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Nothing adds romanticism like fresh flowers. Take your day-of look one step further by incorporating colorful blooms into your bridal style. As a budding headpiece or bun-adorning accessory, using florals as part of your wedding look will add a unique and whimsical element to your walk down the aisle. Whether wearing a crown of baby’s breath or an earpiece of white roses, use nature’s most striking accessory to help define a boho look, or elevate your traditional bridal style.
We sought advice from 10 experts who have showcased their best uses for floral accessories, taking inspiration from looks that stem from some of their most enchanting brides.
Consider subtle greenery
“As a photographer, I always love to see something a little different, especially when it adds depth and texture in addition to showing off the bride’s personality. I love how this particular bride played up the elegance of her veil with this delicate vine of greenery.” – Sarah Kate, Owner, Sarah Kate Photography
Play with seasonal favorites
“Whether you’re working with a fall wedding or spring nuptials, considering seasonal blooms for both your bouquet and floral headpiece make for a great addition to your day-of style and overall wedding style. The simple green crown fit in perfectly with this bride’s lacey look and autumn aesthetic.” – Matthew Robbins, Owner, Matthew Robbins Design
Break from tradition
“We teamed up with Tint + Timber to have them create a floral belt as a twist on the traditional corsage. Half of the bridesmaids received wrist corsages while the other half had their dresses adorned with florals at their waist.” – Heather Balliet, Owner, Amorology Weddings
Think ear cuffs
“Adding blooms behind your ear gives your bridal hair a flair befitting of the wedding day. Capturing this couple in front of such a stunning setting emphasized the florals throughout all elements of her look, from her dress to her floral-adorned ear cuff.” – Liz Banfield, Owner and Lead Photographer, Liz Banfield
Coordinate with your veil
“Integrating delicate greenery or small florals into your bridal hairstyle can be amplified by coordinating your look with your veil. For this bride, I loved capturing the elegant details of her veil with the small greens at the back of her half-up, half-down style.” – Greer Gattuso, Owner, Greer Gattuso
Customize your crown
“Floral crowns are not just for flower girls. When your wedding has an outdoor bohemian vibe, this accessory adds a perfect element for creating that feel. Go one step further and match your crown’s florals with your bouquet, incorporating yet another factor of personalization that fits you and your day-of style.” – Kathryn Parrish, Owner, Parrish Designs
Pay homage to your heritage
“You can’t find an easier subject. Our bride looked incredible from so many angles, but this perspective was particularly elegant because not only were her striking features beautifully complemented by the florals in her hair, a nod to her Mexican heritage, they also paired exquisitely with her low bun, lace-adorned gown and drop earrings, too.” – Laura Kleinhenz, Owner, Docuvitae
“Incorporating fresh florals into your wedding day look can help to tell your story and bring a unique layer of style. If your mother or grandmother wore the same flowers in her hair or carried them in her bouquet, think about weaving them into a flower crown or hair clip to enhance your look and to carry on the tradition.” – Aleah and Nick Valley, Founders, Valley & Company Events
Switch up your ceremony and reception looks
“Our bride wore a veil for the ceremony and wanted something very Bohemian for her hair for the reception. We used a grapevine wire that she wore like a headband and attached blooms that coordinated with her wedding style. We used blushing bride protea, wax flower, seeded eucalyptus, and a burgundy dahlia bud.” – Sherry Spencer, Partner, Southern Blooms
Match your florals with your location
“A bright mixture of blooms—especially in varying hues of orange and yellow—as well as a dominant assortment of tillandsias, make for the perfect beachy look for a boho bride and her tropical I, Dos.”– Anna Le Pley Taylor, Owner, Anna Le Pley Taylor
Keep it fresh
“Sometimes the best accessory to your gorgeous bridal hair is a simple and lovely fresh bloom on a comb. Insider’s tip: have your florist make two and keep one safe and cool, especially if you plan to wear the florals all day or outside in the heat. A fresh comb switched out before the reception keeps you looking fabulous and photo-ready all night long.” – Jennifer Ederer, Owner and Creative Director, Modern Day Events & Floral
See more smart wedding ideas:
The Boho Girl’s Guide to Planning the Perfect Wedding
Classic Wedding Color Combos That Will Never Go Out of Style
The Next Big Trend in Wedding Florals is Not What You’d Expect
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