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Thursday, November 12, 2009

nuptial nook- gypsophila

As a designer, there is a certain aesthetic I embody. Due to that aesthetic, I have never once used gypsophila (commonly known as baby's breath) in any of my designs- it is just not my cup of tea.

However, I'd be willing to give in and make an exception for the following designs, which, believe it or not, I actually think are quite lovely.

Gypsophila rules of thumb:

  • vast quanities
  • simple arrangements
  • on its own
Centerpieces: although this particular photo isn't geared toward wedding design per se, it showcases the fact that used on it's own and in vast quantities , gypsophila has potential to provide a sort of understated charm. {source: Martha Stewart}Bouquet: Simply, softly, delicately lovely. Of today's featured concepts, this is certainly my personal favorite. {source: Real Simple}
Decor: With blooms this small, it would take rather large quantities to amount any sort of worthwhile statement, but the result is definitely worth it. {source: The Brides Cafe}
{I thought about including a few photos of baby's breath used in the WRONG way in designs (there would be so many to choose from!), but I erred on the side of caution and decided to spare you the intense visual distress} :)

These designs go to show that used in the right way & with the right designer, even the most cliche bloom can become classy and beautiful.

1 sweet thought{s}:

Jillian said...

Agreed--I like them a lot better by themselves, but never would have known it until this post :)