Once a daisy-filled staple of the average hippy, the floral crown has become one of the most popular bridal accessories of the past few years. Not just for rock festivals and sit-ins anymore, the crown can be styled to any theme: bohemian and natural, delicate elegance, or bold glamour. It’s become so popular, it’s no longer really strictly for weddings either; we make them quite regularly for showers, birthdays, and other special events. One of my favourite things about the floral crown is that it can be for any age; we’ve made tiny, simple crowns for tiny toddler flower girls and big, lush pieces for brides and birthday girls.
Most floral crowns are of the all-around variety; a closed hoop of flowers that sits a-top one’s head. It can be quite versatile and allows for different hairstyles beneath it, as well as being fairly stable without further support.
Another style is the half-crown; a band of flowers about half the circumference of the head with a pretty band of ribbon spanning the rest. Usually this style needs to be secured with bobby-pins, but it provides versatility of size, pulling the ribbon tighter for a smaller crown, or letting it out for bigger. This is good if you want to share the piece as for a photo-shoot/booth.
They’re also an excellent option for an event where you want to have a floral accent, but also want your hands free; brides love that they can wear a floral crown all through the reception without having to worry about having a place to set it down.
Floral crowns are nothing new, even before the peace-loving 60’s, they have been used around the world for centuries to celebrate and honour. They were popular in ancient Greece during special occasions to honour the gods, and the traditional headdress of Ukrainian weddings is a gorgeous crown of local blooms.
If you’re planning a wedding or special event and feel like you’re missing that little special something, come talk to us about a floral crown to jazz up your look!