Western style arrangements typically consist of a free form assemblage of flowers in a container. In contrast, Ikebana is more of a disciplined form of art, governed by well_defined rules, principles and techniques. For example, certain precepts regulate elements like the light and the shadows. There is also what is known as the three points of balance _ shin_fuku_tai in Japanese _ which symbolize man, heaven and earth, respectively, and that have to be in harmonious equilibrium in order to give true life to an Ikebana flower arrangement. This and the fact that stems and branches are used in addition to flowers, are perhaps the most obvious differences with western_style flower arrangement.
Flowers can be made out of fresh water pearls or Swarovski pearls and you can add a coloured crystal centre to make this bridal headdress choice look really stunning. Look out for the Daisy Chain styles that we think are going to be a real hit with bright Sunflower yellow Swarovski centres surrounded by fresh water coin pearls! Then dot a few fresh water coin pearls on their own throughout the hair for a fabulous look!