Best Wedding Hairstyles With Flower Crowns

Flower crowns are a staple for bohemian brides or any bride getting married somewhere outdoorsy. To help you live your fairy princess dreams, we’ve compiled our top tips for creating beautiful wedding hairstyles with flower crowns.

Best Wedding Hairstyles With Flower Crowns
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For bohemian brides, wearing a flower crown on the wedding day feels like the natural choice. These crowns give off a lively energy that mirrors the vibe of free-spirited brides. However, flower crowns can work well for brides with a wide range of aesthetics, beyond simply boho. They are especially wonderful accessories for outdoorsy wedding settings like a forest, the mountains, or a vineyard, among others. Feeling unsure how to style a flower crown for your wedding? Let’s jump into the best wedding hairstyles with flower crowns.

In this article you’ll find:

Flower Crown Hairstyles: What to Keep in Mind

Seasonality

One of the most crucial aspects that will impact your bridal flower crown is the season your wedding date occurs in and what flowers are in bloom during that time of year. Knowing which flowers are in season and appropriate for your wedding’s time of year is a great jumping-off point for crafting your flower crown arrangement. For example, if your wedding is in the winter and you want sunflowers in your flower crown, you may want to rethink your vision.

Color Palette

Step two is ensuring that your flower crown color palette fits your wedding theme (if you have one) and colors. The last thing you want is for your crown to clash with the decor or bridesmaids' dresses. The overall theme will also help inform what flowers you pick. For example, if you pick a rustic country theme, wildflowers with a bit of an overgrown quality to them may serve your crown better than polished blooms like a crown of white lilies.

Wearability

It bears noting that wearability has an impact when choosing a flower crown for your wedding hairstyle. Certain oversized blooms may just be too large and overwhelming for a flower crown. You also will want to avoid anything sharp or spiney that could be uncomfortable to wear on your head. Opting for flowers with lots of visual appeal, while still being durable and comfortable enough to last throughout your ceremony (or however long you plan to wear the flower crown, is imperative.

Venue

Although your venue may not seem relevant to your flower crown wedding hairstyle, trust us, it is. The location can undoubtedly affect the type of flower crown you should pick. Think about it: What you would wear in a tropical setting would be quite different from what you would wear on an overlook at the top of a mountain. Just as you would have to adjust your clothing choices, you would have to do the same for your flower crown.

Choosing the Types of Flowers for Your Crown

To give you a better idea of what flowers are available throughout the year, we’ve broken things down into seasonal and appropriate flowers for winter, spring, summer, and fall. That way you can choose flower options you love for the season of your wedding date. Find your inspiration below:

Winter

  • Gardenias
  • Narcissus Paperwhites
  • Orchids
  • Roses
  • Amaryllis
  • Ranunculus
  • Calla lilies
  • Winterberry
  • Snowdrops
  • Poinsettia
  • Hellebores
  • Anemones
  • Carnations
  • Camellias

Flower colors that work well for the winter wedding color palette are whites and reds.

Spring

  • Tulips
  • Lilacs
  • Daffodils
  • Daisies
  • Peonies
  • Pansies
  • Azaleas
  • Cherry Blossoms
  • Poppies
  • Zinnias
  • Irises
  • Poppies

Spring flower colors include bright pinks, oranges, yellows, and purples.

Summer

Sunflowers Hydrangeas Asters Freesias Chrysanthemums Cosmos Begonias Alliums Bougainvilleas Dahlias Hibiscus Marigolds Snapdragons

Summer flower colors closely resemble the spring color palette, but yellow is a standout hue during the summer months and blue hydrangeas are not to be missed.

Fall

  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Goldenrod
  • Bouvardia
  • Anthurium
  • Alstroemeria
  • Liatris
  • Marigolds
  • Roses
  • Carnations

Fall flowers contain some overlap with winter and spring blooms. The best flower colors to use in a fall wedding flower crown are sunset hues like reds, oranges, and yellows.

Flower Crown Hairstyle Inspiration

Once you’ve chosen your flower crown, deciding on the perfect hairstyle to complement it becomes easy. Since flower crowns embody a free-spirited and boho style, we recommend tousled and effortless hairstyles to go along with them. Below, we have picked out a few tried-and-true looks to serve as inspiration for wedding hairstyles with flower crowns.

Braided Bun Updo

The braided bun updo is a bohemian hairstyle classic, even for more everyday occasions. Elevating this look through the magic of a professional hairstylist or by simply adding a stunning floral crown is all you need to take the hairstyle to the next level. Braids and the texture of your blooms make for a layered and varied look that creates tons of visual interest.

Loose and Textured

Whether it be curled, wavy, or crimped by natural or artificial means, textured hair looks and feels effortless while giving grip to the bobby pins or clips securing your flower crown to your head. It’s the best of both worlds. Let your hair fall straight down your back, pull smaller front pieces back from a half-up, or have your hair rest to one side.

Fishtail Braid

Braids like the intricate fishtail have an other-worldly quality to them. They are perfect for channeling the energy of a fairy, a forest sprite, or even a mermaid. Adding a flower crown atop a fishtail braid with tendrils escaping at the front creates a magical and impactful hairstyle that beautifully frames the face.

Zola: Your Destination for All Things Wedding

Flower crowns are whimsical and nymph-like accessories worthy of a bride who is looking to feel ethereal and at one with nature on her wedding day. Since the flower crowns themselves take center stage, the hairstyles that accompany them should not detract from their wild beauty, but merely enhance it. If you’re thinking about creating your own crown, be sure to check out Zola’s tutorial on How to Make a Flower Crown for a step-by-step walkthrough. Ready to take the next step toward finding the perfect florist to construct your flower crown? Zola has you covered with a database of wedding florists across The United States. Happy searching!

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