People often associate the flower crown with summer and festival season, but I’m here to say no! Break from the norm and choose a flower crown any time of year!
A flower crown exudes fun and expression, and they let a bride’s (or groom’s!) personality shine through. From giant bright blooms to leafy crowns with berry accents, there are oodles of flower crowns to browse through. I think this is also a great way to showcase your destination’s local flowers – think thistles in Scotland, heather off the moors in Yorkshire, or mistletoe from the forests of Nottingham.
So, especially for you, I’ve picked a few of my favourites from the interweb to highlight the styles and choices other brides-to-be have opted for for each season…
When it comes to florals in spring, you want to choose fresh green leaves and pure whites or pastel blooms. Blossoms work perfectly and look fabulous on loose wavy longer hair, or gently pinned onto a pretty up do.
I think that, when it comes to Spring flower crowns, less is more. Stick with one flower choice, and it’ll have much more of a visual impact. Keep your bouquet minimal too, and theme the groomsmen’s buttonholes to compliment your crown as well. You’ve got this!
Summer is definitely an opportunity to go bold and bright. Go big or go home! I love this red rose crown, found on The Boho Garden, which looks phenomenal when matched with the perfect lippy and a modern cropped bridal top and ethereal silk tulle skirt!
I love the idea of wearing sweet peas – a quintissentially British flower in the summer! They smell absolutely divine, and I think they look superb too. Amanda Austin Flower created a stunning flower crown to highlight British Flowers Week. They make fantastic (and totally on budget!) guest favours too. Get your mum’s mates to get growing!
Using seasonal flowers and plants in Autumn looks stunning. Forage or grow your own wild flowers and bracken, and find pinecones or feathers to create a truly unique and “you” piece. Pyrus Flowers made this the stunning headdress, even hiding a jawbone which they’d found in amongst the wild bracken and thistledown.
The autumnal pretty purples of this crown (below on the left) a mix of hawthorn and blackthorn berries, rose hips and sloes sitting among lustrous blooms to form a natural, woodsy headpiece. Add a berry shade of lip stain and you’re on to a winning look! I also adore the idea of using the scarlet and golden tones of the autumn leaves in a crown, like the one on the bottom right. Paired with a gorgeous plaited up do, it screams Fall Goddess!
A winter flower crown is the perfect way to show off seasonal beauty. Think berries and branches. You can feel like a snow queen on your big day with a winter-themed head piece that will also look gorgeous on your bridesmaids and flower girls. And don’t forget the grooms buttonholes for a totally cohesive winter look. I love this one we found on OneWed, which includes fir cones too.
The ivy leaves, berries, and subtle feathers in this gorgeous winter crown found on Inspired By This makes for a beautiful homage to the season. Pick out a red to match the exact shade of berry for your lips for a strong look!
This last crown is just stunning, and I couldn’t resist sharing with you. One for any season, I’d say. The thistles and the olive-tone berries and greenery are romantic – the bride asked The Informal Florist to create a look that combined ‘The Secret Garden’ with ‘Narnia’ – something ethereal, natural, and wild. They smashed it. This particular wedding was in Ireland, but you can imagine a Highlands bride rocking this look too!
If you love the idea of a flower crown but aren’t sure what sort of look you want, or which flowers are available in the season your big day is booked for, then head to your local florist. They are an absolute wealth of horticultural information and will astound you! Most are happy to advise and offer their expertise, especially if they know the venue you’ve chosen.
And you never know, you might want to work with them after a lovely chat because they understand your ramblings, “you know those blue flowers with the bobbly bits? And the pretty white ones that fill the bouquets?” and they just totally get your vision! Go forth and find a florist! What have you got to lose?
Don’t forget to check our “Planning Tips” blogs for floral inspiration. And our “Real Wedding” and “Experts Advice” blogs always list the florists who worked on that wedding, so you can always get in touch with them that way.
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