Wedding Florals | Collaboration with Bloom Theory Studio
On the list of super important wedding decisions flowers rank up at the top. Your florals will live on forever in your beautiful photographs and are a super important detail of your day. Here at PSB we don’t know everything about wedding day flowers (we do know that we adore them) but luckily for all of the flower lovin’ couples out there, we have some amazing florists in our area that can turn your wildest floral dreams into a stunning reality. One particularly amazing florist we love working with is Connie from Bloom Theory Studio. Connie has such an eye for detail and is a wizard at creating unique floral designs that you (and your guests) will be in total awe of.
Today our blog post is in collaboration with Connie! She shared her insight on a wedding hot topic and we are so excited to bring that knowledge to you. Today we are talking *Drum Roll Please* baby’s breath! That’s right. The fluffy white flower that has been a wedding staple since your parents walked down the aisle in all of their pastel and puffy sleeved glory.
We have seen a HUGE trend in brides with bouquets and centerpieces made of only baby’s breath and no additional flowers. While this may be some brides desired look, we can’t help but notice that many brides choose baby’s breath because of how cost effective it is. Connie let us in on a little secret as to why baby’s breath is so inexpensive compared to other flowers...the reason is because it’s not actually a flower! It’s just a filler that was never intended to be used as a whole arrangement. It’s actually closer to a weed than a flower, if we are talking botany. We asked Connie for her pro tips on how to avoid baby’s breath and she did not disappoint.
1. Downsize the bouquets- If you’re needing to make your flowers work in your price range you can always downsize the brides bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets. This way you actually get to use real flowers and greenery and you get beautiful variety instead of just baby’s breath. She even suggested having bridesmaids wear wrist corsages or floral arm cuffs, which we love! It would lower your cost of flowers and give your wedding a fun, unique twist.
2. Use in season flowers or less expensive flowers- Carnations, for example are affordable, come in tons of colors, and they make great perfectly round pieces. Also, make sure you are flexible and use what is in season. A peony-only wedding in December is going to be insanely expensive but you can get some beautiful poinsettias at that time of the year for a steal!
And Connie’s top tip to ditch the baby’s breath…
3. Greenery- Greenery is timeless and affordable! If you can only afford a bridesmaid bouquets on the lower end of the price scale, look into greenery bouquets. There are tons of different types of greenery so the bouquets will have variation, all in the shades of green, the shape of the leaves, and the size of each stem. This dimension goes such a long way for the overall look!
***Connie’s Bonus Tip*** If you’re still thinking baby’s breath bouquets are the only way to stay in your floral price range…go with traditional bouquets and then plan to reuse them as reception decor! If you ask us, it’s a genius idea. You get to have them for your ceremony and pictures then set them up inside as a part of your decorations. So smart!
If you’re looking for someone to help make your wedding floral dreams come true you can contact the genius behind all of these stunning florals in the pictures above (and who helped answer all of our baby’s breath questions) through her Facebook Page at Bloom Theory Studio.
Tell us your thoughts, do you agree there are budget-friendly options beyond baby's breath?