Blue Wedding Flowers

Blue colored flowers symbolizing trust and unity.

Many types of blue flowers can add color to your wedding through traditional floral arrangements or by adding blue colored flowers to your reception decorations. Blue is the color of trust and unity making it a great choice for a wedding flower color.

Blue wedding flowers can add a level of sophistication and elegance to your ceremony and reception through the use of blue tones. While it is true that blue is one of the harder colors to match exactly, there are quite a few blue wedding flowers whose shades vary from pale baby blue to dark blue-green.

Types of blue flowers include:
  • Delphinium
  • Monkshood
  • Hydrangea
  • Statice
  • Veronica
  • Morning Glory
  • Lobelia
  • Sweet Pea
  • Lupine
  • Juniper
  • Berries
  • Phlox
  • Hibiscus
  • Tulips
  • Columbine
  • Flax
  • Plumbago
  • Bayberry
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Bachelor Button
Complimentary colors for blue colored flowers are green and purple. Adding these colors to your flower arrangements will give them a more subtle, understated look.

Purple will bring a sense of richness to the cooler shades of blue and can add some warmth. Think about using silver accents, like vases, ribbon, or foil, to enrich your blue colored flowers. Lupine and Delphinium, with their dainty flowers, will really shine arranged with a background of trailing ivy, ferns, or the leaves of your flower choice. Consider adding some white or black to unify things for your larger arrangements of blue wedding flowers. Cream colors, like ivory or sand, will tone down some of the brighter shades for a more delicate look.

Single color flower arrangements are more difficult with blue than with any other color. Using custom dyed silk flowers is one way to get a one color arrangement without having to worry about blues clashing with each other.

Navy can be one of the hardest colors to match and unless you are using the same flower, this can be a tricky one to handle. Instead, try for a more tonal effect. For example, if you want the clear blue of Hydrangea for your main blue colored flowers, think about adding the softer turquoise of Sweet Pea to get a layered look. Consider the varied types of blue flowers and their tones when choosing your blue wedding flowers.

Contrasting colors for blue are in the yellow family. Adding in an accent of yellow will deepen the blue tones and put your blue colored flowers at the center of attention.

Yellow flowers can lighten blue ones, especially if you are going with the darker shades of blue like indigo or navy. Using the same flower like Iris in both blue and yellow would both unify and decorate your reception area. Also, picking up some yellow will allow you to use gold toned accents more easily. This could be helpful if your dress is more of an ivory shade, you want gold candle holders, or if silver just isn't your thing.

Think about blue as a color to bring feelings of trust and stability to your ceremony. Look around at florist shops, online flower delivery services and garden magazines to get a feeling of what types of blue flowers are available. Talking with a florist might really be worth it when it comes to blue colored flowers. A professional will have the experience to help you with choosing the right blue wedding flowers.

Written by: Caroline Retzer