They might not earn Madonna's seal of approval, but they earn ours — and just about every bride-to-be's! Hydrangeas are a classic summer flower and a popular wedding-day bloom. Not only are the fluffy flowers perfect for creating a romantic, garden vibe, but they also come in tons of colors from bright white and cream to pale blue and antique green to nearly every shade of pink. The flowers, which are ideal for June and July weddings, are super versatile, too. They stand out on their own and look fantastic mixed with other blossoms.
Photo: Anastasiya Belik Photography
Bridal Bouquet: This powder-blue hydrangea bouquet is so romantic. The velvet ribbons wrapped around the stems are the perfect finishing touch.
Photo: Courtesy of Echo Letterpress
Invitation: The blossom gets the letterpress treatment in this spring-green design by Echo Letterpress.
Photo: Lisa Lefkowitz
Escort Cards: Display your calligraphed escort cards on a bed of fluffy white hydrangeas arranged on low trays.
Photo: Jose Villa
Centerpieces: Lush hydrangeas look incredibly elegant when used en masse; elevate them on pedestals for extra height and drama.
Photo: Courtesy of Stoneblossom
Table Runner: Wow your guests with an amazing table runner made entirely of fresh hydrangeas that cascades from the tabletop all the way down to the floor.
Photo: Courtesy of Gina Petersen Photography
Wedding Cake: End the reception on a sweet note with a wedding confection decorated with a smattering of hydrangea sugar flowers.