The Medieval European Flower Crown:
During this period, flower crowns actually fell out of fashion. The reason? Many pagan religions that used flower crowns in religious ceremonies and to adorn statues of their gods were condemned for their associations to blasphemy. In other words, it wasn’t safe!
The Ukrainian Flower Crown:
Flower crowns (known as a vinok) are a part of the traditional folk dress in the Ukraine. Oftentimes, girls of a marriageable age would wear them. During the Ukrainian wedding ceremony, wreaths made out of periwinkle and myrtle are placed on top of the couple’s heads after the vow exchange. Today, traditional Ukrainian flower crowns are more often seen at festivals and special occasions, including weddings.
The Ancient Chinese Flower Crown:
In China, the orange blossom flower crown was customarily worn during a wedding. Since orange trees blossom and bear fruit at the same time, they’re meant to symbolize fertility and were thought to bring children to a marriage.
The Victorian Era Flower Crown:
Like the white wedding gown, Queen Victoria also brought the flower crown into fashion in Europe. She wore an orange blossom wreath (the idea borrowed from the Chinese) in her hair for her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840. After that, orange blossoms became so closely associated with weddings that the phrase “to gather orange blossoms” took on the meaning “to seek a wife.”
One snapchat fan wrote her opinion thus: My whole Snapchat is full of filters. One of the main reasons I go on Snapchat is to see the new filter each day, wearing the new filter is like a fashion accessory. It’s not a case of slut-shaming, it’s just a bit of fun on social media. Your snapchat story is an expression of you, if someone judges you for it then just block them. #nohatersallowed.
Like i said in the beginning, it is difficult for the writer to have a clear mind on issues not clouded by personal opinion. Left for me, i would recommend the flower crown any day above the puppy/bunny ears and facial features, but as the saying goes “one man’s meat is poison to the other”.
Written by Eloho Ikede
External source: theknot.com