White Peony & Rose Bouquet with Blue Accents

You've likely heard the age-old saying: some old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Whether or not you're a traditionalist bride, ticking each one of these must-have boxes is something many women want to do on their wedding day, but some of these necessities are easier (and more stylish) to fulfill than others. The one most brides seem to struggle with? Something blue.

While wedding accessories like shoes and earrings are a nice way to a hint of blue to your bridal look, there's one more unexpected idea we're loving: something blue wedding bouquets. No, we're not talking about toting an indigo arrangement down the aisle. What we are suggesting is a bouquet of your favorite blooms with just a few well-placed blue petals tucked in. Not only is it a contemporary way to honor a long-held traditio, but it's also a fresh option for creating a bouquet that's just a bit different from every other brides.

From long strands of delphinium and fluffy hydrangea to spiky thistle and delicate tweedia, there are some lovely blue flowers that make for the perfect accent in your big-day bouquet. Although it's true that naturally occurring blue blooms are few and far between, including flowers like muscari, clematis, or greenery like dusty miller, is the perfect way to add a touch of this traditional shade to your modern arrangement.

It's a tradition you can skip if you feel so inclined, but the reasoning behind carrying something blue on your wedding day is sweet and meaningful: Brides add a blue token to their wedding day look to represent purity, love, and fidelity.

Click through to see our 18 favorite "something blue" wedding bouquets.

At left: A lush bouquet comprises of white peonies, baby's breathe, blush roses, greenery, and blue thistle, created by Amber Reverie.

Photo: Shannon Elizabeth Photography


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