Simple and Inexpensive Flower Trend: Baby’s Breath

Baby's breath has made a strong comeback, and instead of using it soley as filler, brides are creating sweet romantic bouquets with nothing but baby's breath. I personally love the combination of the rough texture of baby's breath and the tiny white flowers. It's at once a rugged and delicate looking bloom.

babys breath bouquet
Image from Sedona Bride via The Brides Cafe


How sweet is this little flower girl's copper pot full of baby's breath? Little pots like this can be found anywhere, thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales, or perhaps at a freind's home.

babys breath in copper pot
Image from Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie via Once Wed


OK, let's not mince words here. Baby's breath is not only pretty and romantic looking, it's also quite inexpensive. You can probably create four brides maides bouquets for around $50.

bridesmaids carry babys breath
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If it's made of birch bark or burlap, I pretty much like it. If you are handy (or someone who loves you is) do this yourself. Collect birch logs from the woods and hollow them out for sweet and rustic vases and decor.

Babys breath in birch bark
Image from Sedona Bride via The Brides Cafe


Isn't SMP amazing? I never would have thought to pair a glamorous old Hollywood style gown with a cozy capelet and a baby's breath bouquet. But here it is, and it works!

babys breath knit shrug and bridal gown
Images from Bastian + Skoog, Handmade Weddings and Fringe via Style Me Pretty


An easy rule to follow, especially with DIY flowers or using fill flowers like baby's breath, is to use an abundance of one thing. But rules are made to be broken, are they not?

babys breath in bouquet
Image from Gia Canali via The Knotty Bride


And to end this post on a more striking note. Look at this elegant ballroom reception with baby's breath centerpieces. It goes to show: baby's breath is not reserved for rustic, wild flower, mountain weddings. Paired with long taper candles, they give the heavy oppulance of the ballroom a softer, more romantic look.

Babys Breath centerpieces
Image from Gia Canali Via Style Me Pretty