Hydrangea is a simple flower with a relatively smaller bloom. Hydrangea decorations always look very romantic and cute. This makes them one of the most sought after flowers for wedding decorations. Hydrangea wedding centerpieces look particularly stunning. The small size of the flowers make them ideal. Apart from that, they are also used for bridal bouquets, corsages, altar decorations, etc.
Hydrangea Centerpieces at Weddings
Hydrangea flowers are available from spring to fall, hence they are ideal for summer, spring, as well as fall weddings. Moreover these flowers are available in many vibrant colors, which makes it easy to coordinate them with the wedding theme. The variety in colors is also useful while combining them with other flowers. Purple, pink, white, and blue are some popular colors of the hydrangea. Purple hydrangea flowers look apt for fall weddings while pink look great in spring. Blue ones render a very cool and refreshing look to the decorations. White ones can grace any wedding decoration due to their serene beauty. These flowers are also available in blends such as pink and purple or orange and burgundy, which often reflect the spirit of fall. The striking contrast between these colors makes their presence felt everywhere in the decorations.
Hydrangea centerpieces can be made from any of the varieties available. The color of the blooms should be chosen according to the theme or the season. These flowers can carry off the centerpiece decoration on their own or they can be used in combination with other flowers. Hydrangeas complement the elegant calla lilies very well. The long stemmed calla lily flowers are apt for centerpieces. Hydrangeas even out the sharp trumpet shaped bloom with their delicate shape. They also blend well with exotic flowers like orchids, which are as brilliantly colored. Pink or purple hydrangea wedding centerpieces look lovely and exude a romantic charm. Blue looks great for formal occasions. Since, a hydrangea bloom is compact with a cluster of multiple flowers, it always renders a fuller look to the centerpiece decoration.
How to Make Your Own Hydrangea Centerpieces
If you do not have time to book a florist for your centerpiece decoration or you wish to save the cost of florist fees, then making your own from hydrangea flowers is a great idea. Unlike other flower decorations, hydrangea decorations are not complicated. One important thing that you need to consider is that these flowers need to be well hydrated. Hence, buying a floral foam is a must. Take cold water in a large bowl and soak the flowers with their bloom down. After an hour or so, take the flowers out and allow them to drip dry. Cut the stems at 45 degree angle and immerse the flowers in a bucket of warm water. Leave them overnight. Cut the blocks of floral foam according to the size of the pot. Soak the foam completely and then place it in the pot. Take the hydrangea flowers out and poke each stem in the floral foam. Adjust the stems so as to give a desired shape to the arrangement. Arrange the Spanish moss in the gaps between the blooms and also at the bottom so as to cover the exposed floral foam.
Thus, choosing hydrangea wedding centerpieces is an elegant and economical way of decorating the venue. Their variety and availability makes them the most feasible choice during wedding season.