If you want a relaxed atmosphere to your wedding consider using blue wedding flowers to help create the feel. Light to medium shades of blue (reminiscent of the blue of the sky) can be peaceful giving a sense of tranquillity and calmness to your day. Blue flower arrangements can be very versatile.
They are able to create a delicate look when you stay with the elegant soft shades of blue or you can mix them with other muted colors such as yellow, lilac, pink, green, cream or white. If you combine dark blue flowers with medium to darker shades of yellow, pink, white or green you will have a bouquet that really stands out.
Think of the blue grey of eucalyptus or the deep dark blue of the blue anemones. Cool down your dark blue wedding bouquet with some white or use orange to add ‘heat’ to the arrangement.
The following list of fresh flowers all vary in shades of blue from sky-blue to navy: Blue hydrangea and soft pink rose table centerpieces.
If you would like to have roses in your bouquet use white ones with blue flowers of your choice for a striking bouquet - just look at the bouquets below to see how effective it can be.
If you are finding it difficult to get the right fresh blue wedding flowers due to seasonal issues then you can always mix in a few silk flowers with your fresh flowers.
If you don't like the idea of mixing fresh flowers with silk then go for an all silk arrangement (this is also a very good idea if you suffer from hay fever).
These should be sent out at least six months before the wedding date. If you are inviting guests from out of town you should send them out earlier (even up to twelve months before the date), this will give your out of town guests plenty of time to book fights and accommodation.
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When planning a wedding in a season that can be unpredictable it might be wise to pack a few umbrellas just in case it rains.
Don’t be afraid to look for your wedding dress in a charity store. Many brides and some bridal stores donate their gowns to charity - you never know, you just might find your dream dress here.
There are many wonderful ways to capture your day, use our wedding photography shot list as a guide to help you create a list of lasting memories to include in your wedding album.