Cornflowers: blue wedding flowers which look fabulous combined with white in any bridal bouquet, or simple use them alone. Popular since ancient times, they are the best choice for anyone looking for a royal blue wedding theme.
Blue flowers can be hard to find, especially if you’re looking for something exotic, but one stands head and shoulders above them all. A symbol of immortality, or perhaps simply of the unobtainable, blue orchids are still impossible flowers, they just don’t occur in nature. But, if you love symbolism and fantasy there is no better flower, so how do you obtain a blue orchid, and what sort of centerpiece can you create with it?
Is blue just a bad idea for a wedding? No. There are many blue flowers you can use with great success, and for some seasons blue is actually a perfect choice.
If you are working to a budget, remember that flowers in season are always the least expensive.
If you have your heart set on a blue theme, check the color carefully with your florist. One persons ‘blue’ is anothers purple, mauve or even violet. Consider using silk flowers rather than dyed or sprayed fresh flowers if what you want is not available.
Here are some suggestions to get you thinking.
Many people believe that the famous fleur de lis symbol is based on a Lily, but research indicates that is actually an iris. While we think first of the glorious blue and purple flowers, the area of Europe where the first French kings lived was covered in a different variety, a golden yellow iris which has come to symbolize a whole nation.