22 Ethereal Wedding Hairstyles Featuring Baby's Breath

Babys breath hair

Grace and Blush 

Baby's breath has been experiencing a bit of a renaissance. Previously deemed a dreaded filler flower or considered a dated 1980s fad, baby's breath is once again blooming at weddings everywhere. Since it totes a drastically more affordable price tag than many in-demand wedding flowers, such as garden roses and peonies, brides can use bundles of the bloom to decorate their ceremony or reception tables. Many have even taken to carrying baby's breath–only bouquets down the aisle. And with their soft rustic look, the flower looks right at home at barn weddings and relaxed outdoor ceremonies.

Bridal hair is also getting the baby's breath treatment, as brides are incorporating the flower into their wedding hairstyles for a look that's effortlessly ethereal and oh-so angelic. Some are dotting their lush, full braids with baby's breath while others are opting to use it for flower crowns. Bridal parties are also getting in on the trend, with bridesmaids and flower girls similarly using the flower in their big-day hairstyles. No matter your personal style, baby's breath can be a gorgeous hair accessory—depending on how you decide to use the buds, the vibe can be either bohemian, rustic, or romantic.

Searching for some inspiration? Scroll on to see our favorite wedding hairstyles featuring baby's breath.

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A Scattered Look

Bridal hair

Kristin La Voie Photography

The white buds pop against this bride's dark locks. A tender addition to the glossy braid.

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A Heavenly Flower Crown

Floral crown

Serena Cevenini 

Crowned in a halo of fresh baby's breath, this bride looks simply angelic. The extra volume teased at the crown of the head adds a nice balance to the waterfall of voluminous curls below.

Instead of a full, eternity ring–style flower crown, opt for one with ribboned ends. The piece can be tied into place and custom-fit to your chosen hairstyle. Bonus: A bow-tied ribbon with long ends fluttering in the wind makes for a magical photo.

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A Floral Wreath

Rodarte Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018

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Take a page from the Parisian runways that have been absolutely loving the humble buds. Kick up the ante on the usual flower-adorned crown but opting for a full-fledged wreath à la Rodarte's Spring 2018 collections. You don't have to work in the matching boa of baby's breath, but honestly why wouldn't you?

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Just a Hint

Bridal hair

Erich Mcvey 

Meghan Markle would definitely approve of this relaxed updo accented with pretty posies. We love how the flowers look as if they were just tucked in on a whim, without much plan or precision giving the look an effortless vibe.

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A Laid-Back Approach


Jenny Smith & Co. 

This bride's relaxed style fits her seaside ceremony to a tee. The monochromatic ensemble is a perfect choice for the airy affair.

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A Swag of Buds

Bridal hair

Helen Russell Photography 

This bride accented her loose, beachy waves with a small bundle of buds. We love how the mini bouquet resembles a barrette or hairpin that would traditionally be featured in this placement.

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A Touch of Romance

Bridal portrait

Flora and Grace

This look, featuring a romantic updo and a thin vine of baby's breath, is so lovely. A tender accent to the perfectly imperfect coif that doesn't compete with the jaw-dropping details on the back of this wedding dress.

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A Blossoming Trail

Bridal Hair

Brittany Sidwell 

How enchanting is the baby's breath trailing throughout this bride's lush, flowing locks? She looks like she just stepped out of one of our favorite fairy tales.

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A Surf and Turf Style

Bridal hair

Kristen Kilpatrick

This fishtail braid and baby's breath combo is the definition of elevated boho. We love that the flowers don't overpower the look, but just add a tiny peep of freshness here and there, staying true to their purpose as an accent piece.

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A Headband of Height

Reem Acra FW 2018 Bridal Show

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Consider this the flower crown's sporty little sister. This blossoming headpiece adds plenty of height to any look.

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Sprouting Love

Bridal hair

Kristina Gasperas Makeup Artist; Hairstyling by Kasia Fortuna of Kristina Gasperas Makeup Artist 

How pretty! This half-up, half-down style is blooming with delicate baby's breath. The petite flowers look like they're sprouting out of the intertwined tendrils, giving this bride a look that's truly out of this world.

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A Dreamy Display

Bridal hair

Everence Photography

This interloping updo is dotted with baby's breath, giving the classic style an earthy feel. The almost dizzying display of expertly interwoven strands and scattered posies is absolutely dreamy.

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Imperfect Perfection

Bridal portrait

Kate Weinstein 

An undone updo pairs naturally with these little sweet buds. The tousled tendrils create the perfect anchor to nestle the petite flowers into.

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Keep It Simple

Bridal portrait

Wendy Laurel

For an organic look, add some leafy greenery and baby's breath to a simple braid. The fresh colors contrast exquisitely with the bride's rich hair color.

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All in the Subtleties

Bridal hair

Sara Lucero 

This bride complemented her classic veil with a thin baby's breath flower crown for a subtle boho look.

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Get Colorful

Rodarte Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018

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Embrace a pop of color in your look with some soft-hued tones to create a cute surprise.

Baby's breath doesn't always have to be milky white. There are pastel yellow and pink variations that occur naturally as well.

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Heartwarmingly Adorable

Bridal portrait

Abbey Armstrong Photography

Outfitted with sprigs of baby's breath, this plaited half-up, half-down hairstyle has won our hearts.

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An Elevated Filler

Rodarte Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018

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Let's not forget this flower's origin story as a bouquet filler. While it may have skyrocketed to diva status, it can still pay tribute to its humble beginnings. We're loving how the petals form a dimensional backdrop for the metallic hair accessories in this look.

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Just a Pinch

Bridal portrait

Carmen Santorelli 

This bride tucked back a swath of hair with a pinch of baby's breath for the nuptials at her family ranch in California. The look is decidedly laid-back and brings in a freshly foraged aesthetic befitting the bohemian affair.

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A Hidden Surprise

Bridal hair

Tamika Lee Photography 

A peekaboo braid and baby's breath complete this sweet, rustic style.

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Symmetry Shmymmetry

Rodarte Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018

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This asymmetrical headdress turns a classic flower crown on its head. The bulk of the piece is heavily concentrated to one side for a cool-girl take of the classic staple. We'll consider this the tilted French beret of the floral crown world.

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Mirror Image

FW 2018 Bridal Show

Getty Images 

Tuck two almost identical posies of baby's breath on the side of your free-flowing hair for a goddess-like presence. It doesn't get much simpler than that.

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