Over the Floral Crown? 5 Fresh Ways to Incorporate Flowers in Your Wedding Hair

Updated 06/25/16

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As much as we adore floral crowns, we realize the whimsical wedding look isn't for everyone. But giving up the flower crown doesn't mean you have to give up flowers as accessories completely on your big day. From a single statement bloom tucked elegantly behind one ear to pretty petals placed in the back of a romantic half-up, half-down do, here are 5 fresh ways to dress up your tresses with flowers, courtesy of GLAMSQUAD Creative Director, Giovanni Vaccaro.

1. Behind the ear

To breathe new life into a simple but sophisticated style with a deep side part, start by tucking and pinning hair behind one ear (away from the deep part) and position a single statement bloom directly above your ear or place multiple flowers so that they're literally hugging the ear. For a more modern take on the trend, you can always use a glamorous, metal floral hair clip or comb, like this one, to accent your tresses and keep hair pulled back.

2. Camouflaging bobby pins

If you're opting for a chic half-up, half-down hairdo, fresh flowers not only add a dreamy touch, but they also work beautifully to cover up and help camouflage all those unsightly, yet oh so necessary bobby pins you'll be plucking out of your head for hours at the end of the night. So how does this style work exactly? Flowers are simply placed and secured where strands meet and marry at the back of the head. You can go big with a few polished petals or keep it more whimsical with a ton of tiny wildflowers.

3. Woven into a braid

For the boho bride who wants something a little bit different but equally as ethereal, this look is a fresh take on the traditional crown braid and will completely enchant your guests. Strategically placed flowers are intertwined throughout the plait to act as delicate and whimsical accents. It doesn't just work for crown braids though; you can literally dress up any braided 'do with woven in blooms, from messy side fishtails to elegant half-up, half-down braided hairstyles.

4. Embellishing an updo

For the ultimate bridal embellishment, place a cluster of flowers on the side or across the top of your updo to soften the style and add an air of romance. Having a black tie wedding? You may wish to take the wow-factor up a notch with an heirloom quality floral hair comb that shines bright, like this stunning classic Swarovski crystal accessory from Jennifer Behr.

5. On a birdcage veil or as a fascinator

Calling all modern vintage brides! Flowers make for a super chic detail on a birdcage veil or as a fascinator. This look is the perfect blend of traditional and on-trend. We think Kate Middleton would totes approve.

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