Few wedding accessories are as enchanting as the flower crown. Sure, there’s a tendency to exclusively equate a blooming headdress with festivalgoers, but flower crowns are actually steeped in tradition and date all the way back to ancient Greece. And even notable brides have donned flower crowns for their nuptials like Elizabeth Taylor when she wed Richard Burton, and they continue to grow in popularity. Especially since the flower crown is so versatile and can appeal to a variety of aesthetics, it's the perfect way to add a touch of boho to your big day.
Decorative and romantic, the variety of flower crowns is seemingly endless whether you’re drawn to bold flowers, a whisper of baby's breath, or delicate daisies. If you’re not into the idea of wearing a veil, a blooming halo is a pretty alternative for completing your bridal look—especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding in which a flowery wreath would feel àpropos among nature. If you're not interested in the idea of wearing a flower crown for your entire ceremony, one could be gorgeous for just a few photos with your wedding party and your new spouse as an added element of whimsy. You could even top off your bridesmaids or a flower girl with options to match!
But it's important to also remember that flower crowns go beyond just blooms. If the idea of fresh florets is not appealing, but the crown aspect feels right, consider a version made from greenery like leaves or succulents, or opt for a mix of leaves with delicate twigs or branches. The most modern versions come metal-worked or with crystal adornments, offering an option that's a little more glamorous and sleek, but along the same line as a floral wreath. You can even opt for a flower crown made of silk or paper flowers if budget is a concern—plus, you can wear it again down the road (maybe even at a festival) if that’s your style.
Wherever you fall on the flower crown spectrum, there's a gorgeous option out there for you, and we put together a list of 17 enchanting versions to get you started. From affordable Etsy finds to luxe designer versions, read on for our favorite flower crowns for you or your bridesmaids.
Brides & Hairpins Atiena Embellished Floral Motif Halo
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $260
Flowers Lovers Ivory and Dusty Succulent Grass Flower Crown
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $48.99
Arsi Art White Flower Headband
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $67.15
Twigs & Honey Woodland Flora Headband
SHOP NOW: Twigs & Honey, $495
Innocent Chaos Co. Woodland Wedding Flower Crown
Elf Bridal Handmade Flower Crown
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $15
Karina Wedding Purple and White Flower Crown
Budget Wedding Bouquet Daisy Chain Flower Crown
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $19.65
Kamipapa Paper Ivory and Blue Flower Crown
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $33.90
Indie Knot NY Boho Leaf Flower Crown
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $22
Blossomly Yours Blush Pink Flower Crown
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $20
Laure de Sagazan COME Semi-Crown
SHOP NOW: Laure de Sagazan, price upon request
Beauty Wedding Design Sage Green Flower Crown
Flowers Lovers Burgundy Succulent Flower Crown
Lola White Shop Eucalyptus Flower Crown
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $38.91
Serenity Blush Pink Flower Crown
Flowers Lovers Ivory and Peach Flower Crown
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $48.99