Photography: Victoria Pearson1 of 14
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.
Photography: Johnny Miller3 of 14
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.
Photography: Stephen Lewis4 of 14
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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Photography: AMY NEUNSINGER6 of 14
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.
Photography: Don Freeman7 of 14
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.
Photography: Victoria Pearson8 of 14
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.
Photography: Charles Schiller9 of 14
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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Photography: Anthony Amos11 of 14
Hydrangea Fondant Cake
This fondant-covered cake decorated with hydrangeas is made of three graduated square tiers.
Photography: Victoria Pearson12 of 14
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.