Floral Garland Headpieces ~ Inspiration for Brides…

Morning everyone 🙂 Hoping this finds you well.  I predicted some time ago that thanks to the advent of wedding blogs and a huge amount of wedding-day inspiration at our keyboard-tappin' fingertips, that Brides would be inspired to be bolder, braver and experiment with more statement style headpieces. And I'm jolly pleased to say I wasn't wrong…

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Floral hair garland

The floral headpiece has seen a real come back in the past 12 months.  Once confined to the heads of 1980's Bride in all her frilly and pouffy Princess Diana-esque glory, the flower crown, or flower wreath headband is now gracing the pages of many of the most stylish wedding blogs and glossy wedding magazines thanks more lately to resurgence of all things 70's and bohemian, but with credit too, to the DIY Bride movement as well as our love for all things a little 'rustic'.

There are many suppliers out there on the interweb who specialise in crafting handmade floral headpieces, take Whichgoose, Ban.do and the designers that can be found over at Etsy for example.  However, I'm seeing more Brides consult with their Florist to fashion a floral fancy to wear on their heads.  Bride Vikki is a perfect example {see 8 below} – she bravely pulled off a Frida Kahlo inspired statement floral headpiece on her wedding day.  Talk about 'Wow!'…

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Floral bridal headpieces

1 – Statement peonies headpiece, 2 – The Woodland Wedding Crown by Whichgoose on Etsy, 3 – Woodsy Halo The Nature Girl in nude pink by Mignonne handmade on Etsy, 4 – Fowers in her hair styled by Joy Thigpen via Once Wed, 5 – Floral wreath headpiece – full wedding feature due to appear on Love My Dress soon, 6 – From the Modern Bohemian Romance Shoot on 100 Layer Cake, 7 – Via the Claire Pettibone Enchanting & Ethereal Woodland Shoot, 8 – Frida Kahlo inspired floral headpiece, by George Mackay, Falmouth, Cornwall, for Bride Vikki {see full blog post here}, 9 – Via We Heart It

Simply gorgeous each and every one of them.  You see, you can get away with pretty much anything when it comes to flowers in your hair. You can go all out. 

The flower wreath, or flower crown is becoming an ever more popular choice with Brides but there are many other different ways you can incoporate flowers in to our hair on your wedding day. Get creative – put your Florist in touch with your hairdresser and see what floral magic they can pull off {see 9 above}.

I just loved how BHLDN paired this fancy silk petal headband by Ban.Do. with this stunning yet unfussy wedding dress. The two differnet styles compliment each other wonderfully.  Bear this in mind when choosing your headpiece.  Overfussy dresses that are already heavily embellished or big on detail are probably best not to be outshone by a huge statement headpiece…


Don't be shy when it comes to your floral headpiece. In the same way every other aspect of your wedding should be about you not what others thing it should be – your headpiece should be just how you want it, chic and subtle or huge, oversized and colourful…

Floral bridal headpieces

1 – Carnations in her hair via Pinterest, 2 – Via Le Petit Francais, 3 – Ban.Do hair floral hair accessory, 4 – Muffy Headpiece via Whippycake, 5 – Via Pinterest, 6 – Via The Cobra Snake website, 7 – Sweetpeas via Ruffled Blog, 8 -Daisy chain headpiece via Pinterest

And I couldn't resist a little Avant Garde magic from Louis Mariette {go on, I dare you}…

Louis Mariette headpiece Louis Mariette headpiece

I hope you have been inspired by these images.

Take a peek at these resources:-

  Floral Effects floral headdress designers, UK

  How to make floral combs and headpieces for your wedding

  DIY Organza flower tutorial

  Floral headpieces on Etsy

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Flower garland headpiece...

Are you a floral headpiece Bride? I'd love to hear from you if so 🙂

Much love all,

Annabel xXx


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.