Wedding ceremonies are incomplete without fragrant and attractive flowers. White, pink and red flowers are commonly used on most occasions. If you wish to make your wedding event look a tad bit different, then blue is the color for you. While markets are flooded with pink and white flowers, there are fewer options in blue-colored flowers. Once you have decided on a blue flower theme, you need to scan the markets to find flowers that suit your tastes and budget. Here are a few ideas to help you start.
Popular Blue Blossoms
These are amongst the best light blue flowers for a wedding, because their denseness makes them easy to use. Hydrangeas are blossoming shrubs that produce large globular blossoms in a myriad of colors including powder blue. As a popular flower of the Victorian era, it can add a touch of Victorian romance to your wedding day. Another advantage of this flower is that they grow in abundance during summers, and make for a cost-effective option. You can consider buying them as plants and not just as cut flowers, so they can be used later to adorn your garden.
A fixture on garden borders around cottages in England, Delphiniums are tall, spire like flowers that grow in many vibrant colors. They are also known as Larkspur. They bloom from late spring up to early summer and are an excellent option for dark blue wedding flowers. Most varieties of this flower grow between six and eight feet in height. However, its smallest variety called D. Nudicaule 'Laurin' is only 15'' tall. We suggest you to select a variety based on how you plan to use them. You can use the tall spires along with ostrich feathers for dramatic arrangements or include the smaller varieties in bouquets.
If you want to fill your wedding reception hall/lawns with the smell of spring, then hyacinth is the perfect blue flower for you. You can get them in shades of soft blue, violet or violet blue. The grape hyacinths or Muscari, are also an option. An interesting arrangement is to use individual flower pots as table centers. Alternatively, they can be arranged into a bouquet or incorporated into one. They are suitable for flower tiaras as well.
Another choice for blue wedding flowers is Morning Glory. These pretty funnel-shaped flowers grow on climbing vines. The advantage of these flowere is that they are fairly large. Also, being shaped like a bell, they fit perfectly into the wedding theme! You can use them to decorate pews or as reception table runners.
For making wedding decorations in dark shades of blue, cornflowers are the most ideal blossoms. They can be creatively combined with white nigella flowers or bright yellow asters for a unique look. Apart from the regular arrangements, cornflowers can be used on arches at the entrance of the church and pew decorations. Another idea is to use a spherical oasis and cover it with blue cornflowers and white tulips or white half-bloomed roses.
These flowers are available all around the year. With their varying hues ranging from little blue to tints of lavender, these flowers can be used in combination with other flowers or as plain bunches of tweedia. Make sure to retain the foliage when you are not combining them with any other flowers. If you wish to make combinations, these flowers can be used with white and yellow versions of roses, carnations and viburnum. Tweedia blossoms are excellent for bridal bouquets, bridal headbands and table decorations.
You must have seen weddings where artificial flowers have been creatively used. While they can look pretty, they aren't a match for real flowers. Most of the real blue flowers happen to be wild in nature, and therefore, they do not look fresh for a long time. To make up for this problem, one can opt for dyeing flowers such as white roses, daisies, gladiolus and carnations in blue color. That will help you to achieve the desired blue flower theme.