Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Princess Flower Girl

Hello Hello Flower Girl Mommies! I want to continue to work on the modified princess flower girl look I was building in the last blog. Now that we have the clothing and accessory pieces picked to perfection, let move on the hairstyles.

The crowning glory of that ensemble is the sweet tiara so the hair shouldn't detract. I've pulled a few looks online from the adult bridal runway that I feel will translate to a cute look for your flower girl. When taking the adult look remember to follow the SLS rules. Take the look and make it flower girl appropriate.

This first look is soft and easy. It works with this dress because there isn't a heavy sleeve on the dress. It's a simple and easy hair style for your flower girl. Take a large barrelled curling iron and wrap the hair around the barrel. This technique helps to avoid the Little Bo Peep ringlets and creates a softer curl. Once you have all the curled. Gently run your fingers through your flower girls hair to pull out any curls that may be a little too Shirley Temple. The take a few strands from the front and pull it back and pin with bobby pins to create the space where the tiara will sit. Do not slick that portion of hair back or make it tight. Gently pull the hair back so that it's out of the face, but still loose enough that she doesn't look like she's getting a mini face lift!

The second look that would compliment the tiara and the outfit is seen here on probably one of your little girl's favorite pop stars Taylor Swift. It definitely will be easy to get your little girl to love this style because one of her favorite stars is sporting the style on the red carpet. What's great about this look is that it is a young look but it adds just a little bit more sophistication for the big flower girl moment. It's an easy up do with no fuss.

Like the first look, curl your little one's hair with a large barrelled curling iron. Be mindful of where your little girls part is and make sure to curl the hair in the direction of the part. If she has a center part, that should work as well with this look. Loosely pull the hair back and bobby pin the hair on the sides to keep the sweeping draped look. Make sure not to pull all the hair back so that you can have a loose sweeping tendril that glides across the forehead and dangles on the side like in the photo. After you've placed the hair, tie the hair in a loose pony tail. Loosely wrap a strand from the pony tail around the hair tie. After you've tied the pony tail, place the tiara behind the tendrils that loosely frame your flower girl's face. Can you imagine it? Just look at this photo and imagine a sweet little tiara on Taylor's perfectly sweet up do. I can see flower girl princess perfection!

I hope all is well in the bridal kingdom. Weddings are in full swing and I'm sure all you mommies, daddies, brides and grooms are running around like crazy trying to tie up the loose ends. My hope is that my ideas can at least save you one small headache!

Have a beautiful week!


Bridal Bee

My flower girl dress pick of the week:

Picture Perfect Girls Flower Girl Dress with Ruched Bodice in Mint Green Item: J338G. Why do I love this dress? It's the perfect summer dress with the perfect lime sherbet color. Everything about this dress screams summer. After two weeks of California "June gloom" I'm itching for something that has the ease and brightness of summer. It's simple, yet has just a touch of sequins to take it from a regular Sunday dress to a wedding appropriate dress for a nice outdoor summer wedding. It's sweet and tart and lovely for any flower girl.