Blue is a great color and it’s one of my favorites. Incorporating blue into wedding flowers is a common request among our couples. There are only a few “true blue” flowers- the rest are up for debate. What I might consider blue, another person might consider lavender and vice versa. Another challenge is “true blue” colors can sometimes appear garish on their own. While we always aim to meet our clients’ vision, we also encourage them to think outside the box.
Here are 5 ways to incorporate the color blue in a tasteful, sophisticated way.
1. Add layers of blue flowers and berries to create depth
Claudia wanted subtle color so we used light blue Delphinium, dark blue Viburnum Berries and dark centered Anemones. We also layered in Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus seeds, purple leaf Acacia and a few ‘Earl Grey’ roses for a soft dusty lavender/gray color. The combination of flowers, seeds and berries created a layered and textural bouquet with soft color.
2. Incorporate blueberries to your tablescape
Possibly one of the simplest ways to add color to your tablescape is to incorporate fresh fruit. Besides, what’s a better blue than blueberries? Adding a few small compotes of fresh blueberries adds just enough color while maintaining a sophisticated look. What’s more-your guests may also appreciate blueberries as a light snack before the first course.
3. Have your wedding party wear the color
These days, we see a lot of Bridesmaids wearing different styles of dress all in the same color palette. With good reason. Combining different styles and patterns adds interest to photographs and allows for each wedding to be truly unique.
4. Rent specialty linens in a unique hue of blue
Dark blue linens can be glamorous, romantic and sophisticated if used in the right way. Adding velvet dark blue linens? Now, we’re talking. Dark blue textiles pair nicely with dark wood, brass, gold and pops of white. When using dark blue linens, werecommend renting walnut cross back chairs for a more earthy and regal look than the standard white chair.
5. Add blue glass goblets and dinnerware for a pop of color
Renting a unique collection of decor items is a cost effective way for couples, planners and designers to add a touch of color and texture to a tablescape. The blue goblets (above) vary in style and height but all have the same deep blue color. Renting colored water goblets adds a lot of sophistication while only costing a few dollars per guest.