Our last post was about our flowers that featured in Plus Model Magazine. Our floral crowns have been such a hit that we thought we’d show you how they’re done! We were lucky enough to have Criterion Video filming whilst I made a floral crown for another shoot. If you’d like to know how it was made then click here to learn how to make a floral crown yourself! they are surprisingly easy and oh so much fun.
Here are our hot tips on making your own floral crown:
Fresh is best!
As they cannot be kept in water, make your crown as close to their time of use as possible and source the freshest flowers possible from your florist or local flower market. Going for longer lasting blooms such as natives, Orchids and Ranunculus over delicate flowers such as David Austins is a very good idea. If you need to make your crown the night before and don’t have a flower fridge then pop it in a freezer bag, seal it well and place it in the fridge (I would test this out with a trial one first- it works our my fridge but everyone’s is different!)
Big Vs Small
Often the crowns you see in photoshoots use really big flowers. This is great for drama and works really well with big flowing loosely curled hair. However, it can overwhelm some people’s faces so be careful when choosing your blooms. My trick is to make one half of the crown with bigger flowers bunched with smaller ones and the other half with just the smaller ones. That way your can chose which half to wear at the front and not feel silly if it is too big!
Layer your flowers with texture. Between your feature flowers, add smaller ones and textured foliage or flowers such as Seedum, buds and berries or small greenery.
Flower crowns are all about free spirited whimsy! Use bright colours and interesting flowers and let loose!
model: BLAISE MCCANN, BELLA MODEL MANAGEMENT
hair make up: SALLY GRIEVE
photographer/owner: DANIMEZZA, DANIELLE MELNYCZENKO
stylist: YELLE STYLING, ELISE HARPER
florist: OAK & LINDEN, MELISSA KUTI
location: JAMES ROSE, WINDSOR COTTAGE