Wedding Flower Crowns
One of the stunning additions to wedding flowers of the past few years has been the inclusion of wedding flower crowns for the bride, as well as for bridesmaids and flower girls. While newly in trend as wedding flower crowns, these fresh flower halos date back through the ages from numerous cultures, from Ancient Greece, Rome and China; Victorian Era; Ukraine; Polynesia and beyond. The styles of these beauties range so widely from petite and subtle wedding flower crowns to bold and elaborate ones. We’ve put together some of our favourite styles of wedding flower crowns for you.
Petite & Dainty Wedding Flower Crowns
Often made of Gypsophila (commonly known as Baby’s Breath) or other finer florals, these are a soft and romantic addition to the wedding look.
Boho Wedding Flower Crowns
For a hippie woodland feel, these crowns are usually more earthy in appearance with a wilder look, often including things like vines and berries to give it a ‘freshly picked from the garden’ feel. The also incorporate more textures and often more of a mix of colours than other styles.
Grouped Wedding Flower Crowns – To the Side, Low or High
These crowns usually cluster at one point and then taper gently towards the ends. They often have a focal group of larger blooms with smaller blooms and greenery arranged around this and thinning outwards. Depending on the hair style chosen they can either cluster on the one side of the head above the ear or and the back, tapering off around the sides of the head.
Foliage Wedding Flower Crowns
For a very simple and cost effective option, green crowns are a lovely alternative and can either have one single type of greenery used but often include more than one texture of greens.
Bold Statement Wedding Flower Crowns
Bolder flower crowns, very importantly, need to compliment the personality and style of the bride, because they are such a strong feature of her appearance on the day. This particular style of flower crown requires far more technical ability and thus you are likely to be quoted substantially more for a more elaborate crown. Because these crowns use far more flowers they can also be rather heavy to wear for an entire day and that should be taken into account.
Whimsical Wedding Flower Crowns
Whimsical flower crowns are of the daintier variety but are probably less symmetrical and looser in appearance, often using tapering blooms and tendrils to create a very soft, romantic look.
In closing, while flower crowns in appearance are mostly not heavy on the amount of flowers used, they require an enormous amount of technical skill to perfect and are fairly time consuming. SO… when your wedding florist quotes you an amount which seems ludicrous to you for the crown you have asked for, be forewarned. There is a LOT of work that goes into creating one of these beauties – to get the right shape and to make sure it can last… the whole day… out of water. You can find all of these gorgeous wedding flower crowns on our Pinterest board here.