A flower crown/halo/wreath/whatever-you-want-to-call-it can be the perfect finishing touch to your bridal look. We particularly love it over a long drop veil. They can be so beautiful and the best part is that they’re really not that hard to make! (They don’t have a very long life-span though so you’ll definitely want to make it on the day of your wedding.) You can go a lot of different directions with a flower crown but for this one we wanted to keep it simple and delicate so we chose to use just a few simple delicate flowers: genista, wax flower, and agapanthus. Here are the steps:

1 – Choose 1 to…..several types of blooms and buds. Look for things that will: hold up pretty well once they’ve been cut, bend easily, have enough of a stem to wire into the wreath, and are a good scale for your head. :) There are so many wonderful flowers to choose from!

2 – Create a circle of thin green wire that will be the right size for your head.

3 – I like to start with the smallest flowers to create a delicate base that hides the wire. I started here with the genista and bits of wax flower and worked my way around the circle, wrapping snips of flowers in with kind of shorter lengths of wire (like, 10″ lengths so they’re more manageable) as I go. For the back I kept the flowers closer and tighter to the wire circle and then for the front I built up some volume by only wrapping the base of the clipping and letting the top half stick out further from the wire.

4 – Finally I wired in just a few choice blooms of the agapanthus to create a focal point for the front of the crown.

That’s really it! But the outcomes are endless! We’d love to see your version…please tweet, instagram, FB, email us a pic!!

Photography: Rylee Hitchner // Styling: Joy Thigpen // Hair + makeup: Amanda Paige  // Veil: The Bride Room  // Dress: Temperley London // Location: Callanwolde


Comments (12)

Hannah | Reply

Thank you for the instructions on how to make this crown. It was exactly what I was looking for. I am making my own bouquets for my wedding, but also wanted to make one of these. This will help me out so much! Thanks again for the post!

lauren | Reply

This is great, but I would LOVE to see a few pictures of the work in progress! I still don’t have a very good sense of exactly what to do. I love the outcome though – that’s exactly what I want mine to look like. Any chance you could update the post with some action shots??

Wedding Invitations Sydney Online | Reply

Thanks for sharing this tutorial – we’ve got to try this out!

Christy | Reply

I have made a halo from all baby’s breath… this is much more elegant and pretty. I am going to try it! Thanks for the inspiration and instructions.

nina | Reply

this is a great idea! so budget friendly with stunning results!

Kels | Reply

I absolutely love the crown + drop veil look, but how would you style it during the wedding? If the crown’s on top, weighing down the veil, how do you flip the blusher over it? And if the crown’s underneath the veil, you lose the stability of having it act like a weight and the effect of flowers on top. Any thoughts? Would this only work for photographs?

leahjuly | Reply

Does anyone know what material this veil is? Its exactly what I want but I want to make my own since its a very simple drop, nothing to it.

Helena | Reply

I think it’s “illusion.”

angela | Reply

It looks really pretty. I have a question: how far in advance can I make it? how long does it last? and how should I store to look fresh at the ceremony time? thank you!

Chicago Wedding Photographer | Reply

I’ve been wanting to shoot an actual wedding, or just some commercial work like this – something with a really fancy head piece, veil, and ornament. So beautiful. I love the look here; and sometimes it looks even more striking on someone w/ dark hair because of the contrast. Just beautiful.