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January 14, 2013

Brideology: Flowers in Her Hair


In her fifth Brideology post, Cara ponders a floral headpiece for her big day.

There is one accessory I know I want to be part of my wedding-day style–a floral wreath for a headpiece. I’m probably getting a-“head” of myself here (pun intended, of course). I don’t have a dress yet, but I just love the earthy, feminine look of a floral crown. Plus, my mom wore one, and it would be really nice to give that nod to my parents’ wedding. Hers mixed pink and white flowers and had ribbons down the back. She still has it today!

The boho bride in me has always loved this idea, but since seeing current versions on the runway at Claire Pettibone and on Kate Moss’s bevy of flower girls last year, I’m now obsessed.

Here are some of my favorite fresh flower looks:

These big blooms: WOW. “Statement headpieces” are just like a statement earring or necklace–they work well on their own to dress up an outfit.

Orange & Red | Green & White | Green & Purple

These daintier versions are lovely too, and could be paired with more jewelry or a busier dress without looking over-accessorized.

Multicolored | All White | Lavender & Blue

Keeping the overall wedding color palette in mind is important when picking out flowers for headpieces. I love matching the crown to the bouquets–either exactly the same flowers and colors or just similar elements. These images kind of make me giddy, they’re so beautiful.

Matching the bouquet to the crown makes your look instantly photo-shoot-ready!

Green & RedOrange & Green | Lavender & White

A traditional veil is also very special, and I wouldn’t want to miss out on my only chance to wear one! So now I’m thinking flower crown AND veil, like the images below. With a very light, simple veil and a crown that has some white or light colors, it totally works. I would probably wear it just for the ceremony.

Three options here: veil in the back, under or over the crown. It works every way!

Behind crown | Under crown | Over crown

One thing I worry about is that the flowers may not stay intact for the whole night, especially through the dancing! I also like headbands that are floral-inspired, or even a sash tied around as a headband. I would probably wear it more forward on my head. I tried it out a few ways below:

Anyone have experience with a floral crown? Or did you go with a headband? How did you wear it?

Until next time!
Cara

Comments

Kate January 17, 2013 at 10:21 am

Love how beautiful and fresh this look is . I saw this site where it shares your same sentiment about floral crowns–and how to make them. Thought you might be interested! http://www.designsponge.com/2013/01/wintery-floral-head-wreath.html#more-161205

Cara January 17, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Hi Kate,
Glad you enjoyed the post! Thank you for sending that link! I love a good DIY project – looks pretty easy and fun!

Anonymous December 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Hi there

Love your blog, please can I check where the satin headband is from bottom right?

Thank you!

Jenna

Cara, Blog Contributor December 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Hi Jenna,
Thank you!
The satin headband is actually a belt! I believe it is this one by Nina. http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/nina-satin-sash/3223678
Here are more headband options: http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/wedding-veils-headpieces

Thanks for reading!
-Cara

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