Affordable Bloom of the Moment: Baby’s Breath
One Virginia florist’s upside-down arrangement turns an ordinary flower into something extraordinary
Most people think of baby’s breath as a humble “filler” flower, but Lucketts, Virginia florist Holly Heider Chapple proves that it really can be the star of the show. For a recent event at the Halcyon House in DC, Chapple planned to create an outdoor party with a “Southern, charming, and quaint” vibe. Because of the heat, the event was moved indoors to the Halcyon’s contemporary studio, and Chapple was faced with a dilemma: creating a homespun feel in a modern space. “We had buckets of baby’s breath from an event a few weeks ago, and I thought that hanging it from the ceiling, as though it was drying in a barn, would soften the space and give it more of that ‘country’ feel,” says Chapple. “It worked like a charm.” We recommend using hanging arrangements in a “blank canvas”-type venue—it would be particularly lovely at a tented reception.
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