Trend Alert: Baby's Breath Wedding Flowers

When used on its own en masse, baby's breath can be surprisingly chic

Updated 02/02/18

Photo by Sarah Falugo

If you ask us, baby's breath (scientific name: gypsophila) gets a bad rap. Most people think of it as just a filler flower—something you'd stick amid a bunch of roses to make the bouquet seem larger. But when used on its own en masse—like in wedding-ceremony decorations—the flower takes on a wonderful cloud-like quality and has a soft, romantic, ethereal feel. And the end result can be quite dazzling.

A couple of other pluses: Baby's breath is budget friendly (it's much more affordable than many in-demand wedding flowers like garden roses and peonies), not to mention long lasting (so it won't wilt in warmer climates, like many flowers do). Still not convinced? Then check out our favorite ideas to incorporate baby's breath—from runway inspiration, to real weddings, we've been seeing it pop-up everywhere!

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Ceremony Arch

<p>Baby's Breath Wedding Ceremony Arch</p>

Loft Photographie

This beautiful backdrop features loose, fluffy tufts of baby's breath entwined throughout a wooden arch. The baby's breath adds softness and has a romantic, ethereal quality—what we imagine it would be a little like exchanging "I dos" above the clouds.

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Hair Accessory

Getty Images

This French-girl, effortless and chic look (from Reem Acra Fall '18) is perfection. Just the right amount of messiness punctuated with simple stems of floaty baby's breath makes us swoon.

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Cocktail Details

<p>Cocktail with baby's breath.</p>

Courtesy of Instagram/spinabride

Want an easy way to personalize your cocktail hour? Collect (or rent) vintage stemware and have your florist tie tiny nosegays of baby's breath around each—voilà! Easy, beautiful, and cost-effective.

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Bridal Bouquet

bride walking down aisle

Photo by Sarah Falugo

Chanel Dror shows us just how stylish this simple (and oft-overlooked) "filler" flower can be.

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Reception Decor

Amber Gress Photography

When we said baby's breath could be beautiful en masse we meant it! This gorgeous installation, from an event thrown by Jove Meyer, looks like an ethereal cloud floating lazily over the table.

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Brial Bouquet, pt. II

Estrop

Want to add a little drama to your bouquet? Follow in Chanel Dror's footsteps but with a twist—supersize it, like this stunner from Rodarte Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018.

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