 2. Original Source Unknown 3. Erica Elizabeth Design / Caroline Tran Photography 4. Chic Vintage Brides / Sibo Designs / Caroline Tran Photography 5. Gardens of Whimsy on Etsy
As we've seen today, there are many ways to style and accessorize your wedding look with a gorgeous floral crown. We've sourced our images from wedding designers, floral stylists and talented photographers throughout the world. If you've spotted a must-have design, be sure to explore the link to the original post for more ideas and inspiration!
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