Thursday
Dec092010

Billy Balls, Craspedia, or Yellow Fluff Balls

Never one to brag about my knowledge of 'flower names' ... cause I don't have any! ... I usually just go on my ability to explain or ask about things I find pretty :)  Like when I didn't know about succulents ... lol.  Well, the other day on Twitter I decided to ask for photos of 'yellow fluff balls' and then held my breath hoping people would know what I meant.  Luckily they did, and floods of photos of these 'yellow fluff balls', better known as Billy Balls or Craspedia krept into my inbox. 

With so many uses {boutonnieres, bouquets, centerpieces} these crafty little flowers make the perfect pop of color for your day ... I mean, who doesn't immediately get cheery when they see yellow?  Please enjoy the following images!  ~xoxo Heather

One of our dear friends, Vanessa from Alchemy Fine Events {more to come from her later!! ... tease} sent us the beautiful pics below from a wedding she designed and coordinated.  These were clicked by Justin Lee Photography.  The florist of this wedding was Cherry Blossom Wedding Flowers.

Billy Balls CraspediaHeather Hoesch of LVL Weddings & Events sent us the boutonniere image below.  We love the yellow against the seersucker suit jacket.  Photo by Aaron Young Photography.  Flowers Wholesale in Costa Mesa did a fabulous job!

Billy Balls CraspediaSweet Caroline Photo was the first to respond ... srsly on top of things over there!! ... she sent over the next 3 images that one of her brides DIY'd.

Billy Balls CraspediaBilly Balls CraspediaBilly Balls CraspediaCorinne of Panacea Event Florals sent over these next two gorgeous photos.  Loving the soft green of the succulents paired with the yellow ... and the soft pink in the vases!  Photographs by Kipp Batley.

Heavenly Blooms submitted this image below from a wedding she designed the flowers for.  This wedding was featured on Snippet and Ink {one of our adored wedding blogs} ... isn't that boutonniere darling?!  I love the twine!  The photographer responsible for all the pretty below is Erin Hearts Court.

Billy Balls Craspedia

Below is a clip from Heather and Russell's Austin wedding.  These Billy Ball boutonnieres were created by the bride!  :)

Billy Balls Craspedia

Yuko and Greg could not resist the happy feeling they got when they saw Craspedia :)  Their florist, Creative Floral Designs did a fabulous job.  Clip from their wedding article is below.

Billy Balls Craspedia

The bouquet below was submitted to us by Theorie.  How darling are the charms hanging from it?  Want some for yourself?  You can find them on Etsy by artist Oliviamoon.  The bouquet itself was designed by Indulge Weddings and Special Events.

Billy Balls Craspedia

Below are two photos taken by the Memory Journalists of work done by Botanica Floral Designs.  Love that crisp aqua against the bright yellow ... makes us think of the tropics or Miami :)

Fleur Chicago sent us the photo below ... when we asked who to give photo credit to, they said their i-phone ;)  Loving the white, green, and pops of yellow!

Nancy Liu Chin is such a sweetie ... she knew we were looking for Billy Ball photos and sent us these next three late last night after what we're sure was a very busy day for her!!  Lisa Lefkowitz took these gorgeous pics!

Lastly, but certainly not least-ly, we have the sweetest Billy Ball wreathe that Blooms by Martha Andrews just sent in this morning .... LOVE!!!  This photo was taken by Tanja Lippert Photography.

Tanja Lippert Photography

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Reader Comments (8)

Beautiful write up! I love these little yellow tufts of joy! I seriously wish I could just run through a field of them!

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFleur

These are seriously the cutest little things ever! I have seen them before too but never knew what they were called. Thanks for sharing all these amazing pictures!!

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn Gillespie

I love billy balls! Yellow is my favorite color and can't help but smile when I see these little balls of sunshine.

Now I know that flower's name - thanks! I'd seen it a lot in photos, but didn't know what it was called. I think it's such a fun flower and I love the cheerful yellow color.

They are so cute! And the pop of color in these photographs. Are they called Billy Balls?

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStefanie

You really how to play with colors and it seems that your aesthetic sense is matured enough to produce a work like that.Simply amazing .Keep it up

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAsian Wedding Venues

I love the flowers... they are just so cute.... ands your pics are wonderful!

February 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterartdecodiamonds

What a lovely closeup pic of the diamond ring.. wonderful!

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterartdecodiamonds

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