(Closed) Dark violet dresses with _____ flowers? (and problems with hydrangeas)

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Everyone was shocked that I went with greens/pinks/oranges for the centerpieces because my wedding was supposedly blue/champagne… but I think it all went together fabulously!  I think if you use pinks, it’s almost like using a neutral and you are in the clear.

Post # 4
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

As long as the bouquet colors go w/ the dresses, i don’t think anyone would mind. i also had a florist tell me it was ok if my ceremony flowers (ie bride’s bouquet, etc) were different in color and feel than my reception. 

are you thinking of reusing the bouquets as centerpieces though? as long as the dark violets / purples in those match those you’re using in your reception, i think that should work

Post # 5
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

of course do what you want, but here is some advice passed down to me…dark purple flowers do not photograph well…I originally wanted some, but then I decided to stick w/ lighter colors for flowers….also, I think hydrangeas are more in season in the spring, but your florist should be able to tell you when is the ideal time.  My friend got married in Houston in August, and her blue hydrangeas were GORGEOUS.  Also, I love the look of anemones which come in purple or white with purple centers.  mums could work, too.

Post # 6
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I love hydrangeas & they definitely come in a dark blue/violet. My parents have them in their yard. They’re gorgeous. Your florist can also do that thing where they dye the water & the color gets soaked through the stem – I dunno if they order it or do it at the florists but I’m sure you can ask.

Even better you can get them all year round – we’re having white ones in our centerpieces. We haven’t picked bouquets yet but unfortunately, our florist said he strongly suggests we *do not* use them in the bouquets because they dry very quickly and tend to get really wilted if they’re not in the wet floral foam. 

These aren’t my parents, but they’re close (from Google)

Post # 7
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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