How To Arrange Blue Wedding Flowers
How To Arrange Blue Wedding Flowers
Weddings wouldn't be quite as lovely without wedding flower arrangements as table centerpieces. For this video, a florist shows how to arrange blue wedding flowers into a design perfect for a summer wedding.
Blue flowers are very popular at weddings and it can be sometimes difficult to know what to choose and how to arrange them. Here, I'm going to create for you a table centrepiece using blue flowers and you can adapt the blue flowers that you've got available and interchange them so that it's got an easy design. Now, I'm going to use a little foundation and I'm going to create an outline with this and remove any leaves that will actually go into the foam because they just break the foam up, and then lengths of stem, which is just the same, I take it out of the foam and place it all the way round.
It's very simple and very easy. I'm using, for this design, a blue rose. It's called a blue rose; it's called ocean song.
There is no really true blue rose. This is about as near as you can get but it's a lovely colour. It really is.
Blue roses aren't that strong. It's a bred colour and therefore never last quite as long as a similar rose in a different colour. So, I'm going to take and place one, dead center, so that it reinforces the symmetry of this design and then take others.
I am going, in this case, although do your rose to likely leave leaves on the rose. I'm just popping those in, and six, I like six for a design like this and I face them around. Do remember that if you use blue and dark purple flowers, they are recessive flowers.
They're a recessive colour and that means that if the light is poor, candlelight or a big dark church, you'll find that the colour disappears and just appears as a black O. So if you can use it with a little bit of white in it, such as these ocean song roses, it works very well. So there you are, you've got the roses in place and I like to compliment the roses with a second flower, and this time, I'm going to be using eustoma, otherwise known as lizianthus, lovely flower.
This is another version and it's very easy to use. That's a lovely stem of flowers in varying shades of bluish purple and I'm just going to place these through the roses but I've created the structure with a foliage so now, adding the flowers is just joy, so easy and it's hard to go wrong if you've got that good structure before you start. So, you need two or three stems of this.
My turntable is proving valuable at this point because I just keep turning and it moves very slowly and I can make sure that I get good balance throughout the design. So, they're in place. When I think that I'm going to add a third flower, I'm going to cheat just a little bit because I'm going to put in a wax flower that is a cream colour and this will add just a little bit of lightness.
So, I cut this and just place it on. If you are catching from a large stem and you're not going to use at all, do take care that you actually cut from the bottom taking out the tips as the first thing you do. I'm hoping to use all this, so take off little layers.
This is from Australia, called wax flower, and it's very long lasting and very pretty and it goes very easily over there. I haven't actually seen it growing in this country. So, take those out and just place this all the way through, making sure that your proportions don't get any bigger, because what you're trying to do is achieve proportion of flowers in a container and the volumes of one and half to one.
So, there you go, using this small as anticipated, and there you are, a table arrangement. Then you put one of these on every table and you've got your blue flowers for a summer wedding. .