Spring Is Just Around The Corner!
Spring is the season of new beginnings. It brings beautiful seasonal flowers. Fresh buds bloom, animals awaken and the earth seems to come to life again. Farmers and gardeners plant their seeds and temperatures slowly rise. There is also more daylight, birds return, baby animals are born and we tend to spend more time outside. What’s not to like about spring?
Luckily, springtime brides have so much choice with loads of beautiful in-season blooms to choose from. Peonies, tulips, sweet pea, hyacinths, guilder rose, lilac blossom, lily of the valley, anemone and rununculus – the list goes on! There are so many flower types readily available for spring weddings. Romantic pastels are also a popular choice but don’t be afraid to add pops of colour for contrast if you want to have a bolder theme such as fuchsia, coral, orange or purple.
I love to make floral crowns in spring. Have you ever wondered how the floral crown came about?
Apparently, it dates back to ancient Greece where they were worn at special occasions to honour the gods. Typically they were made from laurel which signifies respect. They fell out of fashion in medieval times however, when Queen Victoria got married in 1840, she wore a crown of orange blossom.
The English tradition of crowning a May Queen dates back to the 19th Century where a women or girl would be crowned Queen of the May in a festival that included Maypole dancing.
Flower crowns are still very popular today for weddings or festivals. Brides love the fact that they symbolise love and fertility. This hair accessory has the special quality of bringing out a bride’s unique style and personality whether she is bold, romantic or elegant.
Flower crowns are not just for weddings though, they make a great, creative and relaxed workshop throughout the year and they are also a fun project as part of your hen party celebrations.