If you are planning a summer wedding, you are in luck. It is the perfect time of the year to have a bridal bouquet made from blue hydrangeas. The large round flowers are classic and elegant, working equally well for formal and informal weddings. Hydrangeas tend to be pricey, but because they are so full, it does not take a lot of stems to create a lush bouquet. They look wonderful all by themselves, or mix in delicate white garden roses for a fresh blue and white arrangement. Tie the bouquets with a simple white satin or organza bow for the perfect finishing touch.
There are few flowers beyond hydrangeas which have a true blue color, but there are some purplish-blue blossoms which come close. Muscari, also known as grape hyacinth, are a lovely addition to a bouquet. They have a rich deep blue color, and resemble little clusters of grapes. Muscari are not generally used as a stand alone flower, but they combine wonderfully with many other varieties of flowers. Their dripping form makes grape hyacinths a beautiful addition to a bouquet of sweet peas for a romantic arrangement.
You do not have to rely on blue flowers to have a blue wedding bouquet. A fantastic look can be created by adding blue accents into white, yellow, or purple blossoms. A classic nosegay of white stephanotis would be amazing with blue crystals in the center of each tiny star-shaped flower. It would be a stunning bouquet for a bride who planned to wear blue crystal earrings. Or take round blue pearlescent balls on stems and wire them in amongst fluttery ivory orchids for a unique modern bouquet. For a winter wedding, it could be really fun to weave some ice blue glittery branches in amongst white blossoms for a creative take on the Winter Wonderland theme.
Another way to bring blue into a wedding bouquet is to bring the accent color into the bouquet handle or around the blossoms. A stiff sheer horsehair strip in a pale blue would be an amazing modern ruff around the edge of a nosegay. For a very romantic effect, use vintage-inspired blue velvet embossed leaves to create a cuff around the flowers. The bouquet handle also offers a place to introduce a touch of blue. A wide blue satin ribbon with long trailing streamers is a simple way to bring blue into the ceremony flowers. For a special touch, have your monogram stitched onto the end of the ribbon. If you plan to wear crystal earrings for your wedding, why not adorn your bouquet with a blue crystal brooch pinned to the bouquet wrap? Another great idea is to have the florist create a bouquet "cage" out of strands of blue crystals crisscrossed over the outside of the flowers for a sparkly contemporary design.
While dyed flowers can be tacky, it could actually be quite fun to create a frankly fake blue bouquet out of dyed blue carnations. The key to making it look deliberate and modern instead of tacky is to create a perfectly round bouquet entirely out of the blue blossoms, rather than adding just a few blue carnations to a mixed bouquet. The round blue ball of flowers will look quite cool, rather you carry it as a bouquet or turn it into a pomander on a ribbon. From subtle to bold, there are many fun ways to bring blue into the wedding bouquets.
Here are some ideas for blue and yellow wedding
Edith and Kamara's wedding in Canada
Stella and Eliud's reception (Diamond Jubilee)
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