Updated: Aug 11, 2020
PURPLES AND BLUES THE COOL HUES
So you're getting married soon, and you've opted for blue, and just when you thought you finally had one thing you could cross off your list you found that there is no such thing as just blue.
There's sky blue, royal blue, summer blue, navy blue, turquoise blue, azure blue and sapphire blue and that's just the beginning.
Worry not, there is no need to get too hung up about the name of your particular blue.
WHAT TO DO?
- Just look around and pick the shade of blue that you like best.
- Carry a scrap of material in your purse at all times.
- Don't depend on your memory.
- Let your florist see it.
- If it's going to be a prominent colour at your wedding, take it to the reception venue with you, and make sure it works well there with the other colours of the rooms décor.
- If you're having balloons and table centrepieces in the same colour that's another good reason to have your scrap of material to hand.
- Are the wedding buttonholes and corsages going to be blue?
- What about the groomsmen and their neckwear and pocket handkerchiefs?
THE GOOD NEWS
Before you start to worry again, it won't hurt if everything is not matched to perfection, it really won't spoil your day.
Remember: All is not lost because if push comes to shove, it is possible to dye your fresh flowers to match your colour scheme.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG!
I love each of the 4 seasons for different reasons. Spring I love for the burst of colour that emerges from the ground and lights up the early blossoming trees, each heralding the promise of milder weather.
If you’re planning on getting married during one of the spring months then you’re in for a colourful treat from the flowers.
6+ BLUE FLOWERS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN SPRING
Take a look at the lovely flower choices that await you in the list below:
Don’t pick the natives (The ones with the droopy heads)
IF you live in the UK you should be more than aware of the beautiful bluebell.
One of my early memories of bluebells is when I was cross country running in the woods near my high school. I have to tell you that I absolutely hated cross country but there was nothing more breath taking than coming across a vast area of delicately drooping bluebells on a cool spring morning. It had the power (if only for a few minutes) of making me forget how tired and fed up I was, and the sweet scent was to say the least wonderful.
The bluebells used by your florist will no doubt be of Spanish origin, it's a less delicate version with a more subtle scent, and unlike the UK bluebell its flowers will stand more upright. This by no means takes away from their beauty.
2. ANEMONES (See the image at the top of this post)
The Anemone is another wonderful woodland flower which is hard to resist and definitely deserves to be included in this list. It’s related to the buttercup, which is also a childhood favourite of mine.
COLOUR: This flower comes in several colours and blue and purple are two of them.
Probably the most commonly known anemone is the one with a large dark centre making it look very much like a poppy.
The centre of these flowers can often be yellow also, making it more buttercup like in appearance (Bowles Purple).
You will find that there is another anemone which is more daisy like in appearance (Japonica Pamina).
Words of warning:
Firstly, If you’re planning on including some of these flowers in your wedding bouquet, be sure to buy them in bud because they open very quickly, and you don’t want them to peak before the day of your wedding.
Secondly, you would be better to use these flowers in a tied bouquet since their stems do not fair well in oasis arrangements.
The hyacinth comes in 3 main colours they are pink, white and blue.
Be warned this beautiful flower comes with a heavenly, heady scent.
You really do not need more than one or two of these flowers in your bouquet.
It is a stunning flower and will raise your wedding bouquet to another level with its beauty, but there is a price to pay. They may not look too picky, but they are and if you want them to look good on your wedding day then don’t separate them from the bulb until you are ready to add them to your wedding bouquet or flower arrangements. They really don’t like it.
4. GRAPE HYACINTH (Muscari)