Good afternoon folks, we hope you're all well on this lovely Autumnal afternoon.
Today's musing is all about our very favourite wedding flower...Gypsophila or "Baby's Breath". We love these little flowers so much because we think they add simple but stunningly beautiful romantic feel to everything they touch. We use them in all of our displays and have always thought how perfectly they fit with a vintage or rustic theme.
Now I'm sure you've all seen hundreds of pictures on pinterest and other wedding boards of bouquets and bunches of this delightful little flower adding some floral sparkle to both brides and venues alike... but what you don't see anywhere are pictures of the gorgeous confetti it makes when it's finished doing it's job as a fabulously versatile, cost effective and divinely pretty wedding flower.
Gypsophila will dry in perfectly formed little flower heads all on it's own if you leave it in vases or jars without water and to make confetti - all you need to do is scrunch a bunch over some paper, pick out any stalks and bag the flowers up!
If you're planning to (or have already) used gyp in your wedding, rather than throw away the flowers, why not make some confetti with it and give it as an engagement gift to your next friend to get hitched? We think it makes a really thoughtful gift and we love the fact that this humble little flower can be a part of not just one but two special days. A full complement of bouquets, church and venue flowers should make more than enough confetti for a medium sized wedding, but if you need more and have other flowers either from your wedding or from other places, why not check out our memory petals tutorial and make your very own petal package for someone your favourite bride and groom to be.
We've even written you a little poem to put on the bag...
Peace and love peeps xx