He Loves Me Flowers and Wickman’s Garden Village share some expert advice on how to add an extra touch of romance to your wedding day by incorporating a few blooming beauties to your hair style.
By Ettie Berneking
1. Low Bun
Simple and yet still delightfully elegant, the low bun is a go-to hair style, especially for more organic, outdoor weddings. Like the look itself, the key to incorporating flowers is to keep it simple—think small, hardy blossoms such as spray roses and mini carnations. These long-lasting flowers are easy to pin into place, and they can stand up to summer heat. To add a touch of elegance to the otherwise low-maintenance style, incorporate filler flowers such as hypericum berries or baby’s breath.
Flower Suggestions: Phalaenopsis orchid, Italian ruscus, seeded eucalyptus, cymbidium orchid and oncidium orchid.
2. Floral Crown
Longevity of a particular flower always plays a role in hair designs, especially during the warm summer months. So when incorporating a floral crown into your wedding look, use blooms that are sturdy enough to be manipulated and fussed with during the day. For a floral crown that is more subdued, choose smaller blossoms and fill in with greenery. This will give you a softer look that still has plenty of texture.
Flower Suggestions: Spray roses, ranunculus, dahlia and dendrobium orchids are ideal for bold crowns, while miniature carnations and hypericum berries are great for simple crowns.
3. Side Pin
The goal of the side pin is to add a pop of romance to your big day ensemble. You don’t want the pin to be too distracting, so be sure you choose flowers that are dainty. While you want something that is a little bit on the smaller side, be sure to pick a bloom that is still hardy enough to last throughout your entire wedding ceremony and reception.
Flower Suggestions: Spray roses, miniature carnations, larkspur, poms, dendrobium orchids, wax flowers, seeded eucalyptus, freesia, scabiosa, eustoma, nerine lily, hypericum, sweet pea and phalaenopsis orchids.
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