This gorgeous slide show from Style Me Pretty of fresh flowers for wedding hair caught my eye this morning on my newsfeed. Some of those have definitely gone on my Hair Inspiration Pinterest board so do pop over and take a look.
It got me thinking about some of our brides this summer who totally rocked this style, which is perfect for an English summer garden wedding. Three of our brides had the lovely Deborah of Dartmoor Flowers for their wedding flowers.
Deborah created all the bouquets for each wedding and also provided the flowers for the brides’ hair. Jenny & Shaun got married here at the end of July. Jenny’s hair was styled by local wedding hair and make up specialist Gem Ryder. Gem tells me “Jenny wanted to keep her hair simple, relaxed and romantic so I added some gentle waves to her short hair, pulling back a small front section in a braid and accentuated this with the use of Deborah’s beautiful cottage garden flowers.”
Deborah provided white and blue nigella and white astrantia for Jenny’s hair. Deborah recommends taking your florist’s and stylist’s advice about appropriate flowers and how they will fit with the style you are looking for. As Deborah says, “Hair flowers need to be quite robust, otherwise they will tend to wilt. Smaller headed flowers such as spray roses, babies breath, wax flower, nigella (love in the mist) and stephanotis (a type of jasmine) are all good ones to choose. Larger headed flowers like roses, lizianthus and orchids are also good choices.” Gem warns that heavier flowers can be difficult to attach to a relaxed hairstyle so do be sure to talk with your hairstylist about what will work for the style you have in mind. Beth got married here at the venue in July this year. Deborah tells me, “Beth’s flowers were wired and taped to keep them as fresh as possible and then glued on to a hair comb. She had spray roses, nigella and jasmine buds with trails from a passion flower plant. She wanted the flowers to be in her words, ‘hippy, ethereal and wild.'” Beth’s hair was swept and beautifully twisted and braided to one side with the flower comb placed along one side and the back of her hair. She looked like a wood fairy queen, perfectly in keeping with the surroundings here!
Harriet’s wedding here was in June and this time Deborah wired and taped the chosen flowers individually so they could be woven and pinned into the hair by the stylist. Harriet wanted very delicate flowers and Deborah recommended nigella, astrantia, scabious, flowering oregano and mock orange. Deborah trialled the mock orange to see how well and how long it would last out of water.
Harriet’s hair was braided with the flowers individually inserted to highlight and complement her wedding veil.
Gem tells me, “Fresh flowers in wedding hair have made a really big comeback in recent years and I am so pleased to see this. Whether it’s a full floral head garland or a few simple spray, flowers really help to make a hairstyle – they help make even the simplest of hairstyles into something extra special.” Deborah recommends taking flowers to the hairstyle when you have your trial or at least talk to your stylist about the ideas you have. Don’t forget some people may be sensitive to some flowers so you may not want to wear them against your skin. And if you’re doing your hair yourself, remember to apply hair spray and products BEFORE putting in your flowers! Thanks to Deborah and Gem for those tips! And remember to take a look at our hair inspiration board on Pinterest: Visit Ever After’s profile on Pinterest.