Post # 1
I really need advice on what flowers to use in my centerpeices. I am trying to do a tall glass vase with some sea glass or blue gems in the bottom, submerged flowers, and a floating candle on top. My colors are royal blue, white and black, with qa little bit of silver mixed in. I have been told by a few florists that there are just NO royal blue flowers, and that, no, they cannot specially grow them for me. So, what do you think I should use instead? I have seen them done with white orchids, so I was thinking of doing that. Is there a blue flower that will work in there, or can I use fake ones or eill that look bad? I have no experience with this and would appreciate any suggestions!
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I really like those irises!..thank you so much! now, why couldnt a florist have told me that? they said absolutely no royal blue flowers existed..those irises look pretty royal blue to me!
Post # 5
Iris’ are traditionally sort of a purple/ blue. If the flowers are submerged, you could do silk. For me it would help to know the style of your wedding.
If you are going modern – cala lilies look beautiful underwater. As do white orchides. Some flowers can be sprayed (real) or dyed (real) or you could purchase blue silk variations of the flowers that you love. I think that if you are doing blue stones, you could get away with white flowers though.
Post # 6
my style is very classic and traditional, do you think silk would work better than real?
Post # 7
Depending on the flower, if it’s submerged, silk and real will give about the same look, some flowers won’t. It can be a cost savings, but it’s only if it’s what you want. There are some examples here on the DIY site with silk submerged and a few that are real.
Post # 8
has anyone seen http://www.fiftyflowers.com ??
They have DIY flowers and centerpieces… seems great for the DIYer
Post # 9
I really want to do the same colors but I’m worried about finding flowers that work. I’m wondering if I need to pick an accent color just for the sake of flowers. I wish I had more help… at this point I’m just learning with you!
Post # 10
I found these pics:
I’m pretty sure those are real blue roses. Not sure of the flower in the first pic, but they’re definitely blue!
Post # 11
@dreamer-I may have to go with white flowers, that is our accent color
@TamiN-thanks for the site!
@jennybirdy-those roses do look real! thanks!
@Ella-thanks! i will check out the DIY section
Post # 12
@jennybirdy- The first picture is of blue delphinium, which indeed does grown naturally blue!
My advice is to use blue delphinium, blue hydrangea, or iris (though all of these flowers can look a little more purple than blue) and use a navy blue ribbon to tie in the darker blue color. Blue flowers are really hard to find, but as Ella1978 said, you can dye flowers any color you like. I tend to try to stear people away from dying flowers though, as the color CAN rub off on clothing and stain it. The flowers are also going to smell terrible (the smell of paint will not leave the flower).