Natural ideas and inspiration for wedding hair styles featuring tiny flowers – from hydrangea blooms to tendrils of jasmine
Charlie / 22 September 2015
I have been seeing some lovely inspiration for tiny flowers incorporated into your wedding day hair style, here are some of my favourites…
Dainty sprigs of golden dried grasses woven into wavy locks
Sprigs of flowers pinned throughout your hair alongside a flower crown
Tiny daisy-like flowers woven into a braided crown
Single hydrangea flowers wired into a loose braided bridal up-do
Charlie / 10 July 2013
A couple of weeks ago I was travelling around Devon and Cornwall visiting TNWC businesses, and as part of that roadtrip I got to spend a whole day with the lovely ladies at The Garden Gate Flower Company (you can read more about it here). We had made plans to do a little shoot of seasonal wedding hair flowers, and despite the fact that it was a wet and windy day on the farm, we were undeterred.
Flower crowns have been a popular wedding trend for over a year now, and don’t seem to be going away any time soon. Whilst I absolutely love them, I noticed they were getting bigger and bolder, and felt that I would never have felt confident or comfortable to pull off a flower crown like that for my wedding. It got me wanting to share some inspiration for more subtle and understated hair flowers, yet still incredibly beautiful.
Becca and Maz at The Garden Gate Flower Company equally loved the idea, especially as they’ve had more and more brides this year asking for more demure hair flowers, so it was a great opportunity to try out their ideas. We were joined on this wild June day by Louise and Teo from Taylor & Porter Photographs who have captured Becca and Maz’s designs exquisitely.
Louise and Teo have recently relocated to Cornwall and their photography business Taylor & Porter Photographs is quite special – why? Because they only shoot on vintage cameras using film. With at least six of us huddled in the polytunnel at The Garden Gate Flower Company for the shoot, it was pretty magical listing to the whizz and click of Louise and Teo’s vintage cameras.
Somehow I ended up ‘modelling’ a number of the hair flowers, which wasn’t my intention, but my long hair wound me up in the styling seat when Becca and Maz’s friend who was going to model for us had to leave early. I am not one for having my photo taken, especially when I’m not prepared with a bit of make-up and less windswept hair – I’m hoping the hair flowers are so stunning you don’t even notice me!
Enough talking, over to the flowers…
Charlie / 22 April 2013
A quick hello for the start of the week (and a very bright post to get you all feeling cheery!) and just to give you a head’s up of what’s coming up. I’ve got an exciting announcement to share with you on Wednesday that I alluded to on Facebook last week and over the weekend, plus two fab guest posts from TNWC Real Brides Caroline and Stephanie.
Wowzers! I was pretty blown away by this beautiful bouquet for a Texas Thanksgiving Wedding – I just couldn’t stop taking it all in. It is just a riot of oranges and pinks (who knew they could look so stunning together?!) and with those additions of interesting foliage and grasses it’s just pretty magical.
It has a very natural and effortless appeal to it as well, which I think it sometimes so hard to find in a wedding bouquet. I know a number of excellent florists who are experts at pulling together such kinds of wild bouquets, so if it’s the look you’re after for your wedding flowers do check out our fantastic Flowers category on the blog.
Charlie / 31 May 2012
I’ve been pulling together this blog post for a while now, it is surprising how difficult it has been to find beautiful bouquets and arrangements using ferns. Hopefully if you’re looking for something a bit different and ferns appeal to you that this will save you a lot of time trawling the internet in search of inspiration.
Just today I was out in the rain walking around my local National Trust and the ferns have gone mad! In the last week they have transformed from tiny coils pushing through the soil to knee-high and lush green. I think ferns would be an obvious choice for a woodland wedding bouquet, however I don’t think they should be pigeon-holed as they are just so beautiful.
In the first part of this feature on ferns, I’m showcasing colourful bouquets and arrangements where ferns have been used, and tomorrow I will share bouquets with a more neutral and soft palette. I must say, the top arrangement is one of my favourites – which is yours?
A bridal bouquet of apricot coloured orchids and soft green ferns…
A bright later summer bouquet with ferns, grasses and trailing brambles…
Charlie / 1 February 2012
I had something completely different planned this afternoon…then I saw this wedding and fell in love. It is worth noting, that this wedding has that wonderful down-to-earth effortless look that so many of us long for, but this couple are lucky enough to live on a stunning piece of American countryside and when you’re marrying the VP of Facebook (!) I’m sure their budget wasn’t quite as tight as some of us.
But that being said, this wedding does come across as down-to-earth, it does seem effortless, and it is just utterly inspirational. At least I think so. It has wedding flowers how wedding flowers are supposed to be – and lots of lovely grasses included, my new favourite ‘ingredient’ in floral arrangements.
Charlie / 25 January 2012
Following up from my post about using grasses in wedding arrangements and bouquets, I wanted to share some pictures of from Susanne at The Blue Carrot in Cornwall, one of the businesses listed in the flower section of the directory. She got in touch with me after the original blog post to say that she loves using grasses in her arrangements and to share a couple of pictures.
Thought you’d all like to see some on a dreary January afternoon! Any favourites?
I love these deep wine colours with the silvery green grasses and foliage, and the spray of blackberries too.
Charlie / 19 January 2012
For a while now I’ve been squirreling away images specifically for this blog post, which if you are looking for something a bit different in your wedding bouquet or your wedding flowers in general might provide some inspiration. Grass. Yes, really, I haven’t gone mad – I think grass (not the stuff from your lawn) can look utterly beautiful in wedding flowers, and I set out to prove this by collecting some utterly gorgeous examples.
Whether dried and paired with deep coloured flowers and a bright pop of yellow…
Soft and green and paired with blousy peonies and hedgerow flowers…
Featured prominently in a ‘height-of-summer’ bouquet with a scattering of bright prairie style flowers..
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