And She Wore Flowers In Her Hair.

If you have already seen the real wedding we featured earlier then you would have read how bride Susan decided to forgo her fancy headpiece on the morning of W-day in favour of a few delicate daisies. And although I worship at the embellishment of many a statement tiara or comb, I can appreciate exactly where she is coming from – I was a just-picked floral wearer myself.

As soon as the sun comes out flowers are all I require to decorate my locks, particularly if I am on holiday donning some kind of brightly coloured maxi dress…there’s nothing quite like a few waves and an over-sized bloom to put you in the get-away-from-it-all spirit….

I swear in another life I was some kind of non-shoe-wearing dippy hippy type who lived in a caravan.

Ahem. Anyway, as I was saying….

We feature a lot of beautiful accessories on these pages, all sorts of shapes, styles and price ranges – but never alternative ways to wear flowers in your hair.

Well that’s all about to change as Kerry from Blossom Tree put together a beautiful inspiration shoot photographed by the uber talented Christian and Erica from Christian Ward photography that she is sharing this afternoon. I am hoping it will capture the imagination of some of you gorgeous lot and perhaps provide some alternative options to the more traditional big day glamour and glitz.

And of course we also have some very pretty dresses for you to admire….as well as some AWESOME bouquets.

Kerry: Our style is very relaxed , informal floristry, being inspired by nature & working with seasonal flowers and foliages, which gave the overall idea for the ‘woodland theme’ of the shoot.

I was keen to have a very natural setting, and use this in an ‘organic’ simple way, no external props, just focus on the models, flowers and beautiful photography.

As we are lucky to be based in the lovely Derbyshire countryside, I wanted to use this for the location, particulary as we planned the shoot for January which makes woodland so interesting with different colours and textures.

For the flowers , I very much wanted them to blend with the setting both in colour and form, so chose a colour palette of neutral tones and incorporated textured material eg seed heads, berries, mixed foliages that would be found in this environment , and to also give a feel of the time of year of the shoot.

We used natural products like twine and hessian within the designs again to support the style of the shoot. Over the last year, we have seen hair flowers become a key trend in our wedding work so wanted to bring this element into the shoot for our clients to be inspired by.

I have worked with Christian and Erica before , and absolutely love their natural style of photography so was delighted when they agreed to be involved and am so pleased with the images .

Flowers – Blossom Tree

Photography – Christian Ward

Models – Stephanie Warwick and Ian Hencher

Makeup – Sheelagh Powell

Hair – Katie Simnett Hair

Dresses – Heavenly Vintage Brides

Jewellery – Flo and Percy

I would very much like some of those green fashion rose hair combs please.

And that off the shoulder lacy number? it is perfect for this years holiday plans….fancy caravan in a forrest somewhere.

I plan to spend the entire time barefoot.

Any of you lovelies going for fresh blooms for W-day? do let us know in the comments box below.

Big Floral Love

Charlotte xxx

Author: Charlotte O’Shea
Purveyor of short shorts. Make-up junkie. Hopes to grow old disgracefully.