Updated: Aug 11
In the picture: Floral Crown by PC Creations Leeds - Rose and Waxflower
Are you a bride to be that knows exactly what you're going to look like from head to toe, or are you still searching for inspiration?
Growing up in the 1960's I have early memories of sitting down in the summer sun with my friends. After picking as many daisies as we could find, there in the grass. We would sit cross-legged, carefully constructing daisy chains while chattering and giggling. We worked industriously until the pretty head-wear was complete and worn with pride.
FLORAL CROWN POPULARITY - A VERY BRIEF HISTORY
The use of floral crowns / head circlets in weddings is by no means a new or modern idea. In fact they've been used for centuries, but like a lot of things; the popularity of this particular item seems to have gone full circle.
You can trace floral crowns back to Medieval times, when they weren't just used for weddings, but also for religious ceremonies.
The Scandinavians have celebrated the longest day of the year (Summer Solstice) for centuries. Today, not only will you come across the odd midsummer pole, you are just as likely to find that the women are still decorating their hair with floral wreaths during this popular festival.
The women of the Ukraine were using the Vinok (floral crown) in even earlier times and they still do today. The wearing of them represents purity.
The women of Hawaii wear the most exquisite floral crowns, which are made from the exotic full blooms that are native to the island. This crown is known as the Haku Lei and when worn by a bride will very often include mostly white flowers.
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED WEARING A FLORAL CROWN?
If yes, then you will be in good company.
Queen Victoria set a trend in the 1840's when she wore a floral crown made with orange flower blossoms on her wedding day.
Today you will see them at not only weddings, but also festivals.
THE FLORAL CROWN CAN BE USED IN SEVERAL WAYS
They are so versatile, you can use them;
As head-wear for yourself and your bridesmaids
Handheld they can replace the standard wedding bouquet
On your reception tables to encompass the table centrepieces (Take a look)
As decor for the church doors
To decorate the pew ends inside the church
Don't underestimate the versatility of the floral wreath, they lend themselves well to anything from the traditional wedding to the presently popular Boho (Bohemian) style.
Whatever your choice, we wish you every success with your wedding planning.
UPDATED: 30th July, 2020
Gypsophila Floral Crown.
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