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.
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.
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.