To be fair, in regards to the florals involved in the wedding, I never really had the “perfect” idea. I see flowers…I think they are pretty…but nothing has essentially jumped out at me as being the flowers I MUST see on our tables or in bouquets.
Here was the original plan:
Hydrangeas, hydrangeas, hydrangeas.
I was drawn by the “poofy-ness” of them, if you will. Oh no, wait…the florist suggested these…I more or less agreed. Don’t get me wrong, I think they are beautiful…but…
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my DIY’ing…my mother and I have decided that we are going to tackle the centerpieces ourselves. And I am a nit-pick. Hydrangeas are known to be delicate, and die quickly. I’m starting to worry about a wedding day hydrangea catastrophe. I can’t have partially brown flowers on our tables. I’d die.
Then comes the issue of price. Thankfully, with a DIY option, we can purchase flowers in bulk and save money by arranging them ourselves. However, flowers are still expensive…
***Screaming angrily in frustration***
But then…I stumbled upon some amazing inspiration, and I’m hooked. And it is by the most unexpected flower imaginable.
Oh my gosh…that’s right. I said it! For years I have despised baby’s breath…the extra little filler that they shove in bouquets…who needs it?!?!
But seeing these photos changed my mind…
This wedding in Aspen featured puffs of baby’s breath hanging from the ceiling! Gorgeous!
Even bouquets look gorgeous, and simple! I’m thinking that my bridesmaids might have to be carrying these bad boys! Poofy and full and beautiful!
Following images from: Sedona Bride
This wedding was literally styled from top to bottom in baby’s breath! I’m in love…
Following images from: Weddingbee
Mrs. Lemonade’s wedding also featured beautiful baby’s breath décor!
So…what do I love about baby’s breath? It is cost-friendly (and I like to get a lot of bang for a buck), and I’m pretty sure that they will match my décor/theme well (birds, trees, whimsical, lighthearted…). Plus, I am hoping that it will be relatively easy and quick to set up as a centerpiece; score!
What do you think about using “filler flowers” as a part of your main décor?