Wreaths: A Colorful Detail For Hands and Heads

Virtually every part of a wedding has rich, historical significance.

Floral wreaths, for instance, are more than colorful bridal shower and wedding fixtures—these iconic symbols of happiness and everlasting life are firmly fixed in Greek mythology: Apollo, the Greek god of sun and light, sported a laurel wreath in deference to Daphne, a chaste maiden whose father turned her into a laurel tree to aid her escape from Apollo’s amorous advances. Ah, l’amore!

Trivia: Brides in ancient Greece adorned their heads with wreaths covered with fresh flowers, herbs and garlic bulbs (the garlic genus was famed for magically casting off malevolent souls).

Over the years, wreaths lost much of their spiritual significance but not their romantic, woodsy ties. Today, they continue to cast a spell on modern and bohemian brides who cherish their delicate blooms and verdant foliage and match them to their color palettes and wedding bouquets.

Here, we culled 10 wreaths for your hands and head. These lovely details will dress up any outdoorsy theme and, best of all, may even keep a few spirits at bay.


HANDS

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{Photo: Swoon Over It}


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{Photo: Magnolia Rouge}


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{Photo: Bryan Gardner}


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{Photo: 100 Layer Cake}


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{Photo: Corey Ann Photography}


HEADS

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{Photo: One Love Photography}


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{Colorful silk flowers and botanicals make up this rustic crown by Homeward Handmade. Price upon request.}


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{Photo: Benjamin and Elise}


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{Photo: Kat Hill}


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{Photo: Naomi Kenton}

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