Wedding Hair Trends: Flower Crown

Wearing a flower crown at a wedding is a tradition as old as the white dress, but nowadays it is an exciting trend with styles ranging from vintage and romantic to bohemian.

Lush peonies, scented roses, exotic frangipani or delicate baby’s breath? Options are endless, and the choice depends on the theme, the dress, the style of your venue and of course – the season. Your florist will tell you all about the seasonal blooms, while your hair dresser will have great ideas on how to style your crown. And the good news is that this trend isn’t just for brides. Floral crowns can be a replacement for bridesmaid bouquets, and they look so wonderful on flower girls!

If you want a statement floral hair accessory to match your romantic gown and correspond with your classical wedding theme, think roses, peonies, tulips and dahlias. It should look subtle and elegant, so don’t go for the full circle, oversized crown, and choose an asymmetric one which can be styled in various ways and looks great on very different types of brides.

Tiny blossoms like freesia, ranunculus and baby’s breath are perfect for smaller crowns to complement your elegant hair style, but you can also just pin in a few blooms here and there as an alternative to a classical floral crown.

Flower crown by My Violet, image by Caroline McCredie

The floral crown trend has been going on for a few years now, but each season brings new elements to it. Bohemian-style crowns are quite popular with modern brides, and you can pull off this look with a simple lace or crochet dress at an informal daytime ceremony. Use big, coloured blooms to make a fun contrast with your white gown, and combine them with a bit of greenery such as eucalyptus leaves of fern. Leafy crowns are the latest craze to replace the colourful ones, but if you prefer a vibrant on-trend style, think eclectic mixes with bright blossoms and feathers.

If you want an ideal floral crown for your beach wedding, consider using Australian indigenous blooms, vibrant frangipani or even mini citrus fruits. The combination of leaves and berries is a lovely choice for an autumn wedding, and colourful anemone can be a lovely addition for your countryside ceremony.

Even if you don’t like the idea of wearing a crown made from fresh flowers, you can still make this trend work for you. Perhaps a delicate crown made of tiny golden leaves would look fabulous with your dress? Maybe you would rather wear a bejewelled head piece?

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