Now here’s an accessory we’d love to see be on trend for 2012 weddings (especially with Spring being so close)! It’s easy to remember to have fresh flowers as part of your centerpieces and in your bouquet – but what about in your hair? And we’re not just talking about one flower accenting a ballerina bun or placed in your swept-to-the-side tail. We’re talking about an entire crown of fresh flowers designed by Philadelphia Magazine’s 2011, ‘Best Florist’, Sullivan Owen. These are without a doubt the perfect custom made fashion accessory!
Photographer, Jillian McGrath sums up the shoot beautifully: Sullivan Owen creates more than just floral arrangements, she creates individual pieces of art with the flowers being her canvas and brush. When we were approached by Sullivan to produce images of the looks she could provide brides in the upcoming year we knew that it was going to be a beautiful collaboration. With help from the talented April Chatman-Royce on makeup, Brianna Adams on hair and the beautiful Meghan Christmas as our model, the shoot and each look came to life giving each floral hair piece a story of its own. The set up was simple and beautiful using mostly natural light to capture the true beauty that each flower has to offer, as well as casting romantic soft shadows to add depth and feeling. This was a true collaboration and the contribution of each artist part really made this shoot a true success.
Sullivan Owen on her one-of-a-kind creations: Making fresh floral crowns and fascinators has always been something that I’ve enjoyed and I set up this shoot to collaborate with a few of my favorite artists to showcase the idea of flowers as a true fashion accessory. I was inspired by traditional millinery shapes and I spent a lot of time developing the foundations to create each piece on so that all you would see is the beautiful flowers. Each piece speaks to a different style of bride and wedding and I hope more brides will consider fresh floral pieces as an accessory.
Don’t mind us, but we want to wear all of these, daily!
Photography: Jillian McGrath Photography / Concept, florals & styling: Sullivan Owen / Makeup: April Chatman-Royce / Hair: Brianna Adams / Model: Meghan Christmas / Dress & accessories: BHLDN & Anthropologie