Unique Flower Crown Styles to top off your wedding dress
Flower crowns have been around for hundreds of years, their significance and popularity differ depending on culture and time period. The earliest common example that comes to mind is the iconic wreath of laurels worn by Julius Caesar, but he surely wasn’t the first (or last!) to don this highly popular headpiece. For some cultures, a flower crown is worn at a wedding as a blessing of fertility during married years – in other cultures, flower crowns are traditionally worn by both the bride and the groom during the ceremony. It seems that no matter the place in time and space, a halo of blooms remains a treasured accessory for a bride (or her flower girls, her bridesmaids, etc) on her wedding day. Here’s a quick look at a few styles that have captured our attention here at Weddingful.
Orange sunbursts, deep red leaves, a speckling of a few dried strawflowers – an Autumn flower crown can be just as vibrant as a summer one! Dried flowers convey a special kind of beauty when featured in a fall-themed crown, representing the setting of the hot summer sun and the beginning of a bountiful harvest. For weddings that are set in a rustic venue like a barn, breezy meadow, comfy backyard, or country cottage, an Autumn flower crown looks especially beautiful as it reflects the rustic textures and warm colours of its surroundings.
All For The Eyes
Let’s be frank – when it comes to choosing a flower crown, there are no “correct” options, and on top of that, there are many options to choose from! When speaking with a florist, you’ll soon learn that you can have any colour, shape, size, and style that you like – the decision is all up to you. If you’re feeling confronted with too many choices, you can opt for a flower crown colour that accentuates your eyes (or matches your shoes, belt, etc). This bride’s choice of electric blue provides an energetic pop that immediately draws attention to her deep blue eyes – you’ll never go wrong by crowning yourself with colours that bring out your natural beauty.
Bohemian styles have been around for almost 200 years, beginning in 19th Century Europe where the word “bohemian” was used to refer to people choosing a transient lifestyle infused with the literary, musical, and visual arts. A bohemian look typically blends various ethnic styles into one, with an emphasis on incorporating historical elements as well. The flower crown pictured here is reminiscent of the halo of laurels that might be seen on a Greek goddess, but with bold pink blooms that give a hint of the exotic. If you’re looking for a captivating and ethnically-inspired look, opt for a bohemian flower crown like this one!
Not only for summer, floral crowns have the ability to adapt for a wedding in any season. In this example, a winter bride dons an evergreen crown full of juniper berries in a design that displays the texture and colour of winter life. Far from the typical red-and-green theme of holly and berries, this subtle juniper crown exudes sophistication, while still characterized by a holiday vibe.
We’ll say once, and we’ll say it again: you’ll never go wrong with white on your wedding day! This luscious white crown doesn’t use colour to attract – instead, it uses size and shape, displaying a dynamic assortment of blooms that vary from large and soft to beady and textured. The result is a luscious, generous display that retains a classic character in all white.
A fascinator is a style of hat that tends to perch on top of the head instead of enveloping it, usually attached by a small headband or comb. When a fascinator takes shape in a flower crown, it will be characterized by a smaller, more concentrated patch of blooms with an off-center focal point. This rustic example shows how a fascinator-style crown can interest to a bridal look without forming a complete halo – for brides looking to add a small dash of colour, a fascinator-style flower crown is the way to go.
Looking for something a bit on the wild side? Look to Art Deco, a style born of the early 1900s, entering full swing in the 1930s. In terms of headwear, ladies in the 30s were most often seen wearing a style called a cloche hat, which hugs the head closely and extends downwards to cover the ears. This flower crown is reminiscent of an era when feathered and beaded headbands of the 20s began to mix with the snug, cloche hats of the 30s, creating a historically inspired look that’s as wild as it is beautiful.
Match the flowers in your crown to the flowers in your bouquet, and you’ll finish with a well-composed look that looks effortless and balanced, with just enough splashes of colour to brighten up a brilliant white dress.
Popular for centuries, a halo-style crown draws a neat circle atop the entire head in a wide, flowery ring. This style is great for a flower-loving bride who truly wants to create a centrepiece of her floral crown, as a full halo makes quite the statement!
If your wedding decor features timeless antique silverware, coloured glass, old steamer trunks, woven rugs, golden candelabras, or other vintage-inspired elements, a flower crown full of electric pops of colour is sure to clash. Instead, opt for the pale pinks and creams (roses and rosebuds are a great choice) that will suit the faded, romantic, and antique atmosphere of the occasion. Looking for inspiration? Stop by a thrift store or antique store to see the flowery motifs that decorate the antique china, and get flowers to replicate the design.
For brides who are looking to push the boundaries or normal (like this bride, who had a colourful courthouse wedding), go for something bold and exotic! These bright red roses leave no question as to the celebratory feeling of getting married – this design is bursting with energy and life!
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