Are you still deciding on your something blue? Blue is the colour of choice for summer 2016 wedding flowers. Rebecca Gibson of Boutique Blooms takes us through this season’s pretty petals to help you recreate these stunning looks while getting the best quality and most budget-friendly options.
Turquoise or aqua paired with coral works amazingly well for beach weddings bringing a light-hearted, fun feel to the day. It’s a fabulous way to express your personality by using a variety of textures and pops of colour throughout your bridal bouquet and floral decor. If your bridesmaid gowns are blue, keep your bouquets strictly shades of coral to create a vivid contrast.
Flowers in season for this look: Coral Peonies, Maiden Hair Fern, coral Spray Roses or peach and cream Ranunculus. To bring subtle blue tones, use a Succulent or Cinerea Eucalyptus. These both have a lovely blue green appearance that will help tie your theme together.
Country House Romance
Pastel blues paired with peaches work great here. Peach has made a huge comeback comeback for 2016 weddings and when you see the variety of flowers you can chose from, you will see why. This colour palette is soft and romantic and it is a lovely alternative to the usual pinks seen in romantic themed weddings. As this shade of blue is so subtle it works really well in bouquets. It usually makes for a lovely base colour.
Flowers in season for this look: Blue Hydrangea; Verena or Hilde Moorhof, David Austin Roses; Juliet or Hypericum in berry salmon, Delphinium; Scabiosa white or blue, Nigella, Viburnum Berry, white Astilbe, peach Avalanche Roses, peach Spray Roses, Peiris or peach Ranunculus. This variety of petals and textures will give a whimsical and elegant appearance.
For the natural bride getting married in a rustic setting, green and blue is the call of the day – anything that can be found in the wild. The main aim is to have as much greenery and foliage on display throughout the venue and ceremony location. This is mirrored in the bridal bouquet but with bright pops of colour to bring it to life. To really achieve this look you need to use a variety of foliage. Eucalyptus has amazing varieties that all reflect the brief of blue and green.
Flowers in season for this look: Cinerea or Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Pencil Eucalyptus, Pistacia Eucalyptus, Seeded Eucalyptus, Garden Rose O’Hara, Dahlia, Waxflower, Sweet Avalanche Roses.
Once an accessory only seen at boho or beach weddings. The flower crown is now the accessory of choice for summer brides. Totally versatile and can be worn with or without a veil, these look great on the whole bridal party.
The key is to choose a style and shape that’s in keeping with your wedding and personality. If you are going for a country house elegant affair you might choose a half crown with simple colours and neatly-arranged flowers.
For flower girls pick a style that suits there little angelic face. The bigger the crown, the heavier and less comfortable it can be to wear, so always bear this in mind.
Thanks to Instagram and Pinterest, there’s lots of inspiration for budding brides-to-be. Don’t forget to show any ideas you like to your florist. They will recommend what flowers will work with your palette and theme to best compliment your wedding day style.
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