Flower Color Dilemma

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
1233 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My colors were blue, white/ivory, and little pops of yellow. My dress was also ivory. I don’t think you need to worry about the ivory flowers matching your dress perfectly. The backdrop for our ceremony was white and my dress didn’t look “off” or anything next to it.

As far as blue flowers I used blue thistles, blue hydrangeas, and larkspur.

Let me know if I can help with anything else!

Post # 5
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Cummins59:  Gorgeous!!


Ivory varies in nature and that natural variation is part of what makes fresh flowers so beautiful! Why not use some ivory and blue flowers, with greenery of assorted types, and an accent color that you love or is in season?? You don’t have to do anything else to carry the extra color through the rest of your theme…that’s the beauty of an accent!!!

Post # 6
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

We are doing orange roses. We wanted a pop of color since our bridal party is all wearing white. Plus orange is symbolic of passion.

Post # 8
1233 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013



@pppuser852:  Thank you! 😀

My bridesmaids carried a single white/ivory calla lily wrapped with a champagne colored ribbon. Here are a few more flower pics!  


Post # 9
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You don’t necessarily want an ivory flower that exactly matches your dress color. It will have little impact if it blends in with your dress.

In nature, every color goes with every color. We humans worry too much.

You could have a bouquetmade with various shades of ivory/cream and have it tied with a navy ribbon.

Post # 10
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Agree with PPs…don’t worry about it clashing. It won’t. Plus, if the flowers were exactly the same shade of ivory, they’d blend with your dress rather than accent it. 

Post # 11
139 posts
Blushing bee

White roses come in all sorts of different tones, just go in and talk to your forist directly, she/he should be able to help 🙂 i work in florals!

Post # 12
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m using vendela roses. they are in an ivory shade to go with my ivory dress. i’m not keen on a lot of stark white. my BMs will carry those with their dark purple dresses so they should stand out nicely.

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