Post # 1
I’ve been looking through lots of centerpiece photos for inspiration and re-discovered Mrs. Lemon’s gorgeous glasses/candles idea:
I’m trying to think of how I could modify it to suit my colors. This is the inspiration for my bouquet:
Do you have any suggestions of purple or blue flowers that could take the place of the plumeria for my July wedding? I initially considered hydrangea but I don’t know how well the petals would hold up outside of water.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you have!
Post # 5
my color scheme is navy blue and every florist I spoke to told me that there are only 2 blue flowers: hydrangea and something else (I forget the name) so you may want to try researching purples.
Post # 6
Hi Mikala! Our colors were blue and purple (we weren’t too picky about the exact shades)… My bouquet was made of blue hydrangea, delphinium, orchids, stock, purple fressia, and cream roses. The hydrangea in the bouquets held up surprising well– the piece of hydreangea (which was used along with other flowers) in the boutenaires (spelling? sorry) did not (but we didn’t really expect it too). As I recall, the hydrangea was the only blue flower we used- all of the others were shades of purple (including other purple flowers that were used in some centerpieces). Good luck in your search! 🙂
Post # 7
I found this website that seems to have photos of a lot of different purple flowers, although some of the shots are close-ups… it may give you an idea of the possibilities, though.
Post # 8
I didn’t realize it, but at the bottom of that page you can also click on the color that you’re looking for… blue included!!
Post # 9
Purple freesia have a similar look to the plumeria (sort of), but are smaller and come with multiple blooms on a single short-ish stalk. You could break off the stem at the base of the bottom bloom and then it would be the size of one larger flower, probably.
Blue delphinium (comes in dark and light blue) also has multiple small blooms (smaller than the freesia) on a very tall stalk, but you could pick off the individual blooms and scatter them on the table and you would have the same effect as the plumeria, just a daintier version. Not necessarily a scanter version, because if you used enough of them they would still make quite a statement!
Post # 10
Lilac, stock, sweetpea, lisianthus, lavender, gerbera daisies, hyacinth, roses
Post # 11
dahlias come in purple too.
Post # 12
I think orchids might look incredible, but could get expensive…
Asters are a possibility – they have a bit of a daisy look to them.
I worry that blue delphinium, sweetpea, and lisianthus might not hold up well. They’re all rather fragile and can be wilty.
Have you considered using dried/pressed flowers? I think they might look really nice scattered on the table with glowing candles all around. (Like pansies?? Or maybe dried lavender buds?)
Good luck! I was just looking at the same photo Mrs. Lemon eariler today, and thinking that it’s a wonderful idea!
Post # 13
I found this website when I was asking similar question about July and found it pretty helpful – http://www.ameri-cal.com