November 9, 2011
The bridal floral crown has seen a real revival in the past year – vintage, whimsical and bohemian inspired brides are all turning to the floral headdress, flower wreath headband or flower crown as a pretty, rustic, and in some instances DIY alternative to the traditional veil or headpiece. And now, what was once confined to the heads of 1980’s Bride, in all her frilly and pouffy glory, is gracing the heads of many of the most chic and stylish brides, featuring in many of the top wedding blogs and appearing in the glossiest of wedding magazines – I LOVE it!
So many beautiful ideas must surely have every bride convinced this is the way to go if you’re vintage, whimsical or bohemian inclined. So with that in mind let me introduce not one but two fabulous stores from Etsy……
Mignonne Handmade is owned and designed by Jennifer Wood. Born out of a love for embellishment, decorative forms and above all, pretty things, the asethetic combines handmade flowers with vintage pieces and a dash of whimsy.
Selling Flower Halos, Headbands and Combs as well as Shoe Clips, Necklaces and Boutonieres, Mignonne Handmade is a veritable treasure trove of loveliness!
I discovered Whichgoose, as with many of my vintage wedding finds, via the fabulous Annabel at Love My Dress. In the words of it’s creator Emily Zych, “Whichgoose is the home of Woodland Vine Crowns, Whimsical Hair Accessories and other pretty things……”
It is clear from her designs that, self taught, Emily is inspired by nature and all things natural as well as vintage styles and sensibilities……
Selling perfectly and lovingly created Flower Crowns, Tiaras, Combs and Clips as well as purses and gloves Whichgoose has already received feedback from over 3500 happy customers, 100% positive!
Or for a Winter wedding how about……
Now surely thats enough to send all brides-to-be keyboard tapping fingers stampeding to Etsy…..
Of course, if you’re feeling crafty, and looking for a DIY project for your big day, then you could take a look at creating your own gorgeous flower halo with the help of this inspirational DIY Flower Garland Headpiece post on how to make your own Floral Crown, on Love My Dress or this fantastic post on Flower Explosion that features 3, yes 3!, different takes on the flower crown!
I ♥ these wonderful new whimsical and vintage inspired statement headpieces!
If you can’t get enough of this trend then take a peek here for even more gorgeous flower crowns!