I’m so excited to share this merry floral crown idea that is featured in the current issue of Flutter Magazine. You can check out the feature here and here’s how to re-create the look yourself.
First up, lets assemble the materials. You will need:
- straight wire
- floral wire
- pretty ribbon
- floral tape
- floral shears
- flowers, I’m using red dahlias, orange ranunuclus and dusty miller
Begin by making mini bunches of flowers and tie them together with floral tape.
Take the straight wire and cut to about 9″. Attach ribbon with a glue gun on either end so you can tie the floral headdress around your head.
Then, working in one direction, attach you flower bundles until you’ve completely covered the wire.
And ta da! You’re done, now you can sport flowers in your hair whenever you feel like. Enjoy!
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I’m loving today’s thoroughly feminine wedding editorial created by Toast Events and photographed by Elisa B Photography. The dip dyed silk ribbon of the bouquet paired with lavender and white garden roses is ever so romantic.
A floral headpiece, a seersucker bow tie, a field of flowers… perfection.
The tabletop design continues the soft garden look with a slightly French feel. Upholstered chairs, elegant etched glassware and a table set with delicate scalloped china from Anthropologie feels effortless and timeless. Thanks Elisa for sharing these lovely images!
Invitations & Stationery: Minted
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I’m super excited to have my wheat headdress grace the cover of this month’s issue of Mag Rouge. Shot by the uber talented Elizabeth Messina, and produced by the Wedding Chicks, it was so much fun to create these beautiful images.
To make the head wreath I started with a circular base of wire (similar to the clematis headdress). Then using green floral wire, I created a little bundles of 5 stems of wheat each. Then I attached the bundles to the wire base, working around the circle. To hide the construction, I hot glued additional pieces of wheat to cover the wire and make the head wreath more full.
Also during this shoot, Jeni from Found brought one of her amazing vintage carts and I filled it with flowers for a slightly Anthropologie-vibe.
I also brought an amazing stephanotis vine as option for Elizabeth to shoot (I’m a big fan of options). Isn’t the vine insane?
And finally, the two bouquets I made as options for the model to hold (its all about options). The one of the left is made with cabbage roses, ranunuclus, sweat pea and dusty miller. The one on the right, had peach roses, hydranga, sweet pea, ranunuclus, and dried wheat (I took the extra long strans off of the wheat for this bouquet). And be sure to visit here and here for even more prettiness.
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I’m so excited to introduce a new column, floral chic with photographer Nancy Neil. Today, I’m going to show you how to make a floral head wreath using gorgeous clematis. You will need: 6-7 stems of clematis, 20 gauge floral wire and pliers.
Start by measuring the circumfrence of your head and twist two pieces of the wire together to make a circle. Take your first piece of clematis and a small piece of wire (about 2″). Using your pliers, wrap the small piece of wire near the head of the flower to secure it to your circle. Since clematis is a vine, you can take the stem and wind it around the circle to cover your wire base. Secure with additional 2″ pieces of wire where you need to.
If you’re making this ahead of time, you can put the stems in floral water tubes to keep the flowers hydrated. Once you’re ready to wear, take the stems out the tubes and clip any extra stem length off. Next week, I’ll be making a coloful bouquet to match our headdress.
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