Gypsophila – THE Hair Accesory Trend Of 2013

Gypsophila – (
Gips-off-ila) Not Gyspsophilia which is how I have been saying it for the last
10 years!

Gypsophila has
been used more and more in weddings in 2012 No doubt as a direct result from
our very own Catherine using it by the barrel at her own wedding and more
famously in her sister Pippa’s hair.

I always
thought of it as the slightly naff accessory to a shop bought Rose. But these
days I hold it in far higher regard. Some of the most beautiful creations in
the last year involve Gyps.

It looks very
pretty broken up into tiny little pieces and sprinkled (although not literally)
through the hair creating a more delicate effect – great for winter weddings as
its very snow like.

It can also be
bunched up into poses ~ See Pippa Middleton hair, this is more of a statement
and looks great either at the side or the centre of an ‘up do’ to take the place
of a broach or hair accessory.

In this picture
I used strips of lace which I entwined in and out of the hair then finished by
placing both large and smaller sprigs of Gyps inbetween.

This looks
great dotted through a plait too! I love this style it’s really special and
very ‘different’ This bride drove to church in a gorgeous cream VW Beetle (Old
school) adorned with white flowers and Gyps. My perfct style? I think so!

If you’re
making these yourself have play with the gyps to see how much you need.

Simply pull the
shorter stalks and bunch them up next to each other then tie with a small
elastic to keep in place.

Things to think
about: the flower does dry out quite quickly without water so I suggest keeping
it in water until the last possible moment – Not only does it dry out but it
can also have quite a pungent and nasty smell so buy fresh!

The more you
add the ‘whiter’ and more of a feature it becomes..the best bit is it’s cheap
as chips!!..Cheaper in fact!

Relaxed wedding hair using Gypsophila and lace. A gorgeous alternative to hair accesories

Relaxed wedding hair using Gypsophila and lace. A gorgeous alternative to hair accesories

Gypsophila with a cream rose entwined through a half up half down hair style at this Northbrook Farm Wedding. Image by Ed Peers.

Gypsophila with a cream rose entwined through a half up half down hair style at this Northbrook Farm Wedding. Image by Ed Peers.

Here Jo Irving has added Gypsophila to create a soft boho look with plaits. This picture was taken at the studio during a hair up course

Here Jo Irving has added Gypsophila to create a soft boho look with plaits. This picture was taken at the studio during a hair up course

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