Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Blue For You: 11 Bridesmaid Bouquets in Beautiful Hues of Blue

Did you know that shades of blue take two of the spots in the list of 9 hot wedding color combos for 2020? If you're planning a wedding this and you've got blue on your mind, you are in good company! 

Blue isn't a traditional wedding flower color, so you might have to get creative when it's time to design your bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, and floral arrangements. While blue isn't a commonly seen flower color, blue flowers represent peace, openness, and sincerity, all traits necessary for a successful marriage! 

Here are 7 options to incorporate blue flowers into your big day!

1. Blue Hydrangea

Hydrangeas scream "summer." They are a quintessential summer flower and look gorgeous in bouquets. You can go with an all-hydrangea bouquet or mix in some other flowers, like roses, ranunculus, peonies, or greenery.

The blue color of the flowers depends on the acidity of the soil where they are planted, so you can choose a bolder, deeper hue or more of a pale blue, depending on your color palette. 

2. Grape Hyacinths

Don't let the name fool you. Grape hyacinths are more blue than purple and are a unique bouquet choice because they aren't your traditional flower with a stem and a large flower at the end. Instead, hyacinths have multiple small flowers on a stem. They look lovely in a bouquet on their own, or like hydrangeas, mixed with roses or ranunculus. 

They have a sweet smell too, so you can enjoy the scents of spring and summer every time you catch a whiff of the bridesmaid bouquets! 

3. Succulents 

Succulents might not immediately come to mind when you think of wedding flowers, but they are a unique choice and can absolutely work in a bouquet! Blue succulents come in a variety of hues and can be mixed with other succulents, greenery, or even more traditional flowers. 

They are a great choice for boho-chic weddings.  

4. Cornflower

If you are looking for a bold, bright blue flower, cornflower might be the choice for your bouquets! Cornflower is in season during the spring and summer, and look beautiful on their own or mixed with other flowers. 

Blue cornflower, daisies, and sunflowers make a splashy summer bouquet sure to wow your guests! 

5. Carnations

Carnations aren't just the cheap, filler flower that it has come to be known as. Instead, you can use mini-carnations to make a huge, statement bouquet for not a lot of money. You or your florist can get really creative with carnations to make them look much more expensive than they actually are. 

Carnations can be tinted to match your wedding colors, so you can control how blue they are, whether you want bold and bright or just a light hint of blue along the edges. 

As an added bonus, carnations symbolize love and fascination

6. Larkspur

Like hyacinths, larkspur is a flower that has many blooms along the upper end of the flower's main stem. If you want to add height to your bouquets, larkspur is a good choice.

It's also versatile as you can mix it with garden flowers like roses, hydrangeas, and scabiosa. Or, you can take a more wild approach to your bouquets and mix it with daisies, snapdragons, or wax flowers.  

7. Mums 

Like carnations, mum can pack a big punch without a hefty price tag. They are a great pick for fall weddings and are so versatile. Bundles of button mums look great in bouquets or boutonnieres and fuji and football mums will give you the big, bold look you might desire in your bouquets or centerpieces. 

8. Delphinium

Many people think that delphinium and larkspur are the same flower, but they are not! Delphinium flowers are densely packed on the flower stems and the individual blooms are much larger than larkspur. Although they are similar, they are different flowers but can be used in much of the same way. 

9. Dutch Irises 

If you're looking to add a splash of yellow to your blue wedding flowers, consider dutch irises. The bluish-purple blooms have a shock of yellow in the middle, adding an unexpected flourish to your flowers. They are long-lasting flowers and look great in a vase, centerpiece, or bouquet. 

10. Blue Lilies

If you want something unique and rare in your bouquets, a blue lily is one option. Blue Egyptian water lilies are tropical and exotic looking flowers that would really make beach wedding bouquets pop! 

Lilies also mean humility and devotion and are the wedding flower for the 30th anniversary! Why not set the stage for decades of marriage with your flower choice? 

11. Filler Flowers  

If you don't want to go full-on blue for your bouquets, you might consider using some blue filler flowers to accent white, peach, or yellow main flowers. Blue comes in so many shades and is so versatile, you can add it to many different color combinations. 

If you want some blue accents in your bouquets, blue aster (which has a very daisy-like look), Queen Anne's Lace (which has a very pale blue tint), blue Limonium, or statice (which is a purple-blue color) can bring pops of blue to your bouquets and floral arrangements. 

Blue Looks Good on the Sky...And Your Bridesmaid Bouquets 

Picking your wedding flowers is often an overwhelming decision. There are so many colors, flower types, and price points to consider. These ideas for blue bridesmaid bouquets should help you narrow things down based on what aesthetic and price point you are looking for. 

When you're ready to talk to a florist, we can help. Take a look at our portfolio to see what we've done for other brides and grooms and make an appointment with our in-house consultants today! 

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