Flowers are nature’s ornaments and have the superhero ability to make everything ten times prettier! No wonder it has inspired poets Frost and Wordsworth to pour their hearts out and bands like Poison crooning about flowers! It is surely one of nature’s gifts to mankind and inspires art, love, music, and poetry, even now! Lovers have been expressing their love by offering the finest pick of flowers to their loved ones for centuries, and nothing has changed since! So it is only natural that when the celebration of love between two lovers comes around, the setting is decorated with blooming flowers, among other things! While there are many flowers to choose from in the metaphorical garden, one of the surprisingly lesser-talked-about flowers is Baby’s Breath! And we are here to change that!
A delicate cluster of tiny flowers, baby’s breath is a simple wedding staple that is highly overlooked and underrated, but it is full of impact! A distant relative of a carnation, these pretty flowers symbolize everlasting love, pureness, and innocence, and have been used as wedding flowers for ages! They form delicate white clusters and are highly variable for various wedding applications. When used sparingly, the flower provides an airy, delicate and ethereal look, and when used in abundance, it creates a look of fluffy lavishness. And the best part about it? It is easy on the wedding budget. For a flower with a low-cost impact, this flower is great for low-key backyard weddings and extravagant ones alike!
The simplest way to incorporate the baby's breath into your wedding is through the bouquets and the options are endless. You can keep things in a tonal harmony by adding the flowers with some similar colored roses for a simple and romantic look, or you can use baby's breaths to a more intense bouquet to add a more airy dimension to it. You can also go for a simple baby's breath bouquets and match all your bridesmaids’ bouquets to be similar. It is so simple that it can be done at home, and the effect is simple, whimsical, light, and romantic.
There is something about tiny sprigs of baby's breath elevated in the air which adds an ethereal look to any setting. Whether you want to tie it with invisible strings or hang it by tiny glass jars, the effect will be stunning regardless. For a rustic wedding, go for tiny mason jars filled with white blooms and then hung with thread from above. Whether the hanging arrangements are by the arch, or by a massive tree in the wedding venue, the opportunities are stunning and will end up translating beautifully in your wedding photography!
It is not uncommon to see brides sporting wispy and whimsical baby's breath flower crowns, and it can surely add a special something to the bride's attire. The bride can match her girls with matching flower crowns or feel like the "woman of the hour", and sport it alone. The effect will be equally stunning and will be precious in wedding photography. Something about the tiny clusters of the baby's breath makes the flower crowns extra special! If flower crowns are not your thing, think about wearing minimal touches of the flower in your hair, delicately woven into your updo or braids!
The best thing about a baby's breath is that it can touch everything in your wedding gently, all the elements present, without it ever being "too much" or overbearing. Adding frail gentle touches of baby's breath to your wedding cake can add a simple and sophisticated touch to your sweet table while still keeping things fresh and light! Adding fresh flowers to baked reach out to a baker who is well-versed in incorporating flowers into the cake creations, and your wedding cake will end up looking just fabulous!
As carefully detailed table accents by filling up small colored mason jars with baby's breath for a rustic feel. Pair it with a birdcage candle holder or lantern for a farmhouse vibe. You can also go for large glass globes and fill it with abundant baby's breath to use it as a centerpiece, something which is elegant and impactful yet simple. You can also use a quaint element like a vintage box or monogrammed initials to lend personality to the tables. Go big with a baby's breath garland which can also be used as a table runner and dramatically flows onto the ground, or you can use it sparingly, like a sprig over your silverware to make a delicate addition.
Think of the baby's breath as the magical pixie dust which touches everything and makes it better. Gentle sprigs of the flowers in your signature color and carelessly strewn accent on your sweet table, it all pulls together the look of the nonchalant flowers quite perfectly. DIY tiny nosegays to go around your stemware for an easy, memorable, and beautiful attention to detail that your guests will appreciate! The best thing about these flowers is that it is non-commital and laid-back rough to be strewn everywhere, and still not being overwhelmed! Swap the typical lemon and lime twists for something more romantic and unexpected- a.k.a. baby's breath sprigs!
It is no surprise by now that baby's breath when used on its own, and in massive volume, creates a dreamy out-of-the word setting. This opportunity has been tapped several times by wedding decorators brilliantly. Think of a fuzzy fluffy cloud of flowers over you, as you say your vows. It is brilliant at adding a soft, romantic, and ethereal quality to your wedding ceremony as if you are floating and getting married up in the clouds. There are several variations of the baby's breath arches, making it highly customizable to your specific taste.
Like the arches, the aisle way is a crucial element and a brilliant space for decorating. For a truly magical experience, line up both the sides of your aisle with tall arrangements of cloud-like baby's breath, and walking down the aisle will feel like you are walking through the clouds to reach your sweetheart. You can also have the blooms spray-painted for an unexpected streak of color and we promise, it will be stunning. If you are thinking of something simple, line the aisle way with tiny conical vases or rattan baskets filled with bunches of flowers
While white baby's breath is used primarily for its simple and understated look and symbolic stance, there are plenty of other colors that these stunning flowers come in! Whether it's baby blues or pretty pinks, they each have a magic of their own. People get specially colored baby's breath tinted to match their wedding theme perfectly, which is a genius way of getting just the right shade of customized blooms, while still enjoying the pretty and whimsical aura that the flowers provide. So open up to inviting colors into your special day without it being too much!
We love boutonnieres but we love when grooms keep it simple and elegant. Another way to use the baby's breath flowers is as boutonnieres. Something about a simple sprig of baby's breath contrasting the masculinity of your groom's attire which is eternally heartwarming. A simple innocent bloom worn proudly on the chest of the man you love is the best kind of contrast, and just works! Pair it with other flowers or let it shine on its own. Tie it with a piece of lace ribbon or twine for a rustic yet romantic vibe.
If you thought these flowers are simple and low-key, think again! While these flowers are perfect for an ethereal and enchanting barely-there look, when used in a huge volume, the impact is dramatic and magnificent. Something about these tiny flowers being used in massive amounts for decorating an area that produces such a truly theatrical image. Consider using it as a table runner with a huge volume or as a magnificent floral chandelier that hangs cloud-like over the guests, which they enjoy at your reception dinner. The effect is like that of a fairytale and instantly transports to a magical land.
It is no surprise that weddings don’t come cheap! From food to the venue, the dress to the bubbly, there are costs to be accounted for, and flowers don't have to add to the cost. Baby’s breath is a more affordable option in the floral department, and it doesn’t compromise on the impact! Paired tactfully, these flowers have the ability to fit into any of your themes and any mood. Being non-contradictory in color and aesthetics, these flowers have the ability to blend with other looks perfectly and also stand out gorgeously on their own! This is what makes baby’s breath so accommodating and easy to work with. From the braids of your hair to the arch under which you say “I Do”, these easy breezy flowers can transform your special day into an enchanting experience. Here’s to the chameleon of a flower which does equally good as a lone player as well as with other flowers to add texture and to dilute their intense vibes!
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