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Did you enjoy last week’s post about blue wedding flowers? Well, that was only the first half. You might think there aren’t many truly blue flowers, with no dyeing involved, but if you want to incorporate blue tones into your wedding, and even if you’re not a big fan of hydrangeas, your choices aren’t all that limited. Last week we went over hyacinths, muscari, tweedia and blue thistles, but there are so many other beautiful blue flowers out there. Hold onto your bouquets….
Iris is one of those flowers that often look best on their own, massed together in a bouquet or in a vase. That’s certainly true in these examples:
But irises can also look beautiful when combined with other flowers. Such as here, mixed with muscari, hyacinth and freesia:
In this bridesmaid’s bouquet hyacinths are lovely combined with white sweetheart roses:
This stunning blue bouquet mixes light blue irises with lily of the valley, delphinium, and hydrangea:
Image via Flowers and Finery
Scabiosa aren’t one of the flowers that every bride asks for in her bridal bouquet or wedding flowers. But they’re different and can make quite a statement, especially in a blue bouquet of scabiosa, white ranunculus, and green raspberries.
Here scabiosa are combined with white peonies, sweet peas and lilac to create an absolutely showstopping bridal bouquet:
Nigella is another unusual blue flower, also called love-in-a-mist. It’s been grown in cottage gardens for generations and can give a lovely cottage or wildflower style to wedding arrangements. Nigella and scabiosa look delicate and romantic in this alternative to the popular flower crown.
This beautiful bridal bouquet combines nigella with thistles, hydrangeas, peonies, delphinium, astrantia and freesia:
Image from Katherine Ashdown Photography, via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
Blue anemones are another flower that make a strong statement in a bouquet or arrangement. Vivid blue anemones are combined with fresh cotton, pale blue hyacinth and muscari to create this bouquet:
Blue anemones mixed with purple hydrangea and light blue muscari makes a stunning presentation:
Delphinium are versatile wedding flowers—in their tall, complete state they are a wonderful statement flower for receptions and altar arrangements. Miniature delphinium stems or single flowers are beautiful in bouquets or boutonnieres.
Delphinium suits this informal summer wildflower bouquet:
Light blue and dark blue delphinium are combined with hydrangea and thistle to create this naturally blue bouquet:
This incredible ombré arrangement of delphinium would be a striking addition to an escort table (or wherever you’d like to put it!):
Delphinium is often used to give a wildflower or rustic/country vibe to weddings, but here light and dark blue delphinium stalks are a very modern addition to this bar setup:
At this wedding delphinium was combined with hydrangea and roses in tall vases to spectacular effect:
There are other, less common blue wedding flowers such as lisianthus and veronica which are more usually seen in conjunction with other flowers, but these lovely posies of spiky veronica and soft blue lisianthus would be appropriate for a more minimalist bride:
Berries and succulents are not, technically, flowers, but they can be an attractive and effective method of adding blue tones to any bouquet:
The most common blue wedding flower is, of course, the hydrangea. Both beautiful and inexpensive (compared to many other flowers), hydrangeas are extremely popular, but have not supplanted roses and peonies as the most popular wedding flower just yet. What’s not to love in this photo of an adorable flower girl bedecked in peonies and blue hydrangea?
If you missed Part I of our post about blue wedding flowers go back and read it now. If you’re already inspired, give us a call at 631.271.7050 and make an appointment to discuss the most beautiful day of your life.