Wedding ideas by colour: blue wedding flowers

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Blue flowers aren’t particularly common, but they are available and in some beautiful varieties. Let’s get inspired by beautiful blue wedding blooms.

Often the most effective colour schemes are introduced to a wedding through details and accents. If your chosen colour is blue, you don’t need to wear a blue dress with blue shoes, have blue table linen and a blue cake. You might instead choose a white dress with a blue bouquet, white table linen with blue glassware and blue bridesmaid dresses with delicate white posies. Blue flowers aren’t particularly common, but they are available and in some beautiful varieties. Let’s get inspired by beautiful blue wedding blooms.

1. Hydrangea

One of our favourites, hydrangea is an easy flower to use for your wedding. While the flower heads are delicate and pretty, they are shrubs and look lovely on their own or combined with other flowers. This hand-tied bouquet features hydrangea, peonies, delphinium, nigella, astrantia and freesia.

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Standing alone with a simple collar of gypsophila, this pretty posy would suit a bridesmaid.

Wedding ideas by colour: blue wedding flowers

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Here, the blue hydrangea looks beautiful with peach roses, set off with a stunning navy ribbon.
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For a more formal table centre, combine hydrangea with white roses.
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This peach and blue hydrangea centerpiece is slightly less formal with its wooden base.

Wedding ideas by colour: blue wedding flowers

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Think of other ways to incorporate flowers into your wedding. Floral garlands work like bunting, adding interest to an otherwise overlooked area.

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Of course you can even use your chosen flower to adorn your wedding cake. These cupcakes feature sugar hydrangeas.

Wedding ideas by colour: blue wedding flowers

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2. Iris

The iris flower is most commonly found in a range or purple and blue, making it a great choice for brides looking for blue flowers. Combine with hydrangea and cornflowers for a country wedding table decoration.

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This bouquet of iris, hydrangea and delphinium offers a much deeper blue for brides looking to move away from pastels.

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If you’re feeling bold, combine these deeper shades of blue and purple with vibrant orange and peach. The end result is lively and warm.

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3. Hyacinth

Hyacinths look beautiful and have a dreamy scent – not too overpowering and lovely for weddings when used carefully. This is a spring flower so just the thing if you’re planning an Easter wedding.

Simply stunning for a barn wedding, we love this bouquet of blue hyacinths and lavender.

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Grape hyacinth, also known as ‘muscari’ gives you the opportunity to add a hint of blue to your bouquet – perhaps your ‘something blue’! Here, it looks beautiful with roses and anemones, tied with pretty lace.

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For table arrangements and centerpieces, simply present hyacinths growing in lovely china bowls. They make a wonderful gift for bridesmaids and mums.

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You might even present them individually as favours.

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Whatever your chosen flower, be sure to include it in buttonholes. Muscari works particularly well.

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4. Forget-me-Nots

For me, the forget-me-not is the ultimate blue flower. Its tiny flowers are delicate and suited to a country wedding. This isn’t the bloom for a contemporary city look.

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Combine with daisies for a spring wedding, using silver vessels to add a touch of glamour.

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If using forget-me-nots in your bouquet, don’t overpower with more formal flowers. This bouquet with equally delicate sweet peas works very well.

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It would be almost impossible to use fresh forget-me-nots to decorate a cake – they simply wouldn’t stand the test of time. Sugar flowers are intricate and long lasting.

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5. Thistles

While thistles are perhaps more lilac or purple in colour, they can suit a blue colour scheme. This wild, natural bouquet needs a rustic wedding.

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While this rose and thistle combination creates a more formal style.

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Miniature arrangements make lovely table settings. Accompanied by rosemary and lavender, these miniature thistle decorations would have a lovely fragrance.

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