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This is the romantic flower trend every chic wedding will have in 2018

Fussy, multi-colored floral is so last season

By George Driver  July 12th, 2018

When it comes to weddings the one thing we love to stalk more than the dress is the flowers. After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry set the trend for white and green floral wedding arrangements, it seems there’s a new flower in town that chic brides everywhere are using to adorn their big day.

Enter gypsophila, or “baby’s breath” to you and me.

Masses of tiny white blossom buds in whimsical clouds of green stalks, baby’s breath is the seriously Pinterest-worthy flower coming to a modern wedding near you.

Stick to owner of London florists Scarlet & Violet, Vic Brotherson’s tips for how to get it right (and read on for where to work it into your own wedding day)…

babys breath

“Gypsophila aka baby’s breath is a great flower for weddings because not only does it look romantic and dreamy, but it lasts all day and it’s extremely cost effective.

“Keep things pretty and modern by using it on its own, without any other flowers at all. It looks amazing in big balls or in more abstract shapes.

“There are loads of different types of gypsophila, so if you want slightly different colours opt for a naturally occurring pink variety, or one with a more grey tone to it.

“Leave the dyed baby’s breath alone. It’s great for brides who want flowers that are a little more on trend or cutting edge, but remember your wedding photos are there for the rest of your life – do you really want a rainbow bunch of gypsophila in them?”

How to work baby’s breath into your wedding:

Wear it in your hair

A delicate sprinkling of the tiny white blooms in our wedding hair adds a modern nod to traditional bridal flower crowns without distracting from the overall look.

As a striking centrepiece

Leave the fussy, multi-coloured floral venue arrangements alone and opt for a simple but dramatic gypsophila sculpture instead.

In place of fussy table arrangements

Although we're completely obsessed with the current trend for mismatched glassware filled with wild flowers, the sheer time and effort needed to collect that many vases (without spending a fortune on hiring them) isn't always worth it. Instead, go simple but effective with a baby's breath table runner.

Give to your bridesmaids as bracelets

If bouquets for your bridesmaids seem a little old hat, give them a bracelet of gypsophila to wear on their wrists instead.

For your bouquet

Complement a white wedding dress with a cloud of white and green baby's breath stems.

For seating decorations

Incorporating flowers into your entire venue can be expensive. Minimise the money and up the chic factor with a bunch of gypsophila tied to each seat with a ribbon instead.