I’m not 100% sure what I plan on doing for my accessories quite yet. While I’ve found a lot of things that are close to what I’ve been thinking about, I’m really really bad about figuring out how it’ll all look together.
One thing I do know I love though is the flower crown. I’ve noticed these popping up recently and they are always so gorgeous, and have the boho-vintagey look to them.
|Image via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Priscila Valentina Photography|
I’m not completely sure if I can actually pull off this look on the big day, but I knew I had to try to make one at least.
|Image via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Marianne Taylor Photography|
I really love ones that aren’t too big and don’t have a distinct gigantic focal point, but ones that are more uniform all the way around. They didn’t seem that hard to make, so I thought I’d give it a go.
I started by taking Some wire and wrapping it a couple times around my head. (Note, go bigger than you think you need because you’re wrapping stuff around the wire, and it will get smaller.)
I also took some of the dollar store little flowers that I got to use as filler. I cut out each individual flower, so I could have more control over what’s actually going on, but you could also cut them out as clusters.
Then I took some of the smaller flowers that I made (used #1-3) and filled in the gaps. I don’t think there really is an art to this at all, I’ve just been eyeing it and trying it.
I decided to go around the whole crown, but I have also seen people only do the front.
After you’re happy with the placement, I would recommend going back over the crown and wrapping all of the loose wires with floral tape, not only so it looks prettier without with wires poking out, but also so you’re not getting your head stabbed constantly with wires.
Here is my current draft. I stuck to only pink and peach flowers to keep it standing out and because my filler flowers are white. I’m not sure what I think about it? I think I might need more filler flowers, but that’s a pretty long trip to the dollar store for me, so for now, I’m just going to leave it like this.
Thoughts? It’s a little bigger than I originally intended, but I have to admit, I kind of like it.
Has anyone else done a flower crown? Or better yet, done a flower crown with a cathedral veil? I was thinking of attaching a removable veil that i would take off after the ceremony. Does it work out or do people usually just forgo the veil?
- Boston, MA
- Graduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- June 2013