Nothing divides opinion among florists quite like Gysophila, aka Baby’s Breath. I used to be firmly in the no-go camp but I’m slowly coming around to it with one strict caveat: use it alone, with all white or green, or not at all. I’m yet to see a design I like where it is combined with other flowers, but used alone it has a delicate airy feel that is quite beautiful and whimsical. The fact that is so budget friendly is another major plus so don’t be too quick to discount it (just promise me you won’t pair it with red or pink roses and leather leaf. It’s instant 1980s).
Let’s be honest, some wedding décor items are luxury rather than necessity. I’m talking pew ends, hanging flower bombs and garlands. Lovely as they are, they often get pushed down on the wish list for many couples if pennies are tight, but opting for Gyp can make them surprisingly affordable and allow you to have these nice extras.
I’m also warming up to gyp for floral crowns and hair pins, as well as fairy wands or posies for cute flower girls. Practically, it’s a fantastic option for hair since it is delicate and lightweight, and holds up OK out of water. Are you considering Gypsphila for your wedding day?