When it comes to popular wedding flowers, choices such as peonies, roses, orchids, and ranunculus certainly live at the top of the list. But more and more couples are opting to incorporate baby’s breath in a wide range of striking ways.
For too long, baby’s breath has been considered a filler flower. But it's so much more than that if arranged properly. Baby's breath is generally easy on the wallet, and it provides a textured pop of white that other flowers don't have. Not to mention, it lasts for quite a while and even dries beautifully. With such great qualities, what if we let baby’s breath be the star of the show, using it as the base for floral altars, centerpieces, bouquets, and more?
Below, find 18 clever baby’s breath décor ideas to incorporate this dainty bloom.
Dress Up Ceremony Chairs
Mark the end of each row of chairs at your ceremony space with a small floral bundle to dress it up. You can let the baby's breath stand on its own or pair it with dried grasses for a more rustic look.
Use It for a Cleansing Ceremony
A bowl of baby's breath can be placed on a table by the altar, and before exchanging rings, the couple symbolically cleanses their hands in the baby's breath for a beautiful touch.
Create Simple Arrangements
A simple arrangement can go such a long way. This combination of baby's breath, vibrant poppies, and grasses was displayed in terra cotta vases for a stunning beachfront wedding. What a perfect way to incorporate natural ambiance.
Flaunt Flower Crowns
Flower crowns aren't only for the bride. We love the idea of using floral crowns as a bridesmaid bouquet alternative. Better yet? This wedding party dawned floral crowns made out of baby's breath for an elegant look.
Add It to Your Altar
If you've chosen to have a floral altar during the wedding ceremony, the price of blooms can definitely add up. Consider adding baby's breath to the mix; not only will it add stunning color and texture, but it will help save on cost as well.
Utilize Statement Vases
While baby's breath is a dainty blossom, it can certainly make a big impact when arranged accordingly. Incorporate large vases into your reception space and fill them with baby's breath. They'll be sure to give off a romantic, almost ethereal vibe.
Carry a Pretty Posy
If baby's breath is your favorite flower, let it shine on your big day and consider ditching other floral options for your bouquet. Baby's breath can be the star of the show— in fact, we love the way this simple bouquet exudes romantic texture.
Decorate the Bar
A floral runner isn't just for reception tables. Consider incorporating a cascading installation made of baby's breath into service tables throughout your reception space. It's sure to be a stunning way to dress up the bar, or even a dessert table.
Add It to Tall Arrangements
Towering arrangements certainly command attention in any reception space. Pair gold pillars with plenty of white blooms for a stunning combo. Baby's breath will serve as the perfect dainty bloom to fill in all of the gaps for a big, bold display.
Adorn Your Wedding Cake
Baby's breath makes for a great cake topper as well. Incorporate dainty sprigs of the flower paired with other blooms when dressing up a semi-naked cake for a sophisticated look.
Make a Statement on Reception Tables
Make a bold statement in the middle of your reception space. One couple chose to feature baby's breath at their glamorous art museum wedding. A winding runner provided gorgeous contrast against a black table.
Complement a Floral Arch
While roses are perfect for a luxe wedding, baby's breath can serve as the ideal complement. Consider pairing stunning white and pink roses with plenty of baby's breath to create a romantic floral arch.
Paint It Pink
Hoping to avoid using white flowers? Transform them. Your florist may be able to source baby's breath in other shades. Another option? Paint the blossoms for a pop of pink or any other vibrant color you're hoping for.
Play With Place Settings
The details of this elegant place setting are absolutely stunning, but the addition of baby's breath truly took it to the next level. Consider placing a small bundle of baby's breath wrapped in ribbon at each table setting for an extra special touch.
Line the Table
Small touches on a reception table can go such a long way. We love this understated table design, complete with tall, white taper candles and a long runner of baby's breath.
Dress Up a Doughnut Tower
Skipping cake and opting for a different sweet instead? Doughnut towers can easily be dressed up with sprigs of baby's breath. We love this idea for displays of cookies, brownies, and cupcake towers as well.
Create a Ceremony Space
If you don't have a dedicated ceremony space at a beach wedding, baby's breath can provide plenty of texture and stand on its own to create a space in the sand. Use big bunches to create an aisle and ceremony circle in the most beautiful way.
Swap Flower Girl Petals for Baby's Breath
A completely unique option for your flower girls? Skip traditional baskets and petals and opt for baby's breath. These flower girls had fun carrying hearts made out of baby's breath, paired with floral crowns, for such a darling look.