Post # 1
Hi, Ladies! I was reading a previous post earlier today that said hydrangeas wilt without water and in the heat. I’m having a tiffany blue and brown outdoor wedding in May which kinda makes for a dilemma. I have been planning on using blue hydrangeas and I have already hired a florist and she didn’t mention any of this to me although she said that I could change my flowers at any time from now until a month before the wedding. So my question is… if you are having a wedding with blue as one of the main colors, which flowers will you be using? Or are you using one of your other accent colors as the flowers?? decisions, decisions…
Post # 3
I’m not using blue, but what about blue anemones (mainly spring flower), cornflowers (bloom March thru May), or Irises (late spring)?
Post # 4
my sister’s colour is blue with yellow accents, she’s using sunflowers… not sure if that would go with ur theme but, just a thought.
Post # 5
My wedding is a week before yours and we are also going for a blue/brown color scheme (more of robin egg’s blue). I’ve never heard that about hydrangeas, so that is interesting. I’m doing my own flowers so I got inspiration from fiftyflowers.com. Some of my favorites for our casual church wedding were: light blue delphinium, thistle blue flower, blue lockspur, light blue irises, stephanotis (white), and plain white daisies. Most of these are close to in season at this time and could be incorporated in any kind of bouquets. I would love to hear more about your inspirations!
Post # 6
We’re navy and white with yellow accents and we’re using hydrangeas (antique blue and deep blue), cream and yellow spray roses, yellow ranunculus (my florist is a hero for getting these for me in September) and delphinium stems and wired delphiniums. Hydrangeas dont do well out of water, but if youre looking to do bouquets out of them you can have the florist put the stems into a water tube (some roses in supermarkets come in these – they make larger ones) and then wrap the tube so you dont see it. I had one of these in a friend’s wedding, it worked out beautifully. If you are using them in centerpieces and she didnt mention the wilting, I think youre fine (is the wedding outdoors??) as long as theyre in water, they should be ok…and out of direct sunlight
Blue is difficult in terms of flowers because they mostly have a purple tinge to them (aside from hydrangeas) but I found they look gorgeous. Good luck!
Post # 7
here is what I used for my last blue wedding 🙂
I loved how it turned out too.
and this was my lovely couple!
Post # 8
cnlmay – I was married on September 1st, so I was still technically in summer. It was a nice warm day, and I had hydrangeas in my bouquet as well as my ladies’ bouquets and they stayed beautiful all day!
For your reception, have small vases filled with water to put your girls’ bouquets and your bouquet in to keep them fresh!
Post # 9
I had this problem too!! Our wedding colors are basically Navy and medium/light blue (the bridesmaids will be wearing Navy with a lighter blue sash). I had to give up the idea of blue flowers (I was going to use hydrangia!) and I decided on adding fuchsia to the color scheme! I love that idea so much, the ladies are going to carry fuchsia peonies and calla lilies, I will have a lighter pink boquet. We are using white and fuchsia orchids and fuchsia calla lillies on the tables.
Post # 10
Our colours are ivory, sapphire, emerald and topaz. For our blue floral accents, we’re going to have blue roses. We won’t have many, but they’ll make a statement.
Post # 11
What a fantastic topic! I’m also getting married on 5/29/2010 and having a blue color scheme (navy, sapphire, baby blue, and white). I was also disappointed to hear about the wilting issue for hydrangea.
Sorry I don’t have anything to offer, but keep the ideas coming, they are great!
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union
Our wedding was blue, but we didn’t go with any blue flowers. For the bridesmaids, we did white tulips and green hydrangea, but the bouquets were wrapped with blue ribbon. Mine was all white with a blue ribbon wrap.
Post # 13
We had blue hudrangeas, and I agree with pps who said they are fine as long as they stay in water the whole time. Our centerpieces and altar pieces looked fine at the end of the night. Unfortunately, using them in bouquets, coursages, bouts, and on the cake was a bad idea (I wish I would have known about the water tube idea for my bouquet!).
We also used delphinium, blue carnations, and irises. We also used a lot of white flowers, so it was an even mixture of white and blue with all brown vases (to tie in all our colors). I would ask your florist about hydrangeas wilting and see if she/he has any helpful tips on how to keep them fresh. Your florist might have some tricks to keep them well-hydrated for your wedding day!
Post # 14
A good florist will be able to keep the hydrangeas alive.
We got married at the end of July and used almost exclusively hydrangeas for EVERYTHING. At the end of the day, everything was still alive. My bouquet didn’t die for 3-4 days.
Pictures in my bio and http://sites.google.com/site/ascwedding/Home
Post # 15
Hi there! My colors are blues and greens…and I just had a meeting with my florist. We are having an outdoor reception in Michigan in August and she strongly urged us to not go with the hydrangea. In fact, I met with 3-4 florists before deciding on her, and they all echoed that same sentiment. They don’t hold up well in heat. Would you want to risk it?
My bouquet is creams with hints of greens. But the ‘maids are blues and greens. We are using light blue delphinium and blue tweedia along with green hypericum, vibernum and bells of ireland. Both of those blue buds are pretty light blue–NOT purple. My florist showed me some stems of flowers that look more purple, including purple-ish lisianthus, irises, some darker blueish purple delphinium, purple veronicas, etc. If you could handle the darker blue and purple, this could be a way to go, too?
Hope this helps!
Post # 16
You ladies have great advice! I think I will ask my florist about the water tube for the bouquets! We were planning on using the hydrangeas in the centerpieces too in square vases filled with coffee beans. Maybe I can put a vase of water in the middle surrounded by coffee beans. I guess I’ll have to figure out if that will work. I really like the blue delphiniums too….Thank you all so much!!