21 "Something Blue" Wedding Flower Ideas

centerpiece with blue flowers

PHOTO BY ROEY YOHAI STUDIOS; FLORAL DESIGN BY OVANDO 

The age-old adage “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” is a beloved wedding tradition even to this day. No matter your wedding style or design, there is a way to incorporate a hint of blue into your big day. One of our favorites? Blue wedding flowers. “Adding tones of blue to your wedding color palette is an elegant way to create something timeless,” says floral designer Erice McNeff.

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From hydrangea to hyacinth, there’s a plethora of flowers to consider if you’re opting for floral arrangements in shades of blue. “French blue is the tone most naturally found in nature, and it's a color that will never go out of style,” shares McNeff. Hanging installations, bridesmaids' bouquets, and even a corsage all hold endless possibilities when it comes to design direction. “It's also a color that can lend itself to a variety of color palettes; most obviously it suits well with creamy whites, but can also be stunning against yellow, tan, and pink.”

Amongst a wide range of flowers available for a stunning blue arrangement, delphinium and hydrangea are a go-to, says McNeff. “They're available year-round and very easily accessible. For something more unique, I recommend Muscari or hyacinth.”

Read on for 21 dynamic blue wedding flower ideas you'll love.

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Choose Tweedia

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Photo by Golden Hour Studios; Floral Design by Flowers by Maria 

Small in size but not in impact, the electric, though oftentimes pastel, blue of tweedia should definitely be considered as a candidate. “Tweedia & Larkspur work so well as filler blooms,” says McNeff. Just a few sprigs and your eye will be instantly drawn to the cool accent.

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Enhance the Venue

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Photo by  Peter and Veronika; Floral Design by Genio e Sregolatezza 

Hydrangeas will always have their place when it comes to a design focused on a blue color palette. Evaluate pre-existing spots within the reception venue where you can create a ‘moment’ in which a floral installation can shine.

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Keep It Subtle

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Photo by Aaron Delesie; Floral Design by Mindy Rice 

Opt for a lush, romantic floral arrangement teeming with fresh flowers. Tuck a sprig or two of a blue flower, like Muscari or clematis, for just a subtle hint of blue.

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Go Traditional

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Photo by Roey Yohai Studios; Floral Design by Ovando

Stick to a traditional floral centerpiece. Have fun with your florist when it comes to the design’s ‘recipe’ and make room for blue blooms amongst a sea of white. Tweedia and sea holly are beautiful options that add texture and variegated shades of blue when it comes to unexpected accents.

Match your table linens or glassware to these shades of bloom to bring the entire tablescape together.

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Build a Floral Wall

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Photo by Kate Headley; Floral Design by Susan McLeary 

More is more when it comes to floral installations. Brimming with blooms both dyed and natural, the floral wall at this Detroit wedding at the Shinola Hotel including blue-hued botanicals in pastels for the ultimate wow factor.

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Give It to the Bridesmaids

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Photo by Danielle DeFiore; Design by Isabelle Kline Design 

Give your 'maids their moment in the spotlight with blue bouquets. Whether petite posies of hyacinth, a single stem of hydrangea, or a large bouquet of delphinium, a splash of blue will definitely leave a lasting impression.

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Accent With Orange

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Photo by Danielle DeFiore; Design by Isabelle Kline Design 

Here’s a color combo we can absolutely get behind: blue and orange. While untraditional in most senses, the contrast of cool and warm tones create a one-of-a-kind design from centerpieces to boutonnieres.

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Create an Altar Moment

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Photo by Roey Yohai Studios; Floral Design by Ovando 

When it comes to the ceremony, there’s no doubt you want to make an impact in terms of the design. One of the best ways to do that is with an exquisite altar design. Consider a setup full of gorgeous blooms; the combination of pampas grass with delphinium in blue for this Hamptons wedding might have you seriously considering how you can recreate this exact design.

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Mix It Up

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Photo by Kate Headley; Floral Design by Bloom Floral Design, Compass Floral 

Make a statement with a variety of blooms in shades of blue. This blue and white wedding in Michigan boasted an escort card table full of gorgeous arrangements in blue and white vases for an extra pop of "something blue!"

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Hang It Overhead

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Photo by  Shannen Natasha for The Wedding Artists Co.; Floral Design by Dana Markos Events 

Don’t forget to look up! Create a gorgeous canopy of blooms with an overhead floral installation straight out of your flower fantasies. For this classic wedding on the New England Coast, the dance floor was set beneath a floral sky composed of lupines and delphiniums in shades of blue (with some pink and green thrown in) for a larger than life ode to "something blue."

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Use Cloches

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Photo by Kate Headley; Floral Design by Susan McLeary 

Inventive, unexpected, and a perfect choice for a modern or eclectic wedding, tall cloches with carefully selected blue floral arrangements are absolutely something that will keep your guests talking about your great style. “You could create a stunning monochromatic look with several different blue tones, or use a blue hue to create a complementary palette with terra-cotta colors, or a triadic palette with rich fuchsia blooms and chartreuse greenery,” says McNeff.

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Make an Entrance

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Photo by Monica Leggio; Floral Design by Tulipani Bianchi 

Embrace blue from the get-go with an over the top floral arrangement for your grand exit. Better yet, position the vessels at the entrance of the ceremony space for a touch of blue on either side of your “I do!”

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Opt for a Blue Bouquet

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Photo by Kristin Sweeting Photography; Floral Design by Farmette Flowers 

Keep your "something blue" as part of your bridal look by incorporating the color into your bridal bouquet. From cascading bouquet designs to a bouquet featuring those blue-centered anemones, we totally love the pop of color.

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Don't Forget the Cake

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Photo by Judy Pak Photography; Cake by Blue Hill Stone Barns 

Who says your wedding cake can’t share the "something blue" love? If you’re opting for a flower-adorned cake, consider including blue amongst the design for a simple, fresh approach.

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Choose Muscari

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Photo by Adriana Rivera; Floral Design by Tatiana Angel of CCC Event Planning

“I actually like to use the same flowers, like the soft stems of Muscari and hyacinth, to add engaging movement in both bouquets and centerpieces,” says McNeff. Classically chic, choose Muscari for an elegant accent to floral arrangements. It’s perfect for boutonnieres, bouquets, and everything in between.

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Embrace a Fall Palette

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Photo by Judy Pak Photography; Floral Design by Saipua

Normally when thinking of an autumn color palette, dark reds, vibrant orange, or even deep purples come to mind. Well, we’re happy to say that Midnight Blue has its place in the fall season too! Get inspired by this Blue Hill at Stone Barns wedding and turn the traditional color scheme on its head: We love the inclusion of blue flowers in the bridal bouquet to accent the stunning orange and off-white design.

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Line the Aisle

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Photo by Marcus Meisler; Floral Design by Lily Paloma  

We love an aisle moment! Line the aisle with floral arrangements  both wild and elegant at the same time, creating a shape that stands tall thanks to blooms like delphinium in their classic blue.

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Keep It Colorful

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Photo by Rach Loves Troy; Floral Design by Harvey Designs 

Embrace color: If you go blue, you don’t have to stick to blue only. A myriad of colors might be just your style if planning a whimsical celebration, and pops of blue hydrangea throughout the design, like the altar at this Savannah wedding, will draw attention in all the best ways. 

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Keep It Small

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Photo by Randy Barnes of Alpine Wedding Photography; Floral Design by New Leaf Design 

Boutonnieres, while not essential, are a great way to incorporate a touch more of your floral design plans for the big day. Blooms like blue thistle (aka sea holly) are a great option for a subtle but surefire way to check the "something blue" box.

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Choose Hyacinth

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Photo by Adriana Rivera; Floral Design by Tatiana Angel of CCC Event Planning

Oftentimes closer to purple than blue, hyacinth is the ultimate choice when it comes to color saturation, not to mention the fragrance is heavenly. Use hyacinth as part of your bridal bouquet or even for your centerpieces for a charming design perfect for a wedding in the spring.

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Make It Wild

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Photo by Kate Headley; Floral Design by Sweet Root Village 

You know how we feel about that just-scooped-from-the-field look of bouquets. Opt for wildflower stems—we’re big fans of the rarely-used blue cosmo.

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