22 Beautiful Bouquets That Can Double as Your Something Blue
If you want to incorporate the traditional something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue into your big day, we've got great news for you: You can check that last one off your list using your personal flowers. Although there aren't tons of blue flowers that occur naturally, the ones that do exist are simply stunning. Delphinium, hydrangea, thistle, forget me nots, muscari, and nigella are the most prevalent, and blue-toned berries like viburnum play nicely in a bridal bouquet, too.
To show you just how easy it is to turn your wedding flowers into your something blue, we rounded up a selection of incredible bouquets that help you do just that. Whether you want just a touch of blue or are ready to go all out with an arrangement made up entirely of the primary color, you'll find a bouquet here to inspire you. Assuming you're on board with the idea a fully-blue bouquet, you'll want consider a style that really showcases the range of hues and textures available. This one, created by Last Petal, used so many of the pretty flowers that are available in the color: muscari, orchids, tweedia, and thistle. And though some are tropical and some are more like wildflowers, we think they all work together.
With a multitude of other options to consider for you something blue—popular choices include your bridesmaids' dresses, a pair of sapphire earrings, and an embroidered monogram on the inside of your gown—there's something we find extra special about using your bouquet to fulfill the tradition: It will be front and center as you walk down the aisle. Click through here to see the many beautiful something blue bouquets real brides have carried, then start dreaming up your own unique iteration.
Since naturally-occurring blue roses don't exist, use the staple bloom in shades of white or blush, then add in a few statement-making blue options. Here, E Johnston Designs incorporated hydrangea and delphinium (along with eucalyptus leaves) for the desired effect.
There are a few blue flowers that are small but vibrant, and this bouquet by Mallory Joyce features two of them: delphinium and tweedia. Unlike the dahlias and roses also featured in this clutch, their small size and scale allowed them to make an impact without dominating.
A Starting Point
Peachy and Blue
Blue blooms pair nicely with peach ones. Need proof? Check out this Petals By The Shore arrangement, which was packed with delphinium, thistle, peonies, roses, and soft greenery.
If you're not ready to go all blue, consider using flowers in the color to accent a mostly-white bouquet. Here, Petal Atelier, added thistle to the mix of peonies and ranunculus.
Balance shades of blue with warm reds and pinks, like in this bouquet by Greenwood Events. Light blue delphinium and darker blue thistle were grouped on opposite sides of this organically-shaped arrangement.
Create visual interest by playing with both color and texture. Lee Vazquez arranged this bouquet using mostly white and blue flowers, including delphinium and "supernova" thistle. The former (a small delicate flower) and the latter (a somewhat prickly single-stemmed number) ensured that the arrangement looked unique from every angle.
A Touch of Blue
When the majority of your bouquet is done in opposing colors, like this yellow and white arrangement Putnam & Putnam, a few stems of blue flowers really pop. Here, just the right amount of tweedia stood out.
Get inspired by this Paradiso Flowers bouquet if you intend to tie the knot on the beach. The sprawling arrangement featured periwinkle hydrangea on one side and dark blue-gray leaves on the opposite end, with flowers of every shape and size in between.
Soft and Subtle
Pale Blue and Lavender
Light blue flowers with a hint of pale purple (here, The Monkey Flower Group used scabiosa) pair well with fresh sprigs of lavender.
A Bundle of Blue
Love the color blue? Then go all out. California Floral & Design gathered long stems of delphinium into a modern bouquet for this beach bride.
Bits of Blue
Wild Stems really mixed it up with this bride's bouquet, and the result was stunning. If you like the look, ask your floral designer to work nigella, tweedia, and berries in the same blue hue into your otherwise white-and-green arrangement.
Fades of Blue
Just as an all-white bouquet would have natural variances in color, so too will a blue bouquet. Mibellarosa grouped two shades of blue delphinium, and the assortment couldn't be any sweeter.
A Just Picked Look
Blue bouquets don't just exist thanks to flowers. Dark blue viburnum berries have a beautiful metallic finish and can serve as your something blue, too. D&D Floral Designs incorporated them (and two types of thistle) into this cascading bouquet, which also featured anemones and roses.
A Cheerful Combination
We love the different flowers and shades of blue that Mondo Floral Designs used in this bouquet. From the softest of periwinkles in the delphinium that sprouts out the top to cooler-toned tweedia in the front, the prettiest blue tones were used throughout.
Bright and Cheerful
A Bit Wild
Blue bachelor button and painted tropical leaves made quite a statement in this nontraditional bouquet by Hart. If you're open to veering away from the typical flowers and foliage, an option like this could be one right for you.
Take inspiration from the sky above and asking your florist to add a few flowers in the softest of blue hues. Here Revel Décor added scabiosa, tweedia, and delphinium to a bouquet of dahlias, ranunculus, and anemones to the arrangement, then finished it off with complementary silk ribbons trailing from the stems.
Bold and Blue
Touches of royal blue can add a punchy pop to an otherwise understated arrangement. Lavender Green Flowers made a bold statement by adding a few bright flowers to this neutral arrangement.