When you’re deep in the middle of planning your wedding, thinking about flowers, chances are you’re dreaming about the perfect bouquet to go with your fabulous dress, but have you considered wearable wedding flowers? Almost all brides carry flowers, but very few think to wear them. Wearable flowers let you customize your look in a fresh way with an extra pop of color and texture, a creative way to blend elements of Old World rites of spring and modern-day Boho chic.
Some brides wear a crown or wreath of flowers, made with blossoms of a uniform color, or using an array of different colors. Some combine flowers and foliage for a looser, more natural style.If you choose to wear flowers in your hair, why not go with something scented? Roses, gardenias, and lilies are all great choices. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out the award-winning wearable flowers from a recent wedding at the historic Berkeley City Club, designed by famed architect Julia Morgan.
Of course you don’t have to stop there. Use wearable flowers to adorn your shoes, one of the straps on your dress, your wrist, or even a necklace. You can choose flowers that are a paler or darker version of your wedding colors or go for something complementary. This recent article from Mon Cheri was full of great ideas; take a look to get your creative juices flowing.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
• Real flower necklaces
• Flower earrings and rings
• Fresh floral belts
• Floral neckline
• Shoe decor
• Floral hair combs
Whether you opt to adorn your dress or hair, or even your wedding cake, fresh flowers always add an extra sparkle. Consider asking your florist to design something special for your big day.