Floral Crown — Lora Losinger of Sophisticated Floral Designs in Portland, Ore.Floral crowns are trending as a hot accessory for weddings, parties and special occasions.  They take on many forms – delicate, natural, exotic, sophisticated, full and lush, Green-inspired laurel wreaths, 60s flowerchild daisy chains, or a lavish crown appropriate for a queen.

Many celebrities are accessorizing their red carpet arrivals with flowers in their hair.  Kirsten Dunst wore a delicate floral wreath to the Cannes Film Festival.  A few weeks earlier, Katy Perry attended a pre-screening of The Great Gatsby with a beautiful braided floral crown.  Fashion designers (my favorite was Dolce & Gabbana) create floral crowns for women and men to model on the runway.Floral Crown - Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Ore.,  Online and at the mall, you will find variations in jewels, permanent flowers, fabric, beads and fresh flowers.  Urban Outfitters, Cult Gaia and Etsy have myriad of floral crowns to choose from.  Type in the search “floral crown” on Pinterest and you can happily scroll for hours.

Floral Crown - Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Ore.,Today’s brides, raised with the fairytale land of Disney princesses and having fantasized about meeting their own Prince Charming, have embraced the floral crown.  Part fairytale fantasy, part innocent child and party bohemian rebel, the floral crown is a contemporary alternative to the traditional wedding veil.

Flower Girl Crowns - Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Ore.Your local florist is the place to go for creativity and expertise in designing the perfect floral crown for you.  To get started, here are a few tips:

  • Have your florist measure your head correctly.  You want a crown that will sit comfortably on your head and not slip down over your eyes or tip awkwardly to the side.
  • Choose flowers that are sturdy and can last well without a water source.  Exotic orchids are almost always a safe choice as are the country spray mums and even kicky craspedia.  Your florist will have plenty of suggestions.
  • Keep the crown packaged and cool until the last minute.  Your florist can deliver the crown packed on ice to ensure freshness at the grand event.

The fleeting beauty and decadent luxury of flowers in the hair will make any girl or woman feel like a princess.  For maximum fun and beauty, consider a floral crown for all the ladies in the wedding and for everyone at the party.

What do you think of floral crowns?