Wearing flowers and vines in the hair for special occasions such as weddings is a time-honoured tradition for UK weddings. Sculptures, frescoes and statues that have survived from ancient times often depict people wearing flowers for important occasions, festivals and celebrations. In fact, it was a tradition in the Roman Empire to “crown” both the bride and the groom with flowers. This floral crown is thought to have symbolized eternal love, innocence and purity. In modern times, floral crowns have evolved into decorative bridal party accessories. In addition to flowers, jewellery embellishments worn in the hair often have floral or vine motifs. Here’s some information about these important bridal hair accessories.
Flower Accessories for Bridal Hair Styles
For ease of use, many brides are choosing silk flowers for the hair. These bridal accessories can be used in a variety of ways. For a casual wedding, the wedding party may elect to scatter flowers loosely throughout their hair. For a conservative look, choose several small flowers. To make a statement, choose one or two large flowers. Many brides elect to embellish their bridal veils with flowers fixed at the front of their headpieces. Even if the main wedding accessories are jewellery ensembles, it’s easy to add a few strategically-placed flowers for a soft and natural look. It’s also an elegant touch to echo the native flowers of the wedding’s locale in floral wedding party accessories. Flowers can also be fixed to a headband for a more casual look. Flowered barrettes and clips are also popular. The advantage of using silk rather than fresh flowers is that rare and hard-to-get fresh flowers are very easy to find in silk.
Hair Vines: Another Great Bridal Party Accessory
A hair vine is made from decorative but flexible wire that has a loop at each end. The loops are used to secure the vine to the hair. The major advantage of hair vines is their flexibility. They can be bent into a circle to surround a bun or ponytail or used straight to embellish a French twist. These bridal accessories can also be worn in place of bridal tiaras for an elegant but less formal look. For the bridesmaids, a coloured ribbon can be woven through the vine to coordinate with their dresses.
Hair flowers and hair vines are important bridal party accessories for UK weddings. Their versatility helps create a unique look and ambience for the wedding.