There are a few flowers that in my opinion get a really bad rap. (*more of this list to come)
Baby’s Breath is probably at the top of that list.
The poor bodega flower has built a reputation of being the “cheap filler flower”
BUT the truth is if you use ANY FLOWER (en mass) by themselves they are always breathtaking! And Baby’s Breath is no different (and to most a surprising reality!) used in the arrangements you’d get at a grocery store, bodegas and unfortunately still some flower shops. ( And because its primarily used as a way to mask the small amount of flowers they are bundled with it always makes me think of a cheap date. )
If you look at Baby’s Breath up close you’ll see it’s actually a beautiful, delicate and very romantic grouping of flowers. To me there’s something ethereal and kind of effervescent about them. They feel almost cloud like. Really perfect for a modern romantic wedding.
So the next time you see Baby’s Breath give it a closer look. I am here to attest that Baby’s Breathe (done right) CAN be elegant, gorgeous and unforgettable!
*And Yes Baby’s Breath does have a strange (un flower like) scent however in a large open space such as this one it was completely undetectable.
We have a wonderful client that does an end of summer event for their employees and their families every year. This year we knew we had to be economical (the budget had been slashed by two thirds from last year – ouch!!) But we knew it had to be chic no matter what! So we decided to do a new take on the typical company picnic and create an “Old Time (Country Chic) Americana Picnic”
(thank you to Martha Stewart for showing evevryone that country can be chic!)
To set the tone… a perfect venue with outdoor and indoor space(with the weather we’ve had this year!…hello rain plan!)
Guests were greeted at the tent with small individual picnic baskets.
Each picnic basket filled with a checkered blanket and tons of fun toys for everyone
We decorated the interior of the tent to have a warm and fun old time Americana country fair feel.
Complete with a beautiful yummy pie station
An empty grass area was turned into comfy cool seating areas for guests to eat and chill out
Inexpensive Decor Details like wrapping silverware in bandannas – make a “standard company picnic” into a CHIC gathering of family and friends.
Even a standard BBQ menu can be chic and inviting!
And don’t forget how awesome it is to have PONY RIDES – everyone loves a pony!
Here’s to making your next picnic-bbq a chic and fun day for everyone!