(Closed) Anyone do blue roses for their wedding? Or know where to find them?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
15 posts

I’ve talked to a few florists about painting flowers blue and the first word is always, “Don’t!!”

There is definitely a difference between tint and paint. Sadly, both result in a terrible scent. White roses with blue baby’s breath (food coloring, which works well on baby’s breath) would look striking. If you have a summer wedding, delphinium will be in season (a tall, blue flower).

Another tip I was given is insertin loops of blue ribbon (attached to floral pics) into bouquets or centerpieces. They look great.

Mainly, it will really come down to how important fragrance and aesthetic is to you. Yet another option is buying silk blue roses and mixing them in with natural flowers. If you absolutley have to have blue roses, I genuinely think that will be the best course of action. Silk mixed with natural looks just fine, especially if every other flower and filler is natural.

Post # 4
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Design master makes floral spraypaint that doesn’t smell and dries super fast. It’s worth looking into! (They sell it at Walmart for about 7 dollars, but a little goes a long way.) 

Post # 5
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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Sci-Fi-Chic:  Be careful with paint tints or dies for bouquet flowers.  Test the flowers ahead of time, including putting the colored flowers in a cooler and then taking them out and having them brush against fabric.  We had a bride (I worked at a wedding venue) who did real flowers and colored them, not sure what method she used.  The flowers were in a cooler before the ceremony to prevent wilting.  When she took them out, the petals were slightly damp from the condensation when they went from cold to warm.  When she held the bouquet the color (a really bright hot pink) rubbed off on her gown!!  We did what we could with club soda to remove the stain and her photographer made sure she was posed so it wasn’t super visible in photos but she had to wear a wedding gown with hot pink stains.  

I would save colored flowers for table displays and use natural colors or silk flowers for bouquets.  Also look into real touch roses.  They are a fake rose that looks and feels like a real one.  You might have to order blue ones online but most craft stores carry them if you wanted to see and feel them before ordering.

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