Move over tiaras - flower headpieces are hot right now, and only getting hotter.
Move over tiaras- flower headpieces are hot right now, and only getting hotter. To some, the traditional tiara has becomes outdated- flowers, especially for the outdoor bride who wants a perfect summer evening wedding, have started to become increasingly popular.
The best thing about them is their versatility - flowers give you abundant possibilities regarding colour, arrangement, size, as well as functioning perfectly well with an elegant up-do or loose hairstyle. You can choose to match them with your dress, if you’ve gone for the floral style, or contrast; red hair and blue flowers, for example, make a very eye-catching statement. If you wanted an added personal touch, pick your birth flower (if you don’t know it, www.whatsmybirthflower.com is a great point of reference) and make your headpiece, and bouquet, out of those.
Take these ladies, for example. Both carry the long, curled hair and flower headband look really well- it’s feminine, elegant and maintains the traditional look, without looking archaic. But, both styles have got different charms; in the first, the headband dominates; big flowers, big hair, minimalistic dress to suit. The second, however, strikes more of a balance- more detail on the dress is noticeable because the flowers are little less of a statement; one large centrepiece with accompaniments.
On the other hand, hair up with flowers works just as well. It can, in a way, be the more popular choice given it gives you the opportunity to show off the shoulders, necklace and earrings. These two are good examples- you can go all-out, like the girl in the first photograph, and make the headpiece that biggest thing about your look. Or, if you’re aiming for subtle and sophisticated, go for a little bit woven into the hair, rather than basing the hair around the flowers. Baby’s breath and small white blossoms are great for this.
Now, at this point, the bride who wants the traditional wedding will have one pressing question- how can you incorporate a flower headpiece with a veil? Well, it is possible- and, moreover, highly effective, as these ladies will show you.
So, you have endless possibilities, here. You can opt for a full veil, or half, over-the-face netting veil, or do away with them altogether and use flowers as your primary hair decoration. Whatever suits you, and the style of your wedding, will be the best option for you. Consider the time of year of your wedding, and whether this acknowledged; for example, if you are having an autumnal wedding, use fallen leaves, dried berries, vibrant orange flowers, and so on. Consider also the general vibe of your overall wedding- don’t have a pretty, but understated hair arrangement if your dress and entire wedding day is big, bold and beautiful, and vice-versa- you don’t want to have a hair decoration that shouts through the vintage pastel of the rest of the day!
For general wedding hair ideas, give WeddingHairStylesIdeas a glance; they have an entire section on arrangements with flowers, as well as plenty that don’t.
You can also see more on our post on Bridal Headpieces.