11 Aug

Let’s talk headpieces.  In 1986 when I was married, I wore a floral wreath.  Yes, it was silk flowers, but I really thought it was beautiful and truth is, I felt beautiful that day.  My floral wreath had peach silk flowers, dried baby’s breath lots of tiny pearls around the edge and tule, ribbon and strands of tiny pearls hanging down the back.  I still love to look at pictures of it and remember that memorable day when for just one day I truly felt like a queen.  The irony here, of course, is that now days I wouldn’t dream of doing anything with silk flowers, but remember, it was the 80’s!

Recently I was asked to create a floral crown for Taylor to wear for her senior photo shoot.  When Rick and Anna of R&A Photography asked  me to do this floral crown, I have to admit, I was a little nervous.  Once I stared though, it was hard to stop!  This particular crown had peach garden rose, white spray roses, blackberries, scabosia pods, succulents and local garden flowers.  To form the head band I used curly willow.  I love how Rick and Anna captured the natural beauty of Taylor, yet created a mystical feel to the images as well.

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Not long after I created this headpiece, a bride asked me to create headbands for her flower girls.  I was inspired by Taylor’s headpiece by using the curly willow but keeping the floral to a minimum for the young girls.   The willow had leaf buds forming and added to the innocence.   I haven’t received the professional photographs yet, but these are the photos I was able to take prior to the wedding.  I used small spray roses, succulents, scabosia pods, dusty miller and eucalyptus.  I added organza and satin ribbons hanging in various lengths down the back.


This was one of my first headpieces which was for our nephews wedding last summer.  Again, I used succulents, small spray roses, and lots of ribbon in the back.


But, now you must be curious, this is the headpiece I wore when I was married back in 1986.  Notice the big hair…



Headpieces have been worn for many years and come in many different shapes and sizes.   What is important is you find the look and feel for your wedding whether it is a veil, crown or headpiece and what makes you feel comfortable.


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