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Beautiful Ways to Use Baby’s Breath in Your Wedding

Kailee Palileo 30 May 2023
babys breath hanging installation at bridal shower

Baby’s breath, or Gypsophila, has always been known throughout the floral world as a cheap filler flower. Thus florists never missed a chance to tuck the delicate sprigs of baby’s breath into every bouquet and vase arrangement. Baby's breath is not only budget-friendly, but it is readily available and long-lasting as well.

However, it's symbolism is what adds beauty to the bouquet. This soft and inspiring flower can still be put to good use as a complex symbol in a wedding. These charming white blooms symbolize everlasting and undying love, including family, and romantic bonds, pureness, and freedom from outside influences. It symbolizes the power of the Holy Spirit in the Christian faith, thus adding a refined touch to the wedding.

Baby’s breath also signifies innocence and reconnecting with lost loves or disconnected family members. Such is the beauty of a baby’s breath flower that one cannot resist to use it for their wedding decoration. The baby’s breath flower is the iconic symbol of long-lasting love because it’s commonly used to round out wedding bouquets and centerpieces.

This cute tiny white flower depicts the purity of emotions that two people should have for each other during a wedding ceremony. Incorporating baby’s breath in your wedding will easily transform the feel of a wedding hall into a fairy tale. It can be used in wedding arrangements, cake decor and as a way to decorate the aisle. The best thing about this flower is its versatility, from rustic to elegant, baby's breath will fit right in. Here is a roundup of baby's breath wedding ideas.

Baby's Breath Boutonnieres

Baby’s Breath wedding ideas are endless! It can be used in boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen. This flower can be used on its own or combined with other beautiful flowers. Even as filler, it gives a different look to the boutonniere and it can tie the overall look together. The best part about using baby's breath in the boutonnieres is that you won't have to worry about the boutonniere flowers wilting since baby's breath is very hardy!

Baby's Breath Centerpieces and Decor

If you haven't decided on your centerpieces yet, consider using baby's breath. Baby’s breath is versatile and timeless in all kind of vases. Be it anything, say mason jars wrapped with lace for a rustic wedding,  elegant gold painted jars, romantic mercury glass vases or a wooden box for a woodland feel. To create a beautiful composition, use a wood slice or a stack of vintage books for a unique look.

Symbolic Baby's Breath Wedding Invitations

Incorporate your flowers in your wedding invitation design. This baby's breath design shown on the invitation is a perfect way to stay the tone. There are a ton of floral wedding invitations that are bound to fit your style.

Baby's Breath Hanging Floral Installations

Floral chandeliers and other hanging floral installations have been a huge hit this year! If you chose to create your own floral chandelier consider using baby’s breath. These hanging installations can be used on its own or you could add centerpieces on the table for a lavish look. You could also hang up a few baby's breath arrangements in a ball-shaped form for a whimsical look.

Wedding Aisle Decoration with Baby’s Breath

Don't forget to decorate your aisle! Tying small bunches of baby’s breath to the aisle chairs with colored ribbons is a great way to dress up the aisle. The aisle can be decorated by outlining the aisle with baby's breath. These cloud-like flowers could easily add a romantic feel.

Bridal Flower Crowns

Flower crowns have become a popular accessory for brides and their bridal party, too. Floral crowns are great for those who don't want to wear a veil. Baby's breath flower crowns, in particular, can be a lovely substitute that is both long-lasting and affordable. This is perfect for a light and beautiful look!

Cake Decoration Using Baby’s Breath 

If you're looking for an on-trend idea for your wedding cake consider using fresh flowers rather than traditional sugar paste flowers. Baby’s breath can easily dress up a wedding cake. Simply add a few sprigs on the top tier to create a cake topper or add it to each tier of the cake. Take your cake decor to the next level by adding in other flowers in combination with these lovely blooms.

Let us know in the comments below which idea is your favorite and be sure to check out FiftyFlowers' baby's breath selection here!

Originally written by Emily Jones.

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