Yorkshire Wedding Photographer | 6 of My Favourite Flower Crowns
I am a total sucker for flower crowns; a few of my brides are too! As a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, I do get to shoot at wonderful venues in or the countryside, and my couples seem to appreciate elements of nature within their theme. Flower crowns are a beautiful substitute for veils or jeweled headpieces and you can achieve really punchy vibrant looks, or something more ethereal. My brides have tied their look in with the theme of their wedding, whether an autumnal vibe or a seasonal spring look. Some have chosen to go down the DIY route or their florists have designed gorgeous halos to frame their faces. Just to prove how much I love flower crowns and for even MORE inspiration, you can see more from one of my most favourite styled shoots. Here are my top 5 flower crowns from real weddings:
1. Gemma – Green eucalyptus stem and sea holly
Sea Holly or Eryngium is an ornamental blue thistle and is very popular when it comes to Scottish wedding flowers, although this is wedding was not Scottish themed! I love the contrast between the thistle and the soft eucalyptus stem. The blues and colder hues really bring out Gemma’s eyes. The slightly asymmetric look is really stylish and half crown is a great alternative to a full one and suits this bride down to a T.
2. Hannah – Wild Meadow Crowns
Hannah’s bridesmaids had gorgeous silk gowns in colours perfect for their skin tones. The hues of the crowns and bouquets tie in the multi coloured theme and give a real festival feel to their look. I love the vibrancy of their look!
3. Daisy – Nina and Quicksand Roses
With Daisy’s simple and elegant Laure De Sagazan gown, she can afford to go big on the blooms. The red and pink hues of these roses create a romantic aesthetic and a real contrast to the urban setting of her and Patrick’s wedding at 92 Burton Road in Sheffield. These reds really POP and I love how she balances this with her red lipstick!
4. Rachel – Flower Crown and a Veil
Who Says you can’t mix things up? You can literally do what ever you like on your wedding day! Rachel opted for a crown and a veil for her wedding at the Western Park Bandstand. There is a lovely mix of baby’s breath, roses and sea holly that gives a range of textures throughout her grown.
5. Nicci- Simple Greens and Astrantia
A simple crown of greenery and Astrantia is about as ethereal as you can get. The paired with the bridesmaid dresses the group shots look like something from a Greek tableau! Nicci and Max were Married at the Thwaite Mills Watermill near Leeds and these gorgeous greens were perfect for the industrial backdrop of their wedding.
6. Philly – Scabious seed heads
Philly and Jonathan had a beautifully warm wedding in October. You can create textures by having a mixture of flowers and seed heads or berries I gravitate to warm tones and the colour and textures of the flower crown and bouquet were absolutely stunning. A crown is a great substitute for wearing a veil during autumnal weddings if you are a bit worried about getting swept up in the wind!