Post # 1
I’m finding that actually finding purple flowers (not lavender), is really difficult! I really want a darker purple rose, and white accent flowers for the girls to carry and for me I’d like something a little bit different. I don’t know if I want to do white roses, with a purple accent flower, or the same as the bridesmaids.
The rose I’m looking for is something like this:
Post # 3
That rose is breathtaking! I would do that rose for sure! Are you able to find them? Could a florist dye roses for you?
Post # 4
That’s my problem because we’re planning on DIY flowers, so I was trying to buy them wholesale. I could try though. Maybe just order the roses and then set them how I want.
Post # 5
That is a very pretty flower, I also have purple in my wedding colors. I would not even think about dyeing your flowers. What if the dye starts to run on your clothes or something? I wouldn’t risk it. I would look into the rose you want and see if it is expensive to get and if you can fit it in the budget. Other then that there are lots of very beautiful purple flowers out there that aren’t lavender even thought they wouldn’t be roses.
Post # 6
In the floral world, try looking for "dark blue" because there are very few real blue flowers, most are puple. Have you looked at these:
There are double lisianthus that look very rose-like. The only image I can find right now is of a white one, but I’m sure they come in purple too.
Not sure how available these are on the DIY market, but you could look into finding a florist wholesaler or grower who sells to the public too. Good luck!
Post # 7
I’m not sure if your opposed to this or not, but you could always spray/dye white flowers to any shade of purple you want. It requires some still on the florists part to make it look nice, but a good florist should be able to put together something really nice.
Another option is silk flowers…I think the ones below look a little cheap, but there are some nice realistic ones out there too.
Post # 8
I’m going with purple tulips. They are a dark purple and pretty common. Most of the grocery stores around me carry them. Also, I’ve seen them on a few websites to order.
Post # 9
I agree with the tulips, I saw some last night at Wegmans ( i see you are from upstate NY, so I assume you know the place 🙂 ) very pretty and budget friendly for DIY.
Post # 10
What about rononculus – very rose-like and it comes in the most fantastic deep-purple. Check out these sites. And if you’re really DIYing it – their bulbs are super cheap. you can grow them yourself!
You can get them more purple than this.
This is more like it – my mom grows these in her backyard… lol
Post # 11
Are you sure that rose color is natural? Or is it a red rose that has faded or something? As far as I knew, the only purple roses were a lighter lavender color.
I’m guessing that it’s a fluke and not a species of rose that is readily available.
You can buy tinted ones online, whole sale here:
There are instructions on how to dye roses or paint them:
There are lots of other deep purple flowers (carnations, mini-carnations, anemones, freesia, Matsumoto flowers, larkspur, Mote Casino Aster, wax flower, statice, lisanthus, liatris, delphinium, iris, bicolor altstromeria, heliotrope, Mokara orchid, campanulas, Veronica flower, etc.) here are some inspiration photos…
Here is a bouquet for white roses with lisianthus:
Here’s several shades of purple carnations:
this one has orchids and calla lillies:
Post # 12
I think that someone already mentioned Lisianthus but I know you can buy very beautiful Purple Lisianthus from 2G roses for a very reasonable price (I’ve done this before and the quality is excellent).
Take a look:
Post # 13
My wedding colors are dark violet purple, hot pink and touches of teal. I’ve seen a few dark purple flowers here and there, but when meeting my florist we came up with many ideas.
Lilis, Stock, Hydrangea, Carnations, Burgundy Iceberg Floribunda Rose and Lisanthis
Post # 14
I’m considering getting flowers to dye. I really love that color, and I’d honestly never thought that the picture I have might be altered, but it’s a very good possibility. My mom and I were talking about the rose idea last night, and she actually brought up the tulip idea, which I love! They’re really simple and would flow perfectly with the rest of the colors.
I really like that idea with ranunculus too! They’re really pretty and I wish I had seen them. Thanks RinaRoo!
It might sounds a bit hoky, but I actually had someone suggest ordering all my flowers from a grocery store, they usually will give you a better deal than a florist.
The only thing I’m trying to avoid is getting a whole bunch of different flowers in my bouquets and centerpieces. I know some may think it’s boring, but I love a simple vase with one or two types of flowers and a little green!
I’m planning on buying a bunch of round vases like this one and filling them with the same type of flower as the ones that the girls will be holding, just without the accent flowers.
They’ll probably be a little short, so that way they aren’t overwhelming the table. I can’t stand when you can’t see around the centerpieces on a table.
Post # 15
Miss Orchids- If you are DIYing, it’s a really good idea to keep it simple. Unless you’re a pro, sometimes trying something too complicated can look DIY- while keeping things simple can really look sophisticated and professional even if it’s DIY.
As for the grocery store- again- if you are doing something simple, I would bet they could do a great job. Depending on cost, you could probably order a sample bouquet to see how it turns out- or at least ask if they have pictures of other weddings they have done.
I actually got my cake from a grocery store bakery and nobody had any idea! So I think as long as you are confident they’ll do a good job, the grocery store can be a real savings.
Post # 16
Yeah I’m trying to go really simple. I couldn’t get the picture in before but here is what I’m hoping to do-
A fully round fishbowl style vase, wide at the top with purple flowers of some sort with a tiny white flower mixed in just to break it up.
Imagine it with purple roses or ranunculus and a small white flower like this mixed in:
granted these are plumeria but something similar to this. I’m not sure of the name. That’s all I’m really looking for.