Baby’s breath is a versatile filler flower that can be used in just about any floral design. Its durability and cost are hard to resist! We’ve teamed up with the girls from Wedding Chicks to share three reception looks using, you guessed it, baby’s breath.
All three looks— escort card table, seating chart, and centerpiece, are super easy to recreate following their step-by-step instructions.
Read on to learn how to recreate these looks, which were photographed beautifully by Radion Photography!
Project 1 – Escort Card Display
- New Love’s Baby’s Breath
- 10ft seeded eucalyptus and variegated pittosporum garland
- wine box (Wedding Chicks recommends asking your local wine shop or vineyards for this if you don’t have one at your disposal.)
- escort cards
- votives and candles
Step 1: Print out escort cards and fold in half so they are able to stand on their own.
Step 2: Fill the wine box with some shredded paper about half way and then start filling with the baby’s breath. Place escort cards gently on top of the baby’s breath.
Step 3: Style your table with garland, votives, candles and then place your wine box on the table.
Project 2 – Seating Chart
- More of the seeded eucalyptus and variegated pittosporum fresh garland (the remaining 10 ft)
- Seating chart
*Pro tip: We then had it printed through Zazzle. Thankfully, we had a 50% off coupon (but they have great sales happening throughout the year, so keep your eye out for the promos, and then plan out your print accordingly!)
Once everything was printed, we then used an adhesive spray glue to mount the chart onto a sturdier 18X24 size canvas and give it a little weight and structure.
Step 1: Get easel and spray paint for a fresh look.
Step 2: Print your free printable (we used an 18×24 template). Spray adhesive glue on canvas and gently lay your seating chart. Smooth until it’s flush against the canvas and let it dry for at least 30 minutes.
Step 3: Place seating chart on easel and drape your garland (we actually had some extra baby’s breath from the escort card table, so we wove it into the garland to give it a little extra finesse and dimension).
*Pro Tip: We also used some duct tape in the back to keep the garland in place in the event any wind came through.
Project 3 – Centerpiece
- New Love’s Baby’s Breath
- Hurricane Vases
- Table number
- Clear pebbles
- Distilled water (Pro Tip: Distilled water is perfect to use when you want to create a floating effect. No bubbles, no fogginess, crystal clear!)
Step 1: Steam your linen (yes, you have to steam, it makes all the difference in the way your cloth drapes over the table).
Step 2: Place your baby’s breath in vase (we tried to fit in as much as the vase could handle so that the end result was full looking).
Step 3: Pour your clear pebbles in around the baby’s breath – really make sure the bottom stems of your breath are secured by the pebbles so that they stay put when you pour the water.
Step 4: Pour in the distilled water (do it slowly to ensure your pebbles and baby’s breath stay in place). Top with floating candles
Step 5: Style the table with table number and more votives/candles for a mixed media look.