Styled Shoot: A Floral statement

Flower Crowns are not only popular among the Neo-Hippy Festival goers! Ginger&Lime Events Brides love them too! 

Flower crowns have been a naturally beautiful statement piece's for centuries, throughout time flower crowns have been used by many noticeable historical figures, they've even made appearances in the arts such as Rembrandt's Flora, "goddess of natural abundance" and Shakespeare's ophelia.  

Throughout the medieval years, flower crowns were worn by ladies to celebrate May Day, a celebration of spring! A traditional gift given to a loved one in Polynesia is called a Hei, a floral crown constructed with tropical mixed foliages.

Our own "goddess of natural abundance" 

Our own "goddess of natural abundance" 

Ginger&Lime - Sub-Hub Glasgow - 2015 

Ginger&Lime - Sub-Hub Glasgow - 2015 

Throughout the 1960's flower crowns really made a statement in fashion, the much beloved icon that is Vogue Model JEAN SHRIMPTON who styled many AMAING floral statement pieces in her career on the covers of vogue really made a statement with her appearance in Vogue wearing a spring flower crown in 1965. Many other notable 60's icons followed the trend, to name a few ELIZABETH TAYLOR, & Lauren Hutton. 

Flower Crowns began to make an appearance in the 1970's in film, print and art. Backtracking a little here but it was said that Her Fabulous Royal Highness MARIE ANTOINETTE was often caught swanning around the grounds of the palace of Versailles wearing floral crowns with fresh flowers cut from her very own Le Petit Trianon gardens. 

Fast Forward a few couple of hundred years.... and we all remember the legendary images of the very talented Lana Del Rey sporting a flower crown in front of a floral bush. Everyone has a soft spot for Video Games or Big Eyes, regardless, that one very famous image of the pretty lady inspired many! 

Like everything else in fashion and the arts, these styles progress into the wedding industry, so THANK YOU VERY MUCH - Shakespeare, Jean Shrimpton, HRH Antoinette and of course, Lana Del Rey and her stylist (WINK). OH! DID WE MENTION BEYONCE and her white rose crown? 

Ginger&Lime - Sub-Hub Glasgow - 2015 

Ginger&Lime - Sub-Hub Glasgow - 2015 

Ginger&Lime - Sub-Hub Glasgow - 2015 

Ginger&Lime - Sub-Hub Glasgow - 2015 

SOOOO.... this spring Ginger&Lime Events, took to the heights of Glasgow City centre with our very own "goddess of natural abundance" - Rhona. 

The Sub-Hub Glasgow, very kindly let us creative mad cracks stomp about their roof with a camera and of course, a statement FLOWER CROWN designed by our very own Flower Department at Ginger&Lime Events.  

Ginger&Lime - Sub-Hub Glasgow - 2015 

Ginger&Lime - Sub-Hub Glasgow - 2015 

The very beautiful city of Glasgow provided the perfect background to our statement headpiece, the view gave an amazing urban, New York type vibe, which the designers LOVE at the moment at Ginger&Lime Events!

We used a collection of brightly infused florals including herbs and foliages. The flowers included one of our favourites, Delphiniums! Carnations and Roses.

Muchas Love. G&L x  

 

Ginger&Lime - Sub-Hub Glasgow - 2015 

Ginger&Lime - Sub-Hub Glasgow - 2015 

Ginger&Lime - Sub-Hub Glasgow - 2015 

Ginger&Lime - Sub-Hub Glasgow - 2015