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