Pittsburgh Bridal Showcase

East End

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In a Nutshell

Outfitted with all the resources needed to plan a wedding, this bridal showcase features a fashion show, cooking demos, massages, and more

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 20, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $15 for admission for two ($30 value)

Baby’s Breath: From Unlikely Invader to Bouquet Filler

Despite its name, baby’s breath is far from delicate. Check out Groupon’s guide to learn more about this bouquet staple.

The ubiquity of baby’s breath—the tiny, ice-white flowers that make up so many corsages and bouquets—is somewhat ironic. Although it blossoms in gardens and flower shops across North America, the fast-growing perennial, native to central and eastern Europe, is classified as an invasive species in many states. Even its scientific name, Gypsophila paniculata, is remarkably unromantic; gypsophila means chalk lover, a reference to the dry, alkaline soil in which the plant thrives.

According to popular lore, the transformation of baby’s breath from noxious weed to beloved bouquet staple is due in large part to the gardeners of Victorian England. The flower’s lush, misty appearance and ability to thrive with little care made it a prized filler in 19th-century ornamental gardens, and its delicate fragrance inspired the sentimental moniker. Although some traditions surrounding the plant have faded—such as wearing it to signify innocence or purity of heart—baby’s breath’s classic connotations make its presence in bridal arrangements and boutonnieres likely to endure.

Customer Reviews

The Groupon was an excellent value and the show was very informative. Would definitely take a future bride there again!
Beverly W. · March 22, 2016
Yes. They had a lot of info there and it was very helpful and fun.
Kelly B. · March 22, 2016
Very informative for a newly engaged bride to be! Pretty well organized and lots of booths there to get your started on what you need!
Kayla S. · March 28, 2017

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