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Yes, Grooms Can Wear Flower Crowns, Too! Just See This Stylish 1970s Inspiration…

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With the glorious Fall wedding season just around the corner, we thought it was high time we shared some cozy Autumnal inspiration. And this retro Portland inspiration goes beyond giving us Fall vibes, providing some trendsetting groom inspiration…

Yes, grooms can wear flower crowns, too! If you’re a Bridal Musings reader you know how much we love flower crowns – particularly of the dried floral persuasion. But why should brides get all the flower crown fun? Once this editorial hits Pinterest & Instagram we’re sure we’ll be seeing the #groomswearingflowercrowns hashtag pop up everywhere.

The groom style isn’t as uncommon as you’d think. In Greece, both brides & grooms wear stéfanos on their wedding day; a Greek headdress made of leaves, grasses, flowers or branches. These wreaths have been worn since the times of Ancient Greece, at weddings and to crown champions of Olympic sporting events. (Ahem, think flower crowns aren’t masculine? Think again!)

But even if your guy isn’t down for the crown, there’s plenty more stylish inspiration here: from 1970s-era fashion to warm Fall florals & decor.

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From The Indigo Bride

It all started with a group of talented wedding vendors that wanted to come together and create something beautiful. Anna from Anna Caitlin Photography led the way with a vision to create a styled shoot that was inspired by the ‘70s, with neutral colors and pops of mustard yellow, burnt orange, and fig. With such a rich and vibrant design idea and color palette, we created a scene that was both romantic and playful.

Shooting at The Portland Studio, we started the day with a white backdrop and loads of imagination. The Scribblist created a whimsical invitation suite on handmade paper dipped with a burnt orange accent. Her calligraphy also stood out on a wooden welcome sign, inviting guests to step into our unique wedding vision.

For the ceremony, I created and handmade the ivory paper streamer hanging that served as the ceremony backdrop. I loved how it was reminiscent of the ever popular ‘70s fringe. It also had such beautiful movement, which added a great texture and design element to the ceremony space. It was the perfect statement piece to make the ceremony stand out, without being visually overwhelming.

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Our model Dana provided the gorgeous, chunky jewelry she wore from her company Dana Robinson JewelryPortland Makeup and Hair did her natural makeup and big, wild hair. The flowy, vintage-reminiscent dress was provided by BHLDN. For our groom, we wanted to do something a little different, so Small Yard Flowers made him a flower crown! Which perfectly complimented his vermilion pants, corduroy jacket, and floral tie.

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Small Yard Flowers created all of the beautiful floral pieces throughout this shoot. Her hanging floral piece was perfect for portraits and to hang over the head table. Mixed with dried florals, orange accents, and pampas grass, her organic fall flowers made us all swoon. The combination of the hanging flowers and the table centerpiece inside of a ceramic vase pulled everything together. And I couldn’t forget the menus, name cards and chair signs that The Scribblist created to bring in even more 70s flair.

 

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On to dessert! Dream Cakes created a simple white cutting cake complete with dried orange slices and golden figs. Our couple also enjoyed some Malvi Marshmallow treats, perfectly bite-sized and easy for sharing. For the cake table, we used similar decor, adding a vintage champagne decanter, a playful dessert sign, and plenty of dried orange slices.

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For the head table, we paired wood elements with amber accents, textured pottery, and natural linens to establish those ‘70s vibes with modern pieces. Wicker chairs, sheepskin blankets, and a vintage rug also gave a nod to the past. Finally, we added some brass candlesticks with ivory and fig taper candles, along with tealight candles in amber votives, to create some romantic lighting and enhance the intimate ambiance. All of the fabulous rentals that made this scene possible were provided by Curated Event Rentals.

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And then it was time for the appetizers! P’s and Q’s Market made some extraordinary charcuterie boards to compliment our theme. She carefully chose colors and textures to build some amazing boards, that were also extremely delicious! We turned our head table into a sweet heart table so our smitten couple could enjoy some time alone to eat.

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