Floral hair pieces are worn on top of the head with or without a veil, on the side with the hair pulled to one side, or in the back with the hair up or down. A halo of flowers makes a lovely piece for a flower girl.
There is no doubt that Pippa Middleton’s wedding hair flowers will be copied for many brides, brides maids, and flower girls.
The simple elegant cluster of lily-of-the-valley flowers added just the right amount of charm to her dark hair. They were not too large to distract or too small so they couldn’t be seen from a distance.
This design could easily be mounted on a barrette or hair comb and of course any type of flower could be used. Orchids, small roses, Peruvian lily, freesia, and gardenia make good floral hair pieces.
The floral design for a hair piece is made just like a corsage or boutonniere. The main flower can stand alone or have smaller flowers around it. One points to the left, one to the right, and one in the center for the corsage shape. Of course a boutonniere shape will only have one main flower such as an orchid.
A floral hair piece with a small veil attached makes a gorgeous bridal accessory. A combination of silk and fresh flowers can be used if it is to have large flowers so it won’t be too heavy. The combination allows the piece to be large in size while enjoying the sweet fragrance of the flower. The veil can be very small barely covering the forehead to a bit larger coming just below the nose and across to the other side of the face.
Feathers are also very popular. Again, a combination of fresh flowers with feathers makes a good choice. They can be worn alone or with a veil. Feathers are usually less formal. The can be sexy as in a pair of boudoir satin heels with ostrich feathers.
A headband covered in satin with a veil and flower combination allows for a large, heavy headpiece if desired. It is also a good choice for a flower girl with tiny flowers attached.
Flowers, both fresh and silk can be glued directly to the headband. Tiny ivy leaves make a wonderful addition to the flowers. Baby’s Breath is a tiny white flower used often in floral design and works well in a floral hair piece. Of course ribbons and bows are always lovely and make lasting keepsakes.
The smallest of flowers can be made into hair pieces by attaching them to bobby pins. They can be worn as individual pieces or several together.
A halo of fresh flowers for little flower girls is one of the cutest designs I know of. It will look great whether the hair is worn down, pulled back to the crown, or up in a ballerina bun with a bun wrap.
Participating in a wedding is a special time for everyone and especially for little girls. Many choose to keep their flowers for a very long time. Ribbons and dried flowers make beautiful decorations for her room. One of my favorite oil paintings is of a lady reading a book. A flower girl halo with ribbons hangs on the wall beside of her. It is that small detail that really makes the painting!