9 Mar

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!

floral headpieces

floral headpieces

floral headpieces

floral headpieces

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.

red and burgundy  floral headpieces

floral headpieces 

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  

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Comments

  1. i’m definitely wearing a flower crown on my wedding in june! but not with fresh flowers – i’ve been expertly warned against using fresh flowers because they attract bugs. and i certainly don’t want to be distracted by a bee or gnat buzzing around my face while i’m trying to say my vows. just a tip!

  2. LOVE these – such beautiful floral headpieces… and Jill, you did a fantastic job capturing them! <3

  3. I’m definitely LOVING floral crowns too!

  4. Love them! The bigger the better!

  5. Love these, but they’re no trend! My mother was married in one in 1969, and in honor of her, I also intend to wear one in my wedding in May of this year.

  6. So completely lovely. They’re not just for flower girls anymore! (6 year old me definitely rocked one of these in a wedding a while back!)

  7. They look gorgeous and go really nice with the dresses

  8. Thanks so much 100LC for the post. This shoot was so much fun, especially since we were working with friends. Glad to hear there are so many brides planning for floral adornments, I never get tired of making them. And we’ve never had an issue with bugs, just everyone at the wedding wanting their own crowns.

  9. These are so pretty!

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