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The Bridal Bouquet
This white bridal bouquet features lacecap and mophead hydrangeas; some blooms are fully open, others still tightly budded. Wired hydrangea leaves and snowberries offer contrasting color.
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Hydrangeas are ideal for single-flower bridesmaid bouquets. These green-and-yellow bouquets complement silk-shantung sheaths.
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Nature offers vibrant colors and textures that can be woven into a wedding in unexpected ways. At the top, boutonnieres consist of hydrangea and hypericum berries.
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Black Tie Bouquet
Glossy, black-beaded flowers dance among puffs of white hydrangeas in a lush, rounded composition; the long, black-satin streamers are gathered at the ends in soft ruffles.
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Pink Garden Rose Bouquet
The palette for the bridal bouquet is more vivid, with pink garden roses (some barely budding, others full and layered like a tulle skirt), pink-tipped hydrangeas, and variegated geranium leaves, which add fullness.
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When you're dressed in the most beautiful fabrics on earth, your bouquet should be, too. White calla lilies and hydrangeas cluster atop three frothy layers of pleated white silk organza.
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A bouquet is particularly meaningful when it is the "something blue" a bride traditionally carries. Few blooms are truly blue, but the traditional hue turns up here in the flowers' names: 'Nikko Blue' hydrangea and blue lace flower mix with scabiosa and nigella.
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Multicolor mauve, blue, and pink hydrangeas showcase a wedding palette in an abundant centerpiece. Pink spray roses are a simple contrast. Raspberries on leafy vines add a delicate note.
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Enamel pails overflowing with fresh green and white hydrangeas are charming for an informal reception table. The buckets do double duty as table numbers with the addition of numeral stickers.
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Pews in Bloom
Galvanized buckets, which can be found at hardware stores, are filled with moistened floral foam, which keeps hydrangeas fresh. Loop a thin but sturdy ribbon, such as grosgrain or seam binding, around the top of the pew, then string it through the bucket handles, and tie. Cut ribbon ends diagonally.
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Hydrangea Fondant Cake
This fondant-covered cake decorated with hydrangeas is made of three graduated square tiers.
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French Hydrangea Cake
This five-tier buttercream cake, made by Sylvia Weinstock of New York City, is covered with sugar hydrangeas, which we also added to French macaroons.
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Even your stationery can allude to the flower of the day. Here, ink in the hues of hydrangeas is rendered on aubergine cards.
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Monogram Detail: Floral Wreath
A wreath of blue hydrangeas framing one magnificent initial adorns a tree. The hydrangeas are inserted into a water-soaked, floral-foam wreath. For the initial, we threaded hyacinth blossoms onto pieces of floral wire -- one for each leg of the M, one for the center -- then twisted them together to form the letter; it's attached to the wreath with U-shaped pins.
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