Love is… Blue Wedding Bouquets

by admin on May 13, 2012

Blue wedding bouquets are the hot item in wedding accoutrement this year, whether the entire theme of the wedding is in various shades of blue, or the bouquet is being used as a focal point for photographs.

Whatever the case, the color blue is beautiful when used in wedding floral bouquets.

The Tradition

The tradition of carrying blue wedding bouquets is a relatively new one, especially when darker blue flowers are carried.

Florists have devised a way of adding a special tint to water, then placing white roses in by their stems and leaving them overnight. The flowers will absorb the blue water, resulting in perfect blue flowers to adorn the wedding bouquet.

blue roses

Some suggestions:

Blue wedding bouquets are lovely for either the bride to carry or for her attendants’ bouquets. If the attendants are dressed in blue, the blue flowers will unify the look. However, for an extra special appearance that will stand out, the bride can carry blue flowers to match her attendants’ dresses and the bridesmaids can carry white flowers to match the bridal gown. This is a well-balanced look that is eye-catching as well.

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A nice look to achieve for the reception is to ask the attendants to place their wedding bouquets on the gift table on either side of the bridal bouquet.

Alternatively, they could be placed in the center of the table where you and your groom will sit during the wedding toasts and honors.

Not only does this create a beautiful look, it also saves the cost of having to pay for an expensive centerpiece.

It is a dramatic look, depending on the number of attendants you have and the sizes of their bouquets. The objective is to have the larger bridal bouquet be the center of the arrangement with the smaller ones on both sides. Place them close together so they will look like one arrangement.

Anyone can carry a bouquet that is blue. However, pale blue flowers look especially glamorous if you, the bride, has blue eyes. Couple the look with small blue flowers around the face or, if sparkle is your thing, add a blue gemstone tiara. Complete the look with pale blue shoes or go all the way and also wear a blue wedding gown for an added dash of creativity.

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Blue is such a popular color that everyone at your wedding will love whatever you choose.

Which flowers to choose?

Sometimes, there can be problems when you look for blue flowers. Florists have been known to add flowers that are more on the purple side than true blue.

It helps to know some of the names of blue flowers so the florist can order them for you ahead of time:

  • The Buddleia plant produces, among other colors, a true beautiful blue, cone shaped flower that is fragrant, long lasting and gorgeous in a bouquet.
  • Asters are also available in a pure blue color.
  • The Agastache can also produce a true blue color, but be cautioned. These flowers are highly perishable and should be used shortly after they are picked.
Blue Buddleia Blue Aster Blue Agastache
Blue Buddleia Blue Aster Blue Agastache

There are other choices in blue flowers. Schedule a consultation with your florist to determine the right ones for you. Before choosing flowers, though, take your guests into consideration and only choose flowers that are not likely to cause an allergic reaction.

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