Post # 1
So, we have decided on two things, a summer wedding would be ideal, and we really like light blue (it is a color that compliments us both and we just like it). So… we are working on finding the venue this week and next week… but in the meantime I am brainstorming for everything else. One of these things is flowers.
I have always wanted as the bride to have a bouquet of brighter flowers with touches of white and the bridal party to have white flowers with touches of color… the problem is blue flowers.
I knew blue flowers were not common, but ugh… I just don’t like any of them in bouquets. Irises are lovely on their own, but I do not like them in 90% of bouqets. Agapanthus are okay, too, but they look difficult to work with, and we will be DIYing the flowers.
Also I don’t like blue hydrangeas. White & green yes… blue look… grandma-esque to me. (No offense, just a personal dislike!) I also don’t like the idea of painting flowers…
So, I was thinking of incorporating pinks, yellows, and greens into the bouquets, do you think I should just skip blues all together, or are there blue flowers out there that I am missing?
I do like anemones that have the bluish center, but it is darker than our color. Would that work or clash?
Post # 3
@GoldStar: Have you thought about nigelas, agapanthus, and tweedia?
Here’s a pic with blue tweedia:
and here’s a bouquet with both agapanthus and nigelas, mixed in with bright colours:
Post # 4
I also have blue as a color theme for our wedding, and I will tell you from experience that unless you’re willing to have flowers painted, you probably won’t find anything you like, especially with light blue – it will be fairly difficult for you to find something in a lighter blue that doesn’t look “grandma” (and I totally get what you mean by that!)
I would definitely try to avoid blue unless you see something you really love – I think bright colored bouquets with pinks and yellows would look awesome and very summery!
Post # 5
I had never seen the agapanthus closed before like it is here, I like it a lot better, actually.
@ashleighxcult: Yeah, I knew that it would be difficult. I didn’t realize how difficult. Thank you for the feed back. What did you end up going with?
Post # 6
Hey there! Our colors were blue, white/ivory, and pops of yellow. Our main flower was blue hydrangreas (which I know isn’t your taste) but we did have other blue flowers. Look at blue thisle, larkspur, and delphiniums. Here are some pictures from our wedding last month. Hope this helps!
Post # 7
I’m doing blues and greens as my colors. Probably navy blue dresses with light and briight greens and light blues. For blues, I’ll probably do some blue hyndrangeas. I also really like blue hyacinth and blue thistle and succulents. Also, I don’t think you necessarily have to have flowers that match the color of the dresses exactly, rather just colors that compliment the dress colors.
Post # 8
@Cummins59: I forgot thistles were blue!
Post # 9
@GoldStar: No problem! We’re going with blue dendrobium orchids, which are basically fuscia orchids sprayed with a turquoise blue. Best of luck to you, I hope you find something that you absolutely love 🙂
Post # 10
@ashleighxcult: That’s called Sonja Blue. That’s what I plan on having 🙂
Post # 11
Blue Eryngium is very cool looking and naturally blue.
Cornflower is naturally blue as well:
Post # 12
Muscari, forget-me-nots, and delphiniums.
Post # 13
I Like Bachelor Buttons(Pic 1) and Cushion Flowers. (Pic 2)
Post # 14
if you don’t like the blue flowers, dark and light blue delphenium are beautiful. There is also blue lisianthus! However if you just skipped the blues and stick to the colors you said above, I bet it will look gorgeous either way!
Post # 15
@GoldStar: Here are a few ideas for you
I know you want your bouquet to be mostly color with a bit of white (this has a couple white/cream roses)
and you could just do the opposite version for the bridesmaids with maybe mostly white/cream roses with a few pops of blue added in
Post # 16
I’m having small pieces of hydrangea in my bouquet rather than a whole chunky flower. Maybe that would help?