DIY Delicate Floral Bridal Hair Comb

25 Aug 2015

Floral crowns have stormed the bridal beauty pages of 2014 and 2015, but for those wishing to make a more subtle nod to the trend there's nothing prettier than a real flower headcomb to complete a bride's look. Whether you're searching for whimsical, natural, rustic or glamorous wedding inspiration, this could be the answer to your wedding hairstyle desires.

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We've teamed up with Interflora to bring you a how-to guide for a delicate floral hair comb. Inspired by the floral crown trend, we hope this will give more brides the chance to incorporate this beautiful accessory into their day, whether it's on their flowergirls, bridesmaids or adorning the bride herself.

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Ingredients
4 x cream spray roses
3 x white lisianthus
3 x sprigs of brunia laevis
2 x sprigs of your choice of blooms
Florist wire
Florist tape
Wire comb
Scissors

Step-by-step guide a delicate floral hair comb:

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Step 1
Using a pair of sharp scissors, cut the stems of the flowers and foliage to approximately 2 inches long. Mount the flower heads onto florists wire by inserting a length of wire through the base of the flower head, just at the top of the stem. Fold the wire in half, and wrap one end around the stem to secure.

 

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Step 2
Wrap a length of florist tape around the stem and wire of each flower to create a clean finish.

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Step 3
Repeat until all flower heads are mounted onto florist wire.

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Step 4
Begin to arrange the wired flowers into two small clusters. Creating two small clusters of blooms will ensure that the larger flower heads lie in the middle of the comb, framed by green foliage.

TOP TIP: Start the first cluster with small sprigs of [your choice of flower] and brunia laevis, topped with a delicate cream spray rose.

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Step 5
Arrange white lisianthus, [your choice of flower] and brunia laevis together to form the second flower cluster.

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Step 6
Attach the two flower clusters together by wrapping florist wire around the stems of each cluster. Trim the stems where necessary to create a clean finish. Using another length of florist wire, attach the flowers securely to the comb by looping the wire several times through the teeth and around the stems of the comb and the flowers.

TOP TIP: To create a balanced look, ensure that the flower heads are arranged evenly along the width of the comb.

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Credits
Concept: Wedding Site www.weddingsite.co.uk
Flowers: Kate Ward for Interflora www.interflora.co.uk
Photography: Cinzia Bruschini www.cinziabruschini.com
Hair and Make Up: Elizabeth Clare www.elizabethclare.co.uk
Venue: Withamside House www.withamsidehouse.com

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