What is the best hair accessory for a bride? Flowers! Whether you picture yourself at your wedding wearing an updo, a half-up-half-down look, or flowing, wavy locks, a floral accent will transform your wedding hairstyle into something entirely fresh.
Some brides choose to coordinate their blooming accessory with their outfit, while others opt for something totally different. Either way, the blossoming addition is an effortless way to personalize your wedding-day look. Here are a few ways you can wear it according to the brides here at WMG.
Bold and Beautiful
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This is a stunning and gorgeous way to wear flowers if you are wearing a bun or up-do. This not only contrasts against your jet black hair but also stands out from a distance (and in photos!)
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The floral braid or the veni is the most traditional way of wearing flowers on your wedding day. This is a mixture of fragrant Indian flowers in mixed colours. Or go full-on gajra - it's pretty and never fails to impress!
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Oldie but a goodie! Usually made with jasmine flowers, now days they are also made of rose, crossandra and barleria. They also come with gold-coated buds to add a bit of masala to your look!
A huge hit since 2014 but the style has changed in 2016. These floral crowns are now made of dried flowers and twigs but they can also be made of fresh ones and worn for a pool party or even your bachelorette!
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Don’t like too many or too less flowers in your hair? Use this bun-braid for inspiration on how to totally bag that nearly there look with a messy updo! Also, you can go more colourful and place them at all levels on your hair.
Baby Breath Craze
The latest trend is to plug in little wisps for baby breath in your braid or make a floral crown for your bun. Simple and sweet!
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You can also twist up your floral look with artificial flowers or even amp up your look by adding a fun element to an existing look. Huge white roses or a gajra Mohawk anyone?
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This one’s our favourite! The floral jaal, a literal dupatta made out of jasmine buds and flowers. How amazing is that!
Red Roses #ForTheWin
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Just red roses always win brownie points. And the fresher, the better and when you put them on the side, you look so contemporary.
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Put them so high up on your bun that they show through your sheer dupatta.
Mix it Up!
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Mix two different types of flowers to give it a fun twist. And if they match your outfit, that's even better!
Pop of Colour
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One big bright spot of colour on your otherwise muted outfit can really make your entire look shine!
Go different, very different!
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Use unique flowers and make sure they match your lehenga - the more unique, the better! So try lilies or orchids for that beautiful look!
Now wearing fresh flowers in your hair on your wedding day can be tricky, but once you follow a few simple tips, you’ll have the most heavenly one-of-a-kind tresses.
– If you want your fresh flowers to last into the evening, perhaps consider dryer varieties of flowers.
– Chat to your florist about resilient flower choices, along with which flowers have allergens in them (you don’t want to be sneezing, with a rash on the back of your neck!)
– Be careful not to use any setting products near your flowers – advise your hairstylist not to add the flowers until she’s let go of the hairspray can. Likewise, try not to get any perfume near the blooms.
– Fresh flowers can look great with your hair up, down or a little bit of both. Whether you create a crown or a slide, or dot some small flowers around your up do, remember to keep the rest of your look quite natural, so it doesn’t jar with your mane.
– Keep your flowers in water or the refrigerator until the last possible moment before adding them to your hair. And have your photographer take a few hair shots before the ceremony, when your blooms are looking the freshest.