Flower Crown Fit For Freya

One of my nearest and dearest friends got married last month! I was a bridesmaid and part of all the festivities, but you couldn't imagine the joy that filled my heart when my lovely Freya asked me to make her a flower crown for her reception. I don't know if you noticed yet... But flowers are kind of my favorite thing. She sent me some pictures of what she was looking for and I immediately ran to the nearest craft store to pick up some supplies.

custom bridal flower crown supplies

Did I forget to mention she asked me to do this for her the Thursday before her Saturday wedding? It was crafting time.

She originally wanted a big boho-inspired flower crown to wear during the reception, and the rest of the time be used as decoration for her gorgeous, intimate back yard wedding. I decided to make TWO for her because I know my friend, and she's the kind of gal who had multiple reception dresses picked out already. I had to make sure that the flower crown was going to be perfect.

The first design had lots of big roses and peonies, just like the pictures she sent me for reference. I probably spend a good two hours going up and down the same two faux flower lines at Michales making sure I picked out exactly what she wanted. I don't know if the store clerks thought I was crazy or found it intriguing.

For the second design, I went with a daintier feel with simple twining branches, hydrangea flowers and pearls for the centers. I wasn't able to measure Freya's head before the wedding, so I made sure the crown was adjustable with gold ribbon. Her theme was black, white and gold.

Many hot glue sticks later and slightly singed fingers, and the crowns were ready to go! All we had to do was get ready!

custom bridal flower crowns for boho wedding

We started getting ready at 11 am.... and the wedding wasn't until 5 pm. And we were just down the street in the nearest hotel to get ready. It was quite the affair.

custom bridal flower crowns for boho wedding

The ceremony itself was short and sweet, but the words those two love birds said to each other brought everyone some misty eyes. Once the glass was smashed (mazal tov!) it was time for us to do the same.

custom bridal flower crowns for boho wedding

All in all, it was a fantastic wedding, and I couldn't be happier for my best friend and incredible HUSBAND. It's going to take some getting used to say that. And guess what? She went with the dainty one (COUGHIKNEWITCOUGH) and she looked gorgeous all night long.

bride and bridesmaid having fun at wedding

I love this lady. Oh. And here's what happened to the other flower crown. It was chilling over the appetizers.

bridal flower crown boho rustic on cow skull

If YOU want a custom flower crown that you can keep forever, send me a message and let's get your vision for your next event (or even wedding) going! Or, you can join my email list and you'll be the first to know when my shop is open, flower crowns and other fairy goodies are for sale and even the first to get some freebies. ;)

Essential Items Every Fairy Needs At A Music Festival

Now with unicorns and mermaids taking center stage in EVERYTHING from stationery, makeup trends and even Starbucks drinks, I think it's time that fairies take over the festival fashion scene. Here are a few things that I think are essential for festival fairies!

Glitter. Lots and lots of glitter.

Glitter for your hair, glitter for your booty, glitter for just about everything. I've been loving the whole disco boob trend and glittery booties everywhere! There's no end to your creativity when it comes how to play with color and texture. Plus, what faery isn't covered in magic pixie dust?

There are countless places to find glitter, but I've been salivating over The Gypsy Shrine's products as of late.

Hair Tinsel

I love seeing that this trend is making a comeback, and best of all it doesn't damage your hair! You can go as outrageous as you want, or you can tone it back like I do and hide shimmery brown strands in my normal-op-brown hair. Plus, the look on a stranger's face when they catch a bit of sparkle my way is priceless. I love supporting Faecraft and their lovely Fhairy Strands for my hair! If you are a huge fan of Brian Froud's work like I am... you'll love the packaging. ;)

Tickle Thy Fantasy Rags

By far some of my favorite costume pieces. One of their adorable halters is the perfect thing to run around in all day in the hot sun. They are comfy, breezy, super flattering, and each piece is one of a kind. They make appearances at Renaissance fairs, but calling them to see what they have in stock will be your best bet. No one at any music festival will have your  outfit on. Guaranteed.

Flower Crowns

I believe flower crowns are here to stay. They'll forever be engrained into early new-millennia festival fashion just like fringe and bell bottoms will always be associated with the hippies. Go big and bold or more delicate to suit your style.

and finally,

WINGS.

'Cause duh! I've worn larger wings to events before, and I will say that something smaller will make your experience a lot more pleasant! I hate having to worry about my costume being beaten up when I'm out and about, so playing a little closer to your back in BIG events is a good idea. You'll feel spritely all night dancing around in them, I promise.

Don't forget to bring lots of water and a camera to capture all the special moments.

Let festival season BEGIN!