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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.