Post # 1
So, my mother and I offered to do the flower for my best friend’s very budget wedding, working with what we had in our garden – hydrangeas. She wanted pink, purple, and blue, and we were pretty surprised when we couldn’t really find this on the internet, so I figured I’d post what we came up with in case any brides are interested in the same thing and wanted to see how they looked.
First, what we DID find, and used as base inspiration:
And what we ended up creating:
Hopefully that can be of use to some bride, somewhere!
ETA: Didn’t mean to post this to the hive, sorry!
Post # 3
@arabbel: Gorgeous! You and your mom did a great job!
Post # 4
Gorgeous, I absolutely love Hydrangeas!
Post # 5
Thanks! We originally figured if something went wrong we could just buy a few extras wholesale… until we saw the prices. Nope nope nope nope.
They were a lot of fun, but they are such finnicky flowers! My mom definitely did the brunt of the work though.
Post # 6
Lovely!!! I love hydrangeas, they were our wedding flower too! I love the mix of light colors you used (ours was a winter wedding so we used deeper darker tones, but I’m loving buying the more pastel hydrangeas for our apartment this summer)
Post # 7
@BookishBelle: That’s gorgeous! Wow, I bet that looked just awesomely jewel-toney and deep in your winter wedding!
Post # 8
So pretty! I love hydrangeas! Mine is actually blooming blue again this summer. 🙂 My fushia one has buds again, too, after the horrible frost and no blooming last year. I need to get a white one, since that’s what I had at our wedding, too.
Post # 9
And mine, hydrangeas, peonies and asian buttercups.
Post # 10
Beautiful bouquet OP, I love hydrangeas.
Post # 11
While hydrangeas are beautiful, be cautious to brides considering using them (that live in hot climates) because they are a high water consumption flower. They need to be put in a hard container bouquet holder with water, otherwise they will start to wilt. I was going to do hydrangea, but instead opted for a simple carnation bouquet for my BMs.
Post # 12
@bmo88: Yeah, they were definitely very finnicky flowers.
If you want to DIY with hydrangeas, do a lot of research first everyone! And make sure you have plenty of extras to work with. We had quite a few extras, which was good as the morning of one of the bridesmaids bouquets randomly wilted and wouldn’t respond to the rejuvinating process that usually works. I can see now why they are so stupidly expensive to have a florist do them!
Post # 13
Really beautiful! I love hydrangeas and used them in my wedding too!