Wedding Trend We’re Loving: Bohemian Floral Crowns

Bohemian Floral Crown Sarah Shreves PhotographyThey’re not just for flower girls anymore! Bridal flower crowns are one of the hottest wedding trends of 2014, and for good reason. Equal parts feminine, bohemian and whimsical, floral crowns channel a laid-back earthy vibe just right for an intimate outdoor wedding, whether it’s in the woods or on the farm. We love how versatile they are, too. You can go bold and textured with layers of ruffly roses, succulents and berries or simple and classic with sprigs of lavender or dainty white flowers (think baby’s breath or daisies). Here are just a few of our favorites. {top photo: Sarah Shreves via Green Wedding Shoes}

Boho Floral Crown Hippie Wedding Whimsical Floral Crowns Rustic Floral Crowns { from top, left to right: Matt and Jentry Photographers via Le Magnifique Blog / Alyssia B Photography via Ruffled / Lindsey Shaun Photography / Sarah Shreves via Green Wedding Shoes / Paige and Blake Green Photography – lavender floral crown by Sweet Little Sparrow }

Feeling crafty? There are dozens of awesome DIY flower crown tutorials on the web. Here’s a small sampling:

How to Make a Fresh Floral Crown {A Beautiful Mess}

DIY Spring Flower Crown {Green Wedding Shoes}

DIY Floral Crown {Design*Sponge}

DIY Floral Wedding Crown {100 Layer Cake}

And if you’re not inclined to whip up your own tiara of flowers, there are plenty of gorgeous faux-flower options available for purchase, like these below.

Faux Flower Floral Crowns{ Amore Bride / Mignonne Handmade / Twigs & Honey / Whichgoose }

We hope this is one trend that sticks around for a while. What do you think of floral crowns? Would you consider wearing one at your wedding? What other wedding trends have you been loving lately? Let us know!

 

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Green & White Victorian Terrarium Fern Wedding Inspiration

Nothing is more heartening after a long winter than to see the first green shoots poking out of the bare ground! Inspired by March greenery (and these gorgeous fern-filled arboretum photos on Terrain’s blog) we channeled our spring fever into a Victorian greenhouse-influenced fern wedding inspiration board.

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{ photo credits: naked wedding cake by Heather Roth Fine Art Photography / fern invitations via Oh So Beautiful Paper / bridal gown photo by Adrian Tuazon via Ruffled / green bridesmaid / fern favor photo by BrittRene Photo / bottle display / terrarium centerpieces / white bouquet by Jeff Loves Jessica / fern boutonniere / fern decor photo by Erin Grace Photography }

 

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Guest Post: 10 DIY Mason Jar Centerpiece Ideas

Lilac Mason Jar CenterpiecesWedding trends come and go, but we’ll always love the humble mason jar. Pop some flowers or candles into a simple glass vessel, and you can instantly transform the atmosphere of your wedding to vintage southern, rustic chic, farm fresh or romantically woodsy. Best of all, mason jar centerpieces are super-easy to DIY! Today guest blogger Maya shares her tips for 10 DIY mason jar centerpieces. Take it away, Maya! (Top image via farmgirl in flipflops on Flickr.) [Read more...]

Are you dreaming of a whimsical wedding in the woods? Or perhaps just a wedding that shows you’re an outdoor kind of girl who loves nature? If so, mason jar centerpieces can add a great touch to your tables! Not only are mason jars beautiful, they’re also affordable and incredibly easy to make (although you might want to enlist the help of your trusty bridesmaids and a bottle of wine!). So, what are you waiting for? Check out the ideas below:

1. Mason Jar Candles on Stumps

Mason Jar Candles on StumpsImagine the centers of your tables filled with a mini-forest of rustic wood stumps topped with glowing mason jars. This centerpiece is easy to set up, and  stumps are generally easy to make (or buy on Etsy). Just place candles in the jars, set them on top of the stumps, light them up, and you’re done! Photo via weddingomania.

2. Twine Mason Jars with Flowers

Twine Wrapped Mason Jars

To make these, apply a light coat of superglue in a wide band around the outside of the jar. Quickly wrap twine around the glue-coated area. Once finished, tie a ribbon around the middle of the twine and fill the jar with water and flowers. These look beautiful, and the twine lends a rustic touch to the jar. Photo via Just Imagine.

3. Burlap Mason Jars with Flowers

Take a strip of burlap and wrap it around the middle of your mason jar. With a Sharpie pen, write you and your fiance’s initials on the burlap, and surround them with a heart (i.e., T & D). Then, fill the jar with water and flowers to finish off the look.

4. Burlap and Lace Jars

Wrap a strip of burlap around each jar from bottom to top. Then, glue a ribbon of lace around the middle of the burlap. Tie a twine bow at the mouth of the jar to finish, and pop in your choice of flowers.

5. Colored Jars with Flowers

il_fullxfull.494161539_15jfChoose painted mason jars that match the colors of your wedding (Etsy is a great resource for mason jars in all shades – or you can pick up craft paint and make your own!). Then, tie a piece of twine at the mouth in a bow shape and put one flower of your choosing in each jar. Place them in a circle in the middle of the table for a beautiful centerpiece. Image via Mi Emporium.

6. Crate and Jars with Baby’s Breath

In the center of your table place a small wood crate big enough to fit two jars. Tie a piece of burlap in a bow around them, and fill each with baby’s breath for a simple and beautiful vintage-inspired centerpiece!

7. Floating Candles and Ribbon

Tie a twine or ribbon bow around a mason jar. Take your jar and fill it with water until it’s 3/4 of the way full, then place a floating tealight candle in the middle. Group three jars in the middle of each table to complete the look.

8. Lemons and Daisies

Lemon Slices Centerpiece Mason JarsFor a fresh, summery centerpiece, fill several clear mason jars with lemon slices and water, and finish off with a bouquet of cheery white blooms like daisies or snapdragons. Three or four jars should be enough for the center of each table. Photo via Brittany Janelle Photography.

9. Rose Petals and Tealights

For a classic romantic look, fill the bottoms of the jars with flower petals, then add tealights. (Note: You might want to use LED tealights with this project to avoid any fire hazards).

10. Lace and Candles

Lace Candle JarsWith superglue or a hot glue gun, evenly coat the outside of your jars and apply white sheer lace. Once dried, tie a ribbon at the mouth of each jar and put a large candle inside. Group several jars in the middle of each table for a gorgeous shabby chic centerpiece. Photo via Architecture Art Design.

Maya Savanovich loves blogging about wedding trends, advice and tips and has written for several wedding vendors and various well-known wedding blogs and websites, including Become Gorgeous and Lucky Magazine. She loves a challenge and is always on the lookout for beautiful wedding pictures and awesome ideas. You can find her on G+Facebook and Pinterest.
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