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!
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.