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We’ve all heard the old saying about what a bride is supposed to do to have good luck on her wedding day (and in her subsequent marriage) and one of the key components is having “something blue.” Brides opt for a variety of blue items but should not overlook an obvious and necessary component of their special day: their wedding flowers!

Blue is one of the most popular colors for any event. Incorporating blue flowers is more unique and blue flowers are perfectly suited to many wedding themes, from formal and elegant cocktail receptions, to nautical and beach themes, to farm and country shindigs. Opt for beautiful “true blue” flowers in your bridal bouquets and ensure added luck for your whole event!

Read on for some inspiring ideas on how to incorporate beautiful blue flowers into your wedding day.

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A stunning blue bridal bouquet is the perfect choice for your “something blue!” These beautiful Heavenly Mist bouquets are full of vivid blue flowers including blue freesias and blue nigella flowers. There are bridesmaids bouquets to match and all of them will be the talk of the wedding.

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Choose stunning blue hydrangeas and you will have something more unique and memorable for you venue, especially if you have crisp white table linens. Best of all, blue pairs well with virtually any color so it’s always a fabulous choice for a wedding palette.

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Order bulk blue hydrangeas for some simple DIY centerpieces. You can also order pre-made blue hydrangea centerpieces that are ready to go in your own vases and get them shipped right to your home before the big day.

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Gorgeous blue delphinium and blue iris are other wonderful blue flower choices. Pair them with white flowers for a fresh and elegant centerpiece that is suitable for any occasion from casual to formal. Shown here: Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Blue also pairs very well with fresh green! In this Blue Sky bouquet, soft blue hydrangeas combine with elegant green orchids for a truly special presentation.

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If you want a blue flower that is especially exotic and unqiue, opt for some amazing “Born Blue” blue dendrobium orchids! If you buy in bulk these gorgeous blooms are surprisingly affordable!

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These beautiful submerged centerpieces are surprisingly easy to DIY! Order your bulk orchids and check out this helpful DIY video for how to make them yourself!

 

 

 

Using your flowers as your “something blue” is sure to bring you joy and luck on your special day!

 

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“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound” –Edwin Curran

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The origins of a bride carrying a bouquet of flowers can be traced back for centuries. Although the beginnings of the bridal bouquet are rather blurred, history has it that the custom initially stemmed from the bride’s need of concealing her body odor during her wedding day. In ancient Rome, flowers were symbolic of new beginnings, hope for fertility and fidelity.  Other customs had a different approach and would require brides to carry spices in lieu of flowers to ward off bad spirits.

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However, in this time and age, wedding bouquets have a more symbolic significance behind it other than a makeshift deodorant or as an ornament used to ward off evil. Many may be under the impression that the bride’s wedding posies are purely for visual aesthetics—a lovely prop for photo sessions. But apart from painting a striking photograph of the bride on her wedding day, carrying one seems to prevent the bride from needlessly fidgeting with her fingers.

 

 

 

 

Considering all of these, it would appear that the bridal bouquet makes the spectacular complementing accessory to the bridal gown. In essence, if the bride were a cake, her floral bouquet would be her centerpiece which means thorough consideration is needed in selecting one. The kind of wedding bouquet a bride selects is a reflection of her personality as well as her style and a lot can be said about the kind of bouquets she chooses. Take a gander at the five favorite bouquet styles down below and see what it says about the type of bride you are.

1) Bohemian Chic Inspired Bouquet

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If you want something a little offbeat and probably a bit outlandish, a bohemian chic inspired bouquet is the perfect finishing touch to your wedding gown. Essentially, this would mean you are a free-spirited bride with an unbridled passion for nature, and your bouquet would likely spell that for you. Your ideal wedding is something that does not conform to society’s traditional norm but is one that you have probably thought of yourself. Romantic, vintage and ethereal are just three things that would describe your perfect wedding and more often than not, you are the sort of bride who has no regard for the rules and would rather make a bold statement than follow trends.

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2.)    Modern Glamour Inspired Bouquets

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Without question, you are the kind of bride who wants to go big or go home. Everything should be dramatic, glamorous and elegant with a touch of flair. You are the type of bride who would like to add a bit of sparkle in everything that you do to make a lasting impression, and your wedding would be just as sparkly and elegant. Everything about your wedding will be likely as extravagant as the bouquet you will be carrying

3.)    Wild Textured Inspired Bouquets

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More often than not, this is the choice of bouquets of brides who are chronic do-it-yourselfers. This bouquet is a combination of not only diverse flowers but would even include ferns, branches, colorful petals—all just to achieve that perfect wildflower wedding bouquet—a true expression of a bride who loves bringing the outdoors indoors.

4.)    Rustic Vintage Inspired Bouquets

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For the bride with a penchant for romance and a relaxed atmosphere, the rustic bouquet is ideal. This is for the bride who is incredibly low-key and low-maintenance and who would not mind shopping at thrift stores or even adding pre-loved pieces to her home and wardrobe. Her bouquet may even carry something incredibly personal to her such as a vintage brooch with sentimental value.

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5.)    Classic Clean Inspired Bouquets

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There is no other word to describe a bride who prefers this kind of bouquet other than traditional. For the brides who love to play by the rules and go by the books, their wedding bouquets should be nothing short of the classic and timeless kind of posies. Her bouquet would consist of pastel colors, pink hues, and apricots that would make it the perfect finishing touch to her gown that is just as traditional. These brides believe that less is more and that everything classic and timeless would always be in fashion.

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About the Author:

 BunchesDirect wishes to thank this month’s guest author, Janice Jaramillo. Janice  is a twenty something who love to write various topics especially weddings and wedding reception venues. She also loves photography and travel.

 

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If you are planning a wedding or event, choosing the color scheme is likely to be one of your earliest decisions. Choosing your flowers will also be a key step. There is little else that has the same visual impact as flowers, which can dress the tables, the ceremony, the venue and enhance your overall theme and experience. Flowers can be one of the best ways to support the color scheme you have selected. But what colors coordinate with best results?

To help you we’ve selected some of the most popular and beautiful color combinations for events, and matched them with the our top flower picks. Some are contemporary; most are timeless. Read on and see which one inspires you most!

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Navy Blue and White

You can’t go wrong with this classic and timeless pairing! Navy and white will always look crisp, chic and elegant. It works in traditional settings (think navy and white china urns filled with sophisticated white roses) or in more casual nautical or beach themes.

Choose blue and white or blue vases or containers, and fill with white blooms such as roses, white hydrangea, stephanotis, spider mums, alstroemeria, orchids, baby’s breath or calla lilies. Or let the flowers be your “something blue” and opt for blue iris or blue hydrangea.

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Pink, Gray, Cream

This combination works for any season. It is very elegant and current, soft and tasteful. It’s also a lovely way to balance out more traditionally masculine and feminine colors. The coolness of the gray is a perfect balance for the delicate warmth of the pink. . This choice would work well in either traditional or streamlined events. Cream or pink roses would work beautifully with this combo, or even try bronze fuji spider mums to give a modern textural edge to this soft palette.

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Yellow and Purple

These colors are complementary, coordinating but with high contrast, so combining them creates vibrancy, warmth, energy and a more modern vibe. This color combo would work well in a variety of settings, from indoor chic to outdoor farmyard. Try beautiful purple and yellow chrysanthemums,or  purple alstroemeria with yellow roses for a vivid and pleasing combo.

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Pink, Pink and more Pink

Keep this color scheme from getting dull or too monochromatic by using varied shades of pink. Any shade of pink plays well with its other pink family members, from hot pink, to pale blush, to deep rose. This is a perfect combo for romantic weddings with a traditional vibe but can be adapted to any setting. Choose flowers like roses, garden roses, peonies, lilies, or ranunculus. for a truly dreamy combination.

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Red and Pink

Yes, these colors do go together! This combo creates a bold effect that takes pink up a notch from its soft and dreamy aspect. Perfect (of course) for those of you who love romance with a  more modern edge, or for a Valentines’ Day wedding or event. Try pink dahlias or even pink anenomes with red roses, or pink roses with red ranunculus.

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Orange and Red

Perfect for late summer or fall events! This color makes us think of warm August days, or the richness of autumn leaves. It creates energy and vibrance. It would also work well for tropical or beach-themed weddings. Try orange asiatic lilies, red roses or orange carnations in this vibrant look.

Our BunchesDirect floral consultants are always ready to help you coordinate the perfect flowers for your perfect color combo. They have many more ideas and inspiration waiting for you1

 

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Need inspiration for your wedding or event flowers? If you are a DIY type and would love to tackle your flowers personally, there are a myriad of easy options for you. One of the hottest trends is to “mix and match” your vases and blooms, and this is perfect for the DIY bride or event planner!

While many brides and event planners adore uniformity, there is no hard and fast rule that says you need one centerpiece in the middle of your table, and that all your vases and flower types should be the same. The “mix and match” trend incorporates a selection of your favorite blooms. Use the same vases or mix those up too. Make sure they still “match” either by color choice, vase choice, or shape and the array will work.

This approach is extremely flexible for your budget as well, letting you pick as many or as few blooms as you would like. If you aren’t sure which blooms will go together, let your experienced floral consultant guide you. Buying in bulk will save you lots of money also!

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Above: These vases may be a bit different in shape but they are visually cohesive due to their glass construction. This beautiful mix of spring flowers such a pink peonies, iris, and waxflower or stock coordinates into a lovely display for dining or to accent a buffet or seating card table. Pink and purples work well together, so feel free to select your faves as a mix of these will “match” and still be pleasing to the eye.

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This floral display uses an assortment of different vases. You can create this look by covering mason jars or plain vases with burlap, twine or lace from the craft store. This mix of blooms includes roses, dahlias, and limonium. The “mix and match” trend works especially well for a boho or shabby chic event! It can help create a fresh-from-the-garden look that also gives a more casual or vintage vibe.

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Ranunculus mixes well with tulips and waxflower in pastel colors for this eclectic mix at an outdoor event. Mixing the heights of the containers creates visual interest.

 

 

 

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The trend is still adaptable to more formal events! Another way to incorporate this look is to mix up the types of flowers, but keep the color consistent, Here, a mix of white blooms works beautifully to create a unique and interesting display at the head table. Consider lilies, stephanotis, roses, and alstroemeria for an interesting blend of blooms.

 

 

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Another excellent mix of white flowers: bells of ireland, hydrangea and calla lilies (as shown left). The color consistency supports the slightly more formal setting, while the mix of blooms keeps things from being too stuffy or traditional.

 

 

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Create a more exotic vibe by using orange as the unifying color. Mix it up by choosing a variety of vases and containers, in different heights. Try flowers like asiatic lilies, gerbera daisies, or protea for some vivid visual punch.

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Don’t restrict the “mixing and matching” to just the flowers and vases! Incorporate some of your other favorite accessories to create very unique and memorable floral displays for your tables. Even with this mix of items, the match comes fro the use of mercury glass and silver along with the peach and cream flowers.

Pick an assortment of your favorite blooms and containers and enjoy the possibilities! Your friendly floral consultant can advise you how much of each bloom you will need to create your visual masterpiece. Best of all, your event flowers will be unlike anyone else’s!

 

 

 

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One of the most popular flowers for weddings and events is definitely daisies! These sweet and beautiful flowers have been loved since ancient times. (There have been daisies found in some of the Egyptian temple gardens dating back to 2200 BCE!)

 

The daisy is traditionally associated with childhood innocence, modesty, and gentleness, as well as with loyalty and everlasting love, making them especially suited to weddings. From Victorian days, young ladies often plucked daisy petals with the old  “he loves me, he loves me not” repetition to determine if their love was true. Apart from their romantic connotations, historically daisies have been practical too.They have been used to treat a wide list of ailments, from eye problems, to stomach ulcers, gout, fever and wounds.

 

Today daisies remain a much loved choice because they are beautiful as well as hearty. They come in a wide range of colors, sizes, and varieties, making them a very versatile choice —there is a perfect daisy for any event! They are also budget-friendly, which is an added bonus.

Daisy Day Bridal Bouquet by BunchesDirect

 

Some of the most popular daisy choices include the larger and more well known chrysanthemum daisies. These come in a variety of lovely colors, from pure white to rich purple, soft lavender and fresh pinks. They mix beautifully with other blooms such as roses, hydrangeas or lilies.

 

 

 

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Gerbera daisies were discovered in South Africa in the late nineteenth century. They are a gorgeous choice for almost any event that has a slightly more modern or informal aspect. They come in a variety of vivid colors, such as deep orange, hot pink and bright yellow.

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Button daisies are a wonderful accent flower. They add a pop of color and texture to bridal bouquets or centerpieces, are sturdy and compact.

Daisies are perfect for outdoor events, such as summer picnics, rustic summer weddings, and can enhance even an elegant arrangement. They are perfect for boho chic events, or more relaxed “farmhouse” themes.

If you are crazy for daisies, you can’t go wrong! Whichever type or color of daisy you choose, your wedding or event will always be enhanced by these lovely blooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You don’t have to break the budget to have beautiful flowers for your wedding or event! Some of the most popular and beautiful choices are also some of the most inexpensive.

Read on to see our top picks for inexpensive, but totally gorgeous, flowers. These blooms could shine in any occasion, and can be used in bouquets as well as centerpieces. If you source them in season you can save even more, and especially if you use an online flower vendor (like BunchesDirect).

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Carnations

Carnations are so beautiful and yet are often undervalued for their ability to enhance a bouquet or table arrangement. We have no idea why! Their sweet ruffled petals add true elegance, while being long lasting and surprisingly hearty after cutting. They come in a myriad of wonderful colors that can coordinate with many themes and palettes.Their general hardiness also means they work well in DIY creations too, like pomander balls, garlands and floral accent walls.

Classic Pink Carnation Bouquet

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Alstroemeria

Alstreomeria, also known as Peruvian lilies, are one of the most delicate and lovely flower choices and yet are surprisingly affordable. Their sweet, heart-shaped petals add romance and delicacy to any bouquet or centerpiece. They come in several popular colors and have an interesting two-toned variation that adds depth and interest.

Hint of Pink Boutonniere

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Baby’s Breath

Baby’s Breath, or Gypsophilia, is a wonderfully airy and beautiful flower that can create amazing cloud-like effects for table and venue decorating as well as for bridal bouquets. Most people think of it in white, but it does also come in soft pink. It can be combined with other romantic flowers such as roses or lilies, but don’t overlook its impact when used all on its own.

Pure Baby’s Breath Bouquet

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Chrysanthemum

Many of us simply call them “mums,” to refer to these beautiful and generous blooms. Chrysanthemums come in rich colors and have a full, exotic appearance that can lend a lot of impact and texture to bouquets and arrangements. They can be combined with other flowers for an “elegant” presentation or kept minimal and vivid for a more rustic or informal event.

Cheerfully Divine Centerpiece

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Daisies

There is little else to match the lovely daisy for sweetness, innocence and cheerful beauty. Daisies have been a cherished flower for centuries and have long held romantic connotations. They are especially suited to informal events and outdoor venues, such as barn or beach, and to themes like boho chic or rustic. Use them in different colors to further enhance your decorating.

Daisy Day Bouquet

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Roses

Roses spell romance, elegance, and distinction. They are one of the most gorgeous flowers that work for any occasion, and if you purchase from a reputable online vendor (like BunchesDirect), roses are surprisingly affordable! Buy in bulk to save even more. Roses come in many shades and sizes and work with any wedding theme. They also pair beautifully with just about any other bloom. Dress them up or down depending on how formal is your event. You can never go wrong with roses!

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Gerbera Daisies

Cheery and bright gerbera daisies are great bang for buck! Their large size and textural quality create a lot of visual impact even if fewer blooms are used. They come in vivid and modern colors that are especially well suited to rustic weddings, boho chic themes, outdoor venues, or anything where a cheery and modern impact is needed. They also pair well with other flowers such as roses or carnations.

Simply Stunning Gerbera Bouquet