Brides are letting flowers go to their heads these days. I have had more requests for flower crowns in the past 3 or 4 months than I have in the past 10 years. And by “flower crowns” I don’t mean that dainty little circlet for a flowergirl’s head. I’m talking about big, juicy, lopsided, blossoming wreaths for the bride herself. They’re super fun to make, and I’m curious to see how long the trend will last.

The pictures in this gallery show crowns created for styled shoots — one with the fabulously talented and creative duo of Laurel McConnell Photography and Holly-Kate and Company, and the other with the equally gifted Karen Obrist Photography. For Laurel and Holly-Kate’s shoot in Discovery Park, I created a wild tumble of spring texture, pulling in amaranthus, hot pink berries, garden spray roses, and anemones. For Karen’s shoot on the cold and beautiful beaches of Deception Pass, I created a fall feeling with bronze football mums, dried nigella pods in a rich plum, and soft peach spray roses. The magical mystery ingredient in both was marble vine. I wish I could use that stuff year-round! The last image shows a more traditional, dainty little flowergirl hair garland, for comparison.

Just last weekend (on February 15), I crowned an actual bride with her creation in blush, green, and ivory tones. And there will be yet another styled shoot with crown on March 16. Stay tuned, and I’ll update the blog with images of the latest floral royalty!

APRIL 24, 2014:  As promised, an update with hot-off-the-press, all new flower crown images! The bride in blush was an actual bride, shot gorgeously by Maurice Photo. I so loved that she went for it with the big and beautiful hairdo accessory! The other images are from a super fun styled shoot with MariRick Photography.