“She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one. She spent hours on the riverbank. She smoked cigarettes and had midnight swims…”
― Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
Wearing flowers in your hair has been in and out of fashion since ancient times, think of the Greeks swanning about wearing laurel wreaths, and in many cultures wearing flowers in your hair has symbolic meaning. For example the Chinese would wear an orange blossom crown during a wedding as it symbolized fertility, which obviously did the trick for Queen Victoria, who wore one to her wedding and brought them back into fashion again.
There are so many ways to wear flowers in your hair – from a full-blown Frida Kahlo with oversize colourful blooms, to delicate sprigs of baby’s breath tucked into your upstyle, it’s all about your personality and style, and what you feel comfortable wearing.
If you want to add a small amount of flowers you can have individual blooms wired, or a clip or slide with flowers attached. Take advice from your florist and your hair stylist, and remember, you also don’t have to wear it for the whole day, it might be just for the ceremony or just for the party. The one clear trend now is that there is no one style that’s the ‘must-have’, it’s all about personal style and self-expression so just go for it!
By Sarah Evans