I feel as though I’ve been on a journey with gypsophila – baby’s breath – over the years. In the early days of the English Wedding Blog it was a little-known bridal flower. Then with the vintage trend and especially with more DIY and budget weddings, it became the go-to flower for styled shoots and a perfect complement to the jam jars, hessian and lace look. And then, it plummeted from favour right along with chair covers and sugared almonds!! 

All images are by Ayshea Goldberg Photography – full supplier credit list and link to the original feature (which is fabulous!) at the end of the post

One leading wedding florist who I discovered on Instagram a few weeks ago hates gypsophila so much he’d like to ban it from weddings! (Does anyone know who this guy is?! I’ve lost the link to his account and his opinions made for a great read!) Now, this comes across as a little extreme. I asked my wedding supplier friends if they agreed with him: is gypsophila totally over as a wedding flower, or is it something we can reinvent and fall back in love with for 2017? 


Today’s is a fabulously fun, colourful and creative wedding on a budget – Charlotte and Gareth were married at Fison Barn and wanted to keep their day informal and pretty without breaking the bank! Their ideas are lovely; Charlotte’s DIY tips and her English Wedding Interview are a great read. I love Charlotte’s honesty too: they tried making invitations but in the end, as it can be so time-consuming to do, they bought their invites online and focused on the craft projects they’d really enjoy. And the ones where Gareth spent a few days covered in glue… oops!

A real wedding at Earth's Trust and Fison Barn with Carol Elizabeth Photography (18)

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A real wedding at Earth's Trust and Fison Barn with Carol Elizabeth Photography (9)

Like with everything in this wedding, our flowers had to be colourful and fun. I used  Richard Mathews, who offered a good deal and were friendly, I gave them sort of free range explaining my theme was colourful and fun.  He asked me to find examples of flowers I liked then he worked out something from those. I was so happy with them as he’d managed to put in fresh sweet pea flowers, a flower I had really wanted.


Recently H&M caused a bit of a stir when they launched their £59.99 wedding dress – a 1930s Hollywood inspired dress promising a “glamorous movie star look.” Wedding blogs and magazines were all over it, the discussion on facebook and twitter was fascinating. My own thoughts over on facebook – yes, I’d wear a £59.99 dress for my wedding! (But probably not that one… I’d choose something a little more individual, with a little less press coverage!) If price is more of an issue then I have another question for you: would you buy your entire wedding outfit for under £550? Tracey from Bridal Designs has written a blog post with some suggestions and I’d love to hear what you think!


Wedding outfit for under £550? Easy! by Tracey Phillips, Bridal Designs