I am positively swooning over the trend of using fresh flowers for lush statement necklaces that really stand out! As a Nature lover I feel quite drawn to this idea- by adorning yourself with lovely blooms, you not only get to revel in the natural beauty around you, you actually become one with it. Perfect for the tropical bride! In fact, maybe this trend was actually inspired by Polynesian brides in the Tropics who have donned traditional floral leis through the ages.

There is just something so wonderfully organic and regal about these images:

Fresh-Floral-NecklacesImage- Green Wedding Shoes (Ben Q Photography)

Fresh-Floral-NecklacesImages- 100 Layer Cake (Harwell Photography), Style me Pretty (Annabella Charles Photography), Lindsey Orton PhotographyStyle Me Pretty (Troy Grover Photography)

Fresh-Floral-NecklacesImage- Magnolia Rouge (Tec Petaja Photography)

Fresh-Floral-NecklacesImages- Wedding Chicks (first and third images) (Melissa Schollaert Photography), Wedding Chicks (Mikki Platt Photography) and (Cherie Hogan Photography)

For the ultimate tropical boho-chic look, you can draw inspiration from the runway- Claire Pettibone’s 2013 bridal collection, An Earthly Paradise, pairs floral necklaces and crowns with gorgeous bohemian wedding dresses.

Claire-Pettibone-2013Claire Pettibone

To play up the tropical flair of your necklace try incorporating more greenery. The necklaces below are great examples. The first uses succulents (the long beaded type plant is a succulent known as String of Pearls or Senecio Rowleyanus) and the second uses hypericum berries and tuberose blooms. You can talk to a florist about using local plants and flowers to achieve a similar look.

Floral-Art-necklacesImages- Pacific Palms Resort (Photography by Monique), Junebug Weddings (Apertura Phtography)

Orchids are ideal to use for a tropical floral necklace because many varieties are hardy and make great accessories. For more ideas on using tropical flowers you can check out our series here.

Floral-Art-Necklaces-3Images- (2) Datura: A Modern Garden (Carla Ten Eyck Photography)

Recreate the Look

If you prefer to go the DIY route rather than enlisting a florist, here is a great tutorial on Inspiration Junkie which guides you on making your own fresh floral necklace.

On the other hand, if you are not keen on using live flowers there are a number of sellers on Etsy with some lovely pieces:

Floral-Necklaces-on-EtsyImages- Debbie Petrielli’s ‘Delilah’ (featured on Style Me PrettyLily Red Studio Photography),  Letters To Jane (featured on Style Me Pretty, Sonia Bourdon Photography), BlumArtWedding, Seragun, Rosy Posy Designs

So what do you think boho brides? Is that enough flower power for you?

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