There are some wonderful options available for silk flower hairpieces. Whilst some brides may prefer to wear fresh flowers, it can be sometimes more practical to wear artificial ones. You can also really create an incredible statement! From a distance artificial flowers can look just like the real thing. Your guests will be fooled into thinking you are wearing the most magical floral arrangement.
On my wedding day my bridesmaids did wear real flowers and they loved them. They looked elegant and soft. That said I had a very simple arrangement of three white flowers in each girls hair. For brides or bridesmaids who want full on halo style crowns or headbands, then it may end up being much more cost effective, fashion forward and practical to have artificial flowers.
Kisses & Cake brand pick
A brand that is turning heads with their creative and unique one of a kind floral headpieces is ‘K is for Kani’. The brand's designer, Connie Cao, creates statement pieces that are perfect for brides, bridesmaids, hen's parties or flower girls. Each headpiece is made using soft-coloured blooms, ribbons and various headpiece accessories such as headbands or crowns.
- You can try them on with your dress before your wedding
- Your hair stylist can fit them in during your trial so you’ll know exactly how they will sit
- They won’t die on the day due to heat or excess dancing
- Less likely to fall apart
- Generally cheaper
- You can keep forever!
The cost of a really lovely artificial headpiece can start at around $50 and go up over $100 depending on the designer. If you are looking at fresh flowers you’ll be paying $100 - $150 as a start if you go with a talented florist. And, “as the flowers ‘live’ forever, artificial flowers make for a beautiful keepsake of your special day”, said Connie.
Are they on trend?
Our contributor and bridal hair expert bridal Jamie Hottes gave us her thought on artificial flowers:
“Headbands are all the rage at the moment and seem to be very popular for the brides or bridesmaids to have a bit of fun with their styling. Being in the hair industry it is always advised that when having your hair trial to have your headpiece/flower crown with you to see how it will best look on the day with your desired look and as a client to grasp the desired finished look and also to get lots of photos so we can reflect on them later.”
What are the best hair styles for artificial flowers?
Jamie's tips were:
- Hair out: smooth, wavy or curly.
- Soft up-style: Pinned back with loose pieces around the face seems to soften the look of the flower crown.
- Half up half down: soft yet structured and a very popular choice.
- Fish braid: visually interesting style which looks effortless.
How can they be applied?
“Create loose soft pieces of hair around the face to make the hairstyle look effortless. If you have fine hair or not enough length source some clip in hair extensions or temporary ones because long luscious locks, a thick bun or full fish braid can mean the difference to great hair shots or not," explained Jamie.
"With pinning in any hair crown I always find the hairstyles that have been pinned up in some sort of way hold the headpiece there more solidly.”
Connie also told us that her flower crown designs are made so on a wire base which makes it easy to adjust to the shape of your head. That way when purchasing them for your bridesmaids, you can rest assured that they will fit!
“If you are wearing your hair in a loose bun, flower crowns with open backs can be easily tucked into your hair. All you need is a few hairpins, which you can poke through the little branches of the crown”, said Connie.
So there you have it. We are sold and think these gorgeous natural looking artificial hairpieces would make any bride feel utterly radiant and ultra whimsical.
About Our Bridal Hair Expert
Jamie Hottes has devoted the last 10 years to helping brides achieve their dream look. She's worked with amazing brands such as L'Oreal, Wella and Lakme and continually educates herself on the latest techniques and trends.
From an early age Jamie knew that hair was not just an accessory but the key to feeling beautiful. She has mastered skills in cutting, colouring, balayage, free hand painting, colour correction and keratin smoothing treatments. “I love hair and feel incredibly blessed that I work in an industry that resonates with me so perfectly”.
We are so fortunate to have Jamie as an expert bridal hair contributor at Kisses And Cake and are really exited to share her tips with you.