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.
A Heavenly Flower Crown
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.
A Floral Wreath
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?
A Swag of Buds
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.
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.
All in the Subtleties
This bride complemented her classic veil with a thin baby's breath flower crown for a subtle boho look.
Just a Pinch
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.
A Hidden Surprise
A peekaboo braid and baby's breath complete this sweet, rustic style.