The Resurgence of Baby’s Breath

Typically when you hear baby’s breath, you think of a blast from the past and not in a good way. Maybe a bad 8th grade corsage? Due to the number of fabulous blogs, designers, and photographers that thought process is becoming less frequent.

With the boom of vintage inspired weddings over the past year or so we have had more and more daily arrangements and weddings requesting baby’s breath, and it is our intention to show you classic & elegant ways to incorporate baby’s breath into your event.

Bride & Bridesmaid bouquets by Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market
Source: Robert Norris Photography

Pew marker by Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market
Source: Robert Norris Photography

Source: The Observatory Photo
Design by Bee Hive Events

Baby’s breath is known for its long lasting buds. Stems in a vase with fresh water can last up to two weeks before being dried out and saved. Libby and Josh were married last summer at a vinyard in Virginia and chose Holly Chapple Flowers to design their natural wedding. The bloom was featured on invitations, save the dates, Libby’s bouquet, the flower girl pomander ball, Josh’s boutonniere and more. Their wedding was featured on United With Love blog and photographed by Madalina Lesan Photography.

Source: Madalina Lesan Photography
Event Design by Holly Chapple Flowers

Seattle photographer Kristen Marie traveled to Hungary to capture the lovely wedding of Anna and Jonas which eventually landed on the popular wedding blog Style Me Pretty. Virtually every aspect of their wedding used baby’s breath, but it was this archway that took our breath away.

Source: Kristen Marie Photography
Design: Florentin

Popular entertaining and style blogger Amina Michele posted this photo from Cherry Blossom Floral Designs that boasts not only a stunning wedding cake, but a great display of baby’s breath!

Source: Amina Michele
Florals by Cherry Blossom Floral Design

Online magazine, Utterly Engaged, polled their readers about what ‘budget savy’ meant to them. With a wide range of responses, a recurring answer they got featured baby’s breath. While it is in fact one of the most affordable floral stems, its price has increased due to the new popular demand. This photo from White Lilac Inc. shows what a statement you can make when the bloom is used in large quantities.

Source: Samuel Lippke Studios
Floral Design by White Lilac Inc.

While we think it may be a while before the stigma attached to baby’s breath disappears completely, we certainly see the flower making a comeback. If you’re not already following our blog updates, please do so now. You can join our weekly newsletter that includes Dorothy’s Deal of the week, shop news, and community opportunities by e-mailing

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