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DIY Wedding Flower Crown Over a Drop Veil





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

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