How To Make Flower Crowns Work On Your Wedding Day

Photo: Courtesy of Stone Fox Bride.
Instead of sending your bridal party down the aisle in high heels and stiff up-dos, why not have your best friends channel their inner flower child and go barefoot with wild blooms in their hair? Luckily, you don't have to be a San Francisco hippie circa 1969 for it to look amazing. Our fave DIY bohemian hair guru and blogger, Roxie Hunt of How-To Hair Girl, gave us the lowdown. Now, grab your girls, blast some Stevie and follow these few simple tricks.
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Photo: Courtesy of Roxie Hunt & Elizabeth Suman/Stone Fox Bride.
Find your vibe. Start a Pinterest board and share it with everyone in your bridal party. If they're game, ask them to spend some time pinning some of their favorite hippie hair looks, then sit down and review together. The Stone Fox Bride Hair We Love board has tons of foxy inspiration.
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Photo: Courtesy of Roxie Hunt & Elizabeth Suman/Stone Fox Bride.
Gather the essentials:

Freshly picked flowers, leaves, weeds, herbs (if you don't live in a forest, go to a bodega or grocery store and grab a few bouquets)
Pruners or scissors
Small, medium, and large bobby pins
Clear, snag-free hair elastics
Texture spray and soft hold hairspray
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Photo: Courtesy of Roxie Hunt & Elizabeth Suman/Stone Fox Bride.
Set a date. Tell your girls you want to have a pre-wedding wedding hair party, and tell them to show up a few days after their last shampoo. Dirty hair is where it's at here — lots of texture will be your braid's best friend.

Next, it's time to pick your flowers. Literally. Put all blooms on the table and let your girls grab their faves. Some beautiful combos include ranunculi with air plants, babies breath, succulents, poppies, and anemones. A classic rose mixed with fresh eucalyptus and a prickly cactus is gorgeous, too.
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Photo: Courtesy of Roxie Hunt & Elizabeth Suman/Stone Fox Bride.
Prep your perennials. Trim them down and strip off dead leaves. Leave at least an inch and a half stem to for the pins to attach to. Large flowers like roses, magnolias, and air-plants will need larger hair pins.
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Photo: Courtesy of Roxie Hunt & Elizabeth Suman/Stone Fox Bride.
Bobby pins are your best friend. Criss-cross them into the area where you want the flowers to go, overlapping them to create a base. Pin your flowers in, starting with the biggest ones first. Overlap your pins as much as you need to to secure the flowers in. Pin the smaller plants in to fill in empty spaces. Ask your ladies to inspect each other from all angles to ensure everything is perfect.
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Photo: Courtesy of Roxie Hunt & Elizabeth Suman/Stone Fox Bride.
Don't be scared to spray. Finish off the entire look with a soft-hold hairspray to hold your strands in place without freezing all the motion out of your hair. It needs to be dance-able!
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Photo: Courtesy of Roxie Hunt & Elizabeth Suman/Stone Fox Bride.
Take pictures and be prepared to do it all again. When the wedding day comes, you'll be super psyched to have them as reference. And, don't be afraid of imperfection — loose petals, languid blooms, and wild leaves are all par for the course. Dance your heart out, spread the love, and let your hair gracefully fall as the night wears on. Scatter bobby pins on the dance floor. Wake up with a nest of tangled locks and wild, wilted petals on your pillow.
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