LI Wedding and Event News

Baby Boom

No, not that. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

No flower has made such a thunderous come-back or is hotter with trend watching brides than gypsophila. You may know it by its more widely known name: baby’s breath for its resemblance to little puffs of air.

The main reason for its popularity is that baby’s breath can be used in all different types of weddings. It can be used to convey an ethereal quality when used to embellish a ceremony arch, canopy or fabric chuppah. It can also convey a garden style fresh picked quality when paired with variegated ivy to adorn your ceremony chairs or the sides of your pews.

When your guests arrive at your reception location, you can greet them with a stunning baby’s breath topiary ball presented on an elegant silver flute or contemporary glass cylinder vase. (Bonus design tip: When using clear glass, keep it clear, no more floating flowers)

Once seen as a design disaster in formal ballroom conversations, today’s top floral decorators know how to use baby’s breath in their specialized artistic designs. These pieces are European inspired and use a clustering or grouping design technique. By doing this the certain flowers, such as baby’s breath that were always known as mere fillers, can be used as points of focus within the centerpiece. When done by a skilled floral artist they can sit atop the most elegant crystal candelabras.

We are also seeing bridesmaid’s bouquets made exclusively of baby’s breath and it’s the flower of choice for today’s hipster grooms.

When doing your planning baby’s breath is both on trend and an exciting element to consider plus it’s easily incorporated into any aspect of your wedding day.