I don’t know about you, but I have the best job in the world with days spent dreaming about beautiful things, looking for inspiration in the life around me to create moments, events, weddings and even funeral flowers… all day hoping for hunches of fancy, flashes of revelation and twinkles of whim and knowing. As a mother, I’m forever searching for moments to share with the girls in my life especially my daughter, Beatrice and niece Lily. There are no boundaries when it comes to including them in my work, vision and making.
The wee ones were there when we set the table with Pottery Barn and baked the Million Dollar pound cake. And this is what they say: who says that flower girls have to carry baskets? The three of us agree! It’s time to get real, modern and colorfully chic, time to approach pretty with a few supplies to crown your girls with delicate lovelies.
Kristian from Colonial House of Flower will help me spill ALL the goods. Pretty goods (at that!) on how to make a brilliant crown of their little darling dreams.
- Bark Wire
Step 1: Find a comfortable spot and gather elements to inspire your design, like ranuculous blooms.
Step 2: Cut the bark wire to assemble the crown frame. Start by measuring the head to get an idea of how large the crown should be. Add an inch or so to the length for the addition of flowers. Shape the wire in a circle while reinforcing with a layer of wrapped around wire to make it sturdy.
Step 3: Gather a few flowers to trim. Wrap them with floral tape. It looks like a little bouquet. For a colorful aesthetic like ours, use vibrant blooms in rich primary colors plus some white.
Step 4: Attach the mini bouquet to the wire. Tie loosely for an artistic look that allows movement. And your done!
Tip! Flower halos work great with curly or slightly wavy hair. Disheveled, natural and loose is perfect. For a bohemian, free spirited look wear hair down or add a few braided strands even a fishtail braid.
Tip! Consider the other flowers of your event like the bouquet or centerpieces. Incorporate elements from both to give the environment cohesion.
Tip! Color is important but consider texture and size of the blooms. A florist can advise you on which flowers are seasonal and work well together.
Photography: Javon Longiere Photography
Photography for DIY: A Different Brian Photography
Flower Selection: Mark Jackson, Cutflower Atlanta
Floral Supplies: Syndicate Sales
Floral Design: Christy Hulsey
Halo Model: Beatrice Hulsey
Halo Model: Lilian Currier
DIY Assistant: Kristian Reinbold, Colonial House of Flowers
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