Floral Crowns: Past, Present & Future
Everywhere we look, we are seeing fresh floral crowns on models in magazines and on runways. They are not a new idea! Now we’re seeing not just flower girls and brides wearing floral crowns, but all types of people for all types of occasions!
The halo of fresh flowers has been a popular accessory for hundreds of years. Ancient Greeks wore crowns at special occasions in honor of their gods. During Medieval times, floral crowns fell out of fashion since many pagan religions used them during their rituals.
Our own indigenous Cheyenne people worn crowns made of willow, cottonwood or sage during ceremonies and rituals.
And, in December, Nordic cultures still celebrate St. Lucia Day where a young girl wears a crown made of leaves and candles in a procession of light.
St. Lucia Day – December 13th
Wedding Floral Crowns
Queen Victoria made the orange blossom floral crown popular (along with the white gown) for weddings when she wore one for her nuptials to Prince Albert in 1840; however, there are many cultures around the world whose wedding attire includes fresh floral head wreaths.
Ancient Polynesians, traditional Ukrainians and the Chinese all wore floral crowns for wedding ceremonies to symbolize fertility.
Floral Crowns & Personal Flowers for Parties & Events
For the past few months, we created floral crowns and personal flowers as a party event feature. For a Foundation Dinner at the South Coast Botanic Garden, we showed guests how to create their own floral fascinator and for a little girl’s birthday party in Pacific Palisades at the Bel Air Bay Club, we created custom floral head wreaths using fresh flowers on-the-spot for little girls and grown-up women alike! That party will be featured in an upcoming blog post on karaspartyideas.com.
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NEW! Wedding Series Classes Offered by Flower Duet Features Floral Crowns and Hair Flowers
We are excited to announce a Wednesday evening Wedding Floral Design Class Series t0 be offered throughout 2015.
Three times next year, we’ll offer a monthly series of three classes. You can sign up for one class or a whole series. These will concentrate on three areas of wedding flowers: bouquets, centerpieces and personal flowers – which will include corsages, hair wreaths/floral crowns and boutonnieres.
This class series is geared toward those who want to increase their awareness of wedding flowers and work with tricky wedding techniques. It can be useful for casual flower arrangers who want to round out their floral skills.
Think Pink for your Holiday Decorations!
When you are wondering how to mix up your holiday decoration colors this year and want to shy away from traditional red and green and metallics, why not go for pink?
It’s fun, it’s cool to throw some Design Master Glitter spray on to give it some jazz and there are a plethora of pink flowers and pink metallic ornaments to choose from this holiday season. Here are a few ideas for you to use pink in your holiday floral and tree decorating for 2014.
Pink flowers are readily available this time of year for a pink floral holiday. Here are a few ideas for how to use pink in your holiday designs.
Flower Snowman How-To Craft Idea
We created Do-It-Yourself Floral Snowman instructions for any crafter from young to old. Children as young as four, with an assistant helper, can easily make this arrangement and proudly display it as a centerpiece. If you live in a place which is snow challenged like we are in Los Angeles, it would be a perfect winter touch to the holiday celebrations this month.
Order one today and let us know if you have any questions or please share your creation with us. We would love to see the snowman from around the world. It’s an easy PDF download from our shopping site.
Shop for our FLOWER SNOWMAN INSTRUCTIONS.
2014 Gift Ideas for the Floral Enthusiast
Each year we lust over luscious floral gifts for the flower lover. Whether you are a gardener or floral designer, it’s fun to shop for and receive gifts that are floral related. From soaps to softy fluffy throws. Here are a few ideas for that special someone on your list!
Don’t forget about our favorite magazines for flower enthusiasts like you!
Kit writes for our local floral trade magazine, The Bloomin’ News.
You can get a subscription mailed to your house!
Each issue features a design article by Kit and many other features on our local Los Angeles Flower District!
The floral designs in this book may be too large for your coffee table, but the book will fit nicely into your collection. Author Olivier Dupon has beautifully compiled images from 38 world renowned designers and created this amazing look at floral design as a true art. Give this as a gift to any flower enthusiast and you may receive regular floral installations for your own home.
Beyond the eye-catching botanical illustration of seed packets, which always catch my attention, Flora Illustrata is an extraordinary thoughtfully edited collection of the over 1 million botanical and horticultural works found at the above mentioned destination. From the twelfth century to today a treasury of insight to the world of plants and flowers and how they have been a studied, needed and admired entity to our lives and the generations who have come before us.