In the mid┯th century Victorian England the tussie_mussie (small bouquet of flowers) were exchanged between Victorian sweethearts expressing secret love messages; a gift of a traditional Valentine flower unique and personal and very fashionable. Victorians considered a young lady to be cultured if she understood the study of flowers.
Vintage brooches and jewellery can be taken apart and re_designed and worked into a unique hair flower design to match your theme and outfit. Look for small vintage Marcasite clip earrings as these can add depth to the design and surround these with silk or lace and you have a unique yet very cost effective bridal hair flower. Wax flowers are going to be making a statement in 2013 we think. Vintage wax flowers are not always easy to come by but can be a really quirky alternative to your usual bridal headdress ideas.