Updated: Jul 27, 2021
MY FAVOURITE FILLER FLOWERS
What are Filler Flowers?
Filler flowers are not the main flower in your bouquet; they are very often smaller in size. You can use filler flowers to; bring another colour to your bouquet, to add texture, or to prevent your bouquet from appearing too compact.
So You’ve Decided On The Must Have Flowers
For Your Wedding Bouquet
Your florist may well suggest that you pair the flower of your choice with another complimentary flower (filler flower) in order to complete the look you require.
Bouquets constructed with one flower type only are beautiful; though the shape of some flowers may cause a flower arrangement to appear too compact. If you don’t want a compact bouquet, then this is when the smaller filler flowers will come into their own.
Before looking at smaller filler flowers you could consider a bouquet with 2 or more different flowers of the same colour to break it up a little. For instance, you may have already come across rose and peony bouquets. They are similar flowers but each one brings a different texture, and combined they make a beautiful bouquet (See image below)
Would you like a bouquet with an airy feel and interesting texture?
If your answer is yes then consider adding any of the flowers below to the mix;
Gypsophila - Also known as Baby's Breath. These tiny flowers come in quite large clusters on one stem. They can be split into smaller groups to fill the smallest gaps in bouquets. They bring so much life to an arrangement.
There are different types of 'Gyps', you can even get them in pink. I prefer 'Million Stars'.
QUEEN ANNE'S LACE
Queen Anne’s Lace - Another small white flower that comes in clusters. The flowers are packed tighter than Gypsophila and their appearance is that of lace.
DIY BRIDES TIP: You will see this flower labelled as AMMI MAJUS in some flower markets. If you're creating your own wedding bouquet, remember these flowers do not have a long shelf life. Try to purchase flowers before they are fully open. When you get them home, condition them for a few hours before using them.
Astrantia – Nature needs no assistance when it comes to creating wonderful works of art, and the Astrantia flower in my eyes is one not to be overlooked in the beauty stakes. It’s small, it’s unassuming, but take a real close look at one of these delicate looking flowers and tell me you don’t agree that it’s perfectly formed.
Add a branch or two of these lovely lookers to your bouquet and you’ll create immediate interest. They bring so much movement to a bouquet, as well as a light airy feel. It’s probably not to everyone’s taste, but it’s definitely one of my favourites, especially when included in a Boho or Free Form bouquet.
Available in several colours.
Wax Flowers- I've previously discussed this little beauty in the ’10 Fragrant Flowers’ post, but it still deserves another mention here. So, if you didn’t realise it already, Wax Flowers have a great scent which is subtle not strong, and if that’s not enough they’re also small and perfectly formed. You’ll find them mainly in pale pink, cerise and creamy white. I prefer this flower to Baby's Breath, not that it's better, it's just my preference.
ATTENTION DIY BRIDES!
HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED GROWING YOUR OWN WEDDING FLOWERS?
If your answer is yes to the question above, you may already have some of the flowers we've mentioned growing in your garden. Why not add a more personal touch to your bouquet, and save some money by using them? Find more tips on how to:
We’ve come to the end of My Favourite Filler Flowers – Part 1. Part 2 focuses on filler flowers that bring a ‘Pop of Colour’.
To whet your appetite; take a look at the Rustic Buttonhole in the image below. Not only is there ample greenery (Salal leaves and Soft Ruscus), it is also enhanced with filler flowers of orange spray roses and red berries (Hypericum).
GROOMS - Here is some information specifically for you and your wedding.
As always PC Creations wishes you all the best with the planning of your special event.
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