Hydrangeas make stunning appearances in bouquets. With colors ranging from pink and fuchsia, blue and purple, white and cream, taupe and brown and lime green and sage green, hydrangeas stand on their own and mix beautifully with other flowers. You will find hydrangeas with compact heads as little as 2 or 3 inches in diameter and ones with blooms as expansive as 6 to 9 inches to complement any bouquet.
Simple Wedding Bouquets
While white is the most popular color for hydrangeas in wedding bouquets, there is nothing improper about using colorful hydrangeas in every presentation. A bride may want a simple cluster of pale blue hydrangeas accented with trailing ivy and hand-tied with pale blue ribbon for “something blue,” while the bridesmaids carry hand-tied bouquets of single hydrangeas color-coordinated to their gowns.
Masses of white hydrangeas interspersed with clusters of white roses, dendrobium orchids, calla lilies and lisianthus are elegant as a bridal bouquet, tower vase arrangement or low centerpiece. For a less costly combination, consider white hydrangeas mixed with groupings of white daisy chrysanthemums and white baby’s breath.
Hydrangeas go with almost every flower combination conceivable. Imagine green hydrangeas, purple roses and orange gerbera daisies as the floral theme at a summer wedding or formal function. Consider taupe and brown hydrangeas paired with cream and pink roses as well as pink wax flowers at a fall or winter social occasion. When spring rolls around, purple hydrangeas go side by side with colorful tulips, anemones, irises and lilies.
Biedermeier Style Bouquets
Whether as a table arrangement or hand-held bouquet, a Biedermeier style bouquet is a study in concentric circle harmony. The center could start with a half dozen white roses, circled with pink hydrangeas that are then surrounded all along their perimeter with white dendrobium orchids. Or, fill the center of a bouquet with white hydrangeas that are circled with red roses with trailing ivy all around the perimeter.
These are perfect for bridesmaids, flower girls and even pew ornaments. A round sphere of floral foam is massed with hydrangeas for a stunning presentation. A simple ribbon or string of beads is looped and fastened onto the completed ball with floral wire for hanging or carrying the pomander bouquet.