For many brides, the most meaningful aspects of a wedding often get marred by having to conform to a bridal ideal that’s simply not for everyone. Personal style is celebrated so fervently in real life, but oddly it’s often discouraged when it comes to weddings. Daring to think outside the box—even if it’s just a few inches outside–is something many brides want to do, but often feel it’s more trouble than it’s worth, and settle for looking like a generic bride on their wedding day, instead of truly looking like themselves.
One way to truly stand out? By adding a beautiful flower crown to your wedding look!
We partnered with Stone Fox Bride—a New York-based showroom that manages to be both high-fashion and giddily laid-back when it comes to wedding dresses—to showcase 5 ways brides can look unique and stylish (yet still bridal) on your wedding day, and one of the most interesting tips they provided is to accessorize your dress with a crown made from fresh (or silk!) flowers.
Above, Stone Fox Bride creative director and co-founder Molly Guy and her assistant, Abbey Zembower, demonstrate how anyone—not just brides and bridesmaids—can make their own floral headpiece to wear all summer in 4 easy steps. What’s also cool about DIYing a flower crown? It can be done on the cheap: As Guy points out, you can get your flowers from the corner deli or go for silk flowers found at any crafts store.
Watch the video above and let us know: Are you planning to make a flower crown this summer?
How to make a flower crown in 4 easy steps:
Step 1: Take your wire and wrap it around your head to establish the size for your crown.
Step 2: Once you’ve measured your head, take some greenery and leaves to wrap around the base of the wire to cover up any wire that’s showing. Hold it close to the wire of the crown and slowly start to wrap.
Step 3: Once you have all the green set up, you can start to get creative by adding more flowers. Attaching the flowers is just as easy as attaching the greenery at the beginning—you just want to wrap tightly with your green wire to secure it in place.
Step 4: You don’t have to go the whole way around the crown with the flowers. You can leaving some of it just green and having more of a statement at the front with the flowers.
Video by Maia Stern