There’s something ethereal and beautiful about wearing a crown of flowers on your special day. Picture: Pixabay

New brides are eager to emulate the South Indian traditional headdress trend, which is now taking the world by storm. By Marchelle Abrahams

Getting married this year? South Indian traditional headdresses are the way to go. Fans of Bollywood have been emulating the look for years, and now it seems the trend has gone mainstream, even more so as flower hair accessories are taking on a life of their own.

Bridal hair trends aside, there’s something ethereal and beautiful about wearing a crown of flowers on your special day.

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Traditional bling

The beautiful intricate design of Indian headdresses are a fitting tribute to a style that is steeped in tradition.

According to Indian fashion blogger hairstylemonkey, the traditional South Indian bride rarely gets married without jasmine flowers in her hair.

Add some accents of gold. Picture: Pixabay

South Indian bride rarely gets married without jasmine flowers in her hair. Pictures: Instagram (@south_indian_weddings)

Subtle flair

A simple crown of fresh blooms is the way to go if you want the emphasis to be on your dress instead of your crowning glory.

Janine from Fabulous Flowers in Claremont, Cape Town, says their shop gets lots of requests for flower crowns or halos from new brides. Her suggestion is to use blooms that will last the whole duration of your special day without appearing to look lifeless or limp.

She recommends Lizzies, cluster roses and Veronica’s Flowers.

A simple crown of fresh blooms is the way to go if you want the emphasis to be on your dress instead of your crowning 
glory. PxHere


For longer hair

If you want to show off your luscious locks, draping your hair in a string of flowers is a gorgeous option. A good bit of advice is to visit your hairdresser weeks in advance and do a practise run before your big day. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, YouTube has heaps of tutorials to get your started.

Try draping a string of flowers for longer hair. Picture: Pinterest


The updo

Never underestimate the power of a classic updo. It’s understated yet elegant, and the addition of flowers adds that extra wow factor.

For a classical look, try an updo. Picture: PxHere