Floral Crowns and Flowers for Hair

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Floral Crowns and Flowers for Hair

Wearing flowers in your hair is not a new idea – its probably been around as long as there have been flowers, and people to enjoy them! But the “flower crown” has become a very popular addition to wedding flower orders over recent years, so I thought I’d do a little collection of some of them. They can be tricky to make, but when they work, they’re fabulous! The crown above was made for a gorgeous bride who wanted red, white and blue, with the flowers heavier at the back. The red was provided by some early autumn Silvan Red Leucadendrons, and some smaller Banksia Occidentalis. Blue came from the blue of the Eucalyptus Cordata leaves, and some deconstructed blue hydrangea. Flowering gum in white, and a sprinkling of Wax Flowers added touches of white. Photography by Inside the Frame It worked! Photography by Inside the Frame The heavier flowers at the back weren’t attached to the actual crown, but were pinned in so that they would sit at the right angle. An asymmetrical crown is really flattering, with the flowers being heavier on one side than the other. This crown was made with silvery leafed tea tree in flower. Added to the left hand side was some Eucalyptus Crenulata foliage, pink Kangaroo Paw, pink flowering gum and a gum nut, to tie in with the bouquet. Photography by Sarah Williams I think it worked beautifully. For a brightly coloured summer wedding in January, the bride wanted a crown to match her bouquet with pink and orange tones. Flowering gum in a rich orange, pink kangaroo paw, myrtle beech foliage and geraldton wax flower were combined into her crown. Photography by Looks Like This With the gorgeous brunette hair, the colours looked wonderful. For an autumn wedding at Port Arthur, the bride wanted something leafy with yellow tones to match the grooms yellow tie. Photography by Fred and Hannah The bride looked amazing! For this early April wedding the colour theme was burgundy. I added rich red leucadendrons to the front of the crown, mixed in with Cootamundra wattle foliage in bud, peppermint gum foliage, and some lemon-scented tea tree which made the whole thing smell delicious. Picture by Kristy L Photography Flower crowns are often chosen for flower girls or children. For this little crown, worn by a little girl for her first birthday photo shoot, I wove thryptomene, myrtle beech foliage and little sprigs of Berzelia. The ribbon is mostly for show. I make crowns to be slightly adjustable so they fit the head perfectly, but adding a ribbon is usually just for the effect. I love the way the textures and colours combine in a crown. This one had to be petite, for such a sweet little head. Photograph by Astrid Simone Photography What a little cutie! You can see the difference in texture depending on the ingredients used. For the one in the above photo, made for a flower girl, I added berries and wattle […]