Layne Dann

The Flower Wreath

Layne Dann
The Flower Wreath
 Style Tip: Flower wreath's are fun in that they can be styled in so many ways! You can easily wear them with your hair lose, up, down, or with a veil!

Style Tip: Flower wreath's are fun in that they can be styled in so many ways! You can easily wear them with your hair lose, up, down, or with a veil!

The flower wreath: Symbol of love, fertility and celebration is a popular-again trend in the wedding landscape! Why?  Because, flower wreath's are easy to personalize!  Picked in nature, cut from silk, made by a florist or a couturier, flower crowns can be as simple or over-the-top as one likes! 

The ancient Chinese made flower crowns from orange blossoms.  Bride's would wear orange blossom wreath's to symbolize fertility upon marriage.  Orange tree's blossom and bear fruit at the same time.  Wearing a orange blossom flower crown was seen as a way to bestow children upon a marriage.

Queen Victoria, to her beau Albert in 1840, borrowed this tradition from the ancient Chinese and wore a flower crown in orange blossom's with her lace, white, wedding dress to her wedding ceremony.  Thus, began the flower crown's (along with white, lace wedding dresses') popularization in western culture!

In the 1960's, flower crown's again became very popular as they symbolized the hippie sub-culture, peace, love, and freedom!

 To hide the elastic of the wreath's head band we made this velvet lamb's ear and butterfly comb.  The butterfly was embroidered on top of feathers in lightened shades of yellow, blue and magenta.

To hide the elastic of the wreath's head band we made this velvet lamb's ear and butterfly comb.  The butterfly was embroidered on top of feathers in lightened shades of yellow, blue and magenta.

For our custom flower crown we had to incorporate yellow, magenta, and blue.  This was a challenge as the tones of yellow, magenta and blue picked by the Bride were all the same temperature and value.  To achieve synergy and depth while keeping the eye moving, we relied on texture. Cotton greenery, lace petals, molded paper, and magenta sprigs kept this wreath eclectic and funky without looking like a vintage circus! 

 Crystal sprigs in the sunshine look breathtaking!

Crystal sprigs in the sunshine look breathtaking!