Every bride will tell you, wedding hair is a major deal. They spend months finalizing their look with a stylist, turning to Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration until finally bringing the fantasy to life. One of the most popular adornments to any style, from boho waves to complicated braids, is flowers.
Since ancient times, women across cultures have been decorating their hair with flowers. Everyone from Ophelia to Frida has shown us the power of a statement floral topper, and these days we’re more creative than ever in making that statement. Flowers are replacing veils and other classic ornamentation as the go-to hair embellishment. They lend an air of romance (not to mention texture and fragrance) to the bridal style. Wear them to carry the wedding’s overall flower theme throughout or to simply unify the bridal party. Since floral hair adornments are so versatile, they can support a free-spirited style as well as a sleek, modern one.
Despite their flexible nature, there are some guidelines when it comes to wearing flowers in your hair. Make your stylist and your florist aware early on of your intention to decorate your tresses with fresh blooms. Some flowers are more resilient than others (think ranunculus, wax flower, lisianthus, spray roses, hypericum berries, succulents and orchids). Accept what the experts advise in terms of how to place the flowers based on your hair type and wedding style, as well as the type of blooms you’ve selected—they’ve done this before, and want your look to hold up until you make your glorious exit. For crowns, bolder, hardier flowers and greens really last, but delicate halos of baby’s breath or more intricate flowers woven into the hair can be the perfect accompaniment, too.
And about that exit: don’t forget the back of your head. Keep your floral accents in focus from every angle. You can thank us later.