(Closed) diy centerpiece help??? need advice on what flowers to use!

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 5
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1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Iris’ are traditionally sort of a purple/ blue.  If the flowers are submerged, you could do silk.  For me it would help to know the style of your wedding.

If you are going modern – cala lilies look beautiful underwater.  As do white orchides.  Some flowers can be sprayed (real) or dyed (real) or you could purchase blue silk variations of the flowers that you love.  I think that if you are doing blue stones, you could get away with white flowers though.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Depending on the flower, if it’s submerged, silk and real will give about the same look, some flowers won’t.  It can be a cost savings, but it’s only if it’s what you want.  There are some examples here on the DIY site with silk submerged and a few that are real.

Post # 8
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379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

has anyone seen http://www.fiftyflowers.com ??

They have DIY flowers and centerpieces… seems great for the DIYer

Post # 9
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87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I really want to do the same colors but I’m worried about finding flowers that work. I’m wondering if I need to pick an accent color just for the sake of flowers. I wish I had more help… at this point I’m just learning with you!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I found these pics:

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I’m pretty sure those are real blue roses.  Not sure of the flower in the first pic, but they’re definitely blue!

Post # 12
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2077 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@jennybirdy-  The first picture is of blue delphinium, which indeed does grown naturally blue!

My advice is to use blue delphinium, blue hydrangea, or iris (though all of these flowers can look a little more purple than blue) and use a navy blue ribbon to tie in the darker blue color.  Blue flowers are really hard to find, but as Ella1978 said, you can dye flowers any color you like.  I tend to try to stear people away from dying flowers though, as the color CAN rub off on clothing and stain it. The flowers are also going to smell terrible (the smell of paint will not leave the flower).

 Blue Delphinium:

Blue Hydrangea:

Iris:

Good luck!

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