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Budget-friendly Wedding Ideas with Baby’s Breath

Baby’s Breath Inspiration For Your Wedding

Weddings can be very expensive, everybody knows that. The perfect venue, the photographer, the DJ, the catering service, the dress, the invitations… just to name a few! Luckily, you don’t need to spend a fortune on your big day’s dècor, and that is thanks to Gysophila! Commonly known as Baby’s Breath, these white, little, cloud-like, airy flowers, have been a very popular option as a filler on bridal bouquets for years. Things have changed recently, and nowadays you can see Baby’s Breath being the absolute protagonist on all sorts of designs.

This budget-friendly, long-lasting, versatile flower is available all year, and can be used in any kind of theme weddings: From rustic, to classy, to beachy, and anything in between! They are perfect for any season, but we love them especially for winter weddings, due to their snowy, dreamy look.

At Flower Explosion we have several Baby’s Breath varieties to help you decorate your dream wedding day. Order yours today!

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10 Ways to Use Baby’s Breath

Baby’s breath is often used by florists as filler for arrangements, but these clouds of ethereal white and pink flowers can have a stunning effect when they are used on their own.  They are quite gorgeous in their own right, and are also versatile enough that they can be shaped to your needs.

They also last longer than a lot of other flowers, which makes it possible to prepare wedding arrangements made of baby’s breath a few days in advance.  Whether you are looking for something to use as a wedding centerpiece or just a sprig of flowers to embellish your décor, baby’s breath never fails.  Here are 10 amazing ways to use baby’s breath at your wedding!

1. Delicate baby’s breath garlands.

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While these garlands feature more than just baby’s breath, baby’s breath definitely isn’t just playing the role of filler here!  These garlands have a soft elegance to them, and look so light and delicate you’d think they could float away on a breeze.  These garlands would work beautifully at any wedding, indoors or outdoors.  You could run them through the gardens and the dining room and the room where the cocktail hour is held.  They would be a perfect floral motif to tie the whole event together.

2. Hanging tin cans.

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This is a very cool idea for using baby’s breath in a unique, rustic way to dress up a table.  You could use this idea anywhere though where you can hang little tin cans.  They’d be perfect for embellishing the corners of a room or for hanging in the garden from a tree for the wedding reception or the ceremony itself.  Don’t they have a lovely festive vibe?  What a wonderful idea by Jesi Haack Design.

 3. Bridal bouquet

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Here’s a very simple idea for using baby’s breath, but a great one; here, baby’s breath is being used as the filler flowers in the bridal bouquet, and the only flowers in the bridesmaid’s bouquets.  This is a wonderful idea if you are looking for flowers which will match literally any color scheme you can think of, including a monochromatic one like this.  Sometimes simplicity offers the utmost sophistication.  These baby’s breath bouquets add to the wedding photos, but do not distract the eye from what matters most—the people in them.

4. Baby’s breath in a barrel.


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Here is another rustic décor idea, this one borrowed from a wedding styled by Francis Event Designs and photographed by Cheryl Dawn Photography, Inc.  Everything about this wedding paid tribute to its rustic country setting, including the baby’s breath arrangements.  Baby’s breath was placed inside of rustic barrels for a great effect; these arrangements look absolutely weightless, like fluffy little clouds.

5. Baby’s breath monogram.

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Here’s a fun and clever way to make the bride and groom’s chairs stand out!  These monogrammed settings are very cute!  This is an idea you could really run with too.  Imagine all the creative shapes you could create out of baby’s breath.  The only limit here is your imagination.

6. Baby’s breath wreath.

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Wreaths always are a classic choice for décor at a wedding.  Wreaths made with baby’s breath are very eye-catching, and add a romantic touch to a wall or door.  Look how much these two wreaths stand out against the dark wood doors they are fronting!

7. Baby’s breath chandeliers.

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If you are looking for an idea that will really take your breath away, look no further than this baby’s breath “chandelier” hanging over the banquet table at this backyard Indiana wedding.  The fluffy globe of delicate blossoms really has a gorgeous effect!  If you follow the link, you will see many other beautiful uses of baby’s breath for the same wedding, including more baby’s breath chair monograms.

8. Decorate a drink glass

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Here’s a unique idea for your cocktail hour!  Just look what a beautiful, unexpected touch this baby’s breath arrangement adds to this drink glass.  What a way to delight your guests and surprise them!  This makes for a beautiful photo as well, and is a great way to draw your guests into the atmosphere of your special day.

9. Simple baby’s breath arrangements in glass bottles.

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These are really lovely, simple arrangements of baby’s breath sprigs in glass bottles.  There are no other flowers being used here, and the bottles are as minimalist as the baby’s breath itself.  What I really like about this arrangement is the way the baby’s breath all clouds together above the bottles.  The sparse, slender stems with the mass of baby’s breath above contributes to a weightless effect.

10. Bridal up-do.

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Finally, one more great way to use baby’s breath at your wedding is to wear it in your hair!  This is a beautiful up-do which has been embellished by baby’s breath.  Another idea would be to wear the baby’s breath in a garland around your head.  This look is particularly lovely though because it is so organic.  The little flowers really add a kind of “glow” to the bride’s blonde hair, almost like a natural halo.  On darker hair, they’d look beautiful too, standing out like stars with bold contrast.  What an elegant idea!

There are many clever and beautiful ways you can use baby’s breath to decorate for your wedding!  Florists like Flower Explosion specialize in creating different sizes of clusters of baby’s breath which are ideal for many different uses.  When you are planning a wedding with arrangements like these, you can get your arrangements done a couple days early, which makes it easier to set them all up in time for the big day.  It’s also a very affordable flower, which can keep your overall costs down.  And as you can see, the effect is quite phenomenal!

How to Match a Bouquet to a Wedding Dress

When it comes to selecting your bridal bouquet, you want something that will add the perfect touch to your wedding look. But where do you start? The options are truly endless when it comes to choosing your wedding blooms. To help you get started, here are a few important floral factors to consider when figuring out what works for you and your big day.

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Complement or Match

When it comes to picking out the accessories for your wedding day, you need to step back and make a decision.


If You Choose To Match…

Are you going to match your accessories to your dress or find accessories that complement your look? It is important to decide this before finding your pieces so you don’t get yourself into a panic when it comes to completing your look.

If you’re going to choose to go the matching route, make sure your whites actually match. Many women forget that there are many of shades of white, and it is important that everything is the same color. White and ivory don’t mix well, please take note and remember this! If you’re wearing an ivory gown, it might not be a great choice to carry white calla lilies. Make sure you explore your options well before your wedding days and ask for opinions from your florist as well as close friends and family.


If You Choose To Complement…

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Choosing to go the complementing route definitely gives you more wiggle room in terms of bouquet options.  You can choose the colors of your accessories to match the theme of your wedding or just colors that you personally want to wear with your wedding dress. As long as the colors you choose don’t clash with your wedding color palette, the options are truly endless. For a clean and romantic look, consider an arrangement of various colors of flowers and choose from more than white fabric to wrap your bouquet in.


Overall Ensemble

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Most importantly, be sure your bouquet compliments your overall look and not JUST your dress. It is important to consider the type of jewelry you have picked out when choosing your bouquet. If you’re wearing jewelry that has lots of bling, it could be fun to add a little bling to your bouquet as well so it works well together.

Or if you choose to wear an amazing pair of shoes that are a bright, bold color, maybe incorporate that color into your bouquet as well by wrapping it in a matching fabric.

The key is to keep in mind your wedding day ensemble as a whole and not just as the dress. We all know the dress is going to be the focal point, but there is a lot more than goes into the look than that! By selecting accessories and a bouquet that suits your dress and theme perfectly, you’ll totally nail your wedding look. Good luck and happy hunting!


Gypsophila – One of the Most Popular Fillers of All Time

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When it comes to flower arrangements or bridal bouquets, let us introduce you to one of both local and online florist’s favorite friends: Baby’s Breath. Now if that just filled your head with visions of poufy peach dresses and bouquets filled with a mixture of roses and stringy white flower filler, allow us to revamp your thinking. Gypsophila, which is more commonly known as baby’s breath, has made a well-deserved comeback in modern weddings, and with a stunning new look.

Bold Statements

The wispy white look of this popular filler has been exchanged for a much bolder look. Many of today’s weddings feature gypsophila in masses: sometimes as the only flower in the bridesmaids’ bouquets to complement the brides mixed flower bouquet. Dainty blooms are also frequently used in large masses for stunning table arrangements, pew end decorations, groomsmen boutonnieres, arches, and even headbands have all been revolutionized with the comeback of these beautiful clouds of white blooms. At Flower Explosion, we always provide and abundant supply of this traditional flower to fulfill your every need.

Mixing it up

If you still prefer a mixed bouquet over the single flower arrangement, baby’s breath flowers still lends itself well to this option. Again, its style has been changed dramatically since the 80’s. Today’s arrangements often feature the blooms in tight bunches mixed with other flowers, rather than the more spindly, spread out look. In fact, some popular flower pairings include white lilies, white calla lilies, hydrangeas, roses (of course), poppies, and ranunculus.

Learning the Types

Baby’s breath is the most common name given to Gypsophila and at Flower Explosion we offer three types of baby’s breath: Million Star, Mirabella, and New Love Gypso. Million Star, being the most common and popular, has the smallest blossom accompanied by a delicate scent. Mirabella provides a bigger bloom than Million Star while New love Gypso has the largest bloom of the three selections. Each of the varieties are generally white, and are available year round.

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Gypsophila has made some pretty impressive showings lately, most noticeably the “CoCo Chanel” theme wedding that Jeff Latham did at The Shilla in Korea. And of course, Martha Stewart Weddings featured a wedding which included our lovely white blossoms for the bridesmaids’ bouquets and stunning table centerpieces. To make your own Gypsophila headlines, Flower Explosion has you covered -a great place to start your quest! For more information and to peruse our selections please visit www.flowerexplosion.com.