In our recent post Giving You Gyp (all about the delights of Gypsophila) RMW reader Laura recommended Wax Flower as a similar but more “rustic” alternative (and I’ve had a good sniff and am pretty sure it doesn’t smell funny…)
Also known as chamaelaucium uncinatum (try saying that after a few glasses of Pinot) Wax Flower is often used as a filler for W-day in bouquets and table centre arrangements.
As per Gyp I actually think it looks beautiful on its own – as a single frothy bundle or a few stems in test tubes/bud vases all grouped together. To prove my point I went and bought some Wax Flower from my local florist (there is a new “pop up” shop literally two minutes down the road, different blooms every day – it is IMMENSE) and for the grand total of three quid I bought enough to fill all sorts of vases around the O’Shea abode.
Wax Flower comes in this lovely pinky/purple but also white and of course you can find those that lean towards a vibrant cerise hue or a full on violet shade.
Are you tempted by Wax Flower for W-day?
Please do send your recommendations to Ilove@rockmywedding.co.uk