Once the preserve of petrol garage forecourts (although I was always a fan even then!) Gypsophila has been making waves in the wedding world for a good five years now and the trend shows no sign of abating. It’s easy to see why the flower is so popular with brides, after all the bloom is very pretty and when used en masse it takes on the appearance of fluffy little clouds. Totally dreamy!
From a practical perspective though, Gypsophila is long lasting and budget friendly and especially comes into its own at rustic themed weddings. Today’s post then is all about providing you lovely lot with some beautiful ideas on how to integrate the flower into your big day. Shall we get started?
Perhaps the easiest way to incorporate the flower is in your wedding bouquet and in the posies held by your maids. Pairing Gypsophila with roses or hydrangeas creates a luxe effect but I really adore it when brides go the whole hog and just opt for a huge hand-tied bouquet with the flower used purely on its own. Accessorise with a crown of Gypsophila around your head or if you’re going to sport an up-do, ask your hairstylist to nestle sprigs in and around your tendrils instead. Flower girls look especially sweet when holding miniature balls of Gypsophila on ribbon – plus it’s light enough for them to hold without complaining. Finish off the look with the menfolk with buttonholes using the bloom with the stems bound in twine.
Continue the floral accessorising in your wedding decor too. This delicate bloom looks beautiful when used as the focal point of your reception tables. It’s worth thinking outside the box when choosing the vessel to position your blooms in; we’ve had numerous creative brides who have used everything from repurposed jam jars to vintage suitcases and rustic crates. Using quirky containers not only enables you to move flowers around your wedding venue easily…say from ceremony to reception…but it adds to the visual impact to boot.
Creating aisle style on your big day can be daunting but there’s tonnes of inspiration you can make use of in today’s post. Dress up your ceremony by lining the aisle with buckets of Gypsophila or hang filled jam jars from the edges of your chairs with twine for pew ends. Or entwine sprigs of the bloom onto the back of chairs you’ll be using in your wedding reception. I love how one bride has utilised Gypsophila to create a tie-back for a tulle curtain at the end of her aisle in these mood boards; it looks so romantic but it’s incredibly easy to recreate. If you’re looking for maximum impact then you could ask your florist to create a fluffy arch of the bloom for your wedding ceremony where you’re planning to say your vows.
I adore this image of the candles nestled amongst a bed of Gypsophila in the moodboard above here; it makes a real statement but is simple enough for you to recreate yourself if you’re feeling crafty. Don’t just think such an arrangement need be limited to church settings though; such a look would be just at home on a ledge in your wedding reception or a windowsill. Just make sure that it’s adequately protected against any fire risks though!
You can also create a scene using signage and garlands of Gypsophila draped around them. In fact garlands are a brilliant cost effective way of decorating your venue; be they draped around your reception chairs binding them together to reflect your newly married status or wrapped around bannisters for stairway appeal. Creating miniature garlands for your wedding cake is a brilliant way of putting your stamp on a plain shop bought cake without breaking the budget as well.
And that brings us to the end of today’s post. Hopefully we’ve given you some inspiration on how to use Gypsophila on your wedding day in all shapes and forms. Will you be using the bloom on your big day? Why not tell us how in the comments box below…