Eco Friendly Flower Crowns and Hair Pieces!

Hello lovely brides to be!  I have recently decided to delve into the world of flower crowns and hair accessories for brides.  I have always loved the whimsical look of a gorgeous flower crown.  Flower crowns can add depth and dimension to your overall bridal look.  In addition, there are so many possibilities for style.  Whether you are boho, rustic, elegant, or classic, there is a flower crown somewhere out there just for you!  And, if flower crowns are not your jam, I can make a custom flower clip or pin that will work just right with any style!  

When I decided to embark on this journey, I knew I wanted to create eco friendly hair pieces that would carry their beauty from the big day into the future home of the bride and her family.  Using succulents are a great way to stay eco friendly, and they are very easy to replant.  I know because I replanted a few of the succulents that were in my own wedding bouquet!  It has been over three years since my wedding day, and the succulents from my bouquet are thriving in my garden.  Every time I see them, it reminds me of this wonderful day.  It is also a reminder that the bond created through marriage does not end on the night of the wedding.  A union is planted on the wedding day, and continues to grow and blossom throughout the years.  The succulents grow and transform, and so does the relationship with my husband.  It is magical.  

In addition, using succulents in wedding hair pieces is a great way to be an eco conscious bride.  Succulents are drought tolerant and require much less water than many other flowers or plants.  If you live in California, you know that we are in a heavy drought.  Anything we can do to reduce the amount of water used is helpful.  Nevertheless, succulents are not the only drought tolerant plant.  If you aren't a fan of succulents there are a variety of other drought tolerant plants local to California that can make a beautiful flower crown or hair clip.  According to the Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts' Water Conservation Program, there are several flowers, shrubs, plants, and herbs that are both drought tolerant and naturally grown in Los Angeles.  Some of my favorites are:  Blue Flax, California Fuschia, Cleveland's Beardtongue, California Flannel Bush, Lavender, and Rosemary. 

Blue Flax

Blue Flax offers small blue white flowers in springtime.  They can be a lovely addition to a flower crown with their interesting texture and soft presence.  These are perfect for the whimsical organic bride who's subtle beauty calms the crowd as she walks down the isle.  



California Fuschia

California Fuschia offers scarlet tubular flowers, and attracts hummingbirds.  If you are a bride who loves a bold look, and a possible visit from your neighbor hummingbird, these are the flowers for you!  The California Fuschia does not apologize for its vibrant beauty.  Instead she hums a confident and lively tune as she walks down the isle to greet her mate.  


Cleveland's Beardtongue

Cleveland's Beardtongue offers rose pink flowers with gray foliage.  This flower is perfect for a wild, free, and playful bride. The long stems and dainty buds can prompt any bride to spin in circles with joy.  They can be added to any flower crown to accentuate the playfulness of the bride.




Lavender offers beautiful light purple flowers, and carries a magnificent scent that will float you through your wedding day!  These can be a great addition to a soft, feminine flower crown.  In addition, lavender has calming effects that will make you feel completely zen on your wedding day!




And finally, Rosemary!  I love Rosemary for so many reasons.  If you are feeling festive, Rosemary gives off a bold herbal scent that will keep you dancing merrily throughout your big day!  It is a great way to add greenery to any flower crown or hair clip.  The stems are sturdy and great for using as a base to a flower crown or clip.  They can also make a great 'green' flower crown all by themselves if you are going for a more earthy look.


Succulent Flower Crown

All of these plants, flowers, and herbs would be wonderful in a flower crown or hair piece!  Of course, my true love are succulents which is why I created my first flower crown and hair clips with succulents from my garden.  I am very pleased with the way they came out, and I cannot wait to create more!  I used a variety of succulents along with some moss for a softer, earthy feel.  The best part is I can replant these!  I will not be using this specific crown for any bride.  So, it is important that I can recycle the succulents, and use them in a flower crown for a future bride!

Succulent Flower Clips

It is clear that there are so many eco friendly choices when it comes to creating a beautiful and unique flower crown or hair clip, which is why I am so excited about this new journey.  I am always thinking of ways to enhance the natural beauty of the bride, and create a look that is truly authentic and unique to her.  This is also another way for me to express my creativity and passion for hairstyles.  The only thing better than a gorgeous updo or wedding style is one with a complimentary hair clip or flower crown!  To Request your very own custom made and eco friendly flower crown, contact me @!  I am so overjoyed about this new journey!



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