Popular Wedding Flower Trends: Billy Ball Flowers


Craspedia (Cras-PEE-dee-a) billy balls, or more commonly  known as just billy balls or billy buttons, are cheerful, bright yellow flowers that have gained popularity as wedding flowers over recent years. The round pompom flowers add texture, vibrant colour and visual interest to bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces and other flower arrangements. They are typically available from early spring to fall and are fairly inexpensive to purchase. If you are looking for affordable, yet elegant flowers, billy balls are perfect for you!

Designing Tips:

  • the long stems make it easy to use in any floral arrangement and they complement most flowers
  • billy balls look modern and chic when paired with succulents
  • they look especially attractive paired white flowers like daisies and roses
  • go monochromatic by arranging with other yellow flowers like tulips and sunflowers or grouping them together
  • billy balls are naturally yellow, but can be dyed other colours to suit your design needs
  • they dry particularly well and make excellent permanent flowers

Here are some images for inspiration:

craspedia wedding bouquet with succulents

photo via weddingwire.com

craspedia bouquet with white flowers

photo via weddingwire.com

wedding bouquet with billy balls or craspedia

photo via weddingwire.com

billy ball wedding boutonneire

photo via weddingwire.com

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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