Post # 1
I’m thinking that I want to DIY my bouquets, and I know I want blue (and maybe some white as well) hydrangeas for my bouquet. The wedding colors are blue and yellow but my dress is gold-ish so I want to stay away from yellow flowers for me. However, my bridesmaids are just picking out whatever blue dresses they want, so they’ll be several different shades and I think it would be safest to go with yellow flowers for them.
What flowers wouldn’t look too out of place next to my hydrangea bouquet? I like a “round” look in bouquets, and fuller flowers seem easier to DIY, so I’ve been looking around but am having a hard time! I know nothing about flowers. Also, the weather is in July so I can’t use anything too sensitive to heat.
Post # 3
I like the idea of using the hydrangeas for their girls as well – using the same flower in both will keep the look cohisive. hydrangea are heat sensitive and should be keep in a water tube if you’re using them in a bouquet. they pair well with tulips, hyacinth, roses, garden roses, peonies.
For example, for your bouquet: blue hydrangeas and white garden roses.
for the girls: white hydrangeas and yellow tulips and yellow garden roses.
the hydrangeas are great to use as a base for flowers. insert the other stems through the hydrangea blooms to creat a “round” effect.
Post # 4
Why not yellow lilies? Or daffodils?
Post # 5
Did you see one of the Bee’s just posted this beauty. I saved for inspiration!
Post # 6
I thought of suggesting dafodils as well, but if you want a “round” looking bouquet, they arent the best shape.
Post # 7
The base of my bouquest is going to be hydrangea, and I’ve got roses, calla lillies, ranunculus, and dahlia’s on my list to go with them. What ends up in there will just depend on how the flowers look when the florist gets his order in.
Post # 8
I love hydrangeas, i have always loved roses with them!!
Post # 10
Here’s my bouquet. It is a hydranga base with peonies, garden roses, and dahlias.
ydranga base with peonies
Post # 11
Are you and I having the same thought process? 🙂
I’m struggling with the same thing too, and blogged about it yesterday. I think my solution is to use the hydrangeas that have blooms that are white in the middle, but blue on the tips. I’ll mix sweet peas into my bouquet to add interest and color variation.
My Maid/Matron of Honor (only attendant) will wear a blue dress and carry a bouquet of white hydrangeas and sweet peas. Bouts will be sweet peas.
I worried that the white flowers on a white (ish) dress would be difficult to photograph. I asked my photographer, and she said we could work around it, but a white bouquet definately woudln’t POP in the photos.
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Post # 12
I had an absolutely adorable bouquet from my birthday from one of my bridesmaids — hydrangeas and white roses. Absolutely gorgeous, and I think I’ll be using it for my wedding flowers.
Post # 13
I’d use dahlias, lisianthus and ranunculus.